Posted 5 months ago
1920's Madame Hendren Doll Bisque Dream baby Number 514 crier 14 inches tall .
I am posting this doll circa 1920's as there is so little info on her on internet . Madame Hendren was known for her composition dolls , however she did buy heads from German Company Armand Marseille called a Dream baby # 341 . She put the heads on her marked Bodies . The back of cloth body is Stamped Madame Hendren 514 USA . The doll is 14 inches tall and has celluloid hands and bisque head and cry's . Again I am posting her as several people have asked about whether Madame Hendren ever put out a doll with a bisque head and this is only one she put her name to and a smaller version of her and one larger at 18" .She was most famous for her composition version of this doll and a talking composition doll no bisque except these 2 I mentioned . These dolls are few and far apart to find .
Averill Manufacturing Company a New York, USA doll manufacturer has a long and somewhat confusing history, mostly due to the various names the company operated under such as: Paul Averill, Inc., Madame Georgene, and Georgene Novelties.
It was begun by husband and wife team James "Paul" Averill and wife Georgene Hopf Averill, they also employed Georgene's brother Rudolph A. Hopf and daughter Maxine Averill. Georgene or Madame Georgene the doll designer, sometimes used the trade name Madame Hendren which is also in some of the doll markings, also Life-Like doll or Lyf-Lyk and Wonder dolls