Rare Early 20th Century Antique AM 353 Armand Marseille Oriental Character Baby Doll Circa 1913 Germany.
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He has beautifully colored bisque with ethnic features. Incised A M Germany 353 on the back of his neck. Approx. 11 inches long. Bisque dome headed doll with ethnic features, black painted hair, closed mouth, brown sleeping eyes. When his eyes are closed you can see part of his original wax eyelids (see close-up photo).
Early 20th Century. Five piece composition bent limb baby body, loosely strung, in aged, vintage condition, that has not been restored by current owner and has scrapes and scratches, with under armholes probably having been repaired (please see all the BIG close-up photographs for detailed condition). His Chinese style suit was a recent handmade set and was not his original clothing. It was pinned to fit so might need adjusting.
In the Cieslik book, German Doll Encyclopedia 1800-1939, Armand Marseille registered the oriental 353 head mold in 1913.
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Big photo seated
Full-length back view
Back of neck
Closed eyes, wax eyelids
Two piece suit
From the Owner's personal collection (downsizing as retiring).
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Rare Armand Marseille AM 353 Oriental Bisque Character Baby Doll