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Adelaide Calixte Huret first patented and offered dolls in 1850. Her vision to make an aesthetically pleasing doll in 1:3 scale with the proportions to match that of a thirteen year old girl, resulted in a luxurious 43cm (17inch) doll la mode enfantine.
"Calixte™", named to honor Mlle. Huret, is a porcelain Huret Doll Head recreated by Alice Leverett. The unique Calixte head mold was crafted by Alice for her own exclusive use from an antique Huret Doll Head, and was made to the exacting standards of proportion as defined by Mlle. Huret herself. Each Calixte porcelain doll head is poured, high fired, hand painted and china fired as many as 5 times, by Alice Leverett.
Alice’s porcelain doll head, Calixte, is shown on and made to fit the currently available manufactured 12.5inch resin body (advertised to be a 14.5inch finished doll). With the Calixte porcelain head attached, your doll will stand taller at 15.25inches, best matching the propotions of an antique Huret Doll.
Though finished dolls are not offered, the Calixte porcelain head only may be ordered for $399.00 plus shipping. (wig, body, and the shoulder plate, which is already on the resin body, are not included)
Dress kits and workshops "la mode enfantine" by Alice Leverett, designed to fit the 12.5inch resin doll body are also available, as follows:
Scheduled for October 13-16, 2016 HOME
Location: Concord, NC
for information or to register e-mail Robin, or call 704-467-1453
or view flyer here
This lovely Huret style dress is made in a reproduction cotton print with red silk trim. The paletot fits beautifully over the dress, but is shown to the side so that you can see the details of both. Notice the sweet embroidery around the collar and cuffs of the chemisette. Chimesette, Dress, Paletot, Hat, Hat box, and Jewelry materials, pattern and instructions are all included in this workshop that you don't want to miss!
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This is a lovely cotton dress, trimmed with silk piping and ribbon. Materials, patterns and instructions with photos included for the dress as pictured, hat, hat box, and jewelry. Shoes and undergarments are not included.
This is a lovely silk dress over a pleated cotton chemisette.The elaborate pleating, covered buttons and velvet trimmings really say Huret. Materials, patterns and instructions with photos included for the dress as pictured, chemisette, hat, hat box, and jewelry. Shoes and undergarments are not included.
This beautiful shot Bronze silk princess gown fits the Huret body perfectly. It is decorated with coral silk and cotton cord. Materials, patterns and instructions with photos included for the dress as pictured, sleeves, hat, hat box, and jewelry. Shoes and undergarments are not included.
The unique yellow and blue plaid is a perfect scale for this lovely silk dress. Materials, patterns and instructions with photos included for the dress as pictured, belt, chemisette, hat, hat box, and jewelry. Shoes and undergarments are not included.