Pine Tree Fairy™


A tall, tall tree is the Pine tree,
With its trunk of bright red-brown-
The red of the merry squirrels
Who go scampering up and down.

There are cones on the tall, tall Pine tree,
With its needles sharp and green;
Small seeds in the cones are hidden,
And they ripen there unseen.

The elves play games with the squirrels
At the top of the tall, tall tree,
Throwing cones for the squirrels to nibble-
I wish I were there to see!

The Flower Fairy collection made its debut at a special ticketed dinner event held during the first R. John Wright convention in 2009. This important series broke new ground both artistically and technically and marked a major departure in the construction of R. John Wright dolls. In order to closely evoke the various poses of the Flower Fairy characters as depicted in the original Cicely Mary Barker illustrations, a completely new jointing system was devised. Each fairy has a hollow sculptural torso with an internal wood mechanism to connect the limbs and head. The ball & socket joints provided a far greater degree of movement then the former rotating disc method.

In addition to the jointing innovations, the scale of the fairies called for new limb molds in varied and expressive poses and incredibly tiny individually sewn and turned fingers. Techniques were also devised to produce Cicely Barker's botanically-exact flowers, leaves, and berries, in felt and fabric.

From Flower Fairies of the Winter - The Pine Tree Fairy is constructed of the finest all wool felt and measures 11 1/2" tall. His facial features are delicately hand painted and his spectacular fairy wings are sewn, molded, and hand painted out of fine silk organza.

The Pine Tree Fairy is costumed in felt shorts, a long-sleeved belted tunic-style shirt with laced closure, and a molded and delicately hand painted felt pine cone headress made completely out of felt! For extra warmth, he wears custom-dyed cotton tights and elfin slippers on his feet. This handsome fairy comes holding a detailed, realistic pine cone also made of molded, hand painted felt. The stem is twisted wire and the pine needles are made of paper-covered wire.

Pine Tree Fairy

The Pine Tree Fairy was produced in an edition of 250 pieces worldwide. Each came enclosed in an elegant RJW Flower Fairy presentation box with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.

DIRECT PURCHASE: The The Pine Tree Fairy offered here is number two of only five Artist Proofs made and comes directly from R. John Wright Archives in pristine as-new condition. The purchase price of $1,350.00 includes shipping & insurance in the domestic United States. [For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office.]

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