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1922+ Louis Léon Prieur antique bisque Mon Cheri doll 16" tall

1922+ Louis Léon Prieur bisque head Mon Cheri doll 16" tall, with glass stationary eyes, painted upper and lower eyelashes, painted multi stroke eyebrows, open mouth with upper teeth, pierced ears, on a jointed composition body, doll marked Mon Cheri LP Paris 03, as shown below.

The House of Prieur was managed by generations of the Prieur family and claimed they were the oldest house of this type in Paris, France.  Mme. Louise Amandine Prieur began making doll clothes as early as 1840, by 1861 Mme. Prieur filed for bankruptcy, however, she paid off all her creditors by 1865 which included Claude Blampoix Sr., Carl Heinze of Hildburghausen, Thüringia, and Morhardt of Nürnberg, they also bought heads from François Gaultier.  


Son Claude Bastide Louis Prieur & his sister Louise Prieur in 1868 formed a doll accessory company called L. Prieur et Fils, doll shoes marked C.P are from this company.


Prieur made bebes, doll heads of all kinds, human, mohair or Thibet wigs, doll clothing; hats, lingerie, parures, doll shoes, umbrellas and other accessories and doll furnishings.


In 1915 L. Prieur registered doll trade marks

Mon Petit Rimailho, Mon Petit Trésor.  Around 1928 the House of Israël and Prieur joined under the leadership of Mr. L. Salomon.

Louis Leon Prieur doll mark Mon Cheri LP Paris


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