Porcelain Dolls from Petticoat Lane
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Jumeau In 1845, Pierre-Francois Jumeau established his own company as an assembler and wholesaler of dolls. He became the largest doll manufacturer of his time. It wasn't until 1870 that his factory produced porcelain heads and until this time had been using heads purchased from other sources.

In 1874, Pierre-Francois made his son, Emile-Louis, the head of the firm and Emile-Louis' wife, Ernestine, became overseer of doll costuming. Emile-Louis began experimenting and in 1877, produced a child doll with an articulated wooden and composition body.

Jumeau Emile-Louis won several high awards over the years at the many Expositions in which his dolls were on exhibit.

butterfly 22" Jumeau on a French composition body, British paperweight eyes, mohair wig and period costume...

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butterflyBebe Jumeau
Cody Jumeau

In 1879, Jumeau commissioned the Emperor's sculptor, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, to create a new head. This new head was to be like no other, able to be presented as either a boy or girl. The model for this doll was King Henry of Navarra at age four and because of the shape of the face, became known as Jumeau Triste (long face or sad).

There is an unverified story that this doll earned the nickname Cody Jumeau because it is alleged that Buffalo Bill Cody was presented with one of these models for his niece when he was in Paris presenting his Wild West Show. butterfly 28" on a French composition body, British paperweight eyes, mohair wig and period costume...

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French Fashion doll Francois Gaultier -1860-99- produced porcelain doll heads and parts for lady dolls and bebes. These parts were sold to the leading doll manufacturers, including Jumeau. In 1872 he obtained a patent for cutting out and inserting glass eyes in bisque doll heads.
He was born Francois Gauthier but a case of mistaken identity caused him to change his name to Gaultier.


butterfly Approx 22" French Fashion Doll on a cloth body, British paperweight eyes, mohair wig and elaborate costume...

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French Fashion doll

French Fashion Doll butterfly This FG sands a stately 31" tall. She has the finest cotton undergarments trimmed in silk ribbon, a hooped petticoat, and a lace trimmed corset. Her two-piece bustled and ruffled gown is silk dupioni. She carries a fringed parasol, a beaded handbag and a lace fan. A jaunty chapeau perches atop her mohair curls.
Her complete toilette can be seen at Mlle. FG goes to Convention - Feb, 1999


butterflySpecial Order $1800 CDN (approx $1200 US) butterflyOrder Here Visa

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