During our work a couple of years ago at the Gold Nugget Museum, we were opening storage boxes and trying to identify and assess the contents, recording our observations so we can get a better idea of the condition of the entire collection of over 1500 dolls. Like many other museums all over our country, display space is limited and although we'd love to have more then seven display cases for dolls, it isn't possible, so a large number of dolls remain in storage containers, awaiting their turn in the display cases.
The celluloid head appeared to be that of a child, while the body appeared to be that of a french fashion doll. Apparently, someone tried to make a complete doll by putting the celluloid shoulderhead on an available wooden body, and later, the celluloid head broke too. I took photos of the body to a UFDC national convention, and two well known antique doll experts identified it as a valuable Jumeau body, needing restoration. We now have the body displayed at the museum, since it is not very often that one can see the intricate details of such a finely made body. I hope that you enjoy looking at it too. The body is approx 21 inches tall. Missing hand, broken index finger on other hand, and broken toes on one foot. BJD enthusiasts - take a look.... antique dolls could be posed very well too!