Doll: on stand in black coat
Ceramic, leather, textile, hair, beads, paint
Overall: 18 x 8 1/2 x 4 in. ( 45.7 x 21.6 x 10.2 cm )
impressed: on back shoulder plate: "370. / AM. - 0 1/2 - DEP. / Armand Marseille. / Made in Germany"
Doll with bisque shoulder head, human hair wig with long braids tied with pink ribbons, sleeping eyes, open mouth, and pink tinted cheeks; stuffed kid body with divided arm with stuffed kid upper arm, Universal elbow joint, and composition lower arm with molded hand, and divided leg with stuffed kid upper leg, Universal hip and knee joints, and composition lower leg; black satin coat with striped lining over white knee-length dress with high neck with lace ruffle, low waist gathered with pink ribbon, and two-tiered skirt over knee-length knickers, with knit socks, black leather shoes, and bead necklace.
According to accession records, this doll, referred to as "Rita," was purchased for the donor in England in 1913.
Gift of Miss Margarete R. Altenhein
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.