MERRY MARION, doll (13 in. version, title on box)

Set Information

Set Title
DOLLS FOR ALL SEASONS SERIES, MERRY MARION, ARTISTIC SERIES 502, PATENTED. (larger 13 in. version, artistic series numbers,
Set Comment

please refer to the book COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS BY BLAIR & MARGARET WHITTON for a very complete listing. On page 74 they discuss these four sets-ROSEY RUTH, DEAR DOROTHY, MERRY MARION, and SWEET ALICE. Sets that come in two different versions.This is the larger sized doll and series of dresses. The doll's head is separate but to be attached to the body so that the dresses slide under the chin and hair. There are no slits. They are marked with titles on the boxes but only identified as ARTISTIC SERIES on the backs of the dolls and dresses. Please note the two different spellings of ROSEY or ROSY RUTH. They come in white cardboard boxes titled DOLLS FOR ALL SEASONS PATENTED FEBRY 20TH 1894.MERRY MARION. HER HATS AND HER GOWNS. DESIGNED BY MARGRET MCDONALD. RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS. LONDON. PARIS. NEW YORK. PUBLISHERS TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

Item Information

Item Title
MERRY MARION, doll (13 in. version, title on box)
Item Comment

doll, head separate but "attached at a proper angle, onto an elongated neck, space being left under the chin to slip on the separate costume which also came with a neck long enough to allow this manipulation" page 70 of PAPER DOLLS A GUIDE TO COSTUME BY CLARA HALLARD FAWCETT, 1951.
she has both arms hanging at her sides with the left turned out, she wears a white lacy top with gold ribbon, a gold slip skirt, brown stockings and boots, a gold bracelet on her right wrist, .
on the reverse is the Tuck easel and trademark symbol BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT. PUBLISHER TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. ARTISTIC SERIES 500, PATENTED. RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS CO., LTD. LONDON, PARIS, NEW-YORK. DESIGNED AT THE STUDIOS IN NEW YORK AND PRINTED AT THE FINE ART WORKS IN BAVARIA. U.S. PATENT FEBRUARY 20TH 1894. COPYRIGHT 1894 BY RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS. CO. LTD.

Number:502
Artist
DESIGNED BY MARGUERITE MCDONALD
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