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Antique French Dolls
The French antique dolls were made circa 1860’s, until the early 1900’s. These dolls were beautifully made. The porcelain clays they used were of very good quality, so the bisque was fine and unmarked. The china painting of the face was very distinctive, eyebrows and lashes had very specific styling. The eyes were generally large and paperweighted, which means a rounded protrusion on the front of the eyeball. Wigs were made of mohair or human hair. Ears were always pierced. Their costumes were lovely and made of natural fibres, silks , fine wools and cotton. The costumes were made, usually by hand and used complex patterns with fancy trims, which are very hard to find in modern times. Bru and Jumeau are two well known names of doll makers, these dolls fetch large prices on the market. They are truly beautiful. Bodies were made of paper maché, composition-jointed bodies or leather and porcelain.

15" Bru Brevette available
17" A14 T Rentille available
17" A14 T Rentille (burgundy) available
18" A Marque   SOLD
18" A Marque (with brother)   available
22" Danielle - Paris Bebe SOLD
24" AT Merilie   available
25" Kahlie available
25" Lillianne available
29" Jumeau - Arielle (Russian) available
29" Jumeau replica - Arielle available
60" Lady Grace available

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