history of Simonne

Item number: Simonne (4094)

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Category: Simonne




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Company history and description of the company Simonne of France

Simonne was a French dealer of fashion dolls, Bebe dolls, mechanical dolls, costumes and accessories for dolls from 1839-1878.
They did not manufacture dolls by themselves and would get heads and bodies from other manufacturers like Steiner, Jumeau, F. Gautier etc. and sell them after getting them dressed. Simonne won an award for their mechanical dolls at Paris Expo in 1867 and attained a reputation in the porcelain doll market.
Simonne fashion dolls did not have any incise or mark on the head otherwise the trademark stamps or labels would occasionally been found on the bodies. Their lady dolls were on various types of bodies like leather or wood covered with kid leather.

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