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Not a Rosalinde???

Well, Sue sent me these photos of dolls with the same features and one with a tag like the NAIDA doll in my previous blog post. These dolls may be a completely different doll and not a Rosalinde. Typically, Rosalindes wear slipper-type shoes with suede soles with handwritten "Rosalinde" on them. 
These dolls wear slip-on, heeled shoes, and they have rings on their fingers. I noticed, too, that their arms are not quite like the Rosalindes. 
So, the question is - were these dolls patterned after Rosalindes by someone else?

This doll was sold on eBay. The seller wrote the following description, "Found in the basement of an old house during an estate auction. The tag reads "Naida Brevete BGDG 'Regina' 3028 Made in France." She looks to be a Spanish lady with turquoise & other stones jewelry." The doll came with a wrap that has the tag on it.
 Regina is 36" inches tall head to foot and the dress hangs down another 12-14" inches.

Nancy Drexel Rosalinde? NAIDA?

Check out this Rosalinde! (Update - maybe, I should say Rosalinde-type?) She is very much like the one shown in my 1928 photo of actress, Nancy Drexel. Could it be the same one? The earring and bracelet appear to be the same. She even has rings like the doll in the photo. Being she's 88 years old, there's a possibility her original outfit had to be replaced which would explain why the outfit isn't the same as the one in the photo......What do you think? (Update - being there are other dolls with this tag that are the same type doll, this doll's outfit is most likely original to her)

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:

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.

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"
Click on the photos to access source.

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.

"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.

A Lost Cause? No Way!

Would you ever have imagined that this fantastic Bloom boudoir doll looked like this: Hard to believe this poor thing could be saved, but once again, Sue to the rescue!

Lenci Purple Pierrot

I received a comment, asking if I still have this Lenci Pierrot. I no longer have this doll.

Dolores Costello

Nice photo of actress, Dolores Costello

Jaysant Half Doll

Here's another Jaysant Half Doll. Nice one. This is only the second one I've ever seen. I wonder what country manufactured these half dolls. (click on the photo to access the eBay auction)

What Not to Do

After developing a little confidence (maybe too much confidence), I did what I had warned you about in a previous blog post - be careful not to apply too much varnish to the facial features. 

I had a little too much on the brush when I started on the eyebrows so it affected the felt on her left eyebrow. It was faded to begin with, and maybe that's why it did this - maybe, there wasn't enough eyebrow paint for the varnish to cover. But, it's not the end of the world. It just caused the eyebrow to turn kind of grayish or faded. 

So, lesson learned, be careful when you do this!
The photo, above, was taken before. Below, is after vacuuming and applying the varnish. Her face is cleaner now. 


I think this one is a Gerling?

Lady Golfer

I've never seen a boudoir doll like this one. She has the flapper bob hairdo. Is it Gerbs? Would be nice if it had a tag.