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Nelling, Inc.

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Superb "Lily" Poupee with Label


From a private collection in California, we have a lovely early Francois Gaultier Lily (18"), swivel neck fashion, with her fully jointed, leather over wood body, having beautifully sculpted bisque lower arms, hands, lower legs and feet. She has hauting, silvery blue enamel eyes, eggshell white bisque, slightly dramatic painting of lashes and brows, the FG “bee-sting” painted lips, pierced ears and a loosely styled, abundant and curly, antique mohair wig.

The Lily label on her chest is very intact, showing the boutique name, “A La Poupee de Nuremburg”, the shop address in Paris, and the Lavelle Perronne name, making this a specially documented fashion doll. Her antique, sheer cotton outfit is a full skirt with blouse bodice, having flared three-quarter sleeves with ruffled borders, tied at the waist with a sash of the same fabric.

A third piece to the outfit is the matching ruffle-edged cape, giving added style to summer casual chic. Her antique straw bonnet's colorful ribbon trim is repeated with her basket of flowers and her olive green slippers with fancy pink silk bows.

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Elusive Early Fashion

19 1/2"
Very Rare Head


Wearing what appears to be her original costume, this early, unmarked and very rare mold makes for a French fashion with commanding presence and rich historical couture costuming. While the maker is not evident, early faces like hers have been attributed to Jumeau and E.B., who made heads for many doll companies.  

She has brilliant, cobalt blue enamel eyes, prim closed and outlined lips, snowy white, smooth bisque, ever-so-gentle decoration of painted features, an elongated head and a deluxe antique blond mohair wig, flowing with shoulder length curls. Her neck is the flat jointed, or flange attachment on a bisque shoulder plate and her high quality kid leather body has gussets at the elbows, hips and knees. Her royal blue and black checked, silk dress takes your breath away with it's bold display of color and voluminous, enfantine silhouette.  

Her pantalooons and slip have wonderful, matching trim and there is an extra, starched and polished cotton slip to add extra bounce to the skirt. On her head she wears a black silk, demure bonnet and she wears antique stockings and lace-up, French leather boots. Added to her for warmth was an antique, wooly shawl that can be worn a few ways, in addition to being hooked at the chest. An important addition to your collection!


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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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Rohmer/ Huret Type French China Fashion (repaired)


There is a space next to an early fashion, like a Huret or Rohmer, that calls for this petite (12"), early French china poupee. What an expressive face she has with her large, painted blue eyes, much like those of the Huret chinas, round face, white coloring, and sloping shoulder plate. She wears an antique wig of auburn human hair, pinned up in the back and she has a youthful, plump leather body with gussets at the elbows, and hips.

 It is soiled but very sturdy with the hands being especially dark from exposure, plus a small patch at the top of her left leg. Her mid-19th century outfit consists of an antique paisely skirt, fine cotton white blouse with a collar, cuffs, front tucking and buttons, tied together with a wide, brown satin ribbon. Her high brim bonnet is an artist rendition of those worn in this time period and she has antique leather boots. There is a very hard to detect repaired damage to her forehead area and also a small circular fill in at the top left rim.

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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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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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