history of Gaultier

Item number: Gaultier (4331)


Category: Gaultier


Company history and description of the company François Gaultier, France

In 1860 François Gauthier started producing dolls in Saint Maurice and Charenton, province of Seine on the outskirts of Paris.
In 1875 he changed the spelling of his company and surname to Gaultier.
From 1860-1916 he made Fashion Lady dolls, also called Poupée de Mode.
From 1879-1899 he made bebe's with open or closed mouth, small all bisque dolls and porelain doll parts.
He supplied bisque doll heads to more than 54 other noted doll makers in France.
In 1882 Francois eldest son Eugene joined him and the company name became Gaultier & Fils Ainé.
By 1885 son Emile-Jules replaced his father and the name was changed to Gaultier Frères.
From 1886-1892 Francois Gaultier was mayor of St. Maurice, France.
Gaultier Frères joined SFBJ in 1899 and continued operations until 1916.

Doll marks are: F.1.G F.8.G F.10.G F.G G.G.G

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