This Gotz Designer Doll ELENA was produced in 1993 and was designed by doll artist SYLVIA NATTERER. She has a catalog height (in cm/inches) of 50cm/20″ and an original catalog code #: 93 80006. ELENA is a LIMITED VARIATION doll produced by Gotz with a total of UNKNOWN NUMBER dolls produced worldwide. The approximate, original suggested retail price in 1993 for this doll was UNKNOWN.
Gotz presents: Designer Dolls “Fanouche and her friends” are dolls which offer valuable, imaginative play for children of all ages. Their hair is made of high quality synthetic nylon and can be combed and washed. Their outfits are made of carefully selected, high quality fabrics and sewn with special loving care. Each “Fanouche” doll has in its neck my signet “SN” which stands for Sylvia Natterer. “Fanouche and her friends” will touch your heart through their gentle and delicate nature. This darling redhead is 19.5” tall ball jointed doll with cotton dress. Doll has been displayed and box is in fair condition complete with tags.
Sylvia worked as a creative design teacher teaching students how to make puppets.7 She first began to create her one of a kind masterpieces in either wood composition or resin in 1972; these dolls were sold specifically to museums and private collectors.1 In 1973, the first of four children, a girl, were born; sadly, she was so ill that Sylvia gave up her teaching career to care for her.10 Per the 2001 Götz Doll Catalog, “Her first dolls were made as toys for her daughter, Fanny.”7 When Fanny’s little brother came along, Sylvia then designed a special baby doll just for Fanny. https://fortheloveofgotzwiki.fandom.com/wiki/Biography_of_Gotz_Doll_Artist_SYLVIA_NATTERER