Piglet With Violets

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As many fans of the original Winnie-the-Pooh books know, Piglet is Pooh's closest friend amongst all the toys/animals featured in the stories. Despite the fact that he is a "Very Small Animal" of a generally timid disposition, he tries to be brave and on occasion conquers his fears. In 1988, R. John Wright Dolls introduced their most popular rendition of Winnie-the-Pooh. Dubbed "Hunny Pot Pooh" the 14" bear captured the essence of of Winnie-the-Pooh as depicted by E. H. Shepard in the original Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne. As a companion piece to Hunny Pot Pooh a 7" version of Piglet, was also produced.

"Piglet with Violets" is made of the finest custom-dyed all-wool felt with hand-set ears, delicate airbrushed coloring, and glass eyes. Piglet wears a cotton knit jumpsuit in a soft custom-dyed spruce green color. The suit was embellished with the newly-introduced 'RJW' brass button. In one hand, Piglet carried a bunch of violets - a favorite flower of his - handcrafted out of all-wool felt.

Piglet with Violets was produced over a 2-year period in an edition of 2,500 pieces. Each came enclosed in an exclusive deluxe presentation box with a reproduction of an original E. H. Shepard illustration of Piglet on the lid. There was no certificate included with the Piglet with Violets. Instead, collectors were given the option of sending in a small card which reads: "To receive a certificate of registration issued in the owner's name, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with this card and return to: R. JOHN WRIGHT DOLLS, INC." This card is still attached to the cotton tape used to tie Piglet in his box.

©Disney. Based on the "Winnie-the-Pooh" works. ©A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard.

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