Hhighlighted by the antique doll collection of Marilyn Bard of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, whose superb portrait Jumeau bébé, shown on the cover, is wearing its original Scottish coarse-woolen costume. Also featured are dolls from the collections of the late Laura Weiner of Washington state, Part I of the collection of the late Marilyn Parsons of Louisiana, and selections from the Swiss collection of Madame X. Softbound. 8.5" x 11". 148 pages.
35" (89 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass eyes, painted eyeliner, dark painted curly lashes, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, French fully-jointed composition lady body shaped to accommodate Edwardian era fashions, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, original body with original finish excepting light retouch to hands. Marks: S&H Dep 1159 13 (head) E./D.B. Paris (body). Comments: Edmund Daspres, successor to the Steiner firm in the early 1900s, presented his Edwardian lady with exaggerated bosom and tiny waist; the doll was made with various commissioned bisque heads including this. Value Points: very rare to find original Daspres doll, this grand exhibition size model may be the only known to exist.