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Sunday, September 30, 2012

We at the museum love unusual dolls best; corn dollies fit into that category. Many are not even of human shape; they are abstract, many circular or triangular, two geometric shapes associate with women's bodies. They play a role in the harvest festival, and often were kept in the home for one year, then burned, and a new doll was displayed. I first read about them in Volume D, "Dolls" of the 1956 World Book Encyclopedia. Among my other collections, I collect Volume D and other doll related volumes of old sets of encyclopedias Von Boehn, Laura Starr, Mary Hillier, and Leslie Gordon also write about them, and they are featured in books on crafts and Wicca. There is a book that comes up on Google images, too. Below is a history from a site in Wales that I was very impressed with. They also sell. Enjoy reading this timely and seasonal piece about a beloved craft.
A little bit of Folklore SHORT HISTORY Corn dollies date back to pagan times. Straw symbols, such as corn dollies or the harvest maid have always been associated with the gathering in of the crops. They were made in the field from the last sheaf, and many different designs came about from various areas. In the early part of the 19thC, English farmers in rural areas were carrying out ceremonies of which the original meaning was completely lost. Eg: the worship of the goddess of the corn. The art of making the corn dolly was handed down from father to son, and the whole ceremony ended with the triumphant return of the last load with the corn dolly held in the arms of the prettiest girl in the village. It was then hung up in the farmhouse until the following year. There are many variations of this story. Corn dollies made from wheat, is what the peoples of the British Isles call “corn”, it has deep pagan symbolic roots. Corn dollies are given for many occasions. A rattle could be given for the birth of a child or for a naming ceremony (christening). There are many House Blessings which make a lovely gift at any time, especially for Weddings and people moving house. Corn dollies seem to be getting more popular with a different variety of uses, for eg: Wearing the dollies hanging on belts, or decorating a hat with, wearing them as necklaces or bracelets or brooches, you can easily modify them for your own personal use, Harpers & Queen used my dollies in a photo shoot. Country Homes & Garden displayed one of my dollies in their October 2006 issue. World of Interiors magazine May 2009 has one of my Harvest Mothers on display. The traditional corn dolly often called a `Nek` is one I recommend for fertility, all though all corn dollies are connected to fertility and our mother the earth. The Harvest Mother is very symbolic of Mother Earth and often used in pagan or wicca rituals. Scottish TV has used my corn dollies in childrens programmes. Diva Opera Company has used one of my dollies in their production of Eugene Onegin by Tchaikowsky. It was used in the scene where the peasants come in from Harvest and they present the dolly to the owner of the estate. If you go to Jamie Olivers restaurant Fifteen's Trattoria you should find a couple of my dollies hanging up amongst the dried chillies. A collection of my dollies were used for the London and Paris Fashion Show September 2009 for Designer Vivienne Westwood. http://www.corndollies.co.uk/

Monday, September 24, 2012

French Doll Makers and Dolled up for Murder

From Doll Reference.com, a brief guide from their site of all things French. I would also like to recommend the Josie Prescott mysteries about an antique dealer; I am reading one involving a doll collection, Dolled Up for Murder, author Jane K. Cleland. It is available on Kindle.
Antique French Doll Makers 1840s + The French antique doll makers - les fabricants de poupée antiques Françaises - of France from the 1840s +. Also the doll makers; doll mold numbers, markings, letters or initials, trade names and symbols. With the doll makers name, description of the mark or symbol look here Marks Directory | Marks Library (Offsite link) more Doll Makers by country: American USA | Doll Makers World | English UK | French FR | German DE | A Adt Societe Nouvelle des Etablissements 1925 Aladin & Lam dolls 1925, made Art dolls Alart, Eugene doll shoes 1880s + - shoe mark of a full standing human figure Alexandre, Henri dolls 1889-1895 All Bisque dolls 1890 + various Anel & Fraisse, Anel & Fils dolls 1914-1920s Antique Mechanical Dolls 1850-1900s - Automata dolls, self propelled dolls Arena, Felix doll mark Mignon 1918-1920 Arnaud, Jean Louis Hubert dolls 1852-1879 - doll mark LA doll with kid or wood body covered in rubber Arnoult Doll Co dolls 1881-1882 Au Nain Bleu dolls 1890-1940s - doll mark Au Nain Bleu Chauvière Au Nain Bleu 406, 408, 4210 rue St. Honoré Au Nain Jaune dolls 1900's, doll mold 293 Au Paradis des Enfants dolls 1873-1925 + - 156 Rué de Rivoli, Paris, Rue du Louvre, No. 1 large Paris, France Department store Au Perroquet Cie dolls 1924 - La Negresse Blonde trademark Aux Amis de L`Enfance dolls 1870-1875 Aux Bébés Sages dolls 1863-1879 Aux Enfants de France 1869 + Aux Enfants Sages dolls 1870-1890s Aux Rêves de L`Enfance dolls 1870s - 40 Rue de Richelieu Paris Aux Trois Quartiers dolls 1905-1924 ----------------------------------------------- B B. J. & Cie dolls 1800s + Baffert, A. dolls 1925 rag dolls Bagnaro, G. dolls 1928-1930 Balleroy, Jullien & Cie dolls ca. 1915-? - doll mark Limoges France JB, JB Ballu, Ernst dolls, 1890-1914 - doll mark Bebe Olga Barrois, Eugene dolls 1844-1875 - purchased by Halopeau in 1875 Bawo & Dotter dolls 1838-1913 - Importer, also in Germany, NYC, USA, doll mark B & D Germany, Pat. Dec.7/80 Bebe Bon Marche dolls 1894-1925 Bebe Tout Bois 1901-1914 Bellet, Henri dolls 1919-1920s - doll mark Poupard Art Belleville & Cie dolls 1920s + - doll mark Mystére Belton Type antique dolls 1870s-1900 - accepted as French, probably German Benoist dolls (G. H. Most) 1850-1873 Berchet SA Company dolls 1995 + - also called Superjouet Berner, Jacques doll mark JB 1888 + Bernheim & Kahn dolls 1900 + - doll mark Etoile Bébé, Bébé Mondain Bernhold, Julius doll mark Nini Kaspa 1910+ Bertrand, Rene doll mark Gaby 1923 Biberian, Gregoire cloth doll mark BG 1929-31 Binder & Cie dolls 1918 + Blampoix, Claude J. Sr. dolls 1840-1870 - attributed doll mark B # S 1863 purchased Duval-Denis 1871-1885 Dallox was owner 1876-1878 Madame Blampoix, a widow, is listed as a doll maker Blampoix, Claude J. Jr. dolls 1856-1881 Bonin, Lefort & Cie dolls 1923-1928 - also called Societe Bonin & Lefort - doll mark Joli Bébé, Gaby, Mon Baby, Ninon, Select Bonnal, Claude Valéry dolls 1898-1904 - doll mark Bebe Le Glorieu, Bebe Le Petit Francias, Bebe Le Radieux, Bebe Le Special, Bebe L' Unique Bossuat, E. dolls 1900's, doll mold 316 - doll mark symbol eight pointed sun Brevete Gege France dolls 1950s Bouchet, Adolphe H. doll mark AB 1889-1899 Bourgoin, J. dolls 1880-1892 - successor of Jules N. Steiner Brasseur & Videlier doll mark B # V 1865-1882 Bru Jne & Cie dolls Bébés 1866-1899 - successor Paul Eugene Girard 1899-1925 + ------------------------------------------------ C Carlegle, Charles-Emile & Helle, Andre 1918 + Carles, Jean dolls 1926 Carvaillo, Adrien doll mark La Venus 1923 Cassanet, A & Cie dolls 1881-1890s Cayette dolls 1909 - doll marks Bebe Oracle, Bebe Prophete, La Fee Au Gui, La Fee Au Trefle, La Fee Aux Trefles, La Fee Bonheur Chambon Et Baye dolls 1899 Chambre Syndicale des Fabricants de Jouets Français 1886-1928 - group of toy makers, trade organization doll mark Marque Deposée Article Français Chantilly, Cie dolls 1924-1928 China head dolls 1840-1940 Chiquet, F. & Le Montréer dolls 1865-1885 Clement, Vve. dolls 1870s Clelia cloth dolls 1930s Clerc, Les Fils de N. dolls 1908-1927 Clodrey dolls 1952-1974 Cosman Fréres (brothers) dolls 1892-1925 + - 1892 Bébé le Favori by Clément Gatusse 1893 Splendide Bebe Couturier, Alice dolls 1865-1894 Covert, G & Co dolls 1913 + Crosier, Aline dolls 1917 - Parfait Bébé ---------------------------------------------- D Damerval, Freres & Laffranchy dolls 1910-1915 - Joli Bébé, Bébé Mignon Danel & Cie dolls 1889-1895 Daspres, Edmond dolls 1902-1908 - 1904-1908 successor Jules N. Steiner D'Autremont dolls 1858 - Paris 6 Rue De Dauphin 6 Debailly dolls 1846-1852 Decré, M. dolls 1885-1890 Defosse dolls 1833-1852 Dehais dolls 1836-1921 - doll mold 106, mechanical dolls, poupards (doll without legs), Marottes, Folies, Polichinelles (clown doll) - 1890-1921 Louis Marie Renou successor Dehler, Wilhelm - WD dolls 1888-1892 German - dist. by JFO Michaelis in Paris, France Dehors, A. doll mark AD 1860-1890 DeKasparek, Jeanne dolls 1922-1925 + - Sans Rival, doll mark a crest with a crown Delachal, Louis doll mark LD 1890-1904 - Bebe Caoutchouc Delacoste, B & Cie doll mark D 1914-1925 - see also Derolland Delacroix, Henri dolls 1865-1887 - doll mark, Pan, GD, HDX + Paris DelaRameé, Max-Henri & Marie dolls 1917 - Ma Joli dolls Delaunay, Madame dolls 1839-1866 Delbosque, Leontine dolls 1876-1889 Delcros dolls 1866-1873 Delero dolls 1871-1874 Delestaing, (Delestang) A. dolls 1864-1870 Delfour dolls 1870-1880 Delhaye, Alexandre Fères 1900, doll mark AD Demarest, Marie doll Poupée Sanver's 1908 Denamur, Etienne dolls 1857-1898 DEP dolls ca. 1880s + - depose, déposé Depiesse, Grange dolls 1890-1921 Derolland, Basile dolls 1878-1925 + - rubber doll mark D inside a circle DeRousey de Sales, Georges dolls 1917-1920 - Liberty, Expression, Modestes, Espiegels DeSaint, Denis dolls 1842-1865 Desaubliaux doll mark Gallia 1915 Deschamps, Maison F. dolls 1847-1895 - Maison DESCHAMPS 5 rue de l'Echelle Desiré & Lamane dolls 1893 Desmee dolls 1844-1846 Desportes, V. dolls 1876-1885 Desrosiers, Th. dolls 1867-1881 - 1881 Assuérus & Desrosiers Desty, Léon dolls 1869 Deuilly dolls 1881-1885 Devanaux, L. dolls 1878 D'Hostique dolls 1885-1889 Digoit dolls 1869-1889 Doléac, L & Cie doll mark LD 1881-1908 - Polichinelles, Marottes dolls Doll Glossary, doll terms explained Dreifuss, Isidore dolls 1921 - trademark Fi-Fi Dubois, Paul dolls - doll mark Entrée des Alliés a Strasbourg Dubois dolls 1889-1890 Duclos, André dolls 1855-1921 Ducrey, Madame dolls 1880 Dumas-Bohan dolls 1836-1852 Dumont, E. doll mark ED 1843-1889 Dumontois dolls 1865-1879 Dupont dolls 1840-1868 Duran, Madame Max. dolls 1915 - doll mark MD inside circle, Duran Marx Durand, Octave dolls 1921 - trademark Tanagrette Duval Denis dolls 1861-1862 - 1863 purchased by C. J. Blampoix Sr. -------------------------------------- E Eden Bebe Paris doll 1890-1899 - by Fleischmann & Bloedel Egret, Madame nankeen dolls 1874-1884 ---------------------------------------------- F Falck & Roussel dolls 1880-1902 Fauche, M. doll mark Manos 1916 Favier Baculard dolls 1860-1876 - gutta percha heads Fleischmann & Bloedel dolls 1909-1926 - and in Furth, Bavaria 1873-1926 doll mark F & B, F & BF Eden Bébé dolls 1890-1899 Foucher, René doll mark tower + windmill Fouillot, Blanche doll name L'Idéal 1906-25 + F continued above F Fouillot, Blanche doll name L'Idéal 1906-25 + Fould, Consuélo poupées mark AP Paris 1910 - doll trade mark Les Victorieuses French Fashion Importing Co - Ninon cloth dolls 1930s Fréres, Bertoli dolls 1890s - trade name Idéal Bébé ------------------------------------ G Gallais, P. J. & Co dolls 1917-1923 Gault, J. Roger Plastolite dolls 1917 Gaultier, Francois doll mark FG 1860-1899 Gauthier dolls 18636-1872 GeGe dolls 1964-1973 Gerbaulet Feres dolls 1910-1925 + - doll mark Et Coquet Bebe, GF, Bebe Olga 35, 37 Rue de Turenne, Paris 3 ard. Gesland, Eugene doll mark FG 1860-1928 - Bébé E. Gesland 5, Rue Beranger 5, Paris Giotti, D. Etablissements 1925 + Nice, FR - Magali art felt dolls Giroud, Marius Germain dolls 1968-1974 - doll mark Gege on hard plastic dolls Giroux, Alphonse & Cie doll mark BS 1860-80 Gobert, A. dolls 1898-1899 Gorguet dolls 1876-1890 - bébé, poupée acc., shoes marked M.G. Grandjean dolls 1887-1890 - doll mark GD Paris, Bébé Bijou Gratieux, M Ferdinand doll marks Tout Va Bien Gre-Poir cloth dolls 1927-1935 also in the USA Guerin, Martha doll mark ACN 1915 Guillard, A. T. or Francois dolls 1842-1890 - A la Galerie Vivienne doll shop 4 Rue des Petit Champs 4 Paris Guillet, Louis doll mark Amour Bebe 1896 Guillon, Silas doll mark CAMELIA art doll 1925 Guimmoneau, Henry & Cie dolls 1879-1884 Guyot, Maison dolls 1889-1900 - doll mark A la Tentation ---------------------------------------- H Halopeau, Aristide dolls 1875-1889 - mfg. of H mold Bebe dolls 1882-1889 Hansi (prialytine) dolls 1917-1920s - Jean-Jacques Waltz Hieulle, Edmond dolls 1917 - Parfait Bébé, Montreuil Bébé, MSB on coat of arms, possible maker of doll mark Montreuil, S Bois, France, DL dolls. Hirschler, F & Hirschler, P doll mark FPH 1919 Huret, Maison Adelaide dolls 1850s-1930s - Huret No. 22 Boulevart Montmartre Paris Huret 68 Rue de la Boetie ----------------------------------------- I Iriquet, Mme. Vve dolls - 46 Place des Cormes Rouen Israel, L & Salomon, L. dolls 1921-1925 ----------------------------------------------------- J Jean, M. Elie doll mark anchor CAEN Joanny, Joseph Louis dolls 1884-1921 - doll mark J or J.J. Jugele, Leon dolls 1843-1844 Jullien dolls 1863-1904 - Bébé incassable, doll name L' Universal Jumeau dolls 1842-1899 ---------------------------------------------------- K Kahn, Lucien doll mark MOGLETTE Kasparek, Mme. de Jeanne doll flower in a cap Koenig, Marie dolls 1890-1914 Koch, J. César dolls 1915 - trademarks Bébé Gloria, Lutecia Baby Kratz-Bossac, Henri Orthon dolls 1892-1910 - doll trade mark La Parisienne Krohn, Alexandre dolls 1882-1890 - doll mark lion with doll between paws ---------------------------------------------------- L La Fosse, Amédée dolls 1892-1893 - successor Jules N. Steiner La Fosse, Marie dolls 1893-1899 - widow of Amédée, successor J. N. Steiner La Nicette dolls 1924-1946 - cloth felt dolls, by Gaston Casimir Lacouchy, D. dolls 14863-1882 Lacourtille porcelain factory dolls 1771-1840 Lady dolls ca. 1860s-1900s + Lafitte, André doll mark Vita 1917 Lafitte & Désirat dolls 1900-1920 - wax display dolls in current fashions Lamagnére, Théophile dolls 1882-1900 Lambert, Andre doll mark Zina 1924 Lambert, Leopold doll mark LB 1888-1923 - doll mark Babet Lamorlette dolls 1839-1846 Lamousse dolls 1870-1882 Lang, Emile dolls 1915-1924 Lanternier, A. et & Cie dolls 1915-1924 - doll mark Limoges AL anchor symbol, AL & Cie Limoges, Lorraine, Lutin, Frabrication Francaise Limoges, Cherié, Favorite, Toto Limoges, JE Masson Lardot-Praquin dolls 1867-1882 Laumaunier, Charles doll mark CL 1882 Laumont, Baroness dolls 1914-1921 Laurens & Dugourjal, Jeune dolls 1856-1858 Lavallée-Peronne dolls 1864-1884 - A La Poupée de Nuremberg (doll shop) 21 Rue de Choiseul Paris Lavallée-Peronne Lazarski, T. Stefania K. dolls 1914+ - Mascotte, Bébé Marcheurs, kid, cloth, wax Le Jouet Artistique dolls 1919, doll mark FPH Le Minor dolls 1936-1940s + Le Montréer Féres dolls 1867-1921 Lebel, Stapfer Rachel doll mark Patria 1916 Leblond, JD India rubber manikins 1853 Leconte & Alliot dolls 1866-1900 - H. LeConte & Co, doll mark LC + an anchor Lefebvre, Alexandre & Cie dolls 1863-1921 - doll mold 161, Bébé A.L. Lefor Openo dolls 1960s Lejeune, E. A. dolls 1878-1880 Lejeune, Louis Aime dolls 1915 - doll trademark of a pair of wings 95 Lepinary, M. V. doll mark Le JouJou Francsis Leverd, A. et Cie dolls 1852-1867 - 1867 + renamed La Gutta Percha Levi, Edmond dolls 1919-1921 - doll mark Les Poupees De France Ligue du Jouet Francais dolls 1914-1916 Ludet dolls 1864-1890 Levy, Albert doll mark Tanagra 1917-1921 Levy, Pierre & Cie Bébé Bijou dolls 1919 L'Heureux, Louis doll mark 1905 Loudouze, Genevieve doll mark Ninon 1925 Louit, Mme. Jeanne dolls 1916 - doll mark Poupées Gauloises Lubecka, Mme. Julienne doll mark Bicot --------------------------------------------------- M Mabit, Louise Adrienne dolls 1925 - doll trade name Janus, Les Deux Gosses Maelzel, Johannes dolls 1808-1827 - automata dolls, also located in Vienna Mail dolls 1927-1930s Maison du Petit Saint Thomas dolls 1886-1891 Maltête, Charles dolls 1892-1895 Manuel, Gaston & de Stoecklin, E. dolls 1920 - Poupées de Paris, Les Poupettes Les Poupées Parisiennes Manufacture des Bébés & Poupées 1920-1921 - doll trade mark La Madelon Marais dolls 1843-1881 Marchel, Ed dolls 1863 + - Mechanical dolls, Aux Bébé Sages shop Marcel dolls 1871-1874 Marcoux, Charles dolls 1920-1923 - Société Française Bébés Marcoux 23 Rue Buffon 23, Montreuil-sous-Bois Margaine LaCroix, J. dolls 1873-1918 Mariage, Maurice doll La Poupee Lina 1923 Marie dolls 1862-1870 Marie & Boquerel dolls 1863-1865 Margot, P. J. & F. dolls 1862-1878 Marotte - doll on a stick - Musical 1860 + Marque, Albert doll mark A. Marque 1910-1916 Martin, A. dolls 1874-1876 Martin, Ferdinand (Seraphin) dolls 1880-1909 Mascotte Bébé dolls 1890-1901 - May Féres & Cie, then Jules N. Steiner, Mathieu, Jerôme, dolls 1871-1875 Mauger & Montera dolls 1860s-1870s - doll mark Manota Montero Company Maujean dolls 1866-1874 Maurisse dolls 1849-1851 May Frères, May Fils dolls 1890-1899 - May Frères & Cie, May & Bertin doll trade name Bébé Mascotte acquired by Jules N. Steiner bet. 1897-1899 Metal Head dolls 1861-1930s Métayer, A. dolls 1860s + - A. Métayer 22 Rue S. Martin Tours Mettais, Jules dolls 1899-1903 - successor at Jules Nicholas Steiner Michaelis, J. F. O. dolls 1892-1895 Michel, M. Severin dolls - doll mark Bouquet De La Victoire Modistes' doll 1840s-1860s = Milliners model, - mannikin doll to display clothing fashions Mignonette Doll (pocket size doll) 1880s + Morin, L. dolls 1921-1928 Montreuil-sous-Bois - pottery area near Paris Mothereau, Alexandre T. dolls 1880-1895 - doll mark B.M., T.M. Muller, Pierre doll mark Olympia 1924 Mundia Doll Co 1949+ Munnier, Maison Vve. dolls 1834-1852 - Paragon Targsor No. 15 & 17 Paris ------------------------------------------------ N Nadaud, A. dolls 1878-1890s - Jouets Cotillon 32 Rue du 4 Septembre Naneau, M. doll mark Centil Bebe Nathan, Fernand et Cie dolls 1925-1929 Neumann & Marx dolls 1906-1911 - doll mark N & M with a lion, wings & tail Noel, Charles M. doll mark Marquisette 1923 ------------------------------------------------- O Olivier, Fernand Paulin dolls 1920 - doll mark A la Clinique des Poupées Ollier doll mark OF 1919-1920 Ondine swimming dolls 1890 + - also made in Germany Ourine, G. dolls 1925-1930s Ouvre, Vera dolls 1915-1918 ------------------------------------- P Paderewski, Helena dolls 1915-1918 Pandora dolls 1915-1918 Pannier, Charles & Blanche dolls 1872-1892 - doll mark C9P, Mme. Pannier on foot Paques Noel dolls 1928-1929 Parisienne de Celluloisine Cie 1921 Parent, Charles Louis dolls 1871-1872 Paturel, J. et Cie dolls 1925-1928 Péan, Laurent Marie Rene dolls 1862-1890 - doll mark P.F. Pegard, F. dolls 1833-1847 Pelletier, E. L. dolls 1890-1900 - doll trademark La France bébés Perier, Henry dolls 1916 - doll mark La Vraie Parisienne, M.P. Perrault, Marie dolls 1916 Perrimond, Gaston dolls 1924-1930s - doll trademark La Poupée Nicette Perrin, Frank W. & Co dolls 1907-1930s Perrin, Mme. dolls 1916 - doll mark La Poupee des Allies Petit, Jacob dolls 1830-1862 - doll mark JP . . Par Brevet Petit & Dumontier dolls 1878-1890 Petit & Mardochee dolls 1843-1860 Petitcollin dolls 1860-1930s Petites Mains Parisiennes dolls 1916 Phalibois, Henri dolls 1890 + - automata dolls, mechanical dolls Pierrette dolls 1920s-1930s Pilorge, Alexandre Silvain dolls 1865 Pintel & Godchaux doll mark PG 1890-1899 - doll names Bébé Charmant, G Depose A Pintel, M. & Fils doll mold 131 1913-1921 Popineau dolls 1855-1870 Possin dolls 1839-1843 Potiers, George dolls 1867-1882 Poulbot, Francisque dolls (2 trademarks) 1913 Poulbot, Mme. dolls (17 trademarks) 1918 Poulin, René dolls 1861 + Poupee de Mode dolls 1860-1930 - also called Fashion Lady dolls Poupee's Gerbs dolls 1927-1930s - also sold cloth dolls in USA Poupee's Nicette cloth dolls 1920s-1930s Prialytine doll mark, type composition, Paris Prieur, C. dolls 1890-1898 Prieur, Louis doll mark LP 1840-1928 - doll trade name Mon Cheri Printemps, Grand Magasins du 1887-1925 + - a Paris department store --------------------------------------- Q Quim or Quinn dolls 1927-1930 ------------------------------------------- R Rabery & Delphieu dolls 1856-1899 - doll mark RD, Bébé de Paris RD doll, RD Bébé Rabery doll, Genty successor 1899-1925 + Radiana dolls 1927 Radiguet & Cordonnier dolls 1800s Ravca dolls 1924-1947 - also located in USA. Raynal, Poupees Les dolls 1922 + Remignard, Frederic dolls 1844-1899 Renault & Bon Dufour doll mold 264 1906-30 Renou, Louis Marie dolls 1890-1921 - succeeded Dehais, mechanical dolls Ribiere, Leger Henri dolls 1929 Rigot, Marie G. dolls 1927-1930s - doll mark L'Ideale Rivaillon, Fr. & Caroline dolls 1900-1910 - doll mark FCR, Bébé Caro Rochard, Ed dolls 1860s-1870s Rocher, Marius doll mark Le bébé 1914 Roig, Mme. doll name Bebe Gallia 1916 Rohmer, Madame Marie dolls 1857-1880 Rossignol, Charles doll mark CR 1878-1900 - mechanical dolls Rostal, Henri doll mark HR 1914-1916 - Mon Trésor, Bébé Mon Trésor doll mold 30, 295 Rouaud, Charles dolls 1913-1921 - trade names Mal` Auto de ma Poupée and Mal` Oto de ma Poupée Rouillard, dolls 1920-1921 Roullet & Decamps doll mark RD 1865-1930 - doll mold 134, L'Intrepide Bebe Rousselot, Jean B. A. dolls 1845-1852 Roy, Jules dolls 1835-1857 Rozmann dolls 1915-1916 Rufaut dolls 1880-1890 Rungaldier, J. Antoine dolls 1843-1890 -------------------------------------- S Sadin, Arthur doll name Favori-Bebe 1916 Saugnier, Mme. & Avard dolls 1848-1852 Savary, Andre doll mark Pygmée Schmitt et Fils dolls 1863-1891 Schneider & Fils dolls 1858-1896 doll mark Paris S.F. Deposé Schudze, Max dolls 1864-1878 Schultz, Adolphe dolls 1893 Sedard, Eugene dolls 1919 - Paris Jouet, Toujours du Nouveau & RS Sevres dolls 1738-1925 + Simonne, Francois dolls 1867-1878 + - Simonne Paris, Passage Delorme, No. là 13 Rue de Rivoli 188 Societe au Bebe Rose 1910 - doll mark Au BB Rose on a face symbol Societe des Yeux Expression et Poupée Mystére dolls 1926 Société du Caoutchouc Mfg dolls 1920s Société Française de Fabrication de Bébé & Jouets - SFBJ dolls 1899-1958 Société Industrielle de Celluloid dolls 1902-27 - Société Nobel Française dolls 1927-1939 Société Industrielle de Ferblanterie 1918 Société La Parisienne dolls 1911 - doll trade names Bébé Eureka, Bébé le Reve, Bébé Lux, Bébé Stella, Paradis Bébé, Magic Bébé. Société Nouvelle des Bebes Reclames 1929-1930s Société Steiner dolls 1892 - better known as Jules Nicholas Steiner Spaggiari, Yvonne dolls 1927-1938 Steiner, Jules Nicholas dolls 1855-1908 - Gigoteur kicking, crying mechanical dolls Bébé Mascotte, Bébé Steiner Le Parisien, Le Petite Parisien Bébé J. Steiner Strassburger, Isidore dolls 1863-1866 Sussfeld & Cie dolls 1863-1930 Sylver, Jane dolls 1927-1930 --------------------------------------- T Taillander, E H dolls 1925-1927 Tesmine dolls 1927 Thalheimer, Sylvain & Cie dolls 1900 - doll name bebe Tentation Theroude, Alexandre N. dolls 1837-1895 Thompson, Valentine doll mark Pandore 1915 Tissier & Cie dolls 1920s-1930s Terrène, La Maison dolls 1863-1890 - J. Terrène, 10 rue de Marché-St. Honoré. bisque head, hands, wood body covered in kid, painted metal upper arms, fully jointed Testard dolls 1829-1855 Thieck, Francis, Born, Jean & Cie dolls 1923 - doll trademark Seraphin Thomas, Ambroise dolls 1915-1916 Thomson, Valen. doll mark Pandore 1914-18 Toulouse, V. dolls 1893-1894 Triquet, Mme. Vve. dolls 1900s - 46 Place des Carmes Rouen Thuillier, A. dolls 1875-1893 Tissier & Cie dolls 1920s -------------------------------------- U Ulhenhuth, Henry & Co dolls 1876-1919 Unidentified French Doll mold number 31 Union National Inter Syndicale - UNIS dolls 1922-1960 -------------------------------------- V VanRosen, J dolls 1912-1914 Vannier, Hippolyte dolls 1864-1865 Vassileif, Marie dolls 1910-1926 - also located in Russia Venus Cloth dolls 1915-1939 by Carvaillo - also called Le Venus dolls Verdier & Gutmacher dolls 1897-1902 - doll mark V.G., 1899 Verdier & Cie, dolls; Bébé le Select V.G., Bébé Métropole V.G., Bébé Monopole V.G., Bébé Excelsior V.G. Verita, Gabrielle doll mark GV 1915-1918 - Poupée's Verite Verlingue, J dolls 1915-1920s - doll mark Lutin France J anchor symbol V, Petite Française anchor symbol Liane Verry Fils dolls 1865-1873 - Aux Galleries de Fer 1989 Des Italiens Vervelle, Lucien dolls 1876 + Vichy, Gustave dolls 1862-1900 + - bébés musical, automaton, mechanical, doll mark G. Vichy, doll mold 1 Videlier dolls 1829-1882 also known as Brasseur-Videlier 1865-1882 Villard & Weill dolls 1834-1923 Vittu dolls 1870-1893 --------------------------------------------- W Wattilliaux, Charles Auguste dolls 1891-1896 Wertheimer dolls 1898-1899 ----------------------------------------------- Z Zierl, Paul Lucien dolls 1925 - doll name Le JouJou Pneu (rubber baby)

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Darlene's Modern Porcelain Collection

Probably Emma Clear created, or began to create, the first reproduction porcelain dolls in the 1940s. Others, many individual artists, also flocked to ceramic shops and began to make them. The Repro. market reached its peak, I think, in the 1980s, then began to decline. Companies like B. Shackman of New York made dozens of reroduction dolls; I have many in my museum collection. These were made in Japan, and well made. There were also doll house dolls, a wooden bodied mannikin doll with the head of a famous Goebel pincussion, tiny forzen Charlotte or penny dolls, a large elaborate Parian head with a decorated collar, china heads, a Jenny Lind, and Bye-lo babies and Kewpies. I stopped seeing the dolls in their disctinctive boxes in the 80s. Then, about 1985, a white procelain doll made in China began to appear in Mail Order magazine ads. One collection of these on YouTube calls them 'Wanda.' Soon, many companies including Duck House, Dynasty, Gold Key, and many others unnamed began to make Porcelain dolls with cloth bodies, wigs, often glass eyes. Toys R Us marketed a cheaply done version with open/close eyes. Many were clowns. Schmid and Gorham made higher end examples, and Goebel hired artist Bette Ball and others to crate them. Seymour Mann, a company founded by the parents of novelist Erica Jong, Seymour and Eda Mann, had their own company and made many diverse dolls. Gepettos set up kiosks in them alls. The Victorian Papers carries good examples of these dolls, and they are better made than many of their Asian counterparts. Dollar General, Younkers, Montgomery Wards, Hudson Bay Company K-Mart, Target, Everything's a Dollar and many other chains began to carry examples of the porcelain head and limbed dolls with cloth bodies. They appeared in museums in Canada, and now are plentiful in Goodwill stores. Most are not assigned much value, but I think they become colletible in coming years. They have a place in doll history; they represent a piece of nostalgia longed for by many. I know grown women who have collected the new porcelain dolls to decorate their Victorian bedrooms. I have seen them in prop in shows like "Who's the Boss," "Days of our Lives," and "Search for Tomorrow." More expensive versions appeared as prizes on "Wheel of Fortune" and other game shows. When I was young, I created my own copies of antique dolls of china using clay, playdough, Xeroxed images built up of papier mache, carved soap, carved candles, wax, etc. The porcelain dolls fueled my imaginataion. The Ruth Gibbs dolls of the 40s fit this category, too. Not many people work in porcelain anymore; a few of the Heritage Mint type companies do, and I think Ashton Drake does. The dolls are expensive to make by hand, and the best examples now have values comparable to antiques. The mass produced versions are still inexpensive; I recently bought one of Shirley Temple for $1.60 at a thrift store. Here are some examples my husband recently bought for me from a co-worker. They are about twenty years old or so, and Mint, most MIB. I hope you like the long-promised photos! :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Star Spangled Banner

On this, the 11th Anniversary of 9/11, may we remember that it is still the land of the free and the home of the brave: The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics By Francis Scott Key 1814 Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, A home and a country should leave us no more! Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war's desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust." And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Doll Museum: History of Lili and Barbie; Outline of a PowerPoin...

Doll Museum: History of Lili and Barbie; Outline of a PowerPoin...: Lili and Barbie A Couple of Gals! A Photo Study The First Dolls: 20-40,00 years ago The Venus of Willendorf History in General The His...

Wonderful Blog

This artist does fantastic work with antique ephemera, found objects, dolls, miniatures, and vintage holiday ornmanents. Enjoy! http://ullam.typepad.com/ullabenulla/antiques_and_insights/

Friday, September 7, 2012

Strong Museum National Museum of Play September Newsletter; Home of the National Toy Hall of Fame

Keyboard Shortcuts Help Toggle. control+alt+h AOLMail ToolbarMake AOL My Home Page etsag1998 Sign Out Search the Web enhanced by Google Context Sensitive ShortcutsSettingsHelp Search Mail MailSubjectFrom/To----------------Contacts List of Folders Today on AOL New Mail6563New Mail Folder View control+alt+i Old Mail Drafts (12) SentSent Folder View control+alt+o Spam Recently Deleted Saved Chats Contactscontrol+alt+a Calendarcontrol+alt+c My Folders Manage Folders Actions Flag Clear flag Create a Filter Print Message Show Message Status View Message Source --------- Move to: Old Mail Sent Spam Recently Deleted Saved Mail Saved Chats Go to the previous message control+alt+pagedown Go to the next message control+alt+pageup Close message escape Message View News and Events From: National Museum of Play at The Strong To: etsag1998 Date: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 10:17 am The Stron Museum National Museum of Play The museum will be closed on Friday, September 21.
In this issue: MEET DORA! Dora & Diego—Let's Explore! Opens Trains Weekend The Play Ball Win a Membership
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Museum Blogs Play Stuff Blog Cranking out delicious ice cream is a ball. re:Play Blog Does play grow on trees? Find out. CHEGheads Blog Video game art goes minimalist! Follow Us! Meet Dora at the Opening of the Dora & Diego—Let's Explore! Exhibit Say hola to Dora and enjoy fiesta-like crafts and activities during opening weekend of the new Dora & Diego—Let’s Explore! exhibit on Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. Explore the exhibit and swing into an adventure with Dora and Diego and their friends Boots, Map, Backpack, Isa, Tico, and of course Swiper. Join the Pirate Piggies’ crew and pretend to sail the ship, Help Tico gather nuts for a family picnic, play with flowers in Isa's garden, and more! Made possible in Rochester by Local media sponsors Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with Nickelodeon, the Dora & Diego—Let’s Explore! exhibit is presented by the WellPoint Foundation. © 2012 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego, Go! and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Chug Over for Trains Weekend All aboard! Chug over to the museum for Trains Weekend on Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, September 16, from noon to 4 p.m. Marvel at elaborate model train displays by Rochester Model Railroad Club, Genesee-N-Ontario N-gineers, Edgerton Model Railroad Club, Rochester Area S-Gaugers, and Flower City Tinplate Trackers. Make an engineer’s hat and learn about railroad safety from Operation Lifesaver. Little engineers enjoy one free ride on the Strong Express train or Elaine Wilson Carousel. Media sponsor It Is Your Turn to Play! Make plans now to attend The Strong’s fun-filled fundraiser, the Play Ball—for grown-ups only!—Friday, September 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a play-full evening featuring kid-inspired cuisine, adult-approved cocktails, exciting entertainment, live and silent auctions, and all the playtime you like! Tickets are $150 per person, and all proceeds benefit The Strong’s education and outreach programs. To learn more, visit www.theplayball.org. View photos of the 2011 Play Ball. The museum will be closed all day on September 21 in preparation for the Play Ball. Enter Your Photo to Win! During the month of September, submit a photo of your family in the museum's Super Kids Market. Upload your image to the museum's Facebook page for a chance to WIN A FREE Family-level membership. Already a member? You can use the free membership when you renew or give the membership to a friend. Congratulations to July's Fan Photo of the Month winner Lannette Rogers! Lannette captured an image (right) of her daughter playing piano in Elmo's World in the Sesame Street exhibit. For more information, visit the National Museum of Play on Facebook and see Fan Photo of the Month contest rules. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click to view this email in a browser If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- National Museum of Play at The Strong One Manhattan Square Rochester, New York 14607 US Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy.

Midwest Writing Center Newsletter

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Dolls, Boats, Trains, and Planes

I was musing about all the places you could find dolls, and thinking of my friend Mary Hillier who always said "dolls are where you find them!" The air show is here this weekend, and I remember the last time I went. There were WWI and WWI planes, some biplanes, with big Snoopy dolls, dressed as the WWI flying ace, sitting in the cockpit. Of course, there were souvenier beanies as well, wearing tiny T-shirts, and miniature models of various planes at the show. I think the best part was watching them take off at the end, with Snoopies tucked safely inside. We also go to local carshows; I have a 14 year old who loves cars, knows all about them, has a batttery operated model, and who even designs them. More than one gorgeous vintage car has had dolls of various types enhancing it. Time out kids, stuffed animals, big rag dolls, and even Halloween dolls grace the display and the insides. Of course, there are those who like to keep stuffed animals on their dashboards, and I have a Garfield with suction who used to live on my rear view window, of my Wild Strawbery edition Ford Escort. And, there are doll hood ornaments, and dolls that dangle from the rear view mirror on slender threads. Of course there are also the dolls I buy on my adventures in dolling, and these live in my trunk temproarily. I already mentioned the dolls on the barge, the river doll collection which I hope to post soon. Leslie Gordon wrote early on that Ships Figure heads were doll related, and I have miniature versions in my collection and lots of photos of them. Eleanor St. George writes in The Dolls of Yesterday of a Japanese doll captured on a Japanese Sub after WW II. The dolls was surrendred very reluctantly by the sub commander. Remember that dolls play a big part in Japanese culture. I have found dolls in gun shops, and for sale at tool sales, sometimes very beautiful examples. Occasionally, they also show up at gun shows. It is especially fun when dolls who up in odd places, in restaurants as part of the decor, once, in Sears, a lovely vinyl Hawaiian doll graced a wahing machine for sale. There have been many buildings down town over the years that featured doll collections, once a travel agency, another time the local hardware store featured a large collection of Dutch dolls in costume with their tulip bulbs. Sometimes, the storefront would be used solely for the dolls; there was no business occupying it. I have a doll house that was part of the decor of a local children's shoe store, and our old Leath furntigure used to feature dolls in its display window. Recently, we took a trip to the train museum in Wisconisn. We saw dolls, antique ones, sitting in vintage train compartments with childsized mannikins in Victorian outfits. Dolls turn up at train shows all the time, as figures for the trains, but also doll furniture, figurines, and stuffed animals. Always think outside the box to enhance your collections. You just never know what you might find.