Original Bleuette French Bisque Sfbj 60 Paris 6/0 Scottish Dress 29 Cm 11" 1/2 For SaleAn oldsweetiest original Bleuette from an estate sale in London.She is an SFBJ 60 6/0 Bleuette ( look down for molds and classification ) in great condictions except two fingers missing on her left hand ( which could be restore here in Rome before come to you!!), with no crack or hairlines on bisqueahead and sleep-eye still working; she has four teeth and full joint compositions body.She measures 29 cm and dressing scottish with composition body marked 1 under the sole of both feet and SFBJ 60 Paris 6/0 behind the neck.I combine shipment , pls contact me to any answers or more pics.History of Bleuette dolls:
Bleuette commenced production in 1905 and was produced continuously until 1960.Because Bleuette dolls were created to be sewn for by French girls, the size of Bleuette dolls is standardized. From 1905 to 1933, Bleuette dolls were 10 5/8" tall. After 1933, the dolls were 11 3/8" tall.Materials :Early Bleuette dolls always have bisque heads, with dolls made later having composition heads. All Bleuettes have fully-jointed composition bodies.Companies That Have Produced Bleuette Dolls:S.F.B.J, Fleishmann and Blodel (through S.F.B.J) and UNIS, France all produced Bleuette dolls.La Semaine De Suzette:Bleuette was born specifically to be a premium for little girls who bought a subscription to “La Semaine de Suzette,” a popular magazine for French girls. The magazine offered Bleuette to all subscribers, and promised patterns for her in each issue. Over the years, many hundreds of patterns were created for Bleuette.Bleuette is certainly one of the "it" dolls of the early 21st century! Although she is a particularly French creation of the 20th century, she has found legions of modern fans in the United States. Over 1,000 patterns have been printed for Bleutte by "La Semaine de Suzette," and this has definitely contributed to Bleutte's immense popularity with doll collectors and dollmakers who love to sew. Since many antique and vintage doll collectors cannot afford the original Bleuettes, many talented dollmakers have created detailed reproductions of the dolls which can themselves sell for several hundred dollars each.
At doll conventions, separate Bleuette get-togethers and events are frequently held, and a magazine about Bleuette, "Bleuette's World" is published bi-monthly in the United States.
Identifying Bleuette is done mostly through the size of the doll as well as the markings of the doll, which include the SFBJ 301, SFBJ 60, UNIS France 301, and UNIS France 60 marks;
Bleuette's head moldsBleuette has had many head molds over the years. The earliest molds were bisque, while later ones during World War II and later are of composition. The final Bleuette dolls created in the late 1950s had hard plastic heads.
Some of the markings seen on Bleuette's head include SFBJ 301, SFBJ 60, UNIS France 301, and UNIS France 60. Most of the Bleuette heads can be distinguished by the open mouth with four teeth.
It is particularly important to remember than many dolls with these marks were produced, and not all of them are Bleuette dolls.
Premiere BleuetteSometimes called a "Jumeau Bleuette", these first Bleuette dolls were created from molds sold by the Jumeau company. They were sold in 1905 and are 27cm tall.
They are painted in the old French style and are marked "2/1" on the back of the neck. They have blue eyes, a long mohair or human hair wig, and an open mouth with four teeth. These are the only Bleuette dolls to have pierced ears.
SFBJ 6/0 BleuetteThe second version of Bleuette was made using a German mold. They were made between 1905 and 1914 and are marked "6/0" at the back of the neck. This doll also has four teeth in an open mouth.
SFBJ 60 Paris 8/0 BleuetteThis is the third version of Bleuette, produced from 1915 to the early 1930s. These dolls were 27cm tall. In the early 1920s, the eyes in this version were changed from inset glass to sleep eyes. Additionally, the heads began to be manufactured in composition instead of bisque. This version of the doll had four teeth in an open mouth.
This version is also sometimes marked "71 Unis France 149 60 8/0" or "SFBJ 301 1".
Unis France 301 BleuetteThese Bleuette dolls are considered transitional. The earliest dolls from this version were 27cm tall. In 1933, however, Bleuette grew two centimetres to become 29cm tall. This version of Bleuette has sleep eyes. Both mold and painting quality vary greatly in this version.
These dolls are marked "SFBJ Paris" or "71 UNIS France 149". The most common marking is "UNIS France 301".
Bleuette 58The final version of Bleuette was produced from 1958 to 1960. This version is plastic is a plastic body. She is 33cm tall and is marked "Gege" on the back of the head. She has a closed mouth, blue sleep eyes, and blonde hair.
Bleuette's bodyBleuette is on a fully jointed composition body. Until 1933 she was 27cm tall; due to changes in the manufacturing process her height was then increased to 29cm.
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