ca. 1920's Calvare googly eye cloth doll bébé, 14" tall
Sometime in the early 1920's an obscure French
company by the name of Calvare, made googly eye cloth art dolls which have a
unique, oh so delightful and very memorable look about them. Yes
they are also very rare!
Calvare cloth dolls are 14-14 1/2" tall, have
large molded heads that are covered in flesh colored silk chiffon fabric with
raffia like hair in ringlet curls surrounding the face.
Calvare dolls have huge bulging side glancing
stationary glass googly eyes, some with with dusky brown eye shadow and eye
shadow on lid, with wispy to the side painted eye lashes. Red dots
highlight the inner eye and the pert nose nostrils, closed red painted lips.