Here is an antique character baby doll made Armand Marseille in Germany around 1926. The bisque flange head shows the maker’s mark on its neck: ‘AM Germany 341./ 8.’. Our beautiful large and famous old baby doll here has blue glass sleeping eyes and a closed mouth. Her bisque head sits on a jointed cloth body with composition hands, likely the original body.
Large antique AM baby doll measures 54 cm / 21 inches tall overall.
Antique “My Dream Baby” (so the full name) doll has beautiful blue sleeping glass eyes delicately hand painted features and hand painted hair ground. As you can see in the photographs the sleeping function works very well only the lid wax shows some wear. For transportation, the head will be filled with soft material to protect the eye mechanism.
As you can see the head is easy to remove and to mount again, it is held by a simple cord. Over the years there have been many restorations on the neckline, the last one is stable and holds the bisque head firmly, but it can still be turned. The bisque is not completely flawless, it shows some signs of age on the surface.
Armand Marseille quite seldom built whole dolls by themselves, but rather supplied premium doll makers worldwide with their excellent crafted heads!
Still, it is highly likely that our baby dolls jointed cloth body here is the original one, always having belonged to that doll. Cloth body is stuffed with Kapok and in good vintage condition but shows signs of age as you may see in the photographs. The left hand is not as firmly attached as the right one, it must have come loose at one time and somebody re-attached it; I just left it this way, all the old restorations do belong to the doll now as well. The hand can be posed and there is no danger of it falling ff.
Dream Baby doll wears all antique clothing, made of finest Batiste and trimmed with lace, all white; drawers, a baby shift, and a Christening gown. The baby bonnet may be a bit younger than the doll.
Please, do notice that this listing is for the antique AM doll in her clothes ONLY, all other items displayed in the photographs will NOT come with the doll, but maybe listed in our store as well.
*Please notice: This antique doll belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys in our time! So, it is not meant as a toy, though an adult collector’s & vintage or antique doll or toy lover’s item for decoration & display only!
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Large Armand Marseille Dream Baby Doll 1926 bisque head 21"
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