As announced previously on our blog, this year our doll show will feature a special display of dolls entitled, "Doll Bodies, From Bisque to BJD," demonstrating the history of doll bodies over the past two centuries, from early bisque to modern resin ball jointed dolls. This elegant Edwardian lady will be part of the exhibit, demurely demonstrating her ball-jointed lady body with its curvaceous hourglass shape. Her fine cotton combination undergarment, stockings, and shoes are original and some talented seamstress created her silk corset. The doll is "La Patricienne" by the French firm of Edmund Daspres and dates from 1905. Unlike other French companies who tried to disguise the fact they were buying German heads for their French dolls, the La Patricienne heads carry the Simon and Halbig "S&H" mark. This lovely lady is a petite 15 inches tall. Her sleeping blue eyes have the remains of mohair eyelashes and her human hair wig is on a French cork pate.
AUSTIN DOLL COLLECTORS SOCIETY
The Austin Doll Collectors Society is an organization of antique, vintage, and modern doll collectors, dealers, and artisans. We meet on the first Monday of each month and our meetings are fun and educational. We begin with refreshments and socializing, and, following our brief business meeting, there is a special doll-related program and "show and tell." The Austin Doll Collectors Society is a nonprofit organization and is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs.