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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
February Sneak Peek!!
hardly begins to describe our cover! There can be no doubt that some
dolls are true works of art. This rare and all original couple, a
striking likeness of King Edward and Queen Alexandra by the gifted
sculptor and wax modeler Charles Ernest Pierotti, are in their full
ceremonial attire. Author Claire K. Davies details their construction
and ornate costuming, a tribute to British royal history and the
artistry of Pierotti.
has long been famous for their center-seamed dolls, but beginning in
the early 1920’s, they had been experimenting to develop a doll made
from seamless pressed felt. Eliminating the center seam on their cloth
dolls proved to be a challenging venture. Rebekah Kaufman writes about
these dolls that are difficult to find in today’s marketplace.
and Danielle Theimer write about Jumeau fashion, a subject near and
dear to their heart. In their esteemed opinion the soul of this
illustrious firm was the woman who dressed the poupées and bébés in
style and elegance, Ernestine Stéphanie Jumeau, the wife of Emile Louis Jumeau.
many European museums have closed in recent years, yet one, the Musée
de la Poupée continues to delight and expand. A recent visit showcases
some of its treasures.
Gay Kincaid shares her love of Old Paris China, sold in elegant
Parisian shops with only the shop label to identify it. As well as
full-sized pieces, delightful patterns were hand painted on tiny china
for children and dolls.
year’s UFDC special exhibit, “American Women Dream in Cloth: Cottage
Industry 1840-1930” was exceptional. This is part II of an unforgettable
love the tiny all bisque dolls dressed in crocheted costumes…the
diminutive animals are just as precious! Sharon Hope Weintraub shares
these delightful critters from Carl Horn Nachf and Hertwig and Company.
to the good ol’ days…1941 when Kimport Dolls was busy locating dolls
from around the world and publishing their finds in the tiny publication
“Doll Talk.” We take a fun look back at an earlier era in doll
a great issue this is! All this plus an exciting look at results from
the recent Theriault’s auctions in Newport Beach, CA.