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Jeanne Desboutin was a Belgian refugee who fled to Paris, France.  Van Rozen's character doll heads are made of a bisque like ceramic material and are marked as shown with raised lettering; Van Rozen in a semi circle with arrow head symbols and a circle or dot between and France Depose below  Dolls have a composition and wood ball jointed body. 


The doll faces are very artistic, expressive, realistic, a rarity and are highly prized by collectors.  There is a similarity to De Fuisseaux art dolls, also of Belgium.  Dolls were distributed by La Maison Bossier and La Maison Rouzaud.   Desboutin who signed her dolls Van Rozen, also made ceramic figurines 9 to 16" tall, dressed in French military uniforms.

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