Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wax Store Countertop Display

Wow! Love this super wax store mannequin bust display. She has glass eyes. Very nice!

1922 Evelione Taglione Piano Prodigy with Dolls (Lenci Boudoir Dolls)

This is a photo of Evelione Taglione with gifts given to her from her European visit. Included are two Lenci Pierrots and a Lenci Spanish doll similar to the ones below:

Monday, October 24, 2016

1920 Miss Broadway Personality Doll

This is a press photo 1920 of a "Miss Broadway Personality Doll." There's no other info, but she sort of reminds me of a Flower Fairy or the type of wooden headed doll that I've seen on novelty items such as bags/purses. Wish I had more info.

Boudoir Doll Clothes Hanger

Boudoir Dolls are not limited to an actual doll. Here is a French clothes hanger with a boudoir doll head.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

French Boudoir Dolls, Labeled Au Printemps

Pierrot & Pierrette Boudoir Doll Heads, marked Au Printemps

 French Boudoir Doll Head and Body, Marked Au Printemps

French Boudoir Doll Head, Tagged Au Printemps

Paris Department Store "Au Printemps"

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Rosalinde - The 1927 Palm Beach, Florida Fad!

What a fabulous eBay find! Here is a 1927 news photo of a French Rosalinde boudoir doll with the following description - 

"Exquisitely Gowned Dolls Latest Fad Adopted by Society at Palm Beach"

"PALM BEACH, FLA - The exclusive novelty shops are displaying dolls garbed in the most elaborate and gorgeous costumes-- dolls which delight and thrill the hearts of sub-debs, debbies and their doting mamas. Costly fabrics and expert workmanship is incorporated in their making."

"PHOTO SHOWS- A doll typifying the days of Queen Marie Antoinette"

This article basically says that Rosalindes were the dolls of high society mothers and daughters.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"Turn Head"

Collectors have called this boudoir doll a "Turn Head" because her head is poseable. Too bad, but typical, her silk dress has shattered. I wish I knew who the manufacturer is.