The real life of antique dolls

November 18th, 2009

HANS AND GRETCHEN

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KRThe largest part if the German doll character faces by the Kammer & Reinhardt company where realized by sculptors, and, one of them has been Karl Krausser, reproduced the face of Franz Reinhardt nephew in 1909 and used the name HANS.

The face was used for the feminine model GRETCHEN issued from the same mould. The three first models from the 100 serie that start with new born baby, where created by a German sculptor from Berlin.

Most of them are androgyne models as it was usual for the classic ceries.
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November 2nd, 2009

Rare and beautiful wooden doll of XVIII century

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Rare wooden doll

Rare wooden doll

Please look to this rare and wonderful English made wooden doll 18 of Century!

Her head and body made is one piece, painted and varnished, flat seat, impressed genitals, tall black inset glass eyes, painted eyelashes and eyebrow. Nice sculpted feminine face. Articulated arms and legs, fine hands with separated fingers and tomb, stuffed fabric arms, flatback, original human hair wig. She has all original two pieces gown “A La polonaise”, a corset and silk jacket.

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September 16th, 2009

The doll-butterfly

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Jean Henri FabreRarely one can meet the really stand out doll with unusual and unique fate. One of these dolls is Gaultier doll from 1880s that belonged to famous French entomologist Jean Henri Fabre from Avignon (1823-1915).

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September 2nd, 2009

Dolls of Russian Princess Romanov’s, 1900s.

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Princesses Romanov's

Princesses Romanov's

In the end of XIX – beginning of XX century importers brought to Russia a lot of French and German dolls, as Russia practically didn’t produced dolls this time.

Children in Csar’s family was brought up in austerity, and every doll was a dear guest in nursery.

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August 23rd, 2009

Mr. Francois Themer telling about the history of French Dolls and Mademoiselle Huret. Part 2.

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Francois Themer— What was the M-lle Huret’s fate?

She got the patent for her dolls in 1850, and worked hard to improve the her dolls. After becoming very reach, she sold her business. She died in 1904 at the age of ninety. She neither was married, nor had children… Today her dolls survived only in a few museums and private collections. Their prices are in a range between fifteen and one hundred thousands of dollars (2009).

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July 14th, 2009

Mr. Francois Themer telling about the history of French Dolls and Mademoiselle Huret. Part 1.

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Today we are publishing the first part of our interview with Mr. Francois Themer.

I met Francois Theimer in the Parisian hotel Ambassador. It wasn’t just an occasion, because here he conducts his famous auctions on selling ancient dolls that is being attended by collectors of the whole world. Francois kindly agreed to give me a small in interview for my doll blog.

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July 10th, 2009

We started our antique dolls blog

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Jumeau doll This is our very first Jumeau doll sold to one of our valuable customers.

Let she bring us look and easiness :)