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Baby Armand Marseille bisque Doll
Baby Armand Marseille bisque Doll. It has a body with clothes and a head of bisque (porcelain). This doll came with a small crack in the nape of the neck that has been restored, leaving it in perfect condition. The body is the original and it is in impeccable condition. Hands are celluloid and original. The eyes are fixed and glass. It measures about 29 cm.
The Baby Armand Marseille bisque Doll. At the nape of the neck it bears the AM Germany brand, the number cannot be appreciated much.
Firstly, Armand Marseille born in the Russian city of St. Petersburg in 1856 later emigrated with his family to Thuringia in Germany. In 1885, he bought the Liebermann and Wegescher porcelain factory in Köppelsdorf and started making bisque doll heads and the business grew to great success, as a result he became one of the largest German bisque doll head manufacturers.
Generally, the 34th Armand Marseille Mould is called My Dream Baby. It was a bisque head with a closed mouth and a body with, in this case, clothing.
Understandably, Germany was the most prolific country in the world in terms of doll making due to people like Armand and its collectors having received their greatest legacy.
Until the start of the nineteenth century , the word “baby” was used for all dolls, including those representing older children or adults.
The very few dolls that were designed to portray babies have neither the facial features nor the body type of their human counterparts, but were simply made Shorter than “older” dolls.
The Baby and Babies
By 1850, some manufacturers in France and Germany had registered Bebé and Baby as trade names, but the dolls so named still resembled Young children rather than babies.
In 1909. Kämmer and Reinhardt registered its first character doll baby head, along with a special design of bent-limb composition bady, and baby dolls began to look like babies.
Baby bisque Armand Marseille’s mid- 1920 version was issued in Germany as My Dream Baby. Heads were sold to other doll producers, including the Averill Manufacturing Co. Of New York , which used them for its Lullaby Baby doll line.
Generally, Germany was the most prolific country in the world in terms of doll making and it’s collectors have received a great legacy.
In general, bisque doll heads were made in the same way as other bisque products just like Baby Armand Marseille bisque Doll
Earlier bisque heads were more likely to have been pressed than dumped. The liquid preparation could have been stained or white.
Oin short referred to by collectors as “Parian” paste, could also be soft paste or hard porcelain paste.
Furthermore, It was similar to the manufacturing process for making cookie heads. First, a mixture of kaolin (a white clay) with water was left to macerate, until a fine mixture was obtained.
Usually, Large doll manufacturing companies produced all kinds of dolls in a large number of designs and materials.
Like Baby Armand Marseille bisque Doll, Mineral pigments were used to paint the heads. Two layers of pale pink were applied all over the head and neck. Then the cheeks, lips, nostrils, brown eyes and eyelashes were painted before the second baking, at a lower temperature ensuring their permanence.
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