I used to create collages of boudoir dolls that I thought resembled either a drawing or a real person. I think it's time to do that again. The doll is a Lenci, catalog #192, made in 1925. She has since lost her dress, and a previous owner, a long time ago, added a red silk scarf on her and possibly the mauve-ish netting. The catalog photo shows how she once appeared. Matching photos are Pola Negri, Lillian Harvey and an actress that I'm not sure about - maybe Lillian Roth? from "Paramount on Parade," 1930. If someone knows for sure, I'd appreciate the info.
Here is a larger photo of the "Sleepy Time Gals" (click on the photo to enlarge). You can see the three "Turnhead" boudoir dolls better. Below is a Turnhead like the ones in the photo. A previous owner added the vintage metallic lace headscarf:
Click on the Christmas card, from the female band "Sleepy Time Gals,"to hear the song "Sleepy Time Gal" performed by Art Landry Orchestra, 1925. The boudoir dolls in the photo are what collectors call Turnheads. The dolls' heads can tilt and turn which makes them able to pose.
I believe this doll is German-made. More likely dressed in Pierrot costume, he resembles an elf.
Lenci - 1980's - You can hang this doll like a wreath
This rare and unusual doll is German-made and musical. I will see if I can get a vid uploaded of her music box. As you can see, she's supposed to be singing and holds a song book. Cool doll!
This doll could be German, but is believed to be French. She has chamois hands. Her tunic skirt and sleeves are shear with rows of ribbon.
This doll, dressed in a "candy cane" riding costume, is tagged "Souvenir de Paris" "La Poupee Flore", "Bois de Boulogne" - it doesn't get any more French than that.....I love tagged dolls. Pretty much leaves out the guesswork....
This boudoir doll has a composition head and cloth body. Her red outfit with white puffs is fairly new, but suits her quite well. She has a silk floss wig.
These two pairs of Pierrot/Pierrette Half Dolls are very festive looking so I thought…