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Nelling, Inc.

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Incredible Huret Fashion


Let's welcome an outstanding enfantine girl from the multi-decade line of French Fashions of the Huret firm, this one being the glass-eyed version with rare pierced ears! Mlle's eyes are a glistening blue with lightly stroked eyelashes, pale brows and a hint of shadow on her lids. This balances the pale blush of her cheeks on her pristine bisque and the subdued rose stain on her lips. Please note, while being enchanted by  her beauty, that her left eye pupil is a hair lower than the right, a factory irregularity.

 Her head and shoulder plate swivel and she has the signature Huret indentation at the center of her collar bone. Her long braided antique wig is of a soft blond mohair and there is plenty of hair to work with for some creative hairstyling. The body is a high quality, French wooden example with full jointing for posing, even the wrists, and the original condition is actually excellent except for the right thumb that is missing.

The possibilities for dressing this young lady of the 1860's lean towards the debutant sillhouette of a shorter, full skirt, a v-shaped wide bodice that pinches in at the waist and abundant upper sleeve detail. This is what she is wearing in a midnight blue silk with pale checkered lines and it is expertly made of antique fabrics and trims. Everything else about her is antique including her light wool cape in a whisper of peach color, her velvet and straw chapeau, her multi-layered cotton undergarments that are initialed JM on the waistline of the petticoat, and her light brown, lace-up leather boots.

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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( Thumb of right hand is repaired well). Her shapely, gusseted leather body (at hips and knees) is very sturdy.  Because of the fragility of her original, royal blue silk dress, she now has a second, excellent garment to model while keeping the original silk one nearby.  The white dress you see her in is an antique,  early pique dress with hand sewn detail on the sleeves and bodice.

It doesn't end there as she has her well-fitting, antique undergarments including a lace trimmed camisole, as are the pantaloons, a full petticoat that rests over her antique hoop skirt and provides ample support for her full, enfantine skirts.  Antique ecru socks and her black leather slippers with royal blue silk and buckle detail provide her coordinating footwear.

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An Elusive E.B. Fashion

Distinctive Slender Molding


Seldom seen on the market is this rare, French E.B. Fashion with distinctive facial modeling. This was the alternate face made by Barrois at the same time as the E.B. Fashion with extreme Asian features, with both having a similar austere mood.

She has a pale bisque shoulder head, almond shaped, blue enamel eyes, aqualine nose, slender facial shape and elongated throat, painted lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth with center accented lips, pierced ears, and reddish brunette mohair wig over cork pate.   

Her pristine, gussetted leather kid poupee body has leather over wood joints at the shoulders with long, graceful pale bisque arms and finely detailed hands. Her perfectly fitting, antique A-line dress is of cream wool with red silk and cord accents has a similarly adorned antique hat. Undergarments and petite, leather lace up boots, for this petite beauty are also antique.  

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F.G Fashion

Tri-Color Eyes


Here is a delightful, young Francois Gaultier fashion who, in her never removed original costume, has those mesmerizing tri-color enamel eyes! The are three rings of color: the black pupil, an olive green iris, and an outside ring of cobalt blue. Her painting is strong but at the same time graceful, giving her lots of personality, she has pierce ears, an original mohair wig, and a slim-fitting original frock of richly colored silk stripes.  

She has a swivel neck on bisque shoulder plate. her body is all kid leather and her original undergarments are all delicately trimed in lace. Even her tiny slippers are original! For fear of damaging her costume, it was not removed, however her body parts all feel intact due to their lack of exposure. And of course, the undergarments underneath are original as well.

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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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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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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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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

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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