Sunday, June 28, 2015
I love this little girl; she came originally from a well-known collection, one that was home to my much desired pewter Huret:
Fasher's Catalog: RARE FRENCH BISQUE ART CHARACTER CHILD BY VAN ROZEN. Marks: Van Rozen France Depose (raised lettering at back of head). 17”. Bisque socket head portraying a widely smiling child, blue inset paperweight eyes, fringed lashes, brushstroked and shaded brows, shaded nostrils with distinctive nose, closed mouth with modeled detail and wide, beaming smile, shaded lips, auburn human wig, wooden and composition fully jointed body, dark maroon velvet dress with lace collar, antique red cloth shoes impressed 5 Modele Depose on soles, First Place Blue Ribbons from U.F.D.C. Annual Exhibits in 1990 and 1993. Commentary: Designed by famous Belgian sculptor JeanneVan Rozen, circa 1915; produced in very limited numbers. Has unique, captivating expression and hand-pressed sculpting detail, excellent body with original finish. Included is a letter from Dorothy and Winnie Langley dated July 2, 1991 which, along with other information, indicates this doll was given the name of “Rosie”.