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Nelling, Inc.

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Enfantine F.G. Fashion

Tri-Color Eyes


Offered here is a most stunning Francois Gaultier enfantine fashion. Starting with her large tri-color eyes with black iris surrounded by a ring of olive green, then another band of royal blue, her face has endless depth with meticulously painted lashes and brows, an outlined closed mouth, and pale, smooth bisque as backdrop for a her lovely expression. Her blond mohair wig is secured with a royal blue silk hairband that extends in back to tie around the top of her braid.

She has pierced ears, a swivel neck on bisque shoulder plate, and youthful, chubby bisque arms with detailed fingers and nails. Her never undressed body is a clean and firm leather with gussets at the hips and knees. Because of the fragility of her original, royal blue silk dress, she remains dressed and underneath you can see her original underwear including a hoop supporting her skirt. The costume, although very frail, displays beautifully and could be reinforced by a skilled fabric restorer. This girl is a little treasure.

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Provost Period Huret Fashion


Sometimes a simple costume can make a doll become something entirely different than the expected, and that is what happens with this magical Huret Provost era fashion doll in her ballerina attire (18"). Already a superb doll and example of this type of fashion, she has the most lovely facial expression and such smooth, pale bisque that she stands out from her peers.  

She has large, painted blue eyes and a closed mouth, refined features and an opulently styled, sandy blond mohair wig that she wears for her performance. She walks on stage in her vintage net skirt/tutu that has a dramatic quality due to the appliqued flowers and glass stones attached to the underskirt of the top tulle layer. With her antique cotton, lace trimmed bodice, antique under slip and pantaloons, newer white stretch stockings, antique ivory ankle-tie slippers, black velvet ribbon choker, colorful sash and flower details, she takes us to the place where Edgar Degas would get the inspiration for his masterpiece ballerina paintings.

Her Huret body marked on the upper back, is completely of jointed wood, exept for the slim, signature metal hands for this beginning decade of the 1900's. A truly unique presentation that is most effective with floor-level stage lighting!

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Gaultier French Fashion from the Countryside


Dressed in her original costume from a province in France comes this attractive F.G. Fashion (15") girl. Her face is striking with her ocean blue enamel eyes that are surrounded by long, sweeping painted lashes and multi-stroke brows. She has a closed mouth with accented lips, pale bisque, pierced ears and her original blond mohair wig circled by her long braid.

She has a swivel neck and her original, firmly stuffed cloth torso and straight legs, with kid leather arms, minor soiling on the exposed hands. Having quite a vibrant costume of multi-striped silk trimmed in lace, a contrasting, collar, and a full underskirt of red silk with black velvet stripes. Footwear consists of fine, dainty leather boots with pumpkin color cotton stockings. Her head dress is a simple, double lace panel that frames her face beautifully. 

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Huret Debutant


Always exciting when a Huret fashion doll appears on the market available to acquire, as the search for these enfantine beauties is constant whether you are looking for your first Huret or looking to advance your collection. It just so happens that this lovely girl (17 1/2") is ready to travel to a new home where she will fulfill her next collector's dreams. She is of the bisque shoulder head type and has the typical watery blue painted eyes and soft, rose colored lips set on an almost white pale complexion.

Her robust, equally pale bisque arms have incredible detailing of the fingers and nails and her gusseted kid leather body is in excellent, clean, firm condition.Her cream, heavy cotton dress with a red, brown and green floral pattern is antique and from her 1860 era and her undergarments have matching detail of tucking and trim which is always a special feature. Matching the trim on her dress, she wears a pair of antique, brick red crocheted socks.

Her boots are quite worn, but still holding up and they have that wonderful side panel of stretch material that is so Huret. An antique straw hat tops her head and she travels with a small, red sac de voyage that carries a small bisque doll on the bottom layer and has an extra storage cavity on top. (The latch is broken.) At the bridge of her nose, a inherent, tiny brown spot has been covered.

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Petite Gaultier Fashion in Ceremonial Costume


At only 11 this Francois Gaultier fashion is fresh from Paris and making an astonishing impact due to her fully original and detailed wedding or communion costume that has a provincial feel to its design. Her petite but powerful visage has enormous blue enamel eyes, lush lashes and multi-stroke brows, a closed mouth with accent line between the lips and pale bisque that is a swivel head on a bisque shoulder plate. She has her original blond mohair wig peeking out from under her dramatic head dress of lace, net, silk ribbon and flowers of fabric and wax.

This ceremonial theme is continued with her starched organdy and shining satin, calf-length gown with lace, ribbon and floral detail, and she wears her original cream cotton stockings with ivory leather slippers. Her never undressed body is of firm and clean kid leather that is jointed at the shoulders and her vivid jewelry consists of turquois glass bead earrings and a matching pin of turquoise beads at her collar line.

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Bisque Rohmer Girl


The early fashion dolls of the 1850's and 60's were so endearing as most of the time they depicted a young girl or debutant by way of their youthful proortions and shorter hemlines. Rohmer fashions are in this category and whether in china or bisque, their young, pensive faces are easy to recognize. This fair girl ( 16") has cobalt blue enamel eyes, a bisque head with cup and saucer swivel neck, mounted on a bisque shoulder plate with the original metal stem that can be seen on the outside of her original cork pate.  

Also of pale bisque are her plump arms with separate fingers and lifelike molding. Most of her fingers have been expertly repaired, and also touched up was a tiny factory fold in the bisque of her lower left eye socket. This was minor and not damage, but expertly adapted to not show. Because of these two issues, she is being offered at a lower than normal price!  Her kid leather body has wood joints at the shoulders and knees, it is stamped on the stomach with the oval Rohmer factory mark, and she alse has the two holes in her abdominal areal whereby two strings would be used to pull the knees up and down.

The body is in clean and lovely condition, with just some loose stitching and areas of reinforcement at some of the seam lines. Most of her her blouse, camisole, pantaloons, slip and leather boots are antique, while her hoop and stockings are not. Made with antique fabric in the young style of her day is a wide skirt dress of a small print cotton that has a removable, oversized collar. Her ingenious hat that resembles duck bills is an artisan masterpiece of pressed and curved straw with velvet trim.

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Jumeau Portrait Fashion

All Original

It seems as if the opulent gown worn by this Jumeau portrait lady has never been removed as its fit so precise, removing it would certainly interrupt and damage its original detail and beauty. A peach parfait of fine silk, laces and trim from the shoulders to the floor, then continuing in a long train, could it be from the work of Josephine Jumeau?  Underneath, the multi layers of cotton undergarments encircled with eyelet openwork edging and lace trim all do their part finish and support the garment.  The hat has been added but works very nicely
  She has an all leather body, in excellent condition and firmness, just some discoloration between the legs where a doll stand probably caused some friction with time.  Her bisque head that swivels on her bisque shoulders has an expressive face with pale bisque, brown paperweight eyes, strong ashes and brows, a closed mouth and delicate shading of cheeks, plus  pierced ears and wears her original human hair wig that is swept back behind her straight bangs, then cascades in voluminous curls down to her waist.  Even the fine fitting cotton stockings and mint leather slippers are original to her.  A deluxe addition to your doll family.

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Alt, Beck and Gottschalk Fashion Lady

Made in Germany by the firm of Alt, Beck and Gottschalk comes a young fashion lady (15 1/2") with a grown up sweetness all her own.  Her girlish, round bisque head has blue glass eyes, a closed mouth, a very fair complexion with soft shading and decoration, and antique blond mohair wig in a full, curly style and pierced ears.  She has a swivel neck on a bisque shoulder plate and her all leather body is gusseted at the elbows (patched to reinforce), hips and knees.
Her camisole seems to want to stay on her as it may have been on there from the start, so photos of the body are not completely thorough, however the upper torso is in fine shape.  Her silk and lace gown is quite a remarkable creation with a lush layer of lace ruffles and gathers on the bodice and the front skirt overlay,  and an ecru silk skirt with a flowing train following her.  Topped off with a colorful, antique chapeau of purple velvet, pink and green silk ribbon and some floral accents.

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Barrois Lady

With Wardrobe in Trunk

Modeling her fully antique wardrobe is this early Barrois lady with everything we love about a fashion doll...cobalt blue enamel eyes, early plump, molded face, swivel head on bisque shoulder plate, her original,long and full mohair wig, a fully jointed, leather-covered wood body with bisque lower arms, and a trunk full of versatile, genuine clothing and some accessories. (Her ears are pierced but the original plaster in the head blocks the earring holes.  She also has a small cheek rub on the right side.)
Her most dramatic ensemble is a three-piece outfit in purple silk and velvet, trimmed in black lace and ribbon that will take her to the opera or any grand evening event.  For daytime walks in the park with her bisque spaniel, she can wear her wool, red and black checked skirt and jacket.  A dark brown wool walking suit looks warm and comfortable, especially when worn with a dark silk cape with royal blue wool lining peeking out.
A downtown shopping spree calls for a light wool taupe, buttoned jacket over a matching, voluminous bustled skirt with dramatic train.  And for at home, a comfortable, cream cotton dress with tiny black floral trim is shown as she stands next to her trunk and belongings.  Along with hats, a red leather handbag, some jewelry and bone opera glasses, she has a cozy antique quilt in her French trunk (tray missing from trunk) that she fits in as well!

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Jumeau Fashion in Lavender

Young Portrait Face

Wearing her lavender wool walking suit was expertly made long ago of antique fabrics and trims, with accents of deep iris on both her garment and continued to her floral trimmed chapeau, here stands a confident, young-faced Jumeau portrait fashion. She has deep blue paperweight eyes, pale, smooth bisque, and an antique auburn mohair wig in a smart up-do.
Her bisque head that swivels on her bisque shoulder plate is on her original, sturdy leather body that has separately stitched fingers and is in beautiful condition.  Of special note are her antique crocheted stockings with garters at the knees, and her antique undergarments that include a special half slip that has its own built in bustle for that accentuated silhouette of the time.

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Francois Gaultier in her Finery

$3975.   ON LAYAWAY
In this recently acquired collection, it is clear that the long time collector was attracted to lovely faces, such as this 16" F.G. young lady in her original, two piece wedding gown that, without its elaborate head dress and demure veil, could creatively be accessorized to wear to the ball.  She has a crystal blue gaze from her large enamel eyes, softly detailed facial decoration and shading, pierced ears and an older, medium blond mohair wig with long curls spilling from a soft up-do.
Her super pale bisque swivel head and shoulder plate match her jointed bisque arms having hands with detailed fingers and nails.  Her gusseted leather body is strong and clean.  The satin folds and tucks of her ivory skirt with long train are accented with flower petal-like silk trim showing up around her collar, down her jacket and also on her gorgeous head dress.  Also note her long trained petticoat and separate, bustle of matching pleated, linen-like fabric.  Currently looking for some shoes to wear on her silk-stockinged feet.

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German Bru-like Fashion

Vivid Presence

Such a strong face on this German fashion doll, but that is perfectly in line with the fact that she is an attempt to duplicate the face of the Circle Dot Bru by a factory such as Kuhnlenz.  She has a super pale bisque swivel head on her shoulder plate that has molded breasts and realistic detail.  Her pale blue glass eyes are full of life, as is her closed mouth with molded separation between the lips.  Her ears are pierced and she has dainty bisque hands with detailed painting of her nails and fingers.
  Her gusseted leather body has a considerable amount of wear, stabilized with several patches at the joints where sawdust could leak out.  Her arms have some clear tape reinforcement that is best to leave be, and although she shows signs of play, she is perfectly happy on a stand displaying her richly colored, two piece silk suit of antique fabric.  The lower front panel of the skirt has torn horizontally and needs some subsurface reinforcement.  Note her salmon satin, ruffled underskirt and the dainty eyelet bustle she wears.  Her replaced wig is of auburn mohair and perched on her head is an antique velvet and flower chapeau.

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