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Armand Marseille

U.S. $499.99 Thirteen inch German Antique doll by Armand Marseille

Lovely Antique German child doll by Armand Marseille circa 1915

Armand Marseille was born in 1856 in St. Petersburg, Russia, the son of an architect, and emigrated to Germany with his family in the 1860s. In 1884 he bought the toy factory of Mathias Lambert in Sonneberg. He started producing porcelain dolls' heads in 1885, when he acquired the Liebermann & Wegescher porcelain factory in Köppelsdorf. In 1919 the firm merged with Ernst Heubach but they separated in 1932. The combined firm was known as the "Vereinigte Köppelsdorf Porzellanfabrik vorm. Armand Marseille und Ernst Heubach".[2][3] Maximum production was 1000 dolls heads a day. Production continued to around 1930.[4]

The back of the head is marked AM 370

This sweet doll with a serene expression has open mouth with four inset upper teeth.

Her wig, though not original is a high quality mohair in lovely auburn colour with side part and spiral ringlets, tied to the side with a pure silk ribbon.

Her lovely brown eyes are high quality solid glass paperweight & are a replacement from the originals.

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Her original oilcloth body is in very good condition.

PLEASE NOTE: she has part of the thumb missing on the doll’s right hand.

She wears a lovely pure cotton dress with cotton laces.

No underwear.

Hand knitted silk/rayon socks

This doll stands 13 inches… the dress extends 2.5 inches below her feet.