Typ advice for antique dolls

Every collector and lover of antique dolls knows,
that the original and interesting doll warderobe is limited on the market.
Especially these costumes in a very good or good condition.
A collector is worry that he damaged them with playing.
And the value of the clothes can go lost.
An authentic re produced outfit or dress, is for many collectors and lovers of antique dolls a good alternative.
The material is ancient but the costume is stabile.
Because children did'nt play with this material.
Now, you can play with this costume, you can change it.
To make look authentic clothes for the ancient doll is not easy.
Every antique doll is an individual art, which writes her own history.
An important point is the design.
There are the child or the grown-up doll".
There are the baby doll with sitting body, standing or toddler body.

There are the celluloid, mash, wax and pressed paper doll.
It is a different to dress up a girl or a boy.
It is a different to dress a french "Bebe" or the french "Fashion doll".
The bjd body- or shoulderhead.
There are the rustical typ like Käthe Kruse kids or other baby types in ornate baptism dresses.

Let us now deal with a small part out of a big topic.

  • The french BeBe
  • The german Bebe
  • The antique babydoll
  • The antique boy typ doll
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    Example of original antique french-doll design

    With "The french typ" we meaning all dolls which made in france or made in germany for the french market.
    Mostly marks are Jumeau, Steiner, Bru, Gaultier, SFBJ.
    Of course there are still many other famous french producer.
    The french BeBe, for example Jumeau and Steiner,
    mostly were made with a strong bjd body
    and should present a child between 5-12 years.
    There were also the "Bru" Bebe with the chevrot body and shoulderhead
    This dolls were famous for there very pompous dresses, mostly knee long dress.
    The french doll was mostly dressed in silk satin, silk taffeta and fine cotton.
    The french dresses were mostly pompous trimming with ruffles, tulle or fine cotton laces, silk flowers, pearls and big ostrich feathers.
    The clothes were mostly in combination with a dress and a matching hat or bonnet.
    . There were for every season in the year the matching outfit.
    The winteroutfit made mostly out of wool, velvet trimming with rabbit fur.
    Examples out of our collection.

    Kleine Madame Pompadour 30"-31" (80 cm)

    Winterprestige 30"-31" (75-80 cm)

    Tinette 31" (80 cm)

    Jumeaudesign 29" (75 cm)

    Brudesign 30"-31"(75-80 cm)

    Goldener Herbst 23"-24" (58-60 cm)



    Example of german bisque dolls in original clothes

    The german bisque dolls were made in germany mostly in the town Thuringer.
    Famous marks is Kestner, Simon und Halbig, Heinrich Handwerck, Kämmer und Reinhardt, Heubach,
    Armand Marseille and so and.
    The model was produced with a compo bjd body in different design or with shoulderhead and leather or rag body.
    The german typ mostly dressed honest and plain or with bride clothes.
    The material was mostly pale cotton, linen, cambric also silk satin.
    The design was often a long dress under knee with a matching bonnet.
    Also they dressed for different season.
    the winteroutfit mosttly includes a hanger coat and a matching bonnet.
    The material was mostly wool or frisk.
    Decoration with rabbitfur and buttons.

    Examples out of our collection.

    Kleine Magd 27"-29" (70-75 cm)

    Kleine Anastasia 16" (40 cm)

    Die Eierliesel 27"- 28" (70-72 cm)

    Albrecht Dürer Stil 24" (60 cm)



    Example of baby dolls in original clothes.

    Baby dolls were produced all around the world.
    The baby doll different two types.
    The sitting body presents a baby about a half till one year.
    The baby doll with toddler- or standbody presents a baby about one till three years.
    The dress design of the babys with sit body was often the baptism style or the baby outfit.
    This includes a short dress with a matching bonnet.
    The material was cotton, cambric, silk or linnen.
    Then there were the warderobe for the promenade these includes a cardigan and knitted cap.
    Also crochet work.
    The dress colours often been pale blue, pale pink, white also mille fleur.
    Käthe Kruse or Schildkröts often dressed colourful clothes like red, green with pattern inside.
    A very famous dress design for the babydoll at 1920 is the "little red riding hood" style.
    Typical dress with apron and cap.
    The clothes were trimming with lace, applications like little flowers, little buttons, and so and.
    Examples out of our collection.

    Dreambaby 24" (60 cm)

    Christening linen size 22" (55 cm)

    Sonntagsputtchen 23"-24" (58-60 cm)

    Blumenkindlein 20" (50 cm)

    Sonnenscheinchen 23" (58 cm)

    Baby Elizabeth size 24" (60 cm)



    Example doll boys in original clothes

    The boy dolls are produced all around the world.
    The boy dolls was distinguish in the short hairstyle and the clothes.
    The "Heubach" boy often produced with painted hair.
    It is a child between 5 and 12 years.
    The boy dolls was made with compo bjd body or toddlerbody.
    The boy clothes mostly include a pair of trousers with pattern shirt.
    A jacket and a matching cap.
    Mostly the clothes are made in stronger colours like dark blue, brown.
    The material mostly was cotton, velvet, frisk, wool
    Very typical for the boy outfit is the marine style.
    Includes a jacket with marine colar, a pair of trousers and a marine cap.
    The decoration was with buttons, bands and laces.

    Examples out of our collection

    Titanic size 26" (65-67 cm)

    Matrosenjunge size 27" (65-68 cm)

    Zigeunerjunge size 30"-31" (75-80 cm)



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