Large Armand Marseille #351 Toddler

Name: Large Armand Marseille #351 Toddler

Made by and When: Armand Marseille, circa 1925

Material: Bisque socket head on a five-piece composition body

Marks: The head is incised A.M. / Germany / 351/7K.

Height: 23 Inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black painted hair with sculpted curls around the edges, brown glass sleep eyes, open mouth with two porcelain upper teeth and a wobble tongue

Clothes: Redressed in a brown wool play suit with shirt and bowtie, white socks, and white and brown leather baby shoes

Other: Made in Germany, circa 1925, this Armand Marseille sculpt with fuller facial features was dedicated to Black dolls. The 23-inch toddler size is rare. Offered by LiveAuctioneers, the numbered hangtag indicates the doll’s item number.

This handsome doll is now part of the collection of Quinnie Nichols, founder of Queenish Black Dolls.

Gallery (Images and description courtesy of liveauctioneers.com and Dotta Auction Co., Inc.)

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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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