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This book is based upon an antique doll collection auctioned by Theriault’s of Annapolis, Maryland. Design: Travis Hammond Photography: Gerald Nelson Senior Conservator: Terry Lanford Conservators: Meredith Dupree, Hana Holbrook $59 ISBN: 1-931503-95-8 Printed in Hong Kong


The Alice Florence Schott Collection from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Keynote in this catalog is an extraordinary collection of early wooden, cloth and paper mache dolls, toys and folk art, including, not only examples of German and English carved wooden ladies with very fine early costumes seldom found today, but also American folk hand-carved toys and American cloth dolls such as those of Izannah Walker, likely similar to those with which Alice Florence Schott was familiar in her early Nebraska childhood where she was born in 1881. In 1919, Alice Schott moved to Santa Barbara with her husband, and for the next half-century not only traveled extensively in pursuit of her beloved antiques, but also became deeply-involved with community philanthropy especially those activities “which gave promise of enriching the life, exciting the mind�. In mid-century she bequeathed her doll collection to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, of which she had been a founding member. The collection has been preserved at the Museum until this day, and now, along with the blessing of the Schott family descendants, is being offered to a new generation of collectors in order, as the family notes, to allow others to acquire and appreciate these childhood treasures of the past rather than keeping them stored and seen infrequently. x

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9. 14” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru, Size 3 with Signed Bru Shoes

126. 18” Very Beautiful French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bébé A.T. by Thuillier with Signed Boutique Shoes

14. 20” Pristine American Cloth “Philadelphia Baby” for J.B. Sheppard Store of Philadelphia

161. 16” Beautiful French Bisque Poupée by Pierre-Francois Jumeau in Superb Gown

15. 15” All-Original French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Emile Jumeau with Signed Aqua Jumeau Shoes

175. 24” German Bisque “Mein Liebling”, Model 117, by Kammer and Reinhardt for the English Market

17. 22” Outstanding French Bisque Art Character Doll by Albert Marque, #7 from the Series

177. 11” German Bisque Character “Gretchen”, Model 114, by K*R in Original Costume

23. 24” German Bisque Art Character Lady, 152, by Simon and Halbig in Superb Historical Costume

178. 11” German Bisque Character “Hans”, Model 114, by K*R in Original Costume

27. 14” French Bisque Bébé A.T. by Thuillier, Size 5, Splendid Blue Eyes and Original Signed A.T. Shoes

179. 15” French Bisque Poupée with Wooden Articulated Body

45. 4” American Wooden Folk Toy “Churning Butter” with Pull-String Movement

182. 11” Outstanding Petite French Bisque Premiere Bébé by Emile Jumeau

48. 15” Fine French Bisque Poupée with Wooden Arms and Gorgeous Original Costume

183. 16” Beautiful and Rare German Bisque Fashion Doll by Simon and Halbig with Twill-Body

51. 17” French Bisque Blue-Eyed Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru, Size 5, Original Costume, Signed Bru Shoes

185. 19” Gorgeous French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Pierre-Francois Jumeau

52. 18” French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru, Size 6, in Original Costume, Signed Shoes

187. 24” Early Period French Bisque Bébé by Jules Steiner with Fine Antique Costume

61. 24” Outstanding French Black-Complexioned Bisque Bébé by Jules Steiner in Exotic Costume

191. 13” All-Original French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bébé by Rabery and Delphieu in Rare 4/0 Size

74. 17” Beautiful French Bisque Blue-Eyed Bébé by Schmitt et Fils

194. 28” Beautiful Early French Bisque Bébé by Rabery and Delphieu with Early Block Letters

75. 20” All-Original French Bisque Portrait Bébé Jumeau in Rare Size 9, with Exquisite Costume

198. 18” Fine French Bisque Poupée with Original Aux Enfants Sage Boutique Label

76. 16” French Bisque Bébé Modele with Rare Painted Teeth and Signed Bru Shoes by Leon Casimir Bru

200. 10” Beautiful Tiny French Bisque Bébé Steiner with Rare Bisque Hands and Signed “B” Shoes

77. 23” French Bisque Deposed Poupée with Smiling Expression by Leon Casimir Bru, in Rare Luxury Size

202. 16” Rare and Pristine French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bébé by Jules Steiner

91. 14” Rare and All-Original Pair of French Bisque Character Dolls Designed by Artist Poulbot

235. 16” Beautiful Early French Bisque Poupée with Bisque Hands and Dehors Head Depose

98. 23” German Bisque Character, Model 164, by Simon and Halbig with Fine Original Costume

239. 15” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Original Couturier Costume and Signed Jumeau Shoes

99. 12 ½” Rare French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Cartouche Signature and All-Wooden Body

240. 15” Petite French Bisque Poupée by Pierre-Francois Jumeau with Fully-Articulated Wooden Body

101. 8” French Bisque Bébé, Series C, with Wire Lever Eyes, by Jules Steiner in Rare Tiny Size

257. 13” Rare German Bisque Toddler, “Fany” by Marseille with Wonderful Expression

103. 7 ½” Extremely Rare Early German All-Bisque Kneeling Girl by Kestner in Large Size

295. 15 ½” German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll with Rare Painted Teeth and Jointed Ankles

106. 18” Early French Bisque Portrait Bébé in Original Couturier Costume and Signed Jumeau Shoes

296. 19” Early German Bisque Child Doll with Closed Mouth by Kestner

107. 17” Rare German Cloth Character Known as “Frog Hand” by Kathe Kruse

297. 12” German Bisque Googly, Model 221, by Kestner with Original Body

113. 21” Rare German Bisque Art Character Boy, 150, by Simon and Halbig with Handsome Expression

303. 11” German Bisque Googly, 253, by Marseille for George Borgfeldt

114. 15” Wonderful Impish German Bisque Googly, Rare Model 131, by Kammer and Reinhardt

310. 24” French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Original Wig and Signed Jumeau Shoes

118. 11” Most Appealing Petite German Bisque Googly, 221, by Kestner

313. 14” Pretty French Bisque Bébé by Jumeau, Size 5 with Lovely Antique Costume

125. 28” Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé Triste by Emile Jumeau, Size 14

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1. Beautiful French Bisque Poupée Wearing Elegant Original Gown and Fancy Shoes 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass enamel inset eyes with darker blue outer rims, dark eyeliner, feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with well-accented pale lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid gusset-jointed poupée body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, few patches to kid of body which is overall very sturdy. Marks: 4. Comments: French, circa 1870. Value Points: beautiful face with daintily painted delicate bisque, original wig, sturdy original body, and wearing elegant original black taffeta gown with aqua silk trim and beading, bonnet, undergarments, and very fancy laced brown and black heeled boots. $2500/3500

2. Fine Early English Wooden Doll with HighlyCharacterized Expression and Original Costume 18” (46 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso, shapely bosom and waist, oval-shaped face with unusual puffy fullness to cheeks and well-defined chin tip, elongated throat, enamel inset eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, single-stroke brows with dot accents on upper edge, aquiline nose, closed mouth with full lips and piquant smile, original brunette human hair wig, cloth upper arms, wooden lower arms with individuallycarved spatula-shaped hands, wooden legs with dowel-jointing at hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent, some fingers broken, rub on nose and chin, original finish that is well-preserved. Comments: English, mid-1700s, very rare early model with distinctive sculpting of facial shape. A very similar example appeared in the collection of the late June Ellen Lane (auction titled Dolls in the House at the Top of the Hill, #244), and it is likely that both were carved by the same artist. Value Points: very rare early doll with fine original painting, wonderful carving of facial lines especially of cheeks and chin, original early costume including quilted silk and crewel embroidery petticoats, stockings, slippers, gown, apron, and cap. $8000/11,000

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3. Pair of German Paper Mache Lady Dolls in Original Traditional Costumes

4. German Paper Mache Lady in Original Traditional Wedding Ensemble

14� (36 cm.) Each has paper mache shoulder head with sculpted black hair arranged in a center part and waved over her ears into a braided chignon at the back of her head, painted facial features, painted blue eyes, closed mouth with gentle smile, slender kid body, wooden lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent, one silk skirt is frail. Comments: Germany, circa 1850s. Value Points: the matched pair wear original very elaborate traditional costumes with detailed accents and, notably, with silk-braided coronet turbans and silk shoes, and have fine original finish. $1800/2500

14� (36 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with black sculpted centerpart hair waved over her head and captured in a braided chignon at the back of her head, painted facial features, painted blue eyes, closed mouth with gentle smile, slender kid body with wooden lower limbs. Condition: original finish albeit some light craquelure, silk worn on sleeves. Comments: Germany, circa 1850s. Value Points: all-original wonderful wedding costume with lace-covered silk, fine lace apron, necklace, and an elaborate coiffe with velvet and rick-rack coiled turban, silk flowers, and waist-length veil. $1200/1800


5. German Paper Mache Lady with Superb Original Folklore Costume and Coiffe

6. Pair, German Paper Mache Man and Woman in Original Traditional Costumes

14� (36 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with black center-part sculpted hair drawn over her ears and captured in a braided chignon at the back of her head, painted facial features, blue eyes, gentle smile on closed mouth, slender kid body with wooden lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: outstanding original traditional costume whose details include an embroidered vest, tasseled necklace, silk coiffe over black and white wrapped turban, and unique handstitched leather slippers with upturned toes. $1100/1500

14� (36 cm.) Each has a paper mache shoulder head with black sculpted hair and painted facial features, slender kid body with wooden lower limbs; the woman with black sculpted hair arranged in wide wings with a comb-wrapped chignon at the back of her head, and the man with more rounded face with short black curls and trace of painted moustache. Condition: generally excellent, flake on her hair, light rubs on his cheeks. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: the pair wear fine original traditional costumes, the man with embroidered velvet vest, the woman with embroidered apron, each with matching brocade sash and hand-stitched leather slippers. $1800/2500

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7. Regal French Bisque Smiling Poupée, Size G, by Leon Casimir Bru 18” (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, wide feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with upturned lip corners as though a gentle smile, generously-accented pale lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with squarecut collarette, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, repair to kid at left upper arm, very sturdy body. Marks: G (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, the model, known as the “smiling Bru”, was deposed by him in 1872, possibly inspired by the beloved Empress Eugenie who had fled England with her husband Napoleon III in 1870. Value Points: beautiful portrait poupée with finest bisque and painting, original body, original costume of black taffeta gown with lace trim, black velvet bonnet, undergarments, and leather boots. $3000/4500

8. Petite French Bisque Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Rare Bisque Hands 14” (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kidedged bisque shoulder plate, blue/grey glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and feathered arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with dainty smile depicted by the upturned lip corners, accented pale lips, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with square-cut collarette, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque lower arms and hands with distinctively-sculpted fingers.

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Condition: generally excellent, tip of left baby finger missing. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, his deposed smiling-face model of 1872. Value Points: beautiful face, expression and bisque, rare original body with bisque hands, original burgundy silk gown with lace trim, bustle back, demi-train, woven bonnet with silk lining, undergarments, and fancy leather boots. $3000/4000

9. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru, Size 3 with Signed Bru Shoes 14” (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades, amber-brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows with sculpted detail, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined tiny tongue tip, outlined lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid bébé body with scalloped-edge collarette, kid-over-wood upper arms, bisque lower arms with elbow jointing, separately-sculpted bisque hands, gussetjointing at hips and knees, wearing pretty antique silk dress, (frail) silk bonnet, velvet cape with lambswool edging, undergarments, woven stockings, and leather shoes imprinted with “B” in oval. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 3 (head) Bru No. 3 (shoulder plate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1882. Value Points: desirable petite size with entrancing expression, lovely bisque and painting, original sturdy body, perfect bisque hands, signed Bru shoes. $14,000/18,000

10. Rare French Miniature Paper Mache Vignette Under Glass Dome, as Candy Container 4 ½” (11 cm.) Enclosed under a blown glass dome is a miniature village vignette depicting a house on a hillside, a village seated below, and a reposing lamb under a tree. The base of the dome, appearing to be a solid piece, is banded with decorative papers, and actually separates to form into a candy container box. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1860. Value Points: very rare and utterly charming “hidden secret” glass-domed scene as candy box, likely created by luxury Parisian confiserie. $300/500

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10” (25 cm.) Standing upon a wooden box with dove-tailed construction and containing a hidden mechanism are two carved wooden black dolls with loosely jointed shoulders, hips and ankles, and having sculpted hair and painted facial features, painted gloves and stockings, and original costumes. When keywound, the figures dance about in a carefree manner. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Edward Ives, Connecticut, circa 1880. Value Points: wonderfully-preserved early American toy. $800/1300

13. Five Rare and Delightful Early German Paper Mache Squeak Toys

11. Early American Folk Wooden Dancing Doll on Platform 16” (41 cm.) One-piece head and torso with sculpted bosom, carved wooden head of black-complexioned woman with highly-defined facial features, glaze-painted black center-parted hair, wooden loose-jointed arms and legs, painted yellow stockings and black shoes, wearing original costume, and attached by a coiled metal rod to a wooden platform which, when bounced up and down, causes the doll to dance loosely about. Condition: generally excellent, left lower arm missing. Comments: American, mid-1800s. Value Points: rare folk art toy with especially fine detail of facial sculpting, original costume. $800/1200

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5 ½” (14 cm.) h. boy on dog. Each is of paper mache with leather or cloth enclosed bellows base that causes the toy to squeak when squeezed. Included are a boy riding a dog, a lady standing in a chicken yard with bird cage and seven birds or chickens, a baby in a cradle, a boy on a rooster, and a hunch-backed Polichinelle sitting alongside a cricket and having added mechanical action of his right arm. Condition: very good to excellent, some darkening, one bird head missing. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: rare and delightful early toys with amusing themes. $1500/2500

14. Pristine American Cloth “Philadelphia Baby” for J.B. Sheppard Store of Philadelphia 20” (51 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features and brown hair with delicate stippling onto forehead, deeply-defined eye sockets, brown painted eyes, feathered brown brows, fringed upper lashes, accented nostrils, stitched-ears, closed mouth with very full lips, stockinette stitch-jointed body, oil-painted lower arms and legs, bare feet, antique costume appears original. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: known as the “Philadelphia Baby”, the distinctive doll was commissioned for the J.B. Sheppard Department Store of Philadelphia toward the end of the 19th century; the quality of artistry and workmanship is superb and distinctive, yet the actual maker remains unknown. Value Points: rarely found American doll with superb sculpting details and perfectly-preserved original painted finish. $2500/3500


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15. All-Original French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Emile Jumeau With Signed Aqua Jumeau Shoes 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full and elongated cheeks, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, pointy tip nose with shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, impressed dimples at lip corners and chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris-Bébé Tete Depose 5 (red stamp) 5 (incised). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his trademarked model “Paris Bébé” with distinctive facial modeling, circa 1892. Value Points: very fine modeling, quality of bisque and painting of the rare model, original body and body finish, wearing superb original aqua silk dress and bonnet, undergarments, socks, and Jumeau aqua kidskin shoes. $5000/7500

16. Outstanding French Musical Automaton “Mother and Child in Garden Scene” by Phalibois 24” (61 cm.) overall height 19”l. Posed upon a wooden ebonized base with mossy garden ground is a very full floral arbor and a wooden bench upon which is seated a bisque head lady holding her little all-bisque child. The lady, with refined portrait-like face, blue glass enamel eyes, closed mouth, painted lashes, brows and accented lips, has pierced ears, original blonde mohair wig, and original costume of magenta silk with aqua bows and lace trim, matching cap with aqua silk streamers, earrings; and the all-bisque child with cobalt blue eyes, closed mouth, jointed arms and legs is wearing a superb original muslin gown with lace trim and aqua silk ribbons. When wound, music plays, the lady turns her head and nods toward the child who has been lifting her arms up and down eagerly, and then lifts her right arm which holds a baby bottle, as though to offer this to her child. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Comments: Phalibois, circa 1880. Value Points: rare luxurious parlor automaton depicting a gentle scene, especially fine music quality, the woman with rare and exquisite portrait-like face, and with original costumes and accessories. $9000/13,000

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17. Outstanding French Bisque Art Character Doll by Albert Marque, #7 from the Series 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head whose unique highly artistic sculpting is achieved by a four-part mold, elongated slender throat that accentuates the plump lower cheeks and chin, pronounced definition of facial structure especially at her temple and cheek bones, softly rounded nose tip, hazelbrown glass paperweight eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with solemn expression on the outlined lips, distinctively modeled pierced ears, original brunette hand-tied human hair wig, original uniquely modeled body with elongated tapered-shape torso, wide hips, undefined waist, composition upper arms, bisque lower arms with bisque attached ball joints at the elbows, separately sculpted fingers, wide upper thighs, elongated lower legs with shapely calves, elongated narrow feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A. Marque (incised signature) 7 (red ink number on head). Comments: France, circa 1916, designed by noted Parisian sculptor Albert Marque, as part of a movement to re-invigorate the French doll industry; the movement involved sculptors, porcelain firms, fashion designers and virtually the entire art community including the blossoming Parisian Ballets Russe. Albert Marque, the noted French sculptor was thus commissioned to design a doll that reflected the actual expressions and moods of childhood, rather than the idealized dolls of the late 19th century. Even the body was uniquely designed for the doll by fellow artist, Aristodeme Botta, who aimed to create a model that “combined the strength and grace typical of that age”, that is, an older child. The artistic doll of Albert Marque was first presented at an exclusive exhibition at the fashion boutique of Parisian art patron, Margaine-Lacroix. It is believed that only 100 models of the Marque doll were created, of which this is #7 in that series. The doll is wearing its original costume from the Ballet Russe costumed set, of extraordinary gold metallic fabric trimmed with rich braids, turqoise and pearl beads, and with purple and blue velvet jacket and cape, and an elaborate gold metallic-fabric headdress with five large turquoise beads, original stockings and shoes. The doll and its costume are in virtually mint condition, with flawless and exquisite bisque, enhanced by its early presence (#7) from the mold. Provenance: the doll was acquired directly from the Margaine-Lacroix Paris exhibition in 1915, and many years later was presented to that owner’s son and daughter-in-law who founded the Museum of Old Dolls and Toys in Winter Haven, Florida. There the doll stood center-stage for decades. When the Museum closed its door 31 years ago, in 1984, the doll was acquired by its present owner in whose home it has resided since. $180,000/220,000

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18. Early French Eight-Tune Musical Animated Marquis Monkey Scene with Paper Label 27” (69 cm.) x 18”. A fine mahogany-framed miniature theatre box with inlay pen-striping features a deeply-set back room with transfer-print wallpaper and with side and back curtained mirrors and lithographed paper tile floor. Seated on fabric-covered wooden stools behind wooden music stands are two paper-mache Marquis Monkeys with glass movable eyes, one with hinged jaw, painted grey beards, carton torsos, wooden lower hands and legs, and rich silk court costumes with gilt paper trim (their tri-corn hats

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resting on the floor); one holds a violin, the other a cello, and when wound, the monkeys perform. A label “Charles R. Delaney, Antique Timepieces, Santa Barbara, Ca” at the back has a hand-written list of the eight different tunes which are performed ranging from Grande Duchess to Monsieur Polycarp, and with instructions for changing the tunes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1850. Value Points: the delightful scene, with wonderful and well-preserved details and amusing movements, enhances the eight-tune music box. $8000/12,000

19. Fine Expressive Neapolitan Village Man with Sculpted Leggings 15” (38 cm.) Sculpted earthenware head with highly-defined scowling facial wrinkles of ruddy-faced man leaning to the side and down-cast enamel eyes, his head wrapped in an attached turban, hemp-wrapped body, earthenware


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hands and lower legs with sculpted wrinkled leggings and bare front toes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: presented as a villager in a lavish Neapolitan scene, the man is superbly-preserved, wearing original laced vest, jacket, cape, short trousers, and with leather belt and embroidered details. $900/1300

20. Fine Pair of Neapolitan Villagers with Very Expressive Faces and Original Costumes 14� (36 cm.) Each has earthenware sculpted head and shoulder plate, enamel eyes, painted complexion and facial features, hemp-wrapped body, earthenware hands and lower legs with sculpted shoes and stockings; he has bald pate and is wizened, gaunt and gap-toothed, and is wearing blue silk long jacket with lining, vest, silk trousers, and carries a wooden stick in his expressively-posed fingers, and she has an ample bosom, brown sculpted windblown hair under wrapped scarf, and is wearing a lavish tinsel-

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trimmed silk and cotton gown. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: compelling and expressive features on perfectly-preserved features. $1500/2100

21. Neapolitan Earthenware Man with Flowing Beard and Lavish Silk Costume 14� (36 cm.) Sculpted earthenware shoulder head with bald pate, flowing curls at side of head and nape, and very long flowing beard, has enamel eyes, rosy cheeks, thick bushy brows, hemp-wrapped body, earthenware hands with expressively-posed fingers and painted fancy blue and yellow leggings, open-toe sandals. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: outstanding sculpting of expression, beard, fingers, and wearing very elaborate silk costume with rich spangle embroidery and braid. $800/1200

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22. Miniature Wooden Domed Chest with Sterling Silver Tea Caddy and Pot 4” (10 cm.) h. 5”l. A wooden chest with domed top is richly fitted with copper-plated iron cast straps and clasps, and opens to a silk fitted interior containing an octagonshaped tea caddy marked sterling, and a matching teapot and warmer marked “Sterling 8807 Pat Jul 20, ‘09”. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American, circa 1909. Value Points: rare and charming miniature set in original presentation chest. $300/500

23. Outstanding and Rare Large German Bisque Art Character Lady, 152, by Simon and Halbig in Superb Historical Costume 24” (64 cm.) Bisque socket head with slender angular features, strongly shaped aquiline nose and pronounced lines of throat and cheeks, painted blue eyes within deeply-sculpted eye sockets, heavily modeled eyelids with thickly fringed soft lashes, upper glancing black pupils, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig in long flowing locks, composition and wooden fully-jointed body with adult-female shape. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Simon & Halbig S&H 152 10. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910. In research underway by German scholar Marianne Cieslik, it is suggested that the model was inspired by Rosa Luxemburg (18701919), the Polish-born German intellectual and social reformer whose short life was spent advocating the rights of the common man and woman, and was considered a heroine in her time. Value Points: exceptionally rare model in very rare size, with outstanding sculpting and bisque, original body and body finish, original wig superb state of preservation, and an intriguing historical background which is accentuated by this doll’s antique costume presenting her as Joan of Arc, a heroine of an earlier time. The costume is of finest royal blue velvet including short pants, lined cape and a fitted tunic with gold cord banding which is worn under a breastplate of woven silver metallic threads with elaborate appliques, matching sleeveguards, and feathered headband, and with silver metal scabbard attached by chainmaille, silver thread leggings and brown kidskin boots. $28,000/42,000

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24. Eight Fine Antique Doll Bonnets For poupées or petite bébés, including designs in silk, woven reed, and velvet, each with fine lace, ribbon, floral and feathered trim. Excellent condition. Circa 1880. $500/800

25. Early American Mechanical Sand Toy “The Village Dance” by Robert Link, with Original Label 7” (18 cm.) x 9”. The wooden-framed box has paper cover and glass front which covers a lithographed scene of gaily-dancing women and men in traditional costumes, and at the front a die-cut paper man and woman that are dimensionally attached. The mechanical action, i.e. the two dolls dancing, is created by funneling of sand which is hidden inside the box. The paper label at the back instructs the user to hold perpendicular while turning counterclockwise twice, and, if all else fails, 24. tap the top of the box with the palm of one’s hand! Marks: Robert Link (paper label). Comments: American, circa 1880, a series of mechanical sand toys were offered by his firm. Value Points: wellpreserved toy, with label “Mechanical Box with automaton” and instructions, functioning well. $600/900

26. Rare French Lithopane of Romantic Scene with Maker’s Depose Signature 6” (15 cm.) x 4 ½”. The bisque lithopane with raised design of a courting couple is designed to hold to the

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light for the strong image to be revealed, Stamped in red on the back “M.Ruge Depose P.R. Bte SGDG”. Excellent condition. Very rare to find. French, circa 1885. $400/600

27. Very Beautiful French Bisque Bébé A.T. by Thuillier, Size 5, with Splendid Blue Eyes and Original Signed A.T. Shoes 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes of very great depth and having spiral threading and dark iris rims, thick dark eyeliner, rose blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows with feathered details, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique dress, bonnet, undergarments, woven stockings, and original black leather shoes impressed A.T. and 5. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A. 5 T. Comments: Andre Thuillier, circa 1885. Value Points: an especially beautiful bébé with splendid eyes, wonderfully modeled features and painting, original body and body finish, lovely antique costume and signed A.T. shoes. $17,000/23,000

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28. Grand and Extremely Rare Italian Felt Character Doll “Kigan� by Lenci 35� (89 cm.) Felt swivel head with amber-tinted complexion, pressed and painted facial features, narrow brown side-glancing eyes, black painted lashes and high curved brows, black upper eyeliner, accented nostrils, open mouth modeled in wide smile with row of painted teeth, coral lower lip with accent dots, black mohair wig arranged in high ponytail held by an applique felt band, muslin torso and legs, felt arms, fingers of right hand arranged to hold saber. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, the model appeared in the 1927/1928 Lenci catalog as model 556. Value Points: extremely rare Lenci with superb modeling unique to this doll, has high cheekbones and impressed dimples, and is wearing original costume of vividly embroidered and appliqued felt including yellow stockings under trousers, breastplate, and carrying a wooden saber with Japanese lettering. $5000/7500

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29. Italian Felt Harlequin by Lenci from Venetian Carnival Series for Parisian Department Store 18” (46 cm.) Slender adult doll with pressed and painted facial features, darkened complexion, brown side-glancing eyes, coral-shaded lips, elongated body with stitched-on costume in vibrant harlequin pattern of pink, fuschia, black and green felt with jointed arms and hips, felt ruffled collar, black felt cap and mask, and wooden-heeled felt shoes. Condition: very good, some fading. Comments: Lenci, circa 1924, the doll was likely from the series of dolls shown in a photograph in their 1924 catalog titled “Carnaval de Venise”, depicting an exhibit of Lenci salon “carnavel” dolls at the Magasin de Printemps of Paris that year. Value Points: rare early model with unique ruffled collar, heeled shoes, and carrying a painted baton. $800/1200

30. Rare Early Italian Felt Clown with Uniquely-Sculpted Face and Body 21” (53 cm.) including hat). Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, pointy chin, large stitched ears, “O”-shaped googly down-glancing eyes, side-stroked large brows, red nose, angled mouth, clown decorations, black felt cap, elongated slender torso and arms that are bent at the elbows, very slim legs with elongated black felt feet. Condition: very good, few moth holes. Comments: Lenci, model 146, appearing in an early catalog, circa 1924. Value Points: rarely found unique model with great face, oversized feet, and wearing original checkered pants, ruffled collars and cuffs, pom-pom trimmed hat, pants and shoes. $900/1300

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31. Italian Felt Character Doll, Model 500, by Lenci in Original Orange Stylish Costume 22� (53 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, very plump cheeks and chin, brown side-glancing eyes, white eye dots, accented nostrils, outlined eyes, fringed brows and lashes, closed mouth with pouting expression, accent dots at bottom lip, blonde mohair frizzy-curled hair, jointed arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent except few moth holes. Comments: Lenci, model 500, circa 1928. Value Points: the stylish flapperera girl wears orange felt dress and matching coat with checkered brown and cream appliques, matching cap, orange felt shoes, undergarments, and socks. $900/1400

32. Italian Felt Character Girl, Model 110, by Lenci in Original Stylish Costume 18� (46 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown sideglancing eyes, painted curly upper lashes, fringed brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented pale lower lip, brunette frizzy-curled mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: very good, some light dustiness. Comments: Lenci, circa 1926, from their series of model 110 stylishlydressed children. Value Points: wearing original red felt coat with cream, brown and red checkered design, cream dress with red and brown felt striping, and red felt shoes. $800/1200

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33. Italian Felt Character, Model 109, by Lenci with Vibrant Original Costume 23� (58 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, blue/grey side-glancing eyes, fringed upper lashes and brows, grey lower eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lower lip, rosy cheeks, fleecy short blonde hair, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci 109/53 (original paper label). Comments: Lenci, circa 1930. Value Points: the sideglancing child wearing original teal green felt jacket, shirt and shorts with inset felt designs, matching felt cap, intricate designs, and teal green felt shoes. $900/1300

34. Italian Felt Girl, Model 109, by Lenci in Original Stylish Green Checkered Costume 23� (58 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, painted brown upper lashes and brows, grey lower eye shadow, closed mouth with accented lower lip, short brown mohair bobbed wig, jointed felt arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci 109/75 (original paper label). Comments: Lenci, circa 1930. Value Points: wearing green and cream checkered felt jacket and pleated skirt, cream shirt, green felt cloche, undergarments, leather shoes and belt, and preserved in original labeled box. $900/1300

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35. Outstanding Carved Wooden Grodnertal Doll with Decorated Yoke and Rare Carved Chignon 39� (99 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso with oval face, elongated throat, ample sculpted bosom and tiny waist, sculpted hair with incised comb marks overall and an unusual spiral-twisted braided coronet at the crown, original hole at the crown for insertion of coiffe, elaborate painted spit curls frame the sides of the face, painted complexion and facial features, half-moon shaped blue eyes with spiral details, fringed upper

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lashes and brows, refined shaping of nose, shaded nostrils, sculpted lips, elaborately-painted scrolls, garlands and flowers on the yoke, dowel-jointing at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, well-shaped fingers, painted slippers, wearing early night dress and lace-edged pants. Condition: original finish overall albeit extensive horizontal craquelure. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1830. Value Points: luxury details, indicated by grand size and regal presence, include exceptional sculpting of hair and fancily-painted yoke. $8000/11,000


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shapeliness, and wearing original silk brocade blouse, red silk skirt with metallic fringe, velvet fitted shoes, and a long muslin transfer-printed robe with green silk bows; a scrap of attached ink-script paper reads “costume of the 16th century”. $1500/2500

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36. Grodnertal Wooden Doll in Original Costume Representing 16th Century Fashion 14” (36 cm.) Carved wooden doll with elongated throat, shapely bosom and waist, black painted hair with tuck comb and shaded grey details around the forehead and forming into curls above the ears, painted tiny eyes with black outline, single-stroke brows, tiny mouth, blushed cheeks, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: fine original condition with unusual

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14” (36 cm.) All carved wooden doll with heart37. shaped face, elongated throat, black painted hair with tuck comb, shaded grey detail around the face, tuck comb and spit curls in front of each ear, painted facial features, outlined blue eyes, tiny mouth, little pointy chin, shapely bosom and waist, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: flawless original finish with dainty face, wearing original brown velvet dress with silk twill skirt, and elaborate turban hat with oversized bow. An aged paper scrap attached to skirt reads “costume of the 13th century”. $1500/2500


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14” (36 cm.) All wooden doll with one-piece head and torso, rounded face, elongated throat, shapely bosom and waist, black painted hair with tuck comb and shaded curls around the face, painted features, blue eyes, tiny mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: the doll wears original costume of green homespun with applied gilt paper accents, metallic belt, wrapped shoes, and a long hooded cape over matching turban edged by braided black beads, with old ink-written attached paper “costume of the 11th century”. $1500/2500

14” (36 cm.) All wooden doll with one-piece head and torso, heart-shaped face, elongated throat, shapely bosom and waist, black painted hair with tuck comb and shaded curls around the face, painted features, blue eyes, tiny mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: wearing elaborate silk brocade gown with gilt braid trim, banded shawl that is framed by a voluminous hooded cap that is white fur lined and clasped to the gown with fan-shaped gilt buttons, with original ink-script paper scrap “costume of the 12th century”. $1500/2500

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40. Grodnertal Wooden Doll in Original Costume Representing 14th Century Fashion 14” (36 cm.) All wooden doll with one-piece head and torso, heart-shaped face, elongated throat, shapely bosom and waist, black painted hair with tuck comb and shaded curls around the face, painted features, blue eyes, tiny mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: wearing original patterned silk gown with magenta silk bodice and sleeves and with attached patterned silk cape, with fitted cap and

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carrying a small purse with blue velvet backing and embroidered silk purse, painted red shoes, and attached ink-script paper reading “costume of the 14th century”. $1500/2500

41. Grodnertal Wooden Doll in Original Costume with Wig over Painted Hair 14” (36 cm.) All wooden doll with one-piece head and torso, rounded face, elongated throat, shapely bosom and waist, black painted hair with shaded curls around the face and surmounted by a braided topknot wig, painted features, blue eyes, tiny mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders,

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elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: rare wigged coiffure enhances the elaborate original costume of silk and green velvet with rose lining, trimmed by gilt metallic braid. $1500/2500

42. Grodnertal Wooden Doll in Original Costume Representing 15th Century Fashion 14” (36 cm.) All wooden doll with one-piece head and torso, heart-shaped face, elongated throat, shapely bosom and waist, black painted hair with tuck comb and shaded curls around the face, painted features, blue eyes, tiny mouth, dowel-jointing at


shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: the beautifully-preserved doll wears original elaborately-woven silk gown with brown velvet and silver fringe trim, blue cap with extended veil, painted shoes, and has an attached ink-script paper “costume of the 15th century”. $1500/2500

43. French Musical Automaton “Little Girl in Village Scene” 21” (53 cm.) h. 18”l. Arranged on a paper mache mossy ground is a beautifully-composed village scene, featuring a cottage with hand-painted details surmounted by a windmill and fronted by a waterwheel, and a tinplate well and pump in the yard which is tended by an all-bisque doll; animals and shrubs populate the yard. When wound, music plays, the windmill and the waterwheel turn, the little girl moves her arm up and down as though pumping water, and the glass spiral “water” twirls as though water is pouring from the pump. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism and music function well. Comments: French, circa 1885. Value Points: appealing rustic scene with artistic detail of background, four simultaneous realistic movements, fine music. $6000/8500

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46. Extremely Rare Small Size of the American Cloth Folk Doll by Izannah Walker 13” (33 cm.) All cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features and hair depicting a young lad, shaded short brown hair with a row of ringlet curls at the top forehead and at the nape of neck, outlined eye sockets, shaded brown eyes with pronounced pupils, accented nostrils, shaped ears with outlined details, tiny closed mouth, sateen torso cover, oil-painted lower limbs with defined fingers and painted black ankle boots and redstriped stockings, antique costume (alternate jacket included). Condition: very good, original complexion and painting of features, albeit craquelure. Comments: Izannah Walker, circa 1870. Value Points: very rare small size of the iconic American doll, with rare painting of stockings, and owning his own early wooden toy Punch and Judy theatre with simple back and forth movement by side lever. $11,000/14,000

47. Wonderful American Cloth Doll by Izannah Walker with Original Paper Patent Label 44. 19th Century Doll-Sized Laundry Set 6” (15 cm.) The copper-coated tinplate wash tub has a hinged lid and unusual interior with wooden-handled apparatus designed to assist in the washing process, with faucet. Along with a folding wooden ironing board, cast iron flat iron, wooden bucket and scrub-board. Generally excellent. The lid is labeled with raised illegible lettering. Circa 1890. $800/1200

45. American Wooden Folk Toy “Churning Butter” with Pull-String Movement 4” (10 cm.) A stylized simplistic wooden carving of two women posed on either side of a butter churn, each with dowel-jointed waist and pinjointed arms. When the string hidden below the platform is pulled, the women bend forward and back as though churning the butter. Excellent condition. American, mid-1800s, the toy is charming not only its wellconceived action, but also for its artful simple carving. $300/500

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18” (46 cm.) Cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted complexion and facial features, center-parted hair with painted wispy curls around the sides of her forehead, stitch-shaped ears and neck nape, outlined eye sockets, brown eyes with thin black outlines, lightly stroked brows, rounded nose, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, firmly stuffed body with stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, defined applied thumbs, original sateen torso and upper limb cover, oil-painted hands and lower legs, bare feet, with two antique costumes (one of which is original) and with an early wooden ladder back arm chair. Condition: generally excellent, very light typical craquelure. Marks: Patented Nov. 4th 1873 (original paper label). Comments: circa 1875, Izannah Walker, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, her 1873 patent declared her purpose was to create a doll that is “easily kept clean and not apt to injure a young child which may fall upon it. It will preserve its appearance for a long time.” An inventive and hardy New Englander, she “made dolls and doll furniture, tinkered with household gadgets, designed a parlor heater ‘that beat Ben Franklins’, raised canaries, dabbled in real estate and was looked upon with admiration by male contemporaries because of her skill with carpenters’ tools...” according to an 1870s write-up in the Providence Bulletin. Value Points: deservedly the most sought-after American folk doll with fine artistry of painting especially of hair and eyes. The Izannah Walker doll has rightfully been compared to the celebrated American folk art canvas paintings of William Matthew Prior (1806-1873). $12,000/16,000


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48. Fine French Bisque Poupée with Wooden Arms and Gorgeous Original Costume 15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, pale blue glass inset eyes with dark iris outlines, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with accent line on the pale lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée torso with elongated torso to accommodate the slim-bodied fashion gown, gusset-jointed hips and knees, wooden arms with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows and wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1870. Value Points: beautiful doll with rare body, fine original wig, wearing original pale green light-woolen fitted gown with elaborate ruching on the skirt, bustle, train, and rich forest green silk trim, undergarments, stockings, shoes, velvet edging straw bonnet. $3800/4800

49. French Bisque Poupée by Adelaide Huret in Lovely Antique Costume 17” (43 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with very plump rounded face, painted down-glancing blue eyes with darker iris rims, pronounced glaze on lower eyes, heavy eyelids, thick black eyeliner, painted all-around lashes, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accented lips, brunette human hair over cork pate, shapely kid poupée body with gussetjointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, tiny firing flaw at lower left shoulder plate, body is not original. Comments:

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Adelaide Huret, circa 1860. Value Points: an especially beautiful example whose eye glaze and heavy eyelids lend a fine dreamy look to the face, lovely bisque and painting, and wearing antique brown taffeta gown with fringe trim, blouse, undergarments, socks, shoes, and a splendid bonnet. $7000/9500

50. French Musical Automaton “Lady at the Toilette Table” by Vichy with Original Costume 24” (61 cm.) to top of mirror. Posed in front of her lavishly-fitted dressing table with richly-draped gilt-accented lace curtains and framed mirror is a bisque-head lady with blue glass enamel eyes, delicately-painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with accent lines, pierced ears, elongated blonde mohair wig, bisque shoulder plate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms and wearing an original very luxurious silk gown with embroidered flowers, undergarments, and silk shoes. The dressing table is laden with various toiletries and accessories and she holds a powder puff in one hand and a mirror in the other. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism functions well. Marks: (original twotune label under table). Comments: Vichy, circa 1865. When wound and lever released, the lady lifts her head, turning side to side as though admiring herself, alternately powdering her nose and gazing into the hand mirror, while leaning forward which consequently emphasizes the embroidered detail of her gown; all the while music plays. Value Points: few examples of this extraordinary musical automaton exist; each known has been found with superb details such as these gilt-metal curtain accents, embroidered gown, and carved bone toiletry articles including fan, indicating its luxury creation. $12,000/18,000


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52. Superb French Bisque BrownEyed Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru, Size 6, in Original Costume with Signed Bru Shoes

51. Gorgeous French Bisque Blue-Eyed Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru, Size 5, in Original Costume with Signed Bru Shoes 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head with kid-edged bisque shoulder plate having modeled bosom and shoulder blades, light blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and darker iris rims, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, slightly-modeled brows with feathered details, rounded nose tip, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined tongue tip, shaded and outlined pale lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid bébé body with kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque forearms, gusset-jointing at hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 5 (head) Bru Jne No. 5 (shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1882. Value Points: stunningly beautiful bébé with entrancing eyes, finest bisque and painting, sturdy original body with perfect bisque hands, and wearing original Bru couturier costume of aqua and ivory silk with lace trim, matching bonnet,

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18” (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head with kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and 52. shoulder blades, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes with spiralthreading, thick dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined tongue tip, shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, slender kid torso, kid-over-wood upper arms, bisque forearms, kid-covered Chevrothinged hips, carved wooden legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 6 (head) Bru Jne No. 6 (shoulders) (fragment of original paper label on chest). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1885. Value Points: splendid bébé with outstanding beauty of modeling, bisque and painting, original wig, signed body, perfect bisque hands, and wearing original aqua silk couturier costume by Bru, with original undergarments, woven bonnet, turquoise bead necklace and earrings, socks, and leather shoes with silver buckles impressed “Bru Jne Paris 6”. $17,000/21,000


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53. German All-Bisque “Kewpie with Folded Arms Seated at Tea Table” by Goebel 4.2” (11 cm.) The all-bisque vignette depicts a bisque Kewpie with crossed ankles and folded arms, seated on a garden chair behind a round garden table which is set with tea cup, sugar, creamer, and a plate of biscuits. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (black c. stamp on base, and incised mark of Goebel and depose). Comments: Germany, Goebel, circa 1915. Value Points: very rare model with endearing pose. $800/1100

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55. Rare German All-Bisque Kewpie and Doodledog Seated on Bench 3 ½” (9 cm.) Allbisque vignette depicts Kewpie with classic features, seated on a garden bench alongside Doodledog who is ready to partake from the bottle which Kewpie extends toward him. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c (stamp in circle on base). Comments: Germany, circa 1915, designed by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: very rare action Kewpie with delightful amusing scene. $800/1100

54. German All-Bisque Kewpie with Doodledog and Book, on Trinket Jar Lid

56. German Bisque Seated Kewpie as Santa Claus on Candy Container

4” (10 cm.) A bisque trinket box in the shape of a woven hamper has a charming vignette arranged on its lid, comprising a seated Kewpie with classic features, with Doodledog seated at his side and turned toward Kewpie, and with a book balanced on his left leg. Condition: generally excellent, one finger tip chipped and one-piece reglue on left arm. Marks: c (black stamp) 6410 dep (incised). Comments: Germany, circa 1915, designed by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: very rare action Kewpie with wonderful scene and rare Doodledog. $400/600

4” (10 cm.) Allbisque seated Kewpie with classic features, is wearing a flannel Santa Claus costume with mohair “fur” edging, and sits atop a paper mache “log”, holding a feather Christmas tree and a little paper book which, inside, has the signature of Rose O’Neill. The lid removes to reveal the candy container interior. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Rose O’Neill (inside book). Comments: Germany, designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1918. Value Points: rare candy container with Kewpie theme is wonderfully preserved. $500/800

57. German AllBisque Kewpie with Original Crepe Paper Bellhop Costume 4 ½” (11 cm.) One-piece bisque head, torso and legs, jointed arms, painted classic Kewpie features including topknot, side-glancing eyes and blue wings, painted black shoes. Condition: Generally excellent. Comments: Kewpie, designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1915, made in Germany. Value Points: rare painted shoes, and wearing original yellow crepe paper bellhop costume and cap. $300/500


58. German All-Bisque Kewpie with Prussian Helmet and Trumpet 5” (13 cm.) Onepiece all-bisque figure of standing Kewpie, posed with right arm clasping an oversized trumpet, and the left arm held behind his back, and with sculpted black helmet with gold eagle and gold finial, black belt with holster and knife. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: O’Neill (impressed on feet). Comments: Germany, designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1915. Value Points: rare model with trumpet, helmet and sculpted belt and knife. $400/600

59. Large German Bisque Glass-Eyed Kewpie, Size 12, with Jointed Knees 14” (36 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with chubby face, sculpted blonde forelock, topknot and side curls, large brown glass side-glancing googly eyes, thick black eyeliner, short dark curly lashes, dot brows, little button-shaped nose, closed mouth in thin-lipped smile with impressed dimples at each lip corner, sculpted blue wing below each ear, composition chubby toddler body with plump tummy, jointing at shoulders, side hips and knees of short legs, starfish-shaped hands. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish albeit some crazing on finish. Marks: Ges Gesch O’Neill JDK 12 (head) O’Neill (signature on foot). Comments: Kestner, circa 1912, from the original Kewpie designs by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: wonderful expression of the rare largest size of the composition-bodied Kewpie. $5000/7500

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60. French Musical Automaton “Little Girl with Doll and Mirror” by Leopold Lambert in Exquisite Original Costume 20” (51 cm.) Standing upon a patterned-velvet covered base is a bisquehead doll with amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with upturned lip corners, outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms. When wound, music plays, the girl turns her head side to side and nods; as she nods she simultaneously lifts the little bisque doll to her lips as though to kiss it, and then alternately lifts the mirror to gaze into it. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 4 (doll) (original paper tune label under base listing one waltz). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: beautiful brown-eyed bébé with enchanting movements, wearing splendid original silk costume with rich lace trim, matching bonnet, woven stockings, and silk shoes. $8000/11,000

61. Outstanding French Black-Complexioned Bisque Bébé by Jules Steiner in Exotic Costume 24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head with rich ebony black complexion, dark brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted black curly lashes, black brush-stroked brows with decorative glaze, accented nostrils, closed mouth with coral-shaded lips, impressed philtrum, pierced ears, black mohair fleecy hair over Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with matching black-complexion finish, and wearing an elaborate antique costume of rich tapestries and velour, elaborate paisley turban topped by a folk art paper blue bird. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 17 Paris. Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1888. Value Points: exceptional quality of the very rare black complexion which is flawlessly preserved, beautifully-painted lips, fine original body finish, on the rare doll. $16,000/21,000

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62. German Carved Wooden Lady Doll with Lovely Silk Costume 24” (61 cm.) Carved wooden shoulder head with rounded face, carved black hair in center part with deep horizontal comb marks, painted complexion and facial features, large blue eyes, closed mouth, blush spots on cheeks, kid gusset-jointed lady body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: original finish overall albeit craquelure. Comments: Germany, circa 1840. Value Points: the rare large wooden shoulder head doll is wearing a beautiful French silk gown. $800/1200

63. Petite English Carved Wooden Doll with Painted Brown Eyes 11” (28 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso with rounded face, shapely torso, painted brown eyes with double white eye dots in each eye, cloth upper arms, wooden lower arms with spatula-shaped hands, dowel-jointed arms and legs. Condition: very good, old repaint of complexion. Comments; English, mid-18th century. Value Points: rare original painted brown eyes, wearing original costume comprising gold silk gown with brocade panel, cap, padded petticoat, muslin slip with hand-lettered “1720”, hand-stitched kid slippers. $900/1300

64. Early English Wooden Doll with Enamel Eyes in Petite Size 11” (28 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and elongated torso with slightlyshaped bosom, elongated throat, almond-shaped black glass enamel inset eyes, painted all-around lashes, dot-

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painted brows, thin-line mouth line, blushed cheeks, cloth upper arms, wooden lower arms with spatulashaped hands, one-piece jointed stick legs. Condition: generally excellent, nose tip rub. Comments: English, circa 1790. Value Points: charming petite size, original finish, original costume comprising woven turban with attached hair, silk bodice, and transfer-print skirt and silk-wrapped shoes. $1200/1600

65. English Wooden Doll Fragment Presented in Original Exhibition Case 9 ½� (24 cm.) h. case. One-piece carved wooden head and torso with elongated throat and rounded 64.

bosom, black enamel inset eyes, all-around dot lashes and arched dot brows, blush spot cheeks, thin line mouth, tacked-on human hair cloth arms, silk dress and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: English, circa 1790. Value Points: the doll fragment with fine original finish and costume, is preserved in early wooden exhibition case which is lined with patterned transfer-design wall paper. $1200/1500

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is a carved wooden black-painted figure with horse-like head, black bead eyes, wooden human-like hands and feet, and wears original red woolen coat with velvet trim, black velvet cap, and holds a flag. The box contains a simple wooden mechanism which, when wound, causes the horse-human to dance about, and the theatre scene to spring to action: Judy moves forward and back, Punch rises and lowers from the ale barrel as a third person attacks him with a saber. The mechanism is designed to create various accompanying noises including clacking and bell. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American, mid-1800s. Value Points: wonderfully-preserved and imaginative folk toy. $2000/3000

67. American Folk Art Wooden Doll with Jointed Dancing Legs

66. Wonderful American Folk Art Mechanical Toy Theatre with Dancing Figure 15� (38 cm.) A wooden box is designed with a surmounted set-back theatrelike cabinet which, behind glass, features an amusing Punch and Judy scene with Punch hiding inside a barrel of ale, edged by die-cut paper leaves which are repeated in three bottom glass windows. Posed upon the lower cabinet

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16� (41 cm.) All carved wood with one-piece head and torso, bedpost-shaped head, defined carving of round eyes, nose and mouth, tinted black hair, loosely-dowel-jointed at hips and knees with original cast pin attachment, painted ankle boots, solid block-shape at armless shoulders, and attached on wooden rod to original black wooden base. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American folk art, mid-1800s. Value Points: wonderful and all-original folk art doll with uniquely-designed jointing and distinctive face. $1200/1600


68. Extremely Rare 1866 American Patented Doll Head with Multi-Faces by Dominico Checkeni

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7” (18 cm.) h. 10” circ. at nose. Being a shoulder head of light wood or wood composite with attached sculpted long ringlet curls and two rows of beads at the throat; with sculpted hollowopening for face to allow one of four faces which are sculpted on the interior wooden form to be revealed. The faces, with deeply-sculpted features having natural wood finish, rotate on a horizontal rod, and include smiling, sleeping, grimacing, and laughing expressions. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Dominico Checkeni patented the design in 1866, patent number 52782, describing his invention as “Fancy Doll” and noting that his invention is “making the dolls’ head with four faces and suspending it in the wig-frame in such a manner that the head may be revolved vertically, so as to being either of the four faces in front at pleasure”. The patent was later re-assigned to Georg N. Thompson of New Haven, Connecticut. Another example of this patented head with variations of design is in The Strong Museum, and shown in The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls by Coleman, page 239. Value Points: few examples are known to exist of this early American patented doll. $1200/1500

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69. French Paper Mache Man and Woman in BeautifullyDetailed Shell Costumes 9” (23 cm.) Each with paper mache shoulder head and painted facial features, carved wooden hands and feet, elaborate “shell” costume which is created by overlapping tiny shells whose variant colors suggested fabric designs, and posed on original matching base. Including lady with black sculpted hair elegantly waved from her face and with high-peaked coiffe, long gown and holding a spool of flax; and man with short blonde bobbed hair, with glazed hat and holding a shell-shaped lobster. Condition: very good, some shell loss. Comments: French, circa 1850. Value Points: beautifully-designed costumed dolls and elaborate original bases, along with a wooden doll chair with silk upholstery and shell borders. $1400/1800

70. German Paper Mache Lady with Elaborate Shell Costume for the French Market in Original Cabinet 8 ½” (22 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with painted facial features, sculpted long black hair which is overlaid by a shell-decorated coiffe, slender kid body with carved wooden limbs, painted yellow shoes, and 69. having an elaborate costume of miniature shells whose intricate designs suggested various textile designs. The doll is preserved under her original glass cabinet. Condition: craquelure on face and shoulders, shell costume beautifully-preserved. Comments: German doll, decorated in the seaside Brittany regions of France, mid-1800s. Value Points: lovely and artistic detail of shell costume design. $600/900

71. German Carved Wooden Gentleman of the Court in Original Costume 12” (30 cm.) including stand. Carved wooden head with very angular narrow features, deeply-set eye sockets, strong pronounced nose, tinted detail of beard on original ruddy complexion, brown fleecy hair, wooden torso and expressive hands, firmly-stuffed cloth body. Condition: very good, some age wear. Comments: Germany, early 1800s. Value Points: highly-expressive carved features, wearing original silk and brocade costume, and on original wooden stand. $800/1000

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72. German Carved Wooden Manman with Elaborate Original Court Costume 13� (33 cm.) including hat and base. Carved wooden swivel head with flat-cut neck socket, that is pin-attached to wooden torso, carved facial features with aristocratic demeanor, deeply-set eye sockets,

painted brown eyes, strong nose, closed mouth, wooden torso and limbs, pin-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, carved wooden shoes, and posed on original wooden base. Condition: good, original finish. Comments: southern Germany, early 1800s. Value Points: the man wears original elaborate court costume with elaborate metallic lace trimmed silk brocade, and grand Marquis hat. $700/900

73. Rare, Pair of French Paper Mache Marquise and Marquis on Original Bases with Nodding Heads 6� (15 cm.) Each is of very firm paper mache, with nodding-jointed head on one-piece body, depicting a courtly lady and gentleman with sculpted and painted hair, facial features, and elaborate costumes, and posed in a dynamic manner on original base. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1800. Value Points: rare nodding heads and beautifully-decorated costumes with matching floral details. $800/1200

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74. Beautiful French Bisque Blue-Eyed Bébé by Schmitt et Fils 17” (43 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very plump facial modelling, bright blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading, mauve blushed eye shadow, dark eyeliner, delicately painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists and flat-cut derriere. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bte SGDG 2 (head) Sch (and shield mark on derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1880. Value Points: very beautiful Bébé Schmitt whose brilliant blue eyes complement the delicately tinted bisque, original body and body finish, antique silk twill and red velvet dress, undergarments, shoes and socks. Ex-collection Mildred Seeley, featured in auction of her collection titled For the Love of Dolls, and in her own book, Fabulous French Bébés. $8000/13,000

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75. All-Original French Bisque Portrait Bébé Jumeau in Rare Size 9, with Exquisite Costume 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks and chin, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with darker blue outer irises, dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, separately applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his early portrait model bébé, circa 1878. Value Points: the rare and beautiful wideeyed bébé has original body and body finish, and is wearing splendid alloriginal costume of burgundy velvet and silk, with embroidered lace trim, red silk ribbons, red earrings, undergarments, burgundy woven stockings, and leather shoes with red rosettes impressed “E. Jumeau Med. d’Or Paris”. $7500/9500

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76. Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé Modele with Rare Painted Teeth and Signed Bru Shoes by Leon Casimir Bru 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump cheeks and chin, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue outer rims, large black pupils, very rich dark eyeliner, mauve blushed eye shadow, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with very full outlined lips, row of dainty painted teeth between the lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden body with shapely derriere, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, defined carving of fingers and toes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1 (head) H (and illegible numbers on back torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, his distinctive Bébé Modele, inspired by his earlier deposed poupée wooden body, was made from 1879 to 1883 only. Value Points: a particularly gorgeous bébé with rare painted teeth, finest bisque, very rare articulated wooden Bébé Modele body, and owning a pair of brown leather shoes impressed B in an oval. $16,000/25,000

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77. French Bisque Deposed Poupée with Smiling Expression by Leon Casimir Bru, in Rare Luxury Size and with Original Boutique Label of Aux Enfants Sage 23” (58 cm.) Bisque swivel head with very delicate complexion, kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, very pale blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, feathered brows, accented

eye corners and nostrils, aquiline shaped nose, closed mouth with upturned smiling lip corners and accented center line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid gusset-jointed poupée body with square-cut collarette in the classic Bru poupée style, wearing fine antique costume comprising a red woolen fitted jacket, blue silk satin skirt, undergarments, leather boots, straw bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose K (forehead) K (back of head). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, his smiling portrait model poupée, deposed in 1872, and likely created as an homage portrait of the Empress Eugenie. Value Points: rare larger size of the sought-after model, having extraordinary quality of sculpting including impressed philtrum and lip corners, beautiful eyes, and fine delicate bisque, and with original body and bearing the label of the prestigious 1800s Parisian doll boutique of Aux Enfants Sage. $5500/7500

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78. Rare Large Italian Felt Chubby-Faced Googly, Series 178, by Lenci 24” (61 cm.) Felt swivel head with very chubby cheeks and chin, pressed and painted facial features, large brown side-glancing googly eyes with decorative glaze, painted curly upper lashes, comma brows, pug nose, auburn mohair wig, very plump torso, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (cloth label on cape). Comments: Lenci, Italy, circa 1930, series 178. Value Points: rare model with wonderful wide-eyes face, wearing original black formal felt costume with silk lapels, white shirt with tucks, black silk tie, black felt top hat and shoes, and red felt cape. $1800/2500

79. Italian Felt Miniature Doll Depicting Little RedHaired Girl with Piglet 9” (23 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, large brown side-glancing googly eyes, painted upper lashes, high brows, accented nostrils, “O”-shaped mouth, carrot-red mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (cloth and paper labels). Comments: Lenci, circa 1933. Value Points: pristine vibrant condition, with red polka dot dress and black shawl, wooden sandals with red felt ties, undergarments, and carrying a little wooden piglet, with original store label from Marshall Fields (price tag of $5.50). $700/1000

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80. Early Version Italian Felt Character, Sailor with Pipe, by Lenci 7” (18 cm.) Felt head with pressed and painted facial features depicting a plump-faced sailor, painted closed eyelids, high arched brows, closed smiling mouth with hole for insertion of large wooden pipe, red auburn hair and beard with attached black hat, firmly-stuffed plump body with attached pink and cream striped felt shirt, blue middy jacket, grey pants. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, early 1930s. Value Points: earliest version of the popular model with well-detailed all-felt costume retaining vibrant original colors, original pipe. $700/900

81. Superb Italian Felt Character Girl, Series 1500, by Lenci with Provenance 18” (46 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features depicting a plump-faced fretful girl, painted brown side-glancing eyes, thin black eyeliner, painted upper lashes, feathered brows, broad nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with fretful-posed lips, blushed chubby cheeks, red mohair wig with widow’s peak at center of forehead, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci 1500/4 (silver label). Comments: Lenci, circa 1930, from their rare 150 character series. This doll was featured on the cover of Theriault’s catalog “My Cousin in Brittany”, August 1999, from the private Lenci collection of Ethyl Neary of San Francisco, who had acquired her dolls during the 1930s from prestigious stores such as City of Paris. Value Points: pristine crisp freshness of the doll, with beautiful facial blushing, wearing vibrant magenta felt dress with applique felt dots and patches, fringed shawl, cotton undergarments with scalloped pink felt edging, embroidered woolen stockings, wooden sandals, and carrying a pink felt piglet with black bead eyes and pink bow. $3000/4000

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82. Rare Early Italian Felt Doll, Model 700/12, by Lenci with Fine Original Costume 37” (89 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, very large blue painted side-glancing eyes, umber upper eye shadow and painted lashes, grey lower eye shadow, fringed brows, closed mouth, two accent dots on bottom lip, blonde mohair wig in ringlet curls, elongated torso and limbs, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, model 700/12, the model appeared in the company catalogs in this 37” size for two years only, 1928 and 1929, and then for one or two more years in a slightly smaller size of 34”. Value Points: very rare model, virtually never found in this grand size, is wearing her original black taffeta dress with bright applique flowers, and with white organdy apron, sleeves, cap, and multi-layered petticoats and pantalets, and is carrying a grand bouquet of colorful felt flowers. $2000/3000

83. Italian Felt Red-Haired Russian Boy, Model 300/48, by Lenci 17” (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, green painted side-glancing eyes, brown curly upper lashes, grey eye shadow, closed mouth, carrot-red mohair bobbed wig, jointed arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, circa 1930, model 300/48, wearing wonderful original vibrant costume with chartreuse felt shirt, green felt jacket with brown edging and orange floral appliques, black

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pants and cap with faux-fur edging, green leather boots with embroidered detail, braided sash with wooden tips, gloves. Value Points: most endearing pouty-faced character with rare eye color, all-original vibrant costume. $2200/2700

84. Extremely Rare Italian Felt Character Doll, Series 100, as Hiker, by Lenci 19� (48 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, side-glancing brown eyes with decorative glaze, painted curly upper lashes, dark eye shadow, glazed lower lips, brunette mohair curly wig, jointing at hips and shoulders. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 100/131 (silver foil tag). Comments: Lenci, Italian, circa 1931. Value Points: extremely rare model, the doll wears pristine original felt costume of mountain hiker, with green felt jacket, brown felt trousers with green cuffs, leather shoes, gloves and holds a wooden walking stick and colorful felt flowers. $3500/4500

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85. Superb and Extremely Rare Italian Felt Character, Series 100, by Lenci 19� (48 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, blue side-glancing eyes with dark eye shadow, painted lashes, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pouting expression, rosy cheeks, blonde mohair wig in side-parted fashion, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 100/135 (silver

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foil tag). Comments: Lenci, Italian, circa 1931. Value Points: extremely rare model in outstanding fine state of preservation, beautiful facial painting and hair, superb felt Tyrolean costume with embroidered pants and vest including running deer, green felt jack with brass buttons, and brown leather shoes. $3500/4500

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Comments: Lenci, model 165 from the salon series, circa 1927. Value Points: wearing green and cream organdy gown with organdy multi-layered flowers, black felt appliques, gloves, bonnet, and high heels, and carrying a black felt profile doll with felt fringed hair and pink felt gloves (with its own original paper label, of 100/17. $2000/2500

87. Early Italian Felt Salon Lady in Carnival Costume with Toy Monkey by Lenci 27� (69 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, slender facial modeling, elongated throat, brown side-glancing eyes with narrowed eyelids in flirtatious manner, painted lashes, grey eye shadow, arched and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with row of painted teeth, white accent dots on bottom lip, brunette frizzed hair, felt torso with arms stitched uniquely to allow the wearing of a sleeveless gown, elongated felt legs with stitch-jointed knees to allow posing. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, early 1920s, from the 165 series. Value Points: rare early model wearing original yellow organdy gown with vibrant orange and yellow felt striped bodice and lower sleeves, ruffled collar, orange gloves and felt party hat, with black heeled shoes, and carrying a brown mohair monkey with stitched eyes, and grey felt hands, feet and mask face. $1600/2200

86. Italian Felt Salon Lady, Model 165, with Organdy Costume and Black Felt Toy by Lenci 25� (64 cm.) Felt swivel head of slender adult lady, elongated throat, pressed and painted facial features, deeply set eye sockets, blue painted side-glancing eyes, long painted lashes, high brows, accented nostrils, glazed lower lip with accent dots, blonde mohair wig, elongated slender torso and limbs, jointing at shoulders, stitchjointing at hips and knees, high heel feet. Condition: generally excellent. some spotting at throat. Marks: Lenci (stamp on foot).

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88. Early Italian Felt Salon Lady in Flapper Costume by Lenci 25” (64 cm.) Felt swivel head with slender face and elongated throat, with uptilted haughty chin, and with painted brown side-glancing eyes with heavy eyelids, brown eye shadow, accented nostrils, high brows, closed mouth with painted teeth, elongated torso and slender limbs, jointing at shoulders, stitch-jointing at hips and knees, high heel feet. Condition: generally excellent, some light dustiness. Marks: (original silver button and paper label “Lenci, Made in Italy, N. 161.). Comments: Lenci, the silver button was used only 1920-22. Value Points: rare early model with wonderfully detailed flapper costume including matching cap, felt ruffles at collar and cuffs, yarn fringe on heeled shoes, and having painted exaggerated spit curls in front of each ear. $1200/1800

89. Italian Felt Salon Doll in Original Pierrot Costume by Lenci 21” (53 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, narrow brown sideglancing eyes with heavy eyelids, grey eye shadow, brown painted lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lower lip, stitched-on black felt skull cap with wire-framed felt flower on long stem, jointing at shoulders, hips and knees. Condition: very good, some dustiness. Comments: Lenci, Italy, circa 1924, model 115A, the Pierrot model was made in three variations of costume colors. Value Points: wearing original black felt Pierrot costume with white buttons, and carrying wooden mandolin with green felt ties. $1200/1600

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90. French WWI Poster Designed by Poulbot 33” (84 cm.) x 25”. The poster urges thriftiness on the part of the French people in the name of national defense. “Don’t throw away a single gram of bread” is the call, urging Frenchmen to hold on until the American troops arrived and re-took the country. The famed illustrator, Francisque Poulbot, made the Montmartre area of Paris his home as he plied his talents in the creation of illustrations, posters, and postcards in the support of France during WWI, with special emphasis on aiding the orphans who roved the streets of Paris; his dolls (shown in #91) evolved from those poster designs. Excellent condition, framed, 1918. The poster was dated just during the American entry into the war. $500/800

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brown glass inset eyes in deeply set eye sockets with heavy eyelids, tinted brows and ombre eye shadow, tiny pointed nose, closed mouth with wide center line, blushed cheeks, carrot-red mohair wig, five-piece French paper mache body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 239 Paris (incised) Poulbot (incised signature). Comments: designed by the French illustrator Poulbot, whose illustration posters featured young urchins of the Montmartre district of Paris orphaned by WWI; the posters were important aspects of charity drives to feed and clothe these children, and the dolls, designed by Poulbot and produced by SFBJ, circa 1916, are superb sculptural representations of the poster children. Value Points: very rare dolls, made for one or two years only, with superb modeling, bisque and painting, original bodies, each wearing its factory-original costume. $17,000/25,000

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92. Rare and Amusing French Musical Automaton “The Waltzing Peasant” by Roullet & Decamps 23” (58 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered box is a fancily-dressed man with highly-characterized paper mache head, having deeply set eye sockets, blue upper glancing eyes, grey outlined eyes, sculpted brows, pronounced nose, smiling mouth with row of teeth, brunette mohair wig, carton torso, legs and hands, metal upper arms. When wound, music plays and he spins around, swaying at his jointed waist from side to side. Condition: generally excellent, hands repainted. Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1885, the automaton was shown in an early catalog of Roullet et Decamps, as model 212 described as “paysan valseur, costume rich satin” and is illustrated wearing the costume which he presently wears. Value

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93. Delightful French Mechanical White Kitten Seated in a Gentleman’s Slipper by Roullet & Decamps 19” (48 cm.) Seated in a paper mache slipper with flannel cover and fur lining is a paper mache kitten with white fur cover, green glass eyes, pink nose and hinged jaw. When wound, the kitten merrily nods its head back and forth and opens and closes its mouth. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Roullet & Decamps, circa 1900, from their series of mechanical toys featuring animals. Value Points: rare mechanical toy with delightful homey scene is well-preserved and functions well. $2500/3500

94. An Amusing French Musical Automaton “The Merry Drunkard” by Gustav Vichy 23” (58 cm.) Paper mache head of highly-characterized man with brown glass eyes, sculpted brows and dominant nose, hinged jaw with jagged teeth, fleeced hair under knit stocking cap, rounded paper mache torso with barrel-shaped lower torso, short plump legs, wire upper arms, metal hands, posed standing on the top of another barrel. The man has an internal mechanism which, when wound, causes him to turn his head and open and close his mouth as he lifts a pewter goblet to his mouth, all-the-while rubbing his stomach in anticipation of the libation. Meanwhile music plays. Condition: original facial finish albeit rubbed, costume very attic-sooted, craquelure on barrel, music and mechanism function well. Comments: Gustav Vichy, circa 1890, another example has been found with the Vichy insignia on the barrel. Value Points: very rare and amusing automaton with original (albeit quite worn) costuming. $7500/9500

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for the French market, with original Steiner body, circa 1895. Value Points: rare model with especially fine modeling, with original yellow silk clown costume. $2000/3000

96. German Bisque Portrait of Chinese Baby, Model 243, by Kestner

95. Rare German Bisque Character, 1304, by Simon and Halbig for the French Market 12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with white complexion, brown glass inset eyes, deeply modeled features especially around the eyes and mouth, painted lashes, closed mouth with shy smile, impressed dimples, white cotton wig, French composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4 1304 SH (head) Le Petit Parisien... (blue stamp on body). Comments: Simon and Halbig,

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12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with ambertinted complexion, brown glass eyes, painted lashes, short black feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, black mohair wig over plaster pate, amber-tinted composition baby body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent, original body 96. finish albeit craquelure. Marks: F made in Germany 10 243 JDK. Comments: Kestner, circa 1912. Value Points: distinctive model of young Chinese child was used for this doll alone, never being adapted to other models as was customary; the doll wears silk costume with well-detailed embroidery. $1800/2500

97. Petite French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Rare Mulatto Complexion, in Original Costume and With Original Labeled Box 10” (25 cm.) Bisque socket head with amber brown mulatto complexion, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, lushly-painted lashes, black brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, row of teeth, pierced ears, black mohair wig, French composition and wooden body with matching amber brown complexion. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Tete Jumeau 1 (head)


Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1898. Value Points: alloriginal unplayed with condition, with beautiful complexion and body finish, wearing factory-original silk striped costume and headband, and presented in original box labeled “Bébé Jumeau” and stamped “mulatre”. $1400/1900

98. German Bisque Character, Model 164, by Simon and Halbig with Fine Original Costume and in Rare Larger Size 23” (58 cm.) Bisque socket head with golden-amber tinted complexion, brown glass sleep eyes, painted dark curly lashes, incised eyeliner, black brush-stroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils of pointy nose, open mouth with slightly parted accented lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, dark brunette/ black antique human hair wig, amber tinted composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 30 164. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1900. Value Points: rare model especially in this larger size, with flawless of bisque and fine glowing complexion, original body and body finish, wearing original bronze green silk taffeta dress with lace and rose silk bows, rose knit stockings, black leather shoes, undergarments, and embroidered rose silk bonnet. $3500/4500

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“E.J. Depose”. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Jumeau (impressed in large letters within cartouche, on head). Comments: Emile Jumeau, very early model, circa 1878, made for one or two years only. Value Points: the stunningly beautiful bébé is enhanced by rare incised mark, original all-wooden body, and signed early E.J. shoes. $14,000/18,000

100. All-Original French Bisque Bébé Steiner in Rare Tiny Size 8” (20 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked and 99. feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over original paper mache pate, Steiner composition body with jointing at shoulders, elbows and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 1 (head) (original Steiner paper label on torso). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1890. Value Points: the tiny bébé wears original aqua silk dress with lace collar, matching bonnet, undergarments, socks, and white kidskin shoes. $1800/3000

99. Extremely Rare French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Cartouche Signature and Original All-Wooden Body 12 ½” (32 cm.) Bisque socket head with 99 detail delicate bisque, dramatic large blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading (so-called “wrap-around”), dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the pale outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, all-wooden eight-loose-balljointed body, jointed wrists, wearing lovely antique rose silk dress, ruffled frou-frou bonnet, undergarments, rose knit socks, and leather shoes signed

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101. French Bisque Bébé, Series C, with Wire Lever Eyes, by Jules Steiner in Rare Tiny Size 8” (20 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial shape, blue glass eyes which sleep from wire lever at the back of her head, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over original Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sie C 4/0 (incised) Bs.d.g. (red ink) (eyes also signed Steiner). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1884, the unique eyes were created exclusively for the deposed sleeping eye models of Steiner. Value Points: the dainty size of the little bébé is most rare, and particularly charming on this particular face model, original wig, pate, body, body finish, and wearing beautiful early costume. $2800/3500


102. Fine Doll-Sized Mahogany Tilt-Top Table with Checkerboard 6” (15 cm.) diam. 5”h. 8”h. tilt top. The finely-crafted mahogany table has ogeeshaped rim, inlay checkerboard on table top, and pedestal center with tripod base. The table was designed to be used upright, or with tilted top when not in use. Generally excellent. English, circa 1860. $400/600

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mouth with accent line between the lips, very long blonde mohair wig, pegjointed bisque arms and legs, legs modeled in kneeling pose, bare feet, arms modeled with clasped hands as though praying. Condition: generally excellent, small restoration around the outside right knee. Marks: 1111. Comments: Kestner, circa 1880. Value Points: among the rarest of the early all-bisque dolls, this model is further enhanced by her large size, well-detailed body musculature, and charming plump face with beautiful bisque and painting. $4500/6500

104. AllOriginal German Bisque Miniature Doll by Simon & Halbig with Superb Costume and Wig

103. Extremely Rare Early German All-Bisque Kneeling Girl by Kestner in Large Size 7 ½” (19 cm.) kneeling (if standing, the doll would be 9”). Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, very plump facial modeling especially of cheeks, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, pointy nose, closed

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7 ½” (19 cm.) Solid domed bisque shoulder head, brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes, singlestroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented 104, 105. lips, blonde mohair wig in long hip-length braids, muslin body with bisque lower arms and legs, painted white stockings and black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S & H. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1880. Value Points: very beautiful doll with gentle expression, wonderful original wig, original body and wearing choice original aqua silk dress, undergarments and woven bonnet with aqua silk ribbons. $1100/1500

105. German All-Bisque Miniature with Expressive Features, Black Boots, by Kestner 7” (18 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso with musculature detail, blue glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, slightly parted lips with row of teeth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque


arms and legs, painted knee-high white stockings with maroon rims, black ankle boots with heels and blue tassels. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9 (torso). Comments: attributed to Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: very beautiful gentle expression, wonderfully detailed body model, swivel head, fancy boots. $800/1200

106. Very Beautiful Early French Bisque Portrait Bébé in Original Couturier Costume and Signed Jumeau Shoes by Emile Jumeau

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18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with full cheeks, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and dark outer iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, composition and wooden eight-loose-ball jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, his early portrait bébé. Value Points: the rare early portrait bébé wears her original (frail) aqua silk couturier costume created in the studio of Ernestine Jumeau, with matching aqua velvet bonnet, undergarments, turquoise bead earrings, socks, and aqua shoes with rosettes impressed “E. Jumeau Med. d’Or Paris”. $7500/9500

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107. Rare German Cloth Character Known as “Frog Hand” by Kathe Kruse 17” (43 cm.) All-cloth doll with three-seamed head, dark painted curly short hair, shaped nose with blushed detail, shaped and painted facial features, small brown painted eyes, thick black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, accented nostrils of flat molded nose, closed mouth, two pronounced chin seams, all-muslin body with stitch-jointed arms, distinctively modeled “frog-shaped” hands, two center seams on front and back torso, five-seamed wide-hip jointed legs, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, slight spotting on body, some fabric wear on torso. Marks: (illegible script on feet).

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108. Very Fine German Cloth Character, Earliest Period, by Kathe Kruse 17” (43 cm.) All-cloth doll has pressed and oil-painted facial features and short brown hair waved across her forehead, painted blue eyes with spiral threading. black and brown upper eyelinem, white eyedots, red accent dots at eye corners, closed mouth, blushed cheeks and ears, stitch-jointed arms,


separately-stitched thumb, hip-jointed legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse 1 449 Germany (feet). Comments: Kathe Kruse, circa 1910. Value Points: near mint condition of earliest period doll by the beloved dollmaker, with artistically-rendered pensive expression, original silk costume. $3000/4000

109. German Cloth Character Baby “Traumerchen” by Kathe Kruse 20” (51 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil painted facial complexion, features and baby hair in shaded brown curls, painted closed eyes as though sleeping, painted lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pouty expression, blushed cheeks and earlobes, cloth ring neck allowing the baby’s head to nod realistically to the side, weighted stockinette body to simulate the actual weight of a baby, separately stitched arms, loosely attached legs, sewn belly button, wearing pink cotton romper suit with matching jacket, socks and shoes. Condition: generally excellent, repaired stitching on left thumb. Marks: Kathe Kruse (and illegible markings on left foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse, type 5 model marketed as “Traumerchen”, circa 1925. Value Points: rare model with beautiful sculpted and painted face and hair, fine original finish, cloth “Marshall Fields” label in original costume. $2500/3500

110. Superb Early Model German Cloth Character by Kathe Kruse 16” (41 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features, painted short brown hair with stippled details, sculpted ears, brown painted eyes with green shading and two tiny white eye

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dots, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with downcast pouty expression, plump muslin body with jointed arms, and discjointed hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse 82244 5651 (left foot) made in Germany 5651 (left foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse, circa 1920. Value Points: pristine condition of the wistful faced child with fine detail of modeling and artistic painting, wearing original peach dress, undergarments, socks, shoes, and having original KK paper label with “unique art dolls” label. $2500/3500

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111. 19th Century Carved Wooden Man with Amusing Mechanical Action 8” (20 cm.) All carved wood figure depicting a gentleman with carved detail of hair and costume including long flowing hair, tricorn hat, fitted jacket, short pants, painted shoes, and is holding a large tray of food. He has glass eyes under wire spectacles, a hinged right arm at the shoulder and a hinged jaw, and when the pull-string at his back is pulled, he quickly raises his arm to his mouth, and opens his mouth wide to gobble a mouthful of food, while his eyes blink open and closed rapidly. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, mid-1800s. Value Points: excellent detail of carving and painting, wonderful amusing action. $1200/1700

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7” (18 cm.) All carved wood figure with socket head, depicting a man with sculpted hair, very pronounced hook nose, and having carved and painted large green goggles, with one-piece body, having sculpted and painted yellow suit and holding a carved falcon in his arms. A wooden lever at the back torso allows the head to move side-to-side. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, late 1800s. Value Points: fine detail of carving with amusing mystery features of falcon and goggles, charming simple mechanism, original finish. $400/600

113. Rare German Bisque Art Character Boy, 150, by Simon and Halbig with Handsome Expression 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated slender face, painted grey/blue eyes in deeply-set sockets, thick black upper eyeliner, one-stroke tapered brows, distinctly-shaped nose with rounded tip, closed mouth with shaded and glazed lips, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, few typical wig pulls. Marks: 150 S&H 2 ¼. Comments: Simon and Halbig, from their rare 150 art character series which comprised four models only, circa 1910, this example designed as an older lad. Value Points: very rare art series model portraying a young lad with intelligent gaze, his finely-painted features enhanced by touches of dewy patina on eye edges, nose and chin, original body and body finish, and wearing fine antique boy’s costume, carrying little mohair Steiff dog. $22,000/28,000


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114. Wonderful Impish German Bisque Googly, Rare Model 131, by Kammer and Reinhardt 15� (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial shape and chubby cheeks, very large round blue glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, thick dark eyeliner, short feathered brows, pug nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with little watermelon-slice-shaped smile, rosy cheeks, light brown human hair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed chubby toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique boy’s costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 131 38 Germany. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1918. Value Points: rare model with most wonderful expression, grand large googly eyes, very choice bisque, original body and body finish. $6500/8500

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115. Rare German All-Bisque Kewpie with Teddy Bear 5” (13 cm.) An all-bisque standing Kewpie with topknot and blue wings has googly eyes that are side-glancing toward the flocked-finish brown teddy bear that he is holding, the teddy bear with large googly eyes that are glancing at Kewpie. The pair are attached to a bisque platform, standing alongside an Art Nouveau column which is actually a vase. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. (in circle). Comments: Germany, circa 1915, from designs by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: rare action Kewpie with appealing teddy bear theme. $600/800 116.

116. German All-Bisque Kewpie Traveler with Doodledog

3 ¼” (9 cm.) One-piece allbisque standing figure of Kewpie with topknot, blue wings and side-glancing eyes, posed with a black umbrella in his left arm, and Doodledog with blue wings and googly eyes at his left. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. Comments: Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: rare variation of the Kewpie Traveler with Doodledog. $400/600

117. German All-Bisque Kewpie with Guitar 4” (10 cm.) One-piece standing Kewpie with classic topknot, blue wings and side-glancing eyes is holding an over-sized guitar in his arms, appearing to be strumming. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. (in circle) Kewpie (original paper label). Comments: Germany, circa 1915, designed by Rose O’Neill. $300/500

118. Most Appealing Petite German Bisque Googly, 221, by Kestner 11” (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, very large grey glass sleep googly eyes, dark eyeliner, painted upper curly lashes, short feathered brows, rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with impish smile, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B made in Germany 6 JDK 221 Ges Gesch. Comments: Kestner, circa 1912. Value Points: wonderful example of the beloved googly with original body and body finish, very fine bisque and painting. $4000/6000

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119. German All-Bisque Kewpie “Hero” Sailor with Bisque Cap 5 ½” (14 cm.) Classic standing Kewpie with jointed arms, has bisque sculpted sailor cap with red band and brim, sideglancing eyes, blue wings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: O’Neill (feet) Kewpie Hero (paper label on chest). Comments: Germany, designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1915. Value Points: rarity factors include sculpted cap and Kewpie Hero label. $400/500

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bisque seated Kewpie with classic topknot, blue wings and side-glancing googly eyes; the larger holding a book on his lap and with arm outstretched as though about to turn the page, and the smaller clasping an oversized pencil. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. (circle). Comments: Germany, designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1915. $400/600

121. Two German All-Bisque Doodledogs from the Kewpie Family 3” (8 cm.) h. largest. Each is all bisque seated Doodledog with black spotted hide, sideglancing blue googly eyes, freckles, pink tinged blush spots, and having Kewpie blue wings, one mounted on shaded blue candy dish. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. (black circle). Comments: Doodledog as designed by Rose O’Neill, Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: rare models with delightful faces and poses. $400/600

120. Pair of German All-Bisque Seated Kewpies in Scholarly Pursuits

122. German All-Bisque Prussian Kewpie with Helmet and Rifle

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design and gold finial, side-glancing googly eyes, blue wings, clasping a large rifle in his arms, and with painted ammunition belt. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. (circle). Comments: Germany, circa 1915, designed by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: rare model with very fine detail of decoration. $300/500

123. German All-Bisque Kewpie on Heart Trinket Box 4 ½” (11 cm.) A heart-shaped trinket box with shaded-color decoration has an unusual Kewpie handle, as Kewpie rests

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on his back atop the lid, his head uptilted for easy use as lid handle, his arms outstretched and his left foot extended upward, and with classic features of topknot, blue wings and side-glancing eyes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1915, from Rose O’Neill designs. Value Points: charming novelty Kewpie. $300/500

124. Four German All-Bisque Kewpies in Graduated Sizes Including Rare 12” Model 5 ½” (14 cm.) - 12”. Each is all-bisque standing figure with loop-jointed arms, sculpted topknot, forelock, painted side-glancing googly eyes, dot brows, white eye dots, painted lashes, and blue wings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: O’Neill (incised on feet). Comments: Germany, circa 1915, the classic design of the beloved figure by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: included is very rare largest 12” size. $800/1200

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125. Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé Triste by Emile Jumeau, Size 14 28” (71 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks and chin, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, closed mouth, defined space between the pale accented lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, impressed dimpled chin and lip corners, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 14 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his celebrated model sculpted by famed French sculptor Carrier-Belleuse, circa 1884. Value Points: especially beautiful model with delicate bisque, soft blushing, original Jumeau wig, original body and body finish and wearing Jumeau velvet dress with lace trim, undergarments, fine silk bonnet, socks and shoes. $12,000/16,000

126. Very Beautiful French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bébé A.T. by Thuillier with Signed Boutique Shoes 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump cheeks and chin, large amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes with black outer iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 9 T. Comments: Andre Thuillier, circa 1886. Value Points: finest bisque and painting on the beautiful wide-eyed rare bébé, original body and body finish, and wearing fine antique costume, silk cape, velvet bonnet, socks, and ivory kidskin shoes marked “Bébé au Bon Marche”. $22,000/28,000

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127. German Paper Mache Lady Doll with Rare Beehive Coiffure 17” (43 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with heart-shaped face, elongated throat, black sculpted hair with very full pouf curls at each side and a high hair loop at the crown (known as “bee-hive”) with decorative braid, painted facial features, painted large brown eyes, black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, tiny closed mouth, slender kid body, wooden lower limbs, painted shoes. Condition: generally excellent, horizontal craze lines on shoulder plate, fine original finish on face and hair, sturdy body. Comments: Germany, circa 1830. Value Points: rare early doll with superblysculpted hair and entrancing large brown eyes, original silk gown and undergarments. $1100/1500

128. German Paper Mache Doll with Ringlet Curls and Original Costume 10” (25 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with oval face, elongated throat, black sculpted hair with center part combed smoothly around the sides of her face into long ringlet curls, painted large brown eyes and facial features, slender kid body, wooden lower limbs, painted green shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1849. Value Points: rare early model with fine original finish, sturdy body, original costume. $600/800

129. Petite German Paper Mache Lady with Topknot Chignon 9” (23 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head, black sculpted hair arranged in topknot chignon and ringlet curls atop each ear, painted facial features including blue eyes, slender kid body, wooden lower arms and legs, painted flat green shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1840. Value Points: rare coiffure on the petite lady with fine original finish on hair and face, original sturdy body, original costume. $500/800

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130. Very Detailed and Original German Miniature Furnished Room with Five Dolls 9” (23 cm.) l. 5” h. 6” d. Formed of heavy stock, the open-front room has patterned paper walls and floor, and is richly furnished as a bedroom of the 1860 era, with tiny furnishings comprising bed with green silk ruffled canopy, dresser, desk, sofa, table and four chairs, and with four wall prints, various accessories and peopled with three paper mache dolls with wooden articulated bodies (the man with sculpted hat), an early bisque doll with sculpted hair, and bisque baby in tub. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, mid-1800s. Value Points: rare miniature size of the room with original furnishings, rare dolls. $1200/1600

131. German Paper Mache Doll with Rare Brown Eyes and Ringlet Curls 18” (46 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with oval face and elongated throat, black sculpted hair in center part and waved behind the sculpted ears into long thick ringlet curls, painted brown eyes with heavy eyelids, black eyeliner and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, slender kid body with wooden lower arms and legs, painted orange shoes. Condition: generally excellent, very light craquelure on face. Comments: Germany, circa 1840. Value Points: rare size with beautifully detailed hair, ears, and facial features, rare brown eyes, sturdy original body, original costume. $1100/1500

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132. German Paper Mache St. Nicholas on a Donkey with Mechanical Movement 22” (56 cm.) h. 20” l. Seated upon a paper mache donkey with flocked-flannel finish, brown glass eyes, and nodding hinged head, and with attached harness and flannel blanket is St. Nicholas with paper mache head, painted features, white fur beard and moustache, and with paper mache carton torso, black boots, and hands, classic red flannel hooded jacket, blue flannel pants, his left hand holding the donkey reins, and his right arm holding a feather tree. The donkey and St. Nicholas are posed on a wooden platform, and when wound, the donkey’s head nods up and down, up and down. Condition: generally excellent, some repair to head under the hood. Comments: Germany, circa 1890. Value Points: wonderful grandsized holiday presentation with mechanical movement. $1400/1800

133. 19th Century Toy Theatre with Movable Images 8” (20 cm.) x 5”h. The heavy stock box has a center open frame encircled by a chromolithographed image of children playing, and contains an interior roll of images which can be viewed by revolving the interior wooden rods. There are 25 different images ranging from children playing to animals to village scenes. Condition: generally excellent, box cover missing. Comments: Germany, mid-1800s. Value Points: charming early toy with wonderful scenes. $400/600

134. German Wooden and Paper Mache Pull-Toy Cart and Child with Sculpted Bonnet 8” (20 cm.) l. Seated in a three-wheeled wooden cart with original painted finish with teal blue, gold and black is a paper mache child with sculpted blue cap decorated with white feather, painted facial features, wooden block torso, paper mache legs with bent knees for sitting, paper mache hands for clasping steering rods, original costume, and painted brown boots with gold buttons. Condition: generally excellent, complexion a bit faded. Comments: Germany, circa 1865. Value Points: delightful early bonnet head doll in playful original arrangement. $700/1100

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135. Rare, Pair of American Doll’s Rocking Chairs with Lithographed Paper Images 13” (33 cm.) The simply-crafted wooden rocking chairs have die-cut backs and front “legs” which are covered with lithographed paper prints depicting an old man with top hat reading a book, and an old woman with ruffled cap and shawl, with knitting needles. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American, circa 1885. Value Points: rare pair of chairs with great lithography, amusing details of people legs, are well-preserved. $800/1100

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136. American Cast Iron Mechanical Toy by Gong Bell 9” (23 cm.) The cast iron toy with heart-shaped spoke wheels supports a red dog house with shingled yellow roof and cast iron dog attached on a chain, and a green ground cover with cast iron cat; a bell is hidden below the base. When pulled along, the bell rings, and the dog moves in and out of his doghouse as though challenging the cat. Condition: generally excellent, original painted finish albeit worn, mechanism functions well. Comments: Gong Bell, American, circa 1900. Value Points: rare and amusing American toy with original finish. $800/1200

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137. Rare French Musical Automaton “The Schoolroom Dunce” by Gustav Vichy 21” (53 cm.) Seated upon a wooden bench is a young lad with paper mache head, deeply-scowling crying expression, brown glass eyes, brunette mohair wig, carton torso and legs in seated pose, hinge-jointing at left knee, metal upper right arm, bisque lower arms, and with an attached dunce cap with tall ears. A basket sits at his side with bread and napkins, and he holds a book in one hand and a cloth handkerchief in the other; and is dressed in raggedy silk and velvet school costume. When wound, his head turns side to side, his arm lifts the handkerchief to his face, and now and then, he nods, kicks his left foot, and his dunce cap ears flap up and down, while music plays. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism slightly sluggish, chip on left upper arm (under sleeve). Comments: Gustav Vichy, circa 1890. Value Points: rare automaton with intricate movements aptly depicts a commonplace schoolroom discipline of the late 1800s. $8000/11,000

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138. French Musical Automaton “Lady at her Needlework” by Roullet et Decamps 19” (48 cm.) Seated on a wooden chair behind a wooden needlepoint frame is a bisque-headed doll with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig with long braids, carton torso and legs posed seated, metal upper arms, composition forearms, and wearing silk gown with woolen shawl. Condition: very good, music and mechanism function well, left arm works willfully. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 5 (head). Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1890, the model appeared in the catalog of that firm as model 309, named “Tapisseuse”. When wound, music plays, the doll lifts her head, turns and nods. Her fingers work busily over the needlework on frame adding stitches to the message “Bon Joyeaux Noel” which she is weaving onto the canvas. Value Points: rare automaton with charming vignette and actions. $5500/8500

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140. German All-Bisque Kewpie Farmer with Tree-Shaped Vase 139. German Musical Handwind Mechanical Vignette by Zinner and Sohne 13” (33 cm.) h. 11” l. base. 6” dolls. Arranged upon a wooden base with lithographed paper cover to simulate garden grass is a wire-framed arbor with silk flowers and leaves, under which are posed three bisque head dolls at a tea party. Each doll has bisque head, glass inset eyes, open mouth, mohair wig, wooden lower limbs and original costume. Standing at the back is the chef, holding a tray with cake, while two dolls are seated, holding pewter tea cups. When handwound, merry music plays, and the chef passes the tray from right to left as though serving, while the dolls lift their tea cups up and down. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, Zinner and Sohne, circa 1890. Value Points: delightful menage with wonderful vigorous movements and music. $2000/2700

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6 ½” (17 cm.) All-bisque Kewpie with sideglancing googly eyes, blue wings, and sculpted woven wide-brimmed sun hat is posed standing with right arm outstretched (designed to hold a wooden rake) and left arm behind his back, and attached to a bisque base with tree-shaped base in Art Nouveau styling, wrapped with branches and flowers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. (in black circle). Comments: Germany, circa 1915,


from Rose O’Neill designs. Value Points: very rare Kewpie figurine with wonderful detail. $800/1100

141. Large German All-Bisque Seated Kewpie with Bug and Basket 4 ½” (11 cm.) An all-bisque Kewpie with classic topknot, forelock, blue wings and side-glancing googly eyes is posed seated in bowlegged manner, his arms outraised as though in fear of the ladybug which is crawling on his forehead. Attached to Kewpie’s side is a bisque wicker basket in shaded green colors for original use as candy container. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c (in circle). Comments: Kewpie, designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1915. Value Points: rare model with amusing scene. $700/900

142. German Bisque GlassEyed Kewpie with Original Signed O’Neill Composition Body 11” (28 cm.) Solid domed bisque rounded plump head, sculpted topknot, forelock, blue wings, and large brown glass inset googly eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted thick upper lashes, tiny pug nose, closed mouth with impish smile, impressed dimples, composition toddler body with plump torso, side-hip jointed legs, starfish-shaped hands, and wearing a charming flower-girl costume. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish albeit scuffed. Marks: Ges Gesch O’Neill JDK 10 (head) O’Neill (stamp on foot). Comments: Kestner, circa 1914, under license with Rose O’Neill and from her original designs. Value Points: rare glasseyed Kewpie with original signed body. $3000/4000

143. German Bisque Dolls as Bride and Groom with Exclusive Costumes 20” (51 cm.) Each has bisque socket head, glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, brunette mohair wig; the bride with brown eyes, adult-lady shaped composition fully-jointed body with bosom and tiny waist, the groom with blue glass eyes, composition

and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: bride excellent, groom has faint hairline on forehead. Marks: 1159 Germany Simon & Habig S&H 7 (bride) S&C Simon & Halbig 50 (groom). Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1900. Value Points: wearing original exclusively-commissioned costumes, the bride with especially beautiful lace gown in the Edwardian manner, pearls, ivory satin shoes impressed H.H. (in heart). $900/1300

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144. Three German AllBisque Kewpie Scholars 2” (5 cm.) - 3 ½”. Each is all-bisque with classic features of topknot, blue wings, and side-glancing googly eyes, including a rare pair of standing Kewpies who are sharing a book while another book is hidden behind their legs; and two seated Kewpies with right arm outstretched, an open book in each lap. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c (in black circle). Comments: Germany, circa 1915, from O’Neill designs. Value Points: the double-Kewpie figure is especially rare. $400/700

145. Two German AllBisque Kewpie Blunderboo Babies 3 ½” (9 cm.) and 4”. Each is all-bisque depicting the baby age of Kewpie, named Blunderboo, with classic features of topknot, blue wings, wide blue googly eyes, including one in seated pose with wide-open eyes and O-shaped mouth, his hands held to cover his ears, marked O’Neill; and the other reclining on his tummy with arms and legs outstretched, incised 6517. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: rare little models with delightful expressions and poses. $400/600

146. Three German All-Bisque Kewpies with Rare Accessories 2” (5 cm.) -3”. Each is all bisque Kewpie with classic features of topknot, blue wings, and side-glancing googly eyes, including larger seated Kewpie with white kitten on his lap and having original paper label, one smaller seated Kewpie with his right arm wrapped around a white bunny, and the other smaller lying on his back with his legs upheld and arms outstretched, lying on a sled, with c. in circle. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1915, from designs by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: dearest little Kewpies in pleasing innocent poses, with little animal friends. $500/800

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147. Two German All-Bisque Kewpies as Scot and Soldier 4 ½” (11 cm.) Each is all-bisque with classic features of topknot, blue wings and side-glancing googly eyes, one with jointed arms, rare painted white socks and black shoes with little bows, wearing flannel Scottish jacket and black woolen Royal Guard hat, incised O’Neill on feet; and the other sculpted as one-piece with sculpted red soldier’s cap with black brim, brown rifle, and black belt with silver-handled sword. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, from designs by Rose O’Neill, circa 1915. Value Points: rarity factors include painted shoes and socks, painted red cap and rifle. $500/800


148. German All-Bisque Kewpie Traveler with Doodledog 3 ½” (8 cm.) One-piece bisque figure of standing Kewpie with classic topknot, blue wings and sideglancing googly eyes, clasping a black umbrella in his left arm, and holding a leash in his right arm which attaches to Doodledog which sits at her side, the pup with shaded brown/black spots, freckles, and blue wings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. (black circle). Comments: Germany, from O’Neill designs, circa 1915. Value Points: very rare variation of the Kewpie Traveler with well-modeled Doodledog. $600/900

149. German Bisque Shoulder Head of Kewpie 2 ½” (6 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of Kewpie with classic features of topknot, blue wings and side-glancing googly eyes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Germany ?387/6/0. Comments: Germany, from O’Neill designs, circa 1917. Value Points: rare doll head form of Kewpie designed for attachment to doll body or pincushion. $300/500

150. All-Original German Bisque Character “Hilda” with Paper Labels 13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, brunette mohair bobbed wig over plaster pate, composition bent limb baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. Hilda Ges Gesch JDK Made in Germany. Comments: Kestner, circa 1914, their signature model “Hilda”. Value Points: fine unplayed with condition, flawless bisque and body, original chemise with two original Englishlanguage Kestner labels, one indicating 1914 copyright. $2200/2600

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checkered long dress with white organdy apron having embroidered roses, undergarments, blue felt shoes, yellow felt sunbonnet and carrying bouquet of felt flowers. $800/1000

152. Italian Felt Miniature Doll with Cart of Flowers by Lenci 9” (23 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, blue side-glancing eyes, long curly lashes, “O”-shaped mouth, blonde mohair wig with coiled braid, jointing at shoulders and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, 1930s. Value Points: wearing original pink felt and rayon costume and posed upon the stand of an aqua wooden two-wheeled cart which holds a large arrangement of colorful felt flowers. $600/900

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153. Italian Felt Portrait Doll of Mozart, Series 70, by Lenci

151. Italian Felt Character Girl with Original Costume by Lenci 20” (51 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, blue side-glancing eyes, dark eye shadow, long painted lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig with elaborately-coiled braids, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, late 1930s. Value Points: wideeyed child is well-preserved wearing original blue and white

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11” (28 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, grey sideglancing eyes, grey eye shadow, curly brown upper eyelashes, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: very good, forehead slightly dusty, wig sparse at forehead. Comments: Lenci, series 70, model 8, the doll appeared in the 1933 catalog. Value Points: sought-after portrait of the beloved composer, Mozart, is rarely found. $600/900


154. Italian Felt Character Girl, Series 300, by Lenci 17” (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, grey eye shadow, black upper eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent dots on bottom lip, brunette mohair wig with coiled braid at back of head, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: very good, some light fading of complexion and scarf. Comments: Lenci, model 300/18, from the firm’s 1930 catalog. Value Points: the pouty-faced girl wears original brown felt gown under black taffeta apron with embroidered flowers, silk shawl with fringe, gold wooden cross, ruffled cap, undergarments, black felt and leatherette laced shoes. $900/1200

155. Italian Felt Character Girl by Lenci, Series 300, in Pristine Condition 17” (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, blue side-glancing eyes, long curly upper lashes, grey eye shadow, singlestroke brows, rose blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth, strawberry-blonde mohair wig in short curls, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, circa 1930, from the 300 series. Value Points: pristine fresh condition with flawless complexion and rare hair color, the little girl wears original pink taffeta party dress with felt applique flowers, felt hair bow and shoes, undergarments, and is preserved in her original box. $1200/1600

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156. Four Chinese Wooden Dolls from Door of Hope Mission 5” (13 cm.) 7”, 8” and 11”. Each has carved wooden head with defined sculpting of tinted facial features and hair, muslin firmly-stuffed body and wooden limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Chinese Door of Hope Mission, early period models, circa 1915. Value Points: rare models, each wearing fine original handstitched costumes, including Amah with baby strapped to her back, young girl with smiling expression and having silk floss hair attached to her cap, and young lad with painted side-parted hair. $2000/3000

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157. Two Chinese Wooden Children from Door of Hope Mission, One with Rare Hair Painting 6” (15 cm.) and 8”. Each has carved wooden head with painted hair and sculpted facial features with tinted detail, firmly-stuffed muslin body, wooden hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Chinese Door of Hope Mission, circa 1920. Value Points: rare children models, both wearing exquisite original silk or cotton hand-stitched costumes, and the girl with rare painting of hair at her crown. $1200/1600

158. Pair, Chinese Wooden Child Dolls from Door of Hope Mission 6” (15 cm.) and 7”. Each has carved wooden head with carved and tinted facial features, painted black hair, firmly-stuffed muslin body, wooden hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Chinese Door of Hope Mission, circa 1920. Value Points: rare child models are wearing wonderful original silk costumes and slippers, he with fine stippling details around his forehead, and she with silk floss hair attached to her silk cap. $1200/1600

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159. Chinese Wooden Bride and Groom by Door of Hope Mission 12� (30 cm.) Each has a carved wooden head with defined and tinted facial features, the bride with coiled chignon decorated with a band of roses, and the groom with black tinted hair, each with firmly stuffed cloth body and wooden hands. Condition: generally excellent, slight bead missing on headdress. Comments: Chinese Door of Hope Mission circa 1925. Value Points: the perfectly preserved couple wear their elaborate original wedding costumes including her beaded headdress. $900/1300

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160. Pair, Chinese Wooden Bride and Groom from Door of Hope Mission 12� (30 cm.) Each has carved wooden head with painted and tinted facial features, carved and painted hair (she with chignon at the back edged with scalloped floral border), firmly-stuffed cloth body, wooden hands. Condition: generally excellent, he without cap. Comments: Door of Hope Mission dolls representing Bride and Groom, circa 1920. Value Points: the pair wear original and perfectlypreserved wedding costumes, she with elaborate red silk costume with detailed embroidery, headdress with decorative beads and pom-pom tip, and he with rich purple/black silk robe with embroidered front and back panels. $1100/1600

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161. Beautiful French Bisque Poupée by PierreFrancois Jumeau in Superb Gown 16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, brilliant cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French kid gusset-jointed body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: attributed to Pierre-Francois Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: beautiful lady doll with brilliant eyes which winningly contrast her delicate bisque with soft cheek blush, wearing fine muslin gown with purple silk ribbons softened by fine lace overlay that matches the lace edging and has extended train, undergarments, and leather boots. $3500/4500

162. Four French Parasols for Poupées or Small Bébés 7” (18 cm.) -10”. Including metalhandled parasol with painted yellow finish and original (frail) silk cover with fringe, two carved bone handled parasols with exquisite silk cover and lace or silk fringe edging, and wooden handled parasol with brown silk cover and lace edging. Excellent condition (but as noted). French, circa 1865/80, the yellow-

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handled parasol is often known as the Huret parasol. The two with bone handles have especially exquisite silk cover. $800/1100

163. Beautiful French Bisque Poupée by Auguste Dehors with Wooden Articulated Arms 17” (43 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with extra articulation allowing the head to tilt forward and side-to-side as well as swivel, very full cheeks, brilliant cobalt blue enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented pale lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig in elaborate coiffure, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, wooden arms with dowel-articulation at shoulders, elbows and wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Auguste Dehors, the poupée has his deposed neck articulation of 1866. Value Points: very beautiful poupée with rare depose articulation, brilliant eyes, delicate bisque, very sturdy original body with articulated wooden arms, fine antique gown, undergarments, very fancy leather boots, and bone-handled parasol. $3500/5500

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complexion, hemp-wrapped body, terra cotta sculpted hands and lower legs, very expressive hands, painted blue stockings, brown shoes with defined soles and red flaps. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: very fine sculpting and original finish, original silk costume with gold buttons. $800/1200

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164. Fine Neapolitan Terra Cotta Village Lady with Sculpted Chignon 13” (33 cm.) Sculpted terra cotta shoulder head of lady with turned head, sculpted brown hair with detailed curls around her face and sculpted chignon at the back of head, painted facial features, enamel brown eyes, mouth modeled closed but appearing as though slightly-parted lips with a row of teeth, hemp-wrapped body, terra cotta hands and lower legs, very expressive fingers, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red bows. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: very fine

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original painting and costume with embroidered details and rare velvet sleeves indicating her higher social status in the village. $900/1400

165. Neapolitan Terra Cotta Village Man with Original Costume 13” (33 cm.) Terra cotta head turned to the side, sculpted dark brown hair in windswept manner, sculpted and painted long sideburns, painted facial features, enamel eyes, sculpted closed mouth to appear as though open with defined gap-teeth and tongue, rosy

10” (25 cm.) Terra cotta sculpted head in uptilted pose with very windblown tousled curls, sculpted ears, enamel eyes, painted facial features, closed mouth modeled as though open with teeth and tongue tip, hemp-wrapped body with terra cotta hands and lower legs, expressivelyposed fingers, painted white stockings and black shoes with red flaps. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: especially fine sculpting and painting, the village boy wears original silk costume with silver buttons, and carries a wooden bucket. $800/1100


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167. Neapolitan Terra Cotta Village Boy in Original Costume 9� (23 cm.) Terra cotta sculpted hair with deeply-modeled and comb marked tousled brown hair, painted facial features, blue enamel eyes, closed mouth sculpted to appear as though open, tongue tip, hemp-wrapped body, terra cotta hands and lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s, depicting a young village boy. Value Points: fine details of sculpting especially of hair, fully modeled ears, and fine original finish and costume. $600/900

168. Neapolitan Terra Cotta Woman with Sculpted Green Bonnet 11� (28 cm.) Sculpted terra cotta shoulder head depicting adult woman with brown hair comb marked away from her face and captured under a green fitted bonnet with red bow, painted facial features, glazed brown eyes, mouth sculpted as though open with two upper teeth and tongue, pierced ears with original earrings, hemp-wrapped body, terra cotta hands and lower legs, expressivelyposed fingers, painted white stockings and yellow shoes. Condition: generally

excellent, frailty of skirt silk. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s, depicting a village woman. Value Points: fine original and well-preserved condition of the rare bonnet-head woman, with expressive features, original silk and brocade costume. $800/1300

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169. Pair, Early 1800s Sculpted Angels with Wooden Wings 10” (25 cm.) Each has highly-expressive sculpted face and short curly brown hair, enamel eyes, original painted finish, on linen-wrapped padded torso and upper limbs, with sculpted lower limbs, very shapely legs with bare feet, one wearing original silk costume (other well costumed, albeit not original). Condition: generally excellent, possible finger restoration or repainting. Comments: early 1800s. Value Points: rare pair of angels having carved wooden wings with original painted “feathers”. $1200/1600

171. Carved Wooden Grodnertal Figure of Young Girl Holding a Doll

170. Three Grodnertal Tiny All-Wooden Dolls in Frame 3” (8 cm.) frame. 1” dolls. An oval paper mache frame with beveled glass cover displays three tiny all-wooden

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dolls, each with painted hair, complexion and facial features, each with articulation at shoulders, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. 170. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1850. Value Points: rare tiny dolls with articulation in original frame. $300/500

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11” (28 cm.) One-piece carved wooden figure of young lady with sculpted large blue coiffe decorated with painted flowers, sculpted black hair, painted features, sculpted gown with painted decorations and blue beads, with little doll in blue gown attached to her side. Condition: generally excellent, chip to wood at right side of coiffe. Comments: Germany, circa 1830. Value Points: rare figure with fine original painting, the carved and painted details extend around the entire back of doll. $400/600


172. Early Carved Wooden Miniature Sofa with All-Wooden Doll 7” (18 cm.) l. sofa. 4” doll. The mahogany wooden sofa with widely-rolled arms has original blue velvet finish; along with an all-wooden doll with articulation at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, and having painted hair with ringlet curls and painted complexion and facial features, original costume. Circa 1840. $600/900

173. German Framed Valentine with Miniature Cut Paper Flowers in Urn 8” (20 cm.) x 10”. Arranged against a royal blue background is a set-back

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arched arrangement of tiny cut-paper flowers of various types in a paper mache urn with gilt paper trim; additional flowers and tiny gilt buds decorate the background, and the entire arrangement is under glass, with gilded wooden frame, and tiny letters “Andenken” (souvenir). Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875, the presentation was created as a Valentine gift. Value Points: beautiful and meticulously-detailed scene, in original frame. $300/500

174. Superb Early Silk Dress with Finely-Embroidered Details 9” (23 cm.) l. To fit doll about 11”. Of crisp golden silk with exquisitely embroidered flowers around the hem, bodice, pocket, and attached capelet sleeves. Excellent condition. Late 1700s, a rare and wonderfully-preserved early dress with outstanding early embroidery. $700/900

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175. Beautiful German Bisque “Mein Liebling”, Model 117, by Kammer and Reinhardt for the English Speaking Market 24” (62 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted curly lashes, incised eyeliner, short brush-stroked brows, upturned rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and accented lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, fine antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 117 62. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1914, the model was marketed as Mein Liebling (My Darling) and this doll, presented in its original box with K*R My Darling label was designed for the Englishspeaking market. Value Points: beautiful pensive-faced classic doll has finest dewy patina of the lovely complexion, original body and body finish, original wig, and labeled box. $3200/4500

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176. German Bisque Vignette “Cabin-Baggage” by Gebruder Heubach 7 ½” (19 cm.) h. x 6 ½”. One-piece all-bisque vignette depicts a woven wicker basket with half-lifted lid in which is hiding a little blonde haired baby with pink jacket and striped stockings. The basket is decorated with Dresden flowers, and a bisque label readings “Cabin Baggage”. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: rare vignette with superb detail of sculpting and decoration. $500/700

177. German Bisque Character “Gretchen”, Model 114, by K*R in Original Costume 11” (26 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, small blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, short stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 26. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910, the model “Gretchen” from that firm’s art character series. Value Points: all-original character with fine bisque and painting, original wig, original fully-articulated body and body finish, original costume. $1200/1700

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11” (26 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, small blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, short stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 26. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910, the companion model to #177, the boy marketed as “Hans” from that firm’s art character series. Value Points: great character expression with original body and body finish, original costume. $1200/1700

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15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass spiral threaded eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale outlined and accented lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig with original waist-length braids, all-wooden body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, swivel wrists, pivot-jointing at upper arms and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1868. Value Points: very beautiful bisque, original wig, earrings, original body with extra deluxe jointing and finely-detailed palms, fingers and toes, original body finish. $3000/4000

180. French Wooden Doll-Size Pedestal with Ormolu Trim 8” (20 cm.) The wooden pedestal with tripod base has beaded edging and draped chain trim on the top as well as ormolu appliques on the legs. Generally excellent, some missing beading, French, circa 1875, rare miniature furnishing. $500/700

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181. Rare German All-Bisque Doll, Model 153, with Tufted Salon Chair and Pup 8” (20 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kidedged bisque torso, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, open mouth with slightly-parted lips, row of porcelain teeth, brunette mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, bare feet, pretty antique silk dress. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 153 (head) 152/10 (torso), 10 (arms and legs). Comments: C.F. Kling, circa 1890. Value Points: large all-bisque doll, rare model, bare feet. Included is silk tufted chair and paper mache pup with white fur cover. $1200/1600

182. Outstanding Petite French Bisque Premiere Bébé by Emile Jumeau 11” (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, grey glass enamel inset eyes with darker grey outer rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent line between the pale lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-balljointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Emile Jumeau, his earliest period bébé, circa 1876. Value Points: pristine condition of the very rare petite early bébé with beautiful expression, large eyes original wig, body, body finish, and wearing original dress, undergarments, socks, shoes marked 000 Paris, and woven bourrelet cap. $6500/8500

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183. Beautiful and Rare German Bisque Fashion Doll by Simon and Halbig with Twill-Body 16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, pale blue enamel inset eyes with spiral-threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, twill-over-wooden lady body with defined waist, dowel-jointing at shoulders, hips, knees and ankles, bisque arms from elbows, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1875. Value Points: very rare lady doll especially in this larger size, with fine flawless bisque, most gentle expression, rare original body, bisque hands. $3500/5500

184. French Bisque Portrait Poupée Head by Pierre-Francois Jumeau 5 ½” (14 cm.) overall h., 5 ½” l. shoulder plate (for 21” doll). Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, arched feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined pale lips, 184. pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Pierre-Francois Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: very beautiful face with exquisite detail of painting. $2500/3500

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185. Gorgeous French Bisque Portrait Poupée by PierreFrancois Jumeau 19” (48 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French wooden poupée body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees, and extra luxury pivot articulation at upper arms and thighs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Pierre-Francois Jumeau, his luxury poupée known as portrait, circa 1875. Value Points: especially beautiful poupée with finest bisque and painting, rare wooden body with deluxe articulations. $5500/7500

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circa 1840. Value Points: rare early toy with original costumes, delightful performance. $700/900

189. German Wooden and Lithographed Paper Metamorphoses Toy in Original Box

186. Two Rare Early Sand Toys Depicting Village Scenes 14” (36 cm.) x 11”. Formed of heavy card stock, each depicts a village building with detailed painting and applique paper architectural details, and having a removable small turret roof. When sand is poured into the turret, various mechanical actions occur. In one,a man and woman move their hinged arms, hammering the mallets they hold, while a waterwheel turns, a woman feeds chickens, and a lamb moves its head up and down; in the other, three different people perform various activities. The sand pours into the box-like receptacles below where it is stored. Condition: very good, some play wear. Comments: Continental, circa 1850. Value Points: rare early toys with intricate motions. $800/1200

187. Early Period French Bisque Bébé by Jules Steiner with Fine Antique Costume 24” (61 cm.) Pale bisque socket head with very plump facial shape, almond-shaped blue glass enamel eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted short dark lashes, mauve-blushed eye shadow, lightly feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced blushed ears, dimpled chin, blonde lambswool wig over plaster pate, Steiner composition fully-articulated body, straight wrists, Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1877. Value Points: beautiful early model bébé with finest quality of pale bisque, delicate blushing, original Steiner early body with original finish, antique costume with embroidered pinafore dress, undergarments, kidskin boots, and wonderful early bonnet. $6000/8000

188. Early and Rare Toy “The Tumbling Acrobats” 10” (25 cm.) l. box, 6”l ladder. A wooden box unfolds into a series of steps. Stored with a hidden drawer is a wooden ladder with two rod-attached paper mache acrobat performers, each with sculpted hair and hat, painted and silk costumes with gilt paper trim and over-sized feet. When the ladder is placed on the steps, the acrobats tumble over and over as though performing acrobatic tricks. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French,

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9” (23 cm.) x 7 ½” box. Within a wooden box with slide lid are thirty wooden planks, each with lithographed paper applique depicting a face or costume part of a person. The toy is designed for panels to be placed in various modalities, thus, forming different characters. The original lid label is in four languages, the English language reading “Newest conversational metamorphoses” and depicting a scene of mother and children playing the game. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s, the toy was sold at the London shop of J. Arnold who specialized in “wholesale, retail & export Toy, Archery, & Fancy Warehouse” located at 38 King William Street, London Bridge”. $800/1200

190. Early French Mechanical Toy “Baby in Woven Carriage” 9” (23 cm.) Seated in a woven carriage on wire frame with spoked tinplate wheels is a baby with paper mache shoulder head, painted black hair with stippled curls, tiny enamel eyes, open mouth, double row of teeth, wooden block torso which attaches to bellows mechanism and wire frame, wooden limbs, and wearing original costume. When pulled along, the baby bounces up and down in carriage. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1840. Value Points: delightful early toy with original finish, original costume and lace cap, impeccablypreserved. $1200/1700


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191. All-Original French BrownComplexioned Bisque Bébé by Rabery and Delphieu in Rare 4/0 Size 13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head with warm brown complexion, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with coral-shaded lips, pierced ears, black mohair wig over cork pate, French brown-complexion composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: R 4/0 D. Comments: Rabery and Delphieu, circa 1885. Value Points: beautiful soft brown flawless complexion, original matching body and body finish, original wig, and wearing original dotted Swiss dress with Bertha collar, and matching ruffled bonnet, undergarments, socks, and shoes. $3500/4500

192. French Paper Mache Salon Dog as Candy Container 8” (20 cm.) The seated dog, formed of paper mache, has shaved muzzle with amber glass eyes, black nose and mouth, and is lavishly-covered with lush white fur. The head removes for access to the candy container interior. French, circa 1890, near mint condition of the luxury bon-bon box. $300/500

193. Three French Fancy Silk Candy Boxes 9” (23 cm.) l. cone. Including a silk-covered paper mache cone is richly embellished with gold tinsel and white pearl beads; a blue silk twill shoeshaped container with embroidered flowers and red silk drawstring sack; and a green wool flannel

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candy sack with embroidered flowers and braid, and having green silk lining with drawstring top. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885. $500/800

194. Beautiful Early French Bisque Bébé by Rabery and Delphieu with Early Block Letters 28” (71 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very plump facial modeling, almond shaped brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined pale lips, dimpled lip corners and cheeks, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists and plump limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: R. 4 D. Comments: Rabery and Delphieu, circa 1880. Value Points: rare early block letter model in large size has superb modeling and bisque, beautiful painting, wearing fine antique ivory silk costume and elaborate bonnet, undergarments, leather slippers. $5000/7500

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195. French Mechanical Toy by Vichy with Rare Bisque Portrait Head 12 ½” (32 cm.) Standing upon a tinplate base with three spoked tin wheels is a bisque-head character having very expressive character features including blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, aquiline nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth model as though smiling and with two rows of painted teeth, sculpted moustache with curly tip, impressed dimples, carton torso, wooden lower legs, metal hands, and wearing blue silk jester costume and ivory silk jester cap. When wound, the base propels forward, he turns his head side to side, and his arms wave up and down while he shakes the string of bells in his hand. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: G. Vichy Fils Paris (incised on base). Comments: French, circa 1865, Gustav Vichy. Value Points: charming toy with very rare expressive character face. $4000/6000

196. French Tinplate Mechanical Coach with Original Upholstery 14” (36 cm.) l. Of finely-shaped metal, the coach has original blue painted finish with yellow pencil-striped accents, with coachman’s seat at the back, blue silk tufted upholstery on the passenger seat, and baggage rack at the front. A clockwork at the bottom, when wound, causes the coach to move forward and in circles. Condition: original finish, albeit some wear to paint, key lacking so unknown if working. Comments: French, circa 1865. Value Points: elegantly-shaped coach with original paint, upholstery, perfectly-sized for display with petite dolls. $900/1500

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197. Early 19th Century Valentine Presentation in Original Box 10” (25 cm.) diam. 6”l. doll. A wooden box is decorativelycovered in printed paper design and filled with woven threads in which are arranged a bouquet of woven flowers, leaves and ornaments and centered by a carved figure of woman with red flax hair and silk and flax costume. Condition: good, some paper wear, some fading of flowers. Comments: mid-1800s, the presentation was designed as a Valentine’s Day offering. Value Points: rare Victorian decoration in preserved original box with accessories. $800/1400

198. Fine French Bisque Poupée with Original Aux Enfants Sage Boutique Label 18” (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, plump facial features, blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eye sockets, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips and hint of smile, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French kid gusset-jointed body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4 (head and shoulders) Aux Enfants Sages, Guiton Succ. (paper label). Comments: circa 1870, the doll was commissioned for the exclusive Parisian doll store Aux Enfants Sage. Value Points: beautiful and expressive features on the boutique labeled lady, wearing lovely antique gown, bonnet, undergarments, stockings, leather boots. $2800/3800

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199. French Amber-Brown Complexioned Bisque Bébé with Original Signed Body and Fancy Chemise Dress 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with amber-brown (mulatto) complexion, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, black painted lashes, black brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with coral-shaped lips, pierced ears, black fleecy hair over Steiner pate, amber-brown composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Fre A 7 (head) (original Steiner paper label on torso). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1889. Value Points: original body and flawless body finish, original beautiful lace trimmed chemise, shoes, jewelry. $2800/3800

200. Beautiful Tiny French Bisque Bébé Steiner with Rare Bisque Hands and Signed “B” Shoes 10” (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, French composition fully-jointed body with bisque hands, antique ivory silk and lace dress, undergarments, 200. woven bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris Fre A 3 (head) Le Parisien...(body stamp). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1890. Value Points: rare petite size, rare bisque hands, antique Bru shoes signed “B” in oval and “1”. $2200/2800

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201. Pretty French Bisque Bébé Steiner with Original Signed Body 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, long painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, French composition fully-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Fre A 8 (head) Le Petit Parisien...(body stamp). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1889. Value Points: petty bébé with fine quality of bisque, original body and body finish. $2800/3500

202. Rare and Pristine French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bébé by Jules Steiner 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head with chocolate-brown complexion, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted black lashes and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with coral lips, pierced ears, black human hair on original Steiner pate, French composition fully-jointed body with brown complexion, antique dress, undergarments, leather shoes, bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Steiner Paris Fre A 5 (head) Bébé Steiner...(original body label) 5 (stamp in wig). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1890. Value Points: pristine condition, the bébé with flawless glowing bisque, fine original body finish, signed wig, fine antique costume. $3800/4500

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features, brown sideglancing eyes, dark upper eyeliner with painted curly lashes, white eye dots, grey lower eye shadow, fringed brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with two accent dots on lower lip, blonde mohair bobbed wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, circa 1930 from the popular 109 series, model 71. Value Points: the wistful-faced child is wearing her well-preserved vibrant red felt dress, coat, with wonderfullyembroidered flowers, plush edging, tam with tassel, and wool leggings with buttons at the sides, red felt trim, and black shoes. $1100/1500

205. Italian Felt Character Doll, Series 149, in Original Costume, by Lenci

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203. Italian Felt Character Boy, Series 110, by Lenci in Sportswear 19” (48 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, painted side lashes, fringed brows, grey eyeliner, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent dots on bottom lip, brunette mohair frizzy wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: very good/excellent, few moth holes on jacket. Comments: Lenci, series 110, circa 1928. Value

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Points: charming hesitant expression, the little boy wears original red felt shirt and brown felt vest, each with applique strips, matching tam, brown shorts, red shoes, socks. $800/1400

204. An All-Original Italian Felt Character Girl, 109 Model, by Lenci 23” (58 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial

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206. Very Rare Italian Felt Character Portraying Russian Cossack by Lenci 23� (58 cm.) Felt swivel head with extremely angular features, strong nose and cheek bones, elongated throat, narrow blue painted side-glancing eyes, thick dark eyeliner, grey eye shadow, thick brushstroked brows, closed mouth with accent dots on lower lip, red cropped hair, very elongated slender body with stitch-jointing at hips, knees, shoulders and elbows. Condition: very good/excellent, few moth holes in costume, Comments: Lenci, circa 1924. Value Points: very rare early model, with distinctive facial shape, wearing original costume and including wooden scabbard and tall kidskin boots. $1800/2500

Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci made in Italy (cloth label). Comments: Lenci, series 149, circa 1928. Value Points: the doll, made for a few years only, wears her original red, tan and black felt applique dress and cloche, red shoes, undergarment. $800/1100

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sienna-tinted complexion, triangular-shaped brown eyes, closed mouth with upturned lip corners, black mohair braids, elongated body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: good facial complexion is original, albeit rubbed. Comments: Lenci, early 1920s, one of the first models of this firm. Value Points: extremely rare early doll wearing original felt costume and felt-feathered headdress and pouch. $1600/2100

208. Very Rare American Felt Native American Doll, Model 100/39, with Baby by Lenci

207. Extremely Rare and Early Italian Portrait of Native American by Lenci 20� (51 cm.) (excluding headdress). Felt swivel head with highly-characterized face with very strong angular features,

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17� (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with brown complexion, pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, pronounced grey eye shadow, black brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with two accent dots on bottom lip, black mohair wig in long ribbon-threaded braids, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: very good/excellent, costume slightly dusty, few tiny moth holes on body. Comments: Lenci, from the 300 facial series, the model was identified in the Lenci catalogs, circa 1930, as model 100/39. Value Points: very rare doll wearing original tan felt dress with fringe and beading detail, brown trousers with spiral felt cords at the lower legs, checkered felt shoes, and with red felt scalloped-edge suspenders at her back which support a decorated wooden baby board and a brown felt baby in felt bunting which matches her shoes. $2000/3000

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performance, “Danse Banane” at the Folies Bergere; the doll was named Josephine in the Lenci catalog. Value Points: extremely rare Lenci model with uniquely-stitchsculpted body and highly-stylized unique face. $4500/6500

210. Early Italian Felt Doll by Lenci, Series 165, Depicting Spanish Lady with Hand-Painted Wooden Fan 24” (61 cm.) Felt swivel head with uptilted face on long slender neck, original darkened complexion, well-defined chin and cheek bones, painted facial features, side-glancing brown eyes with very heavy eyelids, lushly-painted black lashes, black brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with painted teeth, painted spit curls in front of each ear, black felt fitted cap with wide petal frame and applique felt flowers, long slender lady shape, posed seated with molded bent elbows, and jointing at the hips and knees, high heel posed feet. Condition: good, some dustiness to limbs, some color run and moth holes in shawl. Comments: Lenci, from their 165 series of salon dolls, circa 1925. Value Points: rare early model with wonderfully preserved facial painting and elaborate headdress, original costume whose details include original orange bangle earrings, and a wooden fan with painted toreador scene. $1200/1700

209. Italian Felt Character Doll Portraying Josephine Baker by Lenci 18” (46 cm.) Plumply-shaped light brown wool felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing painted eyes with white eye dots, curly lashes, button-shaped nose with accent dots, very full red felt stitched-on lips, black mohair wig, stitched-on ears, uniquely-constructed body with voluptuous pose, sculpted bosom, constructed bent elbow, bow-legged knee. Condition: overall good, repair at left elbow, moth holes on torso, bananas missing on skirt. Comments: Lenci, circa 1926, the doll portrays the American-born Parisian dancer, Josephine Baker, in the costume of her most famous

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acquisition by Alice Schott. Very good condition, one scroll broken. American, circa 1840, outstanding exuberant design and painted decoration. $1100/1500

212. German Paper Mache Doll with Original Costume 11” (28 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head, black painted hair with scalloped curls around the forehead and nape of neck, painted dark blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, closed mouth, slender kid body, wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue shoes. Condition: very good, some complexion fading. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: the doll wears its original costume comprising sateen under-gown and net gown, undergarments. $500/800

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211. Wonderful American Doll Dresser with Exuberant Shape and Decoration 10” (25 cm.) h. 8 ½”l. The wooden chest of drawers has shaped high back with set-back jewelry drawer, wide handkerchief drawer, and a set-back high drawer, decorated with high crested back with scrolled edging, incised twisted-rope-shaped legs and columns, and having inlaid mother-of-pearl key mounts and metal knobs. The 211 chest has red-mahogany stain and detail is paint decorated with gilt garlands and designs, and, on each side, a painting of a reindeer with antlers. An old paper label at the back indicates original family owners from Andover, Massachusetts, before

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213. American Wooden Nanny Cradle/Bench with Superb Artistry of Design

11 ½” (29 cm.) l. The classic furniture was cleverly designed to provide dual purpose in one unit, first as a rocking chair for mother or nanny and secondly, as a rocking cradle for a baby. Rarely found, this particular example is outstanding for

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its artistry of carving, shapely back and arms, and individually-shaped spindles. Condition: generally excellent, one side spindle missing. Comments: American, circa 1875. Value Points: very fine model of a rare American furnishing in miniature size. $600/900

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214. Carved Wooden Doll Chair in the Renaissance Style 10” (25 cm.) Carved wooden armchair with ebonized dark finish has unusual lattice-woven design at the back with fancy spindles, curved arms, fancy leg supports, and black cloth seat. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s. $400/600

215. Very Rare 19th Century Knife Grinder’s Model with Label 13” (33 cm.) l. 11’h. Of fine cherrywood and ebony, with tinplate details, the elegantly-shaped knife-sharpening model

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may have originally purposed as a salesman’s sample or patent model. With paddles designed to work the wheel and grinding rod, with wooden storage boxes at the sides, and with raised beaded lettering at the back sign plate “W.R. Broomfeild” [sic]. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s, American or English. Outstanding sculpting of the model with fine details of construction. $2000/3000 215 label

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216. Early American Wooden Dolls and Paint-Decorated Miniature Chairs 12 ½” (32 cm.) Ellis doll. Two carved wooden dolls, each with painted detail of hair and face over gesso, one with black sculpted hair and painted large brown eyes and the other with blonde sculpted short hair with outlined dark eyes and swivel head, each with dowel-jointed shoulders, elbows, hips and knees with variation of construction on each doll, metal hands and feet, painted blue or black ankle boots. Condition: very good, possible retouch on face, and chips on hair of black-haired model. Comments: American, circa 1875, Joel Ellis and Mason and Taylor dolls. Value Points: the two iconic dolls are seated on early wooden doll chairs with original painted finish and stenciled decorations (one with two replaced legs). Value Points: wonderful array of early American wooden play objects. $1800/2300

217. American Carved Wooden Folk Doll with Highly Characterized Features 15” (38 cm.) l. of costume. One-piece carved wooden head and torso of aged woman with highly-defined carving of face, incised age lines, jutting chin and nose, downcast lips of closed mouth, brown enamel eyes, thick brows, kid arms, designed to be used as puppet with wooden stick dowel (no legs or dowel). Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American circa 1875. Value Points: highly-characterized, original painted finish, and wearing original calico costume of various prints, high peaked cap, carrying basket. $400/600

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218. American Cloth Folk Doll with Painted Feature and Original Costume 14” (36 cm.) All muslin cloth doll except carved wooden lower legs and feet, flat-dimensional face with slightly-shaped nose, painted facial features including all-around lashes, blush spots on cheeks, closed mouth, stitched-on black silk cap with border coronet of blonde braids, stitch-jointed arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American, circa 1885. Value Points: charming painting of features, unusual coiffe and coiffure detail, original calico costume of various prints. $800/1100


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219. Early American Paper Mache “Patent Head” Doll and Wooden Chair 30” (76 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with short sculpted hair in centerparted curls, fully-sculpted ears, deeply-set eye sockets with large brown eyes, painted upper lashes, single stroke brows, closed mouth, blushed cheeks, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms with stitched and separated fingers, antique silk dress, undergarments, shoes. Condition: generally excellent, little rub on nose tip. Marks: Patent Head. Comments: American, circa 1870. Value Points: original finish, especially deeply-sculpted hair, original body and costume, posed seated on antique wooden chair. $1200/1500

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220. Two Carved Wooden Theatre Dolls in Original Costumes 11” (28 cm.) Each with carved wooden head with highly characterized features, painted complexion and features, cloth body, paper mache limbs; one with carved hair in the 18th century manner, an the other with flax hair. Condition: very good, dustiness of costumes. Comments: Germany, mid-1800s, designed for use with play theatre, one figure has ink-script date of 1865 on leg. Value Points: wearing original silk costumes. $600/900

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221. Early English Wooden Doll with Original Body, Wig and Costume 18” (46 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso, elongated throat, shapely torso with flat-back, blue glass enamel inset eyes, painted complexion with soft blush spots, shaped nose, fringe-dot eye lashes and brows, closed mouth, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, cloth upper arms, kid lower arms designed to appear as though gloves, wooden lower legs with dowel-jointed hips and arms, kid-covered feet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: English, circa 1790. Value Points: fine original finish that is beautifully-preserved, original wig, body with unusual “glove” hands and kid-wrapped feet as “slippers”, and original costume of richly embroidered muslin with handmade lace collar. $4000/6500

222. Three Rare English Peddler Dolls by C.H. White on Original Bases 9” (23 cm.) Each has shaped kid face with well-defined highly-characterized features, black bead eyes, tinted lips, fleeced hair, shaped wooden and kid body, and original sewn-on costume. Condition: overall excellent with some fading on man. Marks: C.H. White Milton Portsmouth (original paper labels on blackhatted man and woman). Comments: C.H. White, English, early 1800s. Value Points: very rare dolls, each presented as a peddler, and with original baskets and trays of novelties, notions, and decorative objects. $3000/4500

223. Miniature German Porcelain Man in Original Costume, with Sedan Chair 8” (20 cm.) man. 11” sedan chair. Porcelain shoulder head with black

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porcelain lower arms and legs, folded fists, red painted shoes, early costume. Condition: generally excellent, restoration to lower leg. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: rare model with articulated wooden and porcelain limbs, posed on fortune-telling stand with omens such as “with children cross and a scolding wife, my friend, you’ll have a wretched life” and “Twice a widow, thrice a wife, Full of change shall be thy life”. $900/1400

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sculpted short black hair and painted facial features, kid body with attached uniform costume of stitched kid. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: rare miniature doll with original costume, and including a wooden sedan chair (chaise a porteur) with beveled glass windows, brocade fabric cover, silk lined interior, and original carrying rods. $1300/1800

224. Early German Porcelain FortuneTelling Doll with Wooden Articulated Body 10” (25 cm.) h. 12” diam. Standing in the center of circular wooden base is a porcelain shoulder head doll with black sculpted hair looped below and behind the ears into a chignon at the back of head, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, wooden torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips 224. and knees, wooden upper arms,

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225. German Porcelain Doll with Original Articulated Wooden Body and Porcelain Limbs 9” (23 cm.) Pink-tinted porcelain shoulder head with black sculpted hair in short uniform-length ringlet curls, painted facial features, brown eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, black single stroke brows, closed mouth with piquant smile, wooden shapely torso, wooden upper arms and legs, porcelain lower arms and legs, doweljointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: rare coiffure, pinktinted complexion, brown eyes, and very rare body and original transferprinted body. $1200/1600

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226. German Bisque Doll Head with Rich Cobalt Blue Snood and Bows 5� (13 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with very pale bisque, blonde sculpted hair captured under a sculpted cobalt blue snood with gild-edged white borders and bows, painted facial features, pale blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, lightly-feathered brows, tiny closed mouth. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rare model with very deeply-defined snood in rare rich cobalt color. $800/1100

227. German Porcelain Doll with Rare Beaded Necklace, on Early Wooden Chair 24� (61 cm.) Porcelain shoulder head with short black

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sculpted curly hair, painted facial features, blue eyes with red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented circle nostrils, closed mouth, impressed dimples at lip corners, sculpted blue and white beaded necklace, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: rare beaded necklace, original body with beautiful antique costume, posed seated on early wooden doll chair with carved back slats and woven seat. $700/900


228. French Porcelain Poupée with Cobalt Glass Eyes by Blampoix 14” (36 cm.) Porcelain shoulder head with plump facial shape, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightlyfeathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, blushed cheeks, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, repair to kid at right wrist. Comments: French, Blampoix, circa 1865. Value Points: beautiful complexion, original wig, body, and wearing earrings, hand-stitched undergarments, coin purses, kid slippers and wonderful garters. $2500/3500

229. German Bisque Lady with Sculpted Hair and Fancy Bodice in Fine Antique Costume 25” (64 cm.) Bisque shoulder head depicting adult lady, sculpted blonde hair waved away from her face, with feathering around the forehead, elaborately-arranged curls at her crown that are decorated with a band of black beads, fully-sculpted pierced ears, painted facial features, outlined blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, sculpted bodice with ruffled neck and black Iron Cross necklace with gilt edging, muslin stitch-jointed body with sewn-on stockings and shoes, bisque hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: rare coiffure and fancy bodice with jewelry, original body, wearing blue silk antique gown and undergarments. $1100/1700

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230. Grodnertal Wooden Doll with Dowel Jointing and Original Costume 15” (38 cm.) All-wooden doll with one-piece carved wooden head and torso, heart-shaped head, elongated throat, painted black hair with grey shadowing around the face, tiny centered and painted facial features, blue eyes, closed mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted red flat shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1830. Value Points: well-preserved original condition, unusual painting of hair details, wearing original gentleman’s costume of 1830. $1200/1600

231. Pair, German Paper Mache Lady and Gentleman in Original Costumes 10” (25 cm.) Each has paper mache shoulder head with sculpted hair and painted facial features, slender kid body, wooden lower limbs with painted shoes; including 231. woman with sculpted short curly hair, painted brown eyes, and wearing brown silk gown, shawl, bonnet, silk bag, undergarments; and gentleman with short painted black hair, blue painted eyes, gentleman’s costume and top hat. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: well-preserved condition of the early pair, original painted finish, bodies, and wonderful original handmade costumes. $700/1500

232. Rare Grodnertal Wooden Doll with Wooden Articulated Body and Original Costume 9” (23 cm.) All-wooden doll with one-piece head and torso, elongated throat, shapely torso, heart-shaped face, black sculpted hair combed smoothly around

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the face into bow-trimmed bun at the nape, painted complexion and facial features, dark blue eyes, black eyeliner and brows, closed mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, Grodnertal, circa 1850. Value Points: rare all-wooden doll with dowel jointing, original finish, original costume. $1100/1600

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233. Early Paper Mache Lady with Enamel Eyes and Outstanding Original Coiffure 17� (43 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with oval face and elongated throat, slightly-modeled bosom, black enamel eyes, lightly-painted lashes, arched brows, closed mouth, black human hair arranged elaborately with looped curls around her face, braided coronet at the forehead and four loops of narrow braids at the back of her head, slender kid body, wooden lower arms and legs, painted shoes. Condition: generally excellent with fine original finish, delicate nose rub, faint horizontal line at back shoulder plate, Comments: circa 1840. Value Points: exquisite early doll with superb original coiffure, original gown, and fine original finish. $2000/3000 233 details

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235. Beautiful Early French Bisque Poupée with Bisque Hands by Dehors 16” (41 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, deposed neck attachment that allows the head to tilt forward and lean side to side, as well as swivel, cobalt blue glass enamel eyes, painted lashes, lightly feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, ears pierced into head, brunette human hair over cork pate, French firmly stuffed kid body with plump proportions, gusset-jointed hips and knees, kid-over-metal upper arms, bisque lower arms with separately sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4 (shoulders). Comments: attributed to Dehors, who registered the neck attachment in 1866, seeking to achieve realistic head movement in dolls; in his depose he specifically cited the perfection of his doll over the earlier well-esteemed Huret poupée. Value Points: beautiful doll with rare depose system, rare bisque hands, lovely antique costume, sturdy body. $3000/4000

236. American Walnut Doll’s Dresser with GargoyleBracket Mirror 19” (48 cm.) h. 13”l. Of fine walnut the chest of drawers features three wide drawers with shaped drawer pulls and two handkerchief drawers, white marble top and elaborate hinged brackets in the shape of gargoyles that

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center a shaped arched mirror. Generally excellent. American, circa 1880, luxury details include marble top and fancy brackets of mirror. $800/1200

237. French Bisque Poupée with Wooden Articulated Body 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with plump face, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark upper eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, accent line between the lips, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid-over-wooden poupée body with shapely torso, swivel waist, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent, bisque forearms restored.

Comments: Barrois, circa 1860. Value Points: beautiful cobalt blue eyes contrasts the delicate complexion, rare body style, lovely antique costume, undergarments, stockings, and shoes, $2500/3000

238. Victorian-Style Sofa with Inlay Design and Bronze Mount Trim 21” (53 cm.) l. sofa, 12”h. The wooden framed sofa with elegantly rolled arms and curve-shaped back with inlay stars has coral silk upholstery and is ornamented with bronze decorative mounts. Excellent condition. Age uncertain. $400/600

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wooden eight loose-balljointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880. Value points: beautiful bébé with delicate rose-blushed complexion, rich brown eyes, original wig, body, body finish, and couturier rose silk costume and matching bonnet, undergarments, socks and rose silk shoes marked “Bébé Jumeau Depose”. $3800/5200

239.1. American Wooden Drop-Leaf Table with German Pewter Tea Set 7 ½” (19 cm.) h. table. 11” l. The walnut table has two drop leaves, and is set with a fourteen-piece set of pewter doll dishes. Excellent condition. Circa 1890. $400/500

240. Petite French Bisque Poupée by Pierre-Francois Jumeau with Fully-Articulated Wooden Body

239. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Original Couturier Costume and Signed Jumeau Shoes 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and

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15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, pale blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented eye corners and


nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, swivel wrists, deluxe pivot jointing at upper shoulders and thighs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2 (head and shoulders). No 2 (pencil script bottom of right foot). Comments: Pierre-Francois Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: very rare luxury wooden body, finest delicate bisque, beautiful original gown, undergarments, bonnet and shoes. $3800/5200

240.1. American Burled Walnut Armoire with Ebony Trim 18� (46 cm.) Of fine burled walnut, the armoire has chamfered corners, a bottom drawer, shaped ogee crown, and hinged door with ebonized wooden frame that is repeated around the drawer. Excellent condition: American, circa 1885. $700/900

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241. French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau in Original Jumeau Dress 17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 7 (and artist checkmarks, on head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: pretty cream-complexioned bébé with original body and body finish, wearing lovely Jumeau couturier silk dress, undergarments, shoes, lace frou-frou bonnet. $3000/3800

242. Collection of Five German Porcelain Novelty Kewpies 2” (5 cm.) and 3”. Each is all porcelain, portraying a seated Kewpie, with classic features of topknot, blue wings and side-glancing googly eyes, and with pierced holes at crown for use as a shaker. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1918. Value Points: including one with Jack-O-Lantern, two with hearts, and two with little white bunnies. $900/1200

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243. Rare Set of DollSized French Garden Furnishings with Original Bicycle Theme Upholstery 10” (25 cm.) The twigframed garden furnishings are wonderfullydesigned, and are upholstered in muslin furnishings with printed designs of people riding bicycles. Condition: very good/excellent, some age wear. Comments: French, circa 1900. Value Points: wonderful rare design of both furniture and upholstery, perfectly sized for display with bébés about 12”-14”. $900/1400

244. Petite French Bisque Bébé by Jumeau, Size 2, with Au Nain Bleu Costume 11” (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, lushly painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: three faint hairlines. Marks: 2. Comments: Jumeau/SFBJ, circa 1900. Value Points: beautiful quality of bisque on the Bleuette-sized bébé, original Jumeau body, antique costume of white cotton lace-trimmed dress, undergarments, black leather shoes, and lavish rose silk bonnet with original label from Au Nain Bleu. $700/1200

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245. German Bisque “Frolicking Kewpies” Cigarette Lighter 4” (10 cm.) Of green wedgewood, featuring six different frolicking Kewpies, and with brass-plated base, lid and lighter attachment, incised “Rose O’Neill Kewpie Germany” on base. Generally excellent. Germany, circa 1920, from original designs of action Kewpies by the American artist, Rose O’Neill. $700/1000

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wears original green felt ski costume with applique argyle stripes on shirt, cuffs, and hat band, brown leather shoes, white felt gloves, and with wooden skis and ski poles. $800/1200

247. Italian Felt Character by Lenci with Original Rare Label

246. Italian Felt Doll in Skiing Costume by Lenci 14 ½” (37 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, large blue upper glancing eyes, dark eye shadow, painted long curly lashes, closed mouth with glazed lower lip, blonde mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (original Lenci paper label). Comments: Lenci, circa 1935. Value Points: in pristine original condition, the wide-eyed doll

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12” (30 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, very chubby cheeks, blue upper glancing eyes, long painted curly lashes, high arched brows, impish smile, brunette mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci To ti porto fortuna (large heart-shaped label). Comments: Lenci, circa 1940. Value Points: impish character wearing original vibrant felt dress with applique stripes, yellow felt bonnet, undergarments, black felt shoes. $400/600

248. Italian Woven Basket with Vibrant Felt Cover and Flowers by Lenci 9” (23 cm.) The woven single-handled basket is painted a vibrant red and has a red/maroon/ cream checkerboard gathered cover which is decorated with brilliant multi-colored felt flowers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, Italy, circa 1935. Value Points: well-preserved accessory of rich colors. $800/1000


249. Italian Felt Character, Series 110, in Pajamas with Teddy Bear by Lenci 19” (48 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, grey eye shadow, painted curly upper lashes, white eye dots, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent dots on bottom lip, brunette mohair curly side-parted wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: very good/ excellent, some dustiness on costume. Marks: Lenci (cloth and paper labels) 110/65 (on paper label). Comments: Lenci, circa 1930. Value Points: with two original labels, the girl wears original turquoise felt pajamas with matching slippers and carries a teddy bear in her pocket. $800/1200

250. Italian Felt Character Girl, Series 109, by Lenci 23” (58 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes with two white accent dots in each eye, grey lower eye shadow, fringed brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent dots on lower lip, blonde mohair wig with ringlet curls, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, Italy, circa 1926, series 109. Value Points: the little girl has beautiful ringlet curls and wears her original organdy dress, petticoat and undergarment, the dress with applique felt flowers, yellow felt sunbonnet, green felt shoes. $1100/1500

251. Italian Felt Character Doll, Series 109, with Rare Costume and Original Box 23” (58 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes with white eye dots, grey

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eye shadow, fringed brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with two accent dots on lower lip, blushed cheeks, bright blonde tousled curly hair with fuchsia felt bow, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent, moth hole at upper lip. Comments: Lenci, circa 1935, Italy. Value Points: preserved in her original box, the doll has vibrant complexion and hair, wears most unusual original pink organdy costume with pink, magenta, yellow and blue felt appliques, matching slip and panties, felt shoes, and socks. $900/1300

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252. German Felt Character Doll as Soldier by Steiff 15” (53 cm.) l. 12”h. Felt swivel head with center seam and stitchshaped features, prominent nose, black bead eyes, thin line mouth, stitched ears, painted hair, jointing at shoulders and hips, skinny legs with pronounced knees, over-sized feet, with stitched-on blue felt jacket and grey trousers, black leather shoes, blue felt cap with black brim, and having decorative braid, leather belt, Condition:

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generally excellent. Marks: Steiff (button in ear). Comments: Germany, Steiff, circa 1915. Value Points: rare early model with original button in ear, wearing original costume. $1800/2300

253. Well-Loved German Mohair Teddy by Steiff 10” (25 cm.) Of curly golden champagne-colored mohair with snout nose, black bead eyes, embroidered nose, jointed shoulders and hips, and having original Steiff button


in ear. Extremely worn and loved, sold as is. Germany, Steiff, circa 1915. $300/500

254. German Felt Character Girl by Steiff in Original Costume 13” (33 cm.) Felt swivel head with centerseam, stitched and shaped features, blue glass eyes, impressed thin line mouth with dimpled edges, one stroke brows, mohair wig in tousled style, jointed arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Steiff (button in ear). Comments: Steiff, circa 1920s. Value Points: beautifullypreserved doll wearing original costume. $800/1200

255. German Cloth Character Girl “Rese” by Kathe Kruse with Original Label 17” (43 cm.) All cloth doll with pressed and painted facial features, brown painted hair with forelock detail, brown shaded eyes, black and brown upper eyeliner, closed mouth, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse 720847 (foot) Kathe Kruse (hang label with ink script name “Rese”), Comments: Kathe Kruse, 1940s. Value Points: beautifully blushed cheeks, the little girl wears her original patterned dress, apron, scarf, bandana, shoes and socks, and has original label. $1200/1700

256. German Cloth Character Boy “Fenzi” by Kathe Kruse with Original Labels 17” (43 cm.) All cloth doll with pressed and painted facial features, brown painted hair with forelock detail, brown shaded eyes, black and brown upper eyeliner, closed mouth, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks:

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Kathe Kruse 720717 (foot) Kathe Kruse (hang labels with ink script name “Fenzi”), Comments: Kathe Kruse, 1940s. Value Points: with original liederhausen costume and with original labels. $1200/1700

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258. German Bisque Googly, 323, by Marseille in Original Folklore Costume 8” (20 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, painted curly lashes, single stroke brows, closed mouth with accent line between the shyly-smiling lips, brunette mohair bobbed wig, five-piece paper mache body, painted socks and shoes. Condition: generally excellent, some frailty to blouse. Marks: Germany 323 A 8/0 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1920. Value Points: fine gleaming bisque on the impish googly, original factory costume. $300/500

257. Rare German Bisque Toddler, “Fany” by Marseille with Wonderful Expression

259. German All-Bisque Googly, Model 217, in Original Tyrolean Costume

13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, short-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pouting expression, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique knit costume and cap. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 231 DRMR 248 Fany A 2/0 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1912. Value Points: rare pouting character with very fine quality of bisque, original wig, toddler body, body finish. $2200/2700

7” (18 cm.) All-bisque with one-piece bisque head and torso, brown glass side-glancing googly eyes, long painted lashes, single stroke brows, tiny smile on closed mouth, brunette mohair bobbed wig, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted blue socks and black one-strap shoes. Condition: faint hairline on torso, left leg stringing loop missing. Marks: 217 18. Comments: Germany, circa 1918. Value Points: rare impish googly in larger size is wearing original and well-detail Tyrolean costume. $300/500

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260. Swiss Wooden Carved Girl by Huggler 10” (25 cm.) Carved wooden socket head, carved hair with defined chignon, tinted facial features, pale blue eyes, tinted brows and lips, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees, painted black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Huggler of Switzerland, circa 1930. Value Points: well-detailed carving of hair and face, wearing original costume, fine original painting. $300/500

261. Tin and Wooden “WoodChoppers” with Hidden ClockWork Mechanism 14” (36 cm.) l. 7”h. Posed upon a wooden base are a die-cut tinplate man and woman, each with painted hair, features, and Tyrolean costume, and each with one hinged arm. The man stands behind a saw horse and is holding a saw, and the woman, posed behind a chopping block log, wields a 260. hammer in her left arm. When wound, the man and woman vigorously chop the wood; the mechanism is hidden behind the wooden rack of logs at the center. Condition: generally excellent. Functions well. Comments: rare mechanical toy with ingenious and imaginative actions, original painting, circa 1890. $1100/1400

262. German Bisque Toddler, 247, by Kestner with Mischievous Expression 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, defined modeling of tongue, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F made in Germany 10 JDK 247. Comments: Kestner, circa 1912, the model known as “Baby Jean”. Value Points: wonderfully modeled dimples, original body and body finish, great character costume. $800/1300 261.

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curls at each side of face and tightly-coiled brided chignon at the top back crown, highlydefined sculpting of facial features, blue eyes, heavy eyelids, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, unusual upturned nose tip, closed mouth, blushed cheeks, slender kid body, wooden lower limbs. Condition: very good, corner chip at back right shoulderplate, repairs to kid body. Comments: Germany, circa 1840. Value Points: outstanding detail of facial sculpting, rare coiffure, original body, original costume comprising (frail) silk blouse, plaid skirt, silk waist sash with applique ribbon scallops, undergarments. $1200/1600

264. German Carved Wooden Mechanical Whistling Boy by Karl Griesbaum

263. Large German Paper Mache Lady Doll with Rare Sculpted Coiffure 22” (56 cm.) Paper mache shoulderhead of lady with oval face, elongated strong throat, black sculpted hair with three full ringlet

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8” (20 cm.) Chip-carved figures of a little boy with brimmed hat and wonderful details of carved and painted costume including oversized striped tie, green parasol, and red polka dot sack; his head is swivel attached and the back removes for access to the simple internal mechanism which, when wound, causes the boy to turn his head side to side and “whistle”. Condition: generally excellent. Functions willfully. Comments: Karl Griesbaum, Germany, early

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1900s. Value Points: wonderful detail of carving and painting on the cheerful whistling boy. $400/600

265. German Carved Wooden Whistling Bagpiper with Carved Bone Bagpipes 15” (38 cm.) The tall carved figure depicts a uniformed bagpiper with defined carved and painted details of Scottish uniform including plaid skirt, tall hat, cape, boots, and holding a carved wooden bagpipe with carved bone pipes. The


head is swivel attached to body, and when wound, he turns his head side to side and “whistles” as though playing the bagpipes. Condition: generally excellent, small chip at base of bagpipe, mechanism functions willfully. Comments: Karl Griesbaum, Germany, early 1900s. Value Points: fine mechanical figure with rare detail of carved bone pipes. $800/1200

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266. Pair, 19th Century Carved Wooden Monk and Nun with Mechanical Movements 8 ½” (22 cm.) Each is a carved wooden figure with defined hair, face features, detailed costume, along with overlying paper mache cape and veil, depicting a nun and a monk. Each has nodding head and hinged jaw, and when lightly tapped on the head, its head nods back and forth and the mouth opens and closes, as though singing or chanting. The figures are attached to original chip-carved base (identical to that of #111 in this book). Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, mid-1800s. Value Points: delightful rare nodding mechanical figures with double movements, well-carved details. $900/1200

267. Pair, Carved Wooden Soldiers with Rifles and Painted Costumes 9 ½” (24 cm.) Each is standing on a wooden base, with flat-dimensional back, and dimensional shape of the front, having defined sculpting of face, and rifle, and with original painted facial features and uniform. Generally excellent. Grodnertal, mid1800s. Well-detailed pair of carved wooden figures with wellpreserved original painting. $600/900

268. Grodnertal Wooden Bedpost Doll with HandPainted Details 20” (51 cm.) Carved wooden shoulder head with bedpostshaped head and rounded shoulder plate, on original wooden hollow tube with wooden base, having painted black hair with shaded detail, painted facial features, defined throat, the base with hand-painted decorative details in bands and stripes to simulate a bunting blanket. Condition: very good, original painted finish albeit fading and slight paint flake on nose. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: rare tall size of the distinctive doll with original finish. $800/1000 267.

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269. American Wooden Boy with Carved Hair in Original Baseball Costume by Schoenhut 15” (38 cm.) Carved wooden socket head of older child, carved hair with well-defined forelock curl, brown intaglio eyes with white eyedots, black upper eyeliner, closed mouth with center accent line, somber expression, all-wooden spring-jointed body with holes in feet for positioning. Condition: generally excellent, slight nose rub, some limb scuffing. Marks: Schoenhut Doll, Jan 17. ‘11 USA and Foreign Countries. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1911. Value Points: rare sculpted hair model is wearing his original baseball uniform with leather belt, and original red kidskin baseball shoes with holes in soles for posing. $1100/1500

270. American Wooden Folk Art Push-Toy with Exuberant Movements and Decorations 19” (48 cm.) h. 27” overall length. The imaginatively-designed toy has long wooden handle, and two wooden wheels which center the intricate scene. Resting on each side of the wooden bar are two wooden cages with wooden people between the bars, each surmounted by high turrets, and having a revolving cylinder between 270. the turrets. A bird is resting on the turret floor, and two gilded birds are attached to the center cylinder. When the toy is pushed along, the cages and cylinder revolve creating a lively animated scene. Condition: very good, some light wear, finish is all original. Comments: American, mid-1800s. Value Points: an extraordinary folk art presentation with a exuberant decoration, imaginative movements. $1500/2500

271. American Paper Mache Doll by Ludwig Greiner, and Early Stenciled Wooden Doll Chair 21” (53 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head, black sculpted hair with ringlet curls

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behind the ears, painted shaded blue eyes, black upper eyeliner with painted upper lashes, single stroke brows, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, leather arms, antique costume, undergarments, leather boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Ludwig Greiner, circa 1865. Value Points: fine original finish, the doll has original body, antique costume, and is seated on a wooden doll chair with rush seat and stenciled floral design. $900/1300

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272. Imaginative and Amusing American Folk Art Figure 16” (41 cm.) Carved wooden scene on shaped base depicts a bearded man standing with his arms up-stretched to support another base upon which is posed a dog standing on his back legs. Perched on either side of the man are two carved wooden yellow birds. Generally excellent, all original. American, mid-1800s, a wonderful and imaginative folk art scene. $800/1100

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273. Two American Wooden Folk Art Objects 7 ½” (19 cm.) l. bird. Posed upon a wooden stick is a hand-carved bird with elongated neck and defined beak, original paint. Along with a wooden rattle with wooden stick handle and “interwoven” wooden slats, with heart-shaped finial and tip; internal seeds cause the object to rattle. Excellent condition. American, mid-1800s. $800/1100

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274. American Wooden Pull-String Dancing Doll 10” (25 cm.) One-piece wooden head and torso depicting a caricature of black woman with ebony complexion, large eyes, painted wide mouth with two rows of painted teeth, string arms with wooden hands, loosely-jointed wooden legs with pin-joints at hips and ankles. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American, late 1800s, when a string is pulled at the side of the original wooden platform, the doll, which is wearing original costume, dances loosely about. Value Points: rare American wooden toy is all-original. $700/1100

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275. French Bisque Bébé by Jumeau with Original Elaborate Japanese Silk Costume 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, open mouth, accented lips, row of porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black human hair in elaborately-arranged traditional coiffure, cork pate, French composition and wooden body jointed at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1895. Value Points: beautiful bisque on the alloriginal child, wearing original burgundy kimono with embroidered flowers over coral silk under-kimono with ribbon trim, green silk trousers, silk shoes with ribbon banding, and elaborate headdress with tinsel, metallic and bead trim. $3000/4500

276. French Mechanical Singing Bird on a Perch in Original Wooden and Tin Cage 19” (48 cm.) A black tin and metal cage rests above a wooden base with columned sides which contains mechanism, and a wooden handle is at the side. Inside the cage is a blue and gray feathered bird which is perches a blue and grey feathered bird with bead eyes. When wound, the bird chirps in a realistic bird-song manner, and then flits side to side, waving his tail feathers, and opening and closing his beak. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1860. Value Points: fine early model of singing bird in cage with lovely sound. $3500/4500

277. Two Chinese Wooden Dolls from Door of Hope Including Girl with Very Rare Coiffure 9” (23 cm.) Each has

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carved wooden head with defined facial features and hair, tinted facial details, firmly-stuffed body with wooden hands; the boy wearing grey silk tunic with dark grey sleeveless jacket with cord trim, grey trousers; and the girl with exceptional carved side coiled braids and with shadowed and stippled detail, and having piquant smiling expression, wearing original coral silk jacket with handmade rick-rack trim, trousers. Condition: generally excellent, missing slippers. Comments: Chinese Door of Hope Mission, circa 1910. Value Points: very rare model of girl with exceptional hair style and great expression. $1400/1800

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278. Two Chinese Carved Wooden Dolls as Farmers in Rainy Day Costume from Door of Hope Mission

279. Pair, Chinese Wooden Aged Man and Woman from Door of Hope Mission

12� (30 cm.) Each has carved wooden head with black painted hair having detail of narrow coiled braid around the pate edges, carved and tinted facial features, muslin torso, carved wooden lower arms and legs with bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Chinese Door of Hope Mission, circa 1920. Value Points: each is well-preserved, the rare models wearing original cotton tunic and pants with roll-up cuffs, under woven skirt and cape with tie strings, and with woven hats having unusual variant design of brims. $1100/1600

11� (28 cm.) Each has carved wooden head with well-defined facial features including incised age lines depicting an elderly man and woman, tinted features, firmly-stuffed muslin body, wooden hands. The man has painted black crown with stippling around the edges, and is wearing grey silk tunic under dark grey silk jacket with soutache ties, pink silk trousers; and the woman has painted hair with stippling detail and coiled chignon, wearing black silk tunic, skirt and pants, and with black velvet cap. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Chinese, Door of Hope Mission, circa 1920s. Value Points: especially appealing carving of facial features, original rare costumes. $900/1400

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280. Chinese Wooden Doll as Buddhist Priest from Door of Hope Mission 12” (30 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with bald pate, well-defined ears and facial features with tinted painting, cloth body, wooden hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Door of Hope, circa 1920, depicting Buddhist priest. Value Points: rare model wearing homespun linen kimono over blue short jacket with elongated sleeves, another blue jacket, blue fitted trousers, yellow homespun slippers with self cording. $1200/1500

281. Chinese Wooden Young Man with Cream Homespun Costume by Door of Hope 11” (28 cm.) Carved wooden head with plumper childlike face, black painted hair with sidepart and defined sidelock curls, carved and painted facial features, firmly-stuffed body, wooden arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Chinese Door of Hope Mission, circa 1920. Value Points: rare model is wearing a homespun cream tunic with soutache trim, over white cotton undersuit, striped cotton leggings with blue stripes, woven slippers with cord edging. $700/1100

282. Chinese Wooden Doll as Policeman from Door of Hope Mission 12” (30 cm.) Carved wooden head, painted sideparted hair with detailed side-locks, carved and painted facial features with slightly-darkened complexion, tinted eyes and lips, firmly-stuffed muslin body, wooden hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Chinese Door of Hope Mission, circa 1920. Value Points: representing a policeman, he is wearing original double-breasted blue serge jacket with white embroidery and brass buttons, trousers, tall black boots. $800/1100

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283. Six German Carved Wooden Figures with Glass Eyes 8” (20 cm.) figures. 10”-11” overall. Each is a carved wooden head with highlycharacterized features and hair, some with beards and hats, and each with glass eyes, each attached to shapely miniaturized torso. Condition: heads excellent with nose flakes on two, bodies are missing various limbs. Comments: Germany, late 1800s. Value Points: fabulous set of carved glass-eyes figures with exceptional detail of imaginative carving and expressions. $2000/3000

284. French Mechanical Musical Tableau 10” (25 cm.) x 8”. An ebonized wooden box with glass front encloses a castle ruins at the waterfront; a glass spiral designed to appear as though flowing water is centered in the well, and three people are posed alongside, one being a man who is seated, holding a mandolin; he is off-set from the background and designed with movable elbow to appear as though he is strumming the mandolin when the mechanism is wound; music

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286. American Cast Metal Acrobat Toy “The Rope Walker” by Henry House 9 ½” (24 cm.) doll. 28” overall. The cast metal head of the gentleman has painted black hair brows, outlined eyes, wide moustache and goatee, with clockwork mechanism inside the paper-wrapped torso which connects to metal hinged legs and feet; his metal hands are clasping a weighted metal rod, and when wound, the clockwork mechanism provides a stepping movement to legs; the toy was designed to be placed at a slight angle, a cord to be tautly pulled, the man to walk the tight rope. Condition: original finish, costume and mechanism, ball at one end missing, without key. Comments: American, the toy was patented by Henry House of Connecticut on November 29, 1870. Value Points: rare early American patent toy with original finish and costume. $400/600

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plays. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1860, the tableau was designed for parlor display, its purpose being the sound of beautiful music as well as the motions of arm and water. Value Points: well-preserved tableau for the luxury market. $800/1200

285. American Folk Art Carving “Nanny and the Triplets” 8” (20 cm.) Posed upon a wooden base is a dimensional chip-carved scene of a woman whose hand rests upon a carriage from which three children’s heads appear; the woman has chignon, hook nose, buxom figure and holds a bottle in her hand, and the woven detail of the carriage is well-defined; the back side is flat-dimensional. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American, mid-1800s. Value Points: the detailed scene is enhanced by various shapes of carving. $800/1300 285.

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287. German Wooden Miniature Butcher Shop by Christian Hacker 16” (41 cm.) l. x 14”h. x 10”d. The wooden shop has painted decorative details and an unusual decoration of paper mache formed meats at the center cornice, with marbled paper counter, and with 24 various hanging cuts of meat. Along with a large chopping block, and with two paper mache figures, one the butcher, and the other his assistant, each with sculpted costumes, hair and facial features, including his cap. Condition: very good/ excellent, original finish overall albeit finish is a bit rubbed. Marks: (Hacker logo paper label). Comments: Germany, Christian Hacker, circa 1890. Value Points: rare signed early miniature shop with original contents and people. $2500/3500

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288. Early Wooden Carved Folk Art Tableau 6” (15 cm.) The sculpted stage-like setting has ebony black frame and is set with intriguing scenes, the upper tableau appearing as a joined pair of bearded men, and the lower depicting a bearded man in rocking chair faced by a black child. A carved man with beard and cap, and a woman in long gown are carved at the sides. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s, an intriguing miniature folk art carving. $300/500

289. Carved Wooden Doll-Sized Fireplace and Mantel with Elaborate Designs 17” (43 cm.) The walnut doll-size fireplace, mantel and frame which centers the die-cut silhouette of a fashionable young girl has detachable


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grill, attached umbrella and cane holders, and a hinged mantel top for access to a small storage space, all with elaborate die-cut carving. Excellent condition. Late 1800s. $500/800

290. Two German Paper Mache Lady Dolls with Original Costumes 10� (25 cm.) and 12�. Each has paper mache shoulder head with black sculpted hair waved from its face and formed into a braided chignon at the back of the head, painted complexion and facial features, slender kid body, wooden lower arms and legs, painted shoes. Condition: smaller is excellent, larger has repairs to body, and craquelure and retouch to paper mache. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: the early paper mache lady dolls wear their original layered costumes. $700/1000

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lips, blonde mohair wig, early composition and wooden fully-jointed body, straight wrists, lovely silk and velvet gown and bonnet, undergarments, leather shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: an especially pretty doll with highly-defined features, original body and body finish. $1100/1500

292. American Miniature Cast Iron Framed Mirror 5” (13 cm.) The cast iron framed mirror has a fancilyshaped base with center pedestal that shapes into hinged brackets for the bead-trimmed mirror frame, with original mirror. Excellent condition. American, circa 1885. $200/400

293. 19th Century Doll-Size Six-Drawer Cabinet with Carved Bone Pulls 7” (18 cm.) The mahogany-framed chest has curly-maple top, back and sides, and six narrow drawers of curly maple with carved bone pulls, the drawers lined with green felt. Excellent condition. Circa 1880s. $500/800

294. 19th Century Wooden-Framed Mirror with Spindled Brackets 18” (46 cm.) The arched frame mirror of burled mahogany veneers has inlay striping, and is set within spindled brackets and with support frame. Excellent condition. Mid-1880s. $500/800

295. German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll with Rare Painted Teeth and Jointed Ankles

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291. German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll by Kestner with Lovely Costume 13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined

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15 ½” (39 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and chin, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with painted row of teeth between the outlined lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden fully-jointed early body with loose ball joints at shoulders and elbows, straight wrists, and rare jointed ankles. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 11. Comments: Kestner, circa 1882, the model was inspired by Bru’s circle/dot bébé which it closely resembles. Value Points: beautiful doll


with fine bisque, complexion, rare painted teeth, rare jointed ankles on original body with original finish. $1800/2500

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296. Early German Bisque Child Doll with Closed Mouth by Kestner 19� (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the pale outlined lips, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden fully-jointed early body with loose-ball-joints at shoulders and elbows, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 13. Comments: Kestner, circa 1880. Value Points: delicate bisque enhances the well-rendered pouting expression, original body and body finish. $1800/2300

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plaster pate, composition and wooden fully-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, silk dress. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: C made in Germany 7 JDK 221 Ges Gesch. Comments: Kestner, circa 1914. Value Points: delightful expression, original wig, pate, body with fabulous modeling and chubby fat rolls and dimples, original body finish. $3000/4000

298. German Bisque Glass-Eyed Googly, Model 241, by Marseille 10� (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, tiny nose, closed mouth with shy smile, plump dimpled cheeks, blonde mohair wig, composition five-piece body with painted socks and brown one-strap shoes, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 241. Comments: Marseille, circa 1920. Value Points: very dear impish googly whose dramatic large eyes contrast the shy smile, finest bisque and painting. $900/1300

297. German Bisque Googly, Model 221, by Kestner with Original Body 12� (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass side and downglancing googly sleep eyes, painted curly upper lashes, dark eyeliner, angled brows with ochre shading, button-shaped nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with watermelon-sliceshaped smile, blushed cheeks, brunette mohair bobbed wig over

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299. German All-Bisque Googly with Egg Body 4 ½” (11 cm.) One-piece all-bisque figure of googly with sculpted forelock, painted side-glancing googly eyes, dash brows, impish smile, with egg-shaped body designed with arms and legs protruding from egg shell. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: rare little character with wonderfully impressed dimples and expression. $200/400 300, 301.

300. German All-Bisque Kewpie with Painted Shoes and Socks

4 ½” (11 cm.) One-piece allbisque head, torso and legs, jointed arms, sculpted topknot, forelock, blue wings, sideglancing googly eyes, painted socks and black shoes with little bows. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: O’Neill (feet) Kewpie (original red heart paper label). Comments: Kewpie, circa 1915. Value Points: rare painted shoes, original paper label, the little Kewpie wears original blue and white nursing costume and has Red Cross pin. $300/500

301. All-Original German Bisque Googly, 253, by Marseille for Borgfeldt 6” (15 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep and side-glancing gooly eyes, painted lashes, short stroke brows, pug nose, closed mouth with impish smile, brunette mohair wig, five-piece composition toddler body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: G 253 B Germany A 11/0 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1920. Value Points: dear little googly imp is wearing original romper suit. $400/500

302. German Bisque Character, 122, by Kammer and Reinhardt in Near Mint Condition 13” (32 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain

teeth, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition bent limb baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 122 32. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1915. Value Points: beautiful bisque, original wig, original body with flawless original finish, very fine detailed antique costume. $400/600

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303. German Bisque Googly, 253, by Marseille for George Borgfeldt 11” (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep and sideglancing googly eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, short brows, tiny nose, closed mouth with impish smile and impressed dimples, brunette mohair wig, five-piece composition toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 253 G.B. Germany A 0 M DRGM. Comments: Marseille, circa 1915. Value Points: endearing expression enhanced by fine luminous bisque, original body and body finish. $800/1200

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305. Italian Velvet Piglet with 1935 Felt Calendar by Lenci 7 ½” (19 cm.) Softlystuffed pink velvet piglet with black bead eyes on pink felt liner has a garland of colorful 305. felt flowers, curly felt tail and an attached 1935 calendar with pink felt cover having pink felt lettering and original Italian calendar. Condition: generally excellent. Lenci (original paper label). Comments: Lenci, circa 1935. Value Points: rare charming Lenci accessory. $600/900

306. Italian Felt Harlequin by Lenci with Original Stitched-On Costume

304. Italian Felt Character Girl, 1500 Series, by Lenci in Original Costume 18” (46 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features depicting a very plump-cheeked child, painted blue side-glancing eyes, grey eye shadow, painted brown upper lashes and brows, rounded nose with accent dots, closed mouth with two accent dots on lower lip, blonde mohair wig with ringlet curls, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent, repair on left arm near shoulder, some frailty to silk of dress. Comments: Lenci, 1500 series model, circa 1930. Value Points: beautiful face with fine complexion and painting, original costume. $1100/1500

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27” (69 cm.) Felt swivel head with very angular sculpting of facial planes, pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, grey eye shadow, curly upper lashes, wide smiling expression with row of painted teeth, very slender elongated body with stitch-jointing at elbows and hips. Condition: good/ very good, some moth holes and fading, lips repainted. Comments: Lenci, circa 1924, from their earliest production, the model depicts a harlequin and has original stitched on colorful felt costume with multiple collars. Value Points: very rare early model. $700/1100

307. Italian Felt “Winker” by Lenci from Early Period 12” (30 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, one wide-open side-glancing brown eye and one eye closed as though winking, painted side lashes,


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brows, closed mouth with wide smile, row of painted teeth with hole in corner of mouth for inserted cigarette butt, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent, two moth holes at back. Comments: Lenci, circa 1925. Value Points: the impish winking character wears original felt striped shirt, brown trousers, shoes and brown cap with brim. $800/1100

308. Italian Felt Character BlondeHaired Doll, Model 109, by Lenci 23� (58 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, white eyedots, grey eye shadow, feathered brows, closed mouth with accent dot on lower lip, blonde mohair wig with bangs and coiled side braids, jointed shoulders and hips. Condition: some light discoloration on side of face and limbs, few moth holes on dress. Comments: Lenci, model 109, circa 1930. Value Points: with well-modeled pouty face, the young girl wears fashionable costume of the era. $800/1100

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309. Italian Felt Brown-Haired Character Girl, Model 109, In Original Costume 23� (58 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, white eyedots, grey eye shadow, feathered brows, closed mouth with accent dot on lower lip, brunette mohair wig with bangs and coiled side braids, jointed shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, their model 109, circa 1930. Value Points: the pouty-faced model has fine original painting, and wears vibrant original felt costume with rich appliques, original undergarments, socks and black felt shoes with green edging. $900/1300

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310. French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Original Wig and Signed Jumeau Shoes 24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, arched brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the richly shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 11 (and artist checkmarks) Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’Honneur (body) 11 (stamp inside wig). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1890. Value Points: beautiful creamy bisque on the brown-eyed bébé, original signed body and body finish, original signed wig, beautiful antique costume, original leather shoes signed “Bébé Jumeau Depose 11”. $3000/4000

311. French Bisque Musical Automaton “The Fiddling Chef” by Roullet et Decamps 20” (51 cm.) A bisque head doll with amber brown glass

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paperweight eyes is standing upon a velvet-covered base, with painted long lashes and brows, very slightly-parted lips with tiny stuck-out tongue, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, composition lower arms, wearing amusing costume with silk jacket and shirt, velvet pants, striped stockings, knit stocking cap and apron, and holding a long-handled frying pan (his fiddle) and a fireplace tong (designed as bow). When wound, he performs amusing antics: turns his head, sticks out his tongue at the same time that his hat tips up, and plays the “fiddle”, while music plays. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 4 (head). Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1890. Value Points: delightful automaton in both its actions and its imaginative accessories. $6000/8000

312. French Paper Mache Pull-Toy Bull-Dog on Wheels 18” (46 cm.) The paper mache bull-dog has well-defined musculature and overall flocked finish, loosely-nodding head, collar and ruff, brown glass eyes, upright ears, and hinged jaw which when open reveals his ferocious teeth. Tiny wheels are hidden below his feet and when he is pulled along by the original attached chain, he opens and closes his mouth, while growling. Condition: very good, some wear to original finish. Comments: French, circa 1900. Value Points: delightful toy with fierce growl. $1100/1800


313. Pretty French Bisque Bébé by Jumeau, Size 5 with Lovely Antique Costume 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brush-stroked brows with feathered detail, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique costume, undergarments, ruffled lace bonnet, socks, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 5 (and artist checkmarks, head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body stamp). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circ 1888. Value Points: pretty petite bébé with fine creamy bisque and dramatic large eyes, original body and body finish. $2800/3500

314. French Bisque Bébé by Gaultier with Original Gesland Body and Couturier Costume 21” (53 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner,

painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, arched brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and accented lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, paddedstockinette over metal armature body with shapely torso, carved wooden lower arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F.8 G (block letters on head) FG 8 (shoulders) (Gesland stamp on body). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1886, on original Gesland-made body deposed by Pannier. Value Points: beautiful wide-eyed bébé with original body, wearing original bronze-green silk dress with lace trim, matching bonnet, undergarments, leather boots. $3500/4500

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316. Wooden Cradle with Carved Symbols and Initials 27” (69 cm.) l. 12”h. The carved oak cradle with carved finials at each post has chip-carved beading around the upper edge, and carved spiral and floral symbols at the side, along with carved initials G.P. Included with the cradle is an early pieced baby quilt and pillow. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $400/600

315. American Wooden High Chair with Original Milk Paint Finish 37” (94 cm.) The wooden high chair has arched back slats with unusual curved design accommodated by tapered back posts, acorn finials, foot rest, curved arms, and rush seat. With original green milk paint that is softly rubbed to a warm patina on points of wear. Excellent condition. American, circa 1875. $400/600

317. Early Wooden Swinging Cradle with Rare Toile Lining 25” (64 cm.) l. 18”h. The wooden cradle rests on a swinging platform, and is painted original blue with lavish orange stenciled decorations; the interior is lined with a thickly padded fabric of blue toile. Excellent condition, some light paint rubs. Mid-1800s. $400/600

318. German Paper Mache Lady Doll with Highly Characterized Features and Glass Eyes 24” (61 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with elongated oval face and very elongated throat, black sculpted hair with centerpart arranged with a cluster of four ringlet curls over each ear, and a very tight double braided chignon at the back of head, black enamel eyes, closed mouth, original slender body with wooden lower arms and

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legs, painted brown ankle boots, antique calico gown, undergarments. Condition: old restoration to finish on face, repairs to body. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: very rare with highly characterized features and glass eyes, rare coiffure. $1100/1500

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14” (36 cm.) Wax-over-paper mache shoulder head with enamel sleep eyes, painted black curly details of hair, mohair wig in tight curls, composition lower torso, hands and feet, wooden lower limbs, fabric wrapped midriff and upper arms and legs, bellows torso with non-functioning “mama” crier. Condition: complexion faded, some craquelure. Comments: Sonneberg, circa 1865. Value Points: the early model of child doll has original body, wig, costume, and is resting in wooden cradle with original very worn decorations. $800/1200

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eyes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: fine details on each figure, original finishes overall. $600/1000

322. Neapolitan Terra Cotta Woman with Very Fine Silk Costume

320. Neapolitan Terra Cotta Woman with Exquisitely Sculpted Hair 17” (43 cm.) Terra cotta head turned to the side and downward, sculpted brown hair waved loosely from her face into a coiled chignon with curls onto her nape, enamel eyes with heavy eyelids, rose blushed eye shadow, arched brows, closed mouth, hemp-wrapped body, terra cotta hands and feet with exquisite sculpting of fingers and toes, silk costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: exceptional beauty of face, exquisite sculpting of fingers and hair. $1100/1500

321. Three Early Figures from Neapolitan Scene 8” (20 cm.) l. ram. 4 ½” doll. Carved wooden one-piece baby boy has sculpted hair, enamel eyes, rosy overall complexion, posed for lying down or as angel, and with shaped silver halo on head, resting in wooden crade. Along with two carved earthenware animals including resting lamb with enamel eyes and black/white/ brown combmarked details of his hide, and a large ram with horns, enamel

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16” (41 cm.) Terra cotta sculpted head of woman with sculpted deeply-combmarked brown hair drawn from her face into coiled curls, enamel eyes with heavy eyelids, feathered brows, strong nose, closed mouth with enigmatic smile, hemp-wrapped body with terra cotta hands and lower legs, painted blue stockings with blue slippers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: very fine sculpting, the lady wears fine silk costume with laced vest and embroidered apron. $800/1000


323. Early Eastern European Wooden Religious Theatre with Elaborate Decorations 24” (61 cm.) h. 18”l. A glass-front stage is mounted upon a wooden base and is surmounted by carved wooden towers. The base and towers are decorated with painted glass and applique colored tinsel, as is the decorative frame of the stage. Inside the stage is a staired arrangement with mirrored back with further rich decorations, upon which are arranged three carved figures. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Eastern European, late 1800s. Value Points: rare relic with exuberant decorations, well-preserved. $800/1200

324. Neapolitan Terra Cotta Bearded Elderly Man with Original Costume 17” (43 cm.) Terra cotta shoulder head with painted complexion, sculpted grey hair brushed from his face and into tousled arrangement, stippled detail of hair

at the forehead, sculpted beard, enamel eyes with heavy eyelids. brushstroked brows, strong nose, slightly-parted lips with sculpted teeth, hemp-wrapped body, terra hands and lower legs with exquisitely-defined hands and feet, original silk costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neapolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: outstanding sculpting of hair, beard and moustache, incised age lines, defined musculature on forehead and cheeks. $1200/1500

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326. American Patented Clockwork Toy “The Automatic Dancers” by Cromwell 10” (25 cm.) h. 9”l. An angled wooden box with theatrelike front having five-sided mirrored back has two stringdangling wooden carved figures with loosely-jointed limbs and painted details. According to the simple instructions revealed when the roof is hinged back “to start the figures dancing slide the screw on the side backward. To stop, reverse it”. When the screw is slid, a simple clockwork movement creates vibration of the strings, causing the dolls to dance merrily about. Condition: very good, mechanism working well, some overall dustiness and paper wear. Marks: The Automatic Dancers, Patented March 28th, 1865 (paper label on inside hinged roof). Comments: the toy was patented by J.M. Cromwell in 1865. Value Points: rare early American toy, with original engravings on front of theatre, functioning mechanism, original label. $1200/1500

327. American Wooden Wheeled Folk Toy Lamb 325. Carved Wooden Grodnertal Family 12” (30 cm.) Each has one-piece head and torso with oval-shaped head and elongated throat, painted black hair with shaded curls at the forehead, painted features, carved wooden limbs with dowel articulation. Condition: structurally excellent, original finish albeit very worn and darkened. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: the early wooden lady and gentleman wear (frail) original costumes, and the woman holds a wooden baby board with cloth baby. $900/1300

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4” (10 cm.) The carved wooden lamb in reclining pose has carved details of fleecy wool, carved ears, on wooden base with wooden wheels. Condition: generally excellent, chip on one ear. Comments: American, mid-1800s. Value Points: wonderful folk art toy in diminutive size, original finish. $300/500


328. American Mechanical Sand Toy “At the Ball” by Robert Link, with Original Label 7” (18 cm.) x 9”. The wooden-framed box has paper cover and glass front which covers a lithographed ballroom scene which is fronted by three die-cut paper dancing people that are dimensionally attached. The mechanical action, i.e. the dolls dancing, is created by funneling of sand which is hidden inside the box. The paper label at the back instructs the user to hold the box perpendicular while turning counterclockwise twice, and, if all else fails, tap the top of the box with the palm of one’s hand! Marks: Robert Link (paper label). Comments: American, circa 1880, a series of mechanical sand toys were offered by his firm. Value Points: well-preserved toy, with label “Mechanical Box with automaton” and instructions, functioning well. $600/900

329. Wonderful Early Folk-Art Wooden Carriage with Double Oxen Team 23” (58 cm.) A wooden coach with open front has three sides with pierced hole panels at the top and solid panels with painted shield designs at the bottom, wooden spoked wheels, curved roof, and is being pulled by a

double team of carved wooden oxen with painted decorations and posed on a wooden wheeled base. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: mid1800s, probably German. Value Points: a wonderful early pull toy on wheels with unusual carriage design and decorations. $1100/1500

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331. Four Early Tinplate Mechanical Toys 9” (23 cm.) Each is of pressed tinplate with painted finish, including a man with sculpted beard and goatee who is holding a rifle, which he lifts and aims when the lever at the back leg is pushed; a mother teaching her little girl to walk; an old woman with basket at her back; and a boy riding a St. Bernard dog on rocking base (the latter three with keywind mechanisms). Condition: original paint on each albeit quite worn; mechanisms function. Comments: late 1800s. Value Points: a rare collection of imaginative early tinplate mechanical toys. $1000/1400

330. German Painted Tin Mechanical Toy “Columbia Sailor” by Lehmann 7 ½” (19 cm.) Painted pressed tin figure with defined facial features and brown hair, tin sailor hat lettered “Columbia”, painted tunic, the arms and legs covered with navy blue fabric, and a fabric striped cotton collar is tacked onto tin bodice. When wound, the sailor leans side to side. Condition: near mint, well-functioning. Marks: (original Lehmann imprint on feet). Comments: Germany, Lehmann, circa 1900. Value Points: superb original condition of the early toy. $800/1100

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332. Early Tinplate Balancing See-Saw Toy 9 ½” (24 cm.) Posed on opposite ends of a tinplate platform are two seated figures, a woman with hat holding a young child, and a man. A weighted balance is beneath the platform, which aids in the amusing simple action. Very good condition, original finish albeit paint loss. Circa 1875. $300/500


the monkey actions of playing their violins. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J.D. (with sunburst symbol, on original label). Comments: Germany, mid-1800s, the original paper label in German and English languages indicates its production for German and English speaking markets. Value Points: well-preserved early sand toy with original label. $900/1300

334. Two American Cast Iron Bell Toys by Gong Bell, One Featuring Girl with Doll 8” (20 cm.) and 5 ½”. Each of cast iron with hidden bell beneath the cast iron frame, and with original painted finish, including “Daisy” featuring a little girl clutching her doll as they ride a wheeled cart with horse-head design, with raised lettering “Daisy”. And a little boy seated on a twowheeled cart that is being pulled by a pig. Condition: structurally excellent, original painted finish albeit worn. Comments: Gong Bell Co, circa 1890. Value Points: two rare early toys, when moved along the hidden bell in each rings. $600/900

335. German Lithographed Tin Penny Toy 333. German Mechanical Sand Toy, “The Monkey Musicians”, with Original J.D. Label

5” (13 cm.) A pair of brightly-lithographed tin roosters are perched atop metal rods, and when the rods are squeezed, the roosters peck back and forth at each other. Generally excellent. Germany, circa 1915. $300/500

9” (23 cm.) x 12”. The wooden-framed shadow-box with gilt paper edging and glass front has an interior parlor scene with dimensional die-cut figures of two monkeys holding violins. When the box is turned sideways in circles, it causes the internal sand to funnel, and create

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336. Italian Felt Character “Toscana” by Lenci with Original Box 20” (51 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, blue side-glancing eyes, painted curly upper lashes, brown eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth, auburn mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (paper label pencil marked BH 12) Toscana (heart-shaped paper label on wrist). Comments: Lenci, circa 1938. Value Points: well-preserved in original box, the doll wears vibrant original costume including embroidered vest, appliqued-stripes on skirt, and carries felt rooster. $700/900

337. Italian Felt Doll with Glass Googly Eyes by Lenci Known as “The Merry Widow” 20” (51 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed facial features, large wide-open brown glass “flirty” eyes, long painted upper lashes, high brows, “O”-shaped closed mouth, blonde mohair wig with long ringlet curls, felt body with jointing at shoulders and hips, wearing original black taffeta gown in the 1875 style with original undergarments, socks, shoes, and black felt bonnet with lace veil and colorful felt flowers, while holding her white mohair Scottie dog. Condition: generally excellent, complexion slightly darkened, dog dusty. Marks: Lenci (original cloth and paper labels). Comments: Italian, Lenci, circa 1935. The doll was inspired by the legendary story of the wealthy widow Sonia told in the 1934 MGM musical film “The Merry Widow” starring Jeannette MacDonald; the costume is nearly identical to that worn by the Widow. Value Points: sought-after Lenci model with well-functioning flirty eyes. $1200/1500

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11” (28 cm.) All-felt doll depicting a plump-bodied character, swivel head,amber-tinted complexion, modeled closed eyes with long painted lashes, high comma-shaped brows, closed mouth with original hole in center for pipe stem, black mohair wig pulled tightly from face and forming into a long queue at the back and with green, black and yellow felt cap that is attached, ball-shaped plump stomach on short legs, jointed arms. Condition: fair/good, dusty overall, few moth holes. Comments: Lenci, circa 1921, the doll was identified in Lenci advertisement in 1922 Playthings magazine as their “trademark” doll. Value Points: rare early model in original costume, with original opium pipe. $700/900


339. Very Rare Italian Felt Rajah, Model 168, by Lenci with Wonderful Wooden Accessories 11” (28 cm.) doll. 14” with cushion. All felt doll with light brown complexion portrays a rajah seated on cushion, pressed and painted facial features with narrowed side- glancing eyes, painted eye shadow, broad nose, widely smiling mouth with very full coral shaded bottom lip, very large wrapped felt turban, plump body posed in seated position with bent knees and right elbow. Condition: generally excellent, some fading. Comments: Lenci, model 168, from the firm’s early series, circa 1925. Value Points: very rare model with superb imaginative detail of costume includes embroidered elephants and lions on jacket, wooden jewelry including elephant necklace, bracelets, and earrings, wooden fan, felt slippers with upturned toes, seated

on black felt cushion having applique designs, attached to brown felt under cushion with tasseled corners. $2500/3500

340. Very Rare Italian Black Felt Character, Series 112, by Lenci from Earliest Period 15” (38 cm.) Very plump doll of firmly-stuffed black felt, with pressed features on swivel head, black looped wool curly hair, white felt eyes with black bead pupils, red embroidered nostrils, red felt lips, stitched-on ears, jointing at shoulders and hips of short legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, the doll, model 112, appears in Lenci’s first advertisement of 1920. Value Points: very rare early doll is wonderfully-preserved, wearing original grass skirt, glass-beaded necklace which dangles a carved wooden doll, and hooped earring with carved wooden dog. $2000/3000

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341. Pretty French Bisque Poupée by Gaultier in Fine Antique Costume with Parasol 16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, pale blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1875. Value Points: fine quality of bisque, sturdy body, wearing antique brown woolen costume, bonnet, parasol, undergarments, shoes, socks. $1500/2100

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342. French Bisque Poupée with All-Wooden Articulated Body 15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1867. Value Points: beautiful face with brilliant eyes, rare wooden body with full articulation, wearing fine antique costume. $2800/3800


343. Early French Maitrise Model SlantFront Desk and Paris Clock 10” (25 cm.) Wooden slant-front desk with burled rosewood veneers and inlay striping, has two wide dovetailed drawers, two pencil drawers, pull-out supports for desk surface and wellfitted interior including unusual lidded hole, with brass knobs and cast keyhole. Included is a fine gilded metal clock labeled “Paris”. Excellent conditon. French, circa 1875, the quality and fine woods indicate maitrise quality of construction. $1200/1500

344. Aqua Silk Gown for Lady Doll on Original Body For doll about 20”. Of fine crisp aqua silk, the two-piece gown has a fitted jacket with lace-edged rounded neck, long skirt with border of ruched aqua silk and wide lace band, and a shorter overskirt with full bustle at the back and repeated ruched and lace trim. The gown is on a muslin stitch-jointed lady body with kid arms, and with layered undergarments, stockings and silk slippers. Circa 1870. $800/1000

345. Fine Early Lady Doll Gown To fit lady doll about 30”. Of fine fabrics in pale aqua and textured cream, the gown features a fitted waist, stitched pleats forming a vertical trim down the front and repeated at the hem and cuffs, pearl button front, folded drapes below the hips and decorative aqua silk bows. Circa 1875. $600/900

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pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, slender kid bébé body with Chevrot style body, wooden arms with articulation at shoulders and elbows. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 4 (head) (original Bru label on torso). Comments: Bru, his deposed Bébé Teteur, circa 1885. The doll has original rubber ball in its head which creates a nursing mechanism when the metal screw at the back of the head is turned. Value Points: appealing petite size, rare intact mechanism, original costume. $5000/7500

348. French Mechanical Toy “Girl on Velocipede” by Gustav Vichy 9” (23 cm.) Seated upon a three-wheeled tinplate velocipede with soft metal spoked wheels and an attached bell is a bisquehead doll with blue glass eyes, painted features, closed mouth, brunette hair over sculpted wig, carton body, metal upper arms, metal hands. The doll holds metal mallets in her hands, and when wound, the velocipede removes around and forward, and she taps the bell at the front. Condition: generally excellent, original costume frail. Marks: G. Vichy Fils Paris. Comments: Vichy, circa 1865. Value Points: rare early toy with unusual bell action, original costume. $2500/3500

347. French Bisque Bébé Teteur with Original Mechanism and Body by Bru 13” (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, open mouth with drilled hole for bottle nipple,

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349. French Mechanical Toy “Jeu de Course” 8” (20 cm.) square. A wooden base (which is the bottom of the wooden box in which the toy is preserved) with tinplate ground displays a racetrack arrangement with pewter posts and four painted metal cars with drivers. When the front lever is activated, the drivers briskly drive around the


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circle. The lever is labeled “Jeu de Course�. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism functions well. Comments: French, circa 1900, the popular game was made in various sizes and styles, the most common featuring a horse race. Value Points: rare variation of the Jeu de Course game featuring race cars, and in charming diminutive size. $800/1200

350. Wonderful Early French Paper Mache Pierrot in Original Costume 31� (79 cm.) Paper mache socket head with character features, upturned nose, smiling expression, white complexion, brown glass enamel inset eyes with heavily modeled eyelids, painted lashes, thickly fringed brows, accented nostrils, dimpled cheeks, black painted pate with stockinette edging, all paper mache body jointed at shoulders, elbows and hips, painted white gloves with detail of seams. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1880. Value Points: wonderful glass-eyed character with original paint, painted gloves, and most elaborate original silk Pierrot costume with blue silk buttons, ties and ribboned ivory silk shoes, ruffled collar. $3000/4000

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352. German Bisque Lady with Sculpted hair and Silk Costume

351. Beautiful French Bisque Poupée by Emile Jumeau 21” (53 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, pale blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, rose-blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent line between the shaded lips, pierced ears, light brown mohair wig in soft curls over cork pate, kid poupée body with slender waist, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers, lovely antique gown, undergarments, shoes, and fancily woven bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: beautiful pale bisque with delicate painting, original wig, very sturdy original body, lovely costume. $3500/4500

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15” (38 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with blonde sculpted hair arranged with a cluster of ringlet curls at the forehead, larger ringlet curls at the back with a black headband, painted facial features, blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, fully-sculpted pierced ears. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1885. Value Points: fancy coiffure, original boy and wearing pretty original ivory silk gown with lace overlay. $400/600

353. French Doll-Size Mahogany Desk and Collection of Miniature Accessories 10” (25 cm.) The finely-crafted mahogany desk has fancily-spindled legs and two dove-tailed pencil drawers. Includes are a collection of miniature objects: miniature blue and white porcelain tea service with silver tops, wooden chair in a bottle, tiny all-wax baby in wax cradle displayed in original glass-front box, and a seated porcelain baby with pink-tinted complexion


seated in tub, and all-wooden Grodnertal miniature doll with articulation at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees and with antique costume. Generally excellent. European, mid-19th century. $600/900

354. Outstanding French Wooden Sedan Chair with Painted Scenes in the Fragonard Manner 23” (58 cm.) h. x 10”l. x 12”d. The wooden sedan chair with domed roof and gracefully shaped back has shaped windows on three sides, and an opening front door. It is decorated with gesso appliqued scrolls with gilded details of finish, and on three sides has three different hand-painted courtly scenes in the Fragonard manner. The interior is lined with original burgundy brocade silk. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885. $2500/3500

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Sunday January 10, 2016 there will be a Discovery Day auction of additional antique dolls, toys, furniture, and accessories. There is no absentee or internet bidding at this Discovery Day portion of the auction. Preview 12:00PM-1:00PM. Auction 1:00PM PST.

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Forever Young - Marquis Antique Doll Auction  

January 9, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, California

Forever Young - Marquis Antique Doll Auction  

January 9, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, California