1890+ Fleischmann & Bloedel Eden Bébé doll, 22 1/2" tall, bisque head, wigged, feathered
eyebrows, glass eyes, painted upper and lower eye lashes, open mouth with teeth,
jointed French composition and wood body, doll marked Eden bebe
Founded in Fürth, Sonneberg, Germany in 1873 by Salomon
Fleischmann and Jean
Bloedel (also spelled Blödel) as a factory making toys and dolls. They
also established branch offices in Paris, France, London, England and
Lehmann & Company their agent in Spain.
Fleischmann & Bloedel made knick knacks, dolls or figures of
porcelain, sheet metal, iron, wood, wax and papier mache, toys (a mon Mignon)
that moved and played music, automatic dolls that walked and/or talked.
In 1899 Fleischmann & Bloedel joined the alliance of French
dolls makers S.F.B.J. with Salomon
Fleischmann as it's first director.