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Jeanne I. Orsini infant or baby doll, 17"

Jeanne I. Orsini biscoloid head infant or baby doll, 17"

Jeanne I. Orsini doll maker was located in New York City, she first designed small all bisque child character dolls sized 4 1/2 to 7" tall.  Jeanne Orsini all bisque Didi doll mold 47, 5"

 

Some doll trade names are; 1916 Tummyache & Dodo, 1918 Fifi & Nellie Sunshine, 1919 Uncle Sam, 1920 Didi (shown on right), Mimi, Vivi and Zizi.

 

These small dolls should have a doll mark on the back of the neck similar to the J.I.O. © 1920 plus a doll mold number and a paper label identifying the dolls name on the chest, as shown below.

 

Some of these Orsini dolls were made by Alt, Beck & Gottschalck and distributed by Borgfeldt.

 

Later Orsini designed larger infant or baby dolls that had biscoloid flange heads, molded painted hair or wigged, sleep eyes, some with flirty sleep eyes, real eyelashes with a cloth, kid or composition body and the Kiddiejoy baby doll mold 993 was made by Marseille.

Jeanne I. Orsini Doll Marks & Label Identified

Orsini doll mark label Didi Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Copr. 1920 J.J. Orsini Pat. Appl'd For Germany

Orsini doll mark label Vivi Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Copr. 1920 J. J. Orsini Pat. Applied For Germany

Orsini doll mark label Vivi Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Copr. 1920 J.J. Orsini Pat. Appl'd For Germany

Orsini doll mark J.I.O. © 1920 41

Orsini Didi doll mark J.I.O. © 1920 41

bisque head made by Alt, Beck & Gottschalck

 

Orsini doll mark J.I.O. © 1920 44

Orsini doll mark J.I.O. © 1920 44

bisque head made by Alt, Beck & Gottschalck

Orsini doll mark J.I.O. © 1919 47

Orsini doll mark J.I.O. © 1919 47

bisque head made by Alt, Beck & Gottschalck

Orsini doll mark J.I.O. © 1920 47

Orsini Vivi doll mark J.I.O. © 1920 47

bisque head made by Alt, Beck & Gottschalck

 

Orsini doll mark Kiddiejoy J.I.O © 1926 mold 993

Orsini doll mark Kiddiejoy J.I.O © 1926 doll mold 993 bisque head made by Armand Marseille

Orsini doll mark Copr. By J.J. Orsini Germany

Orsini doll mark Copr. By J.J. Orsini Germany

Orsini doll mark 1423 Copr By Jeanne J. Orsini Germany

Orsini doll mark 1423 Copr By Jeanne I. Orsini Germany

Orsini doll mark J.J. Orsini 1429 2

Orsini doll mark J.J. Orsini 1429 2

Orsini doll mark Copr. By J.J. Orsini Germany 1430/4

Orsini doll mark Copr. By J.J. Orsini Germany 1430/4

Jeanne Orsini doll mark 1440 2.

Orsini doll mark 1440 2.

 

Jeanne I. Orsini Doll Mold Numbers Identified

41, 44, 47, 993, 1423, 1429, 1430, 1431, 1440, 1450, possibly 7437

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