In the early years of production, S.F.B.J. (Soci퀌�t퀌� Fran퀌_aise de Fabrication de B퀌�b퀌� & Jouets), the French doll-making firm of the 20th century, produced character dolls intended to represent faces of real children. Character dolls came with the faces of infants, toddlers, or youngsters. These new dolls sported expressions that imitated children laughing, crying, pouting, flirting, sleeping, yawning, and smirking and presented facial details like dimples, teeth, and tongues. The public did not much like the new character dolls, and though they were introduced about 1910, few were in production after World War I.


  • Title: Doll
  • Creator: S.F.B.J.
  • Date Created: ca. 1910
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Type: Dolls from the Early Twentieth Century
  • Medium: composition, bisque, tinted
  • Object ID: 74.595

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