References and Supplies Required For
A. 11 T. By A. Thuillier
A. 11 T. by A. Thuillier Doll Company of Paris, France
Fabulous French Bebes by Mildred Seeley
The Doll As Art by Stuart Holbrook
The Rose Unfolds by Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art
Treasury of French Dolls by Joachim Franz and Lydia Richter (1984)
SUPPLIES REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A. 11 T:
MOLD: Byron's B447 "Theresa" A. 11 T. - 18" Tall
PORCELAIN SLIP: Seeley's Lady White
BODY: Kid Leather Body with B447 porcelain shoulderplate and lower arms (also found on Composition or Wood bodies)
EYES: Paperweight Glass size 18mm
WIG: Head Circumference 10 1/4" wig size: 10/11
CONES:Junior Cones - 6, 018: Witness Cones - Self-Supporting Cones 5,6,7 and 017,018, 019
(Please note: All china paints, media and brushes are from Seeley's. It is recommended that you use these products to achieve the results as portrayed here. All supplies are available from Stanec's Dolls Ltd.)
PAINTS and MEDIA REQUIRED:
ABOUT THE MANUFACTURER
The dolls of Andre Jean Thuiller were produced in the 1880's. Thuilllier is another producer of dolls of which there is not a great deal of reference material available. It is known that upon the death of Mme. Gaultier in 1881, the listing of customers still owing money to the company from recent purchases included Thuillier. The heads that were being made by the Gaultier company at that time included heads made from paste, as were the early A.T.'s. The painting and quality of the A.T. dolls declined with the passing years, so it is easy to assume that something rather dramatic may have happened to the quality control of the dolls--perhaps a change of ownership of the company, or the use of different suppliers.
ABOUT THE A. 11 T.
When one studies the painting of the A.T. dolls, it is easy to note a great similarity with the painting of many of the Bru and "H" dolls. One can draw an inference that these heads were made in the same porcelain factory, with the actual finished dolls being produced by the individual doll manufacturer. The A.T. dolls were made with closed mouths but were also found with open mouths containing pointed little teeth in both the top and bottom rows with the number of teeth varying as to the size of the doll. As mentioned previously, the earlier A.T. dolls were of a higher standard and quality than the later versions. The dolls were produced on bodies of kid leather with porcelain shoulder plate and lower arms, and composition and wood. The finger nails of the bisque hands were outlined, and the hands were delicately blushed. The ears were pierced through the lobes. A particular feature of the AT doll was the dreamy look of the eyes which was created by the use of deep blue glass paperweight eyes with large black pupils, placed with the top of the pupil nearly touching or even slightly hidden by the upper eyelid. The overall skin tone of the AT was pale pink with beautifully blushed cheeks. The upper eyelids were shaded lightly with a lilac colored wash.
The AT dolls were beautifully dressed and many examples are found in original dresses lavish with laces and ribbons.
I have made two sets of technique sheets for the A.11T. Both are basically the same, the biggest difference is in how you access the information, but there are some different painting hints on the two sheets, so you might want to look at both before deciding which works best for you.
Interactive Technique Sheet Number One allows you to move about within the already opened page via use of links within the photo itself. By clicking on various places on the photo, you can move easily about on the same page.
Interactive Technique Sheet Number Two uses the same technique of popup buttons as the Bru Seminars to open new pages with the photos and descriptive information on them.
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This Page Last Edited on July 21st, 2007.