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Gold Horses

Only the most special items are worthy of the Gold Horse designation. Items in this category with the Gold Horse seal deserve your special consideration. Theriault’s will guarantee to the original purchaser of any Gold Horse lot a credit toward future purchases for the hammer price of that lot (after thirty-six months). Specific conditions governing this guarantee are cited in the “Terms of Sale” at the end of the catalogue. The buyer shall receive a Gold Horse certificate tag to such effect at the time of purchase and the Gold Horse lot will be permanently registered in our gallery. 1. 17” Extremely Rare French Bisque Poupée with Clement Deposed Body

123. 26” Rare large German Bisque Pouting Character, 7246, by Gebruder Heubach

2. 22” Wooden-Arm French Bisque Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru in Original Costume

124. 26” Large German Bisque Pouting Character, 6969, by Gebruder Heubach

9. 16” German Sculpted Hair Bisque Lady with Glass Eyes, and Open Mouth

125. 22” Fine German Black-Complexioned Bisque Character, 1358 by Simon and Halbig

10. 16” Outstanding German Sculpted Hair Bisque Lady with Extraordinary Decorations

136. 17” French Bisque Poupée with Rare Neck Swivel and Kid-over-Wooden Body

11. 18” German Bisque Art Character “Gretchen” by Kammer and Reinhardt

137. 20” Lovely French Bisque Early Period EJ by Jumeau, Size 7, in White Pique Costume

13. 21” Rare German Bisque Art Character “Karl”, Model 107, by Kammer and Reinhardt

138. 26” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé Triste by Emile Jumeau

14. 17” French Bisque Gentleman Poupée with Wooden Body and Exceptional Costume

139. 26” Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Rare Markings and Superb Costume

15. 17” Exquisite 17” French Bisque Poupée by Blampois for Maison Simonne

166. 15” Rare German Bisque Character, 7761, by Gebruder Heubach

30. 23” French Bisque Poupée by Gaultier with Gesland body and Exquisite Bisque Hands

175. 21” French All-Original Bisque Poupée by Jumeau with Superb Costume

31. 33” Grand-Sized French Bisque Bébé, Series C, by Jules Steiner in Antique Costume

176. 26” All-Original French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Gorgeous Wig in “Conte Bleu” Box

36. 22” SEarly 19th-Century Czech Porcelain Doll by Lippert & Haas of Schlaggenwald

199. 17” Very Beautiful French Bisque Poupée in Couturier Costume for Aux Enfants Sage

40. 25” Beautiful German Bisque Character, 1488, by Simon and Halbig

202. 12” Sonneberg Bisque Doll, Model 132, Resembling Bru Brevete

41. 18” Rare German Bisque Character Toddler, 220, by Kestner

227. 14” Early French Kid-bodied Bisque Bébé by Gaultier with Block Letter Markings

52. 14” French Bisque Smiling Poupée, D, by Leon Casimir Bru

231. 19” Early Period French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Original Lambswool Wig

54. 19” French Bisque Smiling Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Original Gown

253. 18” Very Rare and Captivating German Bisque “Fany” by Marseille

58. 20” French Bisque Bébé E.J. , Size 9, by Emile Jumeau with Early Silk Dress

258. 26” French Bisque Bébé Steiner, Figure A, with Beautiful Antique Costume

60. 26” Very Rare French Bisque Bébé by Joanny with Delicate Shy Expression

284. 23” Beautiful French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bébé Mascotte by May Freres

62. 18” French Bisque Poupée from Maison Simonne with Wooden Body, Neck Jointing

286. 22” French Bisque Poupée. Size 9, with Original Chemise and Jewelry by Jumeau

63. 15” Lovely French Bisque Poupée, Earliest Period Smiling Model, by Leon Casimir Bru

291. 17” Early French Bisque Poupée with Superb Original Costume and Chatelaine

75. 17” German Bisque Impish Character, 7746, by Gebruder Heubach

307. 19” Fine German Bisque Character, 6970, by Gebruder Heubach

76. 15” Rare German Bisque Character with Puckered Lips, 7744, by Gebruder Heubach

309. 28” Beautiful German Bisque “Mein Liebling” by Kammer and Reinhardt

79. 4” Extremely Rare German All-Bisque Helmet Kewpie on Horseback

334. 19” Large German Bisque Art Character with Very Rare Black Complexion

86. 13” Rare German Bisque Character, 422, by Heuback Koppelsdorf

337. 18” German Bisque Pouting Character, 114, “Gretchen” by Kammer and Reinhardt

89. 20” French Bisque Early Period Smiling Poupée by Bru in Fine Original Costume

338. 17” German Bisque Art Character, 112, by Kammer and Reinhardt

90. 17” French Bisque Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Fully-Articulated Wooden Body

352. 15” French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils with Original Signed Body

96. 20” French Bisque Bébé by Gaulier with Fine Original Costume

358. 18” Beautiful and All-Original Bisque Doll in Wedding Costume of Rouen, France

97. 14” French Bisque Closed Mouth Bébé by Gaultier with British Guard Uniform

398. 14” Beautiful German Bisque Child, X, by Kestner

98. 33” Wonderful French Bisque Bébé Triste by Emile Jumeau, Size 16

400. 15” Wonderful All-Original German Bisque Child for Paris Doll Shop of Nadaud

116. 25” Gorgeous German Bisque “Mein Liebling” by Kammer and Reinhardt

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In the Company of an

Esteemed Collector — Estelle Johnston The path toward doll collecting is seldom direct. You begin by mapping a well-traveled route to discover the dolls of your own memory, and then meander, casually, at first, and later, quite deliberately, into the quest for dolls of other places, other times, and other styles. So it has been with the collecting life of Estelle Johnston. Born in Montreal, Estelle’s early life set the path for her interest in dolls and costuming, as her favored past-times were making clothes for paper dolls, while watching her mother make a complete trousseau for her Deanna Durbin doll. Her later childhood, after the death of both parents, was spent near Boston in the care of an aunt, and in attendance at Bryn Mawr College where studies in the history of art gave focus to her early childhood interest in dolls and fashion. Then, living in London in In parting with her dolls, the early 1950s, she and her husband motorcycled Estelle notes, “Although 9000 miles overall Europe one’s taste can shift with where she saw “a young time, the love of dolls man in the festival costume of Normandy, bull fighting has never left me, and I in Barcelona, Italians in continue to believe that medieval attire, women in we are very lucky in this the early morning at the passion which has so railroad station in Salonika many avenues to explore”. with shoulder yokes carrying

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milk pails, peasants in Yugoslavia with their feet wrapped in cloths like the pictures in my fairy tale books of childhood…all of this was enlarging my fascination with the different peoples of the world and the many ways of clothing”. It was upon her return to America, living in Atlanta, that Estelle’s pathway to dolls became clear. “A trip to Maggie Valley [North Carolina] where I discovered Gaynell Denson’s amazing doll museum bowled me over…now what some had been telling me clicked and I wanted antique dolls”. So began a half century in the pursuit of antique dolls with particular attention on originality of costume and artistic modeling of face and figure. Estelle recalls a return to London during the mid-1960s where she spent weeks visiting every museum available by train. “We flew to London with typical air luggage and returned by ship with countless trunks”, mostly filled with antique doll treasures. Estelle Johnston’s passion for dolls is both aesthetic and academic. She has been a highlight lecturer and Exhibit Chairman for UFDC, performed conservation work for the Strong Museum and her numerous articles have appeared in Antique Doll Collector, Doll News and Doll Reader. Many of her dolls bear blue ribbon awards from UFDC national conventions. After nearly a half century in her Atlanta home at the top of its own meandering drive, Estelle Johnston is parting with both her home and a major portion of her illustrious collection, to begin a new stage of her life in California. A few dolls are traveling with her to her new home. The majority of the dolls from the 50-year collection are presented in this catalog. x

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1. Extremely Rare French Bisque Poupée with Clement Deposed Body 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, very pale bisque, rich cobalt blue enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with richly-accented lips, ears pierced into head, brunette human hair hand-tied wig over cork pate, French “blown” molded leather hollow body with jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, sculpted curled fingers, wearing superb silk period ensemble with lace trim, fine early bonnet, undergarments, stockings, coral-tone decorative comb, coral earrings, and very fancy heeled four-strap boots with silver rosettes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Poupée Brevete SGDG. Comments: French, circa 1866, having the deposed hollow leather doll body of Pierre Victor Clement; the leather shoemaker with

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ties to the Paris doll industry, deposed his unusual poupée body in 1866, just in time for the 1867 Paris Universal Exposition. The body was inspired by the design by Adelaide Huret, yet designed to be more durable. Despite the awarding of the depose, few bodies were ever made and the doll is extremely rare today. Value Points: the rarity of the doll body is enhanced by gorgeous bisque face and brilliant eyes, superb original condition, very fine costume and accessories. $4500/7500


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2. An Exceptionally Fine Wooden-Arm French Bisque Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru in Original Costume 22” (56 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, almond-shaped blue/brown glass eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with slightly-upturned lip corners, outlined lips, ears pierced into head, original blonde mohair wig with arranged curls, kid poupée body with square-cut collarette, shapely torso, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, separated toes, wooden arms with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, and wrists, separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent, especially sturdy body. Marks: J (head and shoulder). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1867, the earliest version of the so-called “Smiling Bru”; the wooden body and its variations were deposed in this year, just prior to the important 1867 Paris International Exposition. Value Points: fine luxury doll with very rare two-color eyes, sturdy original body, original wig, wearing very luxe original costume comprising woolen suit with silk, lace and metallic ribbon trim, under

brown velvet fitted cape with metallic edging, layered undergarments including silk lace corset, stockings, fancy leather boots, watch and fob, and velvet purse with cord trim containing a silk-covered dance card. $4000/6000

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eyes, black upper eyeliner, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with little smile, rosy cheeks, painted feathering detail of hair around her forehead. At the back of the head is a stitched-on human hair wig in elaborately braided style with interwoven silk ribbons. The body is wooden with muslin cover on the torso, jointed hips, paddedmuslin over wire frame upper arms. Condition: generally excellent, some minor typical craquelure on face. Comments: Germany, mid-19th century. Value Points: very rare and all-original construction of head and wig on the most appealing child doll, wearing elaborate all-original traditional costume and bonnet. The doll has a blue ribbon award from 1988 UFDC convention. $1800/2600

3. Very Rare Early German Mask-Face Papier-Mâché with Original Elaborate Costume

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4. Early German Papier-Mâché Lady with Chignon and Original Costume 9” (23 cm.) Papier-mâché shoulder head with black sculpted hair waved smoothly over her ears and captured in a braided chignon at the back, painted facial features, large dark blue eyes, painted eyeliner and one-stroke brows, closed mouth with center accent line, slender kid body with wooden lower limbs, blue paper bands at junction of kid and wood, painted dark blue flat shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1840. Value Points: beautifully-preserved original condition, rare coiffure, wearing original multilayered costume and bonnet. $400/600

5. German Papier-Mâché Doll with Rare Coiffure, as Gentleman Scholar 8 ½” (22 cm.) Papier-mâché shoulder head with black painted hair looped to expose the ears and captured in a well-defined braided chignon, painted facial features, blue eyes, black upper eyeliner and one-stroke brows, closed mouth, slender kid body with wooden lower limbs, painted black flat shoes. Condition: generally excellent, early retouch of paint. Comments: Germany, circa 1840, although designed with woman’s coiffure, the doll, curiously, wears its original gentleman scholar’s costume with wool plaid pants, wool

jacket, silk vest, shirt front and tie, scholar’s robe with velvet collar and velvet cap. $400/600

6. Very Fine Pair of Early German Papier-Mâché Sister Dolls with Rare Coiffures

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14” (36 cm.) Each has papier-mâché shoulder head with elaborately-sculpted black hair arranged with three thick horizontal rolled curls at each side of face enhanced with scalloped detail, and thick interwoven loops at the back crown, painted facial features, blue eyes, black eyeliner, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, blushed cheeks, slender kid body with wooden lower arms and legs, wearing matching gowns and multi-layered undergarments. Condition: generally excellent, one has re-glue at wooden ankle and light old retouch on shoulder plate craquelure. Comments: Germany, circa 1840, although identical models, the dolls have slight, yet enchanting, variation of hair style and facial expression that is achieved by subtle painting details of hair and eyes. Value Points: rare to find sister dolls with original costumes, the dolls were acquired by Estelle Johnston from the esteemed early collection of Estelle Winthrop. $1200/1600

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7. An All Original English Poured Wax Portrait of Queen Victoria, Possibly by Augusta Montanari 19� (48 cm.) Poured honey-wax shoulder head of woman with oval face, slender elongated throat and defined bosom, inset pale blue eyes with outlined sockets, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, light brown hair inserted into scalp and arranged with braided loops and chignon, muslin-sateen body with shapely waist, stitch-jointed shoulders and hips, poured wax

lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: portrait doll of the young Queen Victoria, English, circa 1840, a nearly identical model, attributed to Madame Augusta Montanari, is in the Museum of London and shown in The History of Wax Dolls by Mary Hillier, page 80. Value Points: beautifully-preserved condition of the doll and her original costume with exquisitelystitched costume details of gown and undergarments, seed pearl coronet with matching bracelets, blue stone necklace. $1100/1500

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8. Outstanding Large English Wax Child Doll in Elaborate Scottish Costume, with Original S. Coleman Label 30” (76 cm.) Honey wax shoulder head with softlyblushed cheeks, almond shaped blue glass eyes, outlined eyes with lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, plump cheeks, well-defined little chin, brunette hair inserted into scalp, softly-stuffed muslin body, 8 label. poured wax lower arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S. Coleman (original paper label indicating the location of the prestige firm at the Pantheon Bazaar in London). Comments: English, circa 1855, the Pantheon Bazaar was a popular meeting place for guildsmen presenting popular arts and culture, and with a particular attention to wax arts. The interest in Scotland was particularly strong at the time, inspired by the young Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who had in 1852 acquired the famous Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Value Points: the large luxury wax doll, with original shop label, is wearing superb Scottish costume (kilt, shawl, cap and socks remade although original frail pieces of these are attached) including original blue velvet jacket, undergarments, cobbler’s leather shoes with original label of “Burchett maker, 74 Oxford Street, London”, and accessories including heavy leather belt with scabbard containing sword with velvet and silver head, knife in leather and silver case, and sporran with tassels. $2000/4000

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9. Superb German Sculpted Hair Bisque Lady with Glass Eyes, Dresden Flowers and Rare Open Mouth 16� (41 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with oval face and slender elongated throat, having sculpted light brown hair waved away from her face with feathering details at the sides, captured in a cluster of arranged curls at the back, and decorated with two Dresden roses with gilt-tipped green leaves, fully-sculpted pierced ears, almond-shaped cobalt blue enamel eyes, black eyeliner, painted lower lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, slightly-parted lips with rare defined tongue tip, original muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque

lower limbs, painted flat black shoes with burgundy laces, wearing exquisite rose/ivory silk gown, undergarments, jewelry. Condition: generally excellent, very minor retouch on two rose petals. Comments: Germany, circa 1870, attributed to C.F. Kling. Value Points: rarity factors include glass eyes, slightlyparted lips with tongue tip, brown hair color of rare coiffure with rare ornaments, pierced ears. The doll is featured in a full page photograph in Identifying German Parian Dolls by Mary Krombholz, and bears a blue ribbon award from UFDC 1983 national convention. $1800/2500

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10. Outstanding German Sculpted Hair Bisque Lady with Extraordinary Decorations 16� (41 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with slender oval face and elongated throat, light brown sculpted hair with arranged ringlet curls onto her forehead edged with gold beading, very long loosely coiled braid wrapped around the back and crown with long ringlet curls escaping onto her nape, sculpted pierced ears, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes with very thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, elaborately sculpted and painted

bodice with shaded blue blouse edged with magenta and pink trim and tiny white beads, and a sculpted blue and gold necklace that extends entirely around the throat, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower limbs, painted fancy boots, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870, attributed to C.F. Kling. Value Points: the beauty of the doll is rivaled only by the exceptional rarity factors including hair coiffure and color, hair beading, glass eyes, sculpted necklace and bodice; few other examples are known to exist. The doll is featured on the cover of Identifying German Parian Dolls by Mary Krombholz. $2500/3500

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11. German Bisque Art Character “Gretchen” by Kammer and Reinhardt 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted blue eyes with enhancing decorative glaze, thick black upper eyeliner, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips in pouting expression, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 46. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, the model marketed as “Gretchen” from their art character series, circa 1910. Value Points: fine sculpting of the wistful-faced child is enhanced by decorative glaze touches on chin and eyes, deeply defined sculpting, original wig, body, body finish, flawless bisque. $2800/3800

13. The Outstanding and Rare German Bisque Art Character “Karl”, Model 107, by Kammer and Reinhardt 21” (54 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated slender face portraying an older child, painted grey/blue eyes that are slightly side-glancing, thick black upper eyeliner, one stroke tapered brows, strong nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full pouting lips, sculpted ears, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique boy’s costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 107 54. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910, from their art reform character series, the model was sculpted by the renowned German artist Arthur Lewin-Funcke based upon his original bronze sculpture “Portrait of a boy”; the identity of this famous sculptor was not known until 1991 when research in German archives by Jurgen and Marianne Cieslik made the important discovery. The doll firm and the sculptor had deliberately kept their alliance private as the

doll enterprise was considered a commercial endeavor and, as Cieslik noted, “Lewin-Funcke had taken his secret of being the father of the character doll movement to his grave in 1937” (German Doll Studies, page 227). The doll was made in only two sizes, this being the larger, and was marketed under the name “Karl”. Value Points: the rarity of the model is rivaled by its outstanding quality of sculpting, flawless bisque and artistic painting, especially of lips and blush. $35,000/45,000

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14. Outstanding French Bisque Gentleman Poupée with Wooden Body and Exceptional Costume 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder head, cobalt blue glass enamel eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, unpierced ears, black mohair wig over cork pate, curly mohair moustache and goatee, wooden poupée body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, bisque lower arms with wellsculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1867, the luxury nature indicates the doll having been created for the Parisian doll store of Simonne. Value Points: very fine modeling, bisque, painting, and dramatic eyes, rare wooden body with bisque hands. The doll was couturiere-costumed by Estelle Johnston,

inspired by the 1867 painting, Dinner at the Tuileries by Henri Baron (see details including silk embroidered braces and tricorn hat), and was awarded blue ribbon at the 1984 UFDC convention for doll costumed by owner. $3500/5500

15. Exquisite French Bisque Poupée by Blampoix for Maison Simonne 17” (43 cm.) Very pale swivel head on flat-cut neck socket allowing head to only rotate side to side in a realistic manner, on original shoulder plate, cobalt blue enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, delicately-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, ears pierced into head, very firmly-stuffed kid poupée body with kid-overwood jointing of knees, and kid-over-wood upper arms with shoulder jointing, and bisque arms to above the elbows, separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent, two fingers and thumb broken on left hand. Marks: B.S. (shoulder plate) Passage Delorme Simonne Paris Rue de Rivoli 188. Comments: Blampoix under commission by the luxury doll shop of Maison Simonne, circa 1860. Value Points: rarity features of the exquisitely-beautiful include depose flat-cut neck, swivel body with bisque arms and wooden knee joints; wearing a superb costume of silk and lace with unique pearl head-dress created by Estelle Johnston from a design in 1865 La Mode Illustree of Paris. $3800/5500

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arms and legs, painted blue shoes, posed upon original paper-covered base which is attached to a base with blown glass dome. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1850, using German papier-mâché head, the fishermen of Brittany created these delightful shell concoctions during the winter months; this example depicts a “she sells sea shells” peddler lady with very ornately designed dress of tiny colored seashells, holding a market tray of seashell flowers. Value Points: intricately and artistically constructed in a remarkable state of preservation. $800/1200

18. Early German Papier-Mâché Lady with Rare Coiffure and Maker’s Signature 19” (48 cm.) Solid domed papiermâché shoulder head of adult lady with heart-shaped face, elongated throat, and modeled bosom, black enamel eyes, painted upper lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, black painted hair with feathering around the forehead, sculpted brushmarks and sculpted braided chignon with painted gold comb, and with brunette human hair curls at the sides centered by a gold metal comb, kid lady body with

16. Early German Papier-Mâché Doll as Welsh Peddler Lady 11” (25 cm.) Papier-mâché shoulder head with sculpted black hair in chignon, painted facial features, blue eyes, painted brows and eyeliner, closed mouth, slender kid body with wooden lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the English trade with original German papier-mâché doll, circa 1850. Value Points: wonderfullypreserved model with excellent painting, wearing elaborate multilayered original costume and holding a well-laden tray of miniature market wares including tiny Grodnertal dolls, baskets, sampler, sewing goods and other novelties, on wooden base with blown glass dome. $1200/1600

17. Wonderful 19th Century Papier-Mâché Peddler Doll in Original Shell Costume 11” (28 cm.) (to top of hat). Papier-mâché shoulder head with heartshaped face, black sculpted hair with ornate chignon captured under an elaborate shell bonnet with a bouquet of shell flowers, stippled detail of hair around the forehead, painted facial features, large blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, firm structure torso, wooden lower

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shapely torso, fine antique dress, undergarments, leather slippers. Condition: generally excellent, fine original complexion and paint is well-preserved, some craquelure and one corner re-glue on shoulderplate. Marks: G.K. XX (impressed inside shoulder plate). Comments: maker unknown, circa 1825. Value Points: rarity factors include most unusual coiffure which combines sculpted and human hair, glass eyes, beautiful presence, early costume; the doll is shown in Grafnitz’s German PapierMâché Dolls, page, 74. $2000/3000

19. Grodnertal Carved Wooden Doll in Seashell Costume 5” (13 cm.) Standing upon a wooden base is a carved wooden Grodnertal doll with painted hair and diminutive facial features, her body covered with a richly-designed costume of various shells, including flowers, fancy bodice, and fancy bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: mid-19th century. Value Points: imaginatively-painted seashell gown in red and blue with yellow sash. $300/400

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20. French Seashell and Coral Costumed Miniature Doll and Candy Container Cabinet 5” (13 cm.) doll. Bisque shoulder head with blonde sculpted short curls, painted facial features, wooden lower limbs, her body covered with a long gown constructed of seashells and coral, and posed upon an original wooden stand. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: included with the doll, with rare coral detail, is a threesided glass-front cabinet with gold-paper edged shelving, pink paper lining, and fancy shell trim to simulate carving, originally designed for use as bon-bon box. $400/600

22. Pair of 19th Century Papier-Mâché Seashell Dolls and Candy Container Bed 4” (10 cm.) Depicting a man and woman, each with papiermâché shoulder head, painted hair and facial features, wooden limbs, with elaborate costumes in the Brittany folklore style constructed of colorful tiny shells, and mounted upon original wooden bases. Condition: very good, woman has old repair at neck. Comments: French, with use of German papier-mâché heads, created in Brittany seaside towns, mid-19th century. Value Points: charming couple, included is a rare cardboard candy container in the shape of a sleigh bed, with seashell encrusted surface, original red silk bed cover, and a pull-out drawer originally used as candy box. $400/700

21. Two French Candy Container Boxes with Seashell Art 7” (18 cm.) and 8”. Each is of heavy card stock and created in the shape of a cabinet, the smaller with lithographed paper front, mirror and lavish shell decorations, the lid lifting for access to candy container interior; the larger with niche display area and pull-out hidden drawer for candy, with exceptional artistic arrangement of shells to simulate flowers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, mid-19th century. Value Points: most creative designs of luxury “boites de bon-bons”. $400/500

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23. 19th Century Papier-Mâché Lady for the French Market in Seashell Costume as Weaver 11” (28 cm.) Papier-mâché shoulder head with black sculpted hair waved smoothly around the sides of her face, painted facial features, slender kid body and wooden limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1850, German papier-mâché doll in elaborate and colorful seashell costume of Normandy including traditional coiffe of seashells, and holding a cone of flax for spinning. Value Points: charming and well-preserved seashell doll. $800/1100

24. Superb All-Original French PapierMâché Lady in Costume of Bourg-de-Batz, Brittany 17” (43 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché shoulder head of slender-faced lady, painted facial features, azure blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, accented nostrils of aquiline-shaped nose, closed mouth, prim lips, brunette human hair chignon captured in lace cap that fits tightly to her head, pink-kid firmly-stuffed poupée body with shapely torso. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1850, the doll wears her original folklore costume of the village of

Bourg-de-Batz in Brittany, which includes a gold metallic bodice and sash, three-part coiffe, embroidered red wool stockings, purple velvet skippers to match the dress and even a bouquet of flowers at her waist; a near duplicate costume is shown in Florence Theriault’s French Dolls in Folklore Costume, page 65. Value Points: rare early doll and costume in flawlesslypreserved original condition, with beautiful face and painting. The doll bears a blue ribbon award from 1998 UFDC convention. $2000/3000

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said to have earned a Medaille d’Or award in Paris for her doll creations (date uncertain). The doll was acquired from the famed Samuel Pryor Collection. Value Points: fine artistry of face, the lady wears her very elaborate original costume with white blouse having embroidered sleeves and bodice, velvet vest with metallic trim, silver beads, woven wool skirt with needlework edging that matches the thick needlework on her apron, and coordinate with her heavy woolen stockings and brown leather shoes with upturned toes, red silk bows in hair and sleeves, undergarments. $800/1200

26. Pair, English Tweedledee and Tweedledum from Alice in Wonderland by Old Cottage Dolls

25. Wonderful Cloth Doll with Elaborate Original Costume 25” (64 cm.) Cloth stockinette head with needle-sculpted, painted and embroidered facial features, set-in eye sockets with defined whites, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth, fringed brows and eye liner, brunette hair, wire armature body with padded cotton cover. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: early 20th century, the doll is attributed to the work of Yugoslavian artist Dusanka Bulajis who is

10” (25 cm.) Each has highly characterized face tucked into chest, with painted features, side-glancing eyes, scowling downcast lips, brunette mohair wig under attached felt cap, firmly-stuffed body with sewn-on costume in red and tan felt flannels, brown shoes. The collars have monogram of “Dee” or “Dum”. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Old Cottage Dolls, representing the characters from Alice in Wonderland stories, circa 1950s. Value Points: delightful interpretations of the popular characters. $400/500

27. Pair, German Cloth Character Dolls by Kathe Kruse with Large Wardrobe of Costumes 16” (41 cm.) Each is all-cloth with pressed and oil-painted hair and facial features, one with brown eyes and painted light brown hair, the other with blue/green eyes and darker brown hair, each with black and brown upper eyeliner, closed mouth with small pouting

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lips, blushed detail of cheeks and ears, stitch-jointed arms, separately-sewn thumbs, disc-jointed hips with wide legs. Condition: very good/excellent, the brown-eyed model is all original, the other has old touch-up on hair and some body spotting. Marks: Kathe Kruse 34527 (foot, and with original back-to-backK’s label, one brown-eyed) 75140 (?) (foot of other). Comments: Kathe Kruse, first period dolls, circa 1910. Value Points: most endearing early models own an extensive wardrobe including seven dresses or romper dresses, a large amount of undergarments, knit caps and sweaters, caps and matching scarves, shoes, and various other accessories. $4000/6000

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28. French Bisque Poupée by Blampoix in Extraordinary “Four Seasons” Costume 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with plump face, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, arched feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing, bisque arms to above the elbows, dimpled elbows, separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B 4 S. Comments: Blampoix, circa 1860. Value Points: early signed poupée with beautiful bisque head and bisque arms is wearing a superb costume, was created of antique fabrics and accessories by Estelle Johnston from a mid-1800s Godey Book engraving; titled “Four Seasons” the ball gown of finest soft ivory satin features a woven basketshaped bodice with cascading Springtime flowers, cattails to symbolize Summer, glass grapes with leaves for Autumn, and crystal beads dotting the skirt for winter; along with undergarments, coronet, satin slippers and stockings. $3000/4000

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29. Outstanding Charming French Musical Automaton “Lady and Child at the Roulette Wheel” by Phalibois 26” (66 cm.) overall. 12” lady. Posed upon an ebony wooden base that is decorated with faux ferns, beneath a garden arbor with decorative silk leaves, is a bisque head lady with large blue glass paperweight eyes, painted features, closed mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, and paper-mache hands, holding a paddle (croupier) with brass bail handle in her right hand, and a carved bone bell-shaped object in her left. An all-bisque mignonette with swivel head, cobalt blue eyes, peg-jointed elongated bisque arms and legs, and painted brown ankle boots stands at her side and a drum-shaped cabinet with roulette wheel under the glass surface is decorated with the charming phrase “Voila le Plaisir” in gilt lettering. Music plays when the side cord is pulled, and when wound and

levers pulled, delightful activities occur: the lady nods her head, turns side to side, her right wrist twists to move the paddle, and her left arm extends as though ringing the bell, while the little girl moves her right arm exactly at the moment that the roulette arrow turns and stops at a new number. The original glass dome covers the scene. Condition: generally excellent, music is especially strong and rich, movements function well. Marks: Brevete SGDG H Paris (on roulette surface). Comments: Jean-Marie Phalibois, Paris, circa 1875, the firm created several automaton featuring gambling scenes, most notably with monkey magicians, although this particular scene is virtually unknown. Value Points: the rarity of the automaton is rivaled by its charming scene and wonderful state of preservation including original silk costumes, and rare roulette table. The automaton was acquired by Estelle Johnston from the famed Samuel Pryor collection in 1983. $12,000/16,000

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30. An Extraordinary French Bisque PoupÊe by Gaultier with Gesland Body and Exquisite Bisque Hands 23� (58 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, small grey glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, paddedstockinette-over-metal armature body, bisque hands, bisque lower legs and bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F.G. (head) (faint Gesland stamp on body). Comments: Gaultier, with rare body deposed by Charles Ernest Pannier in 1872 and made by Gesland, circa 1872. Value Points: superbly preserved condition of the rare doll in rare larger size and with especially beautiful face, exquisite sculpting of hands and feet, wearing very fine antique costume with enamel buttons, watch and aqua enamel fob, aqua jewelry

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and leather ankle boots. The doll has a blue ribbon award from 1978 UFDC convention. $4000/6000

31. Splendid GrandSized French Bisque Bébé, Series C, by Jules Steiner in Fine Antique Costume 33” (84 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, dark brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eyecut, short dark painted lashes, mauve-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, shaded and accented lips, impressed dimples in chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair

wig, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with separately-sculpted cupped fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Sie C 7 (incised) J. Bourgoin Jr. (red ink, head) Le Petit Parisien Bébé Steiner (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1884. Value Points: both size and model of the bébé are very rare to find, this example perfected with very beautiful bisque and painting, original signed body with original finish, and superb multi-layered antique costume of silk and lace. $8000/12,000

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blanket, and with attached outstretched arms in a beckoning pose, separately-sculpted fingers, very plump facial shape, enamel inset brown eyes, defined lips of closed mouth, accented nostrils, blushed cheeks and chin, wiry light brown curly hair under metallic-thread cloth cap, the bunting painted burgundy with defined wrapping cord and filigree “lace” design. Condition: generally excellent, early restorative touch-up to painted details. Comments: Continental, late 18th century. Value Points: most appealing expression, artistic painting of features and blanket, enamel eyes, rare outstretched arms. $1200/1800

34. German Bisque Lady with Original Fashionable Costume 14” (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth pierced ears, auburn mohair wig, kid body with slender torso, gusset-jointed hips and knees, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: brilliant eyes beautifully contrast the pale complexion, the doll wearing lovely antique gown with extended train, undergarments including petticoat with train, jewelry, and rare gold knee-high heeled boots with seven gold buttons. $800/1200

32. Rare Early Swaddling Baby with Painted Bunting 14” (36 cm.) Hollow papier-mâché or light-wood one-piece figure of baby whose body and limbs are enclosed in a swaddling blanket, having oil-painted complexion, delicately-curled hair, defined-cut sockets with enamel brown eyes, sculpted ears, defined nostrils, closed mouth with sculpted tongue and teeth, the swaddling blanket with delicately-painted “lace” between the swaddling bands and a border of lace at the bodice. Condition: generally excellent, fine early restoration touch-ups. Comments: Continental, late 18th century, the traditional swaddling costume, in which narrow strips of cloth tightly bound a blanket around the baby, its limbs in a rigid vertical pose, was practiced worldwide during early historical periods and included such variations as the Native American cradleboard. Although by the 18th century the practice was largely discredited as harmful to the growth of an infant, the swaddling baby remained a common image. Value Points: rare early doll with highly-characterized expression and beautifully-painted features and lace detail. $1200/1800

33. Early Variation of Swaddling Baby with Rare Outstretched Arms 11” (28 cm.) Carved wood one-piece figure of baby whose torso and legs are enclosed in a swaddling

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35. European Carved Wooden Doll with Elaborate Coiffure and Original Silk Costume

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36. Superb Early 19th-Century Czech Porcelain Doll by Lippert & Haas of Schlaggenwald in Original Costume 22” (56 cm.) Thick-paste pink-tinted porcelain lady with heart-shaped face slightly tilted forward, elongated throat with defined hollow, defined bosom, fully-sculpted ears, painted brown downcast eyes with white eyedots, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, elegantly-shaped nose, closed mouth with extended center line, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, early hand-

stitched muslin body, original porcelain arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lippert & Haas of Schlaggenwald, circa 1850. Value Points: the rarity of the doll is rivaled by its eloquent beauty, artistic workmanship, and complete originality of early costume. The doll was acquired by Estelle Johnston from a museum in Northern England many years ago. $3000/4500

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37. French Bisque Poupée “Lily” by Madame Lavalle-Peronne with Trunk, Trousseau and Provenance

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16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, brown glass enamel eyes, painted lashes and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, accented lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with slender waist, gusset-jointed limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A La Poupée de Nuremberg...

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Lavallee-Peronne (remnants of original paper label). Comments: circa 1862, the poupée was presented in the doll boutique “A La Poupée de Nuremberg” owned by Madame Lavalle-Peronne, described in La Poupée Modele as a “dollmaker of exquisite taste”; she presented her poupée as Lily, and her shop was notable not only for beautiful dolls, but, even more importantly, for costumes and accessories for Lily. Value Points: rare to find with boutique label, the poupée owns her original trunk with costumes and accessories, including nine various costumes and gowns (with additional pieces), and extensive undergarments, six bonnets (two with hat boxes), two pairs of ankle boots, five pairs of stockings,

unusual bone fan with hand-painted leather blades in original box, mother-of-pearl dance card fan in original box, leather purse with belt, lace shawl, two black snoods, fur collar and muff, wool blanket with leather straps, bustle, leather prayer book, abovethe-elbow white kid gloves, lace collar and matching cuffs, and more. The contents are presented in a French trunk marked Depose, and with the name of the original owner, Alice Le Fort, inscribed on brass plate on the trunk lid. Included is an early framed daguerrotype, presumably of Alice. $8000/11,000

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38. Pair, Rare German Bisque Figures “Curtsey and Bow” by Gebruder Heubach 15” (38 cm.) A matching pair of bisque figurines depict a young boy and girl as they curtsey to each other, she shyly and he delightedly, each with exceptional sculpted detail of light brown hair she with curls tumbling onto her cheeks, intaglio-sculpted eyes and sculpted detail of tiny teeth, with sculpted and painted costumes, each posed standing on a platform designed to appear as though carpeted, with a draped bench behind. Excellent condition, he with fine professional restoration to right hand outer fingers. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Outstanding quality of sculpting, the young pair tellingly portray a scene of romantic innocence, each rare in itself but virtually unfindable as a pair. $700/1000

39. Pair, German All-Bisque Boy and Girl in “Summer Games” by Gebruder Heubach 9 ½” (24 cm.) The matching all-bisque pair of young girl with ruffled bonnet and young boy with tam cap are posed as though standing upon a grassy knoll, with well-sculpted facial features, hair, and costume, each with hands sculpted in semi-closed fist, designed to hold an object. She holds a jump rope and appears ready to begin, and he holds a training rod, and with downcast eyes appears to be about to train his pup. There is a hidden reglue to the base of girl, otherwise excellent. Each bears the Heubach sunburst stamp. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1900. $400/600

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41. Rare German Bisque Character Toddler, 220, by Kestner

25� (64 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing pretty antique dress, undergarments, shoes and stockings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1488 Simon & Halbig 12. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1912. Value Points: very rare quality of bisque with lustrous patina, original soft curly wig on the rare model. $3000/4000

18� (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, blonde mohair bobbed wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K made in Germany 14 JDK 220. Comments: Kestner, circa 1915. Value Points: rare model with wonderful sculpting including impressed dimples at cheeks and eye corners, finest bisque and painting. $2500/3500

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the other with blonde arranged curls and painted orange ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: English, mid-19th century. Value Points: very rare to find miniature wax dolls, wearing their fine well-detailed original silk, muslin and lace costumes with matching bonnet or coiffe. $800/1200

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42. English Poured Wax Child Doll in Original Costume from Lucy Peck 20” (51 cm.) Poured honey-toned wax shoulder head with rounded facial shape, blue glass sleep eyes that operate from a wire lever in the torso, painted eye liner and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, blonde human hair inserted into scalp, original softly-stuffed muslin body, poured wax lower limbs. Condition: very good/excellent, some wig sparseness. Marks: (Lucy Peck stamp on torso). Comments: Lucy Peck, London, circa 1890. Value Points: very beautiful gentle face, rarity factors include lever sleep eyes and maker’s signature, original (frail) rose silk gown with black lace trim, undergarments, stockings, kidskin slippers, jewelry. $1100/1500

43. Wonderful Pair of English Poured Wax Miniature Dolls in Original Costumes 7” (18 cm.) Each has wax shoulder head, firmly-stuffed muslin body and wax lower limbs, tiny bead eyes, closed mouth, one with painted brown hair in soft swirling curls and painted brown ankle boots, and

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44. German Wax Portrait Head as Candy Box 5 ½” (14 cm.) Poured wax head with pale complexion, blue enamel eyes, painted lashes and brows, aquiline nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth, original blonde mohair fleecy wig, on papier-mâché shoulder plate with original glued-on plaid cotton bodice, and with attached blue silk and cream cashmere head wear. The bottom of the shoulderplate is covered, box-like, with a removable disc center for use as a candy box. Condition: generally excellent.

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Comments: Germany, circa 1875, inspired by the popular Princess Alexandra of Wales. Value Points: all-original (including fabric cover and head wear) portrait, in intriguing shape as candy box, featured in an article “High Society” by Estelle Johnston in Doll Reader, May 1996. $800/1200

45. An All-Original German Wax-OverPapier-Mâché Fashionable Lady 17” (43 cm.) Rose-tinted wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head of adult lady with slender oval face and very elongated throat, bright blue glass eyes, brown painted lashes and brows, blonde mohair wig in an extravagant arrangement of soft curls, ears pierced into head, polished chintz muslin body with papier-mâché lower arms and legs, painted yellow gloves and boots. Condition: very good/excellent, few rubs on face, rose paint skip on back shoulder plate, Comments: Germany, circa 1875, probably Dressel, from their series of “Staatsdamen” (society lady) dolls with “yellow gloves”. Value Points: the all-original lady has original coiffure with floral decorations, and is wearing 45, 46. her original fashionable gown of patterned rose silk and lace, with painted two-button yellow gloves and painted fancy blue/black boots with rose chenille edging. The doll was featured in two articles by Estelle Johnston, “The Princess Dolls”, Doll Reader, March 1992, and “German Wax Ladies”, Doll Reader, February 1993. $800/1200

46. German Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché Lady Doll with Fancily-Painted Gloves and Boots 20” (51 cm.) Wax over papier-mâché shoulder plate with slender oval face and elongated throat, blonde mohair wig arranged in a bevy of curls at the crown with extended curls below and decorated with tiny roses, dark blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, ears pierced into head, polished chintz body with papier-mâché arms having painted yellow

gloves, and papiermâché lower legs have glued-on knit stockings with fancy garters and fancy brown and brown sculpted papiermâché feet with orange 45, 46 detail. tassels, fine silk fashion gown, undergarments, jewelry. Condition: very good, some faint craquelure to wax. Comments: attributed to Dressel from their series of “Staatsdamen” (society ladies), circa 1875. Value Points: rare “yellow glove” lady and especially fancily designed boots. The doll was featured by Estelle Johnston in “German Wax Ladies”, Doll Reader, February 1993. $800/1200

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47. Fine Early Papier-Mâché Lady with Baby Attributed to Andreas Voit 13” (33 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché shoulder head with oval-shaped face and slightlyelongated throat, black enamel eyes, painted allaround lashes, slightly-feathered brows, closed mouth with slight smile, blushed cheeks, brunette very fine human hair wig inserted into center slit on dome and arranged with little ringlet curls and a tightlywoven braided chignon, with original silk ribbon, body of tightly-woven muslin with stitch-jointing, nicely-formed papier-mâché arms to above the elbows with distinctive fingers and thumbs, oil-painted stockings and yellow slippers with kneehigh lacing. Condition: generally excellent, light craquelure on 47 detail. back shoulderplate. Comments: attributed to Andrea Voit, circa 1830. Value Points: exceptionally beautiful and wonderfully-preserved early papier-mâché with original elaborate wig, artistic painting, original unusual body upon which is still tacked the original sheer muslin dress with rose silk ribbons and flowers, over polished chintz undergarments, and with original silk-covered woven bonnet, holding an original papier-mâché baby in taufling costume. $900/1400 47 detail.

48. Pair, French Papier-Mâché Dolls in Original Zouave Soldier and Vivandiere Costumes 8” (20 cm.) Each has solid domed papier-mâché head with painted complexion and facial feature, firmly-padded torso and wooden legs and feet, wire upper arms, wooden hands, painted black shoes with twill-wrapped accents. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1850, the dolls are wearing original military costumes featuring Zouave soldier with applied beard and moustache, attached turban and classic uniform, rifle and scabbard; and Vivandiere woman who served water and supplies to the soldiers, wearing her traditional costume and with canteen, ladle and cup; the persons were celebrated for their presence in

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the Crimean War of mid-1850s. Value Points: rare dolls to find in original costumes, these especially fine with original accessories, and as a pair. The dolls were featured in an article “Pleasure in Pairs” by Estelle Johnston in Doll News, May 1986. $1200/1700

49. Miniature Wax Soldier in Original Costume with Miniature Painting 5” (13 cm.) including hat. The yellow-wax head man has painted facial features including 49. moustache, original body with wooden legs, painted boots, and is mounted on original wooden stand, wearing original elaborately detailed military costume with medals, ornate buttons, fitted jacket, and sword. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (two original paper labels under base). Comments: late 19th century, probably Austrian. Value Points: amazing detail of costuming is wonderfully preserved; included is an miniature image 5”l. frame) depicting a troop of soldiers on horseback led by general on white horse. $400/600

50. Outstanding French Papier-Mâché Lady in Original Traditional Wedding Gown with Coiffe 17” (43 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché shoulder head with slender oval face and elongated throat, black enamel eyes, painted eyeliner, fringed lashes, arched brows, accented

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nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, black pate with center crown slit for insertion of brunette human hair wig with narrow braided chignon, pink kid poupée body. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, probably Andreas Voit, circa 1840. Value Points: wonderfully-preserved early doll with beautiful face and painting, very sturdy body is wearing her original traditional wedding costume, Flemish or Normandy, with superb detail of passamenterie, undergarments, dainty patterned slippers, and a very elaborate wired lace coiffe with silk ribbons and lace streamers, decorated with wax orange blossoms and pearl cascades. The doll has a blue ribbon award from 1976 UFDC national convention, and was featured in an article “Pleasure in Pairs” by Estelle Johnson, in Doll Reader, May 1986. $2000/3000

51. A Companion French Papier-Mâché Gentleman in Traditional Marriage Costume 17” (43 cm.) Papier-mâché shoulder head with black painted pate, black enamel eyes with delicately-fringed lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, blushed cheeks, original periwig, shapely kid body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, original finish. Comments: French, circa 1840. Value Points: wearing extraordinary gentleman’s Flemish or Normandy wedding costume that is remarkably-preserved and whose detail includes fitted jacket with red wood trim, silk cravat with pearl stick-pin, Napoleonic hat with festive floral trim to

match exuberant boutonniere, and amazing wig with side braids. The doll was featured in an article “Pleasure in Pairs” by Estelle Johnston, Doll Reader, May 1986, and has a blue ribbon award from Doll Collectors of America. $2000/3000

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52. French Bisque Smiling Poupée, D, by Leon Casimir Bru 14” (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips and smiling expression, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with square cut collarette, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1872, the facial model was deposed in that year. Value Points: beautiful example of the beloved smiling lady with original wig, silk costume of bronze silk with ice blue silk trim, undergarments, shoes, stockings. $3000/4000

53. 19th Century Brass and Crystal Miniature Candelabra 5” (13 cm.) Featuring six arched arms emanating from a central filigree plate, each arm with brass candle holder, and having six bands of crystal drops cascading from the top ring, with hanging hook. Excellent condition. Mid-19th century. $400/600

54. Splendid French Bisque Smiling Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Wooden Body and Original Gown 19” (48 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, almond-shaped blue enamel eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, all-wooden body with dowel jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles, and ball-swivel waist. Condition: generally excellent, old retouch to body finish. Marks: G. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, the beautiful smiling poupée, evidencing two important deposes of Bru including the wooden body patent of 1867 and the smiling face model of 1872, was considered the most luxurious poupée creation of the firm. Value Points: rarity factors include wooden body with greatest number of articulations offered, smiling expression with beautifully-painted lips, and luxurious silk gown with silk fringe and ribbon detail, undergarments, leather shoes, hat, earrings, gloves, and lorgnette. $5500/7500

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55. Large Grodnertal Wooden Doll with Yellow Tuck Comb and Extravagant Curls 18� (46 cm.) All-wooden doll with one piece carved head and shapely torso, heart-shaped face and elongated throat, daintily-pointed chin, black painted hair with yellow tuck comb at the crown and profuse painted curls framing the forehead and sides of face, tiny carved nose, painted complexion, painted features, outlined brown eyes, arched brows, closed mouth with center accent line, wooden limbs with doweljointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, carved hands with defined thumbs, painted green shoes. Condition: generally excellent, typical light craquelure on complexion, nose tip rubbed. Comments: Germany, Grodnertal region, circa 1830. Value Points: having great presence and fine original finish, the lady doll is notable for extravagant painting of hair, elegantly-shaped face, larger size, and wearing early costume comprising tulle gown with ruffled yoke, undergarments, and padded green silk day dress with pleated ruffles. $2000/4000

56. Large German Carved Wooden Gentleman with Unusual Painted Facial Features 22� (56 cm.) Carved wooden shoulder head with heart-shaped face, painted complexion and facial features, blue eyes with upper eyeliner, brows, closed mouth, painted moustache and goatee, firmly-stitched muslin and kid body with elongated shape and limbs. Condition: very good/excellent, some craquelure, nose tip rub. Comments: Germany or Dutch, early 19th century. Value Points: the well-painted hair is enhanced by carved definition of curls, sculpted ears, unusual detail of facial painting includes eye whites, wearing

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wonderful 1830-style costume of antique fabrics accurately created by Estelle Johnston and including antique accessories such as shoes and fob with watch and key. $1100/1500

57. Outstanding 18th Century German Wooden Doll with Decorated Original Box 21� (53 cm.) The all-wooden doll has one-piece head and elongated slender torso with shaping of bosom, heart-shaped face with elongated throat, elaboratelycarved curls in high beehive arrangement with four painted curls onto the forehead, painted complexion and facial features, shaded blue eyes with fringed upper lashes and brows, closed mouth, blush spots on cheeks, chin and ears, slender limbs with ball dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, defined fingers, shapely calves and ankles, painted green shoes with slight wedge heel, wearing early silk dress with crewel embroidery detail, and owning an additional green silk coat with matching bonnet designed to accommodate the voluptuous coiffure. Condition: generally excellent, original finish with some light craquelure, tiny nose tip rub. Marks: (pen dated 1790 on right thigh). Comments: Germany, late 18th century. Value Points: the outstanding doll is wonderfully-preserved, her aristocratic presence ensured by very fine sculpting of hair and profile, dated mark, superb costume, and presented in her original paper-decorated box. The doll bears a blue ribbon award and is shown in Coleman’s Encyclopedia of Dolls, Volume II, page 1215. $7000/9000

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painted finish depicting a path with bridge crossing a small stream. Standing upon the path is a papier-mâché donkey with painted features and harness, upon which is side-seated a bisque doll with cobalt blue eyes, painted features, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, and superb original costume, alongside her a woven basket with feathered silk flowers. The donkey is stalled at a wooden bridge, apparently frightened to cross it, especially since a little chenille dog is posed jumping at him from the other side. When wound, music plays, and the little girl nods her head forward and back, pulls the reins, and smacks the donkey’s side, urging him forward. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well and charmingly. Comments: Vichy, circa 1880. Value Points: very rare beautifully-preserved automaton with gorgeous doll, amusing scene and action, lovely quality of music. $4000/6000

60. Very Rare French Bisque Bébé by Joanny with Delicate Shy Expression 26” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump facial modeling, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eye shadow, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with suggestion of teeth between the accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with

58. French Bisque Bébé E.J., Size 9, by Emile Jumeau with Early Silk Dress 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, large amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined and shaded lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body with straight wrists, wearing pretty antique silk dress with lace and silk ribbon trim, undergarments, ruffled lace bonnet, aqua kid ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: Depose E. 9 J. (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: finest quality of bisque, beautiful large eyes dramatized by rich yet subtle mauve eye shadow, original wig. $5000/7500

59. Fabulous French Musical Automaton “On the Way to the Market”, Attributed to Vichy 13” (33 cm.) h. 12” x 10”. A beautifullycreated country-side scene with textured-ground and

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was located at the prestigious Rue de Rivoli, and created small numbers of prestige bĂŠbĂŠs each year, each with this distinctive facial modeling. Value Points: rare model in fine larger size with finest quality of bisque and painting. $8000/12,000

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61. Fine French Bisque Poupée by Blampoix with Wooden Body, Trunk and Trousseau 17” (43 cm.) Pale bisque shoulder head with plump facial modeling, cobalt blue glass enamel eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent

line between the lips, un-pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden body with swivel waist, doweljointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, separatelycarved fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B. 4 S. Comments: Blampoix, circa 1860. Value Points: beautiful bisque with contrasting dramatic eyes, wonderful early wooden body, wearing original brown velvet and turquoise silk walking suit with matching bonnet, undergarments including hooped petticoat, aqua ankle boots signed C.C. The doll owns her antique trunk with unusual hinged top and hidden compartment, along with three additional dresses, various other jackets, blouse, skirts, and accessories including woven bonnet, bone-handled parasol, metal basket with jewelry, rare skates, silver crown, two pairs of gloves, handkerchief, brush and mirror, bone fan with painted silk panels in original box, and another fan with hand-painted court scene, and more. $6000/9000

62. Exquisite French Bisque Poupée from Maison Simonne with Wooden Body, Rare Neck Jointing

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18” (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head with flat-cut neck socket and unique attachment allowing head to pivot realistically side-to-side rather than completely around, on bisque

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shoulder plate, plump facial modeling, cobalt blue enamel inset eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, mauve eye shadow, closed mouth with accented lips, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, chignon at back of head captured in a black snood, stretched-kid-over-wooden body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, bisque lower arms and hands. Condition: generally excellent, three fingers restored. Marks: Simonne Passage Delorme, Rue de Rivoli 188 Paris (torso). Comments: Circa 1865, the Maison Simonne, considered one of the most prestige doll shops in Paris, commissioned exclusive dolls for its clientele, each bearing the name of the shop. Value Points: rarity factors including distinctive neck swivel, kid-over-wooden body, beautiful bisque, rare coiffure, fine antique white pique costume with rich trim, undergarments, woven bonnet, high-laced leather boots with leather shield and “T” insignia, jewelry. $4000/6000

63. Lovely French Bisque Poupée, Earliest Period Smiling Model, by Leon Casimir Bru 15” (38 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head with plump face on kidedged bisque shoulder plate, grey enamel inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth in slightly-smiling expression, accent line between the lips, ears pierced into head, kid poupée body with square cut collarette, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, curved kid arms to below the elbow, bisque lower arms and hands with well-defined fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1867, the first period version of his letter-series smiling poupée. Value Points: beautiful poupée with finest bisque and painting, original sturdy body, fine antique gown, undergarments, leather ankle boots, woven cap with black velvet banding, jewelry. $3500/4500

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yet with arms folded at the elbows and head turned to the side, having painted facial features, brunette mohair wig, painted blue one-strap slippers, and wearing (partial) original net costume and cap with orange ribbons. Excellent condition. Germany, attributed to Galluba & Hoffman, circa 1915, a rare pose from their bathing beauty series. $700/900

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64. German All-Bisque Double-Figure Bathing Beauties Attributed to Galluba & Hoffman 6 ½” (17 cm.) The all-bisque figurine features two attached adult nude ladies, each with painted facial features and mohair wig, one seated on bisque steps, with painted pink ballet shoes, and one standing with her right hand on the other’s shoulder, with blue ballet shoes. Incised “352” on base of steps. Germany, attributed to Galluba & Hoffman, circa 1915, from the very rare series of “double figure” bathing beauties. $1200/1800

3 ½” (9 cm.) All-bisque figure depicts an adult nude lady in seated pose, right arm supporting her body, while her left hand is extended as though fitting a shoe on her right foot, having painted facial features, brunette mohair wig, painted pink one-strap slippers, and wearing original (worn) net swimsuit and bathing cap. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, attributed to Galluba & Hoffman. $500/800

65. German All-Bisque Bathing Beauty in Rare Pose 4 ½” (11 cm.) l. The all-bisque nude lady is posed as though crawling,

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6” (15 cm.) l. The all-bisque figure of nude adult lady is posed reclining on her back, her arms clasped behind her head, her left leg bent at knee and balancing her extended right leg, brunette mohair wig, wearing antique (possibly original) costume, painted blue ballet slippers with ankle straps. Excellent condition except imperceptible re-glue at the ankle. Germany, circa 1915, especially fine detail of painted facial features. $400/600

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68. German Bisque Half Doll with Wig and Jointed Arms 4 ½” (11 cm.) Waist-up bisque figure of adult lady with slender heart-shaped face turned to the side, elongated throat, modeled bosom, painted features, closed mouth with row of teeth, white mohair wig, loop-jointed arms. Quarter-size repair at back right torso. Germany, circa 1910. $100/200

69. Bisque Fashionable Lady In Original Costume, on Velvet Stand, for the French Market, Possibly Mlle Riera 12” (30 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of slender-faced lady with elongated throat and modeled bosom, painted facial features, padded armature body with bisque lower limbs, painted brown stockings and shoes. Condition: generally excellent, some silk fraility. Comments: possibly Mlle Riera of Paris who created fashionable lady dolls of this genre, c. 1908, wearing both historic and stylish mode; the dolls were exhibited at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and were featured in a historic costume exhibition at Strawbridge and Clothier in Philadelphia in 1908. Value Points: rare doll, wearing her original fashionable costume and accessories. $600/900

70. Italian Felt Salon Lady by Lenci 30” (76 cm.) Felt swivel head of adult lady pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, grey eye shadow, fringed brows, feathered upper lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth with original hole for cigarette, impressed cheek dimples, brunette mohair bobbed wig, long slender muslin torso with felt bodice, disc-jointed elongated limbs with modeled bent elbows and felt hands, modeled bent knees, feet posed for high heels. Condition: facial painting excellent, some water spotting on body, felt original dress is faded with some moth holes. Comments: Lenci, circa 1925, the doll is believed to represent Coco Chanel. Value Points: wonderful facial sculpting with unusual detail of dimples and coquettish expression. $800/1100

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71. Pair, Rare 19th Century Wax Fashionable Ladies with Wax Coiffures and Original Costumes 16” (41 cm.) Each has wax-over-gesso shoulderhead of lady with very slender face and elongated throat, sculpted wax hair in very elaborate coiffure, pierced ears, brown glass inset eyes, painted features, closed mouth, wooden block torso and upper legs, wax-over-gesso lower limbs, painted boots. Condition: fair/good with wax repair, one with touch-up on lips, one wooden torso worn. Comments: Circa 1870, as indicated by original costumes, the maker and country of origin is unknown; another example is shown in Gerken’s Wonderful Dolls of Wax, page 112 with an early notation “Example of the finest French wax” although that seem unlikely; others have suggested Spain or Mexico. Value Points: rare, curious and appealing fashionable ladies, each wearing her original costume, one with exceptional detail of wax ringlet curls has painted wax gloves, fancily-trimmed wax boots, and is wearing her original wedding gown with wax orange blossom bouquet and coronet, and unusual jewelry; the other has ornately-coiled chignon and is wearing purple sateen gown with Alencon lace trim, original earrings, and painted gold wax heeled boots with tassels $700/1000

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73. A Trio of French Wax Fashionable Lady Dolls by Lafitte-Desirat 12� (30 cm.) Each has poured wax head with slender angular face, painted facial features, brunette mohair wig, very slender elongated body with padded armature allowing stylish pose, painted shoes, posed on original velvet-covered base. Condition: very good/excellent. Marks: Made in France (original paper label on one base). Comments: Circa 1912, Mesdames Lafitte and Desirat designed a series of dolls to illustrate contemporary fashion of the

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early 20th century. Value Points: the ladies are wearing stylish costumes of the era, including a very rare model with wedding gown and matching coronet, and lady whose beaded costume includes feathered cloche, purse and parasol. $1500/1800

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74. Pair, German All-Bisque Figures “Listening for the Ocean Waves” by Gebruder Heubach 12” (30 cm.) Each is all-bisque figure of young child at play at the seaside, the girl with conch shell held to her ear as though listening to the sound of waves, and the boy dipping a cloth into the waves, each with well-sculpted hair, intaglio eyes, expressive features, and sculpted matching beach costumes and caps. Excellent condition. Each with red sunburst stamp markings. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, rare and charming action figures in unusual color variations. $600/900

75. German Bisque Impish Character, 7746, by Gebruder Heubach 17” (43 cm.) Pink tinted solid domed bisque socket head, painted brown boyish hair with sculpted curls at the forehead and nape, stuck-out sculpted ears, intaglio very narrow eyes as though squinting in laughter, red and black upper eyeliner, black

pupils, white eye dots, rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with sculpted space and two beaded lower teeth between the accented lips, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heubach (sunburst mark) 7746 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: rare model with very impish expression enhanced by sculpted laughter crinkles around the eyes and chin, fat rolls at back of neck, choice bisque and painting. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection. $2000/3000

76. Rare German Bisque Character with Puckered Lips, 7744, by Gebruder Heubach 15” (38 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket-head with unusual head shaping, painted light blonde boyish hair, prominent ears, very plump cheeks and chin, small intaglio blue painted squinting eyes with white eyedots, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded lips appearing as

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though “puckered”, defined space between the lips, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 7744 Heubach (sunburst) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: very rare model with exceptional quality of sculpting including an abundance of impressed dimples around the mouth and eyes, fat rolls at the back of neck, enhanced by fine quality of bisque and painting. $3200/3800

polka dot dress and aqua shoes, with deeply-intaglio-sculpted eyes, and rich modeling around the eyes, shy smile with cheek dimples, and fine quality of painting. Excellent condition. With impressed Heubach sunburst mark. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $300/500

77. Delightful German All-Bisque Figure “Surprise, It’s me!” by Gebruder Heubach

4 ½” (11 cm.) h. and l. The all-bisque figurine depicts classic Kewpie seated upon a toy horse; Kewpie has sculpted black helmet with gold finial and gold spread eagle insignia, and black painted belt with sword and scabbard, along with classic features of side-glancing googly eyes, blue eyes and impish smile. The white horse has dappled grey spots, black mane and tail tips, and grey legs with painted dots to suggest pin hinges. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Germany (green stamp) (remnants of original blue “Germany” paper label). Comments: Germany, circa 1915, from original Rose O’Neill designs for Kewpie stories. Value Points: extremely rare action Kewpie with sculpted helmet, sword, and toy horse. $1000/2000

9” (23 cm.) The all-bisque standing little toddler is half-hidden by the white bunny costume that nearly encloses his body and head, while his little hands are offering the bisque egg designed to hold candy treats for the holiday season. The child has wonderfully-sculpted facial features with side-glancing intaglio eyes and impish smile with dimples, and the bunny costume is amusingly-rendering with one ear up and one ear down. Excellent condition. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $500/800

78. German All-Bisque Figurine “Bashful Girl in Sunbonnet” by Gebruder Heubach 7 ½” (19 cm.) The all-bisque figure depicts a bashful young girl in seated pose, her wrists and ankles shyly crossed, and her head tilted to the side, having blonde sculpted loose curls beneath a wide-brimmed ruffled bonnet that matches her ruffled

79. Extremely Rare German All-Bisque Helmet Kewpie on Horseback

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82. Rare German AllBisque Figurine “Playing Blind Man’s Bluff” 13” (33 cm.) All-bisque figural group depict a young boy and girl posed upon a bisque rocky knoll, he with blind fold and she trying to escape his grasp. Each has wonderful definition of hair and costume sculpting with deeplytousled curls, ruffles, ribbons, painted flowers and gilt accents, while their facial expressions are well-sculpted to heighten the amusing scene: the boy’s eyes slyly peek out from under his blind fold, and the little girl has laughing expression enhanced by deeply-impressed cheek dimples. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, attributed to Gebruder Heubach. $600/800

80. Rare Pair of German All-Bisque Figures “Blowing Bubbles” by Gebruder Heubach 12” (30 cm.) Each is all-bisque figure depicting a young boy or girl seated on a bench, a bowl of sudsy water at their side, and their hands and mouth posed as though about to blow bubbles. Each has elaboratelysculpted tousled curly hair, he with intaglio downcast eyes, and she with sideglancing intaglio eyes as though watching the (imaginary) bubbles float away, each with richly-draped sculpted costume decorated with ruffles and applique and having gilt-accents. Overall excellent, boy has two restored fingers and thumb. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, the exceptional quality of sculpting and painting extend around all sides of the models which are especially rare to find as the matched pair. $700/1000

81. German All-Bisque Figurine “Giddy-up, Pony” by Gebruder Heubach 12” (30 cm.) An all-bisque figural scene depicts a young boy and girl posed upon a bisque grassy hillock as though they were playing “giddy-up, pony”, she in the front with her hands clasping the play-reins, and he behind with right arm outstretched as though wielding the pony crop and his left hand holding the reins. Each has elaborately-sculpted hair in tousled curls, she with topknot, well-defined sculpted and painted facial features, and very elaborate sculpting and paint of costume including gilt-accented purple collar, pants and shoes on the boy, and wind-blown ruffled apron on the girl. Excellent condition. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $600/900

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83. German All-Bisque Figure “Comforting Baby Bird” by Gebruder Heubach 9 ½” (24 cm.) The diminutive allbisque figure depicts a young girl standing against a mossy stonewall, a winged baby bird tenderly held in her arms, her head tilted down to the bird as though comforting it. The girl has richly-sculpted brown curls which tumble down her back nearly to her waist and held by a golden-brown hair bow that matches the trim on her flower-trimmed smock. Excellent condition. With red sunburst insignia stamp. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1900. $300/500

84. German All-Bisque Figural “One More Rose” by Gebruder Heubach 12” (30 cm.) A young girl and boy are posed upon a bisque grassy knoll, she with a basket of roses on

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85. German Bisque Character Toddler, 116A, by Kammer and Reinhardt 24� (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils of upturned nose, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, two modeled upper teeth, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 116/A 50. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912. Value Points: wonderfully defined characterization with very choice bisque, original body and body finish, great antique costume with maroon velvet vest. $1800/2200

86. Rare German Bisque Character, 422, by Heuback Koppelsdorf 13� (33 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with sculpted tan/brown hair in unusual short

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“bowl” style with bangs, small round blue glass side-glancing eyes, painted upper lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils of rounded nose, tiny “O” shaped mouth with two beaded lower teeth, composition five-piece toddler body, antique costume (possibly original) including shoes stamped Germany. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heubach Koppelsdorf 422-6/0 Germany. Comments: Heubach Koppelsdorf, circa 1925. Value Points: rare character with uniquely sculpted hair, very expressive features. $1200/1600

87. Delightful German Bisque Character, 239, by Kestner with Toddler Body 13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark

eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, brunette mohair braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, nice antique costume, coat, hat, shoes and stockings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B made in Germany 6 JDK 239. Comments: Kestner, circa 1915. Value Points: rare-to-find model with delightful expression of plump-faced toddler, fine sculpting and bisque, original body and body finish. $700/900

88. German Bisque Pouting Character, 115A, by Kammer and Reinhardt

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23” (60 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded lips, auburn mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume and sunbonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 115/A 60. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912. Value Points: especially fine quality of bisque and painting enhance the deeplysculpted character features. $2500/3500

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89. Beautiful French Bisque Early Period Smiling Poupée by Bru in Fine Original Costume 20” (51 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, very plump cheeks, almondshaped blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with gentle enigmatic smile, outlined lips, ears pierced into head, brunette human hair over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, the first model of the smiling series, circa 1867. Value Points: especially beautiful poupée with lovely pale bisque, original sturdy body, wearing wonderful multi-layered costume comprising red woolen walking suit with black velvet trim, undergarments including hooped petticoat, stockings, early leather boots, black woolen coat whose fancy gilt buttons accent the gilt antique jewelry, feathered flannel hat, woolen knit muff. $3500/5500

90. French Bisque Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Fully-Articulated Wooden Body 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kidedged bisque shoulder plate, almond-shaped grey/blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French wooden poupée body with

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outlines, nostrils, and lips, two-part torso with defined ribbing and swivel ball waist, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees, defined finger and toe nails. Condition: generally excellent, three finger tips broken off. Comments: the artist’s mannequin forms, described in German wholesaler catalogs as “academicfiguren” appeared as early as the late 18th century, and were made in 19 sizes, designed for use as models in art studios. The design was used by Leon Casimir Bru for his 1867 deposed poupée body, of which it is a near exact copy except with refined finishing of the wood. Value Points: important study figure in 19th century doll history, this being one of the largest sizes made. $2000/3000

91.1. Smaller 19th-Century Wooden Artist Mannequin 10” (25 cm.) Of identical construction to #91, with welldefined carving of features and fine original finish. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: mid-19th century, Continental. Value Points: fine detail of sculpting and articulation. $400/600

scalloped kid collarette, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, and swivel ball waist, antique costume, undergarments and accessories are included. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: G. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1872, with deposed body model of 1867, that is virtually identical in style to the classic 19th century mannequin body. Value Points: very fine quality of bisque on the sought-after model, with fine original wooden body that has deluxe extra jointing at wrists and ankles. $4500/6500

91. Rare 19th-Century Wooden Artist Mannequin in Grand Size 38” (97 cm.) All-wooden with solid bald head, swivel neck, carved definition of facial features including eye

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painted facial features, brown upper glancing eyes, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth with accented lips, original firmly-stuffed muslin body with kid lower arms and separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860, maker uncertain. Value Points: superb all-original condition, the rare model with deeply-sculpted hair and sideburns is wearing his original folklore costume of Appenzell, Switzerland comprising wool pants with embroidered leather suspenders, shirt, red woolen vest, leggings, leather shoes. Included is red leather book “Souvenir de la Suisse”, late 19th century, with sepia photographs of regional costumes. $2000/3000

93. Grodnertal Wooden Doll in Presentation Shadow Box 6” (15 cm.) doll. 24” h. frame. An oval walnut frame with ogee shaping frames a deep shadow-box which features an all-wooden doll with painted black hair and facial features, articulated joints, painted flat shoes, antique patterned gown, undergarments, apron, bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1850. Value Points: the doll is encircled by a lavish bouquet of colorful flowers formed of wool, silk and beading. $800/1300

92. German Papier-Mâché Gentleman with Original Swiss Folklore Costume 20” (51 cm.) Papier-mâché shoulder head, oval face and elongated throat, black sculpted short curly hair with detailed painting of curls around the forehead and long painted curly sideburns,

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94. Early German Papier-Mâché Lady as Shepherdess in Original Presentation Case 16” (41 cm.) doll. 28” x 24” case. Papiermâché shoulder head with sculpted black hair arranged ornately with pouf curls at the sides and Apollo knot at the crown, painted large blue eyes, painted eyeliner, brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, slender kid body with pink kid arms, wearing original silk gown, black tablier, undergarments, and holding shepherd’s crook. Condition: generally excellent, some old repair on shoulder plate. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: the large early model with wonderful coiffure is presented in original wooden-framed cabinet with a circlet of hand-made colorful wool flowers and leaves, and little flannel-coat papiermâché lambs at her feet. $1400/2200

95. German Papier-Mâché Lady with Rare Sculpted Coiffure and Original Traditional Swiss Costume 18” (46 cm.) Papier-mâché shoulder head with oval face, elongated throat, black sculpted hair in centerpart, with looped curls at each side of face and above the ears, forming into a chignon at the back, blue upper glancing eyes, black upper eyeliner, aquiline nose, closed mouth, blushed cheeks, firmly-stuffed original muslin body with kid lower arms and hands. Condition: generally excellent, very light craquelure on back shoulders. Comments: Germany, circa 1850.

Value Points: fine original condition, with rare early coiffure, the doll wears her original traditional costume, probably Luzerne region of Switzerland, comprising wool skirt and petticoat, white blouse with lace-edged collar, elaborate bodice and straps, apron, slippers, and woven cap with red woolen pom-poms. $1200/2300

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97. French Bisque Closed Mouth Bébé by Gaultier with British Grenadier Guard Uniform 14” (36 cm.) (excluding hat). Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, brush-stroked brows, shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F.G. (scroll) 4. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1888. Value Points: dramatic large eyes and fine bisque complement the wonderful presentation, the little bébé wearing antique costume of the British Grenadier Guard with embroidery, medal, whistle and signature tall fur hat with chin guard. $3800/4500

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96. French Bisque Bébé by Gaulier with Fine Original Costume 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair over original cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F.G. (scroll) 7. Comments: Gaultier Freres, circa 1888. Value Points: striking dramatic painting around the large eyes, original body and body finish, and wearing beautiful original cream pique dress with lace Bertha collar and silk sash and bows, undergarments, stockings, cream kid shoes, bonnet. $3800/4500

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33” (84 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks and chin, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted long lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with richlyaccented lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette human hair hand-tied wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with plump limbs and straight wrists, wearing antique costume with decorated military-style jacket, red woolen skirt, woolen hat, undergarments, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 16 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885. Value Points: rare large size of the beloved wistful-faced child known as “triste”, with lovely bisque, painting and expression. $12,000/16,000


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blush dots, closed mouth with wide accent line, brunette human hair, muslin upper arms, kid lower arms, wooden legs with jointing at hips and knees, wearing original undergarments and cap, original (very frail) gown is included. Condition: generally excellent, original finish. Comments: English, circa 1800. Value Points: dear size with richly painted features enhancing the dark enamel eyes. $1500/2100

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99. A Fine Pair of 18th-Century Miniature Wax Dolls in Original Costumes 9” (23 cm.) and 10”. Featuring a lady of the court and a servant lady, each with poured wax head, slender angular head and elongated throat, wax lower limbs, linen torso and upper limbs, painted brown wax shoes. The lady, with regal bearing and modeled bosom, has enamel blue eyes that are heavily-outlined, painted lashes, nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, elaborately-arranged floss hair with lace ornament, tiny bead pearls, and a fine patterned silk gown with handmade lace trim over undergarments; the servant lady has painted blue eyes and features, and wears a simpler gown of cotton, muslin and plain silk, with fitted cap over bald pate. Condition: very good, some wax age lines on servant if closely inspected. Comments: mid/late 18th century, the dolls were likely created for placement in early dollhouse, the maker is unknown. Value Points: exceptional pair of dolls, likely always together, with excellent presentation of original painting, wigs, and costumes, very rare to find. $800/1200

100. Continental Carved Wooden Head 3” (8 cm.) Carved wooden shoulder head slightly inclined to the side, brown enamel narrow eyes, painted features, closed mouth, sculpted pierced ears, brown painted hair. Condition: original finish with light rubs, scuff on nose tip. Comments: Continental, early 1800s. Value Points: excellent study figure with compelling expression. $100/300

101. English Wooden Doll with Black Enamel Eyes 12” (30 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso with rounded face, elongated throat, shapely bosom, flat back, black enamel eyes, dot-fringed lashes and brows, cheek

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102. Large 18th-Century English Wooden Doll with Blue Enamel Eyes 23” (58 cm.) Carved wooden head and torso with rounded facial modeling, elongated throat, rounded front torso with shapely waist, flat-back torso, carved nose, blue enamel inset eyes, “dot” fringed lashes and brows, painted closed mouth and blushed cheek spots, blonde mohair wig, attached muslin upper arms and kid lower arms with defined fingers, wooden legs with jointing at hips and knees, antique cotton print gown with lace-edged fichu, apron, sleevelets, cap with lace and silk ribbon, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent, original finish with little paint rub on lips. Comments: English, circa 1785, the style is referred to as “Queen Anne”. Value Points: rare early doll with wonderful definition of personality, antique costume, fine larger size. $6000/8000

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103. Beautiful English Poured Wax Portrait Doll of Queen Victoria by Lucy Peck 28” (71 cm.) Dark honey-toned poured wax shoulder head with oval face and elongated throat, blue glass inset eyes with deeply-modeled eye lids, aquiline nose, tinted brows and lashes, closed mouth with accented lips, brunette inserted hair, pierced ears, muslin padded torso and upper limbs, poured wax lower limbs and bare feet, slender limbs, brass grommets for attachment of ties. Condition: old wax repair on right shoulder, wig a bit sparse. Marks: (Lucy Peck stamp on torso). Comments: Lucy Peck, circa 1890, whose doll shop specialized in portraits of Queen Victoria as a young lady. The doll was featured in an article “The Wax Dolls of Queen Victoria’s Reign” by Estelle Johnston, Doll News, Summer 1979. Value Points: sublime beauty of the rare

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107. Late 18th Century Wax Doll of Bearded Aristocrat in Original Elaborate Costume

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large portrait wax doll, with original maker’s stamp, and wearing very fine original ivory satin gown, undergarments, and accessories. $1200/1800

104. Fine 19th-Century Turquoise and Crystal Doll-Sized Chandelier 10” (25 cm.) The double-tiered candelabra is lavishly decorated with cascades and garlands of turquoise beads, interspersed with borders of crystal beads, and has four candleholders that arch away from the center bowl; bell-shaped decorations are suspended below, and the upper tier is ornamented with prismatic crystals and further turquoise garlands. Excellent condition. French, mid/late 19th century, a luxury decoration for poupée environment. $800/1100

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11” (28 cm.) Poured wax head with sculpted brown hair and very full moustache and beard, inset tiny bead eyes, painted features, firmly-wrapped cloth body, wax lower limbs and painted sandals, mounted on his original wooden stand. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: late-18th century, Southern Germany or Italy. Value Points: exceptional original condition, well-sculpted beard and facial expression, superb silk and brocade costume with embossed gold leaf and crystal prism decorations and elaborate cap with metallic chains, pearl-beads, and faux-jewel decorations. $500/800

105. German Wooden-Body Wax over Papier-Mâché Doll Portraying Queen Victoria 10” (25 cm.) Wax over papier-mâché shoulder head with oval face and elongated throat, painted facial features, blue eyes, closed mouth, slit brunette hair with coiled braids, all-wooden body with articulation at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted flat blue shoes. Condition: generally excellent, typical wax rubs and light fading. Comments: Germany, mid-1800s. A nearly identical doll, except with glass eyes, is shown in The History of Wax Dolls by Mary Hillier, was owned by the daughter of Queen Victoria. Value Points: the doll wears her exquisite original royal costume of silks and velvet with faux-ermine trim, garlands of paper flowers, pearl necklace, crown, and caries a glass-ball sceptre, presented on her original velvet-covered plinth under glass dome. $1200/1600

106. 19th Century Two-Tiered Silver Chandelier 6 ½” (17 cm.) Of finely worked silver (or silver finish), the candelabra features two tiers of arched candle holders (four on the the lower tier, three on the upper), with bracket hinging for candle

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110. Pair, Rare Poured Wax Gentlemen with Character Expressions, Original Costumes 20” (51 cm.) Each has poured wax shoulder head with very angular facial shape, sculpted wax hair, enamel eyes, painted facial features, muslin body with wax lower limbs. Condition: Man with periwig is excellent, other is excellent except only two fingers remain. Comments: Late 18th century, maker and country of origin is uncertain, according to research by Estelle Johnston, the periwig man may represent Voltaire; at any rate, the modeling of each is singular with highlycharacterized features such as prominent nose, high cheek bones, strong jaw, variations of hair style, and

108. English Wax Over Papier-Mâché Doll with Wire Lever Eyes in Presentation Cabinet 18” (46 cm.) doll. 23” x 21” case. Wax over papier-mâché shoulder head, blue glass sleep eyes that operate from a wire lever that is accessible from the underside of the cabinet, painted facial features, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig in ringlet curls, fabric body with kid leather arms, separately-stitched fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: England, maker unknown, circa 1850. Value Points: the doll is presented in her original glass front cabinet with papered and curtained interior, wearing her original muslin gown with lace trim, aqua silk ribbons, aqua kidskin slippers, woven straw bonnet. $1200/1600

109. Pair, Poured Wax Swaddling Babies as Candy Containers, for the French Market 7 ½” (19 cm.) Peeking from the tightly-wrapped bunting are two wax baby heads with blue glass eyes and highly-characterized expressions, blonde mohair wigs; the swaddling wrap is firm-sided to form a container, and is covered with heavy stock paper having an impressed quilted pattern, with net and silk ribbon trim; the bottom unfolds for use as a candy container. Condition: very good, some dustiness, some light dings on wax. Comments: for the French market, late 19th century, the luxury candy containers were presented to gifts at Christening events. Value Points: charming childhood ephemera of the era. $600/900

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posing of fingers. Value Points: very refined portrait models, each wearing his original costume including details such as spectacles and watch with fob, and painted wax stockings on one. Ex-collection of notable early collector Estelle Winthrop from whose auction the pair were acquired by Estelle Johnston. $1800/3200

111. Very Rare French Wax-OverPapier-Mâché Lady with Unique Body and Original Fabulous Costume 21” (53 cm.) Solid-domed wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head with slightly-elongated throat, brown enamel eyes, dark upper eyeliner, fringed lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, slightly parted lips with two rows of tiny teeth, brunette human hair with elaborate loop-braided coiffure, unusual original commercial body comprising padded (tacked on) linen-over-solid-papiermâché upper torso with shapely bosom, pink kid lower torso with shapely waist and derriere, white kid slender elongated arms with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, line in wax at nose bridge, two wax lines at back shoulder plate, body is especially sturdy and

original, and finish is all original with good coloring. Comments: maker unknown, body style and teeth construction indicate French production, circa 1850, although original waxed head technique is very rare. Value Points: very rare doll in wonderfully-preserved condition, with unique original body, superb original very elaborate folklore costume, leather slippers with velvet leg bands and coiffe of Southern Italy, possibly of the region of Basilicata. $3000/4500

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he with blonde sculpted bangs, wonderfully-modeled face with intaglio eyes, smiling expression and very deep dimples, wearing a sculpted blue doublebreasted jack and matching cap, brown trousers and white leggings; the pups with shaded “fur”, brown eyes and mournful expressions. The sculpting extends all around, including the back ends of the pups shown at the back. Excellent condition. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, “Best Friends” was designed as a partner to lot #115 “Keeping Kitty Cozy”. $600/800

114. German Bisque Figure “Wearing Papa’s Shirt” by Gebruder Heubach 7 ½” (19 cm.) The all-bisque figure depicts two tousle-haired boys that are jointly wearing their papa’s grand-sized night shirt, each with one arm half-way into an upraised sleeve, one foot peeking out below, and each with side-glancing intaglio

112. German Bisque Toddler, 2071, by Bahr and Proschild for Bruno Schmidt 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B.P (crossed swords) BSW 2072. Comments: the head was made by Bahr and Proschild, commissioned by Bruno Schmidt, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model with appealing pouty expression, choice bisque, rarer toddler body, great antique costume. Ex-collection Puppen & Spielzeug Museum of Vienna. $1200/1600

113. German Bisque Figure “Best Friends” by Gebruder Heubach 13” (33 cm.) The all-bisque boy, is posed standing against a snowcovered stone wall, a pair of young pups held snugly in his arms,

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eyes and impish expression as though just caught in the mischievous act. Excellent condition. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $500/700

115. German Bisque Figure “Keeping Kitty Cozy” by Gebruder Heubach 13” (33 cm.) The all-bisque figurine depicts a young girl with head tilted to the side, standing upon a snowcovered stone path. She has long blonde tousled curly hair under a grey/blue woolen painted cap, deeply-sculpted facial features with side-glancing intaglio eyes, solemn expression, and has sculpted long winter coat with fur collar and cuff that matches her large muff designed to keep her hands cozy, but, at this moment, actually serving as a cozy hiding place for her tabby kitten. Excellent condition. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, the endearing model was designed as a partner to lot #113, “Best Friends”. $600/800

wooden ball-jointed body, beautiful antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 117 66. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, their model marketed as “Mein Liebling”, circa 1912. Value Points: an exceptionally beautiful example of the beloved gentle-featured child doll, has finest quality bisque and painting, original soft curly wig, original body and body finish. $3000/4000

116. Gorgeous German Bisque “Mein Liebling” by Kammer and Reinhardt

117. Two German Bisque Figurines “In the Nursery” by Gebruder Heubach

25” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and

7” (18 cm.) Each is all-bisque, depicting a young toddler along with nursery furniture, each with ruffled baby cap, baby gown with lace ruffles, smocking and bows, sculpted hair and facial features, including girl in sculpted walker and girl in high chair. Excellent condition, the high chair girl has incised Heubach marking. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, a charming pair certainly designed as part of a nursery series. $500/700

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120. German Bisque Lady with Unusual Variation of Lustre Snood Sculpted Hair 16” (41 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with slender oval face and elongated throat, light brown sculpted hair with defined comb-marks and widow’s peak that is waved away from her face and captured in a sculpted blue snood and framed by a purple snood scarf with tassel and feather trim, painted facial features, pale blue upper glancing eyes, red and brown upper eyeliner, brown painted brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with center accent, muslin body with bisque lower limbs, painted blue ankle boots with purple trim, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, repair to right boot. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: especially beautiful model with variations in hair and snood color, and very full scarf and feathers. $800/1100

118. German Bisque Lady Doll with Sculpted Hair and Snood 17” (43 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with blonde sculpted hair waved away from her face and captured in a sculpted green snood that is framed by a lustre tasseled coronet and white feather, painted bright blue upper glancing eyes, thick black upper eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower limbs, painted flat black boots with red lacing, antique silk costume and undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: regal presence of the beautiful lady with wonderful detail of painted features. $700/900

119. Petite German Bisque Lady with Sculpted Hair and Feathered Snood 11” (28 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with oval face and elongated throat, sculpted blonde hair in deep waves from face and captured in a sculpted and painted green snood that is framed by a tasseled lustre coronet and lavish feather, painted bright blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, tiny painted lashes, feathered brows, new muslin stitch-jointed body and bisque lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: superb detail of painting on the petite model, the lady is wearing a very fine coral silk gown with beaded embroidery. $800/1200

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121. Rare German Bisque Lady with Sculpted Hair and Blue Hair Bows 18” (46 cm.) Pale bisque shoulder head of adult lady with oval face and elongated throat, blonde sculpted hair waved away from her face and captured into a sculpted snood that is framed by a black hair band accented by two very large blue hair bows, painted cobalt blue eyes to match the bows, black and red upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, aquiline nose, closed mouth with prim lips, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower limbs, painted black ankle boots


with tiny heels, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rare model with beautiful painting accented by bright blue hair bows and eyes. $1100/1400

122. German Bisque Lady Doll with Sculpted Hair and Snood 21� (53 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with pale bisque, oval face, elongated throat, blonde sculpted hair waved away from her face

and captured in pageboy style curls that are held by a green sculpted and painted snood and framed by a luster coronet with gold accented tassels, small centered facial features, blue upper glancing eyes, black upper eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, tiny closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body with bisque lower limbs. Condition: bisque excellent, muslin body has reinforcements, left hand broken. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: lovely features on the larger model with flawless bisque, wearing beautiful antique costume, undergarments, woven shawl, cameo and leather slippers. $700/900

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123. Rare Large German Bisque Pouting Character, 7246, by Gebruder Heubach 26” (66 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with very full pouting lips, blonde human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique schoolboy costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7246 Germany Heubach (sunburst mark) 11. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: very rare large size of the soughtafter model with finest quality of bisque and painting. $3200/4300

124. Large German Bisque Pouting Character, 6969, by Gebruder Heubach 26” (66 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted long curly lashes, widely feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, rounded nose, closed mouth with accent line between the downcast pouting lips, brunette human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 6969 Germany Heubach (sunburst mark) 11. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: the soughtafter glass-eyed pouting character is seldom found in this fine larger size, superb quality of bisque and decoration. $3500/4500

125. Rare and Fine German BlackComplexioned Bisque Character, 1358 by Simon and Halbig 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with deeplydefined facial features and ebony black complexion, dark brown glass sleep eyes, painted black lashes, slightly-modeled brushstroked brows, nicely-shaped nose with little rounded point, accented nostrils, open mouth with very full shaded coral lips, six porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black curly mohair wig, black composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1358 Germany Simon & Halbig S&H 9. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910, the model was used for this portrayal of gentlefaced black child only. Value Points: very rare model made notable for its flawless black bisque complexion enhanced by deeply-modeled features, and beautiful painting especially of lips, with fine antique costume and holding antique cloth doll. $8000/12,000

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figure with fully-articulated wooden body, with original wig and original embroidered early silk gown, undergarments, wooden sandals with stack heels and leather straps. The doll was shown in the 1987 book Dolls, Toys and Childhood by Ruth and Robert Mathes, page 120. $3500/6500

128. 19th-Century Wooden Artist’s Mannequin with Unusual Leather Bands 12” (30 cm.) All-wooden doll with socket head, defined sculpting of facial features, ball and dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, defined fingers and toes. Condition:

126. Four Chinese Wooden Dolls from Door of Hope Mission 7 ½” (19 cm.) -11”. Each has wooden head with carved facial features, carved and/or painted hair, lightly-tinted eyes, brows and lips, cloth body with wooden hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: from the Chinese Door of Hope mission, circa 1920s; funds for the mission, which sponsored children and young girls, were raised by marketing of the wooden dolls wearing exquisitely hand-sewn traditional Chinese costumes of various social groups and ages. Value Points: Included is man with incised wrinkles (few age spots), woman with chignon, little proud boy, and a wonderful little girl with pom-pom trimmed cap and animal slippers. $1100/1500

127. Large 18th Century German Papier-Mâché Doll with Articulated Wooden Body 27” (69 cm.) Solid domed thick papier-mâché shoulder head posed in a downcast demeanor, heavily-lidded enamel eyes, strong nose, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, feathered brows, very stylized original mohair wig. all-wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, large separatelysculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent, some fabric wear on skirt. Comments: Germany, late 18th century. Value Points: superbly sculpted and painted


generally excellent. Comments: Early 19th century, the wooden figures were designed for use by sculptors and painters as human forms. Value Points: unusual model with added swivel ball at waist, and having leather bands at throat, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees and ankles. $500/800

129. Outstanding Wooden Doll in Original Costume with Superb Accessories on Lettered Platform 18” (46 cm.) including platform. A carved wooden doll with head turned to the side has ornately-sculpted brown hair with coiled braids and ringlet curls, with painted brown eyes in defined sockets, feathered brows, eyeliner, closed mouth solemn expression, padded armature body, carved wooden hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: maker unknown, early 1800s, the doll is posed upon original wooden base with painted floral

decorations and inscribed “Schwaben”, a small village nearby to Munich. Value Points: most artistic quality of expression and carving, with exquisite coiffure, wearing elaborate original costume whose accessories including sewing tools from chatelaine, intricately-woven basket, parasol, and leather satchel dated 1827, on beautifully-painted original platform. $3000/5000

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1830. Value Points: wonderful early doll with extravagant hair style, the looped topknot is so finely rendered as to allow actual opening between the loops rather than the usual solid loops, wearing early original gown, apron and undergarments. $1100/1500

132. Grodnertal Wooden Doll as Peddler 8” (20 cm.) The all-wooden doll has one-piece head and torso, painted black hair with detailed curls around the forehead and sculpted yellow tuck comb, painted complexion and facial features, small blue eyes, closed mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and legs, painted orange flat slippers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1850, the doll is presented on base under glass dome, posed behind a table that is well-laden with miniature lady’s ephemera, including little kid gloves, purses, jewelry, playing cards, and more. Value Points: wonderful assortment of tiny items on the table while the doll wears her original gown and unusual net hair decoration. $1100/1600

133. Very Fine Large Grodnertal Wooden Doll with Original Wig and Costume 130. 19th-Century Peddler Doll in Glass Case with Toys and Novelties 10” (25 cm.) doll. 12” x 10” case. Papier-mâché doll with painted facial features is posed in a glass case with a well-laden tray of miniature toys and novelties held at the front, and with numerous further toys at her feet and suspended on the walls. The doll is wearing good antique costume including wonderful bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, case is sealed. Comments: mid-19th century. Value Points: the peddler wares include tiny dolls, animals, games, cards, and more. $700/900

131. German Carved Wooden Doll with Elaborate Topknot Coiffure 11” (28 cm.) Carved wooden shoulder head of adult lady with heart-shaped face and very elongated throat, carved and painted black hair with wide pouf curls and elaborate very high loop-curled top knot, painted complexion and facial features, wirelooped earrings, attached to all-wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted red flat shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa

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21” (53 cm.) All-wooden doll with one-piece head and torso, heart-shaped face, very elongated throat, shapely high-waisted torso, doweljointing at hips, knees, shoulders and elbows, painted black hair with shaded detail of curls around the face under original brunette human hair wig wig with braided chignon at the crown (hiding the wooden tuck comb), painted complexion and facial features, small brown eyes, closed mouth, blushed cheeks and chin, pierced ears. Condition: fine unplayed with condition, craquelure vertical lines on face and throat. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1842. Value Points: superb early doll in


rare size has original rare wig in original coiffure with decorative comb, hair ribbon and flowers, and elaborate original five-layered costume enhanced by silk flowers and ribbons, blue kidskin slippers with silk ties, laced leggings and rare fitted kidskin fingerless gloves that extend to elbows. The doll was a blue ribbon award from 1988 UFDC convention, and was featured in Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls by Coleman, page 1216. $3000/4000

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134.1. French Bisque Swaddling Baby in Original Candy Box Presentation 10” (25 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with painted facial features, blue eyes, black eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig. The head is arranged on a cardboard box which inserts into the top of a hollow cylinder “swaddling body” which serves as a candy container when the head is removed. Condition: generally excellent, some dustiness. Comments: French, circa 1870, the candy box was a luxury presentation gift at baby showers or Christening event. Value Points: rare candy box with original silk, lace and ribbon decoration, pull-string “mama” crier. $800/1200

135. 19th Century French Bon-Bon Box in the Shape of Papeterie 5” (13 cm.) x 3 ½”. A heavy-stock box with slant lid has original label “Papeterie”, decoupage scene of children, and two brass inkwell covers. When hinged open, nine little chocolate boxes are revealed, each with a lithographed scene of a child’s story “Jean & Marguerite” which is inscribed on the inside lid. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875. $400/600

136. Outstanding French Bisque Poupée with Rare Neck Swivel and Kid-over-Wooden Body

134. Beautiful Classic French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau with Fine Antique Costume 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, grey glass inset eyes with spiral threading, painted lashes, feathered brows, shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid gusset-jointed body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: very beautiful gentle expression with finest quality bisque and painting, original wig, and wearing fine antique two-piece cotton walking suit, undergarments, bonnet. $2000/3000

17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head with flat-cut neck socket that attaches to original shoulder plate and is designed to allow the head to swivel realistically side to side rather than 360 degrees. cobalt blue glass enamel eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, unpierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, kid-over-wooden poupée body with bisque lower arms and hands, shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1860. Value Points: sublimely beautiful poupée whose rarity features include deposed neck swivel and wooden body with bisque hands, wearing outstanding antique gown with extended train, matching jacket, bonnet, undergarments, leather boots with silk rosettes, white fur muff and wrap, and jewelry. $3800/4800

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with sweet expression, lovely bisque and painting, original signed body and body finish, wearing early white pique dress with attached cape, undergarments, bonnet, brown knit stockings and leather shoes. $7000/9000

138. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé Triste by Emile Jumeau 26” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and accented lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, pretty antique silk brocade dress, undergarments, shoes, bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 12 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885. Value Points: the sought-after wistfulfaced bébé has especially fine sculpting and painting on finest quality of bisque, original body. $12,000/16,000

139. Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Rare Markings and Superb Costume

137. Lovely French Bisque Early Period EJ Bébé by Jumeau, Size 7, in White Pique Costume 20” (51 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, almond-shaped brown glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, mauve blushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, delicately feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7 EJ (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, the premiere model of his signature EJ bébé, circa 1882. Value Points: very beautiful bébé

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26” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks, very deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, separately modeled and pierced ears, hand-tied brunette hair wig in long ringlet curls, cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-looseball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose (impressed) 12. (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, the head is “Depose” only rather than the more recognized “Depose Jumeau” impressed mark; that and the E.J. like qualities of the modeling suggest an early example of registered bébé, circa 1882, and making this a very rare doll. Value Points: the rarity of the bébé is rivaled by its gorgeous face, bisque and splendid eyes, original signed body, beautiful antique cream wool embroidered dress and silk frou-frou bonnet. $8000/10,000


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140. Framed Poured Wax Figure of Mary and Her Lamb 6” (15 cm.) A wooden frame with deep shadowbox has unusual wood curl chips that center a wax figure of a young girl with painted long curly golden locks, painted facial features, sculpted wax bonnet, belt, purse and dress with printed flowers. She is mounted on a wooden base and little wax lamb stands beside her. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Continental, mid-1800s, the wax figures were often presented as little gift, particularly as figural Valentines; this example appears to depict the beloved poem Mary had a Little Lamb. Value Points: beautifully-preserved object with fine detail of workmanship. $500/700

141. Two Early Miniature Poured Wax Dolls in Original Costumes 5 ½” (14 cm.) and 7”. Each has poured wax shoulderhead, tiny bead eyes, painted hair and facial features, firm cloth torso and upper limbs, wax lower limbs. Including a lady with stylized hair in the so-called Queen Victoria style, wearing original net gown with lace cap, earrings, apron with silk-edged tulle border, undergarments, and having bare feet; and boy with painted blonde hair wearing original costume whose velvet jacket has hand-made rick-rack edging, pants, shirt and woven straw cap, painted shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: early/mid 19th century. Value Points: rare early miniature dolls in wonderfully-preserved condition. $600/900

143. Precious Early Wax Miniature Doll in Original Costume 6” (15 cm.) (with original wooden stand). 5” doll. Wax shoulder head with tiny bead eyes, well-sculpted and painted tiny facial features, closed mouth, firmly-wrapped linen body, wax lower arms and legs with painted orange high boots. Condition: very good, original finish is well-preserved with some typical fading of painted features. Comments: mid-18th century, Continental, the doll was likely intended for placement in a busy and well-laden early dollhouse. Value Points: very precious well-defined modeling including facial expression and expressive hands, the doll is on its original wooden stand, and is wearing its original rare early printed linen dress, apron, and fitted cap. The doll was featured by Estelle Johnston in an article “Dolls’ House Dolls”, Doll Reader, February 1995 featuring 18th century models and described as “the most exciting doll of this group”. $700/900

144. Mid-19th Century English Miniature Poured Wax Child Doll in Original Box

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5” (13 cm.) Poured wax shoulder head with painted hair and facial features, tiny bead eyes, firm cloth body, poured wax lower limbs, bare feet, wearing original cotton

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gown and cap, glazed chintz undergarments, and dainty woven bonnet with silk ribbons. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: English, mid-19th century, the doll was featured in an article “Pleasure in Pairs” by Estelle Johnston, Doll Reader, May 1986. Value Points: perfectlypreserved charming little girl with wonderful bonnet, in her original box. $400/600

145. Fine English Poured Wax Child, Probably From Royal Baby Series of the Mid-1800s 26” (66 cm.) Poured wax shoulder head depicting a roundfaced child, blue inset eyes with heavily-modeled eye lids, delicate inserted lashes, closed mouth with defined space between the lips, defined ears, delicate blonde hair inserted into scalp, glazed muslin torso and upper limbs, stitch-jointed upper legs, grommet-edged sew holes with original cord attachments. Condition: generally excellent, some hair sparseness, quarter-size reglue at back sew hole. Comments: English, probably Pierotti, and believed to be from the series of Royal Babies offered by Pierotti beginning in 1849, to celebrate the young children of the beloved Queen Victoria. Value Points: outstanding quality of sculpting depicting a gentle-faced child, fine original finish and painting, original body, exquisite original bonnet and matching bodice. $1400/2200

146. Very Beautiful English Poured Wax Portrait Lady in Original Costume 21” (53 cm.) Poured wax shoulder head with inclined side-cast pose, oval-shaped face, light blue glass eyes, modeled eyelids with fringed lashes and brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, inserted blonde hair, closed mouth with center accent line, hand-sewn original cloth body, poured wax lower limbs, bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: attributed to Pierotti, circa 1870, likely designed as a portrait model which was a specialty of the firm, but subject is unknown. The doll was shown

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in the article “The Wax Dolls of Queen Victoria’s Reign” by Estelle Johnston, Doll News, Summer 1979. Value Points: very beautiful doll with exquisitely-shaded complexion and lips, wearing original gold silk gown with lace trim, undergarments, matching cap, jewelry, brown kid slippers. $1200/1800

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148. Early German PapierMâché Doll as “Sewing Companion” 11” (28 cm.) Papier-mâché shoulder head with modeled bosom, sculpted black hair arranged in a braided coronet with decorative comb, silk hanging loop at top of head, painted delicate swirls of curls around the face, painted facial features, blue upper glancing eyes, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, attached to silk sac with cardboard cylinder base to give suggestion of body shape (but is actually empty and designed to hold sewing supplies), carved wooden hands and feet, silk slippers. Condition: good, repair to back shoulder plate. Comments: Germany, circa 1840, the “doll” was designed to serve as a “sewing companion”; its skirt contains tiny threads, silk pincushion and early scissors. $600/800

147. German PapierMâché Doll with Original 147 detail. Wig and Wooden Articulated Body

149. Rare Early German PapierMâché Child Doll with Original Early Costume

15” (38 cm.) Solid domed papiermâché shoulder head of adult lady with oval face and strong elongated throat, painted facial features, upperglancing blue eyes, single stroke brows, closed mouth with blushed cheeks, black painted pate under slit-attached brunette human hair with tiny coiled braids, all-wooden body with block torso, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted flat black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: wonderful detail of original wig, rarer wooden articulated body, and wearing original muslin print dress with gold silk ribbons to match hair ribbons, undergarments. $1200/1500

15” (38 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché shoulder head with black painted hair under original human hair attached to center slit, round childlike face, black enamel eyes, painted features, all-around lashes, brows, closed mouth with shy smile, muslin torso, upper arms, legs with stitch-joining at

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hips and knees, papier-mâché arms and hands to above the elbows. Condition: very good, some rubs on original cheek finish, one small reglue at bottom right corners of shoulder plate. Comments: Germany, maker unknown, circa 1830. Value Points: very rare child model from this era, with original wig, enamel eyes, original body and wonderful early costume that (excepting skirt) is entirely original. The doll is featured on a full page of German Papier-Mâché Dolls by Grafnitz, page 73. $1200/1600

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150. Very Rare Early 1800s German PapierMâché Lady with Regal Presence 20” (51 cm.) Papier-mâché shoulder head of lady with oval face and elongated strong throat, modeled bosom, sculpted hair in unusual brown color with braided coronet decorated with a sculpted gold-edged comb (having rare defined comb tines) and artisticallypainted curling ringlets at the sides of her face, painted blue up-casting eyes with defined eye lids, upper eyeliner, brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, muslin stitch-jointed body, kidskin arms. Condition: generally excellent, some light craquelure on shoulders, hands worn away (hidden under costume). Comments: Germany, circa 1810. Value Points: exceptional doll whose beauty is enhanced by her rarity factors including brown hair, unique coiffure, ringlet painting, modeled bosom, and wearing exquisite early high-waist gown with demi-train. $2500/3500

151. German Papier-Mâché Doll In Original Dancing Jester Costume 11” (28 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché shoulder head, painted facial features, blue eyes, black eyeliner and brows, tiny closed mouth, firm (wooden?) torso, padded cloth upper arms and legs, wooden hands with sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: the doll wears original coral silk costume with applied embossed gilt paper designed to appear as though armor, with matching cap having an adornment of brass bells and gold slippers. Attached strings indicate the doll was meant to be used in play as a dancing doll. $500/800

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17” (43 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with sculpted light brown hair waved away from face and captured in loosely coiled curls at the back held by a gilt-edged blue hair band, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, sculpted-bisque ruffled rose ribbon on bodice with gilt beading, painted purple designed to simulate embroidery, muslin body, bisque lower arms, good antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1865. Value Points: very rare and luxurious model whose rare features include brown hair, rare coiffure, fancy hair ornaments, fancy bodice. $2000/3000

153. German Bisque Doll with Sculpted Hair and Unusual Painted Barettes 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with rounded facial shape and slightly-elongated throat, blonde sculpted curly hair held by two gold barettes, shaded-blue painted eyes, thick black and red upper eyeliner, single stroke brown brows, accented

10” (25 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with sculpted short brown curly hair, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, carton torso and cone-shaped 154. lower torso designed to appear as though it is her skirt, but is actually containing the walking mechanism, brass feet, kid arms. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism functions well. Marks: Patented July 15th, 1862; also in Europe 20 Dec. 1862 (bottom of skirt). Comments: Autoperipatetikos from the patent designs of Enoch Rich Morrison, circa 1865, marketed by Martin & Runyon. Value Points: the doll is wearing her original costume and is preserved in her original (worn) box. $1200/1600

155. Rare and Beautiful German Bisque Doll with Sculpted Blonde Hair and Jewelry 15” (38 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with pale blonde sculpted hair

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waved away from her face in very full curls and held by a gilt-edged black hair band, painted facial features, cobalt blue eyes, thick upper eyeliner, painted allaround lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, sculpted gold earrings and gold cross necklace with black painted band, original muslin stitch-jointed body with kid arms, sewn-on black stockings. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: exceptionally beautiful model with rich eye decoration and glazed highlights accent their color, rare painted jewelry, original body. $900/1300

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156. Gentle-Faced German Bisque Doll with Sculpted Hair and Original Danish Costume 15� (38 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with short blonde sculpted curly hair, painted facial features, blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, closed mouth with solemn expression, muslin stitch-jointed body, leather arms. Condition: generally

excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: an especially sweet-faced model with rosy cheeks wears her original folklore costume from the Danish island of Amager including elaborate coiffe. Ex-collection Legoland Museum of Antique Dolls. $800/1100

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158. Pair, German Bisque Figurines “Dancing Girls” by Gebruder Heubach 6” (15 cm.) Each is an all-bisque figure depicting a young blonde haired girl wearing a long flowing gown with well-defined pleats, her arms holding up the tips of the gown (one holding the tips above her head, and the other holding at the sides). Excellent condition. Having blue Heubach sunburst stamp. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, the concept design was created in several variations (two are shown here), different colors, and sizes. $300/500

157. German Bisque Figurine “Lady with Fan” by Gebruder Heubach 14” (36 cm.) The all-bisque figure depicts an adult lady standing upon a bisque platform painted to simulate marble, her head turned to the side and her arms upheld to support a wide fan that frames her head, having sculpted brown hair with high topknot loop, curls at forehead, intaglio eyes, tentative smile, sculpted green fitted gown with applique trim to simulate beading, extended-length finger-less gloves. Excellent condition. With Heubach sunburst insignia. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, a rare motif and style with unusual decorative techniques. $300/500

159. German Bisque Figure “Dancing Girl with Aqua Pleated Skirt” by Gebruder Heubach 8 ½” (22 cm.) The all-bisque figure depicts a young girl posed upon a bisque base with marbled finish, her face, body and right foot inclined gracefully to the side as though dancing, and her very full pleated skirt held in an elegant arch. The gown is aqua with well-defined pleats, sculpted “lace” bodice

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and beaded purple trim. Excellent condition. With incised Heubach sunburst. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, the popular model was offered in a variety of sizes and color variations. $300/500

160. Pair. German Bisque Figurines “Barefoot at the Seaside” by Gebruder Heubach 13” (33 cm.) Each is all-bisque depicting a young woman and man with bare feet standing upon bisque base designed with lapping ocean waves at the edges, each with sculpted curly hair and facial features, intaglio-sculpted eyes, she glancing to the side, and he glancing downward at the fish he holds. Each has sculpted costume that is enhanced with encrusted beading, she with shoes in her hand, and he with shoes and socks at his side. Excellent condition. Each has Heubach incised sunburst. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, a rare pair with luxury details of decoration and charming theme. $700/1000

161. German Bisque Figurine “Just One Kiss” by Gebruder Heubach 17” (43 cm.) The all-bisque figurine depicts a young maiden and an amorous man posed upon a bisque wooded scene, he with curly hair and long curly moustache, with sculpted grey cap trimmed with tassels and feathers, with painted rose suit decorated with borders of gilt-accented painted flowers, and she with pale blonde hair arranged in long braids that extend to her hips, having sculpted white cap with large yellow bow, painted costume with exquisite detail of pleats, lace, and ruffles, and having painted bluebells on the apron. She clasps his shoulders,

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and he lifts his hand tenderly to her face as he leans forward for “just one kiss”. Excellent condition, one surface paint flake at side of base. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1900, exceptional quality and variety of painting details and accents on the rare larger size. $800/1000

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pink candy container egg in her outstretched hands. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910. $200/400

164. German Bisque Figurine “Doing Handstands” attributed to Gebruder Heubach 6 ½” (17 cm.) A bisque base with colorful abstract designs to suggest flowers, supports a young blondehaired boy balanced on his hands, his head turned to the side, with intaglio sculpting of eyes, his legs bent at the knees as though about to tumble, his costume enhanced with beaded design. Excellent condition. Having incised Heubach sunburst mark and incised “13265”. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $400/600

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162. German Bisque Toddler with Unusual Character Expression 24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes in small almond shape, painted curly lashes, brush-stroked brows with feathered detail, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, brunette human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, re-touch on hands. Comments: maker unknown, circa 1915. Value Points: unusual character expression on the cheerfulfaced toddler. $500/900

163. German Bisque Figurine “Springtime Girl with Candy Container Egg” 7” (18 cm.) The all-bisque figure depicts a young lady with blonde ringlet curls peeking from the sides of her sculpted sunbonnet, painted facial features, wearing green gown with tiers of skirt ruffles, and holding a 164.

11” (28 cm.) Posed upon a bisque ground with colorful design suggesting flowers are a boy and girl as though playing blind man’s bluff, he with blind fold clutching at her skirt and shoulder in the classic play style, and she trying to escape. The figure is similar to #82 with some notable differences: his blind fold completely covers his eyes, the posing of hands varies, and the costume decoration here has rich crusted-bead finish, for example. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, maker uncertain. $600/800

166. Rare German Bisque Character, 7761, by Gebruder Heubach 15” (38 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head depicting a young boy with exaggerated wincing expression, having sculpted and painted blonde hair, painted nearly-closed eyes with tiny blue pupils and white eye dots, rounded nose, “O” shaped crooked mouth, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7761 Heubach (sunburst mark) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: very rare model with extraordinary sculpting, featuring wrinkles, crinkles and frowns around his eyes, forehead and mouth, giving rise to the collector’s common name for this doll as “Spinach Boy”. $1800/2700

167. German Bisque Figure “Sunbonnet Girl with Pink Booties” by Gebruder Heubach 8” (20 cm.) The all-bisque figure depicts a seated young girl with blonde sculpted curls peeking from

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beneath her wide-brimmed ruffled bonnet with pink lining, intaglio sculpted facial features, down-cast eyes, closed mouth, sculpted white smock with pink polka dots, her arms clasping the pink booties that she is pulling from her feet. Excellent condition. With Heubach incised sunburst mark and incised “3144”. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $400/600

168. German Bisque Figurine “Boy in Night Shirt with Pug” by Gebruder Heubach 6” (15 cm.) All-bisque figurine depicts a young boy with light brown sculpted curly hair, his head inclined forward as he cheerfully glances at the playful pug at his feet, he with sculpted facial features, sculpted long white night shirt with pink and black trim. Excellent condition. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $300/500

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171. An All-Original French Bisque Poupée as Normandy Nanny with Baby

170. The Victorian Rooms and Their Furnishings 84” (213 cm.) w. x 39”h. x 36”d. Two wooden rooms have four faux-windows and an open archway between, and are richly finished with fine wall papers, parquet flooring, lavish velvet and silk draperies and trim at the windows and archway, and two fireplaces. All of the furnishing and accessories shown in this photograph are included in the room including antique chest with pull-out writing shelf and French faux-bamboo salon chair, rare beaded fire screen, and domed wax figure, Prints and wall decorations, in the antique style, include a dear image of little girl holding her doll, and a pair of silhouettes of children with dolls or toys. The rooms were created by Estelle Johnston, designed to realistically display her 14”-18” lady dolls, and, felicitiously, were constructed to easily dismantle for flat-shipping. The rooms have been used throughout this catalog as background. Excellent condition. $1100/1600

10” (25 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, shapely kid poupée body, gussetjointed elbow, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1870. Value Points: superb alloriginal poupée with firm sturdy body, very choice bisque and painting, wearing all-original costume of Normandy nanny with rich blue rick-rack trim, blue silk apron, elaborate coiffe with blue silk ribbons, jewelry and carrying little porcelain doll in original long muslin gown. $2500/3500

172. French Mechanical Singing Bird in Gilt Cage 11” (28 cm.) A gilt metal birdcage with brass carrying loop features an interior arrangement of flowers and leaves and a brass bird perch upon which is posed a feathered bird. When wound, the bird flutters his tail feathers, turns his head, and chirps and tweets in a very realistic manner. Excellent condition, well-functioning. French, late 19th century, in the tradition of mechanical singing birds made popular by Bontems in the mid-19th century, with sounds that exactly copied actual bird songs. $900/1300

173. Very Beautiful French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau with Original Signed Body

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20” (51 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, large blue glass enamel inset eyes, very thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with shapely torso and straight limbs, stitched and separated finger. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (blue stamp on torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, the rare wide-eyed model that served the purposes of both poupée

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and bébé models was made for one year only. Value Points: beautiful doll with lovely bisque and painting, very sturdy original body, and wearing very fine antique velvet costume. $2500/3500

174. French Bisque Poupée Attributed to Adelaide Huret with Articulated Wooden Body 18” (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head with characteristic elongated bulbous throat on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, grey glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented

nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, wooden with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hip and knees, swivel waist, original metal hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: attributed to Adelaide Huret, circa 1870, the beautiful glass-eyed variation of her sought-after art poupée. Value Points: lovely and rare wooden-bodied poupée, wearing fine antique royal blue patterned silk costume with black silk fringe, undergarments, stockings, leather boots, bonnet, earrings. $7000/11,000

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175. French AllOriginal Bisque Poupée by Jumeau with Superb Costume 21” (53 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, shaded and accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid gusset-jointed poupée body with shapely waist, accentuated derriere, stitch and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9 (and artist check marked on head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: exceptional beauty of the large poupée with loveliest bisque, very sturdy and fresh body, and wearing ivory silk faille costume with overskirt and demi-train, tulle trim, undergarments, shoes. $3500/4500

176. All-Original French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Gorgeous Wig in “Conte Bleu” Box 26” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, soft blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, pull-string “Mama” and “Papa” crier with blue and rose beads. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 12 (and artists’ checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1886, the bébé is presented in

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her original box with rare blue lettering and poem “Conte Bleu” on the inside lid. The promotional poem was commissioned by Jumeau and appeared in various publications as well as, rarely, doll boxes. Value Points: a beautiful doll in pristine unplayed-with condition, with original chemise, wig (marked 12), rose silk corset (marked 12), rose knit stockings, brown leather shoes with rosettes and figure of doll (marked 12), and with original earrings, and in original box. $5500/7500

177. 19th-Century Softpaste Plate Depicting Child and Doll 8” (20 cm.) The softpaste plate with heavily-embossed border has a green tile-like center with shaded design depicting a child teaching her doll to walk. Excellent condition. Late 19th century. $200/300

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rare body body with clasped hands. $400/700

180. 18th-Century German Carved Wooden Archangel with Original Costume and Painted Wings 13” (33 cm.) Carved wooden head and torso, defined carving of hair and crown, whitened complexion with painted features, small brown eyes in shaded defined eye sockets, closed mouth, blushed cheeks, defined double chin, wire armature upper arms and legs, carved wooden lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent, fingers broken on right hand, few dents in wings tips. Comments: Germany, 18th century, the figure depicts the archangel Saint Michael, according to early researchers Ruth and Robert Mathes who showed this doll in their 1987 book, Dolls, Toys and Childhood, page 76.

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178. Pair, Early 19th Century Papier-Mâché Figures with Original Costumes 16” (41 cm.) Each has papier-mâché solid domed shoulder head with expressively-posed heads, painted complexions, enamel inset eyes with very heavy eyelids, painted soft eye shadow, brows, eyeliner, nostrils, closed mouth and having original hemp wigs (one with original arranged curls), padded cloth torso, wooden jointed limbs. Condition: very good/excellent, some fingers retouched. Comments: Continental, early 19th century. Value Points: the figures, likely angels, are wearing original heavily-lined costumes of burgundy velvet and silk with lavish metallic passamenterie, and attached burgundy velvet boots with lacing and metallic trim. The dolls were acquired by Estelle Johnston from the estate collection of noted early collector Estelle Winthrop. $1100/1600

179. 18th-Century Wooden Doll with Unusual Clasped Hands 12” (30 cm.) All-wooden doll with one-piece carved wooden head and torso, oval-shaped face turned slightly to the right, elongated throat, painted complexion and facial features, downcast enamel inset eyes, aquiline nose, closed mouth with solemn expression, shapely waist, wooden arms with dowel-jointing at the shoulders and elbows, attached lower arms with intertwined fingers of the clasped hands, “cage” style lower body. Condition: very good, finish appears original with some light craquelure. Comments: late 18th century, Continental. Value Points: rare petite size, artistic carving of facial features including ears,

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Value Points: most artistic painting and carving, the figure wearing its elaborate original velvet costume with metallic embroidery, velvet feathers above the crown, and having artistically handpainted wings of heavy stock. $1200/1600

181. Petite-Sized 18th Century Wax Archangel with Carved Wooden Wings

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10” (25 cm.) (excluding head-wear). Having angular poured wax head with tiny bead eyes, painted features, mohair white wig, carved wooden torso and lower limbs, wire armature upper arms and legs, expressively-posed fingers. Condition: generally 181. excellent. Comments: 18th century, probably Austrian, the figure depicts the archangel Saint Michael according to research by early doll scholars, Ruth and Robert Mathes who depicted the doll in their 1987 book, Dolls, Toys and Childhood, page 116. Value Points: well-preserved early figure wearing elaborately beaded and embroidered original costume and feathered headdress, and having carved and painted wooden wings. $1200/1500

182. Large 18th-Century Papier-Mâché Angel with Superb Modeling and Original Costume 21” (53 cm.) Very thick papier-mâché shoulder head with perfectly-oval face and strong throat, defined eye sockets with painted brown downcast eyes, red and black eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, blushed cheeks, chin and nose, original (sparse) hemp wig, carved wooden torso, upper arms and legs with dowel jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, papier-mâché lower arms with separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: 18th century, probably Germany. Value Points: most artistic detail of facial modeling and painting, wooden body, and original elaborately-padded brocade silk gown with metallic embroidery, undergarments, stockings, knee-high kidskin boots with silk bows, and carrying metallic-tasseled wand. $1100/1500

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183. Large German Papier-Mâché Lady with Rare Flirty Glass Eyes 23” (58 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head of adult lady with elongated slender face, strong throat, modeled bosom and pronounced shoulders, black sculpted hair waved smoothly around the sides of forehead to form into two clusters of arranged finger curls, and then smoothed back into a tightly-braided chignon at the nape, black glass “flirty” eyes, painted all-around lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, muslin body with stitch-jointing, kid hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1845. Value Points: rare flirty eyes are enhanced by wonderful coiffure, rare modeling details of bosom and shoulders, original body, wonderful antique costume including bonnet. The doll is shown in German Papier-Mâché Dolls by Grafnitz, page 105. $2000/3000

184. German Papier-Mâché Glass-Eyed Lady with Sculpted Hair 14” (36 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché shoulder head with oval face and elongated strong throat, definition of bosom,

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black sculpted hair looped smoothly over her ears and combed back into a braided chignon at the back of her head, large black enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, muslin body. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: beautiful face with unusually large eyes, refined modeling of hair in simple yet elegant coiffure, antique traditional costume. $1100/1500

185. Outstanding Pair of German Porcelain Dolls with Wooden Articulated Bodies and Original Costumes 7 ½� (19 cm.) Each has porcelain shoulder head with black sculpted hair, pink-tinted complexion, painted facial features, tiny blue eyes, closed mouth, on all-wooden body with dowel-

jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted stockings and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: the pair have different facial and hair models, 185 detail. the lady with slightlyturned head and hair looped over her ears and captured in a chignon at the back, and the man with sculpted cropped hair, each wearing well-detailed original folklore costume over rare articulated wooden body, and presented under matching domes, with accessories. $1700/2300

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14” (36 cm.) One-piece carved wooden swaddling baby with flat back, rounded face, painted complexion, painted short black hair with stippling around the forehead, blue painted eyes, feathered brows, closed mouth with slight smile, the swaddled body has a painted blanket with decorative borders and flowers. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1875. $700/900

187. Superb Miniature Grodnertal Wooden Doll of Early 1800s 7” (18 cm.) All-wooden doll has one piece head and shapely torso, elongated solid dome head with heartshaped face, slender throat, painted black hair accented with lavish lace-like curls framing the forehead, painted complexion, painted tiny blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, rosy-spot cheeks, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1820. Value Points: pristine original condition with superb artistic painting on the small doll, wearing original muslin and silk gown and matching silk wrapped feet. $800/1200

188. Grodnertal Wooden Miniature Doll in Rare Costume 6” (15 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso, painted black hair with spit curls at sides of face, painted tiny eyes and mouth, doweljointing of wooden limbs at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted shoes. Condition: generally excellent, shoe tips missing. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1850. Value Points: the doll wears unusual early costume of stiffened flocked heavy paper stock decorated with snakeskin to form collar, coiffe, skirt streamers and pantalets. $500/800

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189. German Carved Wooden Lady 10” (25 cm.) One-piece carved wooden figure of lady standing upon a decorated wooden base, flat back, very characterized facial features, carved head-dress and costume, carved hair. Excellent condition. Germany, mid-19th century. $300/500

190. Rare and Charming Grodnertal Wooden Miniature Scene “Peasant Wedding” 14” (36 cm.) l. x 6”h. x 9”d. Arranged upon a wooden platform with back wall is a large banquet table at which are seated 14

carved wooden people with richly-decorated colorful costumes and hats. The table has linen cover and is set, banquet style, with roasts, wine, breads, condiments and more, each plate with tiny cutlery. Each of the women wears decorated hats except the bride who is wearing bridal coronet of flowers. The back wall is decorated with windows and door, and the exterior has original marbled paper cover and an old paper label that is handlettered “Grodner Tall Peasant Wedding”. Excellent condition. Grodental, mid-19th century. $1200/1600

191. Grodnertal Wooden Dollhouse Doll as Scholar 5 ½” (14 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and block torso, painted black hair with swirled curls around the forehead, painted brown eyes, tiny closed mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted red shoes. Condition: very good, some fading of facial features. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1860. Value Points: the dollhousesize doll wears his antique scholar’s costume of hand-stitched dark green cotton, including pants, shirt, long coat with capelet collar and distinctive cap. $400/500

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192. Outstanding 17th-Century Carved Wooden Figure in the Van Dyck Genre 29” (74 cm.) Carved wooden figure of older child or woman is posed standing upon attached wooden plinth, with jointed right elbow, elaborately-sculpted hair with defined looped braids, and ringlet curls in front of sculpted pierced ears, sculpted facial features with defined eye sockets, heavily-lidded painted brown eyes with spiral threading, accented nostrils, closed mouth, painted complexion and features over gesso, painted red stockings and gold sandals, wearing early green velvet gown with metallic trim, brocade sleeves, jewelry, and richly-beaded metallic cap. Condition: structurally very good, finish is worn and may have old retouch. Comments: likely 17th-century, in Flemish Van Dyck style of portraiture and painting. Value Points: especially fine sculpting of hair with remains of original gold leaf painting, exquisite beaded cap. $1100/1600

194. Outstanding Early German Wooden Two-Room Kitchen with Contents 51”x 19” x 21”. A wooden two room kitchen and pantry has dove-tailed construction on the thick walls, original cream/ ochre exterior painting and a superbly-painted interior to simulate various stoneware, bricks, and wood panels. The larger room has yellow painted bricks above lower panels with painted marbleized panels and ochre borders, and the floor is a heavily-textured patterned painted design. The smaller room has cream walls in large blocks to simulate stone. There are builtin cabinets, shelving and plate racks in the larger room, and the smaller room features built-in grey painted furniture. The kitchen has original accessories, utensils and dishes including

51 pieces of early German stoneware, 25 pieces of copper including molds, pots, bowls and other pieces; there is a butcher block with cleaver, wooden salt box, and various utensils including rarities such as carved-bone pie crimper. A carved wooden doll of the same era is in the kitchen. Excellent condition. Germany, early 19th century, the original painted walls and floor are superbly-preserved, and the contents are original and plentiful. $4000/6500

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195. Grodnertal Carved Wooden Doll in Antique Costume 7” (18 cm.) One piece chip-carved wooden head and shapely torso, painted black hair, painted facial features, outlined blue eyes, closed mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted red shoes. Condition: very good, shoes repainted. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1860. Value Points: the dollhouse sized doll is wearing wonderful antique gown, two petticoats, print cotton apron, print cotton sunbonnet, pantalets. $400/500

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196. German Bisque Lady with Brown Sculpted Hair, Green Hair Bow and Glass Eyes 16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, light brown sculpted hair waved away from her face, behind her pierced ears, into thickly braided loops at the back, and decorated with a painted green bow at the crown, inset blue glass eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, stitch-jointed muslin body, leather arms with stitched and separated fingers, antique costume. Condition; generally excellent. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1880. Value Points: rarity factors include brown hair color, swivel head, glass eyes, pierced ears, and green hair bow. $1100/1500

197. French Bisque Mechanical Toy “Lady with Carriage and Baby” Attributed to Vichy

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brown ankle boots with black accents. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 0 (head and arms). Comments: probably Alt, Beck and Gottschalk, circa 1885. Value Points: having rarer brown eyes to match the rare brown boots, and wearing factory original costume and bonnet. $400/600

199. Very Beautiful French Bisque Poupée in Couturier Costume for Aux Enfants Sage

8” (20 cm.) A bisque-head doll with cobalt blue glass eyes, beautifully-painted features, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig, carton torso, bisque forearms, metal lower legs, holds the handle of a filigree metal carriage with three spoked wheels. When wound, the doll “walks” along, pushing the bisque baby that is riding in the carriage. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1875, attributed to Vichy. Value Points: beautifully-designed early toy, with elegant original costumes. $3000/4000

198. German All-Bisque Miniature with Rare Painted Brown Boots and Original Costume 6” (15 cm.) Bisque swivel head on bisque torso, large brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, pegjointed bisque arms and legs, muscular legs and tiny ankles, painted white stockings and

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17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head with lovely pale bisque, having Dehors neck articulation allowing the head to tilt forward and side-to-side as well as swivel, kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, un-pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with shapely torso, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Aux Enfants Sage 13-17 Passage Jouffroy Paris (torso stamp). Comments: French, circa 1867, with Dehors luxury deposed head articulation, the poupée was sold from the luxury doll boutique Aux Enfants Sage. Value Points: very beautiful poupée wearing superb original silk gown with train, undergarments, bonnet, stockings and cream kidskin slippers. $2500/3500


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200. Sonneberg Bisque Doll, Model 183, with Rare Body Style and Original Costume 12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, pierced ears, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with rare bisque lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 183. Comments: mystery maker, circa 1882, Sonneberg. Value Points: rare closed mouth model whose original body has very rare bisque lower arms, wearing factory-original costume. $1200/1500 202. nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition torso with allwooden eight-ball-jointed limbs, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: mystery maker, the body was registered by Ernst Grossman in 1880, the first ball-jointed body registered in Germany. Value Points: rare model of body enhancing the value of the beautiful child. $1100/1700

202. Sonneberg Bisque Doll, Model 132, Resembling Bru Brevete 12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 132 1/0. Comments: maker unknown, Sonneberg, circa 1886, the model closely resembles the Brevete model of Bru which it aimed to portray. Value Points: very beautiful petite doll with prettily blushed bisque, original body and body finish, antique dress, undergarments, fancy boots with gold star emblems. $1200/1800

201. Sonneberg Bisque Child with Early Grossman Body 12” (30 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes, outlined eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented

203. German Bisque Child, 939, with Closed Mouth by Simon and Halbig, Original Chemise 16” (41 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed

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203. mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 7 H 939. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: the early closed mouth child has exquisite eyes, choice bisque, original body and body finish, original muslin frock and kidskin shoes. $1200/1800

204. Sonneberg Bisque Child Doll with Original French-Style Costume 11” (28 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, large blue glass spiral threaded eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, Sonneberg composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2. Comments: Sonneberg, mystery maker, circa 1882, the model was designed to resemble the early bébé of Jumeau in an effort to capture the popular French market for dolls. Value Points: very pretty closed mouth child, wearing original ivory silk dress in the French style, undergarments, socks and shoes. $800/1200

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205. Sonneberg Bisque Doll by Mystery Maker in Original Costume 16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-lined bisque shoulder plate, almondshaped brown glass inset eyes, dark upper eyeliner, painted lashes, thick brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, accented lips, two square cut upper teeth, one square-cut lower tooth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, original muslin body, composition lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 51/5. Comments: mystery maker, circa 1890, note the resemblance to Simon and Halbig 900 series. Value Points: superb unplayed-with condition of the early doll, wearing original ivory silk gown in the Jumeau manner with lace collar, ivory silk slippers, original bonnet with net lining and ruffled detail. $1100/1700

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206. Outstanding Large French Papier-Mâché Lady in Fine Original Costume 30” (76 cm.) Solid domed papiermâché shoulder head with slender oval face and elongated throat, black painted pate, dark enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, slightly-parted outlined lips, square-cut upper and lower teeth, original brunette human hair wig in elaborately-braided and looped coiffure, original commercial muslin stitch-jointed body with leather arms, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, some fading of complexion, touch-up of back left shoulder, darkened kid on lower left arm. Comments: French, probably Andreas Voit, circa 1840. Value Points: luxury size of the refined lady doll with glass eyes, teeth, fine original wig, and wearing wonderful antique silk costume comprising silk gown, early laced corset, petticoats, silk stockings, fine cream kidskin slippers. $2500/3500

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207. French Mechanical PapierMâché Waltzing Lady with Original Costume and Coiffure by Theroude 11” (28 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché head with black enamel eyes, all-around painted lashes, arched brows, open mouth, two tiny teeth, light silk or mohair wig in very elaborate original coiffure, papiermâché shapely torso and legs, wire upper arms, wooden lower arms, posed standing on a tinplate platform with three spoked wheels. When wound, the lady glides and twirls. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Theroude, circa 1850, from his series of small mechanical toys. Value Points: very fine state of originality, the elaborate coiffure with braided coronet and chignon decorated with beaded flowers to match her earrings, and having fine necklace, wearing original silk gown with lace and gilt paper trim. $2500/3500

208. French Papier-Mâché Lady Doll with Original Danish Costume 16” (41 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché shoulder head with oval face and elongated throat, black painted pate, painted blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pink kid poupée body with shapely straight limbs, shapely

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waist. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: attributed to Andrea Voit, for the French market, circa 1850. Value Points: especially beautiful face with original finish, firm original body, wearing fine original Danish folklore costume with silk ribbons, embroidery, jewelry, gown, apron, undergarments, leather shoes, wonderful original coiffe. $1100/1600

209. Outstanding Large French Papier-Mâché Lady with Flirty Eyes 23” (58 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché shoulder head of lady with oval face and elongated throat, black painted pate, black glass “flirty” eyes, painted all-around lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pink kid lady body with shapely torso and legs, elongated arms with fabric upper arms and papier-mâché lower arms with beautifully-shaped fingers, wearing antique gown, undergarments, kidskin shoes, stockings, shawl, lace ruffled cap under woven “a deux bonjours” bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1840. Value Points: especially beautiful model with refined presence, rare flirty eyes, very sturdy original body with well-modeled hands, fine antique costume. $2200/2800

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210. Early Grodnertal Wooden Peddler Doll with Basket of Novelties 12” (30 cm.) All-wooden doll with heart-shaped face and elongated throat, one-piece head and high-waisted shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted black hair with softly-swirled curls around the forehead, painted blue eyes, tiny mouth. Condition: original finish albeit extensive craquelure and tuck comb missing. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1830. Value Points: beautifully-shaped head and shapely torso, the doll has original peddler’s costume including gown, apron, cape and bonnet, and is holding a woven tray of tiny miniature novelties. The doll is presented in a wooden framed early cabinet. $1100/1500

211. Early Grodnertal Wooden Doll with Tuck Comb With Little Doll 12” (30 cm.) All-wooden doll with one-piece head and shapely high-waisted torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, black painted

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hair with swirling curls around the face and sculpted yellow tuck comb at the crown, painted complexion and facial features, blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, closed mouth, ears pierced into head, painted red shoes. Condition: original finish albeit extensive craquelure on face of both dolls. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: good early doll with beautifully-shaped body and wearing early cotton costume, holding a miniature Grodnertal doll with jointed limbs and original costume. $1500/1800

212. Fine Early Framed Shadowbox with Family Scene of Five Grodnertal Dolls 6” (15 cm.) largest dolls. 15” x 26” frame. A walnut wooden shadowbox frame features a family of five wooden Grodnertal dolls, each with carved hair and facial features, painted complexion, painted details including tiny eyes, closed mouth, the woman with richly-swirled curls around her face, and the man with painted moustache and goatee, along with a smaller boy and girl with carved tuck combs, and a


baby held in mother’s arms. The dolls are arranged against a background which imaginatively depicts a country home with bountiful fields of flowers, little seashells, smoke curling from the chimney and such. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840, the dolls; the shadowbox scene appears to be of the same period. Value Points: an evocative scene likely composed to depict a family home and gardens, with mother, father and three children, has been perfectly-preserved. $1200/1600

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213. Grodnertal Wooden Doll in Original Nun’s Habit 8 ½” (22 cm.) All-wooden doll with one-piece head and shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted complexion and facial features, brown eyes, closed mouth, blushed cheeks. Condition: generally excellent, feet tips worn away. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1850. Value Points: beautifully-preserved original finish and painting, wearing original white wool nun’s habit and accessories. $400/600

214. Five Miniature Grodnertal Wooden Dolls in Domed Arrangement 3” (8 cm.) largest doll. 9” diam. base. Five miniature allwooden dolls have onepiece head and torso, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted complexion and facial features, and wearing original simple costumes. Condition: generally excellent except largest with well-worn paint on head. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: the five little dolls are posed on a wooden base with rich metal border, mirrored base to simulate a pond, a floweredcovered garland and mossy ground, with domed glass cover. $600/800

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215. Mid-1800s French Miniature Chapel Garden with Papier-Mâché Doll 11” (28 cm.) doll. 15” x 16” box. A wooden box with glass front is formed into a small chapel garden centered by a papier-mâché doll with solid domed shoulder head, painted black pate, painted features, blue eyes, closed mouth, waring original grey linen habit with coiffe. The 215 detail. walls are lavishly covered to simulate moss-covered stonework with decorative flowers, leaves, birds and other nature objects. A wooden cabinet has faux-ivory medallions and is laden with porcelain candle sticks, matching flower pots, and other ephemera and tiny sea shells are scattered on the ground. Most curiously, attached to the walls are two sepia vintage photographs of man and women. The box, which was formed of an old wooden store crate still has original “Felix Potin Chocolates Paris” stenciling, and has blue marbled

paper on the exterior walls with decorative gold paper edging. A poignant and curious scene whose background story is a mystery. Circa 1865, French. $1200/1600

216. French Papier-Mâché Lady with Portrait-Like Face and Original Habit 16” (41 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché shoulder head, painted brown hair with brush-stroked detail, brown enamel eyes with heavily-modeled eyelids, painted eyeliner and brows, aquiline nose, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, pink kid poupée body with shapely torso and straight limbs, sculpted papier-mâché hands with separately-posed fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1860, the unusual substance of the papiermâché lends an impression of carved wood to the finished doll which is wearing her original multi-layered habit of St. Francis nuns including rosary. $1100/1600

217. Fine Early French Papier-Mâché Doll in Original Carmelite Costume 12” (30 cm.) Solid-domed papier-mâché shoulder head with slender face. black painted pate, small black enamel eyes,

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painted all-around lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth, pale blushed cheeks, firmlystuffed kid poupée body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, very sturdy body. Comments: French, circa 1840. Value Points: the wonderfully-preserved doll with beautiful original facial finish and near mint body, is wearing her original brown woolen nun’s habit of the Carmelites including scapular, traditional white cloak and rosary. $1200/1800

218. Tiny Grodnertal Wooden Doll with Tuck Comb in Nun’s Habit 3 ½” (9 cm.) All-wooden doll with one-piece head and torso, doweljointing at hips, knees, shoulders and elbows, painted complexion and black hair with carved yellow tuck comb, painted facial features, painted red shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: perfectly-preserved miniature “Tuck Comb” doll wearing her never-removed brown woolen nun’s habit and coiffe. $300/500

219. Early French Bisque Poupée with Cobalt Blue Eyes and Original Nun’s Habit 18” (46 cm.) Pale bisque shoulder head with plump face, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, original firmly-stuffed poupée body with shapely kid torso and one-piece limbs, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake at crown rim and faint 1” forehead hairline under coiffe. Comments: French, circa 1860, probably Blampoix. Value Points: beautifullypreserved poupée with gorgeous bisque and eyes, near mint body, is wearing her original multi-layered nun’s habit of white wool and cotton, woolen petticoats, rosary. $2200/2800

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220. French Bisque Smiling Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, grey glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, kid torso and legs with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, wooden fully-articulated arms with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows and wrists, charming antique costume. Condition: generally excellent excepting small reglue at bottom back neck socket. Marks: E. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1872, the firm’s deposed smiling face model. Value Points: beautiful expression and bisque, original body with wooden arms, well-accessorized costume. $1800/2300

221. Two Petite French Bisque Poupées in Wonderful Costumes 12” (30 cm.) Each has bisque swivel head on kidedged bisque shoulder plate, cobalt blue enamel inset

eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent, woman has very faint forehead hairline. Marks: 0 (woman) 1 (man). Comments: French, circa 1865. Value Points: the sought-after petite poupées wear wonderful antique costumes, the woman in blue woolen gown with unusual woven collar and matching muff, woven tri-corn hat, undergarments, leather shoes, jewelry; and the man wearing antique costume comprising velvet pants, brocade vest, purple silk long-tail jacket and bi-corn hat. The two dolls were shown by Estelle Johnston in her 1986 Doll Reader article “Pleasure in Pairs”. $2500/3500

222. French Doll-Sized Psyche Mirror 11” (28 cm.) The mahogany-framed arched mirror is suspended between two hinged brackets with fancy carving, designed to allow the mirror to tilt to best advantage, enhanced with inlay pencil striping. French, circa 1870. $300/500

223. Very Beautiful French Bisque Poupée with Exceptional Antique Costume and Accessories 18” (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, defined throat hollow on shoulder plate, cobalt blue inset eyes, dark eyeliner, arched feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented lips, ears pierced into head, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and

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knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1867. Value Points: very distinctive facial model enhanced by finest bisque and painting, very sturdy and fresh body, and wearing wonderful antique costume comprising elaborate gown with train, brown velvet fitted jacket, brown fur stole, silk bonnet, undergarments including laced corset, brown leather heeled boots, jewelry, lorgnette and soft kidskin valise-shaped dance card with beautiful detail. $3000/4000

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224. French Musical Mechanical Automaton “Lady at Piano” by Vichy As Luxury Candy Box 16” (41 cm.) seated. Seated on a fancy stool in front of an upright rosewood piano 224 detail. with ebony beading is a bisque-head lady with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and lower legs, hinged upper wire upper arms, metal hands, wearing lovely antique silk gown. When wound, music plays and she turns her head elegantly from side to side, nods, and runs her fingers across the keyboard in a realistic manner. Comments: Vichy, circa 1875. the piano lid lifts open to reveal a hidden candy box, and the back curtain folds back to reveal another box. Value Points: exceptional example of the elegant life style of mid-1900s Paris;

the automaton was designed to be displayed in the salon with desserts, and while it was being played, the lid would be lifted to offer delicious candies from the finest chocolate shops. The luxury nature of the automaton is further evidenced by details such as silk lining of the sound board, and fine ormolu triplebracket candle holders, while the lady, herself, is exquisitely beautiful and original. $6000/8500

225. 19th-Century Doll-Size Glass Chandelier in Unusual Design 6” (15 cm.) A glass chandelier with tiers of attached crystal tear-drops, has two arched glass arms with candle holders and drip trays, and final crystal drops. Excellent condition. Mid19th century. $300/600

226. Rare French Automaton “Lady with Singing Birds” by Roullet & Decamps 25” (64 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered base is a bisque head lady with portrait-like features, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, long painted lashes,

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brush-stroked and multifeathered brows, acquiline nose with slightlyupturned tip, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, bisque shoulder plate, carton torso and legs, padded wire armature upper arms, bisque forearms, silk costume of court lady, holding woven bsekt with feathered birds and flowers. Condition: roughness around shoulder plate neck and faint hairline at back shoulderplate (under lace collar), restoration to two thumbs and two fingers, bisque head excellent, mechanism and music function well. Marks; (artist checkmarks on head). Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1885, with portrait bisque head by Jumeau, when wound, music plays, the lady turns her head side to side, then nods, moves her right hand to show the bird she is holding, while the bird in her left hand flutters a bit side to side. Value Points: rare luxury automaton with beautiful bisque face, splendid eyes, charming activity. $6000/8500

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silk upholstered seat with silk chenille and fringe trim. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880, a luxury set of fine quality. Settee not photographed. $600/800

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229. Rare Large German All-Bisque Doll by Kestner 227. Rare Early French Kid-bodied Bisque Bébé by Gaultier with Block Letter Markings 14” (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French kid bébé body with gusset-jointing at hips, knees and elbows, bisque lower arms with beautifully-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F. 4 G. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1878, earliest period bébé by that firm. Value Points: rare early model in exemplary state of preservation, very sturdy body, perfect original hands, beautiful face with finest quality of bisque and painting, and wearing original teal blue and ivory silk costume with lace trim, undergarments, leather shoes and socks. $5500/7500

228. French Ebony-Wooden Doll’s Chair and Settee 11” (28 cm.) Each is of ebony-finished wood, with fancilycarved spindles and finials, and having original patterned blue

11” (28 cm.) Bisque swivel head with very plump face on kid-edged bisque torso, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig, pegjointed bisque arms and legs, bare feet, pretty silk and lace dress and undergarments included. Condition: generally excellent, tiny pinflakes at sew holes. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: especially large rare size with wonderfully-defined musculature and dimples on torso and limbs, tiny ankles and defined fingers (left hand in folded fist) and toes. $1800/2500

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230. Endearing Wax Vignette of Child and Lamb in Garden 10” (25 cm.) overall. Arranged upon a wooden base under glass dome with inlay pencil striping, is a wax child with tiny enamel eyes, painted features, arranged silk curls, muslin costume, seated upon a papier-mâché grassy knoll decorated with silk flowers and leaves, a little lamb and two silk flags with decorative gilt trim and French lettering. Very good condition, head of lamb missing. Probably French, circa 1850, a most endearing gentle scene. $300/500

231. Early Period French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Original Lambswool Wig

enamel eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, lambswool wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-looseball-jointed body with straight wrists, wearing antique ice blue silk frock, cap with matching silk ribbon, undergarments, woven stockings, brown leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: rare early prestige model with finest pale complexion that beautifully contrasts the brown eyes, original body and body finish. $7000/9000

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232. Outstanding German Waxover-PapierMâché Lady by Dressel with Attached Collar and Painted Teeth 24” (61 cm.) Waxover-papier-mâché lady with oval face turned slightly to the side, brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes separated by dark and red eyeliners, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with suggestion of painted teeth between the outlined lips, pale blonde mohair wig that is inserted around the forehead, forming a widow’s peak and with attached braid and chignon, muslin body, wax over papier-mâché lower arms, and legs. Condition: very good, light craquelure and some fading, inset wig hair a bit sparse, few muslin repairs. Marks: Dressel (holz-masse mark and insignia). Comments: Germany, Dressel, circa 1870, maker uncertain. Value Points: an exceptional model from the “Staatsdamen” models of the 1870s whose rarity factors include unusual coiffure, brown eyes, painted teeth, very fancily-painted red boots with gold paper tassels and border, glued-on striped knit stockings, unusual shoulder plate with gluedon linen collar separating the waxed throat area from the lower papier-mâché shoulders 232 detail. with painted cream finish and ribbon trim, and wearing her original silk and cashmere costume, undergarments, original chemise, and with bone-handled fan with painted silk blades. The doll is shown in an article “High Society” by Estelle Johnston, Doll Reader, May 1996. $1200/1700

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233. German Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché Glass-Eyed Child with Sculpted Bonnet 15” (38 cm.) Wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head with sculpted bonnet, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, fringed brows, eyeliner, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, ears pierced into head, brunette mohair curls arranged at sides of bonnet, muslin body with papier-mâché lower limbs, painted stockings and brown and black boots with tassel trim. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: rare glass-eyed child whose sculpted white bonnet with blue ribbon edging is posed in a fashionable manner onto the forehead, is also wearing her original linen print gown and undergarments. $800/1100


234. German Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché Lady with Sculpted Bonnet and Original Snood 21” (53 cm.) Wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head of adult lady with slender oval face and elongated throat, brown enamel eyes, feathered brows, tiny closed mouth, sculpted bonnet, blonde mohair wig, muslin body with wooden lower limbs, painted orange boots. Condition: good/very good, some craquelure, original finish. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: the sculpted hat has original green flocked finish with feather and emblem and is jauntily affixed to her head with blonde arranged curls peeking out the sides, and an affixed firm circlet at the back with original snood over blonde mohair curls, wearing original (frail) costume to match the bonnet. The doll has a blue ribbon from 1979 UFDC convention. $800/1200

throat hollow, sculpted blue bonnet with modeled large white feather, painted facial features, blue upper glancing outlined eyes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, sculpted gold earrings, blonde mohair wig in arranged braids below the bonnet and captured in a chignon at the nape, modeled bodice edge at bottom of shoulderplate, muslin body with carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black boots with red lacing and blue bows. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: probably Dressel, Germany, circa 1865. Value Points: rarity factors include sculpted bonnet, bodice and earrings, superb modeling details, original body and wearing original costume and undergarments. The doll was featured in an article “German Wax Ladies” by Estelle Johnson, Doll Reader, February 1993. $900/1400

236. Very Beautiful German Wax-OverPapierMâché “Yellow Glove” Lady

235. German Wax-OverPapier-Mâché Lady with Sculpted Bonnet, Bodice and Earrings

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17” (43 cm.) Wax-overpapier-mâché shoulder head of adult lady with oval face and very elongated throat with well-defined

24” (61 cm.) Waxover-papiermâché lady with slender oval face and elegant elongated throat, large bright blue glass inset eyes, eyeliner and single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig in elaborately-braided and curled coiffure, polished chintz body 236 detail. with papier-mâché arms and lower legs, painted yellow gloves and brown and black boots, attached stockings, beautiful royal blue taffeta gown with lace overlay, blue silk roses on dress and in hair, multi-layered undergarments. Condition: generally excellent, small dent in wax under throat. Comments: Germany, circa 1875, probably Dressel, from the “yellow gloves” series of “Staatdamen” (society ladies); the fashionable adult lady dolls were created simultaneously with the French bisque poupées of the mid-1870s era and competed for that market. Value Points: very beautiful face with dramatic eyes, fancy gloves have two button closure, luxurious large size. The doll was featured in an article by Estelle Johnston “German Wax Ladies” in Doll Reader, February 1993. $1200/1600

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241. Extremely Rare Extra-Grand-Sized German Mohair “Petsy” Bear by Steiff with Family Provenance 43” (110 cm.) Curly brown-tipped mohair teddy, middle facial seam from his forehead to his snout, well-developed back hump, large blue and black down-glancing eyes, brown stitched nose, wire-framed “posable” attached ears, disc-jointed limbs, felt paw pads. Condition: very good, excellent, few stray nose threads, right felt paw has hole at the inner wrist, few other tiny moth holes in felt. Marks: Steiff (button in ear). Comments: Steiff, the “Petsy” bear was offered by the firm for only a very few years, 1928 to the early 1930s, and was advertised in ten sizes, up to 75 cm. This grand 110 cm size is not mentioned in their advertising, although three other 110 cm Steiff bear models from this era were so advertised. It is most likely that the 110 cm Steiff Petsy was created as experimental or exhibition model, as no other examples are known to exist.

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Provenance. The Petsy bear has lived with the Osgood family of Buffalo, New York since the early 1930s. The family relates “our teddy was given to my grandmother [Ruth Osgood] when she was a child; Grandma is now 91 years old. My great-grandmother [Philomena Osgood] was shopping during the Great Depression when she saw this huge Teddy Bear in a shopkeeper’s display window. She wanted to buy it for my grandmother who was her only child. She brought the Teddy Bear home on the bus. I guess it was quite a struggle...My great grandmother lived way out in the country so it was a long ride...”. The bear has lived in the same family for four generations. $30,000/50,000

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242. German Bisque Character, 7246, by Gebruder Heubach

mouth with very full lips, plump cheeks and chin, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7246 Heubach (sunburst mark) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: wonderful example of the pouting-expression child, with fine quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $1100/1400

18” (46 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed

243. German Bisque Character, 590, with Laughing Expression by Marseille 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, closed mouth modeled as though open, with hint of teeth and tongue tip, blonde human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 590 A 3 M Germany. Comments: Marseille, circa 1912. Value Points: wonderful character with deeply-impressed cheek and lip dimples. $700/900

244. German Bisque Character, 612, by Bergmann with Toddler Body 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, small brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, shaded and outlined lips, impressed dimples at lip corners and chin. auburn mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: made in Germany Simon & Halbig C.M. Bergmann 612 7. Comments: Bergmann, circa 1915. Value Points: rare model with exceptional quality of modeling, especially dimples and laughter crinkles around the eyes, original toddler body. $900/1200

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245. French Mechanical Toy “Taking Sister for A Cart Ride” by Roullet et Decamps 16” (41 cm.) h. 16”l. A bisque-headed boy with blue glass eyes, mohair lashes, painted features, open mouth, four teeth, blonde mohair wig carton torso and lower legs, hinged hips, wearing original blue velvet suit is attached to the wooden poles of a wooden farm cart with two metal wheels; seated on the bench of the farm cart is a smaller bisque-head girl with blue glass eyes, mohair lashes, open mouth, four teeth, blonde mohair wig, wearing original blue silk dress. A mechanism is contained in the boy’s torso and, when wound, he scampers briskly forward, pulling the cart behind him. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 301 Paris (both dolls). Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1910. Value Points: the endearing and timeless

play is well-presented in the all-original mechanical toy which operates well. $1200/1800

246. Large German Bisque Child in Antique Costume by Kammer and Reinhardt 33” (85 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, brush-stroked feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, shaded and accented lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette human hair in ringlet curls, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 84. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910. Value Points: very beautiful child doll with finest quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $900/1200

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248. Pair, German Bisque Figurines “At the Seaside Market” by Gebruder Heubach

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14” (36 cm.) Each is all-bisque figure, with sculpted curly hair and painted facial features, depicting a young lad and maiden that are posed upon rocky knoll bisque bases, each having elaborately sculpted and painted costumes, he with tall wading boots and a jaunty set of his cap, holding a fishing net of fresh fish, and she with shy face-hiding sunbonnet holding an empty basket. Excellent condition. Marked with red stamp “Made in Germany”. Outstanding detail of costume features on each and very expressive features. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $600/900

249. German Bisque Figurine “Boy Building Sand Castles” by Gebruder Heubach 12” (30 cm.) All-bisque figurine of young child standing on the edge of the seaside, a bisque shovel and pail in hands, with charming and well-sculpted costume to depict drapes and folds of the fabric, and with scarf tied around the head. Having fine painted facial features with deeply-sculpted eyes. Excellent condition. With Heubach sunburst stamp mark. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $400/600

250. Pair, German Bisque Figurines “Listening for the Ocean Waves” by Gebruder Heubach 8” (20 cm.) Identical models to #74, except

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for variation in size and color, this set with pale purple costumes and shoes, the boy and girl at play in typical seaside activities. Excellent condition. Gebruder Heubach, Germany, circa 1910. $500/800

251. German Bisque Figurine “Girl with Basket” by Gebruder Heubach 12” (30 cm.) A matching model to the girl in #248, with variation in size and color of decorations, in this case a brilliant gold apron, bonnet lining, yoke and skirt trim. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, Gebruder Heubach. $400/500

252. German Bisque Figurine “Boy with Pups”, Attributed to Hertwig 12” (30 cm.) All-bisque figure of a young boy with sculpted blonde bangs and smiling expression, wearing sculpted blue double-breasted jacket and cap, and holding a pair of pups in his arms. Excellent condition. Germany, probably Hertwig, circa 1915, note the resemblance to Lot 113 by Gebruder Heubach. $300/500

253. Very Rare and Captivating German Bisque Character “Fany” by Marseille 18” (46 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, light brown sculpted hair in short boyish fashion with distinct forelock curl, modeled stuck-out ears, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full pouting lips, composition and wooden fullyjointed toddler body with great muscular definition, antique mariner costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Fany 230 A 7 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1912. Value Points: one of the rarest models of the Marseille character series, with superb quality of bisque and sculpting, defined crinkles around her eyes, mouth, and little double chin, original great toddler body with original finish. $3500/5500

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254. French Bisque Bébé Steiner, Figure A, with Gesland Body 30” (76 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and fringed brows, rose-blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, composition shoulder plate, lower arms and legs, padded stockinette over armature Gesland body designed for posing, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris Fre A 19 (head) Gesland (body stamp). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1889. Value Points: beautiful quality bisque and painting on rarer and original body style. $4000/5500

255. French Bisque Musical Mechanical “Little Girl with Drum and Cymbal” by Roullet & Decamp 18” (46 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered platform is a bisque-head girl with large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, pretty silk costume and lace costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 1 (head). Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1890. When wound, music plays, the little girls turns her head side to side, beats the large drum and clangs the brass cymbals. Value Points: charming activity, which functions well. $5000/8000

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256. Rare French Bon-bon Box “Voila Le Plaisirs, Mesdames” with Bisque Lady 12” (30 cm.) Bisque shoulder head, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, roseblushed eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, composition body with jointed legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, probably Gaultier, circa 1885. Value Points: wearing original silk costume comprising gown, silk apron, and lace coiffe, the lady shopkeeper is standing alongside a silk-covered drum which is labeled “Voila Le Plaisirs, Mesdames” and originally contained an assortment of luxury candies. A rare luxury candy container box. $2000/2500

258. French Bisque Bébé Steiner, Figure A, with Beautiful Antique Costume 26” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes with “dot” highlights, brush-stroked fringed brows, shaded nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, modeled space between the shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, French composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Figure A No. 18. J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris (head) Le Petit Parisien...(body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1889. Value Points: an especially beautiful model of the gentle-featured bébé with delicate pale rose complexion, original signed body and body finish, lavish antique lace and silk frock, undergarments, leather shoes, stockings, ruffled knit bonnet. $4000/6000

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259. Three German Porcelain Half Dolls 4 ½” (11 cm.) -7”. Each is waist-up porcelain figure with sculpted hair and costumes, including little girl with basket of flowers, attached to original silk-covered pincushion skirt; brown-haired lady by Goebel with rose decorated gown, holding a rose, and with flowers in hair (hairline on base); and lady with grey hair having extended arms and white ruffled mob cap. Excellent condition except as noted. Germany, circa 1910. $200/400

260. Rare German Bisque Lady with Brown Sculpted Hair and Ribbon-Edged Snood

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16” (41 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with brown sculpted hair waved away from her face and captured in a loose pageboy curl held by a black snood that is edged with a ruffled black ribbon with gilt trim, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, her bodice with glued-on fabric collar and ruffled bodice and silk tie, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower arms, nicely costumed, few rough edges on ribbon edges. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rarity factors include brown hair, ruffled ribbon and unusual fabric collar. $800/1100

270. German Porcelain Lady with Sculpted Snood and Tassels 15” (38 cm.) Porcelain shoulder head with sculpted blonde hair waved away from her face and held by a black sculpted snood that is framed by pink hair bands and tassels, old muslin body with porcelain lower limbs, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1865, note the variation of material with the following lot. Value Points: nice hand-pressed sculpting detail with richly-gilt accented snood on the rare model. $700/900

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blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, new muslin body with porcelain limbs, wearing cotton gown, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870, note the variation with #270. Value Points: rare model with excellent detail of decoration. $700/900

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272. German Bisque Lady with Brown Sculpted Hair and Bodice 12� (30 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with sculpted brown hair waved away from her face into pageboy curls, and captured by a sculpted snood, painted blue eyes, red and brown upper eyeliner, closed mouth, sculpted bodice and collar with gilt accents, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: rarer brown hair and modeled bodice, the lady wears beautiful antique white cotton gown and undergarments. $500/800

273. German Bisque Lady with Sculpted Brown Hair and Unusual Large Eyes 13� (33 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with sculpted brown hair with cluster of tiny curls at the forehead, and sides of hair waved back into a braid-enclosed chignon at the back with

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ringlet curls at each side, painted large blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, sculpted bodice, muslin stitch-jointed body with bisque lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rarity factors include brown hair, fancy coiffure, unusual large eyes, sculpted bodice and nice antique gown and undergarments. $700/900

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274. Early French Parisienne Doll with Original Silk and Tinsel Costume 18” (46 cm.) Carton moule shoulder head with oval face, strong throat and sloping shoulders, painted brown eyes with dark upper eyeliner and painted lashes, arched brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with impressed dimples at lip edges and chin lending suggestion of smile, original brunette human hair curls, slender and firmly-stuffed kid torso and elongated legs, wooden hands, painted orange slippers. Condition: very good, some early re-touch around eyes. Comments: French, circa 1810. Value Points: the Parisienne is wearing her

original (frail) paper lined sheer muslin dress with tinsel trim, silk sleeves and overskirt, green silk cap with tall feather and trim, earrings. $1800/2600

275. Pair, Rare French Carton Dolls in Original Costumes of Brittany 18” (46 cm.) Each has carton moule shoulder head, painted eyes, painted all-around lashes, single stroke brows, closed mouth, human hair wig, elongated slender kid body with high waist, carved wooden hands. Condition: very good, original finish wellpreserved. Comments: French, circa 1810, very early commercial production of poupées. Value Points: rare to find, especially as this always-matched pair, the man with painted brown eyes, and the woman with painted blue eyes are wearing very elaborate multilayered folklore costumes in the Brittany tradition, with rich detail of embroidery and trim, and luxury details such as glazed highlights of eyes lending an enamel look. $3000/4000

276. French 19th-Century Seashell-Art Candy Containers 10” (25 cm.) Each has heavy card stock foundation that is decorated with artistic papers, mirrors, and miniature seashells to simulate carving. Included are three mirrored dressing

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tables or chests with hinged tops or drawers, designed as a bon-bon box from a luxury candy store (presumably of seaside France) and intended for later use as dollhouse furnishing or sewing box. Two with unusual lithograph scenes, and each with similar paper backing suggesting a common unknown maker. French, mid-19th century. $500/800

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277. 19th Century French Seashell Miniature Novelties 5” (13 cm.) l. basket. Including a basket with hinged lid, and a shoe-shaped decorative box with hinged lid, each generously decorated with miniature seashells of various colors and sizes to form a pleasing artistry. Each was originally presented as a candy container, with paper lined interiors. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875. $300/500

278. Very Rare Early 1800s French Parisienne Doll with Original Body and Costume 23” (58 cm.) Carton moule shoulder head of adult lady with oval face, strong throat, defined bosom, aquiline nose, blue glass enamel eyes, eyeliner, painted all-around lashes, delicately-feathered brows, closed mouth, ears pierced into

her head, brunette hand-knotted human hair wig, original kid body with very high waist and one-piece elongated lower torso and legs, wooden lower arms. Condition: generally excellent, very sturdy body, some light touch-up on complexion. Comments: French, circa 1810, the model known as “Parisian Bust”; the doll is described in Theimer’s The Panorama of Parisienne Dolls. Value Points: very rare doll in fine large size with fine original body and detailed early high-waisted costume. $4500/6500

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281. Early Miniature Poured Wax Dollhouse Doll with Original Costume 279. German Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché Lady with Wooden Articulated Body and Original Costume 13” (33 cm.) Wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head of lady with elongated throat, dark sleep eyes, painted features, blushed cheeks, closed mouth, original brunette human hair wig, all-wooden body with shaped torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted shoes. Condition: overall very good, craquelure on forehead, original finish, body excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: rare to find model on all-wooden body, sleep eyes, wearing wonderful original costume. The doll bears a blue ribbon award from 1990 UFDC convention. $400/600

7” (18 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax head with painted facial features, tiny brown eyes, closed mouth, brunette flossed wig, slender kid body, wax hands, wooden feet with black painted boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: late 18th/early 19th century, the dollhouse figure is wearing original black woolen gown with buttons and belt, matching cap, tasseled belt, and comes with a cast metal spiral steps with book holder. $400/500

280. Rare Wax Peddler Lady with Original Elaborate Coiffure, Turban and Costume 11” (28 cm.) Rosy-tinted poured wax figure of lady with turned head, posed arms, painted eyes appeared as though inset enamel, detailed painting of facial features, brunette silk or floss wig in elaborately braided coiffure with attached turban, all wax body. Condition: very good/excellent. Comments: Mid-1800s, a series of wax and papiermâché peddler dolls, including moustached men, were presented at this time, likely representing persons from Turkish bazaar. Value Points: beautifully-designed hair, the doll is wearing her original costume and offers an assortment of miniature baskets. $600/800

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282. Wonderful English AllOriginal Vignette in Cabinet Featuring Pair of C.H. White Dolls 10” (25 cm.) x 10” x 9” cabinet. A metalframed rosewood-base cabinet with four glass sides depicts an intimate salon setting featuring a pair of dolls seated on a silk-covered settee behind a table laden with fine early sewing and decorative novelties, a woven carpet on the floor and an early framed engraving on the back wall. The dolls each feature kidskin heads with painted features, original mohair wigs in elaborate coiffure, and original attached costumes and accessories, the woman posed as though doing needlework, the man, costumed as soldier, reading from a miniature book. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: in the early 1800s C.H. White of Portsmouth, England presented a series of peddler dolls made identically to this pair, and it is likely that he also presented this vignette which includes many of the charming miniature objects found on the original peddler dolls. Value Points: rare and wonderfullypreserved romantic era vignette. $1100/1600

283. German Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché Lady with Sculpted Bodice and Rare Swivel Head 15” (38 cm.) Wax-over-papier-mâché swivel head with slender face, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, brown eye shadow, painted all-around lashes, arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced-in ears, brunette mohair wig in elaborate original coiffure, papier-mâché bodice with attached cloth collar, muslin body, papier-mâché lower limbs, painted orange heeled boots, nicely re-costumed in red velvet and print gown. Condition: very good/excellent, little rub on nose. Comments: Germany, probably Dressel, circa 1875. Value Points: rarity factors include swivel head on papier-mâché sculpted bodice with cloth collar, glass eyes, very ornate original coiffure, original body with fancy boots. $800/1100

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284. Beautiful French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bébé Mascotte by May Freres

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23” (58 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows, rose-blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body, lovely antique silk costume, undergarments, leather

shoes impressed with design of hot air balloon, velvet bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Mascotte K. Comments: May Freres, circa 1890, the significance of the “K” lettering remains a mystery. Value Points: rare model with distinctive expression, very beautiful eyes, fine antique costume. $3500/4500

285. French Bisque Poupée in Original Traditional Costume of Pyrenees 16” (41 cm.) Bisque shoulder head, cobalt blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1865. Value Points: the doll is wearing her original traditional costume from Pyrenees region of France including red woolen petticoat to match hooden capulet over coiffe, tulle apron, paisley shawl, skirt gathered and

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clasped at the back to protect from dust of roads, distinctive heavy leggings (“guetres”) flared over the tops of high-pointed toe sabots. $1400/1900

very sturdy clean body, original Jumeau chemise, and including a lovely silk gown, undergarments and bonnet. Ex-collection of Mildred Seeley. $3500/4500

286. French Bisque Poupée, Size 9, with Original Chemise and Jewelry by Jumeau

287. Very Beautiful Large French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils, Size 14

22” (56 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid gusset-jointed body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9 (head, with artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Jumeau, circa 1878, the face of this poupée quickly transitioned into the face of the first portrait bébé. Both the poupée and bébé were shown at the Paris International Exposition of 1878, winning the Medaille de’Or award and signifying the firm’s transition away from the poupée and toward the bébé. Value Points: superbly preserved example of the beautiful doll with

30” (76 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with pear-shaped face, almond-shaped brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, brunette human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eightloose-ball-jointed body, fine antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, lower arms are not original (appropriatelysized straight-wrist Jumeau). Marks: Sch (in shield) 14 (raised number) Sch (on derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1882. Value Points: very beautiful modeling, especially of nose and chin, highlighted by subtle blushing, fine large size with excellent bisque and painting. $8000/12,000

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289. Miniature Paper Room and Furnishings of Bedroom in Palazzo Segrudo 11” (28 cm.) x 11” x 10”. The two wooden walls and platform floor are covered with highly decorative papers and trim in a replica of a bedroom of the Palazzo Segredo archived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The room contains windows, mirrors, corner panels, faux-painted floors, columns and cornices and is surmounted metal cherubs, and furnished with an ornate bed with fancy gilt metal headboard, chairs, settee and secretary desk with Watteau-style decorations. The miniature room was constructed and furnished by Estelle Johnston, and depicted an early 18th century bedroom from Palazzo Segrudo of Venice. $600/900

288. French Bisque Poupée in Original Costume with Dehors Neck Articulation 15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue enamel inset eyes with darker blue outer rims, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid gusset-jointed body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2. Comments: the gentle-featured poupée has the 1867 deposed neck articulation of Alexander Dehors which allowed the head to tilt side-to-side and forward rather than simply swivel. Value Points: fine pale bisque and expressive eyes, rare neck articulation, the poupée is wearing original ivory silk gown, and is presented in an antique box. $2500/3500

290. Unique Paper-Over-Wooden Piano with Bench and Platform 14” (36 cm.) l. A wooden upright piano whose lid hinges open to reveal fifteen key board is completely covered in decorative papers to simulate carved ivory, and has a matching bench and a matching platform. The piano

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is actually a child’s Schoenhut piano, and plays quite nicely. A beautifully-decorated accessory for small dolls. Excellent condition. $600/900

291. Early French Bisque Poupée with Superb Original Costume and Chatelaine 17” (43 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, Dehors neck articulation allowing nodding and tilting pose of head, cobalt blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced-in ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, very firmlystuffed kid body with kid-over-wood jointing at the knees, kid-overwood arms to below the elbows with balljointing at shoulders and elbows, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4. Comments: French, circa 1865. Value Points: superb pale bisque, rare Dehors neck articulation, rare body style with beautifullysculpted perfect bisque hands, wearing fine antique sheer muslin gown with red silk belt and bow, undergarments, red kidskin slippers, and fine early chatelaine. $3000/4000

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292. German Wax-Over-PapierMâché Fashionable Lady with Sculpted Bodice 20” (51 cm.) Wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head of adult lady with oval shaped head and elongated throat, the head turned slightly to the side, sculpted and painted chemise bodice, painted blue downcast eyes, dark eyeliner, feathered brows, closed mouth with center accent line, commercial muslin stitch-jointed body with shapely torso, kid arms with gusset-jointing, stitched and separated fingers, original brunette mohair wig in elaborate coiffure, lovely silk costume, undergarments, leather boots. Condition: very good, surface dust on face and hair. Comments: Germany, circa 1875, probably Dressel. Value Points: rare sculpted and painted bodice. $700/900

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porcelain vase, silver bowl from Metropolitan, and a 7” all-wooden doll, late 19th century, with unusual carved and painted wooden sunbonnet. Excellent condition. $700/1200

295. Wax Exhibition Lady with Wooden Articulated Arms in Unusual Size

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293. German Wax Fashionable Lady Known as “Staatdamen” 17” (43 cm.) Thick wax shoulder plate over very thin form of papier-mâché or cloth, depicting a slenderfaced lady with elongated throat, grey glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, original muslin commercial body with wax forearms, original undergarments. Condition: good, some dustiness to hair. Comments: Germany, circa 1870, the popular Princess Alexandra inspired a certain “look” in fashion which was emulated in fashion dolls of the era, this being an example; the dolls were known as “staatdamen” or high society ladies. Value Points: refined presence, original wig, antique jewelry, modeled bosom, original undergarments and silk heels. $700/900

34” (86 cm.) Poured wax shoulder head of elegant lady with slender face turned to the side, elongated throat, modeled bosom, blue glass inset eyes, inserted delicate lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair inserted in rows, firm mannequin torso with shapely slender torso and legs, wooden arms with dowel jointing at elbows, poured wax hands, wearing lingerie in the 1890 style and owning a splendid silk and velvet gown (some wear at bottom of skirt) in the 1890 style of antique fabrics. Condition: very good/ excellent with some typical minor rubs on wax. Comments: circa 1885, maker unknown, designed with body for use as a fashion mannequin, yet in most unusual size, probably aimed for display of costumes on counter tops. Value Points: rare mannequin lady with beautiful face and modeling, luxury quality of production. $900/1200

296. Wonderful Pair of Poured Wax Children in Original Decorated Cabinet 9” (23 cm.) dolls. 15” x 13” cabinet. A wooden cabinet with paper and painted decorations on the exterior, and an interior paper to appear as flowers against a blue sky, displays a pair of seated wax children with enamel eyes, painted features, blonde mohair arranged curls, wax limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: early 1800s. Value Points: the sealed cabinet has preserved the romantic interior, the dolls wearing their superb original silk fashionable costumes of a young boy and girl, with most expressive features. $900/1400

294. Miniature Room Setting in the Williamsburg Manner and Wooden Doll 17” (43 cm.) A back-walled room setting with set-back panel displays miniature furnishings in the style of Williamsburg. The room setting and wooden furniture were created and arranged by William Bradley, c. 1985, and displayed in Neiman Marcus during the holiday season. Additional pieces were added to the arrangement including silver candle holders,

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lid. Comments: probably English, early 1800s, the flax and silk threadwork was a popular parlor craft of the era, occasionally resulting in splendid arrangements such as this, which were presented as Valentine gifts; the work is discussed in Janet Johl’s Still More About Dolls, pages 79-81. Value Points: beautifully-preserved with strong colors well-intact, imaginative design of horse is especially delightful. Ex-Collection Marianne Bodmer from where it was acquired by Estelle Johnston. $1200/1500 297.

298. Early Boxed Valentine Arrangement of Doll and Flowers

297. Early 1800s Boxed Valentine Arrangement of Man on Horseback in Flowered Glen 11” (28 cm.) box. diam. 6” man. A round light-wood box is covered with early transferprint paper and its interior is lavishly fitted with a fantasy scene of a man on horseback surrounded by a dream of flowers and buds. The box is lined with woven puffy flax threads accented with silk flowers, buds, and leaves, and curly tinsel trim, and in the center is positioned a man with papier-mâché head, hands and feet, and cloth wrapped body, wearing brown cotton jacket, tall black hat, and silk flax trousers; his white horse is made of still more flax threads. Condition: generally excellent, paper worn on

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9” (23 cm.) diam. box. 5” doll. A round light-wood box with early transfer-print paper cover opens to reveal an elaboratelyarrangement scene of a lady surrounded by a dream of flowers and buds. The box is lined with woven puffy flax threads and a lady doll with papier-mâché head, hands, and feet, and cloth wrapped body, wearing exquisite rose silk dress embroidered with matching flax threads and wearing a grand wide-brimmed silk bonnet rests in the center, surrounded by lavish silk flowers of various species and silver tinsel. Condition: generally excellent, paper worn on lid. Comments: probably English, early 1800s, the imaginative craft work was popular at the time, creating fantasy arrangements such as this which were often given as Valentine gifts. Value Points: very rare to find this uniquely-made early Valentine art, with wonderful imaginative details. Ex-Collection Marianne Bodmer from where it was acquired by Estelle Johnston. $1200/1700 299.


299. German Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché Swaddling Baby with Enamel Eyes 15” (38 cm.) Wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head of infant with head inclined to the side, small black enamel inset eyes, heavily-modeled eyeliner, closed mouth, blonde hair in arranged curls, attached to papier-mâché swaddling form with silk cover, tulle ruffle at the shoulderplate, and original early bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, some surface dustiness of silk, little wax wrinkle on forehead. Comments: Germany, early 19th century. Value Points: wonderful facial modeling especially of nose and mouth, enamel eyes, original swaddling form and cover. $800/1100

300. Early German All-Original Papier-Mâché Dancing Doll 12” (30 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with heart-shaped face and elongated slender throat, sculpted shaded black hair with defined braid at the crown, painted dark blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, heavily-modeled eyelids, single stroke brows, closed mouth with outlined lips, muslin torso and upper arms, kid

separately-stitched fingers, silk-faille covered wooden legs with loose-jointing at hips and knees designed to appear as though dancing about. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1840, Value Points: the rare doll is all-original, has beautiful painting and sculpting, original costume and cap, glued-on silk shoes. The doll has a blue ribbon award from 1998 UFDC convention, and was acquired by Estelle Johnston from the prestige early collection of Estelle Winthrop. $700/1100

301. French All-Original Papier-Mâché Poupée 16” (41 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché shoulder head with black painted pate, rounded facial shape, painted complexion and facial features, dark blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig with hair ornaments, kid poupée body with shapely waist, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1850. Value Points: very fine all-original doll with silk gown trimmed with Alencon lace and beading, undergarments, black kidskin shoes, coiffe, jewelry. $1100/1400

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302. German All-Bisque Figurine, “Girl In Mama’s Evening Shawl” by Gebruder Heubach 13” (33 cm.) One-piece bisque figure of a young girl, posed standing with her head tilted demurely to the side, sculpted blonde bangs peek beneath the ruffled inner brim of a fancy white bonnet with exuberant green bows, intaglio sideglancing eyes, closed mouth, sculpted pink dress under a draped “too big for her” evening shawl that seemingly belongs to her mama, and with folded fan. Excellent condition. Marked with Heubach blue sunburst stamp. Gebruder Heubach, Germany, circa 1910. $500/700

303. German All-Bisque, Figurine “Young Duke” by Gebruder Heubach 13” (33 cm.) One-piece bisque figure of a handsome young lad, posed standing against a grassy mound, his head turned haughtily to the side, with fingers in vest pockets, and with sculpted downcast eyes and primly-set lips, sculpted blonde hair in cropped pageboy style under white cap, sculpted light brown vest and short pants with gilt accents, sculpted buckled shoes. Excellent condition. With red sunburst mark. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $600/800

304. German All-Bisque Girl “See, I’m Barefoot” by Gebruder Heubach

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13” (33 cm.) One-piece figure depicting a young girl with 304 detail. deeply-sculpted blonde hair under modeled Charlotte bonnet standing with head tilted shyly to the side, having intaglio side-glancing blue eyes, closed mouth, smiling expression with exceptionally defined cheek dimples, sculpted full-length gown that she is holding daintily up to show her bare feet. Excellent condition. With red Heubach sunburst stamp. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $600/800

305. German All-Bisque Figurine “Lad in Papa’s Coat and Hat” by Gebruder Heubach

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young lad, posed standing with hands balanced atop a large size bisque umbrella, having sculpted blonde curly hair, intaglio side-glancing eyes, closed mouth with hint of smile, with sculpted “playing grown-up” costume of Papa including great-coat and top-hat. Excellent condition. With red sunburst mark. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $600/800

306. German AllBisque Figure “Let’s Talk Business” by Gebruder Heubach 12” (30 cm.) One-piece bisque figure amusingly depicts a young lad seated backwards on a chair, his arms folded across the chair top and a cigar held in his fingers, with sculpted curly blond hair beneath a red cap, and sculpted costume and spectacles, as though imitating his papa talking over a deal. The figure has amusing contrast between the cigar and his ruffled shorts. Germany, attributed to Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $500/700

307. Fine German Bisque Character, 6970, by Gebruder Heubach 19” (48 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with well-defined lips, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6970 Germany 8 (head) (holz-masse red stamp on body). Comments: Gebruder Heubach,

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circa 1915. Value Points: fine larger size with especially fine sculpting and painting of features, original signed body, beautiful antique wig and costume. $1200/1700

308. Pair, German All-Bisque Figures “Shy Flirtation” by Gebruder Heubach 7” (18 cm.) Each is one-piece bisque figure of seated child with sculpted blonde hair and painted facial features, deeplyintaglio blue side-glancing eyes designed to look shyly at each other, closed smiling mouths, each with sculpted costumes in traditional Dutch style including ruffled bonnet on girl. Excellent condition. Each with incised Heubach sunburst mark. Gebruder Heubach, Germany, circa 1910. $500/700

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brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with sidehip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 117n 62. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1915. Value Points: lovely matte bisque, flirty eyes, nice antique costume, original flapper style body and body finish. $1100/1700

311. German Bisque Character, “Phillip”, Model 115/A by Kammer and Reinhardt 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, dark blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, feathered arched brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pouty expression, blonde human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 115/A 48. Comments: Kammer and

309. Beautiful German Bisque “Mein Liebling” by Kammer and Reinhardt 28” (70 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue/green glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with wistful expression on the shaded and accented lips, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 117 70. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912, their model marketed as “Mein Liebling”. Value Points: lovely bisque, original eyes with rare color, original body and body finish, beautiful silk costume. $3500/4500

310. German Bisque Character, 117N, by Kammer and Reinhardt 24” (62 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep “flirty” eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, short-stroked

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Reinhardt, circa 1912, the pouty faced boy was marketed as “Phillip”. Value Points: very fine quality of bisque with fine painting and sculpting, original toddler body with original finish. $2500/3500

312. German All-Bisque Figurine “Little Boy with Bunny” 9” (23 cm.) One-piece bisque figure depicts a young boy seated under a flowered arbor, a little white bunny alongside, the boy with sculpted brown hair, intaglio blue eyes, sculpted pacifier in his mouth, hands and toes curled in a relaxed pose. Marks: 10830 Germany. Excellent condition. Germany, probably Hertwig, circa 1910. $300/500

313. German All-Bisque Figurine “Little Tot Pulling Bunny’s Ears” 13” (33 cm.) One-piece bisque figurine of young toddler standing against a wall, holding a grey bunny and appearing as though holding his long ear to prevent escape, the toddler with sculpted short curly hair, downcast intaglio eyes, closed mouth, sculpted smock with detailed folds, and with amusing striped stockings. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, attributed to Gebruder Heubach. $500/800

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314. Very Rare Early and Large Sculpted Woman in Original Silk Costume 30” (76 cm.) Shoulder head of carved wood or wood pulp extends to form complete shoulders, painted complexion and features over gesso, brown enamel inset eyes with dark eyeliner, heavy eyelids, accented eye corners and nostrils, lightly feathered brows, closed mouth with sculpted definition of teeth, original blonde flax wig, padded muslin body, composition lower arms and legs with rope ties to muslin body, sculpted definition of toes and fingers, painted sandals. Condition: good/very good, facial finish original and excellent, hands restored, wear on feet. Comments: late 17th/early 18th century. Value Points: outstanding original silk costume with exquisite detail of crewel embroidery, matching cap, most captivating facial expression. $5000/7500

315. Early Miniature Carved Wooden Bishop in Original Costume 6 ½” (17 cm.) Carved wooden head of elderly man with defined wrinkles on brown, bald pate, carved and painted long grey hair at the back neck and long curly beard, painted facial features, linen-wrapped body with carved wooden hands and feet. Condition: generally excellent, original finish well-preserved, some trim missing on back of stand. Comments: late 1700s, the aged man wears his original red silk bishop’s cassock, slippers and alb with embroidery and lace, matching tall cap, and carrying wooden gilt staff, on original gilt-trimmed wooden stand. $300/600

316. 18th Century Carved Wooden Dollhouse Lady with Original Coiffure and Costume 9” (23 cm.) Carved wooden head with angular features and elongated throat, sculpted details of painted brown eyes, aquiline nose, closed mouth, elaborately-arranged hair with interwoven small pearl beads, thread-wrapped body with wooden lower limbs, painted boots. Condition: very good/excellent, some wear to hair at back of head.

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Comments: 18th century, the doll was likely created for placement in early English or Dutch dollhouse, representing a lady of 316 detail. the court; curiously, the carved shoes, which are entirely original, vary one from the other. Value Points: exquisite carving and original painting, superb fancy coiffure with arranged curls, and wearing very fine original embroidered lined silk gown with tinsel thread detail. The doll was featured in an article “Dolls House Dolls” by Estelle Johnston in Doll Reader, February 1995. $800/1200

317. Large 18th Century Carved Wooden Bearded Man in Original Costume and Chair 22” (56 cm.) 317 detail back of robe. standing. 16” seated. Having carved wooden head with bald pate, details of carved hair at sides and back of head, long curled carved beard and moustache, painted facial features, glazed blue eyes, strong nose, closed mouth, sculpted ears, linen-strip-wrapped padded armature body with carved wooden hands, expressivelyposed fingers. Condition: very good, original throughout with some dustiness of costume, silk on chair exterior a bit worn. Comments: probably Austrian or southern Germany, late 17th/early 18th century, the man represents hierarchy figure of the church, possibly Pope; the last bearded pope was Innocent XII (1691-1700). The man is wearing original traditional liturgical robes and accessories. Value Points: fine carving and painting of features, outstanding detail of costume, especially gold and silver embroidered silk robe, faux-ruby ring; included is original wooden throne chair with silk cover to match his robe, and decorative silk thread flowers along the edges. $1200/1700 316.

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318. Early German Carved Wooden Lady with Enamel Eyes and Fully-Articulated Body 18” (46 cm.) All carved wood with unusual dowel-jointed swivel head, dark enamel inset eyes, heavily-modeled eyelids, painted brows, eye shadow, nostrils, and lips which are slightly-parted, remnants of original flax wig, wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees with unusual attached balls at elbows and knees, carved definition of fingers and toes. Condition: structurally excellent, finish on face and lower limbs has been heavily repainted and is in need of restoration to the finish. Comments: 18th century, probably southern Germany. Value Points: outstanding characterization of facial modeling, enamel eyes, jointed neck, extra elbow and knee jointing, and with original silk costume. $1500/2500

319. Early German Carved Wooden King in Elaborate Original Costume 11” (28 cm.) Ebony-painted carved wooden head with dowel attachment to torso, black enamel inset eyes, highly-defined sculpting of facial features, open mouth, teeth, hair brows and remnants of original hair wig, firmly-padded armature body, carved wooden lower arms, hands and feet. Condition: generally excellent, one thumb chipped. Comments: Germany, 18th century. Value Points: outstanding carving with expressive features and rich complexion, enamel eyes, and superb majestic costume of hand-

stitched velvets and silks with hand-painted detail of fauxermine trim, bead and silver thread trim, padded silk cap with gold and silver beading, highly-detailed painting of boots. $1200/1500

320. Early Carved Wooden Man in Original Costume 8 ½” (22 cm.) Having carved wooden head with darkened complexion, painted eyes, brows and lips of closed mouth, sculpted very full moustache, padded armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black boots. Condition: generally excellent, some dustiness of costume. Comments: probably Austrian or southern Germany, early 1800s. Value Points: excellent detail of wood carving, the man wears his original costume and turban, mounted on original wooden stand. $400/700

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321. 18th- Century Carved Wooden Village Lady with Character Expression 15� (38 cm.) Carved wooden shoulder head of lady with very expressive features, elongated face with very full chin and elongated throat, inset enamel eyes under heavy lids, painted brows and nostrils, closed mouth with sculpted teeth, sculpted pierced ears, sculpted brown hair with defined bun, padded armature arms and legs, carved wooden feet and hands, painted black shoes. Condition: very good, few little rubs on finish, costume is entirely original albeit muslin blouse very dusty. Comments: 18th century, probably southern Germany, people representing a myriad of characters, social levels and professions were created by craftsman, often in the presentation of an entire village. The village scenes were an outgrowth of the original creche or crib scenes, and although beginning as religious practices, eventually extended as competitions of which affluent family could create the largest and best village. Outstanding museum collections of this phenomena can be seen at the Spielzeug Welton Museum in Basel, Switzerland, and at the Bavarian Nation al Museum in Munich, Germany. Value Points: the early carved wooden character doll has original finish, and is wearing her original silk costume, coiffe, and jewelry. $1100/1500

322. 18th-Century German All-Wooden Articulated Carved Character Doll with Original Clothing 14� (36 cm.) All-wooden doll with one-piece head and torso, slightlyelongated throat, shapely waist, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, separately carved fingers and toes, painted complexion and lightly-defined hair, carved detail of ears and eye sockets with painted blue eyes, red and brown eyeliner, fringed brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth. Condition: very good, original finish with some few rubs. Comments: Germany, late 18th century. Value Points: very expressive character features, articulated all-wooden body, and owning original silk robe with richly embroidered details. $2000/3000

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323. Rare German Bisque Lady Doll with “SpiderWeb” Snood 15” (38 cm.) Untinted bisque shoulder head of lady with perfectly oval face and slightly-elongated throat, blonde sculpted hair waved into double rows of arranged curls framing her face, edged with purple bisque ruffle, and centered by a large blue flower at her crown, the back of hair enclosed in an elaborately-woven “spider-web” snood, painted bright blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, brown single stroke brows, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque forearms, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent albeit, probable restoration to ribbon and flower, one bow tip missing at back, arms not original. Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: very rare model with intriguing sculpted and painted snood. $400/600

324. German Bisque Lady Doll With Sculpted Black Hair and Bodice 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with black sculpted hair waved in loose deep waves away from her face into braided coronet at the back, with center blue bow, painted blue

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eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth with painted teeth, sculpted bodice, muslin stitch-jointed body with sewn-on stockings and shoes, kid arms, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: rare black hair, fancy coiffure, unusual sculpting of bodice with high neck collar. $600/900

325. Very Fine German Bisque Lady Doll with Rare Sculpted Bodice, Marked 5A5, by Kling 17” (43 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with elongated throat, light brown sculpted hair with large braided coronet decorated by a black and gilt painted comb, painted bright blue eyes, black and red upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, fully-sculpted pierced ears, very elaborate sculpted and painted bodice with rolled collar lined with bisque ruffles, additional pink bisque ruffles under the collar at the back, elaborately-painted details of “embroidery” at the front and an attached bisque bow to match the comb. Condition: generally excellent, minor repair to front bow, both arms repaired. Marks: 5 A 5. Comments: attributed to

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loosely back into long full finger curls at the back and held by a blue hair ribbon and bow, painted blue eyes to match the hair bow, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, accented lips, fullysculpted pierced ears, muslin stitchjointed body, bisque lower limbs, painted black laced ankle boots, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: beautifullysculpted model with ornate coiffure, very fine painting. $1100/1500

327. German Bisque Gentleman with Sculpted Brown Hair and Bodice 19” (48 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with sculpted brown hair in short boyish pageboy fashion, fully-sculpted ears, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, brown single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, sculpted bodice, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms, antique gentleman’s suit. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: rare brown hair, fine detail of modeling, rare sculpted bodice with gilt accents. $500/700

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Kling, circa 1870. Value Points: from an extremely rare series of Kling bisque ladies, the doll has an exceptional level of artistry and decoration, and maker’s insignia. $2500/3500

326. German Bisque Lady Doll with Sculpted Blonde Hair and Blue Ribbon 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with rounded face and slightly-elongated throat, blonde sculpted hair with defined comb-marks, her hair waved

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328. Rare German Bisque Child Attributed to Heinrich Handwerck 24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden fully-jointed body, nice antique costume including ruffled bonnet. Condition: 80 dep (large incised markings). Comments: attributed to Heinrich Handwerck, an early model from that firm that is rarely found, circa 1890. Value Points: beautiful face with fine quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $600/900

329. Wonderful 19th-Century Bisque Figurine, Possibly Sevres 13” (33 cm.) One-piece heavy bisque figurine depicts a young boy seated on tasseled cushion, his head tilted down, one arm holding a nest of baby birds, and the other hand holding a stick with a worm which he aims to feed to the birds, the boy with sculpted blue and rose jester costume decorated with bisque bells. Excellent condition. Possibly Sevres, late 19th century. $800/1000

330. German All-Bisque Child, Model 150, by Kestner 9” (23 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso, brown glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, row of porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black one-strap shoes, pretty costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 150 4. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910. Value Points: nice larger size all-bisque, original wig and lashes. $300/500

331. German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll Attributed to Gebruder Kuhnlenz 16” (41 cm.) Solid domed bisque shoulder head, blue glass eyes with spiral

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threading, painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, kid pin-jointed body, bisque lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: attributed to Gebruder Kuhnlenz, circa 1885. Value Points: especially lovely doll with dramatic large eyes, closed mouth, fine antique dress, undergarments, bonnet and shoes. $600/800

332. Sonneberg Bisque Doll, Model 136, by Mystery Maker 18� (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, long painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined pale lips, modeled detail of bosom, kid gusset-jointed body, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent, mend on kid of knee joint. Marks: 136 10. Comments: mystery maker,

Sonneberg, circa 1885. Value Points: especially beautiful face with fine quality of bisque and artistic painting, lovely antique costume. $700/900

333. German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, 939, by Simon and Halbig 25� (64 cm.) Bisque socket head with long-faced modeling, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, thick brushstroked brows with feathering, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 14 H 939. Comments: Simon & Halbig, circa 1885. Value Points: lovely gentle expression on the early closed mouth doll, original body and body finish. $1200/1600

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334. Large German Bisque Art Character Doll with Very Rare Black Complexion 19” (48 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with ebony black complexion, black painted hair, defined eye sockets with painted brown eyes, sculpted black upper eyeliner, painted black brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open with coral-shaded lips, black composition bent baby body, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 100 58. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1909, the first model of the firm’s art character series, the disparity of actual size and incised 58 number is curious as the doll is unquestionably all original. Value Points: an exceptional model with superb quality of sculpting, and flawless complexion of both face and body, rare larger size. $1200/1800

335. Two German All-Bisque Piano Babies by Gebruder Heubach 8” (20 cm.) Each is one-piece bisque figure of baby lying on its back with legs and arms waving in realistic manner, having sculpted smocks. One doll is modeled with sculpted bonnet and the other with sculpted hair without bonnet. The smaller marked with Heubach sunburst mark. Excellent condition, albeit smaller has restoration on right foot toes. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $400/500

336. German Bisque Pouting Character, by Gebruder Heubach 18” (48 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque shoulder head intaglio blue painted eyes with pronounced large black pupils, white eyedots, dark eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full downcast lips, blonde mohair wig, kid pin-jointed body with composition lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5. Heubach (sunburst). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: fine sculpting and bisque, the solemn-faced lad wears original formal suit with silk vest. $700/900

337. German Bisque Pouting Character, 114, “Gretchen” by Kammer and Reinhardt 18” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue painted eyes, thick

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black upper eyeliner, one stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full pouty lips, dimpled chin, mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wonderful antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 58. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1909, from the firm’s art character series, the model was marketed as “Gretchen”. Value Points: fine quality of bisque enhancing the deeply-sculpted character features, original body and body finish. $2000/2800

338. German Bisque Art Character, 112, by Kammer and Reinhardt 17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted blue eyes, thick black upper eyeliner, one stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open with two beaded upper

teeth, auburn mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 112 43. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910, from their art character reform series. Value Points: well-modeled doll with deeply-defined features and fine quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $4000/6000

339. 19th Century Bisque Figurine, Probably Sevres 14” (36 cm.) One-piece heavy bisque figurine depicting a young lad holding a mandolin, with wonderfully-sculpted short brown curly hair, painted features, painted costume including striped shirt with different stripes under-sleeves, blue cap with gilt accents, green leggings, brown boots, and with very fine detail of marquetry on mandolin. Excellent condition. Late 19th century. $600/800

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342. German All-Bisque Figurine “Tossing Snowballs” by Gebruder Heubach

340. Grand-Sized German Bisque Character, 1295, by Franz Schmidt 26” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, small rounded nose with pierced nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, blonde human hair baby wig, composition bent limb baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F.S. & Co 1295 65. Comments: Franz Schmidt, circa 1915. Value Points: rare grand-size model of the scarce character has outstanding bisque, sculpting and painting, original body and body finish, fine antique costume. $900/1300

341. German Bisque Topknot Googly, 252, by Marseille 8” (20 cm.) Bisque socket head with brown sculpted hair and topknot, intaglio blue glass side-glancing eyes, black upper eyeliner, white eyedots, one stroke brows, closed mouth with impish smile, composition baby body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: G.B. 252 Germany A 10/0 Germany. Comments: Marseille for Borgfeldt, circa 1920. Value Points: rarer topknot on the impish googly. $300/500

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13” (33 cm.) One-piece bisque figure of standing boy, posed looking to the side, with three bisque snowballs cradled in his left arm, and his right arm uplifted as though about to toss a snow ball, with sculpted green suit and cap having deeply-embossed details and gilt accents, pink neck bow. Excellent condition. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $500/800

343. Pretty German Bisque Child Doll by Heinrich Handwerck 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden balljointed body, pull-string “mama” crier, antique undergarments, lace dress, stockings and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heinrich Handwerck Simon & Halbig 2 ½. Comments: Handwerck, circa 1915. Value Points: pristine condition of the pretty doll-face model with original soft wig, lashes, body, body finish. $400/500


344. German All-Bisque Figurine “Girl in Curtsey Pose” 11” (28 cm.) One-piece bisque figure of a young maiden standing against a grassy knoll, posed as though curtseying, her hands holding up the corners of the flowing skirt, having long blonde curly hair, painted blue eyes, smiling expression, wonderful decoration of dress. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910. $300/400

345. German All-Bisque Figurine “Dancing Girl with Tambourine” by Gebruder Heubach 11” (28 cm.) One-piece bisque figure of young girl posed on a bisque base to simulate a flowery garden, her right foot pointing in dancing pose, and her arms gracefully holding up the side of her pleated skirt, with detail of sculpting including “lace” on collar and defined pleats, with a tambourine lying on the ground. Excellent condition. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $400/600

346. German All-Bisque Figurine “Shy Girl” 12” (30 cm.) One-piece bisque figure of young girl standing against a rocky knoll, her head nestled into her two upheld arms with hands enclosed in a muff, with blonde sculpted curly hair, sculpted white ruffled bonnet, sculpted costume with green coat and sculpted “fur” trim. Excellent condition. Germany, Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. $400/600

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349. Tiny German Bisque Lady with Brown Sculpted Hair 4 ½” (11 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with oval face, and sculpted brown deeply waved away from her face and snood-captured in a bun low at her back neck, painted facial features, muslin body, bisque lower limbs, painted flat black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rare size, brown hair color

347. Outstanding French Porcelain de Paris Doll-Sized Fruits and Flowers Dinner Service 6” (15 cm.) diam. tureen. Of finest white porcelain with pale aqua borders edged with narrow green and gilt striping, brown finial handles in the shape of acorns and leaves, and beautifully-painted colorful designs of various fruits and flowers, the service includes one large lidded tureen, two small lidded tureens, two footed compotes, one footed fruit bowl with fretwork openings, large footed bowl, lidded sauce boat with attached underplate, two oval platters, two large round platters, and 12 individual shallow bowls. Excellent condition, two tiny flakes on lid edges. French, circa 1875, luxury porcelain dinner service with extensive serving pieces. $800/1200

348. French Doll-sized Tea Service with Rare Samovar in Original “Mon Gouter” Box 17” (43 cm.) x 13”. The lightwood box with green marbled paper cover has gilt lettering on the lid “Mon Gouter” and hinges open to well-fitted interior, highlighted by a samovar-like arrangement of silver coffee or tea pot on stand, designed for easy pouring, the pot with wooden handle. Included are large tray with shell edging, six silver cups with glass liners, four softpaste cups and saucers, five silver spoons, fringed napkins, tea strainer, most still tied to box with original rose silk ribbons. Excellent condition excepting two broken cup handles. French, circa 1890, rare to find pot style, and original presentation. $400/600

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with very fancy coiffure, fine antique costume. $300/500

350. Two French Miniature Games of Carved Bone 2” (5 cm.) pins. Included carved bone “jeu de quilles” (nine-pins) with ball, and a ball and stick toy. Presented in early box with engraving. Excellent condition. French, mid-19th century. $300/500

351. German Wooden Secretary Desk and Miniature Framed Fashion Engravings 9” (23 cm.) h. desk. 4 ½” x 3” frames. The wooden upright desk has side columns with gilt accents, three lower drawers, and a hinged writing surface that opens to reveal a wellfitted interior with arched mirrored center panel and three fruitwood drawers, Germany, circa 1850. Along with a pair of framed engravings of 1860 era fashions, with original paper backing and paper label “Faulkner’s inc, Master Designers and Frame Makers, Birmingham”, English, early 20th century in the 1860 style. All excellent. $400/600

352. French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils with Original Signed Body 15” (38 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with rounded facial shape, pale blue glass enamel eyes with spiral threading and darker outer rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve

blushed eye shadow, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over original pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bte SGDG 1. Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1878. Value Points: very beautiful child with gentle expression, finest bisque and painting, original body and body finish, fine antique costume including frou-frou bonnet and red leather shoes with impressed figure of a doll. $7000/9000

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mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain lower teeth, composition baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 232 5. Comments: Swaine & Co, an open-mouth rare variation of the Lori baby, circa 1915. Value Points: appealing modeling with heavily-modeled eyelids, fine quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish, multi-layered antique costume. $500/800

356. German Bisque Toddler, D.I., with Intaglio Eyes by Swaine & Co. 16” (41 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, painted brown short boyish hair, intaglio blue downglancing eyes, white eyedots, single stroke eyeliner, shaded brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded lips, composition

353. German Bisque Character “Hilda” by Kestner with Trunk and Layette 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, brunette mohair bobbed wig over plaster pate, composition bent limb baby body, wearing pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: made in Germany 245 JDK jr. 1914 c. Hilda. Comments: Kestner, circa 1915. Value Points: gentle-faced baby with fine quality of bisque and painting, with antique trunk and layette of hand-stitched baby costumes. $1800/2300

354. German Bisque Character, 590, by Marseille 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, grey glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with defined tongue tip between the outlined lips, blonde mohair wig, composition baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 590 A 5/0 M Germany. Comments: Marseille, circa 1915. Value Points: wonderful detail of modeled dimples and laughter lines, original body and body finish, nice antique costume. $500/700

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16” (41 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, brushstroked baby hair, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open

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and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D.I. 5 (incised) S&Co Geschutz (green stamp). Comments: Swaine and Co, circa 1915. Value Points: very fine quality of sculpting especially of intaglio eyes, choice bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $900/1200

357. German Bisque Toddler, D.V. with Sleep Eyes by Swaine and Co. 17” (43 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, brown painted hair, blue glass sleep eyes, with heavy eyelids, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded lips, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with sidehip jointing, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D.V. 6 (incised) S&Co Geschutz (green stamp). Comments: Swaine and Co, circa 1915. Value Points: especially fine sculpting with fine definition around the eyes, choice bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $900/1200

358. Very Beautiful and All-Original Bisque Doll in Wedding Costume of Rouen, France 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth with shaded lips, four tiny teeth, dimpled lip corners and chin, pierced ears, original brunette hand-tied human hair wig arranged in an upswept fashion, French composition fully-jointed lady body with modeled bosom and tiny waist. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1159 Germany dep Simon & Halbig 6 (head) Diplome d’Honneur (body). Comments: for the French market, circa 1900. Value Points: pristine condition overall, wearing her exquisite original traditional wedding costume of Rouen, France, comprising two-piece rose sateen gown with black velvet trim, matching silk satin tablier, ivory silk sash with silk metallic

trim, undergarments, stockings, shoes, jewelry, and a superb embroidered lace coiffe which elegantly captures her chignon. The petticoat has original ink-inscribed note “Normandie, Pays de Caux, Environs de Rouen”. The doll was a two-page feature in the book French Dolls in Folklore Costumes by Florence Theriault with detail photos of costume elements, page 14/15. $2500/3500

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four ladder back chairs with carved back slats and silk cushions. There are three wax figures including Mary and Baby with elaborate silk costumes, and nun with brown woolen habit. Condition: as found, sealed albeit dusty and some wear. Comments: circa 1750 according to the early description attached to the roof. Value Points: minute intricate detail of figures and accessories. $900/1300

360. German Wax Figure in Original Costume, with Early Church Accessories 8” (20 cm.) excluding hat. The wax man has tiny bead eyes, painted features, white hair, wooden torso, cloth-wrapped upper arms and legs, wooden lower arms and legs with painted white stockings and orange boots, on original wooden stand. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, early 19th

359. 18th-Century Cabinet Room Depicting a Parisian Convent with Furnishings and People 13” (33 cm.) x 11”. The heavy stock room with marbled paper cover has wooden framed window at the front for viewing the interior scene, and a faux leaded glass window with closing shutters at the side. The interior walls are lined with hand-painted Varese paper of the mid-1700s and eight candle holders line the walls. Furnishings include a canopied bed, chest of drawers with books and objects atop, matching prie-dieu, and

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century. Value Points: wearing fine embroidered silk, cape and head-dress with silver metallic edging. Along with a French candy box, with engraving of nun comforting a woman, an early easel-back cabinet shrine with interior medallion of Notre Dame de Lechet, goldleaf accented figure of Madonna and Child, and a carved bone altar piece, all early/mid 1800s. $400/700

361. French Bisque Poupée as Nun in Grey Woolen Habit 17” (43 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with painted facial features, shaded blue eyes, thick black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, kid poupée body with gussetjointing, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1875. Value Points: wearing elaborate couturier-quality nun’s habit constructed by Estelle

Johnston of fine grey wool with starched fluted wimple and scapula embroidery inspired by a 19th century book on designs of the era. $1400/2100

362. Neopolitan Earthenware Village Lady in Original Costume 13” (33 cm.) Earthenware shoulder-head turned to the side with sculpted brown hair in chignon and face-framing curls, blushed tan complexion, enamel eyes, rose blushed eyelids and nose, painted lashes, closed mouth with painted row of teeth, hempwrapped body with earthenware limbs, painted blue stockings and brown shoes with red bows. Condition: generally excellent, one finger broken. Comments: Neopolitan village lady, early 19th century. Value Points: with very expressively-sculpted features, and wearing her original elaborate paper-lined silk costume with lace and metallic trim. $600/800

363. Beautifully-Preserved Framed Cloister’s Work of the Early 1800s with Seven Persons 16” (41 cm.) x 14”. Arranged within a gilt-framed shadowbox are seven wax figures representing persons in religious ceremony, including angels and St. Joseph among others, each with painted features, very elaborate original silk costumes and accessories, with a background of painted blue walls, columns with faux-marble finish, chandelier, plants, and silk-covered stairs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1800, Central European cloister work (Kloster Arbeit), a form of religious folk art intricately combining wax, paper, fabrics and other ephemera into complete scenes, such as this example, or simple small framed objects of memorabilia, designed to sell in order to raise funds for the cloister. Value Points: rare intricate cloister work with detailed architectural objects and seven wax people in original costumes. $1800/2500

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including unusual woven straw bonnet with decorative covering of tiny wood chips $1200/1600

366. Early English Wooden Doll in Pressed Brass Baby Bed 10” (25 cm.) doll. Carved one-piece head and torso with egg-shaped head and flat-back shapedfront torso, painted complexion and facial features, outlined large black eyes, single stroke brows, thinline mouth, blush spots on cheeks, linen arms (no defined hands may be original), wooden legs with hip jointing, defined shoes. Condition: very good, original finish well preserved. Comments: English, late 18th century. Value Points: rare baby size and original costume and bonnet, the doll is presented in a bed whose sides are formed of pressed brass fruits and leaves, with high mirrored head board. The doll has a blue ribbon from 1996 UFDC convention. $1200/1600

367. Early Grodnertal All-Wooden Doll with Beautifully-Shaped Torso and Legs

364. Early English Wooden Doll and Mahogany Cabinet

10” (25 cm.) All-wooden lady doll has one-piece head and torso, heart-shaped face, sculpted pierced ears, elongated throat, defined carving of chemise top over shapely bosom, tiny waist, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees with shapely legs, painted brown shoes with black edging, black painted pate with swirling curls around the face, painted blue eyes, fringed lashes and one-stroke brows, closed mouth, wearing early silk dress and undergarments. Condition: generally excellent, few minor rubs on original finish. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1820. Value Points: very beautiful

13” (33 cm.) All-wooden doll with one-piece egg-shaped head and torso with shapely front and flat back, brown enamel inset eyes, dot-painted lashes and brows, shaped nose, closed mouth with center thin line, blush spots on cheeks, brunette human hair, cloth arms, wooden legs with jointing at hips and knees. Condition: very good, original finish with some typical rubs, feet are replaced. Comments: England, end of 18th century. Value Points: charming facial expression with original painting, wearing early silk costume and bonnet, and with early mahogany cabinet with dove-tailed construction. $1100/1500

365. Early English Wooden Doll with Rare BlueGlove Kidskin Arms 13” (33 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso with unusual wide rounded face, extended throat, shapely bosom and flat back, one-piece legs jointed at hips, cloth upper arms, blue kidskin lower arms with defined fingers and thumbs to appear as though gloves, tacked-on blonde mohair wig over muslin cap, blue enamel inset eyes, painted complexion with dot-front lashes and brows, closed thin-line mouth, blush spots, wearing early silk dress with homespun lining and woven roses and silk garlands, lace collar and cuffs, matching cap under early bonnet, undergarments, tied-on green silk slipper to match purse. Condition: generally excellent, original finish. Comments: English, late 18th century. Value Points: enamel eyes, rare “gloves”, original finish, beautiful early costume

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early doll whose rarity features include elegantly shaped nose, throat and bosom, sculpted ears, beautifully-shaped limbs. $900/1300

368. Early French Wooden Cabinet with Brass and Gilt Paper Trim 15” (38 cm.) The cabinet is made of walnut grained frame and lightwood drawers, and with painted burgundy-red finish on the front accented by decoupage of gilt paper or thin metal (one a silhouette of dancing girl), brass hinges, and porcelain knobs, with shelved cabinet above, and three dove-tailed drawers below. Excellent condition. French, late 18th century. $300/600

369. French Carton Poupée with Original High-Waisted Kid Body 12” (30 cm.) Carton shoulder head of adult lady with oval-shaped face and painted facial features, blue eyes with simple extended-line eyeliner and one-stroke brows, closed mouth, tacked-on brunette wig, very slender kid body with high waist, one-piece torso and slender legs, kid upper arms, wooden hands, wearing early (possibly original) silk gown with tassel ties, undergarments, woven stockings, tied-on kid slippers. Condition: generally excellent, all original finish and body. Comments: French, circa

1820, an early poupée with all original head, body and wig, her highly stylized simple facial painting indicates her original presentation at fair or bazaar, making her continued existence all the more rare. Value Points: charming and rare early and well-preserved version of the traditional French poupée. $900/1300

370. Pair of Handmade Paper Dancing Dolls in Shadowbox 7” (18 cm.) dolls. 10” x 8” box. A wooden shadow box with mirrored back and paper covered walls and exterior, displays two paper dolls with flat-dimension bodies, and three-dimensional heads with handpainted faces and hair, wearing original fine silk and net clothing. The dolls are attached by wire inside the shadowbox, and when wire is pulled at the sides, the dolls “dance”. Excellent condition. Early 19th century. $300/500

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371. German Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché Lady with Sculpted Hair and Pink Ribbon 22” (56 cm.) Wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head with sculpted blonde hair arranged with cluster of curls at the forehead and ringlet curls at the back, held by a painted magenta-edged pink hair band with bow and streamers at the back of her head, blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, one-stroke brows, closed mouth, sculpted ears, firmly-stuffed muslin body, papier-mâché lower arms and legs with painted stockings and heeled rose ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent, little rub on chin and small line at left eye rim. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: original finish, original body and wearing store-original pink gown with lace trim, and undergarments. $500/800

372. German Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché Lady with Sculpted Brown Hair and Blue Hair Ribbons 20” (51 cm.) Wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head of adult lady with brown sculpted hair arranged in scalloped curls around the face, ringlet curls behind the sculpted pierced ears, and painted and sculpted blue hair bow and ribbon, dark enamel inset eyes, feathered brows, closed mouth, muslin body with papier-mâché lower arms and legs, painted white stockings and blue ankle boots with red tassel trim. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rare hair color, sculpted and painted bow to match boots, pierced ears, original body and wearing original blue muslin gown with blue bows. $400/600

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373. German Wax Two-Faced Doll with Unusual Bellows Mechanism

373 detail. 15” (38 cm.) Wax head with two faces, one depicting a classic child model with brown glass inset eyes and closed mouth, the other a sleeping child with eyelids modeled closed, the head enclosed in a card stock “hood” which forms into a shoulder plate, muslin torso with bellows and pull-string crier, composition lower limbs, antique costume. Condition: very good, rub on cheek where head turned, crier needs adjustment. Comments: Germany, circa 1885, one of the earliest version of the two-faced child. Value Points: rare variation of headturning mechanism; the glass-eyed face turns by manually turning the head, but the sleep-eyed face instantly “comes awake” when the bellows in torso is pushed. $400/600


374. English Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché Christmas Fairy Doll in Original Costume 13” (33 cm.) Wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head with rounded facial shape, dark enamel eyes that open and close with wire lever in torso, painted features, closed mouth, brunette hair in center slit with ringlet curls, firmly-stuffed muslin body with attached paper hands. Condition: very good, some rubs on wax. Comments: England, circa 1865. Value Points: with rarer lever eyes and original slit wig, the doll is wearing her original Christmas Fairy costume of loosely-woven gauze muslin with ivy berry silk bows, and with silver paper accessories including skirt trim, crown with pearl beading, and silver star wand. $400/600

375. Mid-19th Century Wax-Over-PapierMâché Mechanical Pull Toy “Jester with Parade Bell” 14” (36 cm.) including cap. A wax-over-papier-mâché child with enamel glass eyes, closed mouth and blonde mohair wig, has wooden block torso with unusual swivel waist, wooden legs posed as though marching, wire upper arms and wooden lower arms, and is posed upon a wooden platform with decorative paper covers and spoked wheels. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1875. Value Points: wearing his original clown costume and cap with decorative decoupage designs, and holding a decorated parade stick with arched brass bell. When pulled along, he pivots at the waist, causing the bell to merrily ring. $500/800

376. German Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché Bonneted Boy with Drum and Cymbals 11” (28 cm.) seated. Wax-over-papier-mâché head with blonde sculpted curly hair under a sculpted pink cap with white and yellow feathers, brown glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, wooden block torso with bellows, wire upper arms, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black boots. Condition: generally excellent, original finish with few typical rubs. Comments: Germany, circa 1870, when the bellows is squeezed, the boy moves his right arm to beat the drum he is holding, and his legs to cause the ankle cymbals to clang. Value Points: rare and delightful doll toy with sculpted bonnet and playful action, original brown velvet costume. $800/1200

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377. Grand Pair of Papier-Mâché Dolls in Original Traditional Khampa Costumes 30” (76 cm.) Each has composition head with very stylized faces depicting their ethnic background, painted facial features, black fleeced wig, firmly-stuffed cloth body, composition hands and feet, on original wooden base. Condition: generally excellent, man has craquelure on chin. Marks: Khampa doll (ink lettered on base) Made in India (purple stamp). Comments: the pair represent dolls from the Khampa region that encompasses regions of Western China, Tibet and northern India. Value Points: wearing exceptional costumes with very elaborate detailed jewelry and accessories. $600/900

378. Five Chinese Papier-Mâché Opera Dolls in Elaborate Costumes 10” (25 cm.) Each has papier-mâché head with painted complexion and expressive facial features, painted hair or cap with applied decorations, wooden block torso, loosely-jointed limbs with elongated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Early 20th century, the figures depicts particular characters from Chinese traditional operas. Value Points: exceptional detail of original silk costumes with embroidered flowers, trim, and symbols, and elaborate headdresses. $500/800

379. Four Chinese Composition Child Dolls in Original Costumes 7” (18 cm.) and 9”. The four dolls have composition heads with painted complexions and facial features, little smiling expression, painted or black human hair wig, cloth bodies with composition hands and feet, and are wearing their original silk costumes, caps, and slippers with embroidered details. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Chinese, circa 1920. Value Points: charming family of brothers and sisters with excellent costume detail. $300/500

380. French Papier-Mâché Poupée with Very Fine Original Turkish Costume 14” (36 cm.) Solid domed papier-mâché shoulder head with black painted pate, painted blue eyes, dark eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips,

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un-pierced ears, brunette hair inserted in original cut slip, kid poupée body with shapely torso, mitten hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1850, the doll was likely designed to appear to the wealthy traveling Turkish noble families. Value Points: exceptionally beautiful face for this model, wearing fabulous multi-layered Turkish costume with elaborate detail of metallic and silk embroidery, jewelry, embroidered velvet slippers and cap. $1200/1700

381. Nippon Bisque Character Baby with Fine Original Costume and Cap 14” (36 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with painted baby hair, narrow brown glass inset eyes, lightly-painted lashes and brows, open mouth, two upper teeth, composition bent limb baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F Nippon 2. Comments: Japan, circa 1915. Value Points: wearing superb original costume including peacock decorated silk tunic, red cotton pants, very ornate silk and cotton bonnet with decorations and tassels, silk sandals. $500/800

382. Two Japanese Papier-Mâché Ichimatsu Play Dolls in Original Costumes 14” (36 cm.) and 16”. Each has papier-mâché head with gofum finish, painted complexion, inset enamel eyes, painted features, closed mouth with hint of smile, long straight black human hair with bangs, muslin torso with bellows mama crier, muslin upper limbs, papier-mâché lower arms and legs with well-defined fingers and toes of bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Japanese, early 20th century. Value Points: wonderful pair of little girls wearing original silk crepe costumes of exceptional quality with many accessories, and great facial expression. $800/1200

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383. Japanese Samurai Warrior in Original Costume with Accessories 11” (28 cm.) Paper mache head with narrow enamel eyes, gofum finish with amber tinted complexion, painted wide flared brows, moustache, goatee and shaped beard, painted hair under silk floss wig with topknot, firm body posed seated with crossed ankles, and covered with original very elaborate costume, including gilt metal wrap on right arm and ankles, painted gloves, headdress, and with sword, and along an additional larger sword. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Japan, early 20th century. Value Points: superb detail of facial painting and costume. $400/600

384. Two Japanese Papier-Mâché Dolls in Original Costumes 7” (18 cm.) and 9”. Each has papiermâché head with gofum finish, white complexion with enamel inset eyes, painted features, one with mouth modeled open and with tiny teeth, black human hair inserted into slits of scalp, the head dowel-attached to firm armature body with carved wooden hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Japan, early 20th century. Value Points: depicting seated and kneeling dolls, appearing as though children, each wearing original multi-layered silk costume, presented on wooden base under dome. $300/500

385. Early Paper Sewing Box and ClothDecorated Scene 9” (23 cm.) Included an oval card-stock box with early wallpaper cover, along with a similar smaller box with interior American newspaper lining of the post-Civil War era. Along with an oval brassframed scene with die-cut lithographed figures of boy and girl posed on black velvet background, with elaborately glued-on silk and velvet costumes, padded for density, with added decortive details. Excellent condition, Mid/late 1800s. $300/500

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386. Rare French Musical Mechanical “Lady with Mandolin” by Theroude 13” (33 cm.) seated. Wax-over-papier-mâché head lady with blue glass eyes, painted features, open mouth with double row of teeth, brunette mohair wig, paper-mache shoulder plate and torso, wire upper arms, wooden hands and feet; the lady posed seated, holding a decorated wooden mandolin in her arm, and when wound, she nods her head to and fro, strums the mandolin, music plays, and, periodically, her eyes blink rapidly one, two, three times. Condition: overall very good, original waxing with repair to splits at each side of head, craquelure on shoulder-plate, finger tips worn, head mechanism functions a bit bouncy. Comments: Theroude, circa 1850. Value Points: the rare early automaton lady is wearing her all-original silk red and gold gown with matching bonnet, glued-on fancy silk shoes, four strand pearls, and has been preserved under her original glass dome. $3000/5000

387. Two Poured Wax Miniature Children in Original Domes 5” (13 cm.) and 6” domes. One-piece wax figures of little child with arms outstretched with tiny painted features, hair, and original painted wax costumes including hat and suspenders on boy, and halo hair piece on girl, each posed on grass-like knoll, one with wax flowers, and each presented on wooden base under original blown glass dome. Wonderfully-sized for doll display. Excellent condition. Early 19th century. $300/500

388. Rare Early Wax Mother with Child in Original Woven Basket Seat 6” (15 cm.) l. base, 6”seated h. A poured wax lady with oval face, elongated throat and modeled bosom is posed seated in a long woven basket which is resting upon a wooden platform. The woman has tiny bead eyes and a most delicately-rendered features, lace cap with green silk ribbons, earrings, wearing original multi-layered costume, wax arms, constructed without legs, holding a wax baby with tiny wax bead eyes, and original costume. Condition: fair, very dusty, woman missing one finger, baby missing one leg. Comments: late 17th century, designed as doll house figure for early Dutch or English “baby” houses, it is ink lettered 1249/FSS/17 on the underside of base. Value Points: very rare early dollhouse figures, posed in original basket seat, designed for enclosed seating near fireplace, with legs outstretched and covered; the hanging loop at the back allowed the “basket chair” (sometimes known as “baker’s mat” in Netherlands) to be hung on the wall when not in use. The lady has exceptional detail of refinement in

the sculpting and painting. She was featured in Estelle Johnson’s article “Dolls House Dolls” in Doll Reader, February 1995. $500/800

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with silver buttons, suede short pants, black velvet coat with lining. $500/800

390. German Porcelain Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes and Little Smile 13� (33 cm.) Pink-tinted porcelain shoulder head with black sculpted hair having deeply-sculpted comb-marks and arranged in ringlet curls behind her modeled ears, painted brown eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke black brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with slightly-smiling expression, double chin, muslin stitchjointed body, porcelain hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: most delightful expression, rarer brown eyes, wellmodeled detail of hair, antique costume. $400/600

389. Carved Wooden Gentleman in Original Costume with Jointed Arms 19� (48 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head, torso and legs depicting adult man, painted short brown hair, well-defined sculpting of facial features such as eye sockets, painted brown eyes, dark eye shadow, fringed brows, closed mouth with solemn expression, jointing at shoulders and elbows, painted white stockings and black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: maker and age unknown. Value Points: very handsome gentleman with very fine detail of carving and painting, wearing original costume comprising green velvet vest

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391. Three German Traditional Folk Toys 8” (20 cm.) largest man. Including carved wooden dancing man with loosely-jointed arms and legs that dance up and down when string pulled; a pair of simply-carved man and woman with painted costumes that are joined in a manner causing them to dance when string is pulled; and a flannel-covered cow with harness and cow bell that is attached to a two-wheel wooden farm cart. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, 19th century. Value Points: especially fine carving details of face and costume on the tall dancing man. $400/500

392. Papier-Mâché Peddler Lady with Dolls and Novelties 8” (20 cm.) Paper mache head with sculpted grey hair and painted facial features, brown eyes, grey sculpted brows, closed mouth, papier-mâché hands and feet, wearing early multi-layered costume with bonnet, shawl, spectacles and with a basket of wares. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: mid-19th century. Value Points: wonderful wares including little dolls, carved bone accessories such as opera glasses, paper journal, silver miniatures and more. Presented on a velvetcovered wooden base under a glass dome. $500/800

393. French Papier-Mâché Poupée in Original Costume of Pas-de-Calais 7” (18 cm.) Solid domed papier-

mâché shoulder head with painted black hair and facial features, blue upper glancing eyes with black eyeliner, closed mouth, firmly-stuffed kid body with wooden hands and painted papiermâché lower legs with bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1840. Value Points: rare early model with fine original finish of the poupée wearing well-detailed traditional-costume of Pas-de Calais region of France including fishing net and basket. $500/800

394. Grodnertal Wooden Peddler Doll With Original Costume 16” (41 cm.) All-wooden doll with one-piece head and shapely torso, black painted hair having shaded detail around her face, simplycarved and painted facial features, blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, closed mouth, rosy-spot cheeks, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted black shoes. Condition: fine original finish, lacking tuck comb. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1870. Value Points: wearing her original costume with beautiful bonnet, the peddler women is preserved under glass dome with some wares. $400/600

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395. Pretty German Bisque Child, 146, by Kestner with Original Costume 27” (69 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows with decorative glaze, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: Generally excellent. Marks: K ½ made in Germany 8 ½ 146 (head) Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1900. Value Points: classic pretty dollyfaced model has original wig, pate, body and body finish, beautiful original costume. $400/600

396. German Bisque ByeLo Baby with Original Gown and Button 9” (23 cm.) head circ. Solid

domed bisque head with flanged neck, lightly-tinted brown hair and brows, narrow brown glass eyes, painted lashes, closed mouth with center accent line, muslin frog-shaped body, celluloid hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: copr. by Grace S. Putnam, made in Germany. Comments: Bye-lo designed by the American artist, marketed by Borgfeldt who commissioned the doll in Germany. Value Points: appealing size, the little baby wearing its original factory gown with Bye-lo label and has original Bye-lo pin. $300/500

397. Rare German Bisque Painted Eye Character, 526, by Kley and Hahn 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, brown downcast eyes, black upper eyeliner with fringed lashes, short curvy brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with very full lips, brunette mohair wig in long ringlet curls, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K&H (in banner) 525 Germany 2 ½. Comments: Kley and Hahn, circa 1910. Value Points: rare character with wonderfully expressive features, original body and body finish. $2000/2800

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398. Beautiful German Bisque Child, X, by Kestner 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, brush-stroked feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent lips, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, early composition and wooden plump body with straight wrists, pretty antique dress, undergarments, shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: X. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: an especially beautiful model with most gentle expression, finest bisque, very soft original curly wig, original body and body finish. $1200/1700

399. All-Original German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, 169, by Kestner 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, thick brush-stroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, dimpled chin, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D made in Germany 8 169 (head) Germany (red stamp on body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1895. Value Points: pretty closed mouth child has original body and body finish, original soft wig and pate, and is wearing original flowered dress with black velvet trim, undergarments, knit stockings with “B” letters, and original leather shoes. $900/1300

400. Wonderful AllOriginal German Bisque Child for Paris Doll Shop of 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower 400 detail. lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 69 Germany Handwerck 0 ½. Comments: Handwerck, circa 1900. Value Points: pristine unplayed with condition of the beautiful child with rare original lashes and wig, original body and body finish, and having three original paper labels (two on body, one on shoes) of the Parisian doll shop of Nadaud at 32 Rue du 4 Septembre from where the doll was purchased, wearing this very beautiful lace and cotton dress with matching undergarments, rose stockings, ivory kidskin shoes with rose silk bows, and a superb woven bonnet with rose silk bows and flowers. $800/1300

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402. English Wax-OverPapier-Mâché Child with Original Costume 29” (74 cm.) Wax-over-papiermâché shoulder head with very plump face, blue enamel glass eyes, dark eyeliner, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, brunette ringletcurled human hair, muslin stitch-jointed body, wax-overpapier-mâché arms to above the elbows. Condition: good, craquelure around eyes, one thumb reglued, fine dress fabric is quite frail, original finish throughout. Marks: 8 Sou... (?) 50 (pencil note on torso). Comments: England, circa 1850. Value Points: pleasing plump face, the doll wears her original costume including gown, undergarments, leather slippers, straw bonnet, and coral necklace. $400/600

403. Beautiful English Wax Child with Original Coleman Label and Original Costume

401. English Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché Child with Highly Characterized Expression 29” (74 cm.) Solid domed wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head with heart-shaped face, blue enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with row of painted teeth and slight smile, brunette human hair, muslin stitch-jointed body, waxover-papier-mâché lower arms and legs with defined separate fingers. Condition: good, original finish albeit light craquelure and spotty wax on facial complexion. Comments: English, circa 1850. Value Points: most unusual and expressive features on the early child, with painted teeth and smiling expression, wearing superb blue velvet gown with silk fringe, undergarments, bonnet. The doll was discussed by Estelle Johnston in an article “The Idiosyncratic Wax-Over Dolls of England”, in Doll Reader, August 1994. $500/800

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19” (48 cm.) Wax-over-papiermâché shoulder head of roundfaced child, blue glass sleep eyes that operate from wire lever at back torso, brown hair ringlet-curled wig on muslin cap, muslin body, wax limbs to above the elbows and knees. Condition: very good, original finish with typical light rubs on wax. Marks: S; Coleman... (original label, see photo). Comments: English, circa 1855, S. Coleman offered his wax wares at the Pantheon Bazaar which was particularly noted for the wax arts which were popular at the time. Value Points: well-preserved labeled wax doll is wearing her original costume including silkembroidered tartalan with ivory silk ribbons, undergarments, socks, and very charming bonnet of stiffened net with glass beads. The doll was featured in an article by Estelle Johnston in Doll Reader, August 1994. $800/1100


404. English WaxOver-Papier-Mâché Child with Original Store Label by Morrell 18” (46 cm.) Solid domed wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head with painted black pate under original brunette human hair wig, brown glass inset eyes, painted features, closed mouth, original hand-sewn linen body, wax hands. Condition: very good, original finish albeit some craquelure and rubs. Marks: H.W. Morrell Jr/50 Burlington Arcade/Oxford Street (torso stamp). Comments: the doll was offered by the London store that specialized in wax dolls, circa 1850. Value Points: wearing beautiful original white mull wedding gown with silk fringe, coronet, green silk ribbon trim, undergarments, white silk boots with side lacing. The doll was features in an article by Estelle Johnston in Doll Reader, August 1994. $800/1000 403.

405. German Wax-Over-Papier-Mâché “Staatsdamen” with Modeled Bodice 26” (66 cm.) Wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head of lady

with very slender face and elongated strong throat with defined throat hollow, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, blonde mohair wig in original elaborate coiffure, sculpted chemise over modeled bosom, muslin stitchjointed body, kid lower hands. Condition: very good, some water-spotting on torso, hands likely replaced. Comments: Germany, probably Dressel from their series of high society women (“Staatsdamen”), circa 1875. Value Points: elegant large example of the fashionable lady in lovely gown with lambswool stole, muff and cap, and superb early leather hand-cobbled leather boots with wooden soles and heels. $800/1200

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painted blue upper glancing eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, circle accents at nostrils, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms, porcelain hands and lower legs, painted boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rare coiffure with snood, wonderful antique cotton two-piece gown, undergarments, and holding an early porcelain trinket box with unusual designs depicting Red Riding Hood and the wolf as her grandmother. $500/800

407. Petite German Porcelain Browneyed Doll with Trunk and Costumes 9” (23 cm.) Porcelain shoulder head with black sculpted hair in graduated-size finger curls, painted brown eyes, upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, muslin body, porcelain lower limbs, black painted shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: rare brown eyes, the petite doll owns a trunk, four handmade gowns, matched set of undergarments, faux-ermine cape with hat and muff, woven shawl and more. $600/900

406. German Porcelain Lady Doll with Sculpted Snood 21” (53 cm.) Porcelain shoulder head of adult lady with very elongated face and throat, black sculpted hair drawn away from her face and captured by a sculpted black snood that is decorated with a ribbon bow at each side of face,

408. Rare German Porcelain Lady with Sculpted Bonnet 15” (38 cm.) overall. 4” h. head. Porcelain shoulder head of adult lady with oval face and elongated throat, sculpted black hair with long full looped curls at the sides of face and green cap fitted to her head with upturned brim at the back and yellow and green sculpted feathers, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with hint of smile, old homemade muslin body, antique costume. Condition: old hairline on shoulder plate, otherwise excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: rare model with wonderful expression, rare sculpted feathered bonnet, fine quality of porcelain and painting. $700/1000

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409. German Porcelain Lady Doll with Original Wig 14” (36 cm.) Porcelain shoulder head of lady with oval face and elongated throat, black painted pate on solid dome, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, brunette human hair wig in elaborate braided chignon, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms, antique taffeta gown with black velvet trim, undergarments, velvet slippers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1865. Value Points: very original body, beautiful antique wig and costume on the elegant lady. $400/600

410. Petite German Bisque Lady by Simon and Halbig with Fine Early Costume 10” (25 cm.) Pale bisque shoulder head with black/ brown sculpted hair in ornate coiffure, having two vertical finger curls at center forehead, and side hair waved behind the ears into two very full arranged curls at the back that center a vertical loosely-woven braid, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, flat black shoes. Condition: generally excellent, light cheek rubs. Marks: S H (faint markings). Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1875. Value Points: very rare early model with superb rare coiffure, original body, wearing fine antique muslin gown with transfer print design, having extended train, undergarments. $500/800

411. German Bisque Lady Doll with Sculpted Black Hair with Snood 19” (48 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with black sculpted hair waved loosely away from her face into a pageboy curl at the nape and having a black sculpted snood, blue painted eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, sculpted blouse with gilt-accented collar and blue bow, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent, bisque limbs not original. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: fine detail of sculpted hair and bodice, nice antique gown. $400/600

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412. German Bisque Lady with ElaboratelySculpted Hair and Fancy Bodice 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with oval face and elongated throat, blonde sculpted hair waved away from her face into elaborate curls piled high on crown, decorated with a band of black beads, and forming into tumbling curls at the back, fully-sculpted pierced ears, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, sculpted bodice with ruffled collar and painted black cross necklace with gilt edging, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower arms. Condition: generally excellent, bisque arms are not original. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: fancy coiffure, decorated bodice, beautiful antique gown. $600/800


414. English Doll-Sized Desk with Green Leather Top 9” (23 cm.) The wooden knee-hole desk of fine walnut or mahogany has ogee-edging around each of the seven dove-tailed drawers, fancily carved apron base, green leather writing surface, brass hardware and faux-ormolu keyhole. Along with a miniature perpetual calendar in silver frame, dated 1893. Excellent condition. Desk, probably English, late 19th century. $400/600

413. French Brocade-Covered Sedan Chair

415. French Doll-Sized Ebony Chair with Silk Cover

18” (46 cm.) The wood-framed sedan chair with curve-shaped back and roof has an opening door at the front, three beveled glass windows, carrying handles with bronze grips, and is covered with a rich embroidered silk brocade on the exterior and handles and gold silk lined interior. Excellent condition. French, late 19th century. $600/900

12” (30 cm.) The wooden arm chair with fancy spindles has original ebony finish accented with gilt, and original blue silk

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seat with velvet and silk fringe borders. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885. $200/400

416. Pair, English Doll-Sized Miniature Cabinets in the Hepplewhite Style 17” (43 cm.) The matched pair of narrow cabinets feature fancily-paned glass-fronts above a closed bottom cabinet with dovetailed single drawer and hinged door. The cabinets are enhanced with inlay wood designs, and having brass hardware and original green painted interiors. Rare to find the matched set. English, mid/late 19th century. $400/700

418.1. Set of Bone-Handled Miniature Cutlery 4” (10 cm.) l. knife. Including six forks and five knives of tin and bone, six spoons and forks of metal arranged in wooden box. Good condition, some rusting. Mid-19th century. $200/300

419. Fine Early Wooden Doll’s Bed with Iron Canopy 24” (61 cm.) 18”l. A wooden doll-sized bed with wooden springs, steeple shaped head and foot boards and tapered legs is fitted with early white pique coverlet, and surmounted by an original

417. French Doll’s Mahogany Armoire with Marble Roof Top 15” (38 cm.) The wooden armoire with finely-grained natural finish, the armoire has fruitwood inlay designs, mirrored front door, bottom drawer, and a dark grey marbled roof. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885. $300/500

418. Miniature Porcelain Bird Plates 1 ½” (4 cm.) diam. A set of 21 white porcelain plates with cobalt blue borders accented with gilt stencil features images of birds in foliage. Each is different, and each is identified on the back of the plate. Marks: Franklin Porcelain c. 1983 Limited Edition fine porcelain (and the name of each bird). Excellent condition, fine quality. $300/500

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gracefully curved cast iron canopy frame with circular wooden cap. Excellent condition. Early 19th century. $700/900


421. French Mechanical Swimming Doll “Ondine” by Elie Martin 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, cork-covered torso, wooden arms and legs with jointing at shoulders, hips and knees, bare feet, metal hands. When wound, the doll moves arms and legs back and forth in a realistic swimming motion. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Elie Martin deposed the doll in 1876, with registered name “Ondine”. Value Points: amusing mechanical doll functions perfectly, wears original costume and cap. $1800/2500

422. AllOriginal French Bisque Bébé Gigoteur by Jules Steiner with Au Magasin Des Opera Label and Shoes

420. All-Original French Bisque Bébé Jumeau 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, lushly-painted lashes, brush-stroked arched brows, shaded nostrils, open mouth with shaded and accented lips, six porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with pull-string “mama” crier. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 8 (head). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1896 when this sleeping eye mechanism was introduced; the doll was offered by Au Louvre department store as indicated by the partial original box included. Value Points: beautiful original state of preservation, original wig, pate, earrings, chemise, shoes marked “Paris Bébé 8” with bee symbol. $2800/3500

17” (43 cm.) Solid domed bisque head with flat-cut neck socket, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, six porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, carton torso containing clockwork mechanism, composition arms and lower legs, hinged upper legs. When wound, the bébé waves arms and legs, turns head and cries “mama”.Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Au Magasin des Opera...(original paper label on torso). Comments: Bébé Gigoteur, Jules Steiner, circa 1885. Value Points: fine original condition, wearing original silk and lace dress, original matching undergarments, socks, and (worn) leather shoes with insignia of Au Magasin des Opera. $2000/2800

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423. French Brown Bisque Bébé by Jules Steiner with Original Signed Body 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with goldenbrown complexion, amber-green glass paperweight inset eyes, dark painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, four tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black mohair wig over original Steiner pate, Steiner brown composition fully-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 7 Paris (head) Bébé Le Parisien...(original body stamp). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1889. Value Points: lovely complexion enhanced by beautifully-colored eyes, original wig, pate, body and body finish. $2200/2800

424. All-Original French Bisque Poupée, Size 0, by Jumeau with Prestige Store Label Of Nadaud 12” (30 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, narrow pale blue eyes, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with shapely torso, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 0 (head). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1875, the poupée has the original store label of Nadaud from whence it was presented. Value Points: beautiful petite size 0 poupée is unplayed with, wears original costume (frail) with cashmere silk gown with velvet banding, matching muslin undergarments, bonnet, and leather ankle boots marked 00. $1700/2800

425. French Bisque Bébé Jumeau, 1907 Model, with Original Chemise 29” (74 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, open mouth, shaded and accented lips, row of porcelain teeth, pierced ears, wheat blonde human hair hand-tied wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1907 14 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Jumeau/SFBJ, circa 1907. Value Points: pretty bébé with original body and body finish, lovely bisque, and wearing original Jumeau flowered chemise dress with printed red flowers and silk Bébé Jumeau banner. $2200/2800

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head, jointed limbs, painted facial features, blonde mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Original Handmade Doll by Eunice Tuttle (cloth label). Comments: original design by the American artist, Eunice Tuttle, circa 1960s. Value Points: exquisite miniature doll wearing multilayered artist-made costume. $300/500

428. Extraordinary and Unique Masquerade Figure by Estelle Johnston

426. Miniature Paper Room with Paper CutOut Furnishings and People 10” (25 cm.) x 10”. A two-walled room with curved corner is constructed of light wood and covered with hand-painted wall and floor papers inspired by a Metropolitan Museum book of design. Furnishing the room are cut-out paper furnishings, two cut-out ladies, and various accessories. The room was created by Frank Hanley and Jeff Gueno, circa 1985. $400/500

427. American Artist Miniature Doll by Eunice Tuttle 4” (10 cm.) All-bisque pink-tinted doll with swivel

24” (61 cm.) Inspired by studies of historical masquerade figures, and utilizing an early 19th century wooden artistmannequin figure as a basis, the dual-figure portrays on one side a young woman, and on the other an old man, each with hand-sculpted “mask”, the young woman with cut-out eye sockets to reveal the painted eyes beneath, blonde mohair wig styled with “horns”, and a very voluptuous figure beneath her 16th century style Venetian gown; the old man with a sculpted wizard’s image, specifically Merlin, with painted eyes and face, flowing white beard and hair, and costumed in black velvet robes fashioned from the remains of a Frederick Worth gown of the late 19th century. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: the masterpiece was designed and created entirely by Estelle Johnston in the 1980s and was shown on the cover of Doll News, Summer 1992, along with a detailed article describing its inspiration and work. Value Points: extraordinary workmanship of the one-of-a-kind dual masquerade figure whose costume includes wooden chopines (platform shoes) with handpainted detail and fringed vellum flagshaped fan with oilpainted scenes; Merlin owns a crystal ball on silver chair and a pet dragon perched on his shoulders. $1100/1600

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429. Decorated Wooden Toilette Table with Mirror and Bench 14� (36 cm.) l. The wooden dressing table with cabriole legs, flat top with hinged center panel that opens to reveal mirror

and storage niche, with matching silk-covered stool; the pieces are painted in teal green and ochre with gilt edging and colorful floral designs. Mid-20th century. Excellent condition. $300/500

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430. Early Cloth Figure of Shoemaker in Scene 12” (30 cm.) h. cabinet. A glass-sided cabinet displays a cloth figure of aged man with glass eyes and open mouth with painted teeth and deeply-impressed pain wrinkles, seated with shoe-repair supplies arrayed at his side. He appears to have stabbed his finger with his awl, and is wincing in pain. Condition: very good, 19th century, fine detail of costuming and wonderful shoe-making ephemera. $500/700

431. Two 19th Century American Mechanical Toys with Dolls by William Goodwin 11” (28 cm.) and 13”l. Each with pressed cloth head, sculpted hair and facial features, painted blue eyes, blonde hair with black headband, metal hands and feet. Condition: good/ very good, some retouch, some wear to metal caging. Comments: both were presented by William Goodwin, mid-1860s. Value Points: rare early American toys, the carriage lady with especially beautiful face, both with rare sculpted earrings. $800/1200

432. Early Cloth Dolls in Original Costumes 8 ½” (22 cm.) ladies. Two muslin ladies with embroidered facial features, floss hair, and stitch-shaped shoes, including black lady with silk dress and apron, holding muslin baby, and

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woman with woven cloche hat (costume worn away). Along with an early muslin baby with painted facial features, folded muslin torso and arms, made without legs, wearing original costume. Fair condition, quite dusty. Mid-19th century. $300/500

433. Eight Cloth Exotic Dolls by Baronne Sandra Belling and Family 11” (28 cm.) Each has stockinette face with stitch-sculpted and painted features, armature posable cloth body, and each is elaboratelycostumed in authentically-detailed Syrian costumes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Baronne Belling (two) Made in Syria Rouani Brothers Syria (three). Comments: the Russian aristocrat Sandra Belling was known for her creation of artistic cloth dolls during the early years of the 20th century. After she and her family fled to Syria, escaping the Russian Revolution, she, along with the help of her family, continued the creation of fine dolls until about the end of the 1940s. The complete story of Sandra Belling was told in an article in Doll News, Winter 2010. Value Points: depicting various persons, occupations, stations of society, the dolls wear well-preserved original costumes. $300/600

434. A Trio of Dolls in Elaborate Folklore Costumes including Marga Dolls 11” (28 cm.) and 16”. The larger two with pressed felt faces and painted features, mohair wig, and the smaller with composition head and painted features. The smaller girl and the girl in white have stockinette bodies, elaborate original costumes with lace and embroidery and each with original paper tag “Marga”; the larger girl with especially-detailed folklore costume is unmarked.

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Condition: good/very good, dusty. Comments: circa 1930s. Value Points: beautiful workmanship on the traditionally-costumed dolls. $300/500

435. Two Stylized Bisque Dolls in Nun’s Habits 8” (20 cm.) Each has bisque head with very stylized painted features, one with brown complexion, each with muslin torso, wire armature legs, and faux-arms with sleeves arranged in folded pose. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1920s. Value Points: each is wearing its original well-detailed nun’s habit and coiffe. $200/400


438. Three Early Hickory Nut Folk Dolls 4 ½” (11 cm.) Each has hickory nut head with painted facial features. cloth body, and wearing original costume. Included are organ grinder with monkey, and elderly woman with purse, both posed on original wooden bases with paper label “This is an authentic Little Hickory by Elaine Cannon”, mid-20th century. And with an earlier old woman in a shoe with tiny porcelain frozen Charlotte dolls peeks out from holes in the shoe. Very good condition. $300/500

439. Four American Wooden Dolls in Original Costumes

436. American Wooden Character Girl by Schoenhut with Wooden Poodle 16” (41 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with deeply-defined facial features, intaglio blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips, blonde mohair wig, all-wooden spring-jointed body. Condition: original finish well-preserved on face, some wear to body finish. Mark: Schoenhut Doll, Pat. Jan.17, ‘11 USA & Foreign Countries. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1912. Value Points: especially nice sculpting with original finish, she is holding carved wooden Schoenhut poodle with cloth ruff and glass eyes. $800/1100

437. Miniature Candy Container Suitcases and Two Toy Dogs 5” (13 cm.) largest dog. Including five miniature suitcases of various styles, each originally a candy container, wonderfully sized for display with dolls. Along with two papier-mâché dogs with flannel covers, one with metal wheels. Very good condition. Early 20th century. $200/400

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4” (10 cm.) Each is un-jointed flat-dimensional with die-cut edging depicting a little girl, with painted curly hair and facial features, the brown-complexioned doll with added pig-tail tufts. Each is wearing her original costume, and one is presented in her original box labeled “This is an original hand-painted doll made on Shreve Island Plantation, Shreveport, La” and with name “Julie-Ann”. Excellent condition. American, circa 1940s, the dolls were sold at various doll stores and departments including Marshall-Fields of Chicago. $200/300


450. Two Swiss Papier-Mâché Metal-Bodied Dolls by Bucherer 7 ½” (19 cm.) and 8”. Each has papiermâché head with sculpted and painted hair and facial features, metal bodies with infinite posing possibilities. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Made in Switzerland Patents Applied For. Comments: during the 1920s a series of comic, celebrity, storybook and classic 8” dolls with distinctive body construction, was created by the famous Swiss watch-maker, Bucherer, making use of their artistic engineering skills; the dolls were marketed under the trade name “Saba”. Value Points: delightful pair wearing their all-original elaborate and colorful folklore costumes of Eastern Europe. $400/700

451. German Cloth Character by Kathe Kruse with Unusual Foot Stamp 17” (43 cm.) All cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features, painted brown hair with swirled curls onto his forehead, shaded green painted eyes with spiral threading, black upper eyeliner, brown eye shadow, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with downcast lips, stitch-jointed shoulders, disc-jointed legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse 9215 (stamp on left foot) Nurnberger Spielver...N. Th. Schermors (stamp on right foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse, circa

1920, series I model. Value Pints: beautiful painting of the wistful-faced child wearing antique woolen knit sweater, cap, mittens and leggings, woolen pants, and with unusual markings. $1800/2500

452. Endearing German Mohair Teddy Bear by Steiff 10” (25 cm.) Golden mohair teddy with excelsior stuffing, black shoe-button eyes, elongated arms and legs, felt paw pads. Good condition with some sparsity of mohair and nose embroidery. Germany, Steiff, circa 1915, a most endearing size of a well-loved teddy. $500/800

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456. Italian Felt Girl in Original Stylish Costume by Lenci 453. Italian Felt Lady Doll Depicting Russian “Sonja” by Lenci 27” (69 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes with painted eyedots, fringed lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with wide beaming smile, row of painted teeth, red mohair braided wig, muslin torso and elongated legs, felt arms modeled bent at the elbows. Condition: costume very good with few moth holes and slight dust, face has smudge on left cheek. Comments: Lenci, the doll appeared in their 1926 catalog as model 269, named “Sonja”. Value Points: rare model with extraordinary costume in vivid colors with rich and imaginative designs, white cotton undergarments and hoop, red boots, embroidered felt turban, yellow felt shawl with embroidered name “Sonja”; wonderful facial expression. $1200/1700

17” (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, painted curly upper lashes, fringed brows, grey eye shadow, closed mouth, brunette mohair curly wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent, Marks: Lenci (cloth and paper labels). Comments: Lenci, circa 1935. Value Points: the wistful-faced child wears her original navy blue coat with red trim, red felt cap, red and white checkered cotton dress, navy blue felt shoes with red felt edging. $500/700

454. Italian Felt Character Boy by Lenci in Original Costume 10” (25 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, blue side-glancing eyes, curly brown lashes, single stroke brows, closed mouth with pouting expression, blonde mohair wig, jointed shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, circa 1930. Value Points: the little boy wears his original costume of Italian youth movement, comprising black felt jacket with emblem, matching tasseled hat, grey felt shorts, woolen leggings, leather shoes, blue felt scarf. $700/1000

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457. Three German Stockinette Caricature Dolls from K*R 13” (33 cm.) Each has stockinette head with painted features depicting an adult man, wire armature arms and legs, wooden feet, cloth hands. Condition: very good, some dustiness. Comments: a series of caricature dolls were presented in the Kammer and Reinhardt 1920-era catalog, although likely not made by that firm. Value Points: wonderful personalities, each with original costumes and accessories, are included with posable bodies and amusing demeanors. $400/600

458. French Felt Child in Vibrant Costume by Reynal 18” (46 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, grey lower eye shadow, long curly brown lashes, one-stroke brows, rosy cheeks, closed mouth with downcast expression, blonde mohair frizzy curled hair, firmly-stuffed muslin body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Les Poupées Raynal Made In France (paper label). Comments: Raynal, circa 1935. Value Points: beautiful facial painting of the wellpreserved doll, with her original turquoise felt dress and shoes, felt flower trim, carrying toy. $800/1100

459. Italian Felt Salon Lady by Lenci in Original Costume 25” (64 cm.) Felt swivel head with angular face and elongated throat, painted facial features, heavily-lidded downcast blue eyes with painted lashes and eye shadow, blonde mohair wig with long ringlet curls, slender elongated torso and very extended slender limbs jointed at shoulders and hips, modeled bent elbows. Condition: very good, some fading of gown, some rents in stockings. Comments: Lenci, circa 1925. Value Points: especially fine painting of face with defined teeth, wearing original felt costume of pink and mauve, yellow brimmed bonnet with green felt bows and colorful ribbons, more felt flowers trim her pantalets and green heeled shoes. $800/1100

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460. Wonderful Set of American Papier-Mâché and Cloth W.P.A. Puppets Featuring Healthy Teeth Play 18” (46 cm.) Set of 9 puppets, each with hand-crafted papier-mâché head with uniquely-sculpted face, hair, or feature, and with cloth-costumed “empty” body form designed for hand puppet use, and wooden or cloth hands and feet. The puppets include Johnny (boy of school age), Mother, Doctor Fixit dentist, two Toothbrushes, two Germs, and One Nerve, each with amusingly-detailed features (the toothbrushes, e.g. with child’s face on the front and toothbrush bristles on the back of head), and the Germs with evil faces. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: along with the puppets is a copy of the original puppet show, with book cover titled “The Big Show, A Health Play Dental Care, A Guignol Play”. “Museum Extension Project, Works Progress Administration, Volume Two, Pennsylvania”, with complete script and listing of the characters. The puppets were created as part of the Federal Artist Project of the Great Depression W.P.A., circa 1933. Value Points: very rare Americana in perfectly-preserved condition, with original script. $1100/1500

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461. Extremely Rare Trio of American Composition “The Baseball Kids” 8” (20 cm.) Each of three dolls is all-composition with head and torso in the shapes of baseballs including impressed and painted stitching (Fanie with horizontal stitching and Fan and Ginger with vertical stitching), painted facial features, slightly-defined round side-glancing eyes, painted curly upper lashes, nostrils, tiny painted mouth, jointed composition arms with modeled baseball in hand, Fan-ie with sculpted ribbon loops at crown and back torso, jointed toddler legs, included are two original soft rubber baseball gloves. Condition: generally excellent, very minor and nearly imperceptible surface lines. Marks: V. McMN (heads). Comments: depicted are three characters, Fan, Fan-ie, and Ginger, inspired by the 1933 illustrated children’s stories of “The Baseball Kids, Smallest Baseball Team in the World” by Valrie McMahan. Information about the author, the dolls and her books appeared in a well-researched article in Doll Reader, September 1997. Value Points: extremely rare dolls in wonderful condition, amusingly designed, with fascinating storylines. $1100/1600

461.1. Three Original “The Baseball Kid” Stories Books I, II, and III 10” (25 cm.) x 6”. Each is a die-cut softbound book titled “Travel Stories of Fan, Fan-ie, Ginger and Little Stitches, The Baseball Kids, Smallest Baseball Team in the World” by Valrie McMahan, illustrator and author, copyright 1933. Book I and 3 were published by The Doll University, and Book 2 by Toyland of America, both organizations established by McMahan with the notion of developing sports-themed toys and dolls for children during weary Depression era time. Her 12-acre estate in Atherton California was named “The Doll University” and she planned the building of a doll factory near Palo Alto to manufacture dolls that she designed. When she died in 1947 at age 65 she was known as “the doll lady” and described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “society beauty, author, artist, sports-woman and businesswoman”. The books are in near mint condition, and extremely rare. $200/400

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464. American Cloth Character “Pat-o-Pat” Doll by Effanbee with Original Booklet 15” (38 cm.) All cloth doll with pressed mask face, large blue sideglancing eyes, lushly-painted curly brows, button-shaped nose, closed mouth, blonde yarn hair in curly loops, stitch-jointed body with arms posed in front. When the torso is squeezed the doll “claps” her hands and cries out (according to the attached booklet she is singing “Pat-a-Cake”), wearing original costume. Attached to her wrist is booklet naming her “Effanbee Pato-Pat Doll” with instructions for use. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Effanbee, 1930s. Value Points: fine original finish, costume and booklet. $200/400

465. American Cloth “Scarecrow” from The Wizard of Oz by Ideal 16” (41 cm.) excluding hat. Of fine peach muslin, with slightdimensional shaping of facial features, large round eyes with centered black pupils, triangleshaped brows, red nose, wide 462. American Cloth “Pat-A-Cake” Designed beaming smile, yellow yarn hair, by Helen Trowbridge for Horsman stitch-jointed arms and legs, ail. 17” (43 cm.) Of fine peach muslin fabric, the flatbrown felt flannel hands, black det 463 dimensional face doll has hand-painted facial features felt flannel shoes. Condition: including blue side-glancing eyes, curly upper lashes, tiny brows, nostril dots, bowgenerally excellent. Comments: shaped lips, and brown yarn hair, stitch-jointed arms and legs, wearing original blue Ideal, circa 1939, the Scarecrow flowered cotton dress and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: designed character, as appeared in the 1939 by American artist, Helen Trowbridge, circa 1917, created first in her own workshops where she recruited local high school girls to cut and sew the dolls, with funds going to charitable groups overseen by author Edith Wharton, and later assigned to Horsman who marketed the doll as “Pat-a-Cake”. The doll story of this remarkable woman is detailed in Don Jensen’s Collector’s Guide to Horsman Dolls, pages 58-64. Value Points: rarely-found doll in fine state of preservation, by noted American artist. $400/600

463. American Cloth Doll “Binny” by Horsman with Original Cloth Label 11” (28 cm.) All cloth doll with muslin face having painted features, sideglancing ochre eyes, straight-line mouth, painted brown hair with stitched outline and attached silk bow, the body being a simple armless and legless torso designed as a pillow, of plaid cotton material with attached pleated skirt of the same material. Condition: fair/good, some fading, spotting. Marks: Binney... (original cloth label). Comments: Binney and her brother Binks were introduced by Horsman in 1916. Value Points: the cuddly “pillow” doll is very rare to find, especially with this original label. $300/400

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Wizard of Oz film, the role made famous by Ray Bolger. Value Points: rare American cloth doll wears his original blue and yellow flannel costume with colorful patches and yellow yarn fringe to match hair, red belt and red banded black hat. $600/900

466. Set, American Cloth Characters “The Three Little Pigs” by Effanbee 10” (25 cm.) Of fine peach muslin, the softly-stuffed piglets have elaborate stitching including nostril circles, two facial center seams, stitched ears, with black felt eyes, painted blush spots, and are wearing their original cotton costumes in various patterns, with cotton bow ties. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee (cloth tags on costumes, with NRA labels). Comments: Effanbee, circa 1933, the dolls were issued at the release time of Disney’s animated film, Three Little Pigs. Value Points: rarely found cloth dolls in fine state of preservation with original tagged costumes. $800/1200

467. Early 1900s Doll’s Walnut Double Swing 17” (43 cm.) A walnut double swing of fine walnut or cherry wood with natural finish, and designed to fold flat when not in use, is equipped with a pair of facing chairs and foot rest. Probably American, early 20th century, fine craftsmanship. $600/900

467.1. German Chocolate Brown Mohair Bear by Steiff 14” (36 cm.) Brushed chocolate-brown mohair teddy has amber glass eyes, black embroidered nose tip, stitched ears, swivel head and jointed limbs, and felt paw pads. With original underscored Steiff button and yellow tag in

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ear. Generally excellent. Germany, Steiff, circa 1930s. $300/500


Amberg Dolls The World’s Standard USA. Comments: Fulper for Amberg, circa 1918. Value Points: all-original unplayed with doll with original costume and paper label “Amberg’s Victory Doll” with directions for sleeping eyes and a note that “Amberg Fool Proof Eyes are made on patented springs which prevent eyes from being dislodged when you poke your finger into them”. $400/600

468. All-Original French Cloth Character Girl by Raynal in Original box 19” (48 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes with decorative glaze and white dot and half-circle accents, brown curly lashes, black upper eyeliner, closed mouth with red lips, glaze-accented lower lip, brunette mohair wig with bangs and short curls, muslin torso and felt limbs, jointing at hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Poupées Raynal Made in France (original paper label). Comments: Raynal, 1930s. Value Points: perfectly-preserved doll presented in her original labeled box, model 102, wearing rose rayon dress, organdy undergarments, kidskin shoes, socks, and with original label from the Paris department store, Aux Galeries Lafayette, with price of 89 fr. $800/1200

469. All-Original American Bisque “Victory Doll” by Fulper for Amberg 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lashes, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition bent limb baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks; CMU (in triangle) Fulper (in oval)

470. All-Original German Painted Bisque Character, 320, by Heubach Koppelsdorf 15” (38 cm.) Painted bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted brown lashes and brown eye shadow, feathered brows, pierced nostrils, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition baby body. Condition: generally excellent.

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Marks: Heubach Koppelsdorf 320 2/0 Germany. Comments: circa 1925. Value Points: beautiful complexion, original wig, body, and wearing original costume. $200/300

471. Two German Tin Miniature Toys 6” (15 cm.) l. carriage. Including pressed tin carriage with wickerlike designs and spoked wheels, along with a tin baby bath stand with hinged lid, towel bars, and storage compartment, in original cream paint with gilt stencil and blue edging, attributed to Bing. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910. $300/500

472. French Bisque Portrait of Princess Elizabeth by SFBJ with Original Costume 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, grey glass sleep and flirty eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with coral-shaded lips, brunette human hair wig in original curls, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 71 Unis France 149 306 Jumeau 1938 Paris (incised on head). Comments: SFBJ/Unis France, circa 1938, a pair of dolls was made to commemorate a visit to Paris of the young British princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret. The facial model was used exclusively for these dolls. Value Points: rare doll in pristine condition, beautiful complexion, original wig, body and body finish, and wearing original organdy and velvet dress with silk flowers, bonnet, undergarments, socks and shoes. $2500/3500

473. Very Rare French Bisque Exhibition Model of Princess Elizabeth by SFBJ 33” (84 cm.) Bisque socket head with original rosy complexion, blue glass eyes with dark eyeliner, real lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded lips, long brunette hand-tied human hair wig. Condition: generally excellent, body repainted, 2 ½” original firing line on right side of forehead. Marks: Unis France 71 149 306 Jumeau 1938 Paris (head)

Jumeau Paris Princess (impressed mark on body). Comments: SFBJ, 1938, custom dolls representing the two young princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret were created by SFBJ in 1938 to commemorate their royal visit to France. Smaller sizes of the dolls were offered to the public, but this larger size was designed as an Exhibition models only. Value Points: very rare doll is wearing her original organdy dress with embroidered flowers, and having coronet of flowers in her hair. The doll originally belonged to the child film star, Margaret O’Brien and letter of provenance is included. Ex-collection Billie Nelson Tyrell. $3000/4000

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476. Pristine German Character “Claire” by Kathe Kruse in Original Box 18” (46 cm.) Socket head, with painted facial features, shaded blue eyes, black and brown upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth with pouting expression, blonde human hair, firmly-stuffed cloth body with disc jointing at hips and stitch-jointed shoulders. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse Made in US Zone Germany, 8 Juli 1956, 554152 (feet stamps). Comments: Kathe Kruse, circa 1957, model XlV H/351 (box label and paper label on doll). with ink inscribed name “Claire” also on box. Value Points: pristine condition of the doll with rare slim body, wearing her original blue organza dress with white striping, undergarments, shoes and socks, with original label and box. $1500/2200

477. English Cloth Red-Haired Girl by Chad Valley 12” (30 cm.) Felt pressed and painted swivel head with painted blue side-glancing eyes, painted curly side lashes, fringed brows, closed mouth with red lips, rosy cheeks, red curly short hair, muslin torso, velvet jointed limbs. Condition: generally excellent, Marks: Chad Valley (original paper label). Comments: Chad Valley, England, 1930s. Value Points: in bright fresh condition, with rare red hair and bright red lips, wearing original dress with patterned borders, undergarments, red shoes. $300/500

478. American Cloth “Happy Birthday” Doll by Georgene Dolls 13” (33 cm.) All cloth doll with mask pressed face, painted blue side-glancing eyes, accented nostrils, closed mouth rosy cheeks, auburn curly floss hair, peach muslin body with mitten style hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Happy Birthday To You, Georgene Dolls (original paper hanging tag”). Comments: Georgene Dolls, circa 1940. Value Points: the sweet-faced child wears her original organdy dress with lace and ribbon trim, matching undies, socks and shoes and carries green and blue yarn pom-pom, with original paper tag. $300/500

479. French Composition Character “Toto” Designed by Guerin 14” (36 cm.) Composition head posed uptilted with amusing caricature features such as “bug” eyes, long nose and wide beaming smile, brunette mohair wig, muslin body with disc-jointed limbs, celluloid hands. Condition: generally excellent, little nose rub. Comments: depicted is “Toto” from illustrations by the Parisian cartoonist, Raoul Guerin, early 20th century; his quirky characters created with a deft light sketch appeared in newspapers such as Le Journal, and, as in this case, were occasionally

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created as dolls. Value Points: rare character with distinctive features, original body and costume of French schoolboy. $300/500

480. Rare English Felt Cartoon Character “George” by Tom Webster for Chad Valley 12” (30 cm.) High-domed felt head has


feet, original red cotton dress; and Swee’Pea with mask-pressed face having wide googly-shaped eyes, button nose, and crooked smile, original baby bunting and cap. Condition: very good, some surface dust. Marks: (Popeye and Olive Oyl have original humorous paper labels from Effanbee). Comments: Effanbee, 1930s. Value Points: very rare models, Popeye and Olive Oyl have their especially rare original paper labels. $1100/1500

inset glass downcast googly eyes, painted high brows, unusual flat-front nose, applied stuck-out unruly whiskers and stitched ears, elongated throat, muslin torso and limbs except felt hands and feet, wearing original black felt cap, leather collar, silk tie, felt jacket and trousers. Condition: generally excellent, slight dustiness. Marks: Tom Webster’s George Reg’d (label on jacket) Hygienic Toys made in England Chad Valley (label on foot). Comments: Chad Valley, late 1920s, inspired by the character, George, from the popular Tom Webster sporting cartoons that appeared in the London Daily Mail of that era. A fascinating biography of Webster appears online in British Cartoon Archives. Value Points: very rare character, with two cloth labels, and delightfullyamusing features. $800/1200

481. American Cloth Comic Strip Characters Popeye, Olive Oyl and Swee’Pea by Effanbee 16” (41 cm.) Popeye. Popeye is cloth with stitch-shaped head, stitched-on nose and ears, painted features, corn-cob pipe at side of mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body with muscular shoulders and printed tattoos on arms, composition feet, wearing cloth sailor suit and cap; along with Olive Oyl with pressed oil cloth head having painted black hair with pointy pony tail to match her extended nose, “O” shaped eyes, downcast lips, muslin body with sewn-on over-sized

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483. American Felt Dolls, Becassine and Joel with Goose, by R. John Wright 12” (30 cm.) Each has felt swivel head with very stylized painted facial features, black dot eyes, one-stroke brows, mohair wig, jointed shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Silly Goose Tales L’Enfance de Becassine R. John Wright 171/400 (on each doll, he also marked “Joel” and she “L’Enfance de Becassine”. Comments: R. John Wright, the dolls were presented at the 2006 UFDC convention as souvenir doll and companion. Value Points: each in its original box, with original document, each with near mint costumes, numbered tags; also included is white mohair Goose with flappable wings and RJW button. $700/900

484. American Cloth Doll “Emily and the Enchanted Doll” by R. John Wright 16” (41 cm.) Felt swivel head with painted facial features, blue shaded eyes, white eye dots, side feathered lashes, short brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shy expression, auburn mohair wig with bangs and curls, five piece felt body. Condition: generally excellent Marks: R. John Wright, Emily and the Enchanted Doll...No 31/150 (paper label, also green paper tag). Comments: made exclusively for the Enchanted Doll House in 1984 in a limited edition of 150 of which this is #52. Value Points: in fine near mint condition, the little girl wears her white organdy dress with tucks and lace, undergarments, knit socks, black felt shoes, and carries a little miniature cloth doll in pink dress with tiny parasol, presented in original labeled box. $800/1100

482. American Felt Character “The Little Prince” by R. John Wright 18” (46 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, dark brown eyes, painted side lashes, short blonde mohair curls, jointed shoulders and hips, wearing a white aviation jump suit with yellow felt sash, silver medallions, grey felt boots, long bright green felt coat with brown felt lining and cuffs and yellow felt cut-outs of stars decorating the shoulder epaulets, and with 8” stainless steel sword. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: R. John Wright The Little Prince Made Exclusively for The Toy Shoppe 90/250. (paper label). Comments: R. John Wright, 1983/84. Value Points: rare model of the beloved story book figure is well-preserved, with original labeled box. $1100/1400

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485. American Felt Character Doll, Little Boy Blue, by R. John Wright

486. American Felt Doll “Edward and His Rum-aDum Drum” by R. John Wright

17” (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, blue painted eyes, painted curly side lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale lips, all felt body with jointing at shoulders and hips, wearing original blue linen smock, woolen short, striped knit stockings, black felt shoes, felt cap and carrying wooden horn with striped yarn neck rope. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Little Boy Blue 26/100 (original paper label). Comments: R. John Wright, the model was issued as part of The Nursery Rhyme Series, circa 1992. Value Points: original costume, labels and box of the wonderfully-designed doll. $900/1400

17” (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth in pensive expression, auburn mohair wig, five-piece felt body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: R. John Wright/Edward and his Rum-a-Tum Drum/Made Exclusively for The Enchanted Doll House/20/150 (paper label on costume and box label). Comments: R. John Wright, the model was released in 1985 in a very limited edition of 150 dolls for the famous New England doll shop. Value Points: very rare and perfectly preserved model, wearing original wine-colored velvet costume with ruffled collar and cuffs, matching cap, stockings, shoes,and carrying a customdesigned wooden drum with leather straps and drumsticks, preserved in its original box with documents. $900/1400

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bud shaped lips, softlystuffed muslin body, composition lower arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent, eyes faded. Marks: Ideal Doll. Comments: Ideal, circa 1935. Value Points: the large mama baby is wearing her original blue organdy gown and ruffled bonnet, undergarments, socks and shoes, and is presented in her original labeled box. $150/250

489. American Composition Celebrity Doll. “Shirley Temple”, by Ideal in Original Box 17” (43 cm.) All-composition with socket head, five-piece body, green sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, open mouth, row of teeth, smiling expression, blonde mohair ringlet curls. Condition: near mint, eyes some fading. Marks: Shirley Temple Ideal N&T co. 17 (doll). Comments: Ideal, circa 1935, portrait doll of the child film star. Value Points: in fine unplayed with condition, perfect coiffure, wearing crisp original pink organdy pleated dress with original tag, undergarments, shoes, and socks, and presented in her original box. $500/800

487. American Composition “Charlie McCarthy” Celebrity Doll by Effanbee 19” (48 cm.) Composition shoulder head depicting adult man, with brown painted side-parted hair, painted brown eyes with white eyedots, painted lashes, red and black eyeliner, feathered brows, accented nostrils, hinged jaw with painted teeth, pullstring at the back of the head which causes the mouth to open and close, muslin body with stitch-jointing at shoulders and hips, composition hands with painted white gloves, composition feet with sculpted shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Effanbee,circa 1937, portrait of Charlie McCarthy. Value Points: near mint condition, the gentleman doll is wearing his original black formal costume, top hat and monocle. $400/600

488. American Composition Baby by Ideal in Original Costume and Box 20” (51 cm.) Solid domed composition head with flanged neck, blue sleep eyes, lashes, painted dark lashes, dark eye shadow, closed mouth with rose-

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It is fitting that the private collection

Composition Dolls from the Jensen Collection, Part I

of these noted collectors of early 20th century American dolls will be offered at the July 28th auction. The couple were associate editors of Doll News for two years, presented programs and seminars at many UFDC conventions, chaired the modern competitive exhibit, organized highlight tours for a number of conventions and, as a consequence, inspired many new collectors to an understanding of the historical importance of the unique American style doll of the first half of the 1900s. Along the way, Don found time to author many doll research articles, and, notably, published two reference books on Horsman dolls. In a chapter of Horsman Dolls, he quoted the Playthings eulogy of Edward Horsman, Jr, “Enthusiastic to a great degree, thoroughly American in all his aims and ideals…he was one of those men to whom all who knew him looked for great things, and he never disappointed these expectations.” The same could be said for the too-soon late Don Jensen. 490. American Composition/Wooden “Band Leader” Designed by Maxfield Parrish for Cameo

Jensen wrote of the special appeal of advertising dolls, and, in particular, noted this doll. Value Points: rare and intricately-designed fabulous character designed by sought-after American illustrator. $900/1500

19” (48 cm.) Composition socket head with very characterized expression, wooden top hat of band leader with decorative wooden plume and black brim, composition torso sculpted as a red jacket with applied wooden buttons and yellow cord, all-wooden jointed arms and legs, wooden hands drilled for carrying baton and with slits for holding signs, and painted wooden shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: General Electric Radio (and GE logo,on hat). Comments: the figure was designed by famed American illustrator, Maxfield Parrish, as a promotional piece by General Electric, and created in doll form by Joseph Kallus of Cameo, circa 1930. In their premiere on-going column “Doll Talk” for Contemporary Doll Collector, Don

491. American Promotional “Radiotron Man” Designed by Maxfield Parrish for Cameo 15” (38 cm.) The vibrantly-painted figure features sculpted and painted hair and facial features beneath a wooden hat in the shape of an early radio tube, the composition head and torso sculpted as one with defined blue shirt, white collar, and red chest banner reading “RCA Radiotrons”; his arms, legs and feet are segmented-wood allowing ample articulation, and his hands are slit for holding promotional cards. Condition: very good/excellent, some few flakes on complexion. Comments: the figure was designed by American artist, Joseph Kallus, after illustrations by Maxfield Parrish,and produced by Cameo in 1926 as a promotional display for RCA. Value Points: colorful and attention-commanding figure designed by the noted American illustrator. $600/800

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492. American Composition Celebrity Doll “the Lone Ranger” with Original Costume and Label 15” (38 cm.) Composition head with flanged neck, painted hair and facial features, muslin body, composition lower limbs and sculpted shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Dollcraft Novelty (paper label). Comments: portrayed is The Lone Ranger from the popular radio show that aired from 1933 to the mid40s, and morphed into a TV show that ran from 1949 to 1957, made by Dollcraft Novelty and advertised in Playthings Magazine in 1937. Value Points: artistic painting of facial features and complexion, wearing factoryoriginal costume including mask, hat labeled The Lone Ranger in lasso-like lettering, gun belt with two toy pistols, and original colorful tag illustrating the Lone Ranger and Silver. $400/600

493. American Composition “Pinocchio” by Ideal with Original Box 11” (28 cm.) Composition socket head with highly-characterized features of the storybook character, black sculpted hair with pointed forelock curl to match his pointy nose, large blue “O” shaped eyes, over-sized ears, wide grin, on composition torso with woodensegmented arms and legs, painted red suit with yellow sleeves and buttons, and with original red flannel cap. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Pinocchio Des. & c. by Walt Disney, Made by Ideal Novelty & Toy. Comments: Ideal, circa 1940, licensed by Walt Disney and issued at the time of the Disney Pinocchio film. Value Points: flawless and vibrant condition of the positive-thinking fellow, he is preserved in his original box with imaginative designs. $500/800

494. American Wooden Character “Jiminy Cricket” by Ideal in Original Box 8” (20 cm.) All-wooden character depicting the character from Disney’s Pinocchio film of 1940,with swivel neck, egg-shaped head with painted features, side-glancing eyes, blue wooden top hat with felt brim and yellow band, two-piece wooden torso, segmented wooden arms with large white hands (the right hand holding a red wooden umbrella),and large blue shoes, with original cloth collar and tie. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Jiminy Cricket, Des.&C,by Walt Disney, Ideal Novelty & Toy Co. Comments: Ideal, circa 1940. Value Points: delightful character with brilliant and vivid colors is wonderfully-preserved, and is presented with his original box. $500/800

495. American Composition “Dick Tracy” with Sculpted Costume 13” (33 cm.) All composition doll with swivel head and one-piece sculpted statuary-like body, sculpted green hat, painted facial features in highlycharacterized Dick Tracy style, sculpted costume comprising yellow trench coat, white shirt, red tie, black pants and painted orange/red shoes, with pull-string at back of head to open and closed the hinged jaw. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1940s. Value Points: rare to find figure especially in these well-preserved brilliant colors. $300/400

496. Grand-Size American Composition “Dopey” from Snow White by Ideal 19” (48 cm.) Solid domed head with flanged neck and highly-characterized features depicting the beloved animated film character, large blue “O” shaped eyes, painted three upper lashes, pointy nose, hinged jaw, muslin body with over-sized composition hands, wearing flannel orange jacket, “Dopey” cap, purple stitched-on shoes, trousers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Ideal Doll. Comments: Ideal, the Walt Disney licensed figure was presented at the time of the 1937 animated film, and was designed as a “talking” figure whose mouth opened and closed when string pulled at the back of his head. Value Points: very rare grand size is wonderfully-preserved with nearflawless complexion and painting, original costume and colorful original box (cap not shown in photo). $600/900

497. American Celebrity Doll “ Howdy Doody” in Original Colorful Box by Effanbee 19” (48 cm.) Solid domed composition head with flanged neck, sculpted red hair in neatlyarranged style, sleep brown eyes, closed mouth in broad smile with painted teeth, rosy complexion and liberally-sprinkled freckles overall his face and ears, cloth body, composition hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: depicted is Howdy Doody, circa 1948, released by Effanbee during the second year of the popular children’s TV show; attached to the doll is an original paper label with a hand-written notation “For Lorraine & Elaine, May 11, Wed. 1949 from Mother & Dad”. Value Points: pristine condition of the beloved character from early TV, wearing crisp fresh costume with Howdy Doody neck scarf, and preserved in his original box with colorful decorations and the theme “Howdy Doody, America’s Favorite Cowboy”. $400/600

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498. American Composition Celebrity Doll “Ella Cinders” by Horsman 18” (46 cm.) Composition head with painted blue side-glancing eyes, painted upper lashes, freckles, rosy cheeks, black mohair bobbed wig, muslin torso, composition limbs, wearing original blue and white checkered dress with apron, bloomers, socks, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. M.N.S. (doll) Ella Cinders c. 1925 Horsman Doll,Made in USA (cloth tag on costume. Horsman, circa 1925, the model is rarely found in this wigged version. $400/600

499. American Composition Celebrity Doll Depicting Silent Screen Actor, John Bunny 14” (36 cm.) Composition head with uniquelysculpted facial features and center-parted neatlycombed sculpted hair, high arched brows, deeply set painted eyes, strong nose, closed mouth in laughing expression with two rows of beaded teeth, impressed dimples, plump muslin body with short limbs, sewn on black shoes, composition hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: John Bunny Doll Copyright L.A. & S 1914 Made exclusively by Louis Amberg & Son,N.Y. with the consent of John Bunny, the famous Moving Picture hero of the Vitagraph Co. (cloth label on costume). Comments: Amberg, circa 1914, the doll exactly captures the appearance and personality of the silent film actor. Value Points: rare and superbly sculpted doll with perfectlypreserved condition and costume. $800/1000

500. Very Rare American Composition Celebrity Doll “Baby Peggy” by Amberg 19” (48 cm.) Composition shoulder head of chubby-faced girl with sculpted black hair in short bob and bangs, painted facial features, brown/ grey eyes with white eyedots, painted curly upper lashes and short feathered brows, closed mouth with smiling expression and painted teeth, muslin torso and upper limbs, composition lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Baby Peggy “The Nation’s Darling” copr. 1928 L.A.&S N.Y. Made by exclusive arrangement with Baby Peggy Montgomery thru Century Film Corp. (cloth label on costume). Comments: Amberg, portrait doll of the early film child star, circa 1928. Value Points: very rare doll in wonderful state of preservation, wearing original purple organdy dress with lace trim, matching undies, socks, and shoes. $600/900

501. American Composition Doll Representing “Hopalong Cassidy” 11” (28 cm.) Solid domed composition head depicting adult man, flanged neck, sculpted brown hair combed away from face, painted facial features, blue sideglancing eyes, closed mouth with modeled row of teeth, muslin body with sewn-on black cloth shoes, disc-jointed arms and legs, composition hands. Condition: very good. Comments: according to Don Jensen’s research, the doll represents William Boyd, the early Hollywood actor, as Hopalong ( Boyd had purchased all licensing rights to the Hopalong Cassidy character during the 1930s) yet curiously wears the classic costume as depicted in the earlier books. Value Points: the handsome character ihas floppy-brimmed hat, blue cotton shirt, neck scarf, holster and toy pistol, and yellow faux-suede pants. $400/600

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502. AllOriginal American Composition Celebrity Doll, W.C. Fields, by Effanbee 18” (46 cm.) Composition shoulder head with sculpted brown hair in neat side-parted style, painted facial features, shaded blue eyes in well-defined eye sockets, thick brows, prominent nose, hinged jaw with painted teeth, cloth torso with composition hands and feet, sculpted shoes and gloves. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: W.C. Fields An Effanbee Product. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1928, portrait of the celebrity comedian, whose long career spanned vaudeville, stage, silent films, talkies, and radio. Value Points: very detailed and realistic portrait doll, wearing original costume including plaid woolen pants, black woolen coat, shirt, polka dot tie, stick pin, spats and grey flannel top hat. and preserved in his original box with colorful end label. $800/1200

503. American Composition Celebrity Doll, Charlie Chaplin, by Amberg 15” (38 cm.) Composition flanged head with sculpted facial features to resemble Chaplin, sculpted short black curly hair, painted brown side-glancing eyes, little sculpted moustache, closed mouth, cloth body with pin-jointing, sewn-on black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Charlie Chaplin, World’s Greatest Comedian... Amberg (cloth tag on wrist). Comments: Amberg, circa 1915, the doll was described by Don Jensen in his Contemporary Doll Collector column: “one of the best images [of Chaplin] was the first, created in 1915 by Louis Amberg & Son”. Value Points: now nearly 100 years old, the doll is wonderfully-preserved, wearing his original costume with fine original finish. $400/600

504. American Composition Celebrity Doll, Charlie Chaplin, as Tumbling Doll 12” (30 cm.) Composition head with sculpted black derby hat and sculpted hair, painted facial features, side-glancing eyes, sculpted moustache, closed mouth, on carton torso, loose pants lower legs with brown cloth sewn-on shoe-feet, metal arms. When the arms are twisted, as original cloth label dictates, the doll performs a series of somersaults. Condition: generally excellent, functions well. Marks: Trademark

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“Gee” Tumbling Toys, Turn arm in direction of arrow (cloth tag on arm). Comments: depicted is Charlie Chaplin performing his famous somersaults, circa 1918. The toy was created by Gund in 1917, according to research uncovered by Don Jensen. Value Points: rare and wellpreserved amusing toy. $200/400

505. American Composition Celebrity Doll, Jackie Coogan, by Horsman 13” (33 cm.) Composition shoulder head with painted facial features, side-glancing brown eyes, curly upper lashes, single stroke brows, closed mouth, sculpted brown hair in short bobbed fashion, muslin torso and disc-jointed legs, composition jointed arms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E.I.H. c. 1920 (doll) Jackie Coogan Kid Licensed by Jackie Coogan Patent Pending (costume). Comments: Horsman, portrait doll of the child celebrity film star known popularly as “The Kid” based upon his appearance in the 1921 Charlie Chaplin film of that name. The head was modeled for this Horsman licensed doll by Helen Trowbridge. Value Points: fine condition with flawless complexion and hair, wearing original turtleneck sweater, striped pants, shoes, and plaid cap, and with button “Horsman’s Jackie Coogan Kid”. $500/700


Doll Co. Comments: Cameo, circa 1941, released in conjunction with the popular film. Value Points: rare beloved animal character is wonderfully-preserved condition. $300/500

508. Three American Composition Comic Strip Characters, Dagwood, Blondie and Baby Dumpling by Knickerbocker

506. American Composition Celebrity Doll, Judy Garland, by Ideal 16” (41 cm.) Composition socket head, large brown sleep eyes, real lashes, painted lashes, dark eye shadow, feathered brows, open mouth, four teeth, brunette hair in braids, five piece composition body. Condition: generally excellent, eyes especially fine, two finger tips chipped on left hand. Marks: 16 Ideal Doll Made in USA (head) USA 16 (body). Comments: Ideal’s portrayal of Judy Garland, presented as Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” film of 1939. Value Points: rare doll in original condition with gleaming complexion, wearing original signature blue and white checkered Dorothy dress, undergarments, blue leatherette ankle boots. $600/900

507. American Composition “Dumbo the Elephant” by Cameo

14” (36 cm.) and 6”. Each is all-composition, with socket head and five-piece body, Blondie being a standard child model with green sleep eyes, lashes, blonde human hair, and closed mouth, while both Dagwood and Baby Dumpling have uniquely-sculpted facial features and hair inspired by the drawings of comic strip artist Chic Young including larger ears, “O” shaped eyes and wide beaming smiles. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Knickerbocker Toy (and Blondie with original paper label). Comments: Knickerbocker, early licensed comic character dolls of the 1930s. Value Points: rare dolls, especially rare to find as a set, each with fine original finish and original costumes. $900/1400

9” (23 cm.) All-composition with swivel head and one-piece body posed standing on back legs, inset flirty disc eyes, long trunk with pink tip, sculpted yellow clown hat, applied felt ears and ruffled silk-like collar. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Cameo

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509. Pair, American Composition Ferdinand the Bull and Matador by Ideal 9” (23 cm.) matador. Each is all-composition,


including Matador with jointed arms, sculpted, sideburns and thick brows, painted “O”-shaped upper glancing eyes, wide beaming smile with double row of teeth, painted white socks and black shoes, wearing original velvet costume; and Ferdinand, the black bull with white mask face and underbelly, sculpted mane and horns, painted heavily-lidded eyes, with daisy in his mouth. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: C. Walt Disney Ideal N&T Co. Comments: depicted are characters from the 1938 Disney animated short film, Ferdinand the Bull, telling the story of the Bull who preferred to smell the flowers rather than fight. Value Points: rare dolls in well-preserved condition. $500/800

and striped pants. Value Points: rare bodies, finest original condition, and original identification tags touting them as “doll of a thousand poses”. $500/800

511. American Composition “Anne of Green Gables” by Effanbee in Original Box

510. Two American Composition Celebrity Dolls, Fanny Bride and Mortimer Snerd, by Ideal 12” (30 cm.) Each has composition flanged head with sculpted hair and painted facial features, wooden block torso and feet, flexy metal body designed to pose in infinite ways, composition hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Ideal Doll (heads). Comments: Ideal, 1930s depicted are Fannie Brice in her signature comedic role as Baby Snooks with wide grin, curly hair with ribbon loop and original costume; and Edgar Bergen’s Mortimer Snerd with goofy grin, two buck teeth, original brown flannel jacket

13” (33 cm.) Composition socket head, brown sleep eyes, mohair lashes, real lashes, arched brows, blonde mohair wig with bangs and braids, five-piece composition body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patricia (doll). Comments: Effanbee, circa 1934, with use of Patricia model head, inspired by the film, “Anne of Green Gables” of that year, played by the actress Dawn O’Day, who changed her name to Anne Shirley after making this film (and, as a side note, then inspired the Effanbee Anne-Shirley series of dolls). Value Points: rare model in very fine state of preservation, fine original complexion and wig, wearing original (tagged) plaid school dress with matching drawers, shoes, socks, yellow felt hat, and presented in original box with original brass heart bracelet and original paper label “I am Anne Shirley”. $400/600

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512. American Composition “Captain Kidd” Sculpted by Grace Corry for Madame Hendron in Original Costume 13” (33 cm.) Composition shoulder head with sculpted short hair brushed across the forehead, painted facial features, brown painted eyes and eye shadow, very chubby cheeks with impressed dimples, small impish smile, muslin torso, jointed composition arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Madame Hendron Dolls, “Captain Kidd”, The Pirate Bold. Commets: Madame Hendron, from facial model by Grace Corry Rockwell, circa 1930s. Value Points: rare doll with wonderful face, wearing original costume including cap, and with original label. $500/800

514. American Composition Promotional Doll, “Uneeda Boy” by Ideal 15” (38 cm.) Solid domed composition head with flanged neck, tinted brown boyish hair, painted facial features, blue eyes, solemn expression, muslin body with composition lower legs designed to appear as rain boots, and composition arms. Condition: generally excellent, one tiny flake on upper lip. Comments: Ideal, circa 1914, the doll was issued as a promotional for the Uneeda Biscuit Company. Value Points: rare to find in this fine condition, the doll wears original striped cotton romper under yellow cotton raincoat, matching hat, and carries a miniature package of Uneeda Biscuits; with original cloth label on his sleeve and original celluloid button. $500/800

513. American Composition Grumpykins in Cowboy Costume by Effanbee 13” (33 cm.) Composition shoulder head with sculpted short curly hair, painted facial features with side-glancing blue eyes and defined “grumpy” expression, firmlystuffed muslin body, composition hands and feet, painted black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Walk, Talk, Sleep,.. Comments: Effanbee, the 1930s Grumpy model designed by Ernesto Peruggi for Effanbee. Value Points: wonderful model emphasizing the popularity of cowboy lore during this era, wearing his original cotton checkered shirt, trousers with suede chaps and brown leather trim and holster, toy pistol, cowboy hat. $300/500

515. American Composition Grumpykins by Effanbee in Original Policeman Uniform 11” (28 cm.) Composition shoulder head with sculpted short curly hair, painted facial features with side-glancing blue eyes and defined “grumpy” expression, firmly-stuffed muslin body, composition hands and feet, painted black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Walk, Talk, Sleep,.. Comments: Effanbee, the 1930s Grumpy model designed by Ernesto Peruggi for Effanbee. Value Points: very fine original condition, the doll is wearing original policeman’s uniform with blue cotton shirt, denim pants, brimmed cap, holster with belt and pistol. $300/500

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516. American Composition Buddy Lee in Rare “Hubbard’s Sunshine” Uniform 13” (33 cm.) Allcomposition doll with onepiece head, torso and legs, jointed arms, painted black boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Buddy Lee, circa 1940, from the line of promotional dolls featuring uniform costumes of the H.D.Lee company; the dolls were created as display mannequins for the uniform company. Value Points: wearing very rare khaki serge uniform and cap with embroidered label “Hubbard Sunshine”; according to research by Don Jensen, the doll is wearing the uniform of Hubbard Milling Co of Minnesota which offered a diverse line of milled cereals and cake flour. No other example of this uniform is known to exist at this time. $700/1000

517. American Composition “Skippy” in Aviator Uniform by Effanbee 14” (36 cm.) Solid domed composition head, sculpted brown boyish hair with defined forelock, painted facial features, large round blue sideglancing eyes, painted upper lashes, commashaped brows, tiny mouth, muslin torso, composition jointed arms and legs, sculpted and painted high brown boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Effanbee, Skippy was designed by Bernard Lipfert, inspired by the comic strip character of P.L. Crosby; so beloved was the innocent appearing little boy that the doll was made from 1928 into the early 1940s, this example being

from the latter era wearing his original pilot’s flying uniform of WWII era, including cap and goggles, and with “I am Skippy” pin. $500/800

518. Rare American Composition Celebrity Doll of Jackie Robinson 13” (33 cm.) All-composition doll with brown complexion, black sculpted short hair, painted facial features, dark brown side-glancing eyes, dark eye shadow, closed mouth with painted teeth, five-piece composition body. Condition: generally excellent, chip on right ear, torso and one arm well-crazed (under costume). Comments: portrait doll of Jackie Robinson, produced by Allied-Grand Doll Co, the doll appeared in Playthings in March 1950. Jackie Robinson (1919-1953), whose name is most known for having broken the racial barrier against black players in professional baseball, yet is also known to baseball fans for his exceptional playing career; in 1997 his playing number 42, was retired from use by any major league team. Value Points: with superbly-preserved complexion and painting, Jackie wears his original Brooklyn Dodgers flannel uniform with number 42 stitched on the back, “B” on his cap, and “Brooklyn Dodgers” on his jacket and shirt front. $800/1100

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teeth, blushed cheeks, muslin baby torso and upper limbs, composition lower legs and arms. Condition: generally excellent, surface paint flaking on right leg, few splits on left palm. Marks: Vanta Baby Amberg (doll and costume). Comments: Amberg, circa 1920s, the doll was issued as promotional model for the Vanta baby clothing line. Value Points: rare to find model with beautiful finish on face and hair, original rose baby gown and bonnet, and with original “Vanta Baby” paper label. $300/500

521. Wonderful American Composition “Bright Star” with Trousseau, by Horsman

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11” (28 cm.) Composition socket head, green sleep eyes, lashes, painted lashes and brows, open mouth, row of teeth, blonde mohair curly wig, five-piece composition toddler body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Horsman’s Bright Star (original paper label). Comments: Horsman, circa 1935, “Bright Star” was issued to appeal to the public clamoring for Shirley Temple type dolls. Value Points: pristine condition, wearing original polka dot pleated dress, undies, shoes and socks, and presented in her original trousseau case with four additional dresses (two with hats), two romper suits, flannel coat and hat, cotton jump suit and flannel robe, extra pair of shoes, skates, and wire hangers. The doll was featured on the back cover of Collector’s Guide to Horsman Dolls by Don Jensen. $900/1300

519. American Composition Red Head Mary Ann for Bloomingdale’s by Effanbee 20” (51 cm.) Composition socket head on composition shoulder plate, brown sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lashes, feathered brows, open mouth, four teeth, carrotred human hair in curled bobbed style, muslin torso, composition arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Mary Ann c. (head) Lov’ums (shoulder plate). Comments: Effanbee, their Mary Ann model, circa 1925. Value Points: rare model in pristine condition, with striking original hair, original costume, and tag indicating its special production for the New York Bloomingdale department store, “I’m the new Bloomingdale Red Head, Everybody’s Talking About Me”. $400/600

520. American Composition “Vanta Baby” by Amberg 16” (41 cm.) Composition shoulder head with sculpted short curly hair in tan/brown color, blue sleep eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, open mouth, two beaded upper

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522. All-Original American Composition Child by Horsman with Rare Jointed Knees 18” (46 cm.) Composition shoulder head, green sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth, bowshaped lips, blonde mohair wig, muslin torso, composition jointed arms, composition legs with jointing at hips and above the knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E.I.H. c. E.I. Horsman Inc. (doll). Comments: Horsman, circa 1930. Value Points: in pristine unplayed with condition, the doll is wearing her original cotton dress with colorful dot-printed fabric and matching bonnet with two-tiers of ruffles, undergarment, socks and shoes. $400/600

523. All-Original American Composition “Rosebud” by Horsman 16” (41 cm.) Composition socket head on composition shoulder plate, green sleep eyes, real lashes, painted lashes, open mouth, four teeth, impressed cheek dimples, brunette human hair wig, muslin torso, composition jointed arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Rosebud (doll) Horsman Doll

(cloth label on dress). Comments: Horsman, mid-1930s, a perennially popular model from their line. Value Points: pristine condition of the dimpled child, never played with, wearing beautiful original pink organdy dress with smocking, ruffled bonnet, undergarments, shoes and socks. $400/600

524. Superb American Composition “Dolly Rosebud” by Horsman in Original Box 16” (41 cm.) Composition head with flanged neck, small blue sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted curly lashes and brows, open mouth, four teeth, blushed cheeks, blonde mohair curly wig with bangs, muslin torso and upper legs, composition arms and lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E.I. Horsman, circa 1928. Value Points: exceptional fine state of preservation, virtually never out of box, the doll has flawless complexion and wig, original pink organdy dress with embroidery, three-tiered ruffled bonnet, undergarments, socks and shoes, and is presented in her original labeled box. The doll is featured on the front cover of Collector’s Guide to Horsman Dolls by Don Jensen. $600/900

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526. American Composition “Wee Patsy” by Effanbee 6” (15 cm.) All-composition with socket head and jointed five-piece body, sculpted short brown bobbed hair, painted facial features, painted white socks and black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Wee Patsy (doll). Comments: Effanbee, circa 1935. Value Points: the doll wears her original red cotton dress and undies, and has original celluloid pin “Colleen Moore Fairy Princess, An Effanbee Doll”. $200/300

527. American Composition “Patsy Joan” by Effanbee in Original Box 16” (41 cm.) All-composition with socket head, jointed limbs, sculpted brown bobbed hair and bangs, green sleep eyes, real lashes, painted lashes, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with rosebudshaped lips, five piece body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy Joan. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1935. Value Points: rarer model of the Patsy family with sleep eyes, original cotton striped romper suit and cap, socks, and green shoes, with original paper wrist tag “This is Patsy Joan, the Lovable Imp”, and presented in original colorful box. $300/500

528. American Composition “Patsy” by Effanbee, Early Patent Pending Model 13” (33 cm.) All-composition with socket head, five-piece body with jointing at shoulders and hips, sculpted short brown bobbed hair with

525. All-Original American Composition “Shirley Temple” by Ideal in Original Box 22” (56 cm.) All-composition with socket head, five-piece body with jointing at shoulders and hips, green sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lashes, feathered brows, open mouth in wide smile, row of teeth, impressed dimples, blonde mohair ringlet curled wig. Condition: generally excellent, eyes faded. Marks: Shirley Temple Ideal N&T Co (head and torso). Comments: Ideal, circa 1935, portrait doll of the beloved celebrity child star. Value Points: wearing original red flowered cotton dress with original cloth NRA label, original undies, socks, shoes, ribbons and celluloid pin, and preserved in her original box. $600/8000

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sculpted head band, painted green side-glancing eyes, curly upper lashes, tiny brows, bow-shaped mouth. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy Pat. Pending Doll, Comments: earliest issue of the named Patsy doll, 1928, Effanbee. Value Points: pristine condition with beautiful complexion and painting, original polka dot romper suit and cap, socks and shoes, with metal heart bracelet and original paper label “I am Patsy”, and in her original labeled box. $400/600

529. Rare American Composition “PatsyMae” by Effanbee in Original Box 27” (69 cm.) Composition socket head on composition shoulder plate,, very plump face, green sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lashes, short feathered brows, rounded nose, bowshaped lips, blonde human hair, muslin

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torso and upper legs, composition arms and lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy-Mae (head). Comments: Effanbee, the model was introduced in 1935, advertised as having “the slim strong bodies of healthy, happy 12 year-old girls”. Value Points: rare model from the Patsy series, this example with beautiful composition, original wig and costume with original Effanbee label, original box. $500/900

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530. American Composition “Patsyette” by Effanbee in Travel Case with Costumes 9” (23 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head, sculpted reddish-brown hair with short bobbed fashion and bangs, painted brown sideglancing eyes with very large pupils, painted upper lashes, single stroke brows, rosebudshaped mouth, five piece composition body. Marks: Effanbee Patsyette Doll. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: . Effanbee, the model was introduced in 1931. Value Points: the doll is presented in her original travel case with illustrations on the inside lid and owning three dresses, romper suit, red hooded cap, and pajamas, along with original “Member Patsy Fan Club” button. $300/500

531. American Composition “Patsy-Ann” by Effanbee with Rare Brown Complexion 19” (48 cm.) All-composition with socket head, five-piece body with jointing at shoulders and hips, brown complexion, brown sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted dark brown lashes and brows, closed mouth with bowshaped lips, black sculpted hair in short bobbed fashion. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy-Ann Pat. #1283558 (doll). Comments: Effanbee, circa 1932. Value Points: very rare model in pristine condition, with beautiful complexion, and wearing her original cotton dress with leaf design, undergarments, socks and shoes, metal heart bracelet. $600/800

532. Composition Patsy Lou by Effanbee with Rare Costume, Possibly Bullock’s Exclusive 22” (56 cm.) Composition socket head with sculpted short brown bobbed hair and bangs, green sleep eyes, real lashes, painted short curly lashes, button nose, closed mouth with rose-bud- shaped style lips, five piece composition body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy Lou. Comments: Effanbee, the model was introduced in 1931, and according to research by Patricia Schoonmaker, the dress, which is original to the doll, was likely created by Sara Barrett in as exclusive for Bullock’s of Los Angeles; the seamstress created exclusive styles for that store during the 1930s. Value Points: the larger sleep-eyed PatsyLou, rare to find, has beautiful coloring and eyes, original exclusive costume of pink organdy with matching heart-shaped bonet, undergarments, shoes, socks, and gold heart bracelet. $500/800

533. American Composition “Patsy-Ann” by Effanbee in Original Costume 18” (46 cm.) Composition socket head, sculpted bobbed hair and bangs, green sleep eyes, real lashes, painted lashes, button- shaped nose, closed mouth, five-piece composition body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy-Ann c. Pat. 1283558. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1935. Value Points: rarer sleep- eyed child is wearing her original dotted Swiss cotton print dress, undergarments, shoes, and socks. $400/500

534. American Brown-Complexioned “Patsyette” by Effanbee 9” (23 cm.) All-composition with brown complexion, socket head, five-piece body, black sculpted hair in short bobbed fashion, brown side-glancing painted eyes, black lashes and brows, closed mouth in rosebudshape. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsyette. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1935. Value Points: rare brown complexion, crisp original costume and bonnet, undies, shoes and socks, and with original gold wrist heart bracelet. $300/500

535. American Composition “Patsy Jr” by Effanbee 11” (28 cm.) All-composition with socket head, five-piece body with jointing at shoulders and hips, sculpted short bobbed hair and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, little bow-shaped lips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy Jr. Doll. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1935. Value Points: pristine state, the little girl wears original yellow organdy dress, bonnet and undies, socks and shoes, with original celluloid pin. $300/500

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536. American Composition Brown-Complexioned “Patsy-Ruth” by Effanbee 24” (61 cm.) Brown-complexioned composition socket head on composition shoulder plate, brown sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lashes, short feathered brows, closed mouth, black human hair, brown muslin torso and upper legs, composition arms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee PatsyRuth (head) Effanbee Lov’ums (shoulder plate). Comments: Effanbee, circa 1934, the model was introduced that year. Value Points: very rare doll with wonderfully-preserved composition, wearing her original dress with NRA cloth tag, rompers, socks, shoes. $600/900

537. American Composition “Patsy Jr” by Effanbee with Sleep Eyes 11” (28 cm.) All-composition with socket head, five-piece body with jointing at shoulders and hips, sculpted short bobbed

hair, blue/green sleep eyes, lashes, painted lashes and brows, little bow-shaped lips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy Jr. Doll. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1935. Value Points: beautiful original finish, rarer sleep eyes, wearing original organdy dress, undies, sock, shoes and with gold wrist heart bracelet. $300/500

538. American Brown-Complexioned Composition “Patsy Jr” by Effanbee 11” (28 cm.) All-composition with light brown complexion, socket head, five-piece body with jointing at shoulders and hips, sculpted short bobbed black hair, painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, little bow-shaped lips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy Jr. Doll. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1935. Value Points: beautiful original finish with nice rosy cheeks on the rarer model, wearing original blue organdy dress, undies, socks and shoes. $400/500

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539. American Composition Wigged “Patsy Joan” by Effanbee with Original Costume and Box 16” (41 cm.) Composition socket head, sculpted short bobbed hair under original brunette mohair wig, green sleep eyes, painted lashes, real lashes, closed mouth with bow-shaped lips, five-piece composition body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy Joan. Comments: Effanbee,circa 1935. Value Points: rarer sleep-eyed wigged version, beautiful complexion and painting, the doll wears her original yellow organdy dress with orange trim, matching undies and bonnet, original brass wrist heart bracelet, original paper label “I am Patsy Joan”, and is presented in her original box. $500/700

11” (28 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head, sculpted short brown hair under original mohair curly wig, ,painted brown side-glancing eyes, button nose, tiny rose-bud shaped lips, composition five-piece body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy Jr. Doll. Comments: Effanbee, the doll was introduced in 1930 as Patsykins in the company’s publicity, although it continued to be labeled “Patsy Jr.”. Value Points: especially pretty doll in impeccable condition, with original blue organdy dress and cap, soft curls, fine complexion, gold heart bracelet, paper label “This is Patsykins” and original box labeled “Patsykins”. $400/700

541. Rare American Composition Sleep-eyed Wigged Patsy by Effanbee 14” (36 cm.) All-composition with socket head, sculpted bobbed hair under original brunette mohair curled wig, brown sleep eyes, lashes, painted lashes, rounded nose, closed mouth with rosebud-shaped lips, five-piece jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy (head and torso). Comments: Effanbee, circa 1930. Value Points: pristine condition of the beautiful child with rarer sleep eyes and original wig, wearing original yellow organdy dress, undies, bonnet, shoes and socks and with original brass heart wrist bracelet. $500/700

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543. American Composition “Patrica” in Unique Costume with Hoover Vacuum Cleaner

542. American Composition “Patsy-Ruth” by Effanbee in Original Box 27” (69 cm.) Composition socket head on composition shoulder plate,, very plump face, green sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lashes, short feathered brows, rounded nose, bow-shaped lips, blonde human hair, muslin torso and upper legs, composition arms and lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy-Ruth (head). Comments: Effanbee, the model was introduced in 1935, designed to appeal to older girls. Value Points: the rare model has very bright green eyes, beautiful complexion and is wearing her original green cotton romper and bloomers, cap with green bow, shoes and socks, gold heart bracelet, and has original box that is interestingly labeled “Patricia-Ruth”. She has a blue ribbon award from 1997 UFDC convention. $599/900

14” (36 cm.) All-composition with socket head, brown sleep eyes, lashes, real lashes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with bow-shaped lips, wheat blonde human hair wig, five-piece body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patricia. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1932. Value Points: hard-to-find model has beautiful complexion and eyes, wearing unique parlor maid uniform and cap, socks and black shoes, along with an appropriately-sized vintage toy “Hoover” cleaner. $500/700

544. American Composition “Patricia” by Effanbee with Brown Complexion 14” (36 cm.) Allcomposition with socket head, light brown complexion, sculpted black hair in bob with bangs, brown sleep eyes, lashes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth

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546. American Composition “Patsyette” by Effanbee 9” (23 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head, sculpted bobbed hair under original reddish/brown bobbed wig, painted brown side-glancing eyes, painted upper lashes, single stroke brows, rosebud-shaped mouth, five piece composition body Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsyette Doll Comments: Effanbee, the model was introduced in 1931. Value Points: rare wigged variation, the doll wears her original green organdy dress and panties, white fur coat, cap and muff, shoes and socks and has original brass heart bracelet. $200/300

547. American Composition “Patricia Joan” by Effanbee with Original Rare Tag 16” (41 cm.) All-composition with socket head, jointed limbs, sculpted brown bobbed hair and bangs under original brunette human hair, brown sleep eyes, real lashes, painted lashes, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with rosebudshaped lips, five piece body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy Joan. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1935. Value Points: rarer wigged model of the Patsy family, with beautifully-preserved finish, wearing her original white organdy dress, undies, white fur coat and cap, socks and shoes, and with original paper tag “I am Patricia Joan, Patsy Grown Up”. $400/600

with coral-shaded bow-shaped lips, five-piece brown composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patricia. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1932. Value Points: rare brown complexioned example of the rare Patricia model with sleep eyes, original pique dress, bloomers, cap, shoes and socks, with brass heart wrist bracelet. $500/700

545. American Composition “Patsyette” by Effanbee in Original Box 9” (23 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head, sculpted reddishbrown hair with short bobbed fashion and bangs, painted brown side-glancing eyes with very large pupils, painted upper lashes, single stroke brows, rosebud-shaped mouth, five piece composition body Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsyette Doll Comments: Effanbee, the model was introduced in 1931. Value Points: the little girl wears original blue polka dot dress and undies, socks, shoes, has gold heart bracelet, original paper label “This is Patsyette” and in in her original labeled box. $300/400

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Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patricia. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1932. Value Points: pristine condition of the rare Patricia model with sleep eyes and original wig, original pink pleated dress and matching undergarments, shoes and socks, hair ribbon, and with brass heart wrist bracelet and original labeled box. $500/809

550. American Composition “Patsy Jr” by Effanbee

548. American Composition “Patsy-Ann” by Effanbee 19” (48 cm.) All-composition with socket head, five-piece jointed body, sculpted short bobbed hair and bangs under original human hair wig, blue sleep eyes, real lashes, painted lashes, short stroke brows, rosebud shaped closed lips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy-Ann c. Pat. #1283558. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1935. Value Points: lovely complexion, rarer wigged model and wearing her original pink organdy dress and matching bonnet, undies, socks and aqua oil-cloth shoes. $300/500

549. Wonderful American Composition Wigged “Patricia” in Original Box 14” (36 cm.) All-composition with socket head, brown sleep eyes, lashes, real lashes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with coral-shaded bow-shaped lips, brunette human hair wig, five-piece brown composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips.

11” (28 cm.) All-composition with socket head, five-piece body with jointing at shoulders and hips, sculpted short bobbed hair and painted facial features, brown sideglancing eyes, little bow-shaped lips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsy Jr. Doll. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1935. Value Points: beautiful original finish with nice rosy cheeks, wearing original red and white romper suit, cap, red and white saddle shoes, socks. $200/400

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551. American Composition “PatsyJoan” by Effanbee 17” (43 cm.) All-composition with socket head, jointed limbs, sculpted brown bobbed hair and bangs, blue/green sleep eyes, real lashes, painted lashes, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with rosebud-shaped lips, five piece body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effandbee.. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1946, the re-designed model of Patsy Joan was released that year, note the unusual spelling of the name in the markings on the doll. Value Points: rarer model of the Patsy family with sleep eyes, original cotton blouse and skirt with colorful braid trim, bonnet, socks, and green shoes, with original paper wrist tag “This is Patsy Joan, the Lovable Imp”. $300/500

552. American Composition BrownComplexioned “Patsy-Joan” by Effanbee 17” (43 cm.) All-composition with light brown complexion, socket head, jointed limbs, sculpted dark brown bobbed hair and bangs, blue/green sleep eyes, real lashes, painted lashes, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with rosebud-shaped lips, five piece body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effandbee.. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1946, the re-designed model with details of curly hair was released that year, note the unusual spelling of the name in the markings on the doll. Value Points: rarer model of the Patsy family with brown complexion, sleep eyes, original cotton polka dot sundress and panties, matching bonnet, socks, and red shoes. $500/700

553. American Composition “Baby Patsyette” by Effanbee 9” (23 cm.) All-composition with socket head and five-piece baby body, sculpted short baby hair, blue sleep eyes, real lashes, painted lower lashes, closed mouth with rosebud lips. Condition: generally excellent, one light craze eye by left eye. Marks: Effanbee Baby Tinyette (doll). Comments: Effanbee, the model was introduced, this example circa 1945. Value Points: presented in its original box with label “A Style Creation by Effanbee” with trousseau and original paper label. $300/500

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474. An Exceptional and Very Rare American Portrait Doll “Deborah Ballerina” by Alexander 21” (53 cm.) All hard plastic with socket head and five-piece body, green sleep eyes with lush very thick lashes, handpainted eye brows and lower lashes, very full hand-painted lips, burgundy-brown wig in elaborate coiffure waved away from her face and captured in a rhinestone-accented black snood. Condition: near mint. Comments: Madame Alexander, from her series of six portrait dolls with hand-painted features created in 1951. Value Points: extremely rare and beautiful portrait doll is wearing a white lace and satin tutu with dart-shaped bodice,

tulle neckline and shoulder guards, multi-layered tulle skirt overlaid with fine Alencon lace and trimmed with imbedded rhinestones and bouquets of colorful silk flowers that are repeated at her throat, satin panties, blush net stockings, pink ballet slippers, and wears crown of starched lace, rhinestones and seed pearls. Few models are known to exist, this example being sold by the original family owners. $3000/5000

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475. Exquisite and All-Original American Portrait “Victorian Bride� by Alexander 21� (53 cm.) All hard plastic with socket head and fivepiece body, blue sleep eyes, very thick elongated lashes, dark eye shadow, hand-painted lashes and brows, red lips, blonde hair with original clusters of curls at her forehead and pulled back into an arrangement of curls at the crown and another arrangement at her nape. Condition: near mint. Comments: Madame Alexander, from her series of six portrait dolls with hand-painted features created in 1951.Value Points: perhaps the finest example of the Victorian Bride known to still exist,

wearing an intricately-constructed ivory satin two-piece tagged gown with padded draped bosom, shoulder drapes, and a skirt that features knee-length draping at the front above a lace and satin lower skirt, and an elaborate five-tier-bustle arrangement at the back; the bustles are of graduated size and extend nearly to floor level; with lace covering her arms and bodice and an extended-length fine lace coiffe and train. matching satin panties, stockings, and cream slippers, original floral coronet, floral bouquet, and cameo brooch; the doll is being sold from the original family owners. $4500/7500

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557. German Bisque “Jubilee Googly”, Model 165, by Hertel and Schwab in Rare Size 7” (18 cm.) Bisque socket head with round chubby face, blue glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, painted curly lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with impish smile, shaded lips, blonde mohair bobbed wig, composition bent limb baby body, well costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 165 3/0. Comments: Hertel and Schwab, the doll was marketed as “Jubilee Googly”, circa 1918. Value Points: charming petite size of the most endearing imp. $900/1300

558. German All-Bisque Googly with Original Kestner Paper Label 6” (15 cm.) One-piece solid domed bisque head and torso, plump round face, blue side-glancing painted eyes, white eyedots, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth with impish smile, brunette mohair wig, loop-jointed bisque arms and toddler legs, sculpted short blue socks and black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Kestner, circa 1915. Value Points: the googly has wonderful sculpting of dimpled cheeks , and chubby knees, original Kestner crown paper label. $400/500

559. “Christmas All-Year Round” Vignette from the Collection of Estelle Johnston 554. German Bisque Pouting Character, 7608, in Original Scottish Costume by Gebruder Heubach 15” (38 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, blonde brush-stroked hair in short boyish fashion, intaglio blue eyes, white eyedots, black upper eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7608 Heubach (sunburst mark) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: the solemn-faced little boy wears his original Scottish costume. $700/1000

17” (43 cm.) A bisque-head St. Nicholas figure created by the artist’s hand of Beverly Walters for a past UFDC convention is the centerpiece of a Christmastheme vignette created by Estelle Johnston. Santa is wearing his workshop costume with suede apron filled with tiny tools for use in making holiday toys, and around him is a myriad of wonderful accessories and extra costumes, such as a green velvet Santa Claus costume in addition to the traditional holiday red, wooden sleigh, little antique gifts, extra wardrobe elements including a wonderful pair of needlework slippers, wooden skis and snow shoes, and much more. A fitting close, “Christmas All-Year Round” to a fabulous collection of antique dolls and toys. $500/800

555. German All-Bisque Googly by Kestner 7” (18 cm.) One-piece bisque head with solid dome and torso, rounded face with plump modeling, painted blue side-glancing eyes with white eyedots, black upper eyeliner, accented nostrils, closed mouth with impish smile, blonde mohair bobbed wig, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted blue socks and black one-strap shoes, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Kestner, circa 1915. Value Points: wonderful quality of bisque and painting on the cheerful googly urchin. $500/700

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In the Company of the Gentleman Bespoken  

A Marquis Catalog Auction of Fine Antique Dolls Featuring the Private Collection of Estelle Johnston

In the Company of the Gentleman Bespoken  

A Marquis Catalog Auction of Fine Antique Dolls Featuring the Private Collection of Estelle Johnston