When collectors and historians examine French fashion dolls, they hope to find a manufacturer's mark. Some dolls bear markings associated with a particular doll maker, usually in the form of a label, surface printing, or a mark incised (a scoring of the wet clay body) into the bisque of the doll's head or shoulderplate. Few of these fashion dolls, however have their makers' marks. Many major manufacturers, including Huret, Rohmer, Jumeau, Bru, and Fernand Gaultier, did not mark their dolls until the last decades of the 19th century. This doll is unmarked, and it is therefore impossible to know for sure who her maker is. Experts can only form an educated opinion based on how she is made and her resemblance to other marked dolls.


  • Title: Doll:French Fashion Doll
  • Date Created: 1850-1890
  • Location: France
  • Type: Dolls from the Nineteenth Century, Fashion Dolls
  • Medium: bisque, kid, glass, paint, mohair, straw, silk, lace, cotton, wool, leather
  • Object ID: 77.6591

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