zwergnase dolls and bears are exhibiting at a very special location this year. They have been invited to the Villa Armand Marseille. Possibly the greatest maker of dolls’ heads, Armand Marseille
made a name for himself that became a glorious legend in his own lifetime at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Millions of bisque heads
bear his initials, and his products have been sold all over the world from Sonneberg, the ‘toy town’. To this day, his name remains a byword for exceptional quality among lovers and collectors of historic dolls. The
villa was built around 1900, surrounded by a garden that resembled a park, and lay directly opposite the then company buildings. The house and garden were the owner’s refuge, a place where he could escape from the
stress of business and devote himself to his family. But that is all history. The house changed hands many times over the following decades, and over the years lost much of its original aura. However, a great deal of
work has recently been put into its restoration. The young company zwergnase regards itself as being committed to the work of Armand Marseille in many ways, and that is reflected in the quality, solidity and seriousness
of its work. As Armand Marseille did in his time, zwergnase collections reflect the spirit of the times while still maintaining the finest traditions. That is authenticated not least by “Made in Germany” on the label.
zwergnase is now almost the only manufacturer still retaining the manufacturing site and its great traditions as a seal of quality and lasting value.