1882-1889 Halopeau Bébé doll, H Mold, antique bisque head, French
Bébé doll 23 1/2" tall, beautiful creamy pressed bisque socket head, Jumeau
jointed composition French body with straight wrists, human or mohair wig, cork
pate, paper weight sleep eyes lined in black with red dots in corner of eyes,
painted upper and lower lashes, finely feathered brows, painted nostrils, closed
mouth lightly outlined, pierced ears, doll marked on the neck rim
4 . H
Halopeau purchased the Eugene Barrois doll
company in 1877, by 1882 he introduced the H mold Bébé doll
1899 when the
company went out of business.
The H mold dolls are rare and highly
sought by collectors with deep pockets. For the rest of us, we'll
probably be content to find a reproduction doll made by an artist.
Halopeau Doll Mark Sizing: 0
. H = 16 1/2", 2 . H = 19",
3 . H = 21" and 4 . H = 23 1/2" tall.