A Vintage Dollsville Doll.
From the Dollsville Owner, Cheryl McBride's personal collection (downsizing as retiring).
18" Antique Reproduction French Doll Bisque Laughing Jumeau S.F.B.J. 236 PARIS.
Boy doll created in 1981 by Dollsville Dolls Owner, Cheryl McBride, for a display.
His bisque head was created from an antique mold, Laughing Jumeau S.F.B.J. 236.
He has a ball-jointed low-fire ceramic body (note, one wrist has a chip out of it), and his wonderful costume is completely removeable. Beautiful paperweight German blown-glass eyes, upper and lower painted eyelashes, feathered eyebrows, rosy cheeks, smiling mouth with tongue and teeth showing, a French human hair wig in warm auburn reddish- brown is attached to his head. Incised in the porcelain on the back of his head lower left, with Cheryl McBride's initials and date, 1981, in a heart. Above that, the mold details, SFBJ 236 PARIS.
The talented Dollsville dressmaker lady created a wonderful and elaborate outfit for him, including a collared shirt, chocolate brown velveteen trousers, handknitted wool vest, straw hat with grosgrain ribbon trim round the brim, handcrafted leather boots, socks. The outfit is tagged with a label: Handmade for "Dollsville", Palm Springs, attached to the back of the suit at the neckline.
Click on the links below for BIG and LIVE color photographs:
BIG photo seated
Hat off left
Hat off close-up
Hat off seated
Face front close-up
Chipped wrist close-up
Back of neck
18" Antique Reproduction French Doll Bisque Laughing Jumeau S.F.B.J. 236 PARIS