Thursday, November 5, 2009

Armand Marseille Floradora Doll

This was my first antique doll: a 13 inch Floradora by Armand Marseille, made in Germany in the late 1800s or very early 1900s. She's a special one because she's unplayed with, and still wears her factory-original undergarments, shift, socks, and felt booties. She would have been sold this way, and her first little owner would have made her dresses, probably with help from mom and grandma. This Flora has a beautifully done bisque shoulder-plate head with stationary, painted blue glass eyes and her original human hair wig, on a cloth, rag-doll style body.


  1. I just found your post about your Floradora German Doll. I just purchased one very similar to yours this past weekend and trying to do some research on it. She is lovely. She is in the hands of a friend who makes period doll clothes using vintage appropriate fabric. The one she was wearing when I got her was very wrong for her. My sister said she looked like a "Madame"...not "Alexander" LOL!
    Anyway, thank you for sharing.

  2. Congrats on your Flora find! Good luck with your dressmaking!