Emily Hart Dolls
Antique Reproduction Porcelain Dolls

Halopeau Bebe

SOLD Finished 15 inch doll.

Emily Hart, Grandmaster of Dollmaking
Winner of over 50 International Awards, Canada's Top Trophy and many Best of Show Rosettes in International Competition
Extremely Rare French Bebe Reproduction porcelain doll, marked 5 H
This extraordinary beauty remained a mystery for many years. But in 1989 The French doll Expert Francoise 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 2009 This is a very fine doll (the head has been in a drawer for nearly three years, so this has not been show before)
Poured in finest "Magnolia White" porcelain with many layers of China paint meticulously applied with up to 6 firings in between
EXTRA 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 dark blue/grey color by Schoepher's
Earrings of genuine Swarovski crystal beads.
Finest lustrous mohair wig in rich brown color custom made for Emily Hart dolls
Body is a French Bebe reproduction body by Jim Vickerman, finest bodymaker.
She wears the most beautiful ONE OF A KIND pure silk taffeta dress in pale peach color, artistically adorned with fabulous Antique laces, and the wonderful handmade ribbon flowers of Mary Lambeth. The matching bonnet features exquisite very delicate lace ruffle, big silk satin bow and more flowers.
The undergarments are cotton bloomers and half slip.
Her socks are hand knitted silk/rayon and she wears matching shoes to the outfit.
This doll stands 15 inches (38 cm) tall and 17.5 inches (44 cm) including the bonnet.