Belgian Doll in Regional Costume 8.5 inchBelgian Doll in Regional Costume 8.5 inchBelgian Doll in Regional Costume 8.5 inchBelgian Doll in Regional Costume 8.5 inchBelgian Doll in Regional Costume 8.5 inchBelgian Doll in Regional Costume 8.5 inchBelgian Doll in Regional Costume 8.5 inchBelgian Doll in Regional Costume 8.5 inch

This is an uncommon bisque shoulder head doll possibly made by the Belgium doll maker De Fuisseaux, also spelled Finsseau, They were creating character art dolls 1909 to 1913, but their Baudour factory was destroyed during World War I. DeFuisseaux was part of the European art doll movement near the end of World War I, along with Marion Kaulitz Munich Art dolls, J. Van Rozen, the French doll makers Albert Marque and others.

This particular doll is a petite 8.5" tall. She has a deep shoulder plate. I have peered under the clothing and find no markings. Her brown hair is modeled as a bun in back with braid circling the head. There is a black ribbon at the base of the neck in back. She has a cloth body with mitten hands. Her original regional costume is very detailed. She has cotton petticoat and pantaloons, knit stockings, black leather shoes, beige dress with blue triangular skirt decorations, matching vest/blouse with double ruffled collar and front lacing, lace at throat, and gold braid necklace with bead in front.

Condition is good. There is a split in the fabric in the front of her skirt. Her vest should be laced closed in front but the lacings are gone, though embroidery thread would do nicely as a replacement. She probably had a hat at one time.

If you collect early 1900s art dolls then this girl fits right in.

Item ID: 042017Dbd


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