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Eitenne Denamur bisque head bebe 50 cm. tall

Eitenne Denamur began making dolls in 1857 in France until 1898.   Later Eitenne Denamur was known as "The house of Bambin" as he made Le Bambin and other bébés.


Denamur is best known for his bisque head dolls with open or closed mouths on composition jointed bodies.

Denamur's dolls won a gold medal award in 1890 at the London exhibition.


Shown at left, Eitenne Denamur's bisque socket head doll, 50 centimeters tall, wigged, heavy feathered brows that nearly touch at the center, large almond shaped paperweight eyes with delicate painted upper and lower lashes, with outlined lips and pierced ears.

Shown below is her composition jointed body. 


Etienne Denamur E 9 D doll marking

Etienne Denamur dolls are marked with the initials of E. D. with most likely the size number in the middle, as shown; E 9 D.

Other French doll makers who used the E. D. initials are;

Dumont, Jumeau, Jules Nicholas Steiner and possibly Roullet et Decamps.

Shown at right is Denamur's doll body made of composition, jointed at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees.


Eitenne Denamur dolls composition jointed body

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