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A SIMPLY GORGEOUS DOLL
- MON TRESOR
I am really
delighted to be able to bring you a very beautiful and
unusual Doll. I must admit I love her.
She is a Mon Tresor (which is French for My Treasure).
She was produced by Henri Rostal and dates from around
1914. These dolls are quite rare to find, and this
was a short lived Company in France. Although it
is possible that Henri Rostal produced dolls either
before or after this date, all his registrations are
just for the year 1914 - which perhaps explains their
rarity. Her head is of fine quality bisque,
beautifully painted, with feathered eyebrows, rich brown
paperweight eyes and an open mouth with little square
cut French style teeth.
She is of course on a good French body which is still in
really good condition but with some age and play wear.
Some wear to her feet and two fingers have been repaired
or replaced. She would have originally had a Mama
box, but as is usually the case with antique dolls, this
is inoperative. Interestingly, although she is
basically a French Doll, her head was produced in
Germany and incised as such. Obviously as she has
such a distinctive face, she would have been made to
Henri Rostal`s requirements. Her hair wig is just
fabulous. She wears whitework pantaloons, a full
length cotton underslip, her lovely red dress and a
matching silk bow in her hair. She wears cream
socks and a well made pair of grey leather shoes.
She measures 24 inches - and I for one am quite smitten
by her look. She just has that special
"something", which I am sure my collectors will
understand. Do ask if you have any queries, and click on
Contact Us if you wish to purchase. I am happy to
offer layaway on her. I have no doubts her new owner
will be delighted with her.
This beautiful 24" Henri
Rostal, Mon Tresor, is priced at £795.