Armand Marseille #362

Name: Armand Marseille #362

Made by and When: Armand Marseille, 1920s

Material: Bisque head with composition body

Marks: On nape of neck:

A.M.

Germany

362./4.K.

Height: 16 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Molded black curls, brown glass sleep eyes, open mouth with red lips and four upper teeth

Clothes: These dolls were usually dressed in African tribal costumes with gold earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and anklets. This doll has been redressed as a girl in a white eyelet dress with matching pantaloons.

Other: The 362 Armand Marseille mold is considered rare. Only used for Black dolls, the fuller features of this mold depict African ancestry. There is a horizontal slit in the nape of the neck similar to a coin slot.  It is uncertain if this was added by the manufacturer or by a previous owner that used the doll as a bank! Both ears are pierced, which is common.

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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