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Hello and Welcome!

Please say hello to my new friend "Bijou"! He is approximately 10 inches.

I had a difficult time trying to title this listing but I hope you get the idea! I have a wonderful supply of vintage doll heads and I came up with the idea of making new vintage style bodies for them rather than consider the poor things completely useless! To think I nearly threw them out!

Bijou has a beautiful vintage paper mache head with amazing face paint still in tact! I just love his rosey cheeks! There is some very slight wear to one cheek and his nose. This head was part of a composition body which, unfortunately, had a crushed torso with only one arm and one leg. His head and legs were strung to the body and so it was very easy to remove his head. I wanted to leave the full neck alone and because of this it could not be jointed properly so I secured it inside the body with some very tight sinching and then the "hoodie" was secured to the body of the bear.

This rest of this little fellow is made of South African mohair and stuffed firmly with vintage upholstery stuffing and his arms and legs are cotterpin and hardboard disc jointed. He's got lovely velvet foot pads and I've shaded him lightly and further "aged" him throughout for an even more vintage appeal! He's wearing a yellow "aged" vintage seam binding ribbon around his neck with a sweet antique brass button!

I'm sure Bijou brings back some special memories of toys from long ago!

Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful day!
Michelle

****Please note: This listing is for BIJOU ONLY. He is pictured with Marcelle in the last photo who is NOT part of this listing. If you'd like to consider MARCELLE for your collection, please visit his listing here in my Etsy shop! Thanks!

*****Bijou...as well as the rest of my dolls, bears and vintage items will come to you from my smoke free home!

*****This doll was made as an adult collectible and therefore should not be purchased for small children.

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***To my dear UK customers...please be aware that you may be required to pay an extra 20% in customs fees as well as an £8 fee to your postal service. These new increases have nothing to do with my shipping fees.

Please make sure to read my Shop Policies for valueable information in regards to shipping costs, combined shipping, etc. AND for my equally valueable commitment to you as your seller!!

Handmade One of a Kind Mohair Doll Bear by Michelle Bijou Vintage Paper Mache Doll Head

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper mache, mohair, upholstery stuffing, cotterpins, hardboard discs
  • Feedback: 119 reviews
  • Ships from Canada to select countries.
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