Barbie Enchanted Evening character jug produced in China by Enesco of Itasca, Illinois, in 1994. Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by American toy company Mattel, Inc. and launched on March 9, 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration. Barbie Enchanted Evening is a 1960 issue featuring Barbie in a strapless pink satin gown, white fur stole with pink lining, a tripe strand pearl choker with two pearl drops, and pearl drop earrings. Barbie's pony tail forms the handle of the jug.