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Doll Baby Porcelain "Dream Baby" reproduction Antique

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This porcelain baby doll is called," Dream Baby" and the original was originally produced during the 1920's during the"Golden Age" age of dollmaking in Germany.

This reproduction antique doll has a fine hand painted porcelain head with painted hair. The doll was created with old world techniques with multiple china paint firings in a kiln to 3500 degrees. The china painting is precise to the old doll using ground china paints which require a low fire numerous times to set the paints for a soft translucent look.

The original "Dream Baby" was designed by Armand Marseille who left his native, Riga, Russia around 1865 and established a porcelain factory in Koppelsdorf, Germany. His french sounding name probably was taken after the family moved from Russia to Germany. Often families desired to integrate into the country easier or to escape religious intolerance. Armand married the sister of Ernest Heuback of Koppelsdorf, another dollmaker family in 1891.

This Heuback connection would also explain why some fine AM dolls have a horseshoe mark on them which had historically been more associated with the older Heuback doll firm.

This doll is a reproduction of that famous early baby doll which today are rare and collectible. This reproduction doll is 14 inches, has a porcelain head and hands on a soft stuffed body. The glass eyes are blue. The doll head is incised with the AM mark and Germany long with the present dollmakers' initials. This baby doll is one I made in my 25+ years as a dollmaker and china painter. These porcelain dolls take a lot of time from the pouring of liquid poecain into molds and cleaning then in the greenware stage to the many firings and then the costuming process.

The doll is dressed in a precious vintage yellow lavish embroidered organdy fabric with a scalloped lace bordered hemline. The doll wears a long petticoat along with her pretty white lace bonnet with long satin ribbon ties. Normal sales price is $295 for this doll. I have priced the doll to sell at $75.00, which is a give away for the many hours of work and fine materials used to make it.

If you like baby dolls you will love this one to add to your collection. It also is a nice gift for your favorite doll collector friend. This doll was made by me and I created dolls about 15 years. The item is from a NO smoke shop.

Priority mailing is NOT included in this shipping price. If you want priority mailing, I will send you an invoice for added cost. The item is sent by USPS post and insured for value.

Doll Baby Porcelain "Dream Baby" reproduction Antique


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: porcelain, glass, cotton, organdy fabric
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