Dating madame alexander doll dresses
Some of Madame Alexander’s first creations were dolls representing popular characters, such as Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, and the Three Little Pigs.
She produced the first doll based on a licensed character (Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind), and she was the first doll manufacturer to make dolls based on living people (she created composition dolls representing the Dionne Quintuplets and a young Queen Elizabeth when she was still a Princess).
Cissette was reintroduced for collectors in the late ’90s.
Body Construction Cissette is all hard plastic, jointed at the neck, shoulders, hips and knees, with high heel feet.
related Alexander Dolls 1923-1947 1970s MA Doll Face Molds Marks1948-1954 Alexander Maggie doll, 14-15, 17-18, 20-21, 22-23" tall, all hard plastic, jointed body walker - or non walker, floss human hair (not used after 1950), mohair, nylon or saran wig, chubby chipmunk cheeks, sleep eyes, closed mouth, more than thirty dolls used this face mold over the years, including 21" tall Portrait dolls; blonde Champ Elyses doll, red floss wig Pink Champagne doll of actress Arlene Dahl.
Maggie face dolls are marked: Alex, Alexander or (usually) unmarked.1948-1950 Alexander Mary Martin doll, 14 or 18" tall, the 14" doll came in a white formal, the 18" doll came in a sailor suit or chambray outfit.
We have fashion dolls dating from the 1960-present.
Madame Alexander, Alex, Robert Tonner's Tyler Wentworth and Ready-to-Wear fashions, Tiny Kitty; Mel Odems Gene, Madra, ; Violet. Gene's Outfit Good-bye New York 2-piece suit with fur accents, jersey blouse, matching fur hat and muff teardrop earrings, scatter pin with chain.
Cissette arrived two years after Cissy as the smaller, cuter and more affordable version of Alexander’s popular glamour doll.Photo's courtesy of rabmlt Stuffy and Nat use the Maggie face mold which is usually unmarked.Light pink sateen gown has white taffeta empire bodice with white crochet and light pink ribbon front overlay.Her bonnet is white crochet with light pink ribbon accent woven through.Matching white knit crochet booties with light pink ribbon accents.