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15" Smiling Bru Jumeau:

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                   Available----last one for now.......

Shown is a Smiling Bru doll.  She uses the jointed Dollspart body to make an approximately 15" doll.  The doll has blue paperweight eyes and a Dollspart mohair wig in pale blonde.  Please contact me for pricing. 


15" Huret Davida Dior:

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Shown above is a Huret that is now SOLD.  


15" Adele Portrait Jumeau:

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Shown is an Adele Portrait Jumeau doll that is now SOLD.  


15" Josette de Leverd:

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Shown above are the last two Josette de Leverd dolls I have...they are now sold.  This is a reproduction head made from an antique Leverd (sometimes referred to as a "Kubelka French Fashion" because of the unusual patent for wig application registered by Kubelka).  To create the doll mold for the Leverd reproduction, I had to work with multiple companies, as well as do some hand sculpting.  The doll on the left has an ash brown Shandor wig.  The doll on the right has a Dollspart mohair wig in a special-order color.  Both dolls have blue spiral-threaded Hand paperweight eyes.  Both dolls use the Dollspart jointed wrist body.  

Just FYI, I don't know when or if I will make other Leverd dolls like this.  I have produced just one mold for the Leverd with no plans to make copies of the mold for sale.    Please contact me at for information on pricing.  


15"  Louisa Doleac:

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The Louisa Doleac doll above is available.  Please contact me at for pricing if you are interested in this doll.  She has blue paperweight eyes and a strawberry blonde Bravot wig.  


15" Chantelle Barrois:

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Shown above is a Chantelle Barrois doll that is now SOLD.  


15" French Fashion Ethnic Dolls:

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Shown above are two ethnic French Fashion dolls that use the Dollspart jointed body.  Both dolls are SOLD.



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Information about the German lady dolls......there are several sizes of German lady dolls (three are shown in the photograph to the left---click to see a larger photo).  All three use an authentic reproduction German lady body with its very distinctive "wasp" waist and well-shaped bust.   

The largest doll, shown in the photo, is a reproduction of a 16" Kestner 162 doll.  The second doll shown in the photo is about 13" tall.  She is a reproduction of a Simon & Halbig 152 character doll....a very rare antique doll.  The third doll is a Simon & Halbig 1159 that is about 11"-12".  Patterns for the first two dolls are available from multiple sources.  Susan Sirkis is one source (  She has a DVD called "Edwardian and After" (her item # WBR9) to make a complete wardrobe for the Kestner 16" doll shown (or your 16" antique German lady doll).  The DVD also offers the same outfits for an 18" German lady and a 12" German lady.  

Except for a doll or two listed below, these reproduction German ladies are no longer available because the bodies are no longer being made.


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 18" Simon & Halbig 152 German Lady Doll.  Here are two Simon & Halbig 152 lady dolls that are available now.  One has brown painted eyes....the brown-eyed antique doll is not found as often as the blue-eyed antique doll, although both versions are rare.  Both dolls use the Seeley's LB 15 body that works nicely with this beautiful painted-eye head.  The two beautiful Bravot mohair wigs are interchangeable.   $290....Both dolls are SOLD


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24" Simon & Halbig Mary Pickford Doll.  Mary Pickford was a famous silent film actress from the early 1900s.  She and her first husband, Douglas Fairbanks, were the first actors to start their own motion picture company.  Mary worked with the Simon & Halbig doll company in Germany to create a doll in her likeness.  Mary was a perfectionist and, after many tries (and World War I), abandoned the project.  There was one prototype made....a large doll of 42"....that surfaced several years ago.  The lady who bought this prototype worked with Seeley's to have a mold made that was presented for the first time at a Doll Artisan Guild (DAG) convention.  Although Mary Pickford originally intended to have the doll on a child body, the adult features didn't work well in child-like proportions.  I have chosen to put this lovely head on a lady body instead and think she looks wonderful!  The dress, slip, shoes & stockins are part of a pattern I created.  Undressed doll & pattern--SOLD


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