Donnerstag, 24. November 2011

A FRENCH FASHION PLATE AND THE MATCHING HALF DOLL BY GEBR. HEUBACH / LICHTE




I had the chance to come across a reprint of an old French fashion plate. Surprisingly the lady in the print is a likeness to my half doll. She was made by Gebr. (Bros.) Heubach of Lichte/Thuringia.
The print reads:
MODES PARISIENNES, Regne de Louis XVI, d’apres Debucourt 1787
Translation:                       
Paris fashion, reign of Louis XVI (King of France and the husband of Queen Marie Antoinette … the King and the Queen were guillotined), after Debucourt 1787
The half doll is dressed in the fashion of 1787, but she was made about 1920-1930. She wears a huge green hat adorned with a floral wreath and holds a big fan decorated with floral ornaments. The doll is made in excellent quality and marked with incised  *10507* at the backside, 14.5 cm (5.75”) in height. 

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