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Baby doll - Pinkie


  • Object:

    Baby doll

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1910 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Armand Marseille (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    bisque, composition, wool, ribbon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Penelope Hawkes

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Baby doll with bisque socket head and bent limb composition body, mid blond wig glued to the pate, blue sleeping eyes, closed mouth
dressed in pink flecked wool crocheted items with pink ribbon trim

Place of Origin

Germany (manufactured)


ca. 1910 (manufactured)


Armand Marseille (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

bisque, composition, wool, ribbon

Marks and inscriptions

700 // 00
maker's mark; nape; moulded


height: 8.5 in, height: 2.5 in head

Object history note

The doll, named by the donor Pinkie, was given to Miss Hawkes in 1910 and was dressed by a lady living in Newcastle.
Penelope Eleanor Frances Hawkes was born 1st October 1909 and was still alive in 2000.

Historical context note

The doll bears the number 700 but not a maker's mark as such. Several makers used 700, however, 700 was assigned by Armand Marseille in 1910 for a mould of a socket head with sleeping eyes and a closed mouth. This doll has the right colouring and a dimpled chin; it is very similar to other 'baby' AMs.

Descriptive line

German, about 1910

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

German Doll Encyclopedia, J & M Cieslik

Production Note

Reason For Production: retail


Wool; Ribbon


Moulded; Crocheted

Production Type

mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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