SFBJ Unis 301 French Doll

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SFBJ UNIS 301 Doll for Sale

This is a cute example of a French bisque head doll made by SFBJ.  The doll is the popular UNIS model (Union National Inter Syndicale Dolls) with the 301 mold number and was made in France from 1916 to the late 20's.  UNIS is 18inches tall.  SFBJ was a company made by combining many of the late 19th century French doll makers including Jumeau and Gaultier. 

This UNIS 301 is in great condition and was probably redressed in a dress and underwear that were made using vintage fabrics and trims.  The dress is in great condition and is appropriate in style to when the doll was originally made. Under the dress is a full slip and a pair of bloomers with flower trim on the bottom cuffs.  The flowers on Unis's bloomers complement the flower trim on the dress.  This detail confirms my impression that the outfit is a vintage replacement.  SFBJ factory outfits of this era would not have had this level of trim on the dress and would have had more generic underwear that could have been used on more than one dress.  Even though the dress is a vintage replacement it is as good if not better quality to the dress she had from the SFBJ factory.  Unis is also wearing vintage replacement shoes and socks. Unis is wearing an antique mohair wig that may be original to her. 

Head Mark

UNIS

France

71    149

  301

D. ®  T.

Marks

The head is marked with the typical UNIS football mark.  This head does not seem to have the Paris mark often seen above the Unis Football mark. 

 

Condition of Doll for Sale

The bisque head is perfect with no chips, cracks or repairs. The face painting is good with no rubs.  There is a paint chip on the eyelid wax. 

The body has its original paint and varnish.  There are signs of touch-up painting on some of the joint surfaces.  All the joints are sound and the stringing is good.  There are no broken or repaired fingers.  There is some paint flaking on one foot(see pictures) You can click the pictures to see close-ups of the condition.

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The clothes and underwear are clean and sound with no stains repairs or foxing.  The shoes and socks are also clean and sound. 

This is an antique doll that will have some wear and imperfections expected in an antique or vintage doll.  I make every effort to describe all significant flaws in my descriptions and show them in the pictures.  Please read the description fully and examine all the pictures to be sure you understand the condition of the doll.  The pictures can be enlarged to show the doll in great detail.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information on this doll please email me and I will be glad to answer your question.  California residents are responsible for California Sales tax in addition to the purchase price shown.

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Availability: In Stock

Cost Price: $450.00 Shipping & Insurance: $19.00 Dollnum: #213

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The shipping charge includes packaging, insurance and tracking information.  Dolls over $500 will require a signature when they are delivered. I sell and ship only to the continental US (no Alaska and Hawaii).  I often ship by UPS so the shipment must be to an address (no P.O. boxes).

All items are guaranteed to be as described on this page regarding condition, attribution and attire. If you purchase something from me and feel it is not as represented on this page please contact me by phone, email or postmarked letter within three days of receiving the item and I will gladly refund your full payment excluding shipping fees.  To get a refund the item must be returned in it's original condition and with all garments and accessories. If you do not contact me within three days of receiving the item, it is understood by both the buyer and the seller that the item is as described and a return privilege is no longer available.


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