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    Posted 8 months ago

    MarmorealM…
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    This lepid lady, attired in a diaphanous frock, shall sempiternally sit on her swing—not a single thew should interject a thought—for her body is bandied, with a mere squeeze of the damasked box.

    An openwork bonnet bedights the demure doll's mohair wig, and a pair of ecru pantaloons imparts, on her pallid cheeks, a tint of modesty. On her face, Spring comes to life, flashing her bluebell eyes: glass, stationary eyes encircled by araneous lashes, surmounted by umber brows.

    As I am unable to, due to the presence of her hair and garments, locate an incised mould number or maker's mark on either her bisque head or papier-mache torso, I am dithering between possible places of origin. Is she a German piece, as I believe, or French? Well, French mignonette dolls have, typically, a nose like mine—broad and slightly rounded. I do know, though, some German factories produced French-style dolls.

    Should any persons, especially doyens of French dolls, have any information, please, do kindly share!

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
      What a magnificent swinging doll. Does it wind up and move or is swing and doll stationary . I would not disturb her fragile original clothing to look for marks . I believe she is German and have seen that swing on another German doll before . A treasure !!
    2. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
      https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=N57d4s4i&id=1C4681463D56ADE66D10BF12E67A8535D256D2FC&thid=OIP.N57d4s4ieDR-YKyOKOUCPgHaJ4&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fi.ebayimg.com%2fimages%2fi%2f381646430133-0-1%2fs-l1000.jpg&exph=1000&expw=750&q=german+bisque+dollhouse+doll+on+swing&simid=607999049389113902&ck=ACBE648A548E3435AAECD82C8D9AACF2&selectedIndex=1&qpvt=german+bisque+dollhouse+doll+on+swing&FORM=IRPRST&ajaxhist=0
    3. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
      Here is another one . The dolls are different and yours is a much higher quality doll but again same swing
      https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=nkxtfOfr&id=13C0038A815386E1E9997FFE08D4016A8E837EB1&thid=OIP.nkxtfOfrHz38f5byyKEvzwHaJ4&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fi.pinimg.com%2foriginals%2f9f%2fcb%2f2c%2f9fcb2c37809c066392529a7fc4799123.jpg&exph=640&expw=480&q=german+bisque+dollhouse+doll+on+swing&simid=608023234368702876&ck=981EAEB2CD839B979934BCAF8FB600BB&selectedIndex=172&FORM=IRPRST&ajaxhist=0
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 8 months ago
      She is beautiful and so delightful!
      A best friend growing up, her Grandmother lived in Germany and always sent her the loveliest of dolls. One had a mark on her lower back of a turtle of all things.
      I’m with Mani, a treasure indeed!
    5. MarmorealMaiden MarmorealMaiden, 8 months ago
      Thank you, Ms. CrystalShip!

      You had a very fortunate friend! Was the turtle-marked doll celluloid? The doll was, perhaps, produced by Schildkröt, a factory which fabricated heads for Kestner, Georgene Averill (Madame Hendren), and Kammer and Reinhardt dolls.

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