Saturday, January 3, 2015
Among the lots to be auctioned by Theriault's in their Cotillion Auction next weekend is a group of bisque Chloe Preston figures. These mean a lot to me because my dear friend, the late Mary Hillier, finished and published a book on Chloe Preston and her work right before she died on Valentine's Day, 1999. A few weeks before, she sent me a copy of an article she had written on antique valentines,which she loved. Mary was very proud of her Preston book; she enjoyed writing it, and thought it was among her best work. I like to think that this little grouping of Chloe Preston dolls is a sort of memorial to my friend, noted doll author and collector, Mary Palmer Hillier. Happy Doll Collecting and Bidding!