Van Rozen character boy bisque wigless head doll, 18" tall
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 below 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 five piece body.
The doll faces are very artistic, expressive, realistic, a rarity and are highly prized
by deep pocketed collectors. There is a similarity to
De Fuisseaux art dolls, also of Belgium.
Dolls were distributed by La
Maison Bossier and La Maison Rouzaud. Jeanne Desboutin, also made ceramic
figurines 9 to 16" tall, dressed in French military uniforms, believed to
also be signed.