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PRICE REDUCTION ON THIS LOVELY GIRL. MARKED DOWN FROM $395 TO $290 DON'T MISS OUT, SHE'S LOVELY.
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For your consideration is this very pretty 28” Antique German Bisque Head doll made by Armand Marseille, circa 1900.
A little history if you're interested: Armand was born in 1856 in St. Petersburg, Russia. His family emigrated to Coburg Germany. When he was 19 he purchased his first in a series of toy and porcelain factories in Sonneberg, Thuringia Germany and by 1890 he began producing doll heads. Within three years he employed 550 workers. His company made doll heads for many other German companies as well for import to the US, Canada and other countries.
-This lovely girl has a perfect bisque head with NO cracks, NO chips and NO repairs. Only a few small wig pulls in back.
-Nice quality, creamy smooth complexion with well blushed pouty cheeks with no rubs and a dimple in her chin. There is a tiny beauty mark on upper right cheek done in firing.
-Shaded and outlined pink lips on open mouth with 4 upper teeth. Matching nose and inner eye accents.
-Well done multi-stroked brows and delicately painted upper and lower lashes.
-Deep blue sleep eyes that work well with orig. wax and most of orig. hair lashes.
-Mark: Made in Germany/ Armand Marseille/ 390n/ D.R.G.M. 246/1 / A. 12 M. According to my research, the DRGM loosely translated means German design patent or registered design followed by the patent number. In this case is 246/1 and the number 12 is the size number which equals 28".
-Nice antique German 15 piece ball jointed composition body with some minor restoration. Both upper arms I replaced with larger antique ones because the ones she had were too small. She has nicely articulated hands and fingers that are all original.
-She is all dressed up for a special party in her pretty, vintage white cotton dress with four layers of lace around the drop waist hem. Sleeves and neckline are also lace trimmed and an added, beautiful antique shawl with wide lace trim, delicate pulled thread work and white on white embroidery. It is pinned with an antique cobalt blue enamel pin with tiny painted flowers. To top it off she has a Navy blue pure silk sash and matching bow in her hair.
-Unders are antique lace trimmed full slip, beautiful pin tucked and wide lace trimmed, very full half slip and pantaloons. -Shoes she came with are older vintage oil cloth, ivory color with original buckled bows on the toes and original ties. The shoes are worn and restored a some to make them more stable. Stockings are newer.
-Wig is a vintage dark blonde replacement with long tootsie curls and curly bangs that suits her to a tee.
-Most of my antique dolls come with an antique handkerchief. This one is sheer white cotton with pulled thread work.
Thanks so much for your interest and don't forget we will also give a 10% discount on this doll if you pay by check or money order.
Dolly hugs, Bonnie & Betty (my inventory #BLM50)
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