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Doll called alice - My Dream Baby

My Dream Baby

  • Object:

    Doll called alice

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1930-1934 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Armand Marseille (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printed card, moulded composition, glass, cloth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

card box, printed with illustrations of toys and dolls; blue inside with paper lace frill around top edge
moulded composition socket head and bent limb body, glass sleeping eyes, painted hair and facial features; open mouth showing lower teeth
jacket and bonnet, stiffened white gauze with cream wool trim
dress and petticoat, same fabric
underpetticoat, drawers and chemise, white cotton
bootees of cream knitted wool with ribbon ties

Place of Origin

Germany (manufactured)


1930-1934 (manufactured)


Armand Marseille (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

printed card, moulded composition, glass, cloth

Marks and inscriptions

AM // Germany // 351/8k // +
nape; moulded

1225/60 W
box label


height: 25 in, height: 7 in, length: 26 in box, width: 11 in box, depth: 6.5 in box

Object history note

This was a Christmas present in 1933 or 1934, given to the donor by her Aunt Alice.

Historical context note

This type of doll was used by the Singer Sewing Machine Company as a model for clothes sewn on their machines.
My Dream Baby dolls were registered in 1924/5 and made in both bisque and composition (usually later in date) and in four colours. 351 = open mouthed version

Descriptive line

My Dream Baby, composition, Armand Marseille, German, 1930-34

Production Note

Reason For Production: retail


Card; Composition; Glass; Cloth


Printed; Moulded


Christmas presents

Production Type

mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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