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Nelling, Inc.

F a s h i o n   D o l l s

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China Huret

17 1/2"
Antique Clothing

Every Huret you meet is like meeting a new person, with their faces and moods varying so much from one example to another.  This enfantin fashion doll from the 1850's was made to embody a young girl as opposed to the lady dolls we usually see in this category.  The glazed china shoulder head and arms have a youthful plumpness to them, her blue painted eyes have a watery quality, and her cheeks are lightly rouged.  She wears her original skin wig.
The leather body is firm and sturdy, with the upper arms of jointed wood into the shoulder to allow for posing.  On her right shoulder is a very fine hairline that runs from a factory flaw, with color baked in that indicates that it happened at the time of firing.  She also has some repaired fingers.  Her gauzy dress that is a cool violet color with crossed black lines and aqua ribbon-edged ruffles,  is antique and from her period.  Undergarments , stockings, shoes, and flowery bonnet also all antique.

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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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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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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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,  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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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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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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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!

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


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