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Showing posts from November, 2016

French Boudoir Doll

Love this French Boudoir Doll!

Vanessa's Grandmother with her Boudoir Doll

Vanessa, Etsy Shop Owner of LesPierreVintage, sent me a photo of her grandmother, posing with her boudoir doll. Thanks, Vanessa, for sharing! (click on the photo to access Vanessa's Etsy shop).

Lenci Marionette

Hard to find a Lenci marionette. Here are two on eBay.

Smiling French Boudoir Doll Head

Nice French boudoir doll head.

French Boudoir Doll Head

Love this French boudoir doll head!

Fryderyka Frankowska Dolls

Click the link, above, for Wikipedia info on Fryderyka Frankowska
Sue restored two Frankowska dolls. Below, are before and after photos. Super!

The doll on the right has what appears to be buttons for hair. Very unusual!

Sue provided the following info: With the outbreak of WWI, Frankowska returned to Paris and began studies at the "avant garde" Academie de la Palette, which as such notable alumnis Marie Vassilieff, who not only opened her own atelier Academie Russe (later named Academie Vassilieff), which housed the infamous canteen that was the meeting place of famous artists, Matissee, Picasso, Braque, et. al. that she is most remembered for. Marie Vassilieff was also a doll maker and painter, and was a part of the creative community of Montparnasse. She also met Konstanty Brandl, a Symbolist printmaker. 

It is worth noting Frankowska belonged to a group of artists who participated in the Salon d'Automne, as well as participating in exhibitions of the Polish artists in P…

Jean Parker with Boudoir Dolls

Jean Parker poses with a few boudoir dolls; Cubeb is on left, Gerling in the long dress and a French doll, sitting in a chair. There is another doll in between the Gerling and French doll that reminds me of a similar doll I've seen in a movie. Also, check out Jean's shoes!
Here is a link to a previous blog post with Jean Parker:

Unusual Petite French Boudoir Doll

This petite French boudoir doll has button eyes. Very unusual. Thanks to Nannette for sharing. This doll reminds Nannette of the 1933 Film series "The Mascott" or "Fetiche" by Ladislas & Irene Starevitch. Below are the YouTube videos:

And the modern background music version, perfect for Halloween: