Emily Hart Dolls
Antique Reproduction Porcelain Dolls

Halopeau Bebe

SOLD Superb H-doll in lovely silk dress with Antique laces.

Emily Hart, Grandmaster of Dollmaking, is an Artist earning her living through making and selling porcelain dolls.

Presenting: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 Aristide 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.

This is a very fine head, exquisitely painted, and has been kept aside for a couple of years with the intention of presenting her as a finished doll.

Poured in finest Seeley’s “Lady White" porcelain with many layers of China paint meticulously applied with up to 6 firings in between

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

Her earrings and matching necklace are made of Genuine Swarovski crystal beads. I choose the “Alexandrite” color Swarovski crystals to compliment her extraordinary eye color, and added an extra teardrop crystal to the front of the necklace.

Finest mohair wig is Strawberry Blonde color with center part, wispy bangs, and soft curls custom made for Emily Hart dolls.

Please note the one photo of the undressed doll has a different wig in Ash Blonde, I changed the wig to Strawberry Blonde as seen in all other photos.

The wonderful Antique reproduction body is from Joyce’s Compo Bodies and is the B-447 Byron model.

She wears a pink dress made from 100% silk in a soft fabric. Embellished with her signature silk ribbon flowers, this is a Mary Lambeth costume adorned with lovely Genuine Antique laces.

Her undergarments consist of 100% cotton bloomers and half slip.

Socks are handkintted silk/rayon and shoes in the French style are made with silk taffeta and leather soles.

This doll is 20 inches tall and 23 inches including the bonnet brim.

Emily is the winner of over 50 International Awards, Canada's Top Trophy and many Best of Show Rosettes in International Competition