"Hi, Bonny. Charlie is correct. Your dolls are Armand Marseille reproductions. While the name sounds French, Armand Marseille was actually Russian and immigrated to Germany in the mid 1800s. AM was one of the most prolific producers of…"
"I should like to add, my cat jumped on my keyboard and my editing timed out on me before I could finish my post.
I was going to continueon as follows:
the numbering reads 353/395K, at least to my eyes as far as I can see, however, my ability of…"
"Michael, is this chair Japanese? Maybe a dragon and a nymph (both mythological creatures)? I know they sat on cushions, but after trading began they catered to and copied Western styles. I also think the large flower at the lower back is…"
"Hello Again Miss Bonny,
The A . M . Germany on the back of your dolls stands for "Armand Marseille". I cannot quite read the underlying Model Number. His Dolls date from the 1890s -to about World War I. You have to be careful…"
"Got pics posted but did not get my comments on. Sorry. I picked this pair up in a thrift store that gets donations for a local cause this past summer. Scooped them up for $5 for the pair. Tried to find them online that evening and could only find…"
Recently widowed naval vetrans wife. Mother of 2, grandmother of 6. Owner of Great Danes, Afghans and Chinese Cresteds. Very sentimental and appreciate the history associated with antique pieces.
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Not an avid antique collector, mainly due to the financial part of it, but do love it when I come across something that is within my financial "reach". But then I hate when i cannot find out the history on certain pieces, so hopefully this site will help.
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