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Antique French Lanternier Caprice doll 36"

 

Antique French Lanternier Caprice doll 36"

Lanternier was founded in 1855 in Limoges, France a city renown for it's fine quality porcelain products, but they did not begin making porcelain doll heads until 1915 through 1924.

 

Lanternier made bisque socket head Child or Lady dolls.  Child dolls have a jointed composition and wood body, lady dolls on five piece lady bodies, open mouth with upper & lower teeth, open closed mouth, painted, glass or paperweight eyes lined in black, some dolls have pierced ears, wigged, in sizes 12 to 36" tall. 

 

After 1918 some Lanternier doll bodies were made by M. Joseph Ortyz (Ortiz) a successor to Gesland, who also produced doll bodies for the Association d' Aide aux Venues de Guerre (Association to Aid War Widows).  Ortyz may have been located at the Office of the Ministry of War Pensions address of; 37, 38, 39 Rue de Bellechasse, Paris, France.

 

Lanternier Doll Names

Caprice, Cherie, Favorite, La Georgienne, Lutin, Favorite, Toto

 

Lanternier Doll Marks

Lanternier doll mark Fabrication Française AL & Cie Limoges A1

Fabrication Française AL & Cie Limoges A1

Lanternier doll mark Limoges AL anchor symbol

Limoges AL anchor symbol

Lanternier doll mark Fabrication Française AL & Cie Limoges Cherie

Fabrication Française AL & Cie Limoges Cherie

Lanternier doll mark Fabrication Favorite No. 2/0 Ed Tasson AL & C Limoges

Fabrication Favorite No. 2/0 Ed Tasson AL & C Limoges

Lanternier doll mark J.E. Masson SC Lorraine No. A.L. & Cie Limoges

J.E. Masson SC Lorraine No A.L. & Cie Limoges

Lanternier doll mark Limoges France J.R.

Limoges France J.R.

 

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