For many years, Mary Dunbar was
"The Jewel Lady" of the Jewel Tea Company. It was she to whom Jewel
customers wrote letters about thousands of things, including
complaints, compliments, questions and recipes. An extraordinary
woman, Mary Dunbar looked over the shoulders and through the eyes of
every Jewel employee from the time merchandise was planned until each
item was reflected in the smiling eyes of a satisfied customer.
She was an inspiration to Jewel Salesmen and she captured the hearts
of Jewel housewives and she graced their homes with her presence. Her
ambition was to offer high-quality, dependable groceries, household
supplies and general merchandise to every Jewel customer. Today, Mary
Dunbar still represents the excellence for which Jewel Tea was
recognized. This rich heritage of Jewel Tea is now portrayed in an
exclusive Mary Dunbar Signature Collector Doll. An original sculpted
porcelain doll by a celebrated doll artists, Mary is adorned with
painstaking detail in the legendary Jewel Tea test kitchen attire. Her
apron is emblazoned with the famous " Autumn Leaf" pattern, created by
Hall China exclusively for Jewel Tea Company in the collector's world.
Approximately 15" tall, Mary is pose-able, with porcelain face, hands
and legs. Her delicately sculpted features are enhanced by lovely
painted eyes and her ensemble is complemented with painted black pumps
of the era. The cameo pin, a trademark of the real Mary Dunbar, adorns
her collar. Doll is stamped with the official Mary Dunbar Seal of
Approval, doll stand is included.