Emily Hart Dolls
Antique Reproduction Porcelain Dolls

Halopeau 5 H Bebe

SOLD Finished doll ... competition quality... simply the best!

Emily Hart, Grandmaster of Dollmaking now celebrating her 25th year in Dollmaking,

Winner of over 50 International Awards, Canada's Top Trophy and many Best of Show Rosettes in International Competition



Extremely Rare French Bébé Reproduction porcelain doll, marked 5 H

This extraordinary beauty remained a mystery for many years. But in 1989 The French doll Expert Francois Theimer unveiled her history. Her creator was Aristiede Marcellin Halopeau. The Halopeau heads were introduced in the year 1882 and manufactured by the Frayon firm of Montreuil. These dolls were only produced until 1889 therefore very few of the Antique dolls can be found today.

Painted in January of 2015 this is a very fine doll, exquisitely painted

Poured in finest "Lady White" porcelain with many layers of China paint meticulously applied with up to 6 firings in betweenEXTRA FINE PAINTING. This is as close to flawless painting as I can get....

Very fine Authentic Reproduction French Paperweight hand blown solid glass eyes in light blue color by Hand Glass Craft of England

She features earrings and matching necklace of Genuine Swarovski crystals and genuine Swarovski glass pearls.

Finest mohair wig in palest blonde color is near platinum and features bangs and soft curls custom made for Emily Hart dolls.

Her body is authentic French reproduction composition fully jointed by Joyce’s doll bodies absolutely the ultimate quality with the new crack-resistant latex paint that Jim is using.

Only the very best dolls with costumes made by Emily Hart will be in the "PRESTIGE COLLECTION"...

All Emily Hart costumes are made with the same care and attention to detail as for dolls that would be entered into an International Competition.

She wears a costume that is an Authentic Reproduction of a Halopeau dress that was pictured in a book by Stuart Holbrook, The Doll As Art.

Emily Hart drafted out the pattern from looking at the photo in Stuart's book, so this costume is designed and made entirely by Emily Hart.

The dress and bonnet are made with the highest quality pure silk taffeta fabric with highest quality embroidered tulle laces made in France. The bonnet is gathered with milliner’s wire inserted so that the brim will stay in shape, and features a lovely big bow of double faced satin ribbon made in Switzerland, and matching ties. The most exquisite handmade flowers adorn both the dress and bonnet. Both the dress and bonnet are lined with pure silk Charmeuse fabric. Inside the dress and bonnet, all seams are covered with lace so that there are no raw edges as can be seen in the photos.

Both dress and bonnet feature Emily’s own label.

The undergarments, also sewn by Emily Hart, are made with finest 100% cotton lawn fabric in ecru color, and embellished with very fine Valenciennes lace made in France. Tiny aqua pure silk bows adorn the bloomers and full petticoat. French seams and covered seams are featured in this exquisite set.

Her socks are hand knitted silk/rayon.

Shoes are the finest leather with pure silk satin bows.

This doll stands 22 inches and 24.5 inches including the bonnet.

She comes with card signed by Emily Hart