Born in Germany, the home of many of the leading doll artists & manufactures, Nicole Marschollek is the sole artist for Zwergnase dolls. Marschollek dolls are recognised as being amongst the best in the world of modern collectable dolls. Her dolls have gained a well earned reputation for detail & quality with each doll produced.
Pictured right is Trintje.
‘Nicole Marschollek was born in Rauenstein, near Sonneberg. Right from childhood she was fascinated by all
the wonderful things that were manufactured in the local area: porcelain from Rauenstein, glass from Lauscha and toys from Sonneberg. Having taught herself the basics of artistic theory, Nicole Marschollek studied at the former College of Toy Design and Mechanical Engineering in Sonneberg. She gained further experience working for well-known doll-manufacturing company in Upper Franconia. This opened the door to her own creations.’
(extract from Zwergnase USA web site)
It has often been said that you will always find a part of an artists
soul in her work, this has never been more evident than in Nicole Marschollek’s designs. Undeniably an artist with great flair, creativeness & individuality,
you also catch more than just a mere glimpse of the fun loving, zany personality coming through in her designs.
Her works have been avidly sought after & collected for many years now by doll enthusiasts world wide & many with limitations of only 200 the editions soon sell out.
Pictured above left are Celest, Ronja & Gun-Magret.
In true Nicole style the year 2000 collection consists of expressions & emotions that we all can recognise as having seen in a child once met or as having felt ourselves, this recognition can sometimes take our memories back to the comfort of childhood, to a playmate even, or to some event in our lives that we remember with fondness, humour & above all a smile.
The Zwergnase Collectors Club is run out of the USA with members able to purchase a members-only doll which for 2000 is Kunigunde – Pictured right (13.7″ tall and limited to 250 Pieces).
As well receiving regular club newsletter, the collectors kit also includes a membership card, a special club gift and an artist signed Zwergnase catalog.
The Zwergnase USA web site
Information provided by Jennifer Dunning – Classic Collection Dolls