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, right.
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
Amadine Prieur began making doll clothes as early as 1840, Mme. Prieur filed for
bankruptcy in 1861, however, she had paid off all her creditors by 1865 which
included Claude Blampoix Sr., Carl Heinze of
Hildburghausen, Thϋringia, and Morhardt of Nurnberg, they also bought heads from
Prieur made bebes, doll heads of all kinds, human, mohair or Thibet wigs, doll
clothing; hats, lingerie, parures, doll shoes (possibly marked
P), 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.