Here comes a lovely antique Armand Marseille 370 marked bisque shoulder head, produced around 1900, and here as a 40 cm / 16 inches tall tea cozy doll with bisque arms and all original. The idea of this kind of doll was, to hide your teapot under the wide warming skirt of the doll.
The old bisque head is marked on its back: “370 / AM 10/0 DEP / ARMAND MARSEILLE”, only partly visible in the photographs due to the original silk ribbon blouse that is sewn on.
The black curly mohair wig seams to be original. Dolls head is filled with a cork and some fabric – all apparently a very old addition. I did not remove this filling entirely, so I cannot say if the sleep-eye mechanism is functional. I preferred to let the original condition undisturbed.
Armand Marseille doll has beautiful blue glass eyes with spiral irises, an open mouth with four visible teeth, painted lashes, and single stroke eyebrows.
The head is mounted on a cloth torso with bisque arms and all original clothing.
The actual tea warmer or tea cozy, resembling a large wide skirt, is covered with a beautiful dress; thin beige cotton with a flower print, trimmed with ruffles and lace, and partly hand-sewn.
You may observe, that on the right side of the dress some old soak-marks appear, as if some tea had gone the wrong way, and inside the tea warmer some old stains are present.
Please, be aware that this listing is for the antique Tea Cozy Doll ONLY! All other items you see in the photographs will NOT come with the antique AM tea cozy doll!
*Please notice: This antique tea cozy doll belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfil the safety standards for toys in our time! So, it is not meant as a toy, though an adult collector’s & vintage doll lover’s item for display & decoration only!
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Armand Marseille shoulder head around 1900 Tea Cozy Doll 16" tall
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