The real life of antique dolls

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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