Rochard dolls are prized and revered for their stunning and sometimes elaborately designed "stanhope jeweled necklaces". Michael Sheibley and his skilled team of conservators at Stanhope MicroWorks recently worked to restore and conserve, not one, but two very rare dolls made in the 1860's by A.E. Rochard in Paris. This highly informative article provides an unprecedented historic & forensic examination of these extremely rare & unique French fashion dolls and the over-size "stanhopes" adorning their shoulder-plates. Discover the "tiny" secrets that have been well preserved in these dolls for over a century and a half.
Posted by © Michael Sheibley on 12/11/2014 to Vintage & Antique Stanhopes