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Nelling, Inc.

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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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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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Jumeau Portrait Fashion

Grand Size

A Jumeau portrait fashion is always a visual treat with its more adult look and fine detailing of facial features, but in this grand size, she takes on a special importance, almost like a statue to be studied in a museum. The ultra pale bisque makes an angelic palate for her spiral blue enamel eyes, her elongated nose, outlined lips and soft strokes of color for her lashes and brows.  She even has applied ears that are pierced.
She has a long, antique blond mohair wig and a swivel neck on a bisque shoulder plate and her body is all of gusseted kid leather with jointing at the shoulders and hips.  Both arms have patching that must have restored some wear and tear, but the body overall is strong and sturdy.  Her white cotton, muslin and lace dress is simple like an "at-home" dress of her late 1860's-1870 era and her undergarments are just as charming, with a white corset ties in the back.

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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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