These two little antique dolls are dressed in their original foreign costumes, the larger lady in the dress of Volendam of Northern Holland and the tiny boy wears the traditional kilt and clothing of Scotland. Fresh out of a local estate, these quaint costume dolls were probably souvenirs from relatives who traveled in Europe in the 1900s. The Dutch damsel was made by the German firm of Armand Marseille and is 8 inches tall. Her bisque head was sleeping blue glass eyes and an open mouth with four tiny teeth and she has five-piece composition body. She was a mohair brown wig under her lace cap. On the back of her head she is incised “Made in Germany 390 A 12/OX M.” The Scot laddie is just 5 inches. His bisque head has dark brown set glass eyes and is incised on the back “39 13 Germany.” The Dutch girl’s wig is thin under her cap, the silk insets on her costume have started to melt, her black stockings are frayed, and she is missing her shoes, probably wooden sabots. There is a small rub on her right cheek. The boy has lost his wig and there is a white spot on the far corner of his left eye. The original elastic on his legs was replaced long ago with a piece of wire. Although they are a bit worn from the years and need a little TLC, these are authentic antique dolls made in Germany.
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