24″ ANTIQUE ARMAND MARSEILLE 390
This gorgeous antique doll was made by the reknowned firm of Armand Marseille in the early 1900’s and she is 24″ in height.
Her bisque socket head is free from any damage and has been painted evenly with lovely blushing. She has multi stroked eyes, delicately painted upper and lower eyelashes and the usual red accent dot in the corner of each eye and also her nostrils. She has an open mouth with 4 upper teeth. Her stunning blue eyes are set stationary and have been like this since I owned her and I believe her real upper eyelashes would be replacements. Her head is clearly incised on the back with “Armand Marseille, Germany, 390, A. 6 M.”. Her pate and wig are replacements and these have been removed to stuff the head to protect the eyes in transit and easily put back on using water based glue such as PVA and most people who collect antique dolls are able to do this easily but if you require instructions just ask.
She is on a beautiful antique ball jointed composition body with no issues and is in remarkable condition for the age of the doll. The body originally had a ma-ma in it but this is no longer working and the body is stamped. She is strung well.
She comes wearing a dyed blue frock trimmed with lace and a vintage petticoat underneath as well as long stockings and shoes that need replacing or little buttons sewn on to them so they can do up. She has no pantaloons.
This is a gorgeous example of these lovely dolly faced dolls and her face is quite beautiful.