De Fuisseaux Girl doll, 18" tall,
bisque socket head with a solid dome, blue glass eyes, closed mouth,
early composition and wood jointed Sonneberg body with straight wrists,
she is incised F1 in script and stamped in red on the back
of her head.
Not much is known about the Belgium doll maker
De Fuisseaux, also spelled Finsseau, it is
accepted however, that they began creating their stunning character
art dolls around 1909 to 1913 when their Baudour factory was destroyed
during World War I. Dolls have a bisque shoulder or socket head, glass or painted intaglio eyes, various sizes, cloth, composition
or wood jointed bodies.
Some DeFuisseaux doll markings are B3, B4, DF, DFB and F1, F2, F3 which was made
for them by the French firm of
Fleischmann & Bloedel (or
Blödel). Dolls are highly prized by
collectors for both their rarity and artistic beauty.
DeFuisseaux was part of the European art doll movement near the
end of World War I, which also included the French doll makers Albert Marque,
J. Van Rosen and Marion Kaulitz Munich Art dolls and others.