Eitenne Denamur antique bisque head doll 50
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.
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
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.
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;
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.