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Nelling, Inc.

F a s h i o n   D o l l s

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Mlle. Manet

and her Honeymoon Trousseau

While she prepares for the big day and packs for her honeymoon, Mlle. Manet (as named by her long time owner) is eager to show and model her wardrobe and accessories that she has collected over time.
  Her two piece silk brocade wedding gown and ornate headpiece with flowing veil is an ivory toned masterpiece, that if accessorized correctly, can double as a dressy ensemble, minus the head piece and adding a fancy hair ornament.  She carries a bouquet of wax flowers, and has a vintage string of pearls, a deluxe elongaged matching slip, pink stockings and ivory leather heeled slippers.  She has a swivel neck, an antique blond mohair wig in pulled back style and her fully jointed wood body is in exellent condition and it models her wardrobe beautifully.  One of the pierced ear holes has lost its wire to support earrings.
Additionally, she has four more fully antique dresses from her period to show. One, a royal blue, two piece silk gown with button up front, fringed trimmed edges, and a feather adorned bonnet to pick up the regal color of the gown.  For business attire, she has a multi-colored stripe heavy cotton and silk blend jacket with opulent black silk and lace skirt with black straw hat trimmed in the same fabric as the jacket.
  For her society events, she sports a mauve rose chintz, two piece dress with gathers, drapings and a rear bustle bow for opulent style, trimmed in soft French lace on the bodice and the skirt.  And for those times where practicality and comfort are necessary, she has a lovely tan linen, one piece day dress with brown and turquoise accents.  She has a wonderful pair of matching boots with turquose tassles, a sleeping gown, and a few accessories such as a bone fan, ivory opera glasses, a blue beaded handbag, leather gloves and a pearl studded pin, acquired so far. 

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Jumeau Portrait Fashion

Luxurious Original Ensemble

The deep burgundy hues of the original garment of this Jumeau portrait fashion provide a dramatic backdrop to her ethereal, pale beauty.  Her face is full of light with her jewel blue eyes, delicate decoration on eggshell white bisque, a whisper of cheek shading, and a tousled wig of long, strawberry blond mohair ringlets.   she has a swivel neck and pierced ears.
  The patterned silk velvet outfit consists of a separate skirt and jacket  with lace up front closure, and a back panel becoming a long, voluminous train that is secured to the skirt with hooks and eyes on each side.  The matching chapeau of okra velvet frames the face with exposed, aqua silk lining and ribbon trim.  There is a small, torn section on the front of the skirt that is reinforced.  Her pristine body of kid leather is as sturdy and strong as the day it was made and since her costume, socks and leather boots have never been off this girl, they were impossible to remove without disturbing their original condition. 

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Radiquet & Cordonnier

16 1/2"
Rare Fashion Lady

 Original Gown

and Pedestal Stand
The word "statuesque" so perfectly describes the Radiquet & Conrdonnier doll as she is not only a fashion, but also an artistic figurine with so many enchanting qualities.  Her pale bisque swivel head has the softly executed  characteristics of Jumeau artistry with is large, almond shaped enamel eyes, gentle lash and brow and cheek color, strong nose and full, shapely lips.  At the front crown of her head is a 1/4" long line that is so minor and looks inherent in the bisque.
  Her shoulder plate has realistically molded, exposed breasts and her bent bisque arms and finely sculpted hands hold a graceful dancer's pose.  Her lower legs end in molded, heeled slippers, all in a sheer, pale flesh pink. The torso, hips, upper arms and legs of the body are a firmly sawdust filled, kid leather with a realistic and shapely silhouette.  Underneath her molded shoes are two, metal enforced holes that accommodate the metal posts set into the round wooden, original and raised stand.  Under the pedestal is the original factory lable.  The rear right heal of one shoe has a small chip that is not visible.
Her original gown is of metallic mesh fabric and lace that is separated in many places, but loses nothing in providing and almost fairy tale, medieval style when the sash is tied just under the breast line, then adopts a gay nineties flavor when tied low, just below the waist.  Underneath is an attached, palest pink slip to line the dress, and added is some extra silk chiffon in the same color to provide a train if desired.  Her newer, platinum mohair wig and sterling silver crown trailing flowing chiffon seem to put her on Shakespear's stage!

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.Huret Provost Fashion with Jointed Wood Body

A Huret character fashion doll from the Provost period of 1900, that stands 26" tall and reminds us of the exotic Jumeau exhibition fashions of the late 19th century.  She most certainly draws attention with her statuesque presence and her poetic muse-like personality.  She has multi-colored glass eyes that change from amber to green and everything in between, depending on the light.  Her elongated features, fully sculpted lips, sophisticated painting of features and shading of cheeks give her the look of a budding young woman, and her long auburn locks of antique mohair adds some drama and romance.
  Before we detail her fabulous antique costume, we must first notice her jointed wooden body, uniquely carved from a rich wood.  It has movement at the shoulders, elbows, hip and knees, intricately carved with an non commercial quality that adds to her intrigue.  The two piece antique costume is a combination of velvet, silk, lace and decorative buttons with a matching, feather adorned hat.  Her boots are an extension of the ensemble that deserve more attention than they usually get, under her elaborate skirt and train of flowing, autumn toned, subtle plaid.  What music and literature she would inspire!  From the Legacy Doll Museum.

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Francois Gaultier

Diminutive Fashion

For those who love to step back in time regarding the condition of a doll, this gem of a little fashion can be as exciting as one dressed to the nines in an extravagant costume.  She retains her factory original glory in condition and presentation except for a couple of additions.  Her original, starched muslin chemise, accented with coral ribbons at the collar and on her head, is magically coordinated with her original glass bead necklace with cross.  Her wig is styled in its original combination of a crimped fringe and long locks, partly braided on the top layer.  She has a swivel neck and her gusseted leather body is as white and sturdy as the day it was made, with the chemise never having been removed.  Added are her mock pearl earrings and her leather slippers.  Her large, blue glass eyes, soft smile and softly blushed cheeks give her a pleasant expression that goes with her sweet simplicity.


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