Bleuette (Antique Reproduction)

Name: Bleuette (Antique Reproduction)

Made by and When: Goldie Wilson, 2018

Material: Bisque head, multi-articulated, string-jointed, painted wooden body

Marks: Unmarked

Height: 11 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Hand-made spiral curled black wig, brown stationary eyes, open/closed mouth with molded teeth area

Clothes: Wears permanently attached pearl earrings and necklace, a lacy fascinator-style hat with floral accent; white lacy dress with black ribbon waist sash, hand-beaded bodice, and lace sleeves; white pantaloons, white lace socks, black cloth shoes with black ribbon ankle ties—all made by the artist.

Other: This lovely doll was the 2018 Maryland Society of Doll Collectors “A Parisian Afternoon with Bleuette” souvenir doll.

“Bleuette is a doll that was produced from 1905 to 1960 in France, that was available to readers of the girls’ magazine La Semaine de Suzette, or the English version – ‘Suzette’s Week.'” (Wikipedia) The original Bleuette dolls did not include Black versions.

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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