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Portrait Jumeau

We recently sold an all original, thirty-two inch, wooden-bodied Jumeau that was dressed in the eighteenth-century manner - a portrait of a queen of France. We so loved that amazing presentation, that we were inspired to dress the much smaller example shown here in as similar manner as possible - albeit without the hand-painted silk! Incidentally, the larger doll was among those that were "the talk" of the recent doll events held in Washington D. C.
Details of this early Portrait Jumeau fashion, who at a hard to find smaller size stands nineteen inches tall (24" tall overall including the plumes) include a perfect bisque head and shoulderplate, gorgeous coloring, blue spiral-threaded eyes highlighted by mauve shadow, pierced through ears and a wonderful mohair wig that is styled in the eighteenth-century manner. One incredible aspect of the doll's bisque is the inherent beauty mark (kiln speck) that can be seen just below right of the mouth - an ode to an earlier period.
On a classic leather body that is in good condition overall, she wears a fabulous gown of vintage pink silk brocade that was married with metallic trim, pink silk passementerie, lace and tulle, to create a truly remarkable period-style presentation.
Pair this doll with a to-scale sedan chair, or daybed, and you will have an instant vignette - and one that will forever echo the elegance of eighteenth-century France.

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SOLD

Thank you,
L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Claude Blampoix
Ingénue

We have said it again and again, nothing adds life to a fashion doll scene like petite examples in attendance playing the parts of children and teenagers. This exquisite china from Claude Blampoix, who stands eleven inches tall, is the perfect candidate, and besides, she is just adorable.
Details include a perfect china shoulderhead with delicate painting, expressive cobalt blue eyes with the tiniest striations imaginable, and a darling skin wig.
On a sweet gusseted leather body that is in good condition, showing normal wear, this child is beautifully dressed in the enfantine manner in navy silk. Brilliant blue brush fringe, rick-rack, lace (created from the rick rack!) and silk rope add the decorative details to the jumper-style dress that is worn over a marvelous cotton blouse. Antique leather slippers are a perfect fit, but we added the cut steel buckles for a dressy look.

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SOLD
Thank you, M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Eugene Barrois
A Portrait of Empress Eugénie

Every decade or so, a supreme fashion doll example such as this comes along. Here, we enjoy the company of this recent arrival, a fine portrait of Empress Eugénie by Eugene Barrois. Standing seventeen inches tall, details of this rarity include a perfect, beautifully modeled, bisque shoulderhead with fine modeling and coloring to the head as well. In addition, there are blue paperweight eyes with spiral threading in even eye cuts (subtle roughness to lower edge of left), full lips, pierced through the head ears with original glass earrings, and a fabulous light brown mohair wig worn up in an elegant style.
On a leather body that is fitted with long bisque arms which remain in perfect condition, the Empress wears a gorgeous ballgown in cream and green silk stripe net (tenderness at hem in front), and note that two-tone lace works beautifully here as nearly the sole decoration.
Flowers and clear stones decorate the hairstyle, while flowers in a gilt brass posey holder are held in her left hand -- the picture of elegance.
Please do not hesitate if you're considering this spectacular fashion, because ten years is a very long time to wait for another such as this.


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SOLD
Thank you, S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rare Portrait Fashion

The origins of this early portrait fashion might be a mystery, but her beauty is well established. This fourteen and one-half inch example boasts a perfect and quite pale bisque head and shoulderplate, cobalt eyes in large even eyecuts, wonderful painting, pierced through ears, and an original mohair wig worn up in back.
On a leather body in good condition. it boasts wonderful long bisque arms (articulated at the shoulders and with well-done repairs to fingers on both hands) which is always a bonus in our opinion.
This wonderful fashion retains what appears to be her original ensemble -- a court presentation gown in ecru moire, that is accented by abundant use of fabulous burgundy lace - tres elegant and bound to make a statement in your fashion doll cabinet.

SOLD
Thank you, N.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FRANÇOIS GAULTIER

Most likely a product of the François Gaultier firm, this wonderful, sixteen inch, all-original fashion example features a perfect bisque head, pretty blue glass eyes, pierced ears and her original wig.
On a gusseted leather body in very good condition (rust stains to individually wired fingers) she wears her original regional costume, which consists of various textures and patterns, including exquisite paisley. It is her amazing headdress that we love most, but note she also wears her original cotton stockings and leather slippers upon her feet!
A charmer – and a true rarity.

SOLD
Thank you, H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Eugene Barrois

We know that good things come in small packages, and this adorable fashion teenager from the Barrois firm is simply proof of that fact. Ten and one-quarter inches tall - that's what she stands! Further details include a perfect bisque shoulderhead with gorgeous coloring and exceptionally lovely blue-painted eyes, pierced ears retaining the original glass earrings and her original wig as well.
On her original, stuffed, coarse linen body that is fitted with bisque arms (flake on underside and repair to one thumb) she is stylishly dressed in ecru silk faille with delicate lace accents. A dusty pink straw hat (that coordinates with her youthful cheek color by the way) along with off-white leather slippers add the perfect finishing touches.

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$2995.00

HOLD for J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jules Nicholas Steiner

Fifteen and one half inch "Waltzing Steiner Bride" featuring a perfect bisque swivel head, blue paperweight eyes, an open mouth with teeth and an original strawberry blonde mohair wig. She wears a lovely bridal gown trimmed with silk fringe and lace, while her tulle veil is secured with a pearl and gilt metal hair ornament.
On a muslin-covered carton body which encloses her mechanism, when wound, this bride will glide down the aisle, her lovely bisque arms (repair to finger on left) lifting and lowering her bouquet, and for some reason emitting a cry! Obviously, she is overcome with emotion on her very special day!

SOLD
Thank you, S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Although of German lineage, this character-filled lady has spent most of her years in France, so she is quite at home on these pages. Attributed to the Simon & Halbig firm, this amazing example stands sixteen and one-half inches tall, has a perfect bisque swivel head and shoulderplate, lovely coloring including beautifully blushed cheeks, inset cobalt blue glass eyes, pierced ears and a marvelous blonde mohair wig worn up in a pleasing style.
On a stuffed cloth body that is fitted with bisque arms (mold opening and flakes to two fingers on the right hand) she is beautifully dressed as a bride in cream satin that is enhanced with net that features a fantastic metallic thread edging - it catches the light beautifully. Gold bead jewelry, wax flowers in a posey holder and in her hair, plus a tulle veil all add up to an excellent overall look.

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SOLD
Thank you, S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Because we have a very similar early doll in our own collection, we confidently attribute this doll to François Gaultier, commissioned for the fine boutique Maison Guillard. Details of this child-like, seventeen and one-half inch tall young lady, who retains her original enfantine trousseau, include a perfect pale bisque head and shoulderplate that are attached with a cup and saucer rotation mechanism, glass eyes in an unusual shade and a wonderful long blonde mohair wig.
On a very clean kid over wood body, this example is fitted with long bisque arms with nicely modeled fingers (hairlines to left arm), plus there is articulation at the knees.
The doll's trousseau features several articles of clothing in the Huret style, including a wonderful bathing costume, and the play ensemble she is shown wearing here is absolutely delightful!
A very lucky child indeed, she will arrive with a marvelous trunk – home to her trousseau and wonderful accessories.

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SOLD
Thank you, M.

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