BROUILLET CACHELEUX

Rare early French Brouillet-Cacheleux baby. Head and body are made of five layers of cloth, including fine cotton (mousseline) for the outer layer to give a smooth foundation for the fill and enamel, followed by stockinette, fine net and coarse mesh. The swivel head has a fine coating of wax. . Blue insert enamel eyes and open/cloth mouth. no painted teeth. First all articulated ball jointed body patented in 1861. Original white silk wig. Courtesy François Theimer. France.

 

Brouillet Cacheleux baby. Original clothing. 55 cm. Circa 1861. Courtesy François Theimer. France.

 

Note the head with no neck, there is two holes in the center of the skull for the fixation of the articulations.