Henri Alexandre Dolls – History, Information

Henri Alexandre dolls was founded in Paris, France in 1888 and was later purchased by Tourrell Company in 1892, which merged with Jules Steiner in 1895.

Henri Alexandre is best known for it’s line of Phenix Bebes dolls in which there were 30 different models. They also produced another closed mouth doll referred to as an H.A. Bebe.

Most popular Henri Alexandre dolls were:
Closed mouth H.A. Bebe
Ranged in size from 12″ – 25″
Bisque socket head
Jointed wood and composition body
Straight wrists
Wig
Paperweight eyes
White space between the lips
Fat cheeks
Pierced ears
Marked H.A. Bebe with a size number

Closed mouth Phenix Bebe (also called a Phenix Star)
Ranged in size from 10″ – 25″
Bisque socket head
Jointed wood and composition body
Straight or jointed wrists
Wig
Paperweight eyes
Pierced ears
Marked Phenix Bebe with a size number

Open mouth Phenix Bebe
Ranged in size from 14″ – 25″
Bisque socket head
Jointed wood and composition body
Wig
Paperweight eyes
Marked Phenix Bebe with a size number

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