Please examine all the photos, they are part of the description. This beautiful German Armand Marseille black doll is almost all completely original and in spectacular condition. Her nearly perfect head is marked on the back: Armand Marseille, Germany, 390, A 5/0 M. It looks like a GW mark on her back.
Her painted features are all factory original and her head appears to be undamaged. There is a repair on the lower socket part of her neck, it's well done, is strong and doesn't show under her clothing. Her five piece original composition (possibly paper mache) body is nearly mint. She has her original brown glass sleep eyes, still with their original mounting and working beautifully.
Her head is now stuffed with tissue paper so for now she doesn't sleep. It is advised to leave the stuffing in place to keep the eyes from falling out in the future. She has a beautifully painted open mouth with four set teeth and a red felt tongue.Her complexion is lovely with no scrubs or scrapes. This doll's clothing is spectacular. Everything except the pantaloons is original. She even has her original satin slippers. The clothing has been made in an unusual way.
The dress top is sewn to the first slip. A second slip is tied in the back and fits over the first. The dress skirt is then tied on either side of the waist. There is lots of lace and the fragile fabrics are not damaged or dirty. There is a paper note pinned to the skirt that says " Panama Carnival Costume 1936".
I think this was always a display doll and never played with, she's in much too fine condition. Her original hard cardboard pate is lightly adhered to her head. Her original wig was not salvageable but the hair ornaments were and are now attached to the straw band that sits on her head. Her replaced wig is lightly glued in place. The doll stand is not included.
The item "Antique 13 1/2 black bisque socket head A. Body" is in sale since Friday, December 16, 2016. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German".
The seller is "2012askim11" and is located in Orchard Park, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.