JUMEAU DOLL

Pierre-François Jumeau : the father of the porcelain doll

Around 1860, Pierre-François Jumeau creates a doll with a Sèvres porcelain head and leather, cardboard or articulated wooden arms, it is the "baby-Jumeau", world famous collectors.

His work is of rare quality and extreme finesse.

This firm had its heyday at the end of the xixe century with the second son of the founder, Émile-Louis Jumeau. The factory is located in Montreuil-sous-Bois, FRANCE.

April 20, 1899, in order to avoid a general bankruptcy of French toy companies and fight against German competition by lowering the cost price, is formed a consortium, the French Society of Babies and Toys (SFBJ) is formed. Babies Jumeau are integrated, but they are still named as such in the guide of the 1900 World Fair.

We offer reproductions of this doll in  53 cm (total height of the doll). 

Our reproductions are manufactured with the greatest care according to the original molds.

Fine porcelain heads are hand painted and signed GB, Georgette BRAVOT.

 
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