Monday, June 30, 2014
Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: "Never Stop to Think . . . Do I have a Place for T...: By Mary Randolph Carter, author of American Junk, Garden Junk, Kitchen Junk, etc.: "Hoarding and collecting are two different thing--...
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Retailing with Dolls from Someone who Doesn't real...: Really, I don't sell my dolls, and no , I don't want to. To paraphrase "Antique Week", I'm sort of a "collector&#...
Friday, June 13, 2014
See below from dollreference.com. This is an excellent article. I also recommend Dorothy McGonagle's excellent books and writings on the subject. Jules Nicholas Steiner was born March 1832 and died February 1902, he began his early career as a horloger mechanicale = a clock maker in Paris, France. Steiner was issued his first patent of many in 1855 for a mechanical doll and in 1858 for a mechanical toy. By 1864 Steiner was advertising himself as a fabrique spéciale de poupées et bébés parlants, mécaniques et articules = a specialized Doll maker and Toy maker. Jules Nicholas Steiner's company was also known as Société Steiner in 1882. Early Jules Steiner dolls are 1863-1890s Bébé Parlant Automatique (also called Antique Mechanical or Automata doll) an automatic talking baby doll with wax over papier mâché heads, a bisque and fabric body. Later dolls have bisque heads with fabric and composition bodies. 1863 Waltzing Poupée lady dolls with a bisque shoulder head on a cardboard base body. 1880-1890s dolls; Bébé Incassables (unbreakable doll), Bébé Premier Pas walking and talking dolls, Series dolls and Figure dolls, La Patricienne, plus many innovations and improvements over the years were made to dolls of Steiner and his successors Jules Steiner History of Dates, Lessees or Successors 1880-1890 J. Bourgoin - 1889 Le Petit Parisien Bébé J. Steiner Medaille D' Or Paris 1891-1893 Amédée Onésime La Fosse - 1892+ La Parisien Bébé dolls 1893-1899 Marie La Fosse, widow of Amédée - 1895 acquired H. Alexandre / Tourell Co - Bébé Phenix 1899-1903 Jules Mettais - 1899 acquired May Frères Bébé Mascotte - 1899 Baby, Phenix-Baby, Bébé-Liege - 1900 Bébé Merveilleuse - 1901 Bébé Modéle - 1904-1908 Edmond Daspres - 1905 La Patricienne Déposé
Thursday, June 12, 2014
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Saturday, June 7, 2014
Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: 12 Display Tips for your Dolls; a Guest Post: Our guest blogger is Kristin McWharter of Theriault's, the famous doll auction company. This is an illustrated piece, with wonderful ph...