THE ITEMS AND DESIGNS FEATURED IN OUR GALLERY ARE NOT JUST DOLLS BUT A SELECTION OF CHARACTER DESIGNS, DIVA’S, PRINTS AND MUSIC BOXES NOT READILY AVAILABLE AT DEALERS.
ROGUES & RASCALS (ICONIC CHARACTERS FROM HISTORY & FICTION)
AS A TRIBUTE TO SOME OF THE GREAT MEN IN OUR HISTORY WE HAVE CREATED A COLLECTION TO PRESERVE A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY. WE TRIED TO CAPTURE SOME OF THE WORLDS GIFTED ICONS WHO GAVE MUCH OF THEMSELVES TO THE ENHANCEMENT OF OUR WORLD AND SOCIETY, WHETHER IN THE FORM OF ART OR SCIENCE. “SHAKESPEARE” CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREATES ENGLISH PLAYWRIGHTS & POETS, “MARK TWAIN” ONE OF AMERICA’S GREATEST WRITERS, “ALBERT EINSTEIN” A GENIUS AND A MAN WHO CHANGED THE UNIVERSE, “RED SKELTON” AND “CHARLIE CHAPLIN” SHO BROUGHT LAUGHTER INTO OUR HOMES AND “ABRAHAM LINCOLN” ONE OF THE GREATEST PRESIDENTS OF THE USA.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO DESIGN AND HONOR THESE MEN WHO CHANGED AND ENHANCED THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.
DIVA’S (TO COME)
THIS COLLECTION WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE THE FASHION INDUSTRY.
PRINTS (TO COME)
OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE ACCUMULATED MANY FINE ART WORKS OF OUR DESIGNS. WE CREATE A SKETCH OR PAINTING OF EVERY DESIGN WE DEVELOP PRIOR TO TRANSPOSING IT INTO A 3 DIMENSIONAL FORM. AND
WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THESE BEAUTIFUL PIECES OF ART WORK WITH OUR COLLECTORS.
THESE PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE BY CUSTOM ORDER AND CAN BE RENDERED AS A CANVAS GICLEE, ARTIST FOAM BOARD, MOUNTED OR FRAMED AT THE REQUEST OF THE PURCHASER.
PICTURES WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON
MUSIC BOXES (TO COME)
OUR ORIGINAL DOLLS WERE MUSICAL PUPPETS. OVER THE YEARS OUR VENUE CHANGED AND NOW MOST OF OUR DOLLS DO NOT HAVE MUSIC. WITH OUR EXCESS INVENTORY OF MECHANISMS WE HAVE DECIDED TO
PRODUCE A SERIES OF MUSIC BOXES WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE NEW YEAR.
COLLECTORS CAN ORDER DESIGNS FROM THE GALLERY DIRECT
FROM XENIS IF DIFFICULTY LOCATING A DEALER WHO CARRIES THE
THESE ARE MADE TO ORDER SO PLEASE ALLOW ANYWHERE FROM 3-6
MONTHS FOR SHIPPING DEPENDING ON THE DESIGN ORDERED.
WE DO OFFER LAY-A-WAY (over a maximum of 6 months) a 25% DEPOSIT IS
REQUIRED(non-refundable, under circumstances deposits can be transferred to
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION
Phone: (604) 856-9613
The adventuresome character from Mark Twain’s famous classic stories “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn”. 14 year old Finn, brought up by his father, the town drunk, has a difficult time fitting into society. Leaving home he encounters many adventures along the Mississippi River, the mischievious boy always seeking adventure has delighted readers for many years. 17″ tall and carved from solid maple wood with 13 moveable ball & spring joints. His hand painted face and hair has captured the mischievous...read more
Greta is wearing an art nouveau costume in champagne silk decorated with champagne & chocolate colored silk flowers. Her headdress is a turban design decorated with silk flowers & ostrich feathers. Her shoulder wrap is French beaded lace and she has an Austrian crystal bracelet. Image Galleryread more
Sonya’s dress is iridescent dark blue taffeta with an underskirt of variegated red/orange/yellow & burgundy silk chiffon. Silk flowers embellish the dress. She is wearing opera gloves in dark blue taffeta decorated with glass beads. Her full length cape and hood are iridescent dark blue taffeta lined in dark red, the full length of the cape and hood is decorated with glass beads. Her shoes are hand painted and decorated with tiny blood red Austrian crystals. She is wearing a reproduction antique necklace. Image...read more
“Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.” – Carlo Collodi Marlene Xenis had the initial idea to create the most stunning wooden doll ever made, and she wanted it to be Geppetto and Pinocchio. A true work of art, Geppetto and Pinocchio will take your breath away. Geppetto stands an amazing 36” in height and has 13 moveable joints. His...read more
A man whose name is synonymous with GENIUS……. We have tried to capture the essence of Albert Einstein, the man who changed the universe. Standing 24” tall, carved from solid maple wood, with 13 moveable ball and spring joints and hand painted face and hair. You can imagine him sitting at his desk working out his theories and equations. Limited Edition: 25 pieces worldwide. Music is included in this piece – melody: “Time in a Bottle” Image Galleryread more
An exceptional set carved from solid wood will delight and amaze you. Snow White stands 14″ tall with 13 moveable ball and spring joints that can be positioned in a variety of ways. She is dressed in a lovely white dupionni silk dress with embroidered and beaded hemline. A red silk velvet corset and blue silk velvet cape add the finishing touch. The dwarves stand 7″ tall and are jointed at the head, shoulders and hips for posing. All are dressed in custom made outfits fashioned from organic materials; wools, linens,...read more
From the beloved novel by Charles Dickens, the impoverished young boy and the illustrious pickpocket have taken on life in these artfully carved designs. Fagin stands 24” and is amazingly carved. He is dressed in wool trousers, a linen shirt, brocade vest and a wool jacket. He is carrying several pocket watches and a wooden cane. Fagin is Musical, playing: time in a Bottle Oliver Twist stands 17” with 13 moveable joints. He is dressed in rough wool pants, jacket, and a linen shirt. With his hat on and possessions packed away he...read more
“A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.” – Charlie Chaplin The Little Tramp stands 38” in height and another version 24″ in height. Each design has 13 moveable joints to allow for maximum poseability. His head, hands and feet are carved from solid maple wood. He is dressed in wool pants, a cotton shirt with a silk tie and a tuxedo style wool hat. His outfit is topped off with a felt boler hat and a bamboo cane. His wooden shoes are stained with a custom...read more
The 16th. President of the United States has been captured and preserved in solid wood. Carved from western maple and beautifully painted we have desgnied this icon in 2 sizes, 24″ and 40″. Both designs are carved from solid wood with 13 moveable ball and spring joints allowing for maximum posing whether sitting at his desk or standing at the podium. The 40″ design makes a most impressive display, you can almost hear Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg address of 1863 These larger pieces are made to...read more
The iconic English poet and playwright “The Bard of Avon” has been beautifully carved from solid maple wood. He is 24″ tall with 13 moveable ball and spring joints and hand painted face, hands and shoes. His costume has been designed and sewn in an authentic reproduction of Shakespeare’s time by costume designers for Vancouver’s “Bard on the Beach” made from soft leather and batiste cotton. The music used in this design is from “West Side Story” which was compared as the modern...read more
One of America’s most beloved clowns. Red Skelton stands 25” and has 13 moveable ball and spring joints. His head, hands and feet are carved from Western Maple and he holds a music box inside which plays “Oh What a Beautiful Morning”. He is dressed in black wood pants, a white button up shirt, red bow tie and a plaid jacket. Very light washes of paint were used on his face and his shoes were stained to give them a rustic feel. Limited Edition of 15 pieces worldwide. Image...read more
“Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing” Born in 1835 in Florence, Missouri, the beloved American author, Mark Twain has been beautifully captured in solid maple wood. Standing 24″ tall with 13 moveable ball and spring joints and hand painted face, hair, hands & shoes. His light grey suit is complete with trousers, vest and jacket made from light wool lined with silk, Mark Twain would not be complete without his “Pipe” which he was very seldom without. LE: 25 pieces Musical playing: ...read more
Descended from Ded Moroz, the Russian Santa or Father Frost as he is also know, give gifts to children on January 7, the Russian Christmas. We have created this 40″ wood carved Russian Santa from solid maple wood. The artist takes many labor intensive hours carving, sanding and hand painting to complete this masterpiece. The body is a massive construction in solid wood with 13 moveable ball and spring joints. The springs used were designed by Tania Xenis and made by a company in Vancouver who supply springs for sports...read more