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Dressed doll

Dressed doll

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Huret (maker)
    Jumeau (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    bisque, lead, composition, glass, human hair, cloth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

moulded bisque socket head, jointed composition 'lady' body and limbs, painted lead hands, inset blue glass eyes, blond human hair wig (probably a replacement)
chemise, white cotton, button at neck front
flannel, cream stained blue from the embroidery around the base, linen waistband, button fastening
petticoat, white cotton tape ties, lace around hem
pillow, stained white cotton
drawers, white cotton, lace bottom edging, drawstring waist
pair of dresses, blue, whiate and beige checked cotton, lace trim, metal hook fastening
pair of socks, brown lacy pattern
pair of shoes, leather with beige soles
length of very pale green/blue silk ribbon
curved hair comb, beige celluloid decorated with seven round knobs - one bigger than the rest

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1880 (made)


Huret (maker)
Jumeau (maker)

Materials and Techniques

bisque, lead, composition, glass, human hair, cloth

Marks and inscriptions

high on nape; moulded

sole of one shoe; incised


Height: 14.5 in, Height: 2.5 in head

Object history note

Possibly a Huret of Paris although unmarked. Huret dolls were the only known dolls of fashion to have lead hands. Also the very pale eyes look like ones used by Huret.
If judging by the slight purplish tint to the body, it could be a Jumeau.

Descriptive line

Doll dressed in fashionable clothes, possibly Huret, French, about 1880

Production Note

Reason For Production: retail


Bisque; Lead; Composition; Glass; Human hair; Cloth



Production Type

mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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