Société Française de Fabrication de Bébés et Jouets1899/1914

Romantic Museum

Romantic Museum
Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

"Till the end of the XIX century in Continental Europe dolls characterization as children was achieved thanks to the clothing, not by the anatomy. Since that moment an articulated baby appeared on the market. A doll that reproduced a baby body articulated through an internal elastic system and spheres that gave it an ability to adapt to users arms as a real baby.
The precedent was Japanese dolls presented in the 1885 Paris Universal Exhibition.

This type of doll was born from the twinning between pedagogues, manufacturers and artists, in the context of the debate between art and industry, with the aim to join utility, economy and beauty.
The most successful company in the baby manufacturer was the French house Jumeau. In 1899 the company Jumeau and Cie merged in the Societé Française de Fabrication de Bébés and Jouets (SFBJ). This doll is a design of Jumeau gave up to the SFBJ and belonged to the Lola Anglada (Barcelona, 1896 – Tiana, 1984) doll collection."


  • Title: Doll
  • Creator: Société Française de Fabrication de Bébés et Jouets
  • Date Created: 1899/1914
  • Location: Paris
  • Physical Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 17 cm
  • Type: Doll
  • External Link: Museus de Sitges
  • Medium: Bisque, glass, mohair, pasta, wood, silk and cotton

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