Porcelain dolls can be found at hundreds of estate sales nationwide each week. An interest in antique porcelain dolls grew quickly when batches were made to depict certain famous people. Doll manufacturing spread across the world with many dolls mostly manufactured in Europe, Australia and the United States. Antique porcelain, china, or bisque dolls are the most common, but antique dolls can also be made from various materials. Composition, resin, rubber, vinyl, and wood dolls can also be found. Generally, the highest value antique dolls are Bisque antique dolls.
Armand Marseille cm 22″ doll circa Made with a high quality fully jointed composition body, this doll has the multi-stroke eyebrows, sleep eyes, two-toned lips and tiny porcelain teeth of the better quality dolls from the company. The French name Armand Marseille has caused a deal of confusion in the world of antiques for decades. For the dolls marked with this French name were not made in France, but actually made in Sonneberg by one of the largest most successful German doll companies of the 19th Century.
The founder of the company, Armand Marseille was born in St.
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Those of us born after the war would have had dolls made from composition, which was a kind of plaster mixed with glue and sawdust, or maybe we had dolls made from the new plastic materials. For those born during or before the war, composition was also a popular material, widely used from the s. However, if we go back a bit, maybe to the time of our grannies or great grandmothers — the late s to the s — we will find ourselves in the magical era of beautiful bisque china dolls.
It may be that you were born during the first decades of the twentieth century and so were fortunate enough to own a bisque doll of your own. A pretty girl doll who looks elegant in a lace-trimmed bonnet. It gives a natural look to the face of a doll. The limbs and bodies are made from composition, wood or kid leather, and the ball joints in their wrists, elbows, knees and ankles mean that they can be posed. As the heads were made of fine china they were extremely breakable, and the fact that there are so many still around today just goes to show how much little girls treasured their dolls in those days.
Bisque dolls were loved and cherished — just think of all the stories they could tell us today. This is a more unusual doll by the Armand Marseille Factory. Dating from around late s, she has beautiful brown eyes. Most of the dolls were made in Germany, but some came from France. The French ones were often of superior quality, with enormous lustrous glass eyes, and they tended to be fashion dolls dressed in luxurious fabrics and complicated dress styles featuring pleats, ruffles and plenty of frills.
Although nowadays we usually associate bisque dolls with the earlier decades, in , a state visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to France was commemorated by gift of two large dolls on behalf of the children of France to Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret Rose.
Original antique Armand Marseille doll. Violet blue eyes with painted lashes. She has a bisque shoulder head, lovely bisque with great coloring, fabulous violet blue eyes with intricate painted lashes they are stationary, not sleep , feathered brows and four teeth. The hair is an old human hair wig, light brown color in soft ringlets, stitched center part, good condition.
Four Bisque Dolls, Including an Armand Marseille Dream Baby Doll. Auction Date: February 8, Estimate: $ – Sold for: $1, Lot:
Body: composition with strung limbs. Clothing: white cotton smock dress with lace trimmings, matching cap, cotton underskirt and under garments, white wool socks. Condition: light material soiling; body not inspected; some minor restoration and repainting, mostly to finger and foot extremities; stringing appears intact; open shut eyes and tongue functional; head undamaged. Full money back guarantee including postage if buyer is not satisfied in any way.
Marked: yes. Age: probably first quarter C20th. Provenance: item is from a large private collection of well looked after dolls formed in the s and 80s. Internal Ref : SDO Declaration This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Edwardian. Link to this item. Problem with this page? You can contact us with the problem you are having and we will investigate.
All fingers and toes are intact but paint wear to her hands. Baby is good and clean with no re-paint or restoration other than a professional re-string. Nicely presented in vintage baby gown, cotton slip and Victorian bonnet. Elsie is a circa antique British bisque shoulder head doll with hard to find glass eyes in side glance position. Elsie has been with the same family from new.
The most expensive doll sold to date fetched a hefty $, in It was made by Albert Armand Marseille Antique dolls – A large production.
We also offer a comprehensive house clearance service. We have four retail units at Brackley Antiques Centre and a large warehouse which is open by appointment. View Dealers Items Dealer favs. This lovely bisque-head doll dates from c. She has a bisque head with glass sleeping eyes, and an open mouth with two teeth.
She has a jointed composition and papier mache body and bent composition limbs. She is wearing a vintage white underslip and Christening gown. Overall in good condition with some wear consistent with age.
GUEST: My father was a physician, and back in the day, he actually did house calls, and he said, “You’ll really want to go on this house call with me. Well, let me tell you about your little doll. You have a Just Me doll. That was her name, “Just Me. He was a doll maker in Germany.
9-jul – Lovely Armand Marseille Bisque Head Dolly — found at Price: $ USD, Category: Dolls:Antique Dolls:German Bisque:Armand Marseille, Jenna Lea Vintage, Description: A wonderful Krementz gold brooch dating to the.
Armand Marseille was a popular doll manufacturer in the late ‘s and early s. Their products are some of the most common antique dolls found on the market today. They created their famous doll molds over a span of over 30 years. Although they are known for some fine character dolls and some lovely lady dolls, the great majority of their products were round-faced child dolls, babies, and toddlers. At the height of their production, they produced over 1, doll heads per day.
While the German company did make all the doll heads, the bodies were brought from other manufacturers and added to the Marseille head molds. Armand Marseille dolls were produced from roughly until approximately Located in Koppelsdorf, in the Thuringia region of Germany, the Armand Marseille doll company was at the heart of the German dollmaking revolution in the s. Started by Armand Marseille in , as a toy company.
This small doll belonged to Ruth Waller nee Buckland , and was part of a small collection which she acquired during her adult life. This doll is modelled to look like a Japanese baby and is dressed in a patterned kimono-style dress. The doll was made in the s when dolls derived from different cultures were particular popular in Europe and the United States of America.
ANTIQUE German Bisque DOLL Armand MARSEILLE Rosebud SHOULDER HEAD She is an original antique Armand Marseille doll, marked; Rosebud/ A. She Blue (Violet); Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany; Date: or before.
The body has an L on the inside of each leg; brown glass eyes; feathered and painted brows. References: pg. References: 1 Doll Values No. Note: Bruno Schmidt’s doll factory was located in Walterhausen, Germany. References: Jan Foulke’s , pg. Sleep eyes; feathered brows. Mark: 0 horizontal ellipse , Germany , 23 upside down , 99 in green ink , Gebruder Heubach. Identified as a Kestner mold or by the doll head features and the Made in Germany lettering style.
This doll was made at the factory at Boilstadt, Germany. Pink-tined china heads, probably made in Bohemia, with black hair and a red lip line; pierced ears. Turtle trademark in a diamond: Baby Bo-Kaye; Reg. Kallus; Germany Frozen Charlotte stance with hinged arms, painted features and painted and molded shoes and slippers.