8” All Antique German Character Doll to Represent a Chinese Child by Armand Marseille circa 18908” All Antique German Character Doll to Represent a Chinese Child by Armand Marseille circa 18908” All Antique German Character Doll to Represent a Chinese Child by Armand Marseille circa 18908” All Antique German Character Doll to Represent a Chinese Child by Armand Marseille circa 18908” All Antique German Character Doll to Represent a Chinese Child by Armand Marseille circa 18908” All Antique German Character Doll to Represent a Chinese Child by Armand Marseille circa 18908” All Antique German Character Doll to Represent a Chinese Child by Armand Marseille circa 18908” All Antique German Character Doll to Represent a Chinese Child by Armand Marseille circa 18908” All Antique German Character Doll to Represent a Chinese Child by Armand Marseille circa 18908” All Antique German Character Doll to Represent a Chinese Child by Armand Marseille circa 1890

From the firm of Armand Marseille comes this fantastical vision of Asia, seen through Victorian eyes! This darling girl represents a Chinese child, with glowing amber sleep eyes and a high, elaborate black coiffure ornamented with a scarlet flower. Her embroidered jacket is also a rich crimson, with golden trim and jade-green trousers. The detail even extends to tiny bound feet in yellow slippers. For a fascinating look at the world through the eyes of history, add her to your collection today! I just can’t keep these girls in stock! Here for your viewing pleasure is a real gem. In her all original costume this Oriental girl is sure to be the talk of your next club meeting, or you can show her off in all her glory in your home.

She has amber tinted bisque socket head on composition body with incredible molded and painted shoes. Brown glass sleep eyes with extremely slanted eye-cut, painted upper and lower lashes, black tapered brows, wide modeled nose, open mouth with four upper teeth, antique black natural fiber/hair wig.

She is sewn into her colorful silk suit with a red top sporting trim and floral embroidery and green pants with more of the same floral motif. Her molded and painted shoes are a yellow with painted leaves, following through with the floral elements.

MARKS: Germany / AM / 8/o

CONDITION: Excellent. She has a fine quality bisque with smooth finish, lovely amber color, and fabulous modeling of oriental face with a sweet expression. I won’t remove the garment, due to the fragile nature of the antique costume. It is in good shape for it’s age but is suffering some fraying. Two fingers on the right hand were replaced. Overall, this doll is a real home run! I don’t expect she’ll be up for sale for long.

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LBA 9/8/17

Item ID: RLI-2762

8” All Antique German Character Doll to Represent a Chinese Child by Armand Marseille circa 1890

$875 USD

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