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Nelling, Inc.

F a s h i o n   D o l l s

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Early Round Face Bru Fashion

  The pre-Bru Smiler poupee had a rounder face with a certain serenity, if even a hint of smile all her own.  This 17" tall example has the palest, smoothest bisque, peaceful blue enamel eyes, pierced ears, a swivel neck on bisque shoulder plate and a strawberry blond mohair wig in braids that encircle her lovely head.
Her body is of the variation that had wood jointed arms, with  the torso and legs being of supple, clean and sturdy, gusseted kid leather.  The signature square cut-cut collarette frames her pristine shoulders, and the back of her head is incised with an "F", that indicated her size.  The pinky finger of her left hand is shaved off underneath, could be fixed, however does not distract from the front of the hand.
  Her violet velvet ensemble of antique fabrics is quite a deluxe fashion statement, being constructed of five pieces;  The pleated flounce encircled skirt, the fur trimmed jacket with elongated basque waist, detachable, fur trimmed long train that is attached to a rear bustle,  a fur trimmed pill box chapeau and matching fur muff.  All fur is faux.  She has antique undergarments, stockings and leather boots.  From the Legacy Doll Museum collection.

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Louis Doleac French Fashion

18 1/2"
Fully Jointed Wood Body

with Fluid Neck Movement
And Her Trunk Containing an Opulent Wardrobe

Her face is one of importance, wisdom and sweetness, qualities admired in ladies from every walk of society. Her collection of regally styled and
decorated gowns and dresses place her
 in a life of refinement, elegance and ceremony.
To punctuate all this is her distinctive Doleac molding with the widely cut, almond  eyes of crystal blue, elongated nose, slight smile, heart-shaped face and feather-light painted facial features.  Her strawberry blond mohair wig is replaced, but offers great styling versatility.
Her swivel neck has extra fluidity with
an attachment very much offering the
movement of the Dehors mechanism.
She is able to pose looking North, South,
East and West and all directions in between
with great ease and flexibility.
Her fully jointed wood body give form to her six all antique garments from her period;  a midnight royal blue velvet ensemble, adorned with metallic trim and fringe, a cream silk ball gown, also sprinkled with metallic splendor, all the way down its abundant train, a blush-toned satin two piece gown with a frothiness supplied by its all-over chiffon gathers and tucks, a striped silk dress for daytime events that although one-piece,
  creates the illusion of a multi-piece garment with its creative waist detail.  To add leisure to her closet is a fresh, white cotton garden dress, and underneath are her antique cotton undergarments, a lace-up corset and pale pink stockings.  She has a variety of hats ,boots and shoes (heeled slippers not old), jewelry ranging from antique to vintage necklaces, brooches, bracelets, earrings and a hair ornament, and some antique accessories to intermingle with her extraordinary clothing.

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Extraordinary Little Jumeau Fashion

  With Her Extensive Generational Wardrobe, Accessories and Trunk

An endearing and unusual special issue Jumeau fashion that, with her abundant, antique  collection of clothing, takes us on a journey from her life as a enfantine girl, to young lady, to bride, to mature woman.  She and her belongings fit nicely in her antique hump-back, German lithographed paper covered trunk with inner tray.
She has almond-shaped, blue enamel eyes, a primly smiling mouth, pale, pale bisque, swivel head on bisque shoulderplate, soft painting of features, antique long honey-blond mohair wig, pierced ears, and a very pristine and strong leather body with straight legs, and smooth, shapely bisque arms.

She is pictured modeling her childhood garden party dress, her winter wool suit with fur trimmed hat and muff, her flowing pink and cream ruffled day suit as she walks her pet pooch, her wedding day ensemble with long train and wax flower bouquet, and her peach parfait silk evening dress to turn heads at the dinner party.

Other garments she shows off are her cotton red and white playdress, her violet floral house dress, blue and white A-line frock and two walking suits in autumn colors; ten outfits in all, with several hats to mix and match, an extra pair of boots,  a china doll and furry dog, extra stockings, a corset with scarlet trim, a couple of small purses, and a large array of cotton undergarments to accompany and enhance her various silhouettes. 

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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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Madamoiselle  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 turquoise tassels, 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. 


Post Office Box 4327  n   Burbank, CA 91503

      Cell (818-738-4591  n Home Phone (818) 562-7839 

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