HISTORIC

Two "La Poupée Vénus" dolls. France. The one on the right was sold by prestigious toy shop B.E.T. from Florence (Italia), similar to the well known « Au Nain Bleu » parisian shop. Note the rich costume contrasting with the doll from the left sold in France : double bow in the hair , felt flowers necklace with matching shoes. Cotton socks are hand knitted in Jersey, while the ones on the left doll are usual mesh. White organdie bloomer for doll on the left, ordinary white cotton teddy for the doll on the right.Circa 1924. Private collection. U.S.A.