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Nelling, Inc.

F a s h i o n   D o l l s

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,  Rohmer China Fashion

There is something so sweet about the disposition of the early fashions, with their youthful look and genuine simplicity.  This rings true for this 16 3/4" china Rohmer young lady who has a noticeably friendly expression with blue painted eyes, softly appointed brows and lashes, slightly smiling lips and lightly rouged cheeks.  It seems her plush skin wig has never been removed as the edges and widow's peak are so clean and untouched looking. Her head and shoulder plate are stationary and the pearly white china is repeated on her arms and lower legs.
, The modeling of her toes and fingers are realistically detailed and for added articulation, her china arms and lower legs are attached with wood joints at the shoulders and knees.  The leather body is very firm and in excellent condition and on her chest is her Rohmer oval stamp.  The two holes below her waist used to have cords attached that could be used to draw up the legs, but those are long gone.  At each thigh there are leather reinforcements in a color similar to the rest of the original surface of the body.
, Her very smart winter outfit is an all antique ensemble of a white pleated blouse, a woven wool skirt of black and cream with red trim accents, and a luxurious red wool coat with elongated back.  Added to her was a wooly cream beret with red velvet around the crown and an antique ermine  fur muff on a chord.  All underclothing is antique as are the brown leather button up boots (worn).

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Early Blampoix Demoiselle

17 1/2"

Circa 1860

, A precious gem in emerald green is this rare and important fashion who has the very early molding of the Huret and Rohmer period dolls.  She has gray blue enamel eyes set in her plump and pale bisque head, with a youthful nose, unpierced ears and very soft shading of the cheeks, and her original wig is a wooly, short caplet of curls   Her neck joint is the flat, flange type so prevalent during the 1860's and her bisque arms continue the pale bisque with lifelike detail to the hands. Full flexibility is also provided by her leather over wood body that is in excellent condition with only some expected wear at the joints.
,   Back to her antique, emerald green pinstripe, silk ensemble, it is actually a four-piece outfit comprised of  a full, calf-length skirt, a waist length bolero bodice, a chevron shaped belt, and an optional matching short cape that has intricate black velvet trim continuing into a delicate twist at the back.  Her blouse is a fine, tucked white cotton number, and her undergarments also white cotton.  Not to miss are the two toned leather boots with side buttons that coordinate with her dramatic outfit, and she has two bonnets, one in a sky-high straw and one that is black and emerald silk for more dressy occasions. Her additional accessories include a deep ocean blue glass rosary and a tiny book about flowers with a French green bound cover.  All is antique!

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Delightful F.G. Young Lady


with Original Wardrobe

Modeling most of her genuine antique wardrobe in these photos is a fresh-faced Gaultier fashion in a sweet, smaller size along with her antique trunk.  It could be her original trunk however that is not easy to determine as are the clothes are unquestionably hers in their fit, feel and style.  There is an additional cotton print dress and other pieces that are not photographed.
, She has pale blue eyes and well defined decoration of features along with her pale bisque, delicate shading, original blond mohair wig and pierced ears.  Her swivel head on bisque shoulder plate is mounted on her original, well preserved kid leather body with gusseted joints and separated fingers.  Her fashion show features a casual and comfortable blue and white plaid linen A-line day dress, a grey-blue silk suit and matching cape with royal blue silk trim (several fragile areas), plus a red wool provincial dress with a black silk apron, all trimmed with black lace.
Another dressy number is her warm brown silk suit trimmed in faded aqua, pleated silk that is repeated under the brim of her grand, matching chapeau.  After that is a simple blue cotton print suit that has a twin garment in brown included in the wardrobe. Accessories included are wooden clogs with red accents, black leather slippers and an added pair of royal blue leather pumps, cotton undergarments and some extra hats.  The trunk has a tray with fabric supports to organize and separate all her belongings.

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Jumeau Young Fashion

Exotic Coloring

, The distinctly tanned bisque coloring combined with her brilliant blue enamel eyes give this youthful Jumeau fashion a very exotic look.  Combined with her rosy cheeks and loosely coiffed, antique auburn mohair wig, we have a truly interesting and unusual beauty. She has a swivel neck on bisque should plate and pierced ears.
Her leather body, typical of these diminutive fashion dolls, is only jointed at the shoulders, and while somewhat soiled from the ages, the hips and legs are sturdy and firm.  Her cream silk suit is antique, and has ornate gathers to the skirt and train, and the matching jacket has an overlay of cream lace.  Her antique cream leather shoes are very delicate, her undergarments are also antique and the only thing added is her vintage, flirty silk hat.

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Barrois Fashion

with Trunk and Extras

What a powerful statement is made by this larger, early Barrois fashion with the haunting face of a poetic muse. She exudes a calm confidence with her palest, pure bisque, cobalt blue, almond-shaped enamel eyes, long, slender nose, and light rose-stained closed mouth with a content semi-smile.  She has pierced ear holes, but it is difficult to insert earrings so they remain empty for now.
Her simple, blond mohair wig is pulled back into a loose braid and secured with a tiny metal barrette.  Her swivel head and shoulderplate are mounted on a superb, gusseted leather body which is very sturdy and clean. In her linen-covered, wooden trunk with attached enforcements of wooden slats  is a small wardrobe for a short weekend trip.
  One suit is a luscious light plum wool, with ruffled trim on the skirt and jacket edges on on the cuffs.  The purple velvet, extreme chapeau is trimmed in gold metallic trim.  A second wool suit is a gray/mauve number with plum ribbon trim, and with it she is shown wearing her real fur stole and cap. And a third outfit is a combination of a ruffled, muslin blouse, a linen navy skirt and an olive green velvet cape with applied, crocheted lace for accent.
 She decided to bring a well-worn cotton beret with dark ribbon trim and some ice skates (just in case!), in addition to her button up, merlot leather boots and smart, metal and shell pocket book that has compartments galore!  Also seen is her bedroom commode porcelain set with pitcher and bowl, ring box, soap dish plus bar of soap, and and additional lidded container for toiletries.  And of course,  metal mirror, a real bristle brush and fine tooth comb.

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Gaultier Young Fashion

10 1/2"
Simply Original

In her original chemise of crisp, starched organdy, this fine little creature can display as she came out of the factory, or she can be the foundation of an acquired trousseau.  Made by F.G. she has clear blue enamel eyes, crimson painted lips, pierced ears and her original, wavy blond mohair wig.  Her body is all leather and in wonderful condition with gussets at the elbows and knees.  For accents, she wears antique earrings and a crucifix on a coral bead necklace, with silk hair ribbons to match.

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, Early Huret Fashion 

In the 1850's, the fashion doll introduced by Adelaide Huret was the persona of a young teenager or ingenue, with the first production being the serene china heads.  Not long after, the bisque head was introduced and it can be said that every Huret has her own different look.  This 17" young lady has a face so serious and similar to the china heads that she must have been a very early one.  Her painted eyes are watery blue with carefully molded lids, gently decorated lashes and brows, and a soft mouth.  Her neck is stationary on the shoulder plate.
, Her bisque is almost white and it has the characteristics of very early bisque with a few pin point spots, a faint baking line up at the rim and a fine ridge of bisque on the right side of the length of the face that was an indentation in the mold.  It shows in the photos, but interestingly, so faintly detectable in person.  Her antique mohair wig is a soft, sandy blond and styled in a side up-do with meandering curls around her shoulders.  She has bisque lower arms with cupped hands and detailed fingers.
Her body is leather over wood on the upper arms and upper legs, with wood jointing at the shoulders, elbows and knees.  The torso is very sturdy leather as are her lower legs and stitched toes, and she retains her chest label from the Paris store, "Les Magazines de Enfants".   Her undergarments, blouse and silk bonnet are all antique, and her striped silk frock with black velvet trim is old but not original.  The fabric has some weak spots that signifies quite a bit of age and the velvet has some wear as well.  Her simple black muff is antique and the Huret chair shown with her is available for sale separately on the furniture page. 

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Barrois Lady

17 1/2"

Haute Couture Ensemble


, Here is an outstanding French fashion of the Barrois period, both in her features and in her presentation.  She has an ethereal quality with her eggshell bisque, classically painted, pale features with a hint of rouge on her full cheeks, and cobalt blue enamel eyes.  She has pierced ears and her golden blond, antique mohair wig is in a loosely coiffed, original pulled back style with abundant cascading curls
She has a swivel neck on bisque shoulder plate and a deluxe body with leather over wood upper arms, wood elbow and leg joints, gusseted hips and lovely bisque forearms and hands.  She has antique undergarments with an elongated half-slip that supports her navy and cream silk ruffled and elongated skirt train with built in bustle gathers.  The same detail is repeated along the edges of her long suit jacket that has pronounced lapels and double-breasted buttons.  To top it off is a navy and cream silk chapeau that is part of the matching 3-piece ensemble.  Her leather boots are spectacular and pinned to her jacket is her antique watch fob with an enamel decorated back.

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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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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 baking line that continues as a faint hairline down the forehead.
  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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Early Bru Fashion

Articulated Wood Arms

With the rounder shaped face of the early Bru fashions, this very special lady has an ethereal quality caused by her eggshell white bisque, relaxed, almond shaped blue enamel eyes, subtle cheek and lip color, with a content smile.  Her swivel head has the mark "E" incised in the back, as does the shoulderplate
  Her original brunette, human hair wig retains its braided up-do and is adorned with a hair ornament of a band of spring flowers.  She has pierced ears and wears delicate glass earrings, and her very clean and sturdy, gusseted leather body has the added feature of fully jointed, wooden arms for creative posing.
  What is believed to be her original clothing may look simple at first glance, but further inspection takes it to a level of summer couture fashion.  The soft, muslin cotton dress itself is edged with a wide band of open French lace, as is the matching long jacket that is cinched at the waist.  Over this is a delicate collar/shawl with the same exquisite lace detail as the dress, which, drawn over the shoulders, gives her a magical 1860 style.  Even her original undergarments deserve attention as they are a matching, organdy chemise and pantaloons.  Her button-up, camel leather boots are antique as are her stockings.

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Early Round Face Beauty

17 1/2"
Terrene Body

, The youthful look of this fashion doll can be attributed to her robust, full face, her soft expression and her infantine
silhouette.  She has the early look of a Barrois, combined with the romantic mood of an early Bru, with her grey blue enamel eyes, very soft shading and decoration, pulled back, honey blond mohair in tight ringlets, and a swivel neck on bisque shoulder plate.  She even bears resemblance to a glass-eyed Huret fashion!
Her body has leather-covered, metal upper arms, bisque forearms and plump hands, with a leather over wood torso, lower legs and leather over metal upper legs.  The leather that covers her is loosely mounted on the upper legs, generally indicating what is known as the Terrene body.  Her lovely plaid costume with silk fringe across the bodice and around the back of the dramatic collar is of antique silk and shows expert workmanship.  Her brown leather boots are antique.

Be sure to check the CLOTHING page for available dresses and accessories for your fashion!


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