Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
This page is from the Ladies Home Journal 1923 - I first thought the dolls on these baskets were Rosalinde heads, but they can't be because they would have been way too tall. They must be half dolls. These dolls have a Rosalinde look to them; the tilt of the head and the shape of the face. I wonder who made these half dolls and what were they made of - wax? wax over composition/chalk, bisque? Has anyone seen a basket like these?
Thanks to Sue for this page from a 1923 Ladies' Home Journal. At least one of the dolls shown is a typical Rosalinde. The others have similar-looking bodies (the Chinese doll's body can't be seen to know for sure). So, I wonder - were the other dolls shown made by Rosalinde?
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I had finished posting the Blossoms the other night and decided to watch "Beau Brummel," made in 1924, starring John Barrymore, Irene Rich, Mary Astor, and Carmel Myers. Irene Rich appears as Frederica Charlotte, Duchess of York, and when I saw her, the first doll that came to mind was this Blossom.
Gorgeous Etta! She has remnants of her original costume and her green silk turban. She is double tagged (tags are shown above). The hang tag is written in pencil "Georgia." A previous owner added her necklace.
This is another gorgeous Etta! She is also tagged, double tagged as shown above her. A previous owner added an original boudoir doll lounging PJs, a feather hair ornament and dragon pin.
I thought this guy was a Blossom, however, there some collectors who believe he is an Etta. He has painted-on hair and a soulful expression. Male Ettas are rare.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
This Blossom is the only Blossom I have left in my collection. She has painted-on hair and is a smoker. Muy Bueno!
Here is another Blossom that isn't what you typically can find. Her wig is more elaborate and inspired by Pompadour/Antoinette.
This gorgeous Blossom makes a beautiful bride.
Here is another all original Blossom beauty. Her box was gone, unfortunately, but she was still tied to her box insert. I left it that way when I sold her (you can see the white ribbon around her waist).
This Blossom wears a Pierrot costume. Her hat is gone and someone added the hair yarn. She has nice face paint and a great face.
This Blossom wears a Pierrot costume, too, but she managed to keep her hat! The costume is made of a velvet corduroy-like fabric. One thing I can never seem to learn is fabric. So, I usually describe material as it looks, not what it actually is......This doll is fabulous!
Friday, September 24, 2010
I love the face paint on this Gerling. She wears her original silk dress and has remnant of her hairnet.
This Gerling is one of the nicest ones I ever owned. I love her facepaint, outfit and her braided silk floss wig.