Antique Armand Marseille Bisque Porcelain Head Doll Soft Body DRGM
This Armand Marseille beautiful doll needs to be finished she is as I found her , she is marked A.2.M. and under that DRGM 201013, after researching these dolls this does not appear to be the original body however it is very old, this is a very firm soft body doll, measuring 20" overall.
Armand Marseille of Sonneberg and Koppelsdorf, Thuringia, Germany was one of the worlds largest and best known bisque doll head manufacturers. The founder was born in 1856 in St. Petersburg, Russia the son of an architect and immigrated to Germany with his family after 1860. In 1884 he bought the toy factory of Mathias Lambert in Sonneberg and in 1885 acquired the porcelain factory of Liebermann & Wegescher in Koppelsdorf . . . and his empire in the doll world began.
From 1900 to 1930 it's reported Marseille produced 1,000 bisque doll heads a day, they made bisque head baby, children, lady and character dolls, on cloth, kid or composition bodies, most with glass eyes, some with painted eyes, with the most commonly found doll molds of 370 (shoulder head on a cloth or kid body) and 390 (socket head on a composition body). Marseille interestingly did not produce the body of their dolls, but purchased those from other doll manufactures.
In 1919 Ernst Heubach and Marseilles merged and formed the United Porcelain Factory of Koppelsdorf (Vereinigte Koppelsdorf Porzellanfabrik vorm Armand Marseille and Ernst Heubach). By 1932 the two companies went their separate ways.
I will ship her the best and cheapest way possible, I normally use USPS if I do she should fit in a large flat rate box however I want to be sure the head is protected.
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Vintage Origin Details
A.2.M. DRGM 201013
Country of Origin
First Item: $12.00
Additional Items: $0.00
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