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Armand Marseille Nº390 bisque Doll
Armand Marseille Nº390 bisque Doll (porcelain) doll in impeccable condition with an antique composition body. The mohair wig. The original eyes are glass and pendulous.It measures about 48 cm.
On the back of the head it has a mark Made in Germany No. 390 A. 5. M.
Armand Marseille born in the Russian city of St. Petersburg in 1856, Armand Marseille later emigrated with his family to Thuringia in Germany. In 1885, he bought the Liebermann and Wegescher porcelain factory in Köppelsdorf and started making biscuit doll heads, and the business grew with great success.
The fabrick Armand Marseille became one of the largest German bisque doll head manufacturers.
Most of the heads are made from 1890 to 1920 of the high quality matte porcelain type. Mold number 390 was the most popular, heads with their mouths open and smiling.
Germany was the most prolific country in the world in terms of doll making and it is collectors have received their greatest legacy.
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 Armand Marseille Nº390 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, it could aslo 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 is left to macerate, until a fine mixture is obtained.
Usually, Large doll manufacturing companies produced all kinds of dolls in a large number of designs and materials.
Like Armand Marseille Nº390 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.
The Golden Age of the German Dolls lasted 75 years, especially from the mid-nineteenth century to the first quarter of the 20th century. XX. During this time, German brands came to dominate the global doll market thanks to the huge variety of models and their competitive prices.
The vast majority of German doll makers were in the southeastern province of Thuringia which is the sixth smallest state of the country situated in central germany .
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