Marcia Backstrom Half Doll Marionette II
From an Estate Collection.
Marcia Backstrom Half Doll Marionette II (12th / 1" scale)
The unit is 7 inches tall x apprx 3.5 inches wide.
This is an original resin half doll fixed in cabinet by the late Marcia Backstrom. I purchased this directly from Marcia on 26 May 2010. At the time, I paid $250 plus postage for him. At the same time, I purchsed a Marcia original non-resin doll directly from Marcia and she was $375.00. So, although the Marionette is Resin, as Marcia worked on him, he still commands a good price.
Marcia’s work is exhibited the world over, in places such as: the Puppenhausmuseum in Switzerland, the Toy and Miniatures Museum of Kansas City, the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys, at the U.S. Supreme Court Museum, and many others. Marcia is a member of the I.G.M.A. (International Guild of Miniature Artisans). She attended Edinboro State College, where she graduated with a BA in Art Education in 1975.
My intention was to create a Dickensian Street Scene but it looks like I won't have the time to start it so I am selling the dolls that were to be part of the scene.
1:12th (1") scale miniature item
This is a 12th scale (1" scale) collector’s item and not suitable for persons under the age of 14 years.