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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, Scott Netro $59 Printed in Hong Kong


Introduction

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poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, Theriault’s offers

another exceptional private collection of antique dolls carefully gathered by Mary Lou Rubright of Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania

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and 1980s. The unflagging zest of the octogenarian, for whom it should seem a little nap might be inviting, evokes the line from that famous poem “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep”. It was that enthusiastic zeal that still instructs her life which gave her purpose to seek and acquire fine dolls. Mary Lou recalls that she never had store dolls as a child, rather “we usually made cloth dolls out of cast off pieces of clothing”. So, in 1975, when she discovered other dolls, she set off, with daughter Tammy in tow (the team dubbed “Mother Goose and Me”) in ardent pursuit. Now, nearly a half century later, the dolls beautifully preserved throughout that time. Mary Lou has determined to share her dolls with others, declaring “we send our love with each doll”. x


A selection of the rare German painted eye art character dolls from the Mary Lou Rubright collection, especially notable for their rare large sizes.


Gold Horses

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

1. 22” French Bisque Art Character Lady in Original Costume of WWI Red Cross Nurse

111. 16” German Bisque Pouting Glass-Eyed Character, 6969, by Gebruder Heubach

3. 17” Rare German Bisque Character Known as “Wendy” by Bruno Schmidt

112. 28” Rare German Bisque Smiling Lady, Model 1388, by Simon & Halbig in Large Size

4. 17” German Bisque Art Character Depicting Solemn-Faced Boy by Gebruder Heubach

115. 18” German Bisque Edwardian Lady, Model 162, by Kestner with Lady Body

6. 19” German Bisque “Jubilee Googly”, Model 165 by Hertel and Schwab in Large Size

134. 14” French Porcelain Poupée with Painted Eyes and Original Costume

13. 20” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé E.J. by Jumeau in Original Couturier Costume

136. 20” German Bisque Lady, Model 152, Rosa Luxemburg, by Simon and Halbig

16. 22” Splendid French Bisque Portrait Bébé by Emile Jumeau in Rare Size 9

137. 14” German Bisque Glass-Eyed Character, 149, by Hertel and Schwab

17. 19” Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 104, by Kammer and Reinhardt

143. 25” Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé, EJA, by Emile Jumeau with Signed Jumeau Shoes

31. 27” Mid-1700s English Wooden Doll in Original Costume Known as “Miss Timber”

147. 19” Beautiful French Bisque Smiling Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Wooden Body

33. 15” German Bisque Pouting Character, Model 115, “Phillip” by Kammer and Reinhardt

149. 22” All-Original French Bisque Bébé by Jumeau, Couturier Costume and Signed Shoes

35. 16” Rare German Bisque Pouting Toddler Character, “Fany” by Marseille

153. 28” Extremely Rare French Bisque Poupée with Unique Construction by Nicolas Joliet

37. 22” German Bisque Art Character, “Karl”, Model 107, by Kammer and Reinhardt

159. 13” French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils in Most Endearing Petite Size

41. 23” French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils with Portrait Face, Original Signed Body

178. 15 ½” German Bisque Art Character, Model 112, by Kammer and Reinhardt

53. 18” Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 151, by Simon and Halbig

179. 18” Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 109, “Elise” by Kammer and Reinhardt

55. 24” German Bisque Art Character, Model 150, by Simon and Halbig in Rare Size

180. 22” German Bisque Portrait of the Princess Elizabeth by Schoneau and Hoffmeister

60. 15” German Bisque Art Character, 1303, by Simon and Halbig in Appealing Petite Size

192. 22” American Cloth Doll with Unique Body Construction by Nina Albritton

61. 21” German Painted Eye Bisque Art Character, Model 181, by Kestner in Rare Size

217. 13” Petite French Bisque Bébé by Gaultier with Early Block Letter Markings

62. 21” German Painted Eye Bisque Art Character, Model 181, by Kestner in Large Size

218. 21” Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé by Gaultier with Early Block Letter Markings

65. 20” German Bisque Character “Hilda” by Kestner with Superb Bisque

219. 16” Gorgeous French Bisque Deposed Smiling Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru

66. 19” German Bisque Character Portraying Chinese Baby, Model 243, by Kestner

224. 20” Splendid French Bisque Poupée by Pierre-François Jumeau

70. 15” Rare All-Original German Bisque Art Character, 128, by Simon and Halbig

225. 16” Rare German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll, Model 938, by Alt, Beck and Gottschalk

73. 18” Rare and Beautiful German Bisque Doll, IV, by Simon and Halbig

228. 22” German Bisque Glass-Eyed Character, Dolly Dimple, 5777, by Gebruder Heubach

75. 23” Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé A.T. by Andre Thuillier

254. 34” Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé Triste by Emile Jumeau in Rare Size 16

81. 23” Beautiful and Rare German Bisque Character, Model 241, by Kestner

255. 31” French Bisque Bébé Triste by Jumeau with Splendid Eyes in Size 15

84. 24” Rare German Bisque Character, 220, by Kestner with Toddler Body

283. 15” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Original Sturdy Body

88. 23” German Bisque Art Character, “Gretchen”, Model 114, by Kammer and Reinhardt

287. 16” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Gaultier with Rare Kid Body and Bisque Hands

95. 13” Delightful German Bisque Googly, Model 221, by Kestner with Original Body

309. 14” Extremely Rare German Bisque Character, Model 7956, by Gebruder Heubach

96. 18” French Bisque Bébé with Rare Incised Depose Mark and Couturier Costume

350. 26” French Bisque Bébé Steiner, Figure A, by Jules Steiner with Original Signed Body

103. 12” An All-Original German Bisque Child, Model 129, by Kestner with Original Box

352. 21” French Bisque Bébé Steiner, Figure B, by Jules Steiner with Original Signed Body

106. 24” German Bisque Art Character “Elise”, Model 109, by Kammer and Reinhardt


1. Important French Bisque Art Character Lady in Original Costume of WWI Red Cross Nurse 22� (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with slender angular face and elongated throat, intaglio brown eyes in deeply-set sockets, white eye dots, black and shaded red upper eyeliner, dark eyeshadow encircles the eyes, brushstroked brows with decorative glaze, aquiline nose, closed mouth with impressed worry lines at each side of demure lips, unpierced ears, brunette mohair wig captured in chignon under cap, slender elongated composition lady body with jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, elongated slender fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1917, maker uncertain, created during the Renaissance of the French doll era with distinctive original body and exceptional artistic painting that was stylistic of that era. Value Points: outstanding beauty of the doll, with haunting yet gentle expression created by unique painting of eyes, original body, and wearing all-original Red Cross nursing uniform of WWI era including Red Cross buttons and silver medal with raised letter E. $8500/11,000

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eyeliner, single-stroke thick brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting lips, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9 7602 (Heubach sunburst mark) Germany (head) Germany Gimbel’s (torso). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, the doll was commissioned for Gimbel’s department store. Value Points: the handsome lad has wonderful bisque and artfully painted complexion, hair and features, antique woolen boy’s suit, carrying antique fleecy and velvet dog, rare store label. $900/1200

3. Rare German Bisque Character Known as “Wendy” by Bruno Schmidt

2. 22” German Bisque Pouting Character, Model 7602, by Gebruder Heubach for Gimbel’s with Toy Dog 22” (56 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, light brown painted hair with feathered details around the forehead, intaglio painted blue eyes, pronounced black pupils, white eyedots, brown upper

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17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered upper brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with very full outlined lips, blushed cheeks, impressed dimples at chin and philtrum, brunette hand-tied human hair wig in long curls, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original body. Marks: 2033 BSW (in heart) 537 6. Comments: Bruno Schmidt, circa 1912, the model appeared on the cover of the early doll book, Wendy and Friends, by Madelaine Selfridge, after which it became known by collectors as “Wendy”. Value Points: especially fine example of the rare model with beautiful sculpted nose and lips, choice bisque and painting, beautiful antique costume. $5500/7500


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4. Very Rare German Bisque Art Character Depicting Solemn-Faced Boy by Gebruder Heubach 17” (43 cm.) Solid domed pink-tinted bisque socket head, sculpted boyish light brown hair with forelock detail, modeled stuck-out ears, intaglio pale blue eyes with large black pupils and white bead eyedots, black and red upper eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, upturned rounded nose, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique costume (probably original) comprising white shirt under red flannel vest with gold buttons, matching cap, short pants, red socks and leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heubach (in square) 35 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: an exceptionally rare model with artful details such as slightly side-glancing eyes, modeled stuckout ears, eye crinkles, choicest bisque. Ex-Lucy Morgan collection. $7000/9500

5. German Candy Container “George Washington on Horseback” in Original Costume 12” (30 cm.) Seated upon a paper mache horse with dappled flannel-hide, amber glass eyes, flannel blanket and leatherette harness is a bisque head man depicting George Washington with painted blue eyes, closed mouth, white mohair wig, wooden block torso and lower limbs, painted black boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 11 A W. Comments: bisque doll from the historical series of Dressel, circa 1892, in original candy container presentation with removable head on horse to allow for candy storage. Value Points: excellent bisque characterization with strong angular face and nose, original flannel costume of the American hero. $1200/1800

6. German Bisque “Jubilee Googly”, Model 165 by Hertel and Schwab in Rare Large Size 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded plump face, blue glass side-glancing sleep eyes dark eyeliner, long painted curly lashes, single-stroke arched brows, tiny pug nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth in shape of watermelon slice, outlined impishly-smiling lips with dark outline, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique costume and brimmed cap. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 165/10. Comments: Hertel and Schwab, circa 1915, the model was marketed as “Jubilee Googly”. Value Points: the mischievous-faced lad has very choice bisque, and is in rare large size. $4500/6500

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15” (39 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted blue eyes with heavy upper eyelids having black eyeliner, onestroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with glazed lips, blonde mohair wig in side-coiled braids, composition and wooden balljointed body, pretty cotton antique dress, undergarments, black leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish, hands mismatched. Marks: K*R 101 39. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910, from the firm’s art reform character series, the model was marketed as “Marie”. Value Points: endearing wistful expression, choice flawless bisque, original wig. $1100/1400

9. Grand German Musical Handwind Mechanical Nursery Scene “Hickory Dickory Dock” 7. German Bisque Brown-Eyed Art Character “Gretchen” by Kammer and Reinhardt 15” (39 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump cheeks, painted brown downcast eyes with heavy upper eyelids and black upper eyeliner, one-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, brunette mohair braided wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique schoolgirl costume. Marks: K*R 101 39. Condition generally excellent, few typical wig pulls at back of head (under wig). Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910, from the firm’s art character series, marketed as “Gretchen”. Value Points: well-modeled pouting expression, rarer brown eyes, original body and body finish, original wig. $1200/1500

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18” (46 cm.) h. x 24”w. x 16”d. Arranged upon a wooden platform with painted and lithographed cover and with scrolled sides and mirrored curtained back wall are nine bisque head children arranged in


playful settings. Seated at a table is a little girl playing teacher with her two students, at the back are two boys playing on hobby horse, three other girls play with little toy clowns and ball, and a boy stands in front of a grandfather clock. When wound, music plays, and a series of actions occur: teacher waves her rod and students eagerly raise and lower their arms while the table globe twirls around; one boy appears to lean on the rocking horse, the girls’ arms wave their dolls up and down and the ball actually twirls around by itself; and finally one boy points eagerly to the clock because a little mouse is running up and down the side, (as in the nursery rhyme “Hickory, Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock”. Excellent condition, mechanism and music function well and delightfully. Germany, circa 1890, attributed to Zinner and Sohne. $4500/6500 9. Mouse detail

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10. Rare German Ormolu Miniature Accessories by Erhard & Sohne 4� (10 cm.) h. bird cage. Including a bird cage on spiral twisted frame along with original colorful bird, desk tablet with interior pages, revolving stand with six framed sepia images of paintings, and pair of candlesticks. Along with gilded metal mantel clock with surmounting figural horse under original glass dome. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1885, ormolu pieces by Erhard & Sohne. $500/800 12.

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11. Four Miniature Bébé Accessories for the French Market 3” (8 cm.) h. basket. Including silverplate basket with woven wicker design, brass edging, ball feet and handle; silk purse with lining and tassel ties indicating its original purpose as bon-bon container; brass birdcage with ormolu tray and colorful parrot; and a pair of porcelain baskets with figural love-birds. Excellent condition. For the French market, circa 1885. $400/600

12. Six German Miniature Ormolu Accessories by Erhard & Sohne 2 ½” (6 cm.) h. clock. Each of rich gilt ormolu, including three-arm hanging candelabra with milk glass globes, mantel clock with cherubic figural mount, double-handled urn, tiny rectangular stool with velvet cushion, pair of candlesticks, and a miniature book with ormolu binding and tiny sepia images. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1885, Erhard & Sohne. $400/600

13. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé E.J. by Jumeau in Original Couturier Costume 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight eyes with rich spiral threading, dark eyeliner, mauve-blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, separatelymodeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7 EJ (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1882, the rare second generation of the EJ model made for only a very short time. Value Points: very beautiful shy-faced bébé has fine delicate complexion with artistic blush on eyelids, cheeks and chin, original body and body finish, and is wearing original Ernestine Jumeau couturier costume with matching bonnet, undergarments, leather shoes signed “Bébé Jumeau Depose”. $7500/9500

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14. 16” French Bisque Smiling Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Original Body and Bisque Hands 16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderhead, blue glass spiral-threaded eyes with darker outer irises, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, delicately-feathered brows, accented nostrils of aquilineshaped nose, closed mouth with slightly-upturned lip corners, accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with square cut collarette, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque forearms, lovely silk costume, undergarments, shoes, straw bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E (head and shoulders).

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Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1872, the head model was registered in that year, and is considered to be a portrait tribute of the Empress Eugenie. Value Points: beautiful smiling model with exquisite painting of facial features, original body with bisque hands. $2500/3500

15. Lovely French Bisque Poupée by Gaultier with Wooden Body and Bisque Hands 15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass spiral threaded eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, wooden articulated body with


shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, bisque hands. Condition: generally excellent, body is structurally excellent albeit unpainted. Marks: 2 (head and shoulders) F.G. (shoulders). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1870. Value Points: beautiful poupée with ornate coiffure enhanced by ormolu comb, beautiful antique silk costume, undergarments, leather heeled boots, straw bonnet, and with very rare original wooden body with bisque hands. $2800/3400

16. Splendid French Bisque Portrait Bébé by Emile Jumeau in Rare Size 9 22” (56 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, blue glass spiral-threaded

paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, delicately-painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with daintilyshaded and outlined lips, impressed dimples at lip corners, philtrum and chin, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with very plump limbs, straight wrists, lovely silk and lace dress, undergarments, leatherette shoes, stockings and mother-of-pearl brooch “Clara”. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1897. Value Points: very early period bébé that is rarely found has flawless bisque with delicate complexion, original body with fine original finish. $7500/9500

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17. Extremely Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 104, by Kammer and Reinhardt 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head depicting an older child with very angular oval face and highlycharacterized sculpting detail at brows, below the eyes and around the mouth, painted blue eyes that are slightly side-glancing, heavy upper eyelids with thick black liner, one-stroke short brows, rounded nose tip, closed mouth with sculpted space between the shaded lips, impressed cheek, chin and philtrum dimples, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique schoolgirl costume, shoes, socks, and woven bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 104. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt from their art reform character series of 1910. According to primary research by Marianne and Jurgen Cieslik, it is known that the doll was sculpted by the noted German artist, Arthur Lewin-Funcke; his daughter Karin served as the model and a handwritten note by the artist describes it only as “104: Girl laughing”. Further research by the Cieslik’s indicates the model was a commercial failure, only some were used in the Berlin shops for decoration. Few examples were ever made; only three or four others are known to exist today. Value Points: superb unplayed state of preservation of the extremely rare doll which has been in the possession of only the original family for 70 years and then with one collector for 39 years. Included with the doll is its original labeled box “K*R Charakterpuppe” indicating its production for the German market, a second original wig of hand-tied human hair and a second bonnet. $60,000/85,000

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18. American Carved Wooden Doll, Model 308C, by Schoenhut 19� (48 cm.) All-carved wood with socket head, intaglio painted brown eyes with pronounced black pupils and white eyedots, feathered brows, closed mouth with heart-shaped upper lip, brunette mohair wig, spring-jointed body with articulation at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and

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ankles. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan 17th 1911 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1917, the model 19/308C indicating her 19” size and long “C” curly wig. Value Points: beautiful original finish with soft matte blush, very expressive features, wonderful antique schoolgirl dress with linen pinafore. $600/800

19. Rare Pair of All-Original German Paper Mache “Bisto Kids” Promotional Dolls 11” (28 cm.) Each has paper mache shoulder head with painted facial features, each with unique facial features, one with closed eyes, flat-line smile and brunette bobbed hair; the other with slit-shaped eyes with tiny white eyedots, wide impish smile and orange mohair wig; each with original simple muslin body and original raggedy costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1920, promotional dolls for English Bisto Gravy, based upon advertising illustrations by Will Owens and designed to convey the notion that the kids were savoring the aroma of Bisto Gravy. Value Points: all-original and rarely found dolls are perfectly-preserved. $400/600

20. American Carved Wooden Smiling Doll, Model 303, by Schoenhut 14” (36 cm.) All-carved wooden doll with socket head, intaglio rounded eyes with upperglancing white eyedots, black single-stroke brows, feathered brows, upturned rounded nose, closed mouth in beaming smile with row of six painted teeth, coral-shaded lips, brunette human hair braids, wooden spring-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Schoenhut, their model 303, circa 1915. Value Points: rare model with wonderful expression, original painted finish, original Schoenhut shoes. $500/800

21. American Carved Wooden Character Doll, Model 16/301, by Schoenhut 16” (41 cm.) All-carved wooden doll, socket head, intaglio blue eyes with pronounced large black pupils and white eyedots, black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, closed mouth, short up-tilted nose, blonde mohair tackedon wig, wooden spring-jointed body with articulation at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips,

knees and ankles. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan 17th 1911 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1915. Value Points: fine original painted finish is beautifully preserved, original costume includes knit teddy, Schoenhut shoes and stockings, undergarments and dress, and with added wool flannel governess cape and cap, and holding celluloid baby in gown. $700/900

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22. Rare Miniature 19th Century Plant Stand with Carved Bone Jars 9� (23 cm.) The tall wooden plant stand with rich brown velvet cover has eight various shelves on tall pedestals, each presenting a carved bone jar with carrying knobs which is planted with variegated silk flowers, with further bone accent trim, and brass carrying ring. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875, very rare miniature doll exhibition accessory. $500/800

23. Outstanding Grodnertal Wooden Tuck Comb Doll with Original Trousseau 15� (38 cm.) All-wooden doll with oval-shaped head, heart-shaped face, elongated throat, shapely bosom, painted black hair with elaborately swirling tendrils of curls framing her face and topped by a yellow tuck comb with red accent trim, outlined painted blue eyes, curvy one-line brows, defined nose, pierced ears, and little pointy chin, blushed cheeks, tiny closed mouth, dowel-jointing at hips, knees, shoulders and elbows, spatula-shaped hands, painted green flat shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: beautifully-preserved original painting, superb detail of hair and comb. Included with doll, which is stored in early box, is an elaborate trousseau which comprises eight original dresses, various undergarments and accessories, bonnet, and two embroidered reticules. $3500/5500 23. Dresses

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24. French Wooden Chaise à Porteur with Hand-Painted Asian Scenes

25. French Bisque Poupée with Brilliant Cobalt Blue Eyes

19” (48 cm.) Wooden chaise à porteur (sedan chair) with curved top and back, opening front door, three windows, has original bronze-green painted sides and door decorated with intricate Asian scenes, including a woman in a sedan chair. Excellent condition, some repair to kid leather. French, mid-1800s. $1200/1600

15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, cobalt blue enamel glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees.

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Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1875. Value Points: finest bisque, complexion and brilliant eyes, wearing original bronze green silk gown, undergarments, heeled shoes. $2200/2800

26. Two Early German Wax Miniature Dolls in Original Costumes 5” (13 cm.) and 7”. Each has wax or wax over paper mache shoulderhead, cobalt blue glass eyes, well-shaped modeling, closed mouth, blonde or fleecy mohair wig, muslin stitch-jointed body, paper mache lower limbs, the girl with painted grey ankle boots with white buttons. Condition: generally excellent, light typical rubs on wax. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: most appealing miniature dolls, the boy with elaborate velvet and woolen Sunday-best suit, and carrying his little toy dog, while the little girl with factory-original dress and undergarments, and rare painted grey boots. $600/900

27. French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau in Original Scottish Costume 15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, heart-shaped upper lip, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, hands whitened to appear as though gloves. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Pierre-François Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: lovely gentle features with delicate complexion, wearing original Scottish costume. $2500/3500

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29. Pair, Early Dutch Poured Wax Child Dolls in Original Costumes 6” (15 cm.) and 6 ½”. Each with honey-toned poured wax head depicting young lad and girl, with well-shaped and expressive facial features, tiny glass bead eyes, closed mouth, firm armature body with hand-stitched body cover, wax hands. Condition: very good, wax slightly dust-smudged, one finger broken on hand. Comments: Dutch, early 1700s, attributed to Rotterdam area, nearly identical to dolls shown in the Petronella doll houses of the Rijks Museum. Value Points: the rare early dolls are wearing their original silk village costumes, the lad with extended expressive arms, the girl with green silk reticule and carrying logs, the two dolls presented in original early lidded box. $800/1200

28. Petite Early Dutch Wax Doll in Original Costume with Dated 1718 Reticule 8” (20 cm.) Honey-toned poupée wax head depicting adult woman with gentle expression, tiny black bead eyes, closed mouth, original brunette hand-tied wig, firmly-wrapped armature body with hand-stitched cover, stitched on green shoes, wax hands. Condition: very good, costume skirt has some frailty, two fingers worn. Comments: Dutch, early 1700s, attributed to Rotterdam area, nearly identical to dolls shown in the Petronella doll houses of the Rijks Museum. Value Points: the rare early doll is wearing her original hand-stitched costume including layered undergarments, fringed bonnet and linen reticule with embroidered date 1718. $800/1200

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30. Grand English Wax Doll in Elaborate Scottish Costume from Coleman’s London Bazaar 30” (76 cm.) Honey wax shoulderhead with softly blushed cheeks, almond-shaped blue glass eyes, outlined eyes with lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, plump cheeks, well-defined little chin, brunette hair inserted into scalp, softly stuffed muslin body, poured wax lower arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S. Coleman (original paper label indicating the location of the prestigious firm at the Pantheon Bazaar in London). Comments: English, circa 1855, the Pantheon Bazaar was a popular meeting place for guildsmen presenting popular arts and culture, and with a particular attention to wax arts. The


interest in Scotland was particularly strong at the time, inspired by the young Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who had in 1852 acquired the famous Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Value Points: the large luxury wax doll, with original shop label, is wearing superb Scottish costume with cobbler’s leather shoes with original label of “Burchett maker, 74 Oxford Street, London”, and accessories including heavy leather belt with scabbard containing sword with velvet and silver head, knife in leather and silver case, and sporran with tassels. Ex-collection Estelle Johnston. $2800/4200

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31. Grand Mid-1700s English Wooden Doll in Original Costume Known as “Miss Timber” 27” (69 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso, oval-shaped rounded head with slender face and elongated throat, black enamel inset eyes, all-around eyeliner with accented eyelash dots, single-stroke arched brows with dot accents, finely-shaped nose and defined little chin, small closed mouth, delicatelyblushed cheeks, slightly-defined ears, original brunette human hair wig in dainty ringlets, shapely front torso with defined bosom and tiny waist, cloth upper arms, wooden lower arms with separately-carved fingers and thumb, dowel-jointing at hips and knees, shapely lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: English, circa 1735, the complete provenance of the doll, who remained in the hands of her original family owners until this time, is recounted in the appendix article on pages 210-211 of this catalog. Value Points: outstanding state of preservation of the doll, her regal presence accentuated by her luxe size and original costume highlighted by hand-woven brocade gown with appliques of tiniest silver beading, lace fichu and delicatelyembroidered apron, thickly-padded trapunto petticoat with transfer design, coin pocket, silk shoes and hat with complementary accent trim, and an extraordinary silk reticule with hand-painted design. Her early wooden keepsake box now guards the ragged paper in old faded script ink found tucked inside her hat. The paper simply states her name “Miss Timber”, perhaps an homage to her regal size. $35,000/45,000

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32. Grand German Bisque Figure “Baby in Papa’s Shoe” by Gebruder Heubach 11” (28 cm.) l. 12” h. One piece figurine depicts a young child with sculpted curly blonde hair, intaglio blue downcast eyes with heavily modeled eyelids, closed mouth, two painted teeth, impressed dimples, loosely-draped smock with ruffled collar, seated in an oversized shoe with worn hole at the toes through which the baby’s own toes are protruding. The shoe has original lacing holes fitted with silk ribbon lacing which the baby holds in his extended arms as though he is actually lacing the shoe. Excellent condition. Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910, an exceptional model in grand size which enhances the sculpting details. $800/1200

33. German Bisque Pouting Character, Model 115, “Phillip” by Kammer and Reinhardt 15” (38 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with light brown sculpted hair having pronounced forelock detail, small blue glass sleep eyes, short painted lashes, one-stroke short brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, downcast lips in pouting expression, composition and wooden ball-jointed 32. toddler body with side-hip jointing, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R S&H 115/38. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1915, the model was marketed by the firm as “Phillip”, inspired by an early Flemish sculpture by François Duquesnoy. Value Points: especially fine sculpting

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34. German Bisque Character, 2096, by Bruno Schmidt in High Chair with Teddy Bear 10” (25 cm.) Bisque socket head with solid dome, sculpted brown boyish hair with forelock curl, brown glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, two beaded upper teeth, composition bent limb body with jointing at shoulders and hips, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (heart) 2096 0. Comments: Bruno Schmidt, circa 1915, the doll is popularly known as Tommy Tucker. Value Points: most expressive little boy with well-modeled hair is seated in wooden high chair with tray, along with his little jointed limb mohair teddy bear with amber glass eyes. $700/900


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35. Rare German Bisque Pouting Toddler Character, “Fany” by Marseille 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump lower cheeks and chin, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, one short stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting expression, blonde human hair with coronet of braids and flowers, composition and wooden fully-jointed toddler body with well-defined musculature of chubby limbs, wonderful antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 231 Fany (script) A 3 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1915, the model was inspired by the 16th century sculpture of a young child by Flemish artist, François Duquesnoy whose works were enjoying a popular revival in the early 1900s. The Duquesnoy sculpture was the inspiration for Kammer and Reinhardt’s 115 model (see lot #33), Kathe Kruse first series character doll, and this example, “Fany”, by Marseille, each of which were presented within a few years of each other. Value Points: an outstanding example of the rare “Fany” model. $3500/4500

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36. Early French Paper Mache Candy Container of Peddler with Nodding Head 7” (18 cm.) Standing upon a carton candy box is a heavy paper mache figure of a young man with sculpted costume and top hat, holding a peddler’s sack of wares slung over his shoulders and a top hat in his hand. His head is spring-attached, designed to “nod” when lightly tipped and a label around the candy box base advertises his wares “Vieux chapeaux! Vieux habits!” (Old hats! Old clothes!). French, circa 1850, rare amusing candy box with nodding head. $400/600

37. Outstanding German Bisque Art Character, “Karl”, Model 107, by Kammer and Reinhardt, with Provenance 22” (55 cm.) Bisque socket head depicting a slender-faced serious lad, firmly-set jaw with well-defined chin, painted blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, onestroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with full lips, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: K*R 107 55. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt from their art character reform series, circa 1910, the doll was modeled under commission from the Berlin artist, Arthur Lewin-Funcke, based upon his original bronze sculpture “Portrait of a Boy” and marketed by K*R as “Karl”. The identity of this famous sculptor was not known until 1991 when research in German archives by Jurgen and Marianne Cieslik made the important discovery. The doll firm and the sculptor had deliberately kept their alliance private as the doll enterprise was considered a commercial endeavor antithetical to the art community in which Lewin-Funcke was famed. Cieslik noted, “Lewin-Funcke had taken his secret of being the father of the character doll movement to his grave in 1937” (German Doll Studies, page 227). Value Points: outstanding example of the very rare model, of which only a very few examples were made in this large size, with superlative bisque, modeling, state of preservation and original costume. Provenance: The doll is photographed on the cover of Doll News, November 1969 with the following frontispiece note: “German bisque boy doll purchased by U.F.D.C. for presentation to Betty Brink on her retirement as President of our organization on August 10, 1969 in New Orleans. Let Betty herself describe him: ‘Freddie, named for Frederation, is the rare K*R 107 boy,..His shoes are worn at the toes, his stockings the old black ribbed, his suit herringbone with black velvet collar. He is in [sic]deadly earnest about life, liberty and the pursuit of education”. A copy of that issue of Doll News is included. $18,000/25,000

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41. Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils with Portrait Face, Original Signed Body

38. French Bisque Bébé, Series C, by Jules Steiner with Original Signed Body

23” (58 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated face and very plump cheeks and chin, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils of pointy-tip aquiline nose, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-balljointed body with straight wrists, lovely

18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass spiral threaded eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows with soft feathering, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde fleeced wig over cork pate, French composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sie C 2 (incised) Steiner Bte SGDG Paris (red lettering, head) J. St. (and caduceus stamp on torso). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1882. Value Points: rare to find model with most endearing wideeyed gentle smile, lovely bisque and painting, original signed body, beautiful antique costume. $3000/4200

39. Miniature Early Carved Bone Wall Panel in Frame 4 ½” (11 cm.) x 3 ½”. The rectangular intricately carved bone panel depicts village scenes of 18th century dancing couples and musicians. Mounted on velvet back with ormolu edging and leather frame. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $300/500

40. German Miniature Wooden Table with Rare Accessories 4 ½” (11 cm.) diam. 3 ½”h. table. The round wooden table with rosewood finish and decorative gilt stenciling has a center pedestal and base decorated with ormolu studs. Arranged on the table is a blown glass dome with ebony base enclosing an arrangement of silk flowers in ormolu urn, an ormolu basket with glass bowl of fruit and two gilt fruit spoons, and a carved bone faux-guitar. Excellent arrangement. Germany, circa 1875. $400/600 40.

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burgundy silk dress with lace blouse, antique undergarments, leather shoes and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sch (in shield) 4 (head) Sch (in shield on underside of derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1880. Value Points: rare portrait model with superblymodeled features, fine delicate bisque, original body and body finish. $9000/13,000

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interior, lined with quilted red sateen and fitted with a bounty of finelycrafted pewter dinnerware including four various lidded tureens, large bowl, platters, numerous plates, napkins rings and napkins, and goblets, along with two porcelain footed bowls and gold cutlery. Excellent condition. French, Cuperly, Blondel and Giroux, circa 1890. $500/800

43. Early French Gown in Cream and Lavender in the Huret Manner For 16” poupée, 4” shoulders. Of fine delicate cotton with dainty lavender/purple print, the gown features a rounded neckline with wide gathered collar, fully-ruched bodice, pagoda sleeves with gathered oversleeve, three-tiered gathered skirt, corded waist. Excellent condition. French, circa 1860, in the Huret manner. $500/700

44. Early French Cambric Gown for Poupée in the Huret Manner For 16” poupée. 4” shoulder width. Of fine densely woven cambric cotton printed with purple floral sprigs, the gown features a gathered bodice with set-in waist band, double tiered full gathered skirt, and very full short pouf sleeves with self cuffs. Excellent condition. French, circa 1860, in the Huret manner. $400/600

45. Victorian Accessories for Poupées or Small Bébés

20” (51 cm.) x 14” box. The firm-sided box with paper cover and original exterior label “Service Metal”, hinges open to a beautifully-fitted

4” (10 cm.) l. leather case. Including firm leather bound case with rounded sides accented with fancy brass and mother of pearl studs, cord handles, with silk interior, sewing accessories. And book-shaped velvet box with decoupage, containing folding needle sheets; book-shaped box with embossed gilt paper trim; and 2 ½” slender tan heeled boots. Excellent condition. Mid/late 1800s. $400/600

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46. French Bisque Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Original Wooden Body and Superb Costume 15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, ears pierced into head, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, French wooden fully-articulated body with ball-swivel waist, doweljointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F (head and shoulderplate) (illegible boutique label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1867, the first period of his rare deposed wooden poupée body introduced for the 1867 Paris International Exposition. Value Points: lovely poupée, original rare wooden body, wearing white pique costume with back-stitch hand embroidery, undergarments, black heeled shoes, bonnet, bone-handled parasol and red leather purse. $3500/4500

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47. Superb French Maitrise Rosewood Vitrine with Bronze Mounts 13” (33 cm.) The elegant vitrine features bow front, roof and sides, and is of superbly burled wood, featuring an opening front door and glass side with very elaborate cast bronze door frames and mounts. The interior has original silk tapestry lining, mirrored back, and curved glass shelving. Excellent condition. French, mid-1800s, an outstanding miniature furnishing of maitrise quality. $1200/1600 48.

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48. Petite French Bisque Bébé Steiner, Series C, in Very Fine Antique Gown

49. Beautiful French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau with Rare Bisque Arms

11” (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body. Condition: restoration at right forehead and onto right side and back, there is no restoration on the face or features, original body finish. Marks: Sie C 3/0. Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1880. Value Points: beautiful petite bébé with lovely painting, wearing fine antique gown with extended train, undergarments, shoes, and with orange blossom coronet and bouquet. $1500/2100

16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, pale blue glass spiral threaded eyes with darker blue outer iris rims, painted lashes, feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, ears pierced into head, brunette human hair wig with braided coronet over cork pate, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, kid upper arms, bisque arms to above the elbows, lovely costume included. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: French, Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: very gentle features are enhanced by delicate complexion, sturdy body with rare bisque arms. $2400/2900

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51. Three French All-Bisque Mignonettes in Original Costumes with Pony Carriage 2 ½” (6 cm.) Each is all-bisque with swivel head, painted features, blue eyes, closed mouth, pin-jointing at shoulders and hips, painted boots and stockings. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, the dolls were marketed as “Lilliputians”, first appearing in French Etrennes catalogs during the 1890s. Value Points: petite mignonettes wear factory original school-children costumes, and are posed with an antique tinplate pony carriage with two large spoked wheels and leather sunshade. $500/800

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50. German Wooden Walterhausen Table with Accessories

52. Collection of Antique Miniature Silver

4 ½” (11 cm.) h. table. The wooden table with dark mahogany finish has single working drawer and back ledge with openings for objects. Arranged upon the table is a carved bone miniature clock with swinging pendulum, another carved bone object, ormolu wrapped album with sepia images of famous paintings, and a pressed-leather miniature German book. Excellent condition. Circa 1865. $500/800

3” (8 cm.) h. spinning wheel. Including an upright spinning wheel with turning wheel, two different baby carriages with sunshades and revolving wheels, table top easel (with hallmarks) with sepia image, hooded winter sleigh with bird finial, vignette of street vendor with cart of food (the food is hidden under a hinged lid), and a vignette of winged cherub standing by music rack teaching a bird to sing. Excellent condition. Late 1800s. $600/900 50.

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53. Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 151, by Simon and Halbig 18� (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue painted eyes in deeply-defined sockets, black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with smiling expression, row of painted teeth, deeplyimpressed cheek dimples, laughter lines at lip corners, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, cream flannel dress, embroidered tulle blouse, undergarments, socks and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 151 S&H 7 ½. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910, from their rare art character series of only three models (150, 151, and 152) were created, each in very limited numbers. Value Points: very rare model has especially fine sculpting with defined laughter crinkles around the eyes and mouth, fabulous cheek dimples, lovely wig, original body and body finish. $5000/7000

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55. Outstanding German Bisque Art Character, Model 150, by Simon and Halbig in Rare Size 24� (61 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated face, painted blue eyes in deeply-set sockets, thick upper eyeliner, modeled creases under the eyes, one-stroke delicate brows, slightly upturned nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth, very full lips with shaded lips enhanced with delicate glaze, blonde mohair wig in long braids, composition and wooden balljointed body, fine antique costume with elaborate lace and trim, undergarments, kid shoes, socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 150 S&H 3. Comments: Simon and Halbig from their rare three-model art character series, circa 1910. Value Points: very rare model depicting a pensive-faced older child is enhanced by superlative modeling and painting of features, original body and body finish; this is believed to be the largest size made of the rare model. $11,000/15,000


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upward, and her arms extended upward and outward, with painted facial features, brunette mohair wig, original tulle swimsuit. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915. $500/800

58. Very Rare German All-Bisque DoubleFigure Bathing Beauties in Playful Pose

56. Rare German Bisque Closed Mouth Lady Doll with Original Body, Model 7326, by Gebruder Heubach 11” (28 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with slender oval face and elongated throat, brown glass inset eyes, dark lushly-painted lashes, delicately feathered brows, accented nostrils of aquiline nose, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig in up-swept manner, muslin stitch-jointed body with paper mache lower arms and legs, painted ribbed white stockings with red-outlined black heeled shoes, lovely vintage ivory satin gown, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7326 0. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915, the model depicts the Edwardian epoch lady. Value Points: rare model in appealing petite size has beautiful bisque and painting, original wig and original body in very fine state of preservation. $1100/1400

57. German All-Bisque Bathing Beauty with Outstretched Arms 7 ½” (19 cm.) All-bisque figure of nude adult lady posed lying semi-sideways, her knees bent, head inclined as though gazing

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5” (13 cm.) One-piece all-bisque bathing beauties posed in a playful manner, one appearing to pull the other who is leaning upward balanced on her elbows, with turned head, extended arms, each with painted facial features in smiling expression, mohair wig, pink or blue painted slippers. Condition: generally excellent. Germany, circa 1915. $700/900

59. Rare German All-Bisque DoubleFigure Bathing Beauties 5” (13 cm.) The pair of all-bisque bathing beauties are modeled as one, with seated lady posed clasping her knees, her head tilted to the side and upward, and

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her companion posed with one leg flung over the shoulder of the other, her head inclined to her friend, and her left arm extended as though speaking, each with painted facial features, brunette mohair wig, painted blue or pink slipper. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915. $700/900

60. Rare German Bisque Art Character, 1303, by Simon and Halbig in Appealing Petite Size 15� (38 cm.) Bisque socket head of adult woman with oval face, very angular cheeks and chin, shapely defined nose, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, feathered brows with modeling detail, accented nostrils of aquiline nose, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique lady’s costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6 1303 deep S&H Germany (head) Wimpern (red stamp on head) Heinrich Handwerck Germany (torso). Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1900, the rare glass-eyed variation of the 1303 model. Value Points: especially fine quality of sculpting and soft matte bisque, original mohair lashes. $4500/6500

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61. German Painted Eye Bisque Art Character, Model 181, by Kestner in Rare Size 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted blue eyes with intaglio detail, black upper eyeliner with fringed detail, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, row of tiny sculpted teeth, outlined lips, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish. Marks: 181 (head) Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, from their 180 art character series, circa 1910. Value Points: bright-eyed character with very choice bisque and sculpting, wonderful antique costume including unusual shoes. $3000/4000

62. German Painted Eye Bisque Art Character, Model 181, by Kestner in Large Size 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted brown eyes with intaglio details, black upper eyeliner, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, two painted teeth, shaded lips with decorative glaze, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wonderful antique condition. Condition: generally excellent, one finger tip chipped. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910, the model 181 from the 180 character series. Value Points: especially fine luminous bisque, original body and body finish, an unusually large size for this model. $3500/4500

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63. German Painted Eye Bisque Art Character, 180, by Kestner 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted blue eyes in upward gaze, black upper eyeliner with delicate fringed lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, modeled closed mouth with detail of sculpted teeth and tongue, brunette mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish. Marks: 180. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910. Value Points: bright-eyed character with fine detail of modeling especially around the mouth. $1800/2400

64. German Painted Eye Bisque Art Character, 186, by Kestner 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted brown eyes with white eyedots, red and black upper eyeliner with short fringed lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled with detail of sculpted teeth and tongue, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique schoolgirl costume. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 186 (head) Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1910. Value Points: especially fine bisque, complexion and painting of features enhanced by impressed cheek dimples. $1800/2400


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65. German Bisque Character “Hilda” by Kestner with Superb Bisque 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, rounded nose tip, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, outlined lips, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition bent limb baby body, aqua velvet costume and lace with lace

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trim, aqua kidskin slippers. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish except retouch on lower arms. Marks: made in Germany 16t JDK 237 ges gesch N. 1070. Comments: Kestner, circa 1914, their signature model “Hilda”. Value Points: especially fine quality of sculpting, complexion and painted features, original body. $2500/3500


66. German Bisque Character Portraying Chinese Baby, Model 243, by Kestner in Rare Size 19� (48 cm.) Bisque socket head with light amber tinted complexion, small brown glass eyes, painted curly upper lashes, black brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, outlined lips, black mohair wig, amber composition bent limb baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: made in Germany 16 243 JDK (head) Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1912, their portrait of young Chinese child. Value Points: exceptionally fine quality of bisque with beautifully tinted complexion, fabulous antique silk costume including elaborately beaded headdress, an unusual large size of this model indicating luxury production. $3500/4500

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67. Petite French Doll’s Trunk in Unusual Color for Au Nain Bleu 12” (30 cm.) l. The domed-top doll trunk with unusual blue color finish has wooden and metal accents, and hinges open to a well-fitted interior with lift-out trays and decoupage decorations. The trunk has original label from the Paris toy store of Au Nain Bleu. Excellent condition. Circa 1885. $400/500

68. Set of Seven German Bisque Busts of Bonnet-Head Children by Hertwig 6” (15 cm.) Each is all-bisque bust on pedestal base depicting a child with sculpted hair and painted facial features, and with elaborately-sculpted bodice costume and hair. Excellent condition. Germany, Hertwig, circa 1890, a

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very rare set depicting the variations created by that important German firm. $500/800

69. Bisque Miniature Doll in Unusual Presentation for the French Market 7 ½” (19 cm.) basket. 4 ½” doll. Bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, paper mache body with jointing at shoulders and hips, painted white socks and black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 129. Comments: circa 1900, for the French Etrennes market. Value Points: the petite closed mouth doll is wearing original mariner costume and is presented in a woven basket in the shape of a row boat. $400/500

70. Rare All-Original German Bisque Art Character, 128, by Simon and Halbig 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the outlined lips, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden balljointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 128 5. Comments: attributed to Simon and Halbig, circa 1910, from their rare art character doll series; few examples of the model are known to exist. Value Points: very rare model with choice bisque and sculpting details such as dimpled chin, with original factory costume and bonnet, undergarments, shoes. $6500/8500

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72. German All-Bisque Snow Children and Bear in Winter Scene 5” (13 cm.) h. children. Posed upon a wooden base with “snow” setting and pine trees are three all-bisque children in playful poses, with sculpted costumes having textured grout “snow” finish, one unusual model depicting a boy in skiing costume, and with white polar bear with “snow” texture finish. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910. $300/500

73. Rare and Beautiful German Bisque Doll, IV, by Simon and Halbig

71. German All-Bisque Miniature Doll with Bare Feet in Rare Large Size 11” (28 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with prim lips, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, curled fingers of right hand, bare feet, lovely silk costume is included. Condition: tiny flake at right arm stringing hole and rim of right leg. Comments: Germany, circa 1890. Value Points: rare size of the all-bisque doll with exceptional detail of body including different hand poses, and shapely legs with tiny ankles. $1100/1500

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18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, small brown glass sleep eyes, delicatelypainted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, rounded nose tip, closed mouth with daintily-set lips, decorative glaze on lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: Simon & Halbig S&H IV (head) Heinrich Handwerck (body). Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910. Value Points: the rarity of the model is rivaled by its compelling expression, finest bisque with glowing patina. $7500/9500


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74. Very Choice Italian Composition Art Doll by Burgarella 20” (51 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head, very plump cheeks, painted side-glancing blue eyes, pronounced black eyeliner, smoky eyeshadow, one- stroke brows, tiny closed mouth with primly-set lips, fine blonde human hair wig, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent.. Comments: Burgarella, circa 1930, Rome, Italy, the luxury-based dolls were imported to the US by Hoest and Henderson in 1929; their production lasted less than a decade due to their luxury costs. Value Points: most sought-after doll with fine original painted finish, original body unique to this model, the doll is wonderfully costumed in royal purple silk and velvet. $1200/1700

75. Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé A.T. by Andre Thuillier 23” (58 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with beautifully-shaped outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, multilayered antique costume including dress, undergarments, cashmere cream triplecollar cape, rose silk shoes and very fancy woven bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 11 T. Comments: Andre Thuillier, circa 1885. Value Points: especially beautiful face with splendid eyes, fine artistic painting of features, superb presence. $18,000/25,000

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mouth with center accent line, unpierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, all-wooden fully-articulated body with swivel waist, articulation at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees. Condition: generally excellent, body not original but is appropriately sized and rare. Comments: porcelain head attributed to Adelaide Huret, circa 1860. Value Points: beautiful painting of eyes on the softly blushed luminous porcelain of the rare poupée, on desirable fully-articulated wooden body, fine antique costume including accessories and (unsigned) Huret ankle boots. $7000/9500

77. Three Miniature Enamel Commemorative Albums of Coronation of King Edward VII 1” (3 cm.) Two tiny enamel covered books features tiny sepia photographs of King Edward VII and Alexandra celebrating his coronation on August 9, 1902, along with a third miniature enamel book with tiny photographs of Paris at the end of the 1800s. Presented in an embossed gilt trunk. Excellent condition. Circa 1900. $200/400

78. Rare German Porcelain Lady Doll with Modeled Bosom as Original Tea Cozy 15” (38 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of adult lady, slender upturned face and elongated throat, sculpted grey hair in elaborate 18th century style, heavy upper eyelids over painted blue eyes with black upper eyeliner, closed mouth, dramatically-modeled bosom, muslin torso, elbow-length porcelain arms with elegantly posed fingers, on original wire-framed tea cozy base (added later muslin lower torso and porcelain legs under the frame), exquisite original costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (blue bishop’s sceptre mark inside shoulderplate). Comments: Dressel & Kister, circa 1910. Value Points: rare model with outstanding sculpting and fine state of preservation. $1200/1800

76. French Porcelain Poupée by Adelaide Huret with Wooden Articulated Body 17” (43 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with lightly-pink tinted complexion, plump face, painted blue upper-glancing eyes, thick upper eyeliner, delicately-painted all-around lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, accented eye corners, closed

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79. German Mid-1800s Fine Biedermeier Miniature Furnishings 11” (28 cm.) h. corner cabinet. Of fine fruitwood with mahogany accents edging


and painted sienna and gilt stencil designs, the furnishings include a corner cabinet with three-open shelves, mirrored back and curved front lower cabinet door; along with a matching serving table with two drawers, columnar front, and a rounded lower cabinet with curved sides and door. Six miniature porcelain figures are displayed on the cabinet. Perfectly sized for display with dolls about 8”-9”. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1840. $600/900

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80. German Porcelain Lady Doll from Munich Art Guild in Original Costume 15” (38 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of lady with oval face and elongated throat, slightly-modeled bosom, sculpted grey hair up-swept with blue hair band capturing an elaborate arrangement

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of curls, painted blue down-cast eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, aquiline nose, closed mouth, muslin upper torso and upper arms, dangling muslin legs below hooped arrangement allowing for use as powder jar cover, porcelain lower arms with expressively-posed fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1910, from the series of dolls introduced at the 1908 Munich Art doll exhibition in the category of “decoration dolls”. Value Points: very fine detail of sculpting, especially of hair, wearing original silk costume. $800/1200

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composition and wooden ball-jointed body, boy’s antique suit including flannel jacket and roller skates. Condition: generally excellent, eyes set. Marks: F made in Germany 10 (head) Excelsior Germany 1 (body) Made for G.A. Schwartz Philadelphia Made in Germany (paper label on torso). Comments: Kestner, circa 1915, the doll was presented by the famed Philadelphia store. Value Points: brighteyed character with cheerful expression, choice bisque and painting, original body and body finish, original store label. $400/600

83. German All-Bisque Miniature Doll with Little Pup 5” (13 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kidedged torso, blue glass inset eyes painted features, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white socks and two strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1. Comments: Germany, circa 1910. Value Points: beautiful face with shy smile, swivel head, original wig, charming antique costume. Included is miniature paper mache pup with white fur finish, amber glass eyes. $400/600

84. Rare German Bisque Character, 220, by Kestner with Toddler Body

81. Beautiful and Rare German Bisque Character, Model 241, by Kestner in Fine Antique Costume 23” (58 cm.) Bisque socket head, small brown glass sleep eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, outlined lips, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden balljointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: H made in Germany 12 241 (head) Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1914, the model is often referred to as “Hilda’s older sister” for its resemblance to a more grown-up version of the Hilda toddler. Value Points: outstanding quality of bisque, soft matte complexion, and very fine painting of features, original wig, pate, body and body finish and wonderful antique costume including bonnet. $3000/4000

82. German Bisque Child by Kestner with Original Body for G.A. Schwartz Store of Philadelphia 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass eyes, dark painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate,

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24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump double chin, small brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with very slightly-parted outlined lips, two upper teeth, tongue, blonde human hair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, wearing wonderful antique Little Lord Fauntleroy costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: O made in Germany 18 JDK 220. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910. Value Points: rare model with finest bisque enhancing the outstanding detail of facial modeling including laughter crinkles at eye and lip corners, deeply-impressed cheek dimples, and pronounced double chin, wonderful toddler body. $1600/2200


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blonde sculpted short curly hair, painted features, blue eyes, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower arms and legs, painted white stockings and blue ankle boots, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake at left back shoulder rim, left ankle reglued imperceptibly. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: included with the all-original doll is a holiday feather tree trimmed with a bounty of antique miniature ornaments. $500/700

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87. English Soft Paste Staffordshire Child’s Service “May” 85. French Etrennes Presentation Box “The Young Laundress” 9” (23 cm.) doll. 14” x 10” box. A light-wood box, with lithographed paper cover and scene of children bathing their dolls, hinges open to a well-fitted interior centering around a bisque head doll with glass inset eyes, open mouth, mohair wig, paper mache body jointed at shoulders and hips, painted black stockings, wearing muslin chemise. In various other compartments are found cleaning supplies and laundry tools including wooden scrub bowls and brushes, cast iron irons, soaps, towels and more, and on the inside lid are arranged various doll clothing including a pretty dress and undergarments. Marks: 1909 13/0 (and horseshoe mark). Comments: for the French Etrennes market, circa 1900. Value Points: fine state of preservation of the well-fitted toy. $700/900

86. Wonderful Miniature Holiday Feather Tree with German Bisque Doll 7” (18 cm.) doll. 11” tree. Bisque shoulderhead with 86.

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5 ½” (14 cm.) h. teapot. Of thick creamy softpaste, each decorated with transfer scenes of child gathering apples in her apron, including lidded teapot, lidded sugar, creamer, four cups, four bowls, six plates. Each piece has stamp “C.A.& Sons England, May”. Excellent condition. Mid-1890, Charles Allerton, England, the word “May” in the markings refers to the pattern name. $200/400

88. German Bisque Art Character, “Gretchen”, Model 114, by Kammer and Reinhardt in Rare Large Size 23” (57 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted blue eyes with darker blue outer iris rims, thick black upper eyeliner, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full pouting lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, lovely antique dress, cream kidskin shoes, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 57. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, the model “Gretchen” from their art character series, circa 1909, the doll was sculpted by Karl Krausser of the K*R firm; the nephew of Franz Reinhardt served as a model for the doll which was made as a boy doll (marketed as “Hans”) and girl (marketed as “Gretchen”.) Value Points: rare large model of the beloved doll, of which few examples are known to exist, with superlative bisque and painting, fine gleaming complexion, original body and body finish. $3500/4500


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89. Rare German All-Bisque Bathing Beauties In Boat 6” (15 cm.) l. 4” h. Two all-bisque nude lady bathing beauties are posed seated on the rim of a bisque row boat, posed with extended legs, crossed ankles and arms clasped to face, each with mohair wig, painted facial features, and painted slippers with ankle ties. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, rare double figure with unusual boat theme. $700/900

90. Rare German All-Bisque Bathing Beauties as Double Figure 5” (13 cm.) Two all-bisque nude lady bathing beauties are posed playfully, one seated with arms clasped around her bent knees and her

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head inclined toward her friend who is half-seated on her shoulder, her head extended as though speaking animatedly, each with painted features, mohair wig, painted pink or blue ballet slippers. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, double figures are quite rare in this genre. $400/600

91. Large German All-Bisque Bathing Beauty with Parrot 8” (20 cm.) All-bisque bathing beauty posed reclining on her back, with outstretched left leg and bend right knee, her extended arms holding a green parrot, with brunette mohair wig and painted facial features. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, rare model in large size. $600/800


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92. German All-Bisque Bathing Beauty with Grey Stockings and Book 5 ½” (14 cm.) All-bisque figure of nude adult woman lying on her side, her head upheld by the left arm, and her right arm extended to hold a book, with knees slightly bent and having grey thigh-high stockings and black heeled boots, sculpted short brown curly hair with burgundy head band, painted features. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1920. $300/400

93. German All-Bisque Bathing Beauty in Kneeling Pose 5 ½” (14 cm.) One-piece bisque figure of adult nude woman posed kneeling, her upper body supported by her folded arms, head turned slightly to the side, mohair wig, painted facial features, painted blue sandals and (frail) original tulle swim suit and cap. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, rare pose with intricate details of modeling. $400/600

94. A Trio of Petite German All-Bisque Bathing Beauties 4 ½” (11 cm.) standing. 4” seated. Each is all bisque figure of adult lady with voluptuously-posed nude body, mohair wig, painted facial features with pert smile. Including standing lady posed against a dock post, with painted white sandals and original tulle swim suit; “Miss Atlantic City” posed reclining on her stomach, with painted stockings and grey heeled shoes; and seated lady with legs outstretched, arms clasped to her face, original tulle swim suit. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915. $600/900

95. Delightful German Bisque Googly, Model 221, by Kestner with Original Body 13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep and sideglancing googly eyes, dark eyeliner, delicately-painted curly lashes, side-angled brows with ochre shading, button-shaped

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nose, closed mouth watermelon-slice shaped smile, blonde mohair bobbed wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with wonderful muscular detail, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K made in Germany 10 JDK 221 Ges Gesch. Comments: Kestner, circa 1912, this googly model was inspired by O’Neill’s glass-eyed Kewpie, which Kestner also produced. Value Points: very fine quality of bisque, sculpting, painting, wonderful expression, original body, body finish, wig and pate. $3500/4500

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96. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé with Rare Incised Depose Mark and Couturier Costume by Emile Jumeau 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, delicately-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, outlined shaded lips, pierced ears, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Jumeau 8 (incised) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884, the model was made for a short period only, and is notable for its unusual small eyes lending a shy expression. Value Points: very beautiful doll with delicate complexion, original body and body finish, wearing original rose silk couturier costume with cord braid trim, lace bonnet, undergarments, Jumeau leather shoes signed “E.J. Depose 8”. $3200/4500

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97. French Bisque Bébé A.T. by Thuillier with Rare Double Row of Teeth 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows with feathered detail, shaded nostrils, slightly-parted lips, two rows of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition fully-jointed body, lovely rose silk dress, undergarments, socks, shoes and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, light retouch to hands. Marks: A 8 T. Comments: Thuillier, circa 1888. Value

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98. Collection of Vintage Accessories and Ephemera 3” (8 cm.) h. pink mesh purse. Including a rose pink mesh purse with gilt accents by Whiting and Davis (labeled), 5” l. ivory sateen purse with chromolithographed image of Victorian child, having gilt metal frame and belt loop; 5” gilt framed miniature chimney cover; pink candy container basket, and three miniature woven rattan handled baskets. Excellent condition. Early 1900s. $300/500

99. Lovely French Bisque Bébé in Original Couturier Costume Attributed to Joanny 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass paperweight eyes with spiral-threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, wide brush stroked brows with feathering highlights, mauve-blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with original metal lower arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments; French, circa 1885, attributed to Joanny. Value Points: most appealing shy expression with delicate complexion, wearing superb antique rose satin dress, woven bonnet, undergarments, socks, leather ankle boots. $3200/3800

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101. German AllBisque Character, Girl with Blue Bows, by Gebruder Heubach 9” (23 cm.) Bisque swivel head on bisque torso, sculpted short brown bobbed hair with topknot tied with blue bow, and a blue bow at each side of face, brown side and upper-glancing eyes, black upper eyeliner, white eye dots, closed mouth with two beaded upper teeth, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white socks and brown shoes with bow-straps, pink organza party dress with blue bows, undergarments. Condition: heavy restoration at lower torso. Marks: 10490 3. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, from their “Our Golden Three” all-bisque dolls introduced in 1913, designed by B. Zitsman for Heubach. Value Points: rare little doll particularly in this swivel head variation. $400/600

100. German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, Model 134, by Kestner with Wonderful Impudent Expression 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered curly brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full outlined lips, impressed dimples at lip corners, philtrum and chin, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, eyes set, original body and body finish but repaint to hands and lower arms. Marks: 134 5. Comments: Kestner, circa 1912. Value Points: wonderful impudent expression enhanced by finest bisque and painting, beautiful original soft mohair wig. $1800/2500

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102. Petite German Bisque Closed Mouth Child Doll by Kestner 11 ½” (29 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, lovely vintage costume. Condition: generally excellent, tiniest pin flake on upper left eye rim. Marks: 5. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: very dear shy-faced girl with lovely bisque and painting, original body and body finish, original wig. $700/900

103. An All-Original German Bisque Child, Model 129, by Kestner with Original Box 12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain upper teeth, dimpled chin, blonde mohair wig over

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plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B made in Germany 6 129 (head) Excelsior DRP 70685 Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 103. Label 1900. Value Points: beautiful little child doll is all original, soft lustrous mohair wig, plaster pate, signed original body and body finish, wearing original rose silk and tulle party dress, undergarments, socks and shoes, and presented in original box whose English language lettering indicates its production for the English-speaking market. $800/1100

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Condition: generally excellent, some repaint on torso. Marks: 7 Germany 7109. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: especially fine detail of intaglio eyes, lips, and impressed cheek dimples, wonderful antique costume comprising grey serge suit, black velvet vest, shirt, black leather shoes, cap. $600/800

105. German Pull Toy Wooden Horse with Hide Cover and Leather Harness 8” (20 cm.) Posed upon a wooden base with cast iron spoked wheels is a carved wooden horse with tan/ cream hide cover, amber glass eyes, fitted with an elaborate arrangement of black leather harness. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1890. $400/600

106. German Bisque Art Character “Elise”, Model 109, by Kammer and Reinhardt in Very Rare Large Size

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104. Handsome German Bisque Intaglio Eye Character, 7109, by Gebruder Heubach 19” (48 cm.) Solid domed pink-tinted bisque socket head, sculpted light blonde hair in boyish style, large intaglio painted blue eyes with pronounced black pupils, white eye dots, short brushstroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with well-shaped lips, composition and wooden ball-jointed body.

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24” (60 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted dark blue eyes glancing slightly upward, thick dark upper eyeliner, heavily-modeled eyelids, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips enhanced by decorative glaze, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume with jacket pin inscribed “gute fahrt” (good journey). Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 109 60. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1909, their modeled marketed as “Elise”. Value Points: very rare large size of the seldom-found model with superior quality of bisque, complexion and painting, fine extended-length wig, original body and body finish. $7000/9500


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ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6 Heubach (in square) 7911 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: very fine sculpting details include laughter crease lines around the eyes and mouth and impressed cheek dimples. $700/900

109. A Companion German Bisque Laughing Character, 7911, by Gebruder Heubach 18” (46 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with pink-tinted complexion, brown sculpted

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107. German Bisque Pouting Character, 7246 by Gebruder Heubach in Rare Grand Size 32” (81 cm.) Bisque socket head, large brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with expressive pouting lips, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7246 Heubach (sunburst mark) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: rare grand size of the sought-after glass-eyed pouty model with very fine bisque, complexion and painting. $1800/2400

108. German Bisque Laughing Character, 7911, by Gebruder Heubach 18” (46 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with pink-tinted complexion, light blonde sculpted boyish hair with modeled topknot and forelock curls, narrow blue squinting sideglancing eyes with intaglio detail, short feathered brows, rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled wide open with sculpted detail of tongue, composition and wooden 109.

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boyish hair with modeled topknot and forelock curls, narrow blue squinting sideglancing eyes with intaglio detail, short feathered brows, rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled wide open with sculpted detail of tongue, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6 Heubach (in square) 7911 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: beautiful complexion enhances the deeply sculpted laughter lines around the eyes and mouth, impressed cheek dimples. $700/900

110. German Bisque Character, 7744, by Gebruder Heubach with Very Expressive Features 19� (48 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, light brown painted boyish hair, tiny squinting painted blue eyes, white eye dots, black upper eyes, short feathered brows, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with clenched lips, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5 7744 Heubach (in square) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: rare model with well-rendered frowning expression, choice bisque, antique costume including navy blue woolen great-coat with brass buttons. $800/1100

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111. German Bisque Pouting Glass-Eyed Character, 6969, by Gebruder Heubach 16� (41 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden balljointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish. Marks: 6969 6 Heubach (sunburst mark) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: rare doll with most endearing wistful expression, finest bisque and painting, beautiful antique dress, bonnet, undergarments, aqua satin shoes. $1200/2100

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112. Very Rare German Bisque Smiling Lady, Model 1388, by Simon & Halbig in Large Size 28� (71 cm.) Bisque socket head depicting adult lady with elongated face, brown glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, incised upper eyeliner, brushstroked brows with some modeling detail, shaded nostrils, closed mouth in smiling expression, row of sculpted teeth, impressed dimples at lip corners, cheeks and center of bottom lip, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 1388 Germany Simon & Halbig S&H 12. Comments: Simon & Halbig, circa 1910. Value Points: extraordinary quality of sculpting, bisque, complexion and painting of features. The model itself is very rare but this largest size is virtually unknown, enhanced by distinctively sculpted dimples at lip corners, cheeks and eye corners to enhance the flirtatious yet sophisticated look, wearing wonderful antique costume highlighted by plush mohair coat, silk/mohair collar with faux fox tails and matching purse with silver clasp, very ornate velvet bonnet. $14,000/19,000

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113. German Bisque Lady Doll, Model 1159, with Slender Lady Body

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24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lower lashes, brushstroked brows with slight modeling, accented nostrils and eye corners, slightly-parted lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig in up-swept fashion, composition and wooden slender elongated body with modeled bosom and tiny waist. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1159 Germany Halbig S&H 9 ½. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1895. Value Points: very fine bisque, complexion, original wig and rare original body with original finish. $1200/1700

114. German Bisque Child Doll, 160, by Kestner in Antique Costume with Pup 17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: C ½ made in Germany Dep 160 7 ½. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910. Value Points: brighteyed child doll with fine quality of bisque, original body and body finish, plaster pate, wearing antique white chambray sailor suit and matching cap, and carrying little mohair pup. $400/600

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115. German Bisque Edwardian Lady, Model 162, by Kestner with Lady Body and Costume 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with slender face, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lower lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair up-swept wig, plaster pate, composition body with adult female shape of torso, elongated limbs. 115. Detail Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D made in Germany 8 162 (head) Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1900, their composition bodied Gibson Girl. Value Points: very fine unplayed with condition, with original body and body finish, original wig, pate and original teal blue silk Edwardian gown with Belgian lace accents, undergarments, leather shoes. $1100/1600

116. Eight Antique Doll Purses 2” (5 cm.) -4”. In various styles and materials including four metal-bodied purses with tri-color velvet covering, woven reticule, green velvet purse with cord and tassel handle, and more. Very good/excellent condition. Late 1800s. $200/400

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118. Neopolitan Vignette of Mother and Child with Especially Beautiful Hands 10� (25 cm.) Sculpted shoulderhead of woman, her head turned to the side and tilted downward, sculpted brown hair in tight chignon at her nape and held by orange hair band, enamel downcast eyes with heavy eyelids, closed mouth with gentle smile, hemp-wrapped body posed seated, with carved lower arms and legs, wearing original (frail) silk costume. Condition: generally excellent, original finish. Comments: early 1800s. Value Points: especially fine artistry of face and expressively-posed fingers, along with rush-woven cradle with all-wax baby. $700/900

117. Pair, Neopolitan Villagers in Original Costumes 12� (30 cm.) Each has earthenware head with tiny enamel inset eyes and painted facial features, hemp-wrapped armature body, earthenware lower arms and legs with painted stockings and shoes, including woman with sculpted hair in braided chignon held by red hair band, wearing silk costume with stiffened paper lining and lace detail; and man with curled tufts of hair below bald pate, wizened wrinkles on face, silk trousers and jacket. Condition: woman is excellent, man has some scuffs on face, three fingers broken. Comments: Neopolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: especially fine detail of woman’s face and hair, original costumes. $600/900

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12” (30 cm.) 13”. Earthenware shoulderhead in downcast pose, well-defined tousled curls, enamel eyes, impressed age wrinkles, strong nose, sculpted beard, hemp-wrapped body, earthenware lower arms and legs. Condition: structurally excellent, one finger missing, finish very scuffed on hands and feet. Comments: Neopolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: especially fine detail of face, beard and hair, original costume, and posed on original wooden stand. $300/500

12” (30 cm.) Each has earthenware head with sculpted detail of hair and painted features, hemp-wrapped body, earthenware hands and lower legs with sculpted shoes, expressively-carved fingers, including woman with hair loosely drawn into a low chignon at her nape, wearing original silk and metallic costume with stiffened paper backing with early printing; and man with short cropped feathered hair, wearing velvet/silk brocade short pants, silk jacket with hand-stitched buttons and edging, shirt and scarf. Condition: generally excellent, man missing one finger. Comments: Neopolitan, early 1800s. Value Points: especially fine detail of costuming with intricate trim, original finish on hair and face. $600/900

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12” (30 cm.) All-wooden doll with one piece head and torso, her head sculpted as though turned sharply to the side, chip-carved hair with deep combmarks waved loosely from face and captured in an extended topknot, large brown enamel inset eyes, strong nose, closed mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted shoes, early costume. Condition: structurally excellent, original painted finish, scuffing on lower legs. Comments: Germany, Grodnertal region, early 1800s. Value Points: rare sideways facial pose of the all-wooden doll with fully articulated body. $500/800

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121. Early German All-Wooden Fully-Articulated Doll with Character Expression 23� (58 cm.) All-wooden doll with swivel head, painted brown hair with sculpted details, highly-characterized facial features including defined eye sockets, painted brown eyes with red and black upper eyeliner, tinted brows, rounded nose, closed mouth, sculpted ears, fullyarticulated body including ball-swivel waist, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, well-defined fingers and toes. Condition: very good/excellent, two finger tips broken, original finish with possible early touch-up on nose. Comments: early/mid-1800s, the mannequin figures appeared in early catalogs of German wholesalers at this time, usually with standard simply-carved heads; models such as this and the following lot were created under special commission with distinctive portrait like features. Value Points: rare and most artistic early wooden doll with compelling expression. Ex-collection Robert Capia, the noted late Parisian antiquarian. $2800/3400

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122. A Companion Early German All-Wooden Fully-Articulated Doll with Distinctive Expression 23� (58 cm.) All-wooden doll with swivel head, elongated face with very full cheeks, painted brown hair with sculpted and feathered details, highly-characterized facial features including defined eye sockets, painted brown eyes with red and black upper eyeliner, tinted brows, strong nose, closed mouth, sculpted ears, fully-articulated body including ball-swivel waist, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, well-defined fingers and toes. Condition: very good/excellent, thumb and one finger broken on left hand, original painted finish. Comments: early/mid-1800s, the mannequin figures appeared in early catalogs of German wholesalers at this time, usually with standard simply-carved heads; models such as this and the preceding lot were created under special commission with distinctive portrait like features. Value Points: slender adult like features on the rare and artistic early wooden doll. Ex-collection Robert Capia, the noted late Parisian antiquarian. $2800/3400


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124. Very Beautiful Continental AllWooden Carved Lady Doll 23� (58 cm.) All carved wooden doll with onepiece head and shapely torso with defined bosom, slender face, elongated throat, deeplysculpted hair waved from her face over partiallysculpted ears and captured in a braid which extends down the back of her head, brown glass inset eyes, thick brown eyeliner, grey eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, strong nose with shaded nostrils, closed mouth with prim lips, jointing at shoulders, left elbows and hips. Condition: generally excellent, original painted finish except right lower arm repainted. Comments: Continental, late 18th century. Value Points: an especially beautiful lady with expressive features, exquisite carving of hair, elegant shaping of legs, fine early costume, undergarments, cream kidskin shoes. $4000/6000

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125. Pair, French Porcelain Figurines as Flacons by Valentin-Heber of Rouen 12” (30 cm.) Each is of porcelain, depicting a lady with sculpted crown and necklace, one arm held at side with shawl and the other hand with book which is held across her waist; although the figurines are identically molded, the decorative variations are numerous ranging from hair color to costume style. Each is posed on self base, and one bears the stamp of “Valen-Heber Rouen”. Each has dime-sized opening at the back of head with inserted cork, designed for use as flacon. Excellent condition. French, mid-1800s. $400/500

125.1. Rare German Porcelain Miniature Doll with Sculpted Braids 4 ½” (11 cm.) One-piece porcelain doll posed standing with arms held in front in so-called Frozen Charlotte stance, sculpted blonde/ brown hair with long sculpted braids which extend over her shoulders and down the front of her sculpted bodice, and which are tied with green bows, painted green rims, pink ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: rare variation of this model with uniquely sculpted hair and pink boots. $300/500

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126. German Porcelain Lady Doll with Original Body 22” (56 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of adult lady with oval face and very elongated throat, black sculpted hair waved from her face with feathering details at the side and a loosely-coiled, braidwrapped chignon at her nape, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, muslin stitch-jointed body with blue kid hands designed to appear as gloves, antique costume, undergarments, green kidskin shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: 127.

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127. Rare German Porcelain Taufling Doll with Swivel Head 10” (25 cm.) Solid domed porcelain swivel head with black sculpted hair cropped closely to his head and accented with delicate feathering around the face, painted blue teeth, black and red upper eyeliner, tiny one-stroke brows, closed mouth, blushed cheeks, porcelain upper and lower torso with muslin midriff, fabric upper arms and legs, porcelain lower limbs, hands folded into small fists, painted black boots, antique costume of young lad. Condition: generally excellent, lower legs may be restored. Comments: Germany, circa 1855. Value Points: rare taufling model with especially rare swivel head, wonderful expression and sculpting of hair. $1100/1300

128. German Porcelain Folklore Doll in Shadowbox Vignette 14” (36 cm.) x 12” frame. 8” doll. A porcelain doll with black sculpted hair, painted facial features, muslin body, porcelain lower arms, wearing original folklore costume, is arranged within a walnut framed

shadowbox along with various accessories. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1895. $500/800

129. German Porcelain Doll with Wooden Articulated Body, with Early Cradle and Spinning Wheel 8” (20 cm.) doll. Porcelain shoulderhead with delicate pink tinting, black painted short curls, painted brown eyes, tiny closed mouth, wooden torso and upper limbs with dowel articulation, porcelain lower limbs, lovely antique gown and undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: rare articulated body of the doll which is holding a little allbisque baby. Along with an early wooden swinging cradle with beaded paper trim and paper-wrapped silk hood; and walnut and bone spinning wheel with intricate carved detail. $800/1200 129.

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131. A Trio of Miniature Frames 5” (13 cm.) x 5” mirror. Including fine early wooden mirror with gold leaf painted finish and rich carving; lithographed scene of children as Marquis and Marquise, under glass and enclosed in fancy pressed ormolu frame; and porcelain plaque depicting a hand-painted 18th century woman with folded arms and turned head, on original velvet back with gold beaded edge. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s. $300/500

130. Pair, German Wax Miniature Dolls in Matching Antique Costumes, with Plant Table 7” (18 cm.) Each has wax shoulderhead with blue glass inset eyes, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, original muslin body, paper mache lower arms and legs, the boys with painted brown boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: the pair wear matching antique costumes as little brother and sister; included is wooden plant stand with pedestal base upon which are displayed eight wooden pots with silk flowers. $600/900

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with hand-painted finish to simulate rosewood has hinged kid over painted keyboard, swivel candlesticks and a hidden music box which plays merrily when the porcelain knob at the top is turned. Excellent condition, new tiny paint flakes, one foot pedal missing. Germany, mid-1800s, rare musical toy with wonderful strong musical sound. $400/500

133. German Bisque Dollhouse Lady with Furnishing and Accessories 7” (18 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, blue eyes, brunette mohair wig, muslin body, bisque lower arms and legs, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1890. Value Points: along with Walterhausen table with accessories including ormolu ink well, book of Fables, carved bone opera glasses, and three various jars. $400/600

134. French Porcelain Poupée with Painted Eyes and Original Costume 14” (36 cm.) Porcelain swivel head with flat-cut neck socket on original shoulderplate, painted blue eyes with all-around eyeliner, painted upper lashes, arched feathered brows, closed mouth, unpierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, softly-stuffed kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, porcelain arms to above the elbows, cupped hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Mme Rohmer Brevete SGDG Paris (body). Comments: Leontine Rohmer, circa 1860. Value Points: rare early poupée with beautifullypainted features, original signed body with porcelain limbs, beautiful antique three-piece ensemble, undergarments, socks, shoes, leather purse with belt. $3500/4500

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135. German Bisque Miniature Doll, Model 149, by Kestner with Salon Chair and Kitten 7” (18 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, slightly-parted lips, tiny porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips, painted shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 149 2/0 Germany. Comments: Kestner, circa 1900. Value Points: pretty doll with original wig, body, wonderful antique costume, along with gilt metal chair with beveled mirror back and blue velvet seat, and with white fur kitten in seated pose with green glass eyes, and tiny book “Much Ado About Nothing”. $500/800

136. Very Rare German Bisque Lady, Model 152, Portrait of Rosa Luxemburg, by Simon and Halbig 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with slender angular features depicting an adult lady, aquiline nose, painted grey/blue eyes with heavily modeled lids and well-sculpted eye sockets, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with solemn expression, shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden fully-jointed lady body with defined bosom, tiny waist and accentuated derriere, original antique dress, undergarments and leather shoes. Marks: Simon & Halbig S&H 152 7 (head) Heinrich Handwerck Germany (body). Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910, according to research by German scholar Marianne Cieslik, a portrait model of Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919), the Polish-born German intellectual and social reformer whose short life was spent advocating the rights of the common man and woman, and who was considered a heroine in her time. Value Points: very rare portrait lady doll with historical background, having strongly-modeled features, especially of intaglio eyes and aquiline nose, choicest bisque and painting, original wig, body, body finish, and original costume. $14,000/18,000 136. Rosa Luxemburg portrait

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137. German Bisque Glass-Eyed Character, 149, by Hertel and Schwab 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with very full outlined lips, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, one thumb tip chipped. Marks: 2060 149 1. Comments: Hertel and Schwab for Bahr and Proschild, circa 1912. Value Points: endearing pert expression of the closed mouth character, original body and body finish, antique costume. $1800/2500

138. German Bisque Character with Rare Glass Eyes by Simon and Halbig for K*R 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, tiny brown glass eyes, thickly-fringed upper lashes, one-stroke angled brows, sculpted creases around the eyes,

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accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open with outlined lips, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 28. Comments: Germany, circa 1912, Simon and Halbig for K*R, the glass-eyed variation of the K*R 100 model art doll. Value Points: very fine detail of modeling enhanced by fine matte bisque. $800/1100

139. Nine Pairs of Antique Doll Shoes 3” (8 cm.) -4 ½” Each of soft kidskin or rich sateen including ankle boots, school girl shoes, with silk ribbon, medallion or buckle trim, including one cerise sateen pair with HH markings of Handwerck. Very good/excellent condition. Circa 1900. $200/400

140. Rare German Bisque Child Doll, Model 1279, by Simon and Halbig 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, dark eyeliner, modeled brows with comb-marked detail, rounded nose with accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, prominent accent dot on center bottom lip, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, beautiful antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S&H 1279 dep Germany 9. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model whose expressive features are enhanced by impressed dimples in cheeks and chin, and accent dot at center bottom lip, original body and body finish. $1400/1800 139.

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141. Pair, German Bisque Googlies by Marseille 6 ½� (17 cm.) Each has bisque socket head with solid dome, sculpted hair (she with forelock curl and bobbed side curls), blue intaglio sideglancing eyes, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with impish smile,

five-piece paper mache body, painted socks and shoes, nicely costumed. Marks: 210 A 10/0 M Germany (girl) 320 A 11/0 M Germany (boy). Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Marseille, circa 1920. Value Points: delightful impish pair of googlies. $400/600

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142. Beautiful German AllBisque Miniature Doll in Fine Antique Costume 8” (20 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted blue ribbed stockings, black two-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1885. Value Points: especially beautiful facial modeling and painting, exquisite antique costume. $800/1200

143. Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé, EJA, by Emile Jumeau with Signed Jumeau Shoes 25” (64 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked brows with feathered detail, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with beautifully shaded lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, French composition and wooden eight-looseball-jointed body with very plump limbs and straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: EJ/A 10 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, the very rare EJA bébé model was made for one or two years only,1879/1880, and few models are known to exist. Value Points: outstanding quality of bisque, complexion, painting of features, original body and body finish, original wig, and wearing antique white batiste dress with aqua silk sash, ruffled bonnet, undergarments, early original kidskin shoes marked E. Jumeau Med d’Or Paris. $18,000/23,000

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144. Three Early Miniature Portrait Paintings of Ladies with Splendid Coiffures 7” (18 cm.) x 4” largest frame. Including painting on bone of 18th century lady seated on chair with her miniature dog on her lap, having elaborately-bead decorated coiffure, in brass frame; semi-profile of brown-eyed lady with unusual ringlet curls atop her head and framing her face; and a brown-eyed lady in blue gown with three formed curls at each side of face, braided coronet at her crown overlaid with fine lace coiffe, and long earrings. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $600/900

145. Mid-1800s English Wooden Doll Furnishings and Accessories 12” (30 cm.) h. cupboard. Including a marquetry corner display cupboard with unusual sloped roof, three open shelves with inlay designs, lower cabinet with curved door, and mirrored back. Along with a round pedestal table with inlay table top and a tabletop easel with inlay design of man carrying baskets. And with two carved bone figures of women, and several pieces of porcelain. Excellent condition. English, mid-1800s. $800/1200

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5” (13 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead, blonde sculpted hair, painted moustache and goatee, painted features, muslin body, bisque lower limbs, painted black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: little lad is wearing original theatrical costume with unusual pink paper edging and gilt accents. $300/500

147. An Especially Beautiful French Bisque Smiling Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Original Wooden Body

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19” (48 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass enamel inset eyes with dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with gentle smile enhanced by accented lower lip, pierced ears, light brown human hair wig over cork pate, French wooden body with shapely torso having swivel waist, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, body finish original with light scuffing. Marks: H (head and shoulders) Depose (forehead rim). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, who deposed the smiling model head, possibly a portrait of Empress Eugenie, in 1872. Value Points: an outstanding example of the sought-after model with most artistic painting, original rare body. $3500/5500 145.

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148. 19th Century Wooden Tilt-Top Table with Inlay Design 12� (30 cm.) Wooden circular table of fine rosewood finish having center inlay design, ebony beveled edge, pedestal base with tripod legs. The table is designed to tilt on its hinge for display and easy storage when not in use. Excellent condition. Circa 1865. $400/500

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149. All-Original French Bisque Bébé by Jumeau with Couturier Costume and Signed Shoes 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, 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 10 (head, and artist checkmarks) Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’Honneur (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: the lovely bébé wears original aqua silk dress with matching jacket, cord and lace trim, lace ruffled bonnet, undergarments, Jumeau socks, and original silk Jumeau shoes; and with burgundy arm band with gilt lettering “Bébé Jumeau”. $5500/7500

150. French Bisque Bébé E.J. by Emile Jumeau with Dramatic Large Eyes and Signed Jumeau Shoes 17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, mauveblushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eightloose-ball jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: bisque excellent, body original albeit repainted. Marks: Depose E 7 J (and artist checkmarks on head). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: fine creamy bisque contrasts the large beautiful eyes encircled by richly painted accents and blush, frail (original) costume, signed Jumeau shoes. $2600/3200

151. Early French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Beautiful Eyes 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with rich spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, mauve-blushed eyeshadow,

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brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume, bonnet, leather boots. Condition: generally excellent, light cheek rubs.

Marks: 6 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880. Value Points: gorgeous eyes and eye decoration on the early model bébé. $3400/3800

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152. Very Beautiful French Bisque Poupée Attributed to Barrois with Original Costume 27” (69 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with very plump face, small cobalt blue glass inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, mauve- blushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid gusset-jointed body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1860, attributed to Barrois. Value Points: gorgeous complexion with delicate blush on eyelids, cheeks and chin accentuated by brilliant cobalt blue eyes, original wig, pate, body, and wearing original linen costume, undergarments, leather shoes, and black velvet toque. $6500/8500

153. Extremely Rare French Bisque Poupée with Unique Construction by Nicolas Joliet 28” (71 cm.) Bisque head with uniquely-shaped throat that pivots on matchingshape bisque shoulderplate, oval shaped face with very full cheeks and throat, high domed forehead, almondshaped cobalt blue glass eyes, thick dark eyeliner, heavily-lidded eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, aquiline nose with shaded nostrils, closed mouth, pale outlined lips, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig

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over cork pate, kid poupĂŠe body with shapely torso, gusset jointing at hips, knees and elbows, fine antique muslin gown of patterned mauve flowers, with sous-sleeves, undergarments, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: attributed to Nicolas Joliet, circa 1867, who deposed the unique neck articulation system in that year; this actual doll is shown in The Encyclopedia of French Dolls, page 302. Value Points: the rarity of the doll is enhanced by its superb portrait like features, outstanding bisque and painting, and remarkable state of preservation, all indicating its probable presentation as an exhibition model, likely at the 1867 Paris International Exposition. $12,000/18,000

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5” (13 cm.) h. table. 4”l. dog. The walnut table with fine burled wood and center pedestal has tilt top; along with paper mache dog with amber glass eyes and removable head for use as candy container; miniature pressed leather album with 18 tiny tintype images, mostly of men; and a cast brass bust of child with feathered cap, mounted on wooden pedestal which has gilt lettering “1905 Industriellen Ball”. Excellent condition, two legs reglued on dog. Mid-1800s. $700/1000

35” (89 cm.) A mannequin form with black stockinette cover, chrome finial tip, and black cast iron boots, with original label from J.F. Palmerberg of New York. Excellent condition. Circa 1890. $600/900 156.

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156. German Bisque Dollhouse Soldier in Original Costume 7” (18 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with brown sculpted hair and moustache, painted facial features, muslin body, bisque lower arms and legs, painted black boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: wearing original blue woolen uniform with medallions and carrying soft metal sword with gilt accents. $300/500

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157. Collection of Miniature Accessories for Gentleman Doll 7” (18 cm.) l. rifle. Including 4 ½” h. pair of black rubber boots, wooden framed faux-long-rifle with cast iron fittings, pair of leather boxing gloves, pair of black leather training shoes with attached soccer ball, celluloid mirror with hinged frame, folding knife, tintype of 1860era gentleman in daguerreotype case, and 1902 almanac in the shape of an envelope humorously addressed to “Mr Whynot Stopat/Hotel Earlington/New York”, and with ad for that hotel on the back cover. Excellent condition. Late 1890s. $500/800

158. German Paper Mache Gentleman with Wonderful Antique Costume 18” (46 cm.) Paper mache shoulderhead with sculpted black hair in side-parted fashion enhanced by feathering around the face, painted blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, paper mache hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: rare hair sculpting, the gentleman wearing antique olive green serge suit with vest, leather shoes, and carries pocket watch on chain, pocket knife and handkerchief. $800/1100 158.

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likely original, undergarments, socks, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sch (in shield) 000 (head) (and shield mark on bottom of the derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1882. Value Points: rare petite size with beautiful bisque and expression, original body and body finish. $5500/7500

160. French Set of Garden Room Faux-Bamboo Doll Furnishings 15” (38 cm.) Comprising two arm chairs and a rectangular table, each with maplewood frame in faux-bamboo style carving, with silver tip finials and each with padded brocade pad trimmed with ball fringe. French, circa 1890, a most unusual furniture style that is elegantly finished and wonderfully-preserved. $500/800

161. Beautiful French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Perfect Bisque Hands 21” (53 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with sculpted bosom and shoulderblades, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, plump French kid bébé body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque lower arms and hands, antique velvet dress and matching bonnet, undergarments, woven stockings and (unsigned) Bru-like shoes. Condition: generally excellent, tiny dark line on front left corner of shoulderplate which may be original. Marks: Bru Jne 7 (head) N0 7 Bru Jne (shoulderplate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, the first period bébé known as “brevete” from the illustrious firm, circa 1877. Value Points: very dear gentle expression on the rare doll with finest bisque, complexion and painting, sturdy original body, perfect bisque hands. $9000/11,000

162. German Paper Mache Seated Kitten with Pull-String “Meow” 8” (20 cm.) Paper mache seated kitten with lavish white fur coat and green glass eyes has string at front torso which, when pulled, causes the kitten to “Meow”. Stamped Germany on base. Excellent condition, little rub on nose tip. Germany, circa 1900. $200/400

159. French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils in Most Endearing Petite Size 13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated face and very plump cheeks, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden body with eight-loose-ball-jointing, flat-cut derriere, straight wrists, antique dress which is 160.

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163. German Bisque Doll with Sculpted Hair and Elaborate Scottish Costume 18� (46 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with deeply-sculpted short blonde curly hair, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1885. Value Points: wonderful antique Scottish costume including accessories. $800/1000 165.

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164. Petite German Paper Mache Doll in Original Scottish Costume 10” (25 cm.) Paper mache shoulderhead, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, muslin stitchjointed body, paper mache lower arms and legs, painted red stockings and black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: the little child has endearing expression and is wearing factory-original Scottish costume. $400/500

165. German Miniature Porcelain Doll with Accessories 6” (15 cm.) doll. Including porcelain doll with black sculpted hair, muslin body, porcelain lower limbs, black painted shoes, red cotton dress; along with a soft metal-framed folding screen with gilt accents and embroidered red flowers; and with a miniature Vienna bronze poodle resting upon a red velvet cushion. Excellent condition. Mid1800s. $300/500

166. Early 19th Century English Oil Painting “Young Girl with Coral Necklace” 30” (76 cm.) x 24”. Oil painting on canvas depicts a young girl with center-parted brown hair formed into tiny finger curls at the sides of her forehead, beautifully painted face with large brown eyes, and wearing a white high-waisted dress with striped silk sash, holding a dainty pink rose. The canvas is re-backed, and there are some light

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scuffs on the painting, but overall very good. English, early 1800s, a charming presentation of young girl with grown-up detail of facial features. $1200/1600

167. Fine English Poured Wax Child Doll with Original Hamley’s of London Label and Original Costume 20” (51 cm.) Poured wax shoulderhead with rosy complexion depicting a plump-faced child, small blue glass inset eyes, lightly-defined eyeliner and brows, rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with row of tiny painted teeth, blonde hair inserted into scalp, original softlystuffed muslin body, pink-tinted wax lower arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Hamley’s 64 Regent Street, London (stamp on torso). Comments: the doll was presented in the prestige British doll emporium of Hamley’s, circa 1865. Value Points: very rare wax doll with wonderful expression achieved by chubby double row of chin and dainty painted teeth, original body, and original layered costume and shoes. $1700/2300 166.

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168. French Musical Automaton “Little Girl with Fan and Flowers” by Leopold Lambert in Fine Original Costume 20” (51 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered base is a bisque-head doll with brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, and bisque forearms. When wound, she lifts her

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right arm to fan herself, then her left arm to sniff the bouquet she is holding, while two tunes play. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well excepting head which does not turn. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 4 (head) Coppelia [and] Vienna Moussaka (handwritten paper label on base). Comments: Leopold Lambert with original bisque head by Jumeau, original silk costume


from the studio workshops of Eugenie Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: beautiful original aqua silk costume with Alencon lace trim and silk ribbons, matching original very fancy bonnet, shoes and socks, and holding original silk fan and silk flowers, lovely movements and music. $5000/7500

169. Grand French Bisque Poupée by Emile Jumeau with Original Signed Body 28” (71 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked brows, roseblushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, lovely antique costume and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 10 (and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880. Value Points: rare large size poupée with lustrous patina of complexion, especially sturdy original body. $3000/4000

170. Fine 19th Century Miniature Accessories 6” (15 cm.) h. statue on pedestal. Including parian bust of Queen Victoria mounted on ebony wooden pedestal; porcelain pug with gold beaded collar and blue crossed swords mark; and a hand-tinted engraving (easel not included), circa 1830, depicting a courting couple, in original frame. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s. $400/600

171. Superb English Satinwood Marquetry Cabinet Signed by Makers Edwards & Roberts 28” (71 cm.) h. 18” w, 7”d. The tall cabinet with arched crest features

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double doors opening to shelved interior and three lower drawers, and is constructed of fine satinwood with elaborate marquetry inlays of urns, flowers and exotic birds. The inside edge of the top drawer is inscribed Edwards & Roberts. Excellent condition. English, mid-1800s, the firm located at 21 Wardour Street in London was noted for their outstanding cabinetry and this present example, a rare miniature size may have been created as an exhibition model. $1600/2400

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pedestal table which is spread with tea and desserts. She holds a teacup in her right hand and dangles a ball from her left hand. When wound, she turns and nods her head and blinks her eyes, taps her foot, then lifts and lowers ball which the kitten springs back and forth trying to catch, while music plays. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1300-6 Halbig SH (doll) L.B. (key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: delightful actions enhanced by strong music in the rare automaton. $5000/7500

173. Two French Pairs of Shoes for Bébés Jumeau 3” (8 cm.) and 3 ½”. Each of soft black kidskin with brown overcast stitching at the edges, ankle closures with single buttons, brown silk bows, one marked “11 Bébé Jumeau Depose” and the other marked “8 Paris Depose” with bee symbol. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890. $300/500

174. French Brown-Eyed Bisque Bébé, Size 11, by Emile Jumeau with Original Signed Shoes 24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, roseblushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, burgundy velvet suit and cap. Condition: generally excellent, lower arms repainted. Marks:

172. French Musical Automaton “Little Girl at Tea Table with Kitten” by Leopold Lambert 21” (53 cm.) A bisque head doll with glass eyes, blonde mohair wig, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, dimpled chin, wearing original silk costume and hat is seated on a maple wood chair behind a matching 173.

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Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDGD 11 (head, and artist checkmarks) Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’Honneur (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: handsome wide-eyed lad, original signed Jumeau shoes. $2800/3400

175. French Blue-Eyed Bisque Bébé Jumeau, Size 13, with Original Jumeau Shoes 28” (71 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, widely arched

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brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with heart-shaped upper lip, outlined and shaded lips, separately-applied pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 13 (head) Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’Honneur (body stamp). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: very pretty bébé with fine luminous bisque and painting, original body and body finish, original costume with matching burgundy Jumeau socks and shoes signed “13 Bébé Jumeau Depose”. $3000/3800

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178. German Bisque Art Character, Model 112, by Kammer and Reinhardt 15 ½” (39 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, dark blue eyes glancing to the right, thick black upper eyeliner, onestroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though lips are slightly parted, two painted upper teeth, double chin, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden balljointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 112 39. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, from their art character reform series, circa 1910. Value Points: one of rarer models from that series, has especially fine quality of modeling, bisque and painting, rare painted teeth, original body and body finish. $6000/8000

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176. German Bisque Art Character, Model 101, “Marie” by Kammer and Reinhardt 19” (49 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted blue eyes, thick black upper eyeliner, one-stroke tapered brows, brunette hand-tied human hair wig with coiled braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, retouch to arms, few typical wig pulls. Marks: K*R 101 49. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910, from their art character reform series. Value Points: exceptionally fine modeling especially around eyes and cheeks enhances the pouting expression. $1800/2500

177. German Bisque Painted Eye Art Character by Mystery Maker 14” (36 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head depicting a young lad, with sculpted short brown hair having scalloped curls onto forehead, deeply-set intaglio blue eyes, one-stroke angled brows, rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the solemn lips, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing antique boy’s costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 163 3. Comments: mystery maker, Germany, circa 1910, from the art character movement. Value Points: rare doll with wonderfully-expressive features, choice bisque and painting. $500/700 178.

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179. Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 109, “Elise” by Kammer and Reinhardt 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted blue eyes slightly glancing to the right, thick black upper eyeliner, one-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips, blonde mohair wig, composition

and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 109 46. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, from their art character series, the model marketed as “Elise”, circa 1910. Value Points: rare model has very fine quality of bisque, complexion, and painted features. $5000/7500

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180. German Bisque Portrait of the Young Princess Elizabeth by Schoneau and Hoffmeister 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted short curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, slightly-parted lips, four porcelain upper teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition toddler body jointed at shoulders and hips, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, body repainted. Marks: Poerzellanfabrik Burggrub Princess Elizabeth 6 ½ Made in Germany. Comments: Schoneau and Hoffmeister, circa 1930, portrait of the young English Princess Elizabeth at about age 3. Value Points: especially fine quality of bisque with lustrous patina, well-modeled features, original body. $1400/2200

181. German Bisque Googly, 253, by Marseille 10” (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass side-glancing googly eyes, painted lashes, tiny one-stroke brows, closed mouth with impish grin, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition toddler body jointed at shoulders and hips, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent.

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Marks: G 253 B Germany A 5/0 M DRMR. Comments: Marseille, commissioned by George Borgfeldt, circa 1917. Value Points: charming little imp with shy expression, original body and body finish. $400/500

182. German Bisque Glass-Eyed Character, 536, by Bahr and Proschild 22� (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with tiny tongue tip, blonde mohair curly wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, some light body repaint. Marks: 536 11. Comments: Bahr and Proschild, circa 1915. Value Points: rare glass-eyed variation of the 536 model has charming modeled dimples, and is wearing a wonderful antique costume. $1800/2300

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183. German Mohair Bellhop Monkey with Yes/ No Mechanism 14� (36 cm.) With felt mask face, large inset glass eyes with brown shaped eye sockets, felt ears, brown mohair hair, felt hands and feet, sewn-on felt bellhop costume in black and red felt with gold braid trim, sewnon red felt cap, and having yes/no mechanism that operates by movement of his tail. Excellent condition, few faint spots on hat. Germany, circa 1925. $500/700

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ears, black fleecy wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with brown complexion. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S&H 1249 Dep Germany 8. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1900. Value Points: especially beautiful flawless complexion, original body and body finish, antique costume. $800/1200

185. German Brown-Complexioned Bisque Character, 1358, by Simon and Halbig 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with light “cafe-au-lait” brown complexion, brown glass sleep eyes, painted dark curly lashes, black feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth with slightly-parted coral-shaded lips, four tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black mohair wig, brown composition and wooden ball-jointed body, pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, few typical wig pulls at back of head under the wig. Marks: 1358 Germany Simon & Halbig S&H 6. Comments: Simon and Halbig, from their 1300 art character series. Value Points: lovely gentle-faced child with beautiful flawless facial complexion, original wig, lovely costume. $1800/2400

186. Petite French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bébé by SFBJ with Rare Body 184. German Brown-Complexioned Bisque Doll, 1249, by Simon and Halbig 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with light brown complexion, brown glass eyes, black painted lashes, black brushstroked brows with slight modeling, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, pierced

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10” (25 cm.) Bisque socket head with cafe-au-lait brown complexion, brown glass flirty eyes, mohair lashes, painted lashes, thick black brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, French brown composition and wooden body with unusual walking system which is designed to cause the eyes to flirt and right arm to blow kisses, antique costume.


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Condition: generally excellent, flirty eyes and kiss blowing mechanism needs adjustment. Marks: Depose SFBJ 1. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1900. Value Points: fine flawless complexion, rare original body and body finish, flirty eyes. $800/1000

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187. German Black-Complexioned Child with Trunk and Toys 6” (15 cm.) Paper mache swivel head with black glass eyes, closed mouth, fleecy hair, five-piece black paper mache body with painted red stockings and black boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: the little girl is seated on cardboard trunk with travel stickers along with an assortment of toys including two wonderful little hide-covered cows and pony. $300/500

188. German Brown-Complexioned Bisque Character “Hilda” by Kestner 14” (36 cm.) Brown-complexioned bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted dark curly lashes, black brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, black fleecy wig, brown composition bent limb baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: made in Germany 11 JDK 1914 c. Hilda. Comments: Kestner, circa 1914. Value Points: rare brown complexion variation of the beloved trademark character with flawless complexion. $1400/1800 187.

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189. Fine American Carved Wooden Handmade Doll Known as “Stump Doll”

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22” (56 cm.) All-carved wooden doll, solid-domed ball-shaped wooden socket head with carved details of side-parted hair, dowelattached to large one-piece chubby torso pin-jointed carved wooden arms and legs in toddler shape. The doll has original creampainted overall finish, the hair has shaded brown coloring, and painted facial features include shaded blue eyes, upper eyelashes, short brows, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with painted teeth, blushed cheeks. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American, mid-1800s, the doll was hand-carved from a large wooden tree stump, likely by family member; the rough-textured grains are still evident. Value Points: rare American handmade early doll of found natural woods. $1100/1500

190. Early American High Chair with Rush Seat and Original Rubbed Finish 36” (91 cm.) The wood high chair with arched back splats, finial knobs, arms, foot rest, woven rush seat, has unusual tapered shape. With original painted finish rubbed to fine patina. Excellent condition. American, mid1800s. $300/500

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192. Very Rare American Cloth Doll with Unique Body Construction and Original Catalog by Nina Albritton 22” (56 cm.) All-cloth doll with overall-oil-painted finish, distinctively-shaped round head, slightlymodeled features such as tiny pug-shaped nose, painted shaded-brown hair in bobbed fashion, painted brown eyes with black eyeliner and allaround lashes, tiny brows, outlined tiny closed mouth, uniquely-shaped body whose hingeswinging legs have joining fabric at the inner thighs to prevent “flopping”, mitten-shaped hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Nina Bonner Albritton of Clarksville, Tennessee, circa 1915, whose publicity indicates that each of the dolls was completely made by her. Value Points: few examples of the American folk doll are known to exist, this example in beautiful original finish with wonderfully-painted eyes. Included with the doll is an original catalog with tipped-in photos of her dolls and various testimonials from the buyers such as “The dolls are very beautiful - they look like things alive”. Also included are copies of several newspaper articles of the 1913/1917 era referencing the Albritton doll. $1800/2500 192. Original catalog details

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193. American Carved Wooden Smiling Character, Model 309, by Schoenhut 21� (53 cm.) All-wooden doll with carved socket head, deeply-sculpted painted blue eyes with well-defined sockets, painted upper lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with painted teeth between the smiling lips, blonde mohair tacked-on wig, wooden spring-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, original finish with light crazing. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan. 17, 11 USA & Foreign Countries. Comments: Schoenhut, model 309, circa 1912. Value Points: rarely found model with wonderfully-expressive features. $800/1000

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194. American Carved Wooden Character by Schoenhut 16” (41 cm.) All-wooden doll with carved socket head, intaglio blue eyes in deeplyset sockets, white eye dots, feathered brows, upturned nose, closed mouth with very full lips, very lush blonde mohair tacked-on wig, wooden spring-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan 17,1911 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1912. Value Points: fine original finish, very lush and full original blonde mohair wig, antique costume may be original, original Schoenhut socks and shoes. $800/1000

195. American Carved Wooden Character Doll, Model 310, by Schoenhut 16” (41 cm.) All-wooden doll with carved socket head, deeply-sculpted eye sockets, pale blue painted intaglio eyes, white eye dots, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full upper lip, center accent line on lips, blonde mohair wig, all-wooden springjointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan. 17,’11 USA. Comments; Schoenhut, model 310, circa 1911. Value Points: very wistful expression achieved by deeply set eye sockets. $700/900

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196. Collection of Animals and Accessories from Humpty Dumpty Circus by Schoenhut 8” (20 cm.) Each is of carved wood with original painted finish, articulated joints for posing, and each with rarer glass eyes, including wolf with open mouth and painted teeth, leather ears, stiffened canvas tail; pig with open mouth, curly tail, one leather ear; lamb with carved tail and original attached bell, leather ears; single hump camel with open mouth, rope tail and leather ears; zebra with sightly open mouth, leather ears (missing tail); bull dog with unusual painted face, leather ears, rope tail, red leather collar; donkey with leather ears, rope tail, unusually detail carving of nose and mouth, original blanket; elephant with leather ears, tusks, original flannel blanket, and monkey with painted mask face, painted eyes, tail, original costume. Along with two clowns, each with two-part head, with original costumes, and two ladders, two chairs and five barrels and stands. Very good condition, original finish with typical play wear. American, Schoenhut’s Humpty Dumpty circus, circa 1900. $1200/1600

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197. American Carved Wooden Character, Model 312, by Schoenhut 14” (36 cm.) All-wooden doll with carved socket head, intaglio painted brown eyes, dark eyeliner, white eye dots, closed mouth with slightlydowncast lips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan 17th, 1911 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1912, their model 14/312, circa 1912. Value Points: endearing expression, original finish. $500/700


198. German BrownComplexioned Bisque Jester with HighlyCharacterized Expression 11” (28 cm.) Bisque socket head with brown complexion, brown glass inset eyes, incised forehead and cheek wrinkles with red accent lines, wide one-stroke brows, closed mouth in wide beaming smile, row of painted teeth, brunette mohair wig, brown composition Sonneberg body with jointing at shoulders and hips, colorful satin jester costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: H. Comments: Sonneberg, circa 1900. Value Points: rare model with flawless brown complexion, deeply incised cheek, eye and chin dimples. $500/700

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200. German Bisque Pouting Character “Phillip”, Model 115A, by Kammer and Reinhardt

5” (13 cm.) l. settee. Comprising light wood settee, five chairs and a foot stool, each with lithographed paper finish to simulate carving, and each piece decorated with a letter of the alphabet. Excellent condition (very frail remnants of original box is included). American, Bliss, circa 1900. $300/500

15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast lips in pouting expression, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden balljointed toddler body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 115A 38. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, their pouty-faced model marketed as Phillip, circa 1912. Value Points: very fine quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish, antique sailor boy costume. $2200/2800

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head will hide the alternate head. When the doll is flipped over, the second head and second costume appear. Each head has sewn-on lithographed face with pressed-mask features, including black child with brown eyes, painted black hair under mohair wig, painted red hair ribbons, smiling expression with double row of teeth, wearing red bandanna and cotton costume with apron; and white child with blue eyes, curly blonde hair, and wearing original red plaid muslin dress and apron. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Albert Bruckner, the dolls appeared in the Babyland Rag Series of Horsman, circa 1915. Value Points: fine original condition of the topsy-turvy dolls. $300/500

203. Cloth Jester Doll with Hand-Painted Features and Original Costume 14” (36 cm.) All-cloth doll with stitchshaped features, center-seam face, defined chin and nose, painted brown hair with forelock curl, blue eyes with all-around lashes, smiling expression with row of teeth, stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, sateen jester costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: early 1900s. Value Pints: artistic details of painting are well rendered. $300/500

204. American Cloth Hospital Doll by Martha Chase in Fine Original Condition

201. American Lithographed Cloth Doll with Printed Costume 21” (53 cm.) All-cloth doll with one-piece head and torso, stitch-jointed one-piece legs, lithographed blonde hair and facial features, red middy style dress, stockings and ankle boots, and with attached 202. red skirt. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American, circa 1900. Value Points: unusual variation of the end-of-century cloth doll. $200/300

202. American Cloth Lithographed Topsy-Turvy Doll by Bruckner 11” (28 cm.) All-cloth doll with alternate doll head posed on either side of a muslin torso,and designed so that the full-length costume which accompanies each

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18” (46 cm.) All-cloth doll with firmly pressed and oil painted facial features, rosy complexion, blonde short curly hair with impasto style painting, blue eyes, black 203. painted upper eye liner and curly lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth, weighted body with oil painted finish to simulate actual weight of baby, nicely costumed in antique calico dress, collar, apron, undergarments, stockings, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Chase Hospital Doll Trademark Pawtucket R.I. (and Dutch girl logo on body). Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1910. Value Points: pristine condition of the gentle-faced child. $600/800

205. American Cloth Brown-Eyed Play Doll by Martha Chase 16” (41 cm.) All-cloth doll with firmly-pressed and oil painted facial features and impasto brown hair, painted brown eyes in half-moon shape, red upper


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eyeliner, thick curly lashes, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, stitched-on ears, sateen torso cover, oilpainted lower arms and legs, stitch-jointing at shoulders, hips and knees, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1900. Value Points: fine original finish with rare brown eyes accentuated with lush lashes. $500/700

206. 21� American Cloth Hospital Baby by Martha Chase in Pristine Condition 21� (53 cm.) All-cloth doll with firmly pressed and oil painted facial

features, rosy complexion, blonde short curly hair with impasto style painting, blue eyes, black painted upper eye liner and curly lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth, weighted body with oil painted finish to simulate actual weight of baby, nicely costumed in antique romper suit, undergarments, stockings, cream kidskin shoes, woven hat. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Chase Hospital Doll Trademark Pawtucket R.I. (and Dutch girl logo on body). Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1910. Value Points: beautiful complexion achieved by artistic painting is all original and pristine. $600/800

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composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: G made in Germany 11 143. Comments: Kestner, circa 1915. Value Points: wonderful brother and sister, she with brown eyes and long softly-curled mohair wig, and he with blue eyes and blonde mohair wig, wearing matching sailor costumes. $900/1200

208. German Bisque Child Doll, 161, by Kestner with Original Signed Body

207. Wonderful Pair of German Bisque Character Brother and Sister Dolls, 143, by Kestner 19� (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, wide brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, mohair wig over plaster pate,

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14� (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with decorative glaze, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, dimpled chin, brunette human hair in ringlet curls over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, pretty velvet dress, undergarments, socks and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F made in Germany 6 161 (head) Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1900. Value Points: pretty little cabinet-size doll, original body and body finish. $300/500


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209. German Bisque Child with Rare Square-Cut Teeth by Kestner 15� (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth with slightly upturned lip corners, two square-cut upper teeth, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, early composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume, undergarments, socks and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: charming little girl with unusual slight-smiling expression, square cut teeth, original wig, original early body and body finish. $500/700

210. German Bisque Closed Mouth Child Doll by Kestner 22� (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, accent line between the lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 14. Comments: Kestner, circa 1886. Value Points: very gentle expression on the closed mouth doll is accentuated by delicate complexion and painting of features. $1100/1400 209.

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circa 1900. Value Points: fine quality of bisque with artistic matte complexion, original lady body with original finish. $1100/1300

212. Three German All-Bisque Bathing Beauties in Variation of Poses 4” (10 cm.) - 4 ½”. Each is one-piece bisque figure of adult nude woman posed in a playful or provocative manner, with painted facial features, mohair wig, one with rare painted black heeled shoes and the other two with painted slippers. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915. $700/900

211. German Bisque Lady Doll, 1159, by Simon and Halbig with Lady Body 24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, thick dark eyeliner, dark curly lashes, brushstroked feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, richly-shaded lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed lady body with shapely bosom and waist, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1159 Simon & Halbig S&H 9 ½. Comments: Simon and Halbig, 212.

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213. Four German All-Bisque Bathing Beauties in a Variety of Poses 4 ½” (11 cm.) - 6”. Each is one-piece all-bisque figure of adult nude woman, with variations of pose, each with painted facial features, mohair wig, painted blue, rose, or brown ballet slippers. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915. $800/1200

214. Three German All-Bisque Bathing Beauties in Various Poses 4 ½” (11 cm.) - 6”. Each is one-piece all-bisque figure of adult nude woman posed provocatively, each with painted facial features, brunette mohair wig, painted blue or 213.

pink slippers, and each has (very frail) original tulle swim suit. Condition: generally excellent. Germany, circa 1915. $800/1100

215. German All-Bisque Bathing Beauty of Lady in Green Swimsuit 6 ½” (17 cm.) One-piece all-bisque figure of adult woman, reclining on her side with right arm outstretched clasping a book, with sculpted brown hair held by green hair band, painted features, painted green polka dot swimsuit with flocked finish. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1920. $300/500

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216. Gorgeous and Rare French Bisque Paris Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Signed Body 28” (71 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling and very full lower cheeks, large amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and multifeathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with richly-shaded outlined lips, impressed dimples at lip corners, philtrum and chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, lovely vintage rose and ivory silk dress, undergarments, bonnet, leather boots. Condition: generally excellent, there is a 1” faint line at right crown rim (possibly original). Marks: Paris Bébé Tete Depose 12 (head) Paris Depose (and Eiffel Tower symbol on body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1892, the model was presented contemporaneously with the Jumeau 200 series art characters and closely resembles the 233 model from that series. Value Points: gorgeous bébé with fine creamy bisque and rich decoration, original wig, pate, body and body finish. $4500/6500

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217. Petite French Bisque Bébé by Gaultier with Early Block Letter Markings 13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded and accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F 3/0 G (block letters). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1882. Value Points: especially beautiful petite bébé with exquisite painting of lips, original body and body finish, original antique gown and undergarments. $2800/3300

218. Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé by Gaultier with Early Block Letter Markings 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks

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and chin, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, arched multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with tiny tongue tip between the outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-balljointed body with plump limbs and straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F 9 G. (block letters). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1882. Value Points: gorgeous doll with most compelling expression, very choice bisque, complexion and painting, original body and body finish, antique cream cashmere dress, undergarments, bonnet, shoes and socks. $3500/4500

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220. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Signed Bru Shoes

219. Gorgeous French Bisque Deposed Smiling Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru 16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, daintilyaccented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with square cut collarette, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, lovely costume of vintage fabrics. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E. (head and shoulderplate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1872, his deposed model depicting woman with slightly-smiling expression, believed to be a portrait of the Empress Eugenie. Value Points: gorgeous example of the beloved doll with finest bisque and painting, original very sturdy and clean kid body. $2600/3500

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20” (51 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and multifeathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, blonde mohair wig in soft original curls, kid bébé body with gussetjointing at hips and knees, bisque forearms. Condition: excellent except left ear lob flake, two restored fingers on right hand, body is firm with some patching of kid. Marks: Bru Jne 7 (head and shoulders). Comments; Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1882, beautiful transitional bébé between the brevete model and the classic Bru Jne. Value Points: the enchanting look of the Bru bébé is wonderfully captured here, and enhanced by delicate complexion with softest blushing, antique dress (may be original) and lace bonnet, undergarments, stockings, and cream kidskin shoes signed “Bru Jne Paris” in oval. $10,000/14,000


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221. Petite French Miniature Folding Room with Original Furnishings 13” (33 cm.) w. x 8”h. x 8”d. The heavy card stock room is designed to fold flat when not in use, and unfolds into a three-walled room for play, with original wall paper, and two cut-out windows with lavish aqua silk draperies and lace lining. Included are three original furnishings of white wood with decoupage trim, namely canopy bed with aqua silk canopy, mirrored-door armoire, and three drawer chest, along with ormolu-framed mirror on one wall. French, circa 1880, nearly pristine condition of the beautifully-appointed room in rare petite size. $800/1000

222. Three 19th Century Boxes including Shellwork 3” (8 cm.) -4”l. Two paper mache boxes in the shape of chest of drawers and slantfront desk have mirrored backs and are generously decorated with miniature shells, with original wood-grained lithographed backing. Along with a cast brass filigree dresser box marked A.B. Depose Paris. Excellent condition. French, mid-1800s. $300/500 223.

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223. German Bisque Doll in Antique Cavalier Presentation 10” (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass inset eyes, painted features, closed mouth, brunette mohair and moustache, on firmly-stuffed body with attached elaborate costume of cavalier. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1890. Value Points: superb and well-detailed costume including velvet suit with metallic accents, leather gloves and high boots, cape, and carrying sword. $400/500

224. Splendid French Bisque Poupée by PierreFrançois Jumeau 20” (51 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass enamel inset eyes with rich spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, very delicate rose-blushed eyelids and cheeks, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Pierre-François Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: splendid portrait features enhanced by fine delicate complexion, beautiful eyes, original very sturdy and clean body, antique white pique gown, undergarments, leather boots, and woven snood. $3200/4500 224.

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loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume and bonnet, leather shoes marked C.M. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 938 #9 (on crown rim). Comments: Alt, Beck and Gottschalk, circa 1885. Value Points: rare model with most endearing gentle expression, choice bisque, original early body and body finish. $1200/1600

226. German Bisque Character “Just Me” by Marseille 9” (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, short painted lashes, onedash brows, tiny button-shaped nose, tiny closed mouth in pouting expression, brunette mohair wig, composition five-piece body with jointing at shoulders and hips, distinctive modeled bent right elbow. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Just Me Registered Germany A 310/7 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1928. Value Points: always appealing

225. Rare German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll, Model 938, by Alt, Beck and Gottschalk 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and chin, small blue glass sleep eyes, delicately-painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with primly-shaped lips, blonde mohair wig, early composition and wooden eight226.

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little imp with wonderful expression, original body and body finish. $400/500

227. German Bisque Character, 1488, by Simon and Halbig with Pouting Expression 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with sidehip jointing, nicely costumed in lace/cotton dress, undergarments, kidskin ankle boots and carrying little green-eyed Steiff kitten. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1488 Simon & Halbig 6. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1915. Value Points: rare-to-find little character with appealing sad expression, original toddler body with original finish. $1200/1800

228. Rare German Bisque Glass-Eyed Character, Dolly Dimple, Model 5777, by Gebruder Heubach 22” (56 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, fringed brows, short curly lashes, accented eye corners and nostrils of upturned nose, open mouth with outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5777 10 Heubach (sunburst mark). (Holz-masse stamp on back torso). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, the firm’s Dolly Dimple model, circa 1915, so-named for the impressive dimples in each cheek and chin. Value Points: rare model with beautiful complexion, original wig, original body and body finish. $2200/2700 228.

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229. German Bisque Character Doll, Mein Liebling, Model 117, by Kammer and Reinhardt 28” (70 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with wistful expression, shaded lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 117 70. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912. Value Points: charming wistful expression achieved by impressed details around his mouth, finest matte bisque, original body and body finish, original wig, along with vintage mohair teddy bear. $3200/3800

230. Rare Variation of German Bisque Two-Faced Doll by Carl Bergner 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with two different faces which can be alternately revealed by turning the knob at the top of head; one face is a white-complexioned child with blue glass eyes, closed mouth in smiling expression and richly-painted features; the second face is similarly sculpted but has ebony complexion, black glass eyes, closed smiling mouth; with black mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Carl Bergner, circa 1892, with bisque heads by Simon and Halbig. Value Points: very rare variation of the

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231. German Bisque Three-Faced Doll by Carl Bergner in Wonderful Original Costume 12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with three various faces which can be alternately revealed by turning the knob at top of head, one face is crying with blue glass


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232. German Bisque “Mein Liebling”, Model 117A, by Kammer and Reinhardt 20” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, small brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with decorative glaze on the outlined lips, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, pretty antique costume, undergarments, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R S&H 117/A. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912, their model marketed as Mein Liebling. Value Points: fine matte bisque with very choice painting of complexion, original body and body finish. $2700/3200 231.

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generally excellent. Marks: F made in Germany 10 243 JDK made in Germany. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910. Value Points: beautiful complexion with well-modeled double chin, dimples, bright-eyed expression, original cotton fabric tunic. $1400/1800

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233. German Amber-Tinted Bisque Portrait of Chinese Baby, Model 243, by Kestner 13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head with amber-tinted complexion, tiny brown glass sleep eyes, delicate lashes, short black feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with tentative smile, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, brunette mohair bobbed wig, amber tinted composition baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F made in Germany 10 243 JDK made in Germany. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910. Value Points: flawless bisque with beautiful complexion, original wig, original body and body finish, with original patterned cotton tunic and with original Kestner crown paper label. $2200/2600

17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head with amber tinted complexion, brown glass sleep eyes in angled eye socket cut, black painted lashes and brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black mohair wig, amber-tinted composition and wooden balljointed body, nicely costumed in antique kimono. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SH 1199 Germany Dep 6 ½. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1900. Value Points: very fine modeling is enhanced by finest amber tinted complexion, glowing patina. $800/1000

234. A Companion German Amber-Tinted Bisque Chinese Baby, Model 243, by Kestner 13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head with amber-tinted complexion, tiny brown glass eyes, delicate lashes, short black feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with impressed dimples at lip corners, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, black mohair bobbed wig, amber tinted composition baby body. Condition: ½” dark line at left crown rim, 235.

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236. German Bisque Portrait of Asian Child, Model 220, by Bahr and Proschild 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome, amber-tinted complexion, brown glass inset eyes, black brushstroked brows, painted lashes, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent line between the downcast lips, pierced ears, black mohair wig, Sonneberg ambertinted composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 220 1. Comments: Bahr and Proschild, circa 1890. Value Points: a beautiful doll with flawless complexion, fine antique Asian costume. $800/1200

237. Rare Painted Hair Variation of German Bisque Portrait of Chinese Baby by Kestner 13” (33 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with amber-tinted complexion, painted black hair with feathered detailing around the forehead, small brown glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, short feathered angled brows, slightly-parted lips, two porcelain upper teeth, amber-tinted composition baby body,

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238. Beautiful German Bisque “Gibson Girl” by Kestner with Provenance 20” (51 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead of slender-faced lady with uptilted chin, blue glass sleep eyes, lashes, heavilymodeled eyelids aquiline nose, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig in upswept fashion over plaster pate, slender kid fashion body with pin-jointing at hips and knees, bisque forearms, brown silk costume, undergarments, shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 172 7. Comments: Kestner, circa 1905, the model was based on the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson whose series of drawings depicted the society lady of the early 1900s. Value Points: beautiful face, complexion, and painting, original wig 239.

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and body; attached to the doll is a note reading: “Irene, Presented to the undersigned by Charles Dana Gibson in 1906 during his stay at his summer home, on Seven Hundred Acre Island, Dark Harbor, Maine”, signed Hazel Witherspoon. $2200/2600

239. German Bisque Half-Doll “Lady with Demi-Mask” by Goebel 4” (10 cm.) Waist-up bisque figure of adult nude woman, her arms bent at elbows and modestly held in front of bosom, painted facial features including black festival demi-mask and beauty mark, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig. Marks: (Goebel symbol). Excellent condition. Germany, Goebel, circa 1915. $400/500


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240. Rare German Bisque Open Mouth Lady Doll with Original Body, Model 7926, by Gebruder Heubach 13” (33 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead of adult lady with slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, blue glass eyes, painted lashes and brows, slightly-parted lips, four porcelain teeth, original brunette mohair wig, original muslin body, paper mache arms and legs, painted knee-high white ribbed stockings with red rims and black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7926. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: rare model with modeled bosom, original body, original undergarments (silk gown included). $1100/1400

241. Rare Trio of German All-Bisque Risque Ladies with Roosters 3 ½” (9 cm.) -5”. Each is an all-bisque figure of blonde-haired lady in ruffled brim hat, tie smock with beaded edging, black stockings and brown shoes; in three various suggestive poses along with a colorful rooster. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1900. $600/900

242. German Bisque Miniature Flapper Doll, 1078, by Simon & Halbig 9” (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, short feathered brows, slightly-parted lips, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair bobbed wig, composition flapper body with jointing at shoulders and hips, long slender limbs, painted thigh-high yellow stockings, black heeled painted

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shoes, purple silk flapper dress. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1078 Simon & Halbig S&H Germany 2/0. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1915. Value Points: charming presentation of stylish flapper girl. $300/500

243. Rare German Bisque Flapper Lady, 1469, by Cuno and Otto Dressel 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head of adult lady with heartshaped face, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, long painted lashes, single-stroke brows, closed mouth, original brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden lady body with elongated slender torso and limbs, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, feet posed for high heels. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1469 C&O Dressel Germany 2. Comments: Cuno and Otto Dressel, circa 1917. Value Points: rare-to-find doll with wonderfully-shaped face, fine bisque and painting, original flapper style body in fine original condition, black velvet flapper costume included. $1700/2400

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244. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis XVI Style, 1780 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized white mohair wig in pompadour manner. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an 245. Label

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exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing her original attached ivory satin gown lavish trimmed with bands of lace-bordered floral garlands which are repeated on her sleeves and bodice, feathered coiffe, and carries a decorated fan. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis XVI 1780”. $700/1100

245. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis XVI Style, 1776 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and


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246. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis XVI Style, 1776 cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig in grand manner to enhance the costume presentation. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing her original attached ivory satin and gold brocade gown with embroidered silk threads, ruffled tulle, handmade lace collar, cuffs and neck ruffle, elaborate bodice with a garland of silk flowers, coiffe of beads, flowers and feather. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis XVI 1776”. $700/1100

18” (46 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with slender face, glass bead eyes, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig. Condition: very good, some frailty of silk gown. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing her original attached gown of green and coral silk with ruffled tulle edging, black muslin shawl with fringe, wide brimmed bonnet with tulle, feathers and berries which match the berries in her basket. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis XVI 1776”. $700/900

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247. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis XVI Style, 1777 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with black bead eyes, slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached bronze-green silk gown with front panels of patterned silk with interwoven flowers, trimmed with ruched delicate silk ruffles and green velvet bows, with lace hankie, white beads and headdress of feathers and flowers. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis XVI 1777”. $700/1000

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248. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis XVI Style, 1790 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with black bead eyes, slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent, some wear to wax tip of right hand. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached gown of delicate muslin overlaid with panels of rose-patterned silk faille which are edged with scalloped-edge lace ruffles and silk ribbons, with very elaborate coiffe of lace, tulle, ribbons and feathers. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis XVI 1790”. $700/900

249. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis XVI Style, 1779 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached gown with alternate bands of brocade aqua and gold faille at the back and a pale green silk panel at the front, ornaments with bands of embroidered lace and tulle, with silk flowers and bows, and with fancy wide-brimmed bonnet. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis XVI 1779”. $700/1100

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251. Rare Early Mahogany Cabinet with Miniature Painting and Figurines 5” (13 cm.) h. chest. The mahogany chest has hidden lift-top which opens to lined interior, with lower compartment which appears as though two drawers but is actually one, decorated with beading, and carved bone columns, ball feet and little knobs. Along with a miniature painting on parchment of lady with head shawl, and with two porcelain figurines. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s. $700/1100

252. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis XVI Style, 1787 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with slender face, black bead eyes, elongated throat, modeled bosom,

250. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis XVI Style, 1780 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with slender face, black bead eyes, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent, hair a tad mussed. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing her original attached gown of green silk brocade with embroidered black lace center panel bordered by gathered lace, burgundy velvet bonnet with silk flowers to match bodice flowers. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis XVI 1780”. $600/900

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on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. green silk panels worn away. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing her original attached gown of thick padded patterned brocade with floral corsage at yoke, burgundy velvet trim, very wide brimmed bonnet lavishly trimmed with feathers, flowers and ribbons. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis XVI 1787”. $600/800

253. Early Continental Wooden Coach and Horses with Driver and Count 23” (58 cm.) l. overall. The wooden sleigh-shaped coach with painted and stenciled decorations in the Russian style has wooden wheels with heart-shaped cut-outs, double-bench interior, driver’s seat, and is being pulled by two carved wooden horses with detail of carved harnesses. Two all-wooden carved dolls are included, viz. the driver with extended hands for holding the reins, and the Count with swivel head, carved grey beard and facial features, brown painted eyes, articulation at shoulders and hips. Condition: very good, original finish, original costumes. Comments: European, probably Russian, mid-1800s. Value Points: rare vignette, the Count with elaborate original silk costume, tall boots, lambswool cap, and wonderfully sculpted beard. $800/1100 252. 253.

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254. Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé Triste by Emile Jumeau in Rare Size 16 34” (86 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eye sockets, painted dark lashes, dark brushstroked and feathered brows with decorative glaze, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body with plump limbs and straight wrists, antique lace dress, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 16 (head) Bébé Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, the largest size of the portrait bébé known as Jumeau Triste, circa 1885. Value Points: few examples of this rare size doll are known to exist, this having beautifully defined sculpting, fine dewy patina of bisque, gorgeous eyes, original body finish, lovely costume. $16,000/22,000

255. French Bisque Bébé Triste by Jumeau with Splendid Eyes in Size 15 31” (79 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushlypainted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with beautifully-shaded and outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique brown velvet boy’s suit, stockings, shoes. Condition: bisque excellent, body is original albeit repainted. Marks: 15. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa

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256. Rare French Terra Cotta “Jean Qui Rit” and “Jean Qui Pleure” with Original Store Labels 15” (38 cm.) Each is onepiece terra cotta figure of young boy posed on self-base, with sculpted tousled short boyish hair, and facial features modeled as though either crying or laughing, each with sculpted costume featured to enhance the facial expressions. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1880, representing “Jean Qui Rit” (John who laughs) and “Jean Qui Pleure” (John who cries), the storybook figures from the 1865 children’s book of Comtesse de Segur. The models became so famous from this book that they were used in various presentations over the coming decades, in one instance as the faces of the double-faced bébé by Leon Casimir Bru. Value Points: with original store label from Eugene Trape of Toulouse who specialized in “objets de fantasie”, according to the label. $700/1000

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258. French Maitrise Model Game Table with Chinoiserie Decorations 9” (23 cm.) l. 7”h. The wooden game table with shaped apron and cabriole legs has hinged table top which opens to form into a game table, and has original ebony finish with gilt accents and a Chinoiserie scene on the table top, and with gilt bronze mounts on the legs. Excellent condition. French, in the 17th century manner, mid-1900s. $800/1000

259. Beautiful French Bisque Smiling Poupée with Wooden Articulated Body by Leon Casimir Bru

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257. French Bisque Poupée with Dehors Articulation and All-Wooden Body 18” (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with extra articulation allowing head to tilt forward and side-to-side as well as swivel, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth with accent line, unpierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, all-wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, separately sculpted fingers, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, bisque 1865. Value Points: lovely pale bisque with brilliant cobalt eyes, wonderful all-wooden articulated body with original finish. $3500/4500

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17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, pale blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, and with balljointed waist. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F (head and shoulderplate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1872, with original deposed wooden body and deposed portrait face said to be a portrait doll of Empress Eugenie. Value Points: an especially beautiful face, the poupée has original wooden fully-articulated body, and is wearing lovely antique costume. $3500/4500


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260. Early French Musical Automaton “Le Violiniste” by Phalibois 14” (36 cm.) overall h. A paper mache man with brown glass eyes, painted features, open mouth with wide smiling expression and double row of teeth, white mohair wig, carton torso and legs with bent knees, wire upper arms, wooden hands, wearing original blue silk costume with soutache trim, silk vest, green velvet cap and holding a wooden violin and bow is seated upon a velvet-floored wooden box. When wound, and string pulled, he nods and rolls his head, his eyes blink side to side, he strums the violin in a very realistic manner, and he taps his right foot, while music plays. A brass plaque attached to the front of the base reads “Le Violiniste, Automate de Phalibois Vers 1860”. Condition: generally excellent, 261.

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small tear in pants, mechanism and music function well. Comments: Jean Phalibois, circa 1865. Value Points: charming early automaton with wonderful face and intricate realistic movements. $3500/5500

261. Pair, 6” Early 1800s Cloth Dollhouse Dolls with Original Provenance Tag 6 ½” (17 cm.) Each is of firmly-stuffed fine fabric with stitch-shaped nose and embroidered features, thread-stitched-on hair and beard. Condition: generally excellent, some wear to fabric on front torso of woman. Marks: Rag Dolls/Brazil/Period of Don Pedro1st, 1822/Made by Convent Nuns (Note beautiful hands) (original ink-script paper tag on woman). Comments: early 1800s. Value Points: the very rare early dolls with wonderful detailing (including the hands mentioned on the original tag!) are wearing their original costumes, the man in military costume and the woman with blue gown with extended train. $600/900

262. German Early Wooden Doll with Original Costume 9” (23 cm.) All-carved wooden doll with brown painted eyes with sculpted downcast lids, closed mouth with prim lips, jointed shoulders, hinged hips allowing for realistic bent forward pose. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, early 1800s. Value Points: rare doll with wonderful expression, original brocade costume with metallic edging and stiffened paper lining with ink script lettering, cap. $600/800

263. Early Continental Carved Wooden Man with Ebony Complexion 10” (25 cm.) Carved wooden head with rich ebony complexion, well-defined combmarked hair, painted facial features, defined eye sockets, pronounced nose, closed mouth, padded armature body with carved wooden boots and hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Continental, early 1800s. Value Points: artistic carving of face with original rich complexion, original silk costume with metallic trim. $600/800

264. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis XV Style, 1751 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and

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cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent, some dustiness. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing her original attached gold brocade gown with ivory satin inset panel and lace edging, black bonnet with feathered accents. $600/800

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265. German Carved Wooden Gentleman with Moustache and Original Costume 14” (36 cm.) Allcarved wooden doll with well-defined carved curly hair, thick brows, painted eyes, wide moustache with curled tips, teeth, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, carved fingers and shoes. Condition: very good, four finger tips broken. Comments: Germany, early 1800s. Value Points: well-detailed carving of hair and moustache, original costume and sword. $500/700

266. French Early Tinplate Toy “Versailles” Coach and Passengers with Team of Four Horse 19” (48 cm.) Of pressed tinplate, the toy features a carriage with hinged door interior cabinet as well as three rows of passenger seats above fronted by a row for drivers. The coach has original red, grey and black painted finish, spoked wheels, is lettered “Versailles” on the sides, and is being pulled by a team of four trotting tinplate horses with painted harness details. Eight passengers and riders sit atop the coach.

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267. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Directoire Era 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stiffened auburn mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing her original attached multi-tiered gown with ribbon and black lace trim, ruffled lace collar which matches the inner ruffle of green silk bonnet, black fur muff. $500/700

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wig in grand manner to enhance the costume presentation. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing her original attached ivory satin and gold brocade gown with embroidered silk threads, ruffled tulle, handmade lace collar, cuffs and neck ruffle, elaborate bodice with a garland of silk flowers, coiffe of beads, flowers and feather. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis XVI 1776”. $700/1100

269. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis XVI Style, 1781 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent, center panel silk is frail. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing her original attached patterned brocade gown with coral center panel, black stiffened lace edging, lace draped shawl with matching cuffs, fancy silk bonnet with feathers and lace. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis XVI 1781”. $500/700

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270. English Poured Wax Child Doll in Wonderful Antique Costume 23” (58 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque shoulderhead with plump face and double chin, blue glass inset eyes, closed mouth with downcast lips, brunette inserted hair, original muslin body with stitch-jointing, poured wax lower arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: English, in the Montanari manner, circa 1880. Value Points: the doll wears original multi-layered costume with undergarments, dress, apron, socks and original shoes and has leather purse and woven sewing basket. $1100/1500

271. French Bisque Poupée by Jules Steiner with Original Mechanical Movement 15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, roseblushed eyeshadow, painted lashes and brows, accented

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nostrils and eye corners, slightly parted outlined lips, double row of teeth, carton torso and full length carton skirt which encloses mechanical mechanism. When wound the doll glides forward and in circles, raising arms and crying “mama”. Condition: generally excellent, one finger tip broken, mechanism functions well. Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1867. Value Points: especially large dramatic eyes enhanced by rich decoration, original wig, body, mechanism which functions well, and lovely antique costume. $2200/2800

272. Early German Wooden Mechanical Toy with Four Activities 9” (23 cm.) x 9” base. Arranged upon a wooden base designed to appear as a stone-walled foundation are four carved wooden workers, each with sculpted hair and with painted costume with cloth work apron. When wound, a series of movements ensues: one man pull a chain which activates a large bellows; a second man turns a large water

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wheel which turns the grindstone that a third man leans over while sharpening a knife, and the fourth man hammers the large anvil. Excellent condition, movements function well. Germany, early 1800s. $3500/5500

272.1. Five French Miniature Lidded Boxes with Rich Decorations 2 ½” (6 cm.) 4”. Each is of heavy stock carton in a variety of shapes, with various decorations including three with scenes of couples and lady in hand painted period costumes, with embossed paper borders and glass covers; along with two others, one of which has pressed flower under domed glass lid. Very good condition. Mid1800s. $300/500

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273. Early French Paper Mache Lady in Superb Original Costume by Vichy 12” (30 cm.) Standing upon a tinplate base with three spoked wheels is a lady with paper mache swivel head, black enamel eyes, painted lashes and brows, open mouth, two upper and two lower square cut teeth, blonde mohair wig with elaborate original coiffure, paper mache body with modeled bosom and waist, bisque hands. Condition: generally excellent, very light craquelure on forehead. Marks: Vichy a Paris. Comments: Vichy, Paris, circa 1850. Value Points: when wound, the elegant lady glides forward and circles while turning her head and lifting arms alternately; and having an especially beautiful coiffure and original costume of silk and handmade lace. $3500/4500

274. English Poured Wax Child Doll with Original Costume 18” (46 cm.) Poured wax shoulderhead with solid dome, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with slightly-downcast lips, auburn inserted tendrils of hair, original cloth body with poured wax lower limbs.

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Condition: generally excellent, some complexion fading. Comments: English, circa 1875. Value Points: the solemn-faced child has original body and is wearing original red and cream costume and cape. $1100/1400

275. Wonderful Accessories for French Poupées 2 ¼” (6 cm.) l. boots. Including black soft kidskin boots with ebony black heels, brass buttons and buckle; along with serge leggings with foot straps and eight button closures; and a woven paisley shawl with embroidered signature. Excellent condition. French, circa 1865. $400/500


276. French Bisque Poupée with AllWooden Articulated Body and Beautiful Early Dress 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with very plump face, painted blue eyes with darker blue iris rims, dark upper eyeliner, painted allaround lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden fully-articulated body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles, and with swivel waist and swivel at midthighs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1860. Value Points: rare wooden body, painted eyes, and wearing early white pique gown with red soutache embroidery, red leather shoes and carrying little leather folio inscribed “Dr. Chance, A Merry Christmas from Beatrice”. $4500/6500

277. Four Pairs of Tiny Antique Doll Shoes 1” (3 cm.) - 1 ½”, Including pale green shoes with silver buckles, two pairs black shoes with ankle trim and black pom-poms marked “O”, and a pair of red ankle boots. Generally excellent. Germany, circa 1910. $300/500

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279. German Miniature Dollhouse Furnishing and Accessories 6 ½” (17 cm.) l. settee. Including a wooden framed parlor set with settee, two arm chairs, and two side chairs, each with original velvet upholstery with fringed edging, the settee with two ormolu lion’s heads; along with a walnut desk, laden with accessories including two miniature metal albums, inkwell, bell and framed image of child; and small round pedestal table with bone edging which supports a tall painted metal oil lamp with painted glass globe. Circa 1890. Excellent condition. $600/900

280. Early French Poupée Costume of the Modes Enfantine Era For 16” plump-bodied poupée. Of black silk faille with cream dotted pattern, the square-neck bodice dress has short puffed sleeves with wide bretelles, full skirt with hip ruffles. Along with white batiste blouse with bodice tucks, and with matching wool flannel hat with wide brim and lace edging. Excellent condition. French, circa 1860. $600/900

281. Early French Bronze Silk Poupée Gown in the Enfantine Mode For 15”-16” plump-bodied poupée. Of fine bronze silk with edging of royal blue silk, pagoda shaped sleeves, selfcording, with square cut neckline, and fully-lined. Excellent condition. French, circa 1860. $500/700

278. Rare French EbonyComplexioned Bisque Poupée by Gaultier 21” (53 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kidedged bisque shoulderplate, luminous ebony black complexion, dark glass inset eyes, painted black lashes and brows, closed mouth, pierced ears, black mohair wig over cork pate, shapely French blacktinted kid poupée body, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, very sturdy body. Marks: 5 (head and shoulders) F.G. (left shoulder). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1878. Value Points: beautiful flawless complexion on the rare model, original wig, body, and wearing detailed antique exotic costume including jewelry and beaded cap. $2800/3500

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282. French Bisque Poupée with Cobalt Blue Eyes, Wooden Articulated Arms 15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, delicately-painted lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with gussetjointing of hips, kid-over-wood dowel-jointing of knees, wooden arms with jointing at shoulders and elbows, pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1867. Value Points: lovely brilliant eyes contrast the pale complexion, rare body style with wooden articulated arms. $2200/2600 281.

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283. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Original Sturdy Body

284. Petite French Bisque Bébé Bru Jne by Leon Casimir Bru with Signed Shoes

15” (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with rich spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, rose-blushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with modeled space between the shaded and accented lips, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, kid bébé body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque arms from below the elbows, bisque hands, pretty antique costume including leather shoes by Alart. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (circle/dot symbol on head) Bébé Bru Bte SGDG (original paper label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1880. Value Points: near mint early bébé by the illustrious firm has splendid eyes, very sturdy and fresh body, perfect bisque hands. $11,000/15,000

12 ½” (32 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, bushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid bébé body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 2 (head) Bru Jne No. 2 (shoulder). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1880. Value Points: petite bébé with very sturdy original body, choice bisque and painting, antique costume includes original shoes signed “Bru Jne Paris 2”. $10,000/14,000 284. Shoe detail

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285. French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bébé by Gaultier with Gesland Body 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with tiny tongue tip, outlined shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, deposed Gesland body with composition breastplate, lower arms and legs, stockinettecovered padded armature body allowing for flexible articulation. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F. 8 G. (block letters). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1882. Value Points: beautiful early model with well-modeled dimpled chin and philtrum, rare body, wearing fine silk and velvet costume, undergarments, leather shoes with silk rosettes, bonnet. $3800/5200

286. Collection of Miniature French Accessories 3 ½” violin. Of carved bone, or faux-bone, including violin, lidded case containing 286.

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set of dominoes and dice, French child’s book “Enfantin”, set of nine-pins and ball, and a ½” diam. gold ring with filigree cutout of word “Bébé”. Excellent condition. Circa 1875. $300/500

287. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Gaultier with Rare Kid Body and Bisque Hands 16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, plump cheeks, large blue glass paperweight eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, rose-blushed eyeshadow, arched multifeathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with primlyshaped accented lips, pierced ears, kid bébé body with gusset-jointing at hips, knees and elbows, bisque forearms with cupped hands. Condition: generally excellent, body especially sturdy with two small kid patches near elbows. Marks: F 6 G (block letters), head and shoulders. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1880. Value Points: beautiful bébé with splendid large eyes, rare kid body, perfect hands, antique costume. $4500/6500

288. Collection of French Miniature Baskets 3” (8 cm.) -5”. Five woven baskets of various styles included double-lidded handled market baskets, oval flower basket and woven valise originally designed as a candy box. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880. $300/500 287.

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289. French Bisque Doll, Model 238, by SFBJ with Lady Body 18� (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with slight smile, accented lips, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, French composition and wooden lady body with shapely bosom and tiny waist, elongated slender limbs, lovely blue silk costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 238 Paris 4. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1910. Value Points: fine lustrous complexion enhances the well-modeled characterization, original shapely lady body. $1100/1500

290. French Bisque Smiling Character, 227, by SFBJ 14� (36 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, painted light brown hair with feathered detail of forelock curl, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, one-stroke brows, accented nostrils, slightly-parted lips, row of porcelain upper

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teeth, shaded lips, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, nicely costumed in sailor suit. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 227 Paris 4. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1910. Value Points: wonderful detail of sculpted laughter crinkles around the eyes and impressed cheek dimples. $900/1200

291. Rare French Terra Cotta Soldier with Accessories Depicting WWI French Soldier 13” (33 cm.) Terra cotta head with painted facial features, moustache and hair, armature wrapped body, terra cotta hands, posed on original wooden stand, wearing blue/gray woolen doublebreasted overcoat with flap pockets over woolen shirt, silver buttons, red trim, leather belt with ammunition pouches, blue woolen trousers with brown leggings, laced boots, metal helmet, and carrying twill sack, bed roll, wooden clogs, cooking pot, valise, canteen and wooden rifle. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: from an exhibition mounted at the Musée de la Guerre in Vincennes France in 1935, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the beginning of WWI; an article about the soldiers appeared in the French magazine L’Illustration in 1934. Value Points: important historical figure with extraordinary detail of costuming. $1000/1300

292. Collection of Vintage Candy Containers as Valises and Luggage 4” (10 cm.) -6”. Each is of heavy pressed board, and having leather straps and cord handles, in a variety of colors and trims, originally presented as candy boxes, suitable as accessories for dolls. Very good/excellent condition. Germany, circa 1900. $300/500

293. Handsome French Bisque Character Boy, Model 238, by SFBJ 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, dark blue glass inset eyes, long curly brown lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, slightly-parted outlined lips, row of porcelain teeth, brunette human

bobbed hair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, well-costumed as young school boy. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 238 Paris 8. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1912. Value Points: handsome older lad with fine quality of bisque, fine luminous complexion, original body. $1200/1600

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13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden-ball-jointed body, pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: made in Germany 5 152. Comments: Kestner, circa 1900. Value Points: lovely petite doll with original wig, pate, body, and body finish. $400/600

294. German Bisque Toddler, Model 99, by Konig and Warnecke in Original Costume

297. Petite German Bisque Child, 109, by Handwerck

14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing and chubby torso. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 99/2 Made in Germany. Comments: Hertel and Schwab for Konig and Warnecke, circa 1915. Value Points: fine all-original condition including lashes, wig, toddler body, original body finish, and aqua silk costume and bonnet. $500/700

11” (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 109-3. Comments: Heinrich Handwerck, circa 1900. Value Points: charming petite size, original wig, body and body finish. $300/500

295. German Bisque Child Doll in Original Presentation Box with Costumes

10” (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted short lashes, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with slightly-downcast lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, pretty silk dress and bonnet, undergarments, shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Germany AMa 3/0 DRGM. Comments: Marseille, circa 1915, the doll has curious markings such as the letter M enclosed within a box. Value Points: rare little closed mouth model with shy charming expression, original body and body finish. $600/800

8” (20 cm.) doll. 15” x 13” box. Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and brows, open mouth, teeth, brunette mohair bobbed wig, five-piece paper mache flapper style body with painted shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, Simon and Halbig, circa 1900. Value Points: the doll is presented, unplayed with, in her original holiday gift box, wearing original chemise, and with three additional dresses, two bonnets, and various undergarments. $1100/1400

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299. German Bisque Character “Dip” by Swaine and Co. 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, single-stroke brows, closed mouth, very full cheeks, blonde mohair curly wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body,

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well-costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Dip # (incised) S&Co (green stamp). Comments: Swaine and Com, Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: handsome young lad with choice bisque and painting. $500/700

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301. Rare German Bisque Character Girl with Large Blue Hair Bow, Model 7853, by Gebruder Heubach

300. German All-Bisque Figure “Little Girl Curtsying” by Gebruder Heubach 14” (36 cm.) One-piece all-bisque figure of young girl with curly wind-blown light brown hair posed standing against a flowered background in a curtsying pose, her outstretched arms holding the edges of her skirt, her intaglio eyes glancing to the right, closed mouth with slight smile, sculpted and painted dress with impressed detail of lace. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (Heubach sunburst mark). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: superb detail of sculpting on the charming girl. $600/800

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14” (36 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque shoulderhead depicting an older child, with sculpted short brown curly hair tied with blue hair band and a large blue bow, blue intaglio eyes, heavily-modeled eyelids, one-stroke brows, accented nostrils, white eyedots, closed mouth in solemn expression, muslin stitch-jointed body, composition lower legs, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3 Heubach (square mark) 7853 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: rare model with wonderfully-sculpted features and hair, choice bisque and painting, original costume. $1200/1500

302. Rare German Bisque Character Girl, Model 7851, by Gebruder Heubach 18” (46 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque shoulderhead of young girl with short brown curly hair accented with a large bisque pink bow, intaglio dark blue side-glancing eyes, black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth in O-shaped expression, shaded and accented lips, kid pin-jointed body, bisque forearms, lovely antique dress, undergarments, pink knit stockings, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7851 Heubach (in square) Germany 4. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: the rarity of the expressive model is enhanced further by superlative sculpting, painting and quality of bisque. $1200/1800


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303. German All-Bisque Figure “Little Girl with Sideways Curtsy” by Gebruder Heubach 14” (36 cm.) One-piece all-bisque figure of young girl with short curly light brown hair is posed standing against a garden background in a sideways curtsy her outstretched left arm holding the edge of her skirt, her head tilted downward intaglio downcast eyes, closed mouth with slight smile, sculpted and painted dress with impressed detail of lace and pleats. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (Heubach sunburst mark). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: charming pose enhanced by wonderful details of costume. $600/800

304. Rare German Bisque Sculpted Hair Character of Smiling Girl by Gebruder Heubach 17” (43 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque shoulderhead, sculpted short sculpted curls with forelock detail, intaglio dark blue painted eyes with upper glancing white eyedots, black upper eyeliner, short brushstroked brows, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with row of beaded teeth between the outlined lips, tentative smile, impressed dimples at lip corners, kid pin-joined body, bisque forearms, pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heubach (square) 5 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model with most endearing shy demeanor achieved by slight smile and upper glancing eyes. $1100/1500

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305. German All-Bisque “Our Fairy” in Rare Large Size 11” (28 cm.) One-piece all-bisque head, torso and legs of impish chubby character, loop-jointed arms, brown glass side-glancing googly eyes, painted long curly lashes, short-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with defined tongue between the smiling lips, brunette mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 222 28. Comments: the googly model Our Fairy was presented for the American market, circa 1915. Value Points: rare large size of the cheerful googly with original paper label. $800/1200

306. Pair, German All-Bisque Dolls with Sculpted Hair by Gebruder Heubach 9” (23 cm.) Each has one-piece bisque head and torso, sculpted short brown hair, painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes (glancing at each other), white eyedots, closed mouth, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, sculpted white socks and brown one-strap shoes with little bows.

Condition: generally excellent, restored baby finger of one hand. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: wonderful little pair, one with blue hair band and the other with sculpted hair loop for insertion of real ribbon, wearing matching antique costumes. $800/1100

307. Pair, German All-Bisque Bonnie Babes in Rare Closed Mouth Variation 5” (13 cm.) Each has solid domed bisque swivel head on bisque torso, sculpted short curly brown hair, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, one307.

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stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with two beaded teeth, accented lips, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted socks and blue or pink shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Bonnie Babe from original design by Georgene Averill, commissioned by George Borgfeldt, circa 1920. Value Points: very rare closed mouth variation with wellrendered shy smiling expression, the pair are wearing their factory original blue and pink costumes (to match painted shoes). $1200/1600

308. German Bisque Grimacing Character, 7843, by Gebruder Heubach 13� (33 cm.) Solid domed bisque shoulderhead, brushstroked light brown hair, eyes modeled nearly closed with tiniest hint of eyes, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth in grimacing expression, kid pinjointed body, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2 Heubach (square) 7843 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: rare model with well-modeled highly-characterized features, finest bisque, original sturdy body. $700/900

309. Extremely Rare German Bisque Character, Model 7956, by Gebruder Heubach 308.

14� (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with tousled brown sculpted hair accented with forelock curls and shaded coloring, intaglio blue side-glancing eyes, white eyedots, black upper eyeliner, one-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, two beaded teeth, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, some wear to body finish. Marks: 7956 Heubach Germany 7 (head) (holz-masse stamp on body). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: among the rarest of the early sculpted hair models by the firm, with exemplary modeling and expression, fine bisque, painting and original body. $3500/5500

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310. German Bisque Art Character “Phillip”, Model 115A, by Kammer and Reinhardt

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19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass set eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting expression, double chin, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, boy’s velvet costume, socks, saddle shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 115/A 48. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912, their model marketed as Phillip. Value Points: very fine bisque with chubby cheek modeling, fine matte complexion, original toddler body. $1600/2200

311. German Bisque Character, Model 560a, by Marseille in Woolen Schoolboy Costume 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, row of tiny porcelain teeth, blonde human hair wig, composition and wooden balljointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Made in Germany Armand Marseille 560a A 2 M DRGM. Comments: Marseille, circa 1915. Value Points: fine modeling includes impressed cheek dimples, antique schoolboy costume. $500/700

312. German Bisque Toddler, Model 121, by Kammer and Reinhardt 23” (58 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, shaded lips, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with side-hip jointing, antique boy’s woolen plaid suit. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 121 50. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912. Value Points: excellent modeling of impressed dimples in cheeks and lip corners, original body and body finish, great costume. $400/600

313. German Bisque Toddler Character, 128, by Kammer and Reinhardt 25” (64 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass set eyes, painted curly lashes, short brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, shaded lips, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, well-shaped chin, brunette bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 128

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314. Grand Mohair Dog with Ruff and Red Leather Collar 30� (76 cm.) The very large mohair pup with painted tan/brown

accents has inset ball-shaped large eyes, black mohair ears, open mouth with fangs, whisker freckles, and double ruffs with red leather collar. Excellent condition. Circa 1950s. $400/500

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character depicting Big Bad Wolf has original paper label, original costume, great details including long curly tail. $400/500

316. Italian Felt Brown-Eyed Character Doll by Lenci in Original Costume 12” (30 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, painted large brown side-glancing eyes, painted curly upper lashes, onestroke brows, accented nostrils, rosebud-shaped lips, brunette mohair wig in coiled side braids. Condition: generally excellent, few tiny spots on left arm, few tiny moth holes. Comments: Lenci, circa 1930. Value Points: wearing original red and fuchsia felt dress, matching shoes, organdy undergarments. $600/800

317. Italian Felt Character Boy with Little Wooden Pig 315. Spanish Felt “Big Bad Wolf” with Original Label by Gros 17” (43 cm.) Black wool plush standing wolf, with swivel head, pink felt face with large green side-glancing eyes, wide-open mouth with felt tongue, sewn-on teal-blue felt torso, white muslin four-finger hands, pink felt toes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Gros Madrid (gilt paper label). Comments: circa 1930s. Value Points: wonderful whimsical

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8” (20 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown painted side-glancing eyes, painted curly upper lashes, singlestroke brows, closed mouth with 0-shaped lips, blonde mohair wig under red felt cap, muslin body with floppy legs, felt hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (silver foil tag penciled 310/21 on reverse). Comments: Lenci, circa 1935. Value Points: the rosy-cheeked lad wears original blue and black felt costume with red scalloped trim, red felt cap, wooden shoes, and carries a little wooden pig. $500/700


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318. Italian Felt Miniature Doll with Bumblebee Applique by Lenci 8” (20 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, blue painted downcast eyes, painted lashes, O-shaped mouth in surprised expression, blonde mohair wig in long ringlet curls, felt body with jointing at shoulders and hips, felt hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Italian, Lenci, circa 1935, with original box indicating model “Miniature 23”. Value Points: delightful miniature Lenci, in vibrant costume, wearing original organdy gown with orange felt jacket, yellow felt bonnet with flower, applique felt bumblebee on front of skirt. $500/700

319. Italian Felt Miniature Doll by Lenci in Tyrolean Costume 8” (20 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, large round brown side-glancing eyes, painted upper curly lashes, one-stroke brows, O-shaped mouth, brunette mohair wig, muslin body, felt hands, jointing at shoulders and hips, felt hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Italian, Lenci, circa 1935. Value Points: well-preserved model with vibrant original Tyrolean costume including floral-trimmed cap and bouquet of flowers. $400/600

320. Italian Felt Character Doll by Lenci in Wonderful Costume 11” (28 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, grey lower eyeshadow, painted curly upper lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Italian, Lenci, circa 1935. Value Points: beautiful complexion is well-preserved, wearing fresh vibrant original costume with colorful floral coiffe. $600/800 320.

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321. Original Film Costume Worn by Shirley Temple in the 1937 Film “Heidi�, and Doll in Matching StudioMade Costume, From Shirley Temple Childhood Collection Including a silk crepe blouse with lace trim at rounded neckline and puffed sleeves, under a blue velvet vest with embroidered details and velvet ribbon lacing, with dainty flowered skirt under apron with ribbon banding, and along 323.

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with original leather Mary Jane shoes (not shown). The blouse and apron are studio-made alternates of the originals (the frail remains of the original blouse and apron are included). Included is a composition doll of Shirley Temple with original mohair ringlet curls, wearing a studiomade replica costume which matches Shirley’s costume including embroidered blue velvet vest. The 13” doll by Ideal, circa 1937, marked Shirley Temple 13, is in very good condition with few minor age lines, and was costumed for Shirley in the wardrobe department of Fox, to match her own costume for the 1937 film “Heidi”. Overall very good/ excellent. From the original Shirley Temple childhood collection of film costumes and dolls, original presented in the “Love, Shirley Temple” auction. $3500/7500

323. American Composition “Shirley Temple” by Ideal in Original Heidi Costume 16” (41 cm.) All composition with socket head, sleep eyes, mohair lashes, feathered brows, open mouth, row of teeth, impressed dimples, blonde mohair wig in ringlet curls, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent, eyes faded. Marks: Shirley Temple c. Ideal N&T Co. (head) Shirley Temple 16 (torso). Comments: Ideal, circa 1937. Value Points: wearing rare original tagged costume from the 1936 film “Heidi” including dress, apron, undergarment, socks and shoes. $500/700

324. Pair of Rare Large Italian Character Googly-Eyed Dolls by Lenci from Shirley Temple’s Childhood Collection 27” (69 cm.) Each has applied mask composition (celluloid?) face with large round disc googly eyes that flirt back and forth, painted features; including brown-complexioned girl with black mohair

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braids, brown muslin chubby softly stuffed body, sewn-on red and white checkered shoes to match her original pinafore dress and widebrimmed sunbonnet that is decorated with vibrant felt flowers; and boy with glued-on black felt wig under an oversized black and white felt brimmed cap, softly stuffed felt body with hip jointing, wearing original red checkered shirt to match the girl’s costume, black felt pants with patches and green suspenders, blue felt tie with black polka dots, feltedged hankie, and carrying a nosegay of purple felt violets. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (silver foil and cloth tags, penciled Fay, or Kay, on the reverse of paper tag, on girl ). Lenci (original cloth and silver foil labels, and with original parchment label “Cichin” with drawing of boy in an apple tree, on boy). Comments: Lenci, Italy, mid/ late 1930s. Value Points: wonderful state of preservation of the rare dolls with vibrant costumes. From the private childhood collection of Shirley Temple; included is documentation certificate. $2200/2800

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326. American Composition Shirley Temple by Ideal in “Captain January” Smocked Dress

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18” (46 cm.) All-composition with socket head, sleep eyes, mohair lashes, open mouth, row of teeth, dimpled cheeks, blonde mohair wig in ringlet curls, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent, very slight eye fading. Marks: Ideal Shirley Temple Cop, Ideal N&T Co. Comments: portrait doll of the child star, circa 1935, by Ideal. Value Points: wearing original tagged smocked dress inspired by a dress worn by Shirley in the film “Captain January”, original undergarment, socks and shoes, and beautiful original curls. $400/600

327. American Composition “Shirley Temple” Wearing Rare “Three Scottie” Dress by Ideal 20” (51 cm.) All-composition with

325. American Composition Flirty-Eyed Shirley Temple by Ideal in Original Tagged Costume 25” (64 cm.) All-composition with socket head, sleep and flirty eyes, mohair lashes, open mouth, row of teeth, dimpled cheeks, blonde mohair wig in ringlet curls, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 25 Shirley Temple (doll). Comments: Ideal, Shirley Temple, circa 1935. Value Points: with rare flirty eyes, the doll is wearing original hardto-find tagged yellow dress with polka dot pattern, original undergarments, shoes and socks, and celluloid pin. $500/800 327.

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socket head and five piece body, sleep eyes, open mouth, row of teeth, impressed dimples, mohair lashes, original blonde mohair wig in ringlet curls. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Shirley Temple Ideal N&T Co. (head) Comments: Ideal, circa 1935, portraying the child star, in red pique dress with three applique Scottie dogs, double pockets, undergarment, shoes and socks from the film “Our Little Girl”. Value Points: rare costume variation with beautiful mohair wig, unplayed with condition. $400/600

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328. American Composition Shirley Temple in Rare Size with Original Costume 11” (28 cm.) All-composition with socket head, sleep eyes, mohair lashes, open mouth, four teeth, impressed dimples, blonde mohair wig in ringlet curls, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent, shoes and socks dusty. Marks: Shirley Temple 11 (head and torso). Comments: Ideal, circa 1936. Value Points: in rare 11” size, unplayed with, the doll is wearing her original pleated aqua organdy dancing dress, original undergarments, socks and shoes, celluloid pin, and with original coiffure and beautiful complexion. $500/700

329. American Composition Shirley Temple in Original Tagged Costume with Trunk and Costume 15” (38 cm.) All-composition with socket head, sleep eyes, mohair lashes, open mouth, row of teeth, impressed cheek dimples, blonde mohair wig in original ringlet curls, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Shirley Temple (head and torso). Comments: Ideal, circa 1935. Value Points: in superb original condition with fabulous original curls, wearing tagged sailor dress and cap, undergarments, socks and shoes, and presented in original trunk with four additional tagged costumes. $600/800

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330. American Composition Shirley Temple by Ideal with Trunk and Costumes 13” (33 cm.) All-composition with socket head, sleep eyes, mohair lashes, open mouth, row of teeth, impressed dimples, blonde mohair wig in original ringlet curls, jointing at shoulders

and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 13 Shirley Temple (head and torso). Comments: Ideal, circa 1935. Value Points: well-preserved original wig, wearing original tagged dress, and presented in original trunk with early film stickers such as “Baby Take a Bow” and “Stand Up and Cheer”, along with three early costumes (polka dot dress tagged). $500/700

331. German Portrait Doll of Shirley Temple with Sculpted Curly Hair 15” (38 cm.) Earthenware socket head with sculpted very full short curly hair, blue glass inset eyes, ochre eyeshadow, blushed cheeks, feathered brows, closed mouth with row of painted teeth, composition and wooden body with jointing at shoulders, elbows and hips, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1450/3/0. Comments: Germany, circa 1935. Value Points: rare doll indubitably portraying the child film star, Shirley Temple. $300/500

332. Wonderful Set of American Composition Dionne Quintuplets by Alexander in Original Boxes, with Related Ephemera 8” (20 cm.) Each is all-composition with socket head, sculpted short brown curly hair, painted brown side-glancing eyes, painted 322.

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upper lashes, single-stroke brows, tiny rosebud-shaped mouth, fivepiece composition body. Condition: near mint. Marks: Alexander (doll) Dionne Quintuplets (name of doll) Exclusive Licensee Alexander Doll Co, N.Y. (tag on each doll). Comments: Alexander, Dionne Quintuplets, circa 1934, rare early edition of the dolls with unusual costume marking of “Exclusive licensee”. Value Points: in pristine original condition, wearing original organdy dresses and bonnets, name-embroidered bib, slip, diaper, knit booties, each in original labeled box and two with original gold foil tags. Included are two original Dionne story books and three framed prints. $900/1200

333. American Cloth “Doc” From Snow White by Krueger in Original Box 12” (30 cm.) Allcloth doll with mask pressed face, printed features, downcast brown eyes, smiling expression, dimpled cheeks, with attached white plush beard and felt spectacles, sewn-on original costume including blue velvet cap, orange velvet tunic and blue pants, green felt shoes, four-finger sateen hands. Condition: near mint. Marks: Authentic Walt Disney Character Exclusive with Krueger (cloth tag). Comments: Krueger, circa 1937. Value Points: crisp bright colors of the Snow White dwarf Doc (labeled on hat) in unplayed with condition, presented in original labeled box. $500/700

334. Rare American Composition “Betty” by Alexander in Near Mint Condition, Original Box 18” (46 cm.) All-composition with socket head, brown sleep eyes, real lashes, chubby face, bow-shaped lips of closed mouth, mohair wig with original curls, jointed shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Betty Madame Alexander New York (cloth tag on costume). Comments: Madame Alexander, 1931, one of the earliest composition dolls presented by her; the doll, itself, was commissioned from an unknown generic firm while the costumes, box with pencil note “45 Betty”, and marketing were issued by Madame Alexander. Original store label from McKelvey’s of Youngstown, Ohio with price of $3.95. Value Points: pristine

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condition with original pink organdy dress with floral-print ruffled collar, matching bonnet, undergarment, socks and shoes, original box. Few examples exist of this model. $400/600 334. Label

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335. German Bisque Child Doll, Model 143, by Kestner with Original Store Label by G.A. Schwarz 25” (64 cm.) Bisque socket head, large brown glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, brunette mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K ½ made in Germany 14 ½ 143 (head) Germany (body) Made for G.A. Schwarz Philadelphia (original paper label on body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1915. Value Points: unusually large example of this model, with original body and body finish, original store label. $700/900

336. Petite German Bisque Character, 143, by Kestner 12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, brunette mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A made in Germany 5 143 (head) Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1915. Value Points: very dear petite example with original wig, pate, body and body finish. $300/500

337. German Bisque Closed Mouth Child Doll by Kestner 12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, plump face, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with feathering, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent

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line, brunette mohair wig over plaster pate, early composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: rare closed mouth model with original body and body finish. $800/1200


338. German Bisque Closed Mouth Child Doll with Original Body by Kestner 20� (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with feathered detail, accented nostrils, closed mouth with slightly-upturned lip corners, double chin, early composition and wooden fully-jointed body, nicelycostumed. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish except retouch to hands. Marks: 14. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: fine modeling on the closed mouth doll enhanced by excellent bisque, complexion and painting. $1100/1400

339. Large German Bisque Closed Mouth Child by Kestner 29� (74 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, thick brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between shaded lips, brunette human hair wig, early composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 16. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: fine luminous complexion on the early closed mouth doll, original body and body finish. $1400/1800

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340. German Bisque Child Doll, Model 249, by Kestner 18� (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D made in Germany 8 JDK 249 (head) Made in Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1915. Value Points: fine lustrous complexion, original lashes, wig, body, body finish and beautiful antique costume. $500/700

341. German Bisque Child Doll, 167, by Kestner with Toy Clown 23� (58 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, slightly-modeled brushstroked brows with decorative glaze, shaded nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, brunette mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K Made in Germany 167 (head) Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1900. Value Points: the handsome young lad has original body and body finish, and 341.

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carries his own little bisque-headed clown with painted features and original costume. $400/600

342. German Bisque Painted Eye Character by Kestner with Toy Schoenhut 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted brown eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, short feathered brows, white eyedots, closed mouth with center accent line, brunette human hair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed in woolen suit and cap, shirt, leather boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Kestner, from their 180 series of painted eye dolls, circa 1910. Value Points: very fine modeling especially around the eyes and mouth, original body and body finish, carrying his own little Schoenhut circus performer toy. $1400/1800

343. Large German Bisque Googly, AM 323, by Marseille

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closed mouth with extended center line, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition bent limb toddler body, nicely dressed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 323 German DRGM A 3/0 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1920. Value Points: rare large size googly with fetching whimsical expression. $400/500

344. German Bisque Character, 128, by Kammer and Reinhardt with Toy Monkey 20” (50 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, accented lips, two porcelain upper teeth, dimpled cheeks, blonde mohair wig, composition bent limb baby body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 128 50. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1915. Value Points: hardto-find model with especially fine complexion, original wig, body and body finish, with his own little velvet and mohair glass-eyed monkey. $600/900

12” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass sleep and sideglancing googly eyes, painted long curly lashes, single-stroke brows,

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347. Rare French Bisque Art Character, “Toto” by Lanternier 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass inset eyes, painted dark curly lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, modeled tongue tip and porcelain upper teeth, brunette human hair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose TotoNo.3 Mialough A.L.& C. Limoges. Comments: 345, 346.

345. French Bisque Brown-Eyed Character, Model 247, by SFBJ Known as “Twirp” 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass inset eyes, painted lower lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with tiny tongue-tip and two upper beaded teeth, blonde mohair wig. French composition and wooden fully-jointed toddler body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, hands repainted. Marks: SFBJ 247 Paris 6. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1912. Value Points: fetching expression enhanced by fine luminous complexion. $1200/1600

346. French Bisque Blue-Eyed Character, Model 247, by SFBJ Known as “Twirp” 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with tiny tongue-tip and two upper beaded teeth, brunette human hair wig. French composition and wooden fully-jointed toddler body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, hands repainted. Marks: SFBJ 247 Paris 6. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1912. Value Points: well-modeled features with choice bisque, original lashes. $1200/1600 349.

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Lanternier, circa 1915, from their series of character dolls sculpted by noted French artists during the early 1900s. Value Points: very expressive animated features enhanced by shaped chin, impressed cheek dimples, unusual mouth. $600/800

348. French Bisque “Eden Bébé” with Character-Like Expression by Fleischmann & Blodel 26” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head, dark blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with feathered details, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, open mouth, shaded and outlined lips, row of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, wheatblonde human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Eden Bébé Paris 13. Comments: Fleischmann & Blodel, circa 1895, the firm registered the 348. model in 1890. Value Points: very expressive features with especially beautiful complexion, dramatic large eyes. $1600/2400

349. French Bisque Closed Mouth Bébé Attributed to Henri Delcroix 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows,

rose-blushed eyeshadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume, undergarments, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent, lower arms retouched. Marks: Paris. Comments: attributed to Henri Delcroix, circa 1890. Value Points: rarely found model with dramatic deep paperweight eyes enhanced by rich decoration. $3200/4500

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350. French Bisque Bébé Steiner, Figure A, by Jules Steiner with Original Signed Body 26” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, pretty silk dress, undergarments, stockings, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Figure A 18 J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris (head) (original Steiner paper label on torso). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1888. Value Points: beautiful bébé with softly blushed complexion enhanced the impressed chin and philtrum dimples, gorgeous original wig, pate, body and body finish. $2800/3500

351. German Handwind Musical Mechanical Dolls Attributed to Zinner & Sohne 11” (28 cm.) Two bisque head dolls with brown glass eyes, open mouths and mohair wigs and posed sitting on a wooden platform with lithographed paper cover to simulate woven wicker; the dolls have wooden block torsos, wire upper arms and legs, paper mache lower arms and legs with painted stockings and shoes, and wearing matching cream silk costumes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, attributed to Zinner & Sohne, circa 1900, when hand-wound at the front, music plays and the dolls turn their heads and move their arms up and down waving the strings of bells in their hands. Value Points: delightful little pair merrily perform to festive music. $900/1100

352. French Bisque Bébé Steiner, Figure B, by Jules Steiner with Original Signed Body 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes which operate from wire lever at back of head, rose-blushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, open mouth, outlined shaded lips, two rows of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over original Steiner pate, French composition fully-jointed body, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Figure B 3 J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris (head) Le Petit Parisien Jules Steiner (body). J. Steiner (eyes). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1885. Value

Points: fine artistic painting of complexion, original wig (stamped 3) and Steiner eyes, pate, original body and body finish. $2800/3500

353. French Bisque Bébé. Figure C, by Jules Steiner with Original Signed Body 28” (71 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes which operate by wire lever at the back of head, rose-blushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, thick dark eyeliner, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig over cork pate, French composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish except hands repainted. Marks: Figure C No. 6 J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris (head) Le Petit Parisien Bébé Steiner (body stamp) J. Steiner (eyes). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1885. Value Points: beautiful blushing on eyelids, cheeks, ear lobes and chin enhance the fine modeling, original signed eyes, wonderful antique dress is original. $3400/3900

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354. French All-Bisque Mignonette in Lovely Presentation 14” (36 cm.) x 9” box. 5” doll. Solid-domed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, brilliant blue glass eyes, painted lashes, single-stroke brows, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white socks and brown two-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1882. Value Points: beautiful mignonette with original costume, and presented in basket with four additional costumes and bonnets. $800/1200

355. Lovely French Bisque Poupée with Cobalt Blue Eyes 16” (41 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with plump face, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, outlined lips, unpierced ears, brunette mohair wig with cork pate, gusset-jointing at hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1860. Value Points: beautiful bisque contrasts the brilliant eyes, very sturdy original body, original red silk gown, undergarments, leather boots, coral jewelry. $1200/1700 355.

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356. German All-Bisque Doll, with Pert Expression 7” (18 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked lashes and brows, accented nostrils closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig, pegjointed bisque arms and legs, painted socks with blue rims, black two-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: an especially charming face on the large all-bisque. $400/500

357. German Bisque Lady Doll with Rare Sculpted Bodice and Brown Hair 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead, brown sculpted short curly hair captured by a blue hair bow with gilt edging, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, sculpted bodice with Dresden-ruffled ribbon, pink and magenta painting, white beading, old muslin stitch-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rarity factors include Dresden ruffles, fancily-painted bodice, brown hair and hair ribbons. $800/1200

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357.1. Collection of 19th Century Accessories for Poupées or Small Bébés Including 4”diam. gilded cast metal tray with glassenclosed lace surface; 5” early box with calling cards and envelopes; exotic wood cutwork 357.1. basket; metal woven basket; miniature silver album with Eiffel Tower lid and sepia photos of Paris scenes, red kidskin purse; bone fan with blue sateen panels; small exotic walnut hinged box; woven basket; two pairs of opera glasses; kidskin gloves; scissors; comb, and chatelaine marked Pat. Pend. Excellent condition. Mid/late 19th century. $400/600

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358. French Bisque Poupée by Leontine Rohmer with Signed Original Body

359. French Bisque Poupée by Leontine Rohmer with Painted Eyes And Signed Body

18” (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head with flat-cut neck socket on corresponding shoulderplate, metal pin attachment at cork pate, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, unpierced ears, brunette human hair, softly-stuffed kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque arms to above the elbows. Condition: restoration at the back of head extending to the side, old restoration of fingers. Marks: (Rohmer stamp on torso). Comments: Leontine Rohmer, circa 1850. Value Points: very beautiful poupée with lustrous complexion, original signed body, lovely antique costume. $2000/3000

18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with very plump face, painted blue eyes with darker blue outer rims, downcast black pupils, dark outline around the sockets, painted all-around lashes, arched feathered brows, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, softly-stuffed kid torso and lower legs, kid-over-wooden bottom rims of torso, upper legs and upper arms, jointing at hips, knees, and shoulders, bisque arms to above the elbows, antique silk gown, undergarments, stockings, shoes, black bonnet. Condition: imperceptible restoration at side of head, four finger tips chipped. Marks: (Rohmer stamp on torso). Comments: Leontine Rohmer, circa 1857, the body style was deposed in her in 1857. Value Points: rare and beautiful doll with original body signature. $2000/3000

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360. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis Philippe Style, 1835 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with black bead eyes, slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached multi-tiered gown overlaid by green velvet coat edged with brown fur, and with wide-brimmed bonnet with lace and feather trim. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis Philippe 1835”. $400/700

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361. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Napoleon III Style, 1860 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with black bead eyes, slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, brunette mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached satin gown with three tiers of loosely woven ribbons and bouquets of flowers, and with ruffled lace collar and cuffs, rose silk bows overall the gown, and with silk hair band and snood with floral trim. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Napoleon III 1860”. $700/1000

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armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, brunette mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached high-waisted gown with alternating wide bands of gold satin and striped ribbon silk, green velvet bodice, lace collar and cuffs, embroidered lace shawl, embroidered purse, and elaborate bonnet with ruffled edging and lavish large flowers. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque l’Empire 1806”. $600/900

363. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Epoch 1st Empire, 1808

362. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Epoch 1st Empire, 1806” 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with black bead eyes, slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped 362. Bonnet

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16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with black bead eyes, slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, brunette mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent, one panel of yellow silk is shredded. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more 363. Bonnet details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached high-waisted gown with gold velvet bodice above a skirt of alternating bands of gold silk and striped ribbon silk, with lace collar and cuffs, and with embroidered black lace shawl, embroidered reticule, and velvet bonnet with floral and lace trim. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque l’Empire 1808”. $500/700


364. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis XVI Style, 1777 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with black bead eyes, slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig. Condition: good, sleeves worn away, one hand missing. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached green brocade gown with braid trim, wide brim yellow bonnet with feather, floral and silk ribbon trim. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque Louis XVI 1777”. $400/500

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365. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis Philippe Style, 1831 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with black bead eyes, slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, stylized mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached transfer-patterned gown with green fringe borders, pagoda sleeves with bands of lace and cording which matches her extended shawl, silver buckle belt, plaid silk bonnet with flowers and feathers. With original inkscript paper tag “Epoque Louis Philippe”. $700/900

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the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached high-waisted silk patterned gown with velvet collar, paisley shawl, elaborately-constructed silk bonnet. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque [?] 1794”. $600/900

367. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of First Empire Epoch, 1803

366. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of 1794 Epoch 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with black bead eyes, slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, brunette mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See

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16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with black bead eyes, slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, dark brunette long mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached high-waisted gown of alternating bands of fine muslin and patterned twill, with lace draped collar which extends down the complete front of gown, black loosely woven shawl with fringe, white bead necklace, floral accents, fancy silk bonnet with silk ribbon, woven purse. With original ink-script paper tag “Epoque l’Empire 1803”. $600/800

368. French Poured Wax Fashion Lady in Original Couture Costume of Louis Phillipe Style, 1832 16” (41 cm.) Honey-toned poured wax shoulderhead of adult woman with black bead eyes, slender face, elongated throat, modeled bosom, on padded and


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cloth wrapped armature form with attached cast metal stand, wax hands, mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1915, from an exhibition of dolls created and presented to illustrate the splendor and artistry of French couture. See the article at the end of this catalog for more details. Value Points: the doll is wearing original attached high-waisted gown of fine muslin accented by diamond-point

transfer-patterned cotton print which also forms into a sash and collar and which is bordered by burgundy velvet cording, very full gigot sleeves, lace yoke, exuberant silk bonnet with garlands of flowers and ribbons, carrying parasol and black lace-edged shawl. With original inkscript paper tag “Epoque Louis Philippe 1832�. $600/900

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369. Early Wooden Doll-Size Kitchen Work Table with Accessories 13” (33 cm.) h. The wooden work table with natural finish has unusual nailed-on tinplate work surface and back splash, two drawers, and is laden with various wooden, pewter and tinplate utensils, along with an oval wooden box containing tiny lights for holiday tree (with label on box). Excellent condition. Circa 1885. $400/500

370. Pair, French Stockinette Cloth Dolls, Grand-Mere and GrandPapa, by Bernard Ravca from the Original Childhood Collection of Shirley Temple 16” (41 cm.) Portrait dolls of stockinette with stitched and painted facial features depict an aged man and woman, each with benign smile, white mohair wig, wrapped fabric body, wearing artist-made cloth country costumes and wooden shoes, the man holding a French newspaper, and the woman holding a little baby in blanket wrap. Condition: generally excellent, slight fading. Marks: Bernard Ravca Paris (original paper label). Comments: Bernard Ravca, circa 1940, the man holds an old French newspaper dated 1940 with news about the German invasion toward Paris. Value Points: from the original childhood collection of Shirley Temple, the dolls appeared in vintage photographs of her collection. Included is certificate of authentication. $500/700

371. 1930s Felt Studio Doll in Original Riding Habit 21” (53 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes with decorative glaze, grey eyeshadow, painted upper lashes, single-stroke brows, closed mouth with pouting 371.

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expression, brunette mohair wig, felt body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: 1930s studio doll in the Lenci manner. Value Points: in fresh well-preserved state, the doll is wearing its original formal riding habit including hat, boots with spurs and wooden-handled riding crop. $500/700

372. Pair, French Stockinette Character Dolls by Bernard Ravca

eyedots, fringed brows with grey shading, blushed cheeks and nose tip, closed mouth with hint of smile, white mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Bernard Ravca, the French doll artist of the 1920s/1940s who later immigrated to America becoming an American citizen; noted for his apt depictions of villagers from his native French seaside towns. Value Points: an especially fine example of the artist’s work and wonderfully-preserved, each wearing its artistmade original costume. $500/800

16� (41 cm.) Each is stockinette with stitch-shaped face having highlyexpressive features and complexion, painted blue/brown eyes, white

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framing the face and capturing the chignon at her nape, painted facial features, blue eyes, strong nose, closed mouth, original muslin body, bisque lower arms and legs, painted black boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rare coiffure, original body and fine antique costume and undergarments; along with a pedestal based walnut frame with needlework screen. $700/900

375. Early German Carved Wooden Bearded Gentleman 11” (28 cm.) Carved wooden head with dowel attachment to wooden block torso, bald crown with deeply carved hair at side and back of head, thick carved beard and moustache, painted features, brown eyes, closed mouth, thick brows, defined wrinkles in forehead, padded wire armature upper arms and legs, carved wooden lower limbs, painted black shoes and red stockings and wearing original costume of wool flannel with red kidskin vest, posed

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373. French Musical Automaton of Village Scene with Windmill 18” (46 cm.) h. 21”w. Arranged on an ebony black base with glass dome, is a paper mache mossy ground, a cottage with hand-painted details surmounted by a windmill and fronted by a waterwheel, along with a tinplate well and pump, and animals and shrubs populate the yard and a rare bisque man with sculpted bisque top hat stands alongside the well. When wound, music plays, the windmill and the waterwheel turn, 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 1875, in the Phalibois manner. Value Points: beautifully arranged scene with intricate detailing, rare doll. $3000/4000

374. Early German Bisque Lady with Rare Coiffure and Original Body, with Needlework 10” (25 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with light brown sculpted hair in loose braid 374.

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on original wooden stand. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, early 1800s. Value Points: fine artistry of carving on hair and beard, expressive face. $500/800

376. German Paper Mache Lady Known as Milliner’s Model in Original Costume 12” (30 cm.) Paper mache shoulderhead with black sculpted hair arranged with thick braid at her crown and wrapped pageboy curls at her nape, painted large blue eyes, closed mouth, single strokebrows, slender kid body with wooden lower arms and legs, paper bands at junction of kid and body, painted flat shoes. Condition: generally excellent. 376. Comments: Germany, circa 1850. Value Points: rare coiffure, original finish, original body and wearing original costume. $600/800

377. Collection of Vintage Ephemera 4” (10 cm.) h. elephant. Including a velvetcovered stuffed elephant in seated pose with tiny black bead eyes, attached ears, center seam face and body, and jointed arms which hold a wooden rod with three spools of thread; celluloid goat with attached pincushion saddle; fabric-covered needle case with blue silk ribbon trim; Warner’s Corsets needle case

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(worn); tiny basket with tufted velvet pincushion; silver scissors, two oval brass cases which hold gold thimbles and threads; silk-lined sewing basket; and 1912 children’s book, For Love of Mary Ellen by Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd. Very good to excellent. Early 1900s. $300/500

378. Rare and Charming French Miniature Bazaar Stall with Dolls and Toys 17” (43 cm.) The wooden stall with lithographed paper cover having stenciled lettering “Baraque de Parisienne” (Paris booth) on the exterior, hinges open to reveal four shelves filled with miniature dolls and toys including Erzebirge dolls and soldiers, Frozen Charlottes, soft metal pull toys, paper mache animals, miniature dollhouse furnishings and more, all still tied to their shelves. Interior excellent, exterior papers have some spotting and wear. French, circa 1890. $800/1300

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Comments: Marseille, circa 1930, this particular size of the Just Me model was used by Jennie Graves as her first edition of the beloved American Ginny doll. Value Points: pristine condition of the rare little model, wearing original smocked dress and matching bonnet, original shoes and socks, and presented in original woven basket with three additional costumes and bonnets. $800/1100

380. All-Original German Bisque “Baby Marian” by Illfelder with Original Box 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 101 6. Comments: Illfelder, circa 1910. Value Points: in near mint unplayed with condition, with original chemise having label “Baby Marion”, original shoes and socks, the doll is preserved in her original box with English-language label “Little Sweetheart” and with stamp Baby Marion. $600/800

379. Petite German Bisque “Just Me” by Marseille in Original Basket with Costumes 8” (20 cm.) Painted bisque socket head, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, ochre eyeshadow, painted upper lashes, onestroke brows, tiny button nose, tiny turned-down lips of closed mouth, rosy chubby cheeks, fleecy blonde mohair wig, five-piece composition toddler body with distinctive bent right elbow. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Just Me Registered Germany A 310/11/0 M.

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381. German Bisque Character Toddler by Schoneau and Hoffmeister 13” (33 cm.) Solid domed bisque head with flanged neck, painted light brown hair, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, tinted brows, closed mouth with firmly-set lips in worried expression, muslin torso, composition toddler legs and arms, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S (pb in star) H Made in Germany. Comments: Schoneau and Hoffmeister, circa 1915. Value Points: hard-to-find model with most endearing expression, original body. $400/500


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382. German Bisque Character Girl on Original Sample Board with Kitchenware 10” (25 cm.) doll. 14” x 7” card. Bisque socket head with sculpted short curly hair, painted facial features, blue sideglancing eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, closed mouth, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, cotton dress and undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5 (and other illegible). Comments: Germany, possibly Recknagel, circa 1915. Value Points: the doll is presented on original sample card (stamped Germany on reverse) along with four kitchen tools of decorated porcelain and wood. $500/800

383. German Bisque Art Character Girl with Sculpted Hair in Rare Side Coiled Braids by Gebruder Heubach 15” (38 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque shoulderhead depicting an

older girl, sculpted light brown hair in coiled side braids, intaglio blue sideglancing eyes, white eyedots, singlestroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth in slight smile, two painted teeth, impressed cheek dimples, original pink twill stitch-jointed body, bisque hands, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heubach (square) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model with wonderfully-defined features and distinctive coiffure, excellent bisque. $800/1200

384. Petite German Bisque Side-Glancing Character by Gebruder Heubach 9” (23 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, light brown painted boyish hair with forelock detail, intaglio tiny blue side-glancing eyes, single stroke brows, “O” shaped mouth, composition body, jointing at shoulders and hips, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heubach (square) 5/0 D Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: delightful impish expression is well-achieved. $300/500

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385. Wonderful French Mechanical Pull Toy “Little Girl with Lambs and Donkey” 16” (41 cm.) l. 15”h. Standing upon a wooden platform with four metal spoked wheels and hidden bellows mechanism is a bisque head doll with blue glass eyes, open mouth, blonde mohair wig, wooden block torso and arms, along with three paper mache fleecy lambs and a flannel-covered paper mache donkey with nodding style head. When pulled along, the doll turns her head side to side and waves the decorated stick she is holding, while the donkey’s head nods up and down. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1890. Value Points: superb state of preservation of the delightful toy, with ribbon-decorated animals, the little girl wearing her original costume. $1800/2500

386. German Bisque Character, Model 143, by Kestner 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, impressed dimples at lip corners, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden balljointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B made in Germany 6 143. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910. Value Points: charming little sailor with original wig, pate, body and body finish. $400/500

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387. Rare German Bisque Dimpled Character by Mystery Maker 11” (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, small brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, single-stroke brows with feathered detailing, accented nostrils, tiny open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, brunette human hair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body, straight wrists, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D 4. Comments: Sonneberg, mystery maker, circa 1900. Value Points: rare model with impressive dimples in cheeks, chin and lip corners, holding a little toy jointed monkey with top hat. $600/900

388. German Bisque Dimpled Character “Bonnie Babe” Designed by Georgene Averill 15” (38 cm.) circ. 21” l. Solid domed bisque socket head, lightly-tinted brown baby hair, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, tinted brows, accented nostrils, open mouth with merry smile, shaded lips, tongue, two porcelain lower teeth, deeply-impressed cheek dimples, double chin, firmly-stuffed cloth torso and upper legs, composition arms and lower legs, nicely costumed. Condition: 389, 388, 390.

generally excellent. Marks: Copr. by Georgene Averill Made in Germany. Comments: Bonnie Babe, commissioned by George Borgfeldt from German porcelain firms, circa 1920. Value Points: rare largest size of the cheerful-faced child. $600/900

389. Vintage Golden Mohair Teddy Bear 15” (38 cm.) Excelsior stuffed golden mohair teddy bear has swivel head, jointed elongated arms, hip-jointed legs, little snout nose with embroidered nose and lips, tiny amber glass eyes, stitched far-apart ears, back torso hump, original felt paw pads. Generally excellent, beautiful color and lushness of mohair except a bit sparse on snout. Circa 1930s. $200/300

390. Sonneberg Bisque Jester with Blinking Eye Mechanism 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with untinted white complexion, black glass eyes, closed mouth with painted teeth, smiling expression, painted jester decorations, wooden block torso with bellows mechanism which, when squeezed causes his eyes to blink and his arms to clap the cymbals which he holds, wooden lower arms and legs, original flannel costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 157. Comments: Sonneberg, circa 1885. Value Points: rare little amusing jester with blinking eye mechanism and clapping cymbals. $800/1100 387.

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391. American Cloth Storybook Doll “Eloise” by American Character 22” (56 cm.) All-cloth doll with mask pressed and printed facial features, side-glancing large eyes, tiny lashes and brows, nose dots, impish crooked smile, blonde yarn hair, elongated floppy limbs. Condition: generally excellent, few light spots on arms. Comments: circa 1950, based upon the character in the popular children’s book series. Value Points: the distinctively-featured doll wears her original pleated skirt, white blouse with attached panties, leggings. $300/400

392. American Composition Skippy by Effanbee in Original Sailor Suit 13” (33 cm.) Composition head with wooden neck socket, painted hair with long forelock curl, painted facial features, blue side-glancing eyes with long lashes, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with downcast lips, muslin body with disc-jointing at shoulders and hips, composition lower legs with painted black boots, wearing his original blue sailor suit. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Skippy c. P.L. Crosby. Comments: Effanbee, their licensed Skippy doll, based on the comic strip character drawn by Percy Crosby, and in 1931 made into a movie with child actor, Jackie Cooper. Value Points: the character doll, with cross-over interest in comic strips and celebrity dolls, is wonderfully executed with simple line-painted features, has original gold heart paper wrist tag. $300/400

393. American Composition Patsyette as George Washington by Effanbee 9” (23 cm.) All-composition, socket head, painted very large brown side-glancing eyes, painted lashes, closed mouth with rosebud-shaped lips, five-piece composition body, very elaborate white mohair wig

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in the late 18th century style Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee Patsyette Doll. Comments: Effanbee, circa 1936, depicting George Washington, wearing exclusively designed costume celebrating the bicentennial birthday of


dress, undergarments, shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Dewees Cochran, studio model, 1950s. Value Points: beautifully-painted facial features enhanced with modeled cheek dimples. $800/1100

395. American Artist Portrait Doll “Peter Ponsett” as Young Boy by Dewees Cochran 12” (30 cm.) Latex composition with socket head, painted facial feature, small hazel eyes with fringed upper lashes, closed mouth with shy smile, blonde mohair wig, five-piece body posed slightly bow-legged, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D.C. PP 54. Comments: by the American studio artist Dewees Cochran, the boy is a “Grow-Up” portrait of Peter Ponsett, 1954. Value Points: rare and well-preserved American art doll by the illustrious artist. $800/1200

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George Washington. Value Points: well-preserved doll in wonderful original costume. $200/300

394. American Artist Doll by Dewees Cochran Depicting Smiling Girl with Double Row of Teeth 15” (38 cm.) All latex composition with swivel head, elongated slender torso and limbs, jointing at shoulder and hips, painted facial features that depict a smiling older child, brown eyes, thick black upper eyeliner, applied lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open with wide beaming smile and painted double row of teeth, brunette human hair wig, original

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9” (23 cm.) All-latex composition portraying a toddler baby, socket head, painted facial features, upper glancing brown eyes with decorative glaze, short brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open with defined tongue tip, wispy hair, five piece baby body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D.C. P.D. ‘54 #4 (back of head). Comments: Dewees Cochran,1954, her portrait of young baby. Value Points: very rare model with realistic modeling of both head and body. $700/900

397. American Composition Boy from American Children Series Designed by Cochran for Effanbee 17” (43 cm.) Composition socket head, painted facial features, blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, very short fringed lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, brunette human hair wig in short boyish sideparted fashion, five piece body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Effanbee USA. Comments: designed by Dewees Cochran for Effanbee’s American Children Series,circa 1938. Value Points: the rarer boy model has fine original finish, beautifully painted face, original costume comprising blue serge jacket and shorts, white shirt, bow tie, shoes, socks, black velvet brimmed cap. $300/500 397.

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Collection of German Felt Hand Puppets by Else Hecht The one-owner private collection of felt puppet-dolls were created in the studio of the important Munich doll artist, Else Hecht, probably during the 1930s, and depict various figures from the puppet play “Die Wundernacht”. Once owned by Mr. Fred Yost who was the mid-century Vice-President of Wanamaker’s, the puppet-dolls were featured in a vast holiday window display of that store in 1951 and then returned to the family where they have remained until this time. Each retains its vibrant original costume and exuberant facial expressions and features.

399. Trio of German Felt Puppet-Dolls by Else Hecht Including Chef and Count 25” (64 cm.) Each is of wool felt with pressed and painted facial features, the count with attached felt eyelids and the chef with red felt lips, wool plush hair, each with hollow torso for puppet use, felt arms and legs. Excellent condition. Else Hecht, Munich, 1930s. Depicting a Marquis in long waist coat and vest, with lace jabot and white periwig; Housekeeper with coiffe and flowered cotton dress; and Chef with uniform and chef ’s hat. $600/900

400. Four German Felt Puppet-Dolls by Else Hecht including Wizard

398. Trio of German Felt Puppet-Dolls by Else Hecht 17” (43 cm.)-30” if full length, including hats. Of brown wool felt with shaped facial features, applied large paper mache bulging googly eyes, stitched red felt lips, plush brown hair and moustache, with original elaborate costumes representing characters from the holiday tale, Excellent condition. Else Hecht, Munich, circa 1935. $600/900

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21” (53 cm.) h. wizard, including hat. Each has felt pressed and painted face with added black shoe-button pupils, hollow torso for use as puppet play, including Wizard with white beard, distinctive robe with symbolic omens, and tall wizard hat; young boy with stitched on felt hair, and young girl with coronet of flowers. Also included (not shown) is woman with unusual red hair and fancy bonnet. Excellent condition. Else Hecht, from her Munich art studio, 1930s. $300/500


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401. German Felt Puppet-Doll Depicting African Woman in Superb Costume by Else Hecht 25” (64 cm.) Of black felt with shaped facial features, black shoe button eyes with painted eye whites, red felt lips with stitched-on teeth, black tightly fleeced yarn hair, stitch-jointed formed arms and legs, hollow torso with back opening for puppet use. Excellent condition. Else Hecht, Munich, 1930s era, the puppetdoll is wonderfully-preserved with elaborately-detailed costume, jewelry and colorful silk plush slippers, and carries a small all-felt full-body child at her back. $500/800

402. Four German Felt Puppet-Dolls by Else Hecht 26” (66 cm.) Each is full doll with hollow torso for use as puppet play, felt head with highly-characterized pressed and painted features, shoe-button centered eyes except Devil with glass-jewel eyes, including Devil with black furry body and hair, long tail, extended finger nails; Policeman with uniform and book of tickets; night watchman with uniform, extended red beard and key ring of keys; and Uncle Sam type. Excellent condition. Else Hecht, Munich, circa 1930s. $500/700

403. German Felt Alligator Puppet-Figure by Else Hecht 41” (104 cm.) l. Of green wool felt, the alligator puppet has opening on underside for use as puppet play, intricately constructed felt covering to simulate alligator hide, felt claws with nails, glass-jewel eyes (mis-matched), and ferocious open mouth with felt teeth. Excellent condition, few teeth missing. Germany, Else Hecht, circa 1930s. $300/500

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hair, painted facial features, wide blue eyes, closed mouth in wide smile, wooden torso and large feet with painted shoes, composition hands, flexible metal spring arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Ideal Doll USA. Comments: Ideal, circa 1930s, the doll depicts the radio star Fanny Brice in her famous role of Baby Snooks. Value Points: pristine condition, the doll is wearing her factory-original costume. $300/500

406. American Composition “Joy” Designed by Joseph Kallus for Cameo 121” (307 cm.) Composition socket head with sculpted short curly forelock, topknot and side curls, large painted blue side-glancing googly eyes, button-shaped nose, tiny closed mouth, wooden body and ball-jointed limbs. Condition: generally excellent, few light craze lines on right side of head. Marks: Des & Copyright J.L. Kallus Joy (original paper label on chest). Comments: Cameo Doll Co, circa 1935, the model was designed by Joseph Kallus. Value Points: wonderful expression and details of hair, original finish, original paper label and costume. $300/400

407. American Composition Child with Bobbed Hair and Original Costume 11” (28 cm.) All composition with socket head, chubby face, sculpted short bobbed hair with attached pink bow, painted blue side-glancing eyes, button-shaped nose and tiny closed lips, flapper child body with jointing at shoulders and hips. 404.

404. American Composition Doll “Betty Boop” with Original Box 13” (33 cm.) Composition socket head with painted black hair accented with little spit curls, large black upper glancing goo-goo eyes, curvy brows, tiny button nose and bow-shaped lips, shapely composition torso with painted costume, wooden limbs with ball-shaped articulation, defined green heeled ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Betty Boop Des. & Copyright by Fleischaker Studios (red heart label). Comments: Cameo Doll, circa 1935. Value Points: in pristine condition, the doll has original paper booklet “What Every Little Girl Should Know by Betty Boop” and original box with wonderful illustrations. $400/500

405. American Composition Celebrity Doll “Fanny Brice” by Ideal 13” (33 cm.) Composition head with sculpted short curly 405, 406, 407.

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Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American, circa 1930. Value Points: little flapper girl is wearing original costume. $200/300

408. German Composition Character Doll “Franz” with Original Costume and Label 14” (36 cm.) Hard composition socket head, painted blue eyes and upper lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, side-parted blonde human hair wig, firmly-stuffed cloth body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Gelenk-Puppe-Hali (original paper label with stamped name “Franz”). Comments: Germany, circa 1940. Value Points: the doll is wearing his original ski competition costume and carries skis and ski poles. $300/400

409. American Wooden “Popeye” in Original Illustrated Box 11” (28 cm.) Socket head with highlycharacterized face depicting the comic strip character, painted features, on wooden body with painted costume, wood segmented limbs for posing, with painted sailor costume, brown shoes, attached blue wooden cap and wooden pipe. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Chein & Co Made in US Harrison N,J, (left foot)

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King Features Syn Inc 1932 (right foot). Comments: Popeye from the syndicated comic strip, circa 1932. Value Points: wonderfully-preserved condition with tattoos on his muscular arms, carrying leather boxing gloves, and presented in original illustrated box. $800/1000

410. American Composition and Wood “Pinocchio” by Ideal 11” (28 cm.) Composition socket head, sculpted black hair with pointed forelock curl, long nose, over-sized ears, painted blue downcast eyes, closed mouth in wide smile, composition torso with painted costume, wooden segmentjointed body allowing for very flexible articulation, large brown wooden feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Pinocchio, Des. & C. by Walt Disney Made by Ideal Novelty & Toy Co (label on torso). Comments: Ideal, circa 1940. Value Points: wonderfully preserved example of the beloved character, with original felt hat and silk bow tie. $300/500 407.

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Extremely Rare French Bisque Portrait Doll as WWI Red Cross Nurse from the Rubright Collection A French art doll portraying an adult lady whose face is hauntingly evocative and who is wearing an original Red Cross nursing uniform of WWI is the opening lot at Theriault’s July 22 auction. The 22� doll, created during the movement known as the Renaissance of the French Doll in which French doll makers strove to reinvigorate their ailing doll industry with new artistic models, is aptly symbolic of the heroic efforts of the American Red Cross nurse during that terrible war. Her angular face appears compassionate yet with strong lines, and is painted with exceptional artistry as she appears to gaze steadfastly into the future. It is little recognized today that by the time the United States entered WWI in 1917, the nurses of the American Red Cross had already been serving in French and English base hospitals for three years. By 1917, there were 1000 Red Cross nurses already stationed at the hospitals and aboard the SS Red Cross ship, better known as The Mercy Ship. The number rose to more than 10,000 after 1917, many serving near the Western Front, at hospitals, encampments and actual front lines. To aid the American Red Cross in their recruitment of nurses, a series of posters were created. While the posters

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Graduation nursing certificate earned by Charlotte Janes Garrison in 1917 which has been preserved with the doll.

assuredly glamorized the job, they also served to impress young women with the importance of the work. Posters both Red Cross nurses in France. tugged upon heart strings and also scolded those who stood back from duty. Noted illustrators of the era were chosen for the artwork including Carl Rakeman, Gordon Grant, and the most famous, Harrison Fisher, whose drawings of stylish women had already been gracing magazine covers for more than a decade, and whose most famous Red Cross poster lady bears a striking resemblance to this particular doll. This doll was once owned by Charlotte Janes Garrison who earned her American Red Cross Nursing Service certificate in 1917 (included with the doll). The doll, which may have been given to Charlotte to commemorate her graduation, wears its original Red Cross uniform including the cape. Attached to the cape is a Red Cross pin with a 1921 date which was the 40th anniversary of the American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton. The personal history of the doll from 1917 until 1981 is not documented, although it was surely in the possession of Charlotte Janes Garrison or her family until eventually acquired by Mary Lou Rubright at a Theriault’s auction in 1981. The doll has been in Mary Lou Rubright’s care since that time. x

1918 poster by Gordon Grant depicting a Red Cross nurse (“The Comforter”) holding an infant and aiding a woman at the site of war ruins.

1917 recruitment poster by Carl Rakeman.

The Red Cross Christmas Roll Call poster drawn by Harrison Fisher which bears a resemblance to this doll in her strong features and solemn expression.

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The Amazing Miss Timber Grand and proud she stands, despite her nearing three centuries of existence. She is Miss Timber and the story of her name is lost somewhere in history, although some suggest that the name may have been whimsically bestowed on her centuries ago in homage to the tall tree from which wood she was carved. Nevertheless, Miss Timber it is, the name written on an old ink-script paper tucked inside her hat. Miss Timber’s age is from the mid-1700s, likely about 1735. Surely she was commissioned from an important English artisan, celebrated for his creation of wooden dolls, and her size, as well as quality of construction and costuming, indicate that the soon-to-be owner was a member of a fine aristocratic family. We know only that much about Miss Timber’s earliest years. Her known story begins with Miss Mabel Gurney who had owned the doll during her childhood years at North Runction, the daughter of Sir Somerville Gurney and Lady Harriet Hay. Toward the end of the 1700s Mabel became Lady Mabel Curtis, the first wife of Sir William Curtis, the son of a wealthy sea biscuit manufacturer and prominent politician including as a Member of Parliament and Lord Mayor of London in 1795. Mabel carefully packed her doll, carrying it with her to her new home at the Curtis estate at Cullard’s Grove. Sadly, Lady Mabel Curtis died young in childbirth and the doll was then given to her daughter Connie, then later passed to further generations through her daughter Elizabeth. The doll’s appearance at Theriault’s July 22 Marquis auction will mark her first appearance outside the hands of that original family.

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As to the doll itself. She stands 27� tall and her elegantly shaped oval face and elongated throat speak to her patrician lineage. Dainty ringlet curls from her original wig tumble about her stronglydelineated face which features classic dotted lashes and brows, and her very sturdy body stands upon shapely well-turned calves and ankles should she decide to slightly lift her skirt edge. The finish on the doll is entirely original and wonderfully-preserved save only those pleasing patina rubs that complement her age. And the costume! Above a thicklypadded trapunto stitched petticoat with transfer design and a hidden coin pocket is a splendid thick brocade gown with appliques of tiniest silver beading and metallic threads forming abstract floral designs. A hand-woven lace fichu graces her shoulders, tying at the back, and centering an apron of most delicate embroidery on sheer muslin base with diamond-point silk applique edging. Her silk shoes and bonnet have complementary accent trim, and she carries an extraordinary silk reticule with handpainted designs. The presentation of Miss Timber is, in fact, quite remarkable as she anxiously awaits her appearance at the “Miles to Go, Promises To Keep� auction. x

Accessories included with Miss Timber include shoes, silk handpainted reticule, original provenance, and wooden box.

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The Young Scholar Featured on the Cover of “Miles to Go, Promises to Keep” A young man “deadly earnest about life, liberty and the pursuit of education” graces the cover of Theriault’s July 2019 Marquis auction catalog appropriately titled “Miles to Go, Promises to Keep”. The doll, model 107, was presented by Kammer and Reinhardt in 1909 and only a very few of the model were ever made in this largest 55 cm. (22”) size.

“‘His shoes are worn at the toes, his stockings the old black ribbed, his suit herringbone with black velvet collar. He is in earnest [sic] about life, liberty and the pursuit of education.’” - Doll News, November 1969

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The history of the 107 model is fascinating. It was 1908 and a new energy had entered the doll world. Reformers such as Marion Kaulitz and Kathe Kruse were introducing their art reform dolls with realistic expressions which would replace the idealized pretty child dolls of the past. Franz Reinhardt saw the potential for a new market in this, and casting about for ideas, contacted a Berlin artist who modeled for Reinhardt the first of the K*R art character dolls; this was the 100 character baby which the artist basically copied from a 15th century bust by the Italian sculptor Donatello. Reinhardt loved it, he wanted more and the Berlin sculptor, later identified as Arthur LewinFuncke, complied. This time Lewin-Funcke drew upon his own works, and presented the bust “Portrait of a Boy”, which he had sculpted in 1898, as an idea for a doll portraying an older boy. Reinhardt was elated and this bust was to become the K*R model 107 marketed as “Karl”. It was not until nearly 80 years later that Arthur Lewin-Funcke was identified as the sculptor of “Karl” by the dedicated German doll scholars, Marianne and Jurgen Cieslik. The doll firm and the sculptor had deliberately kept their alliance private because making a doll was considered a commercial endeavor antithetical to the fine art community in which LewinFuncke was famed. As Cieslik noted in the book, German Doll

Studies, “Lewin-Funcke had taken his secret of being the father of the character doll movement to his grave in 1937”. As for the doll itself, only two sizes were made, 12” and 22”. And there were few. Florence Theriault notes that only four or five examples of the 22” size have been presented at Theriault’s in nearly 50 years. As to the particular doll presented here, the young scholar, little is known about his first sixty years of age, but it is known that in November 1969 he appeared on the cover of the UFDC journal Doll News, On the inside cover of that journal is this note about the doll: “German bisque boy doll purchased by U.F.D.C. for presentation to Betty Brink on her retirement as President of our organization on August 10, 1969 in New Orleans. Let Betty herself describe him: ‘Freddie, named for Frederation, is the rare K*R 107 boy…His shoes are worn at the toes, his stockings the old black ribbed, his suit herringbone with black velvet collar. He is in earnest [sic] about life, liberty and the pursuit of education’”. x

The doll remained in the hands of Betty Brink for many years before his move to the care of Mary Lou Rubright of Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania and on July 22 will begin the next leg of his journey.

The modeling of children was a particularly artistic challenge for Professor Lewin-Funcke.

The doll appears on the cover of “Miles to Go, Promises to Keep”.

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The Collection of French Wax Dolls in Historic Costumes “Childhood playthings that resemble people” is a simple, yet apt, description of dolls. While the key word here is “playthings”, it’s far from the complete story of dolls. There is another entire category of antique and vintage dolls that, despite being miniature representations of people, were never intended for childhood play. This category includes such disparate groups as the series of promotional dolls presented by the Ice Capades in authentic replicas of performer costumes, the historically important Japanese hero dolls, and the storied populations of Neopolitan Christmas villages. Dolls, yes, but designed for play? Definitely, no. A common characteristic of this “other category” was the affixed-costume. So symbiotic was the relationship of costume to doll, that the removal of one from the other could rarely be accomplished without extensive damage to both. The creation of these dolls was usually purposeful, sometimes they were promotional, sometimes commemorative, and sometimes they simply honored history. While there is usually no signature or documentation to reveal their creators, their costumes’ couturier flourishes attest to serious purpose. All of these features came to bear in the creation of the French wax dolls in historic costumes presented in this catalog* Never intended for play, (their costumes most definitely permanently attached!), they were created to convey the importance of French fashion through the centuries. But when were they made and why? A clue to their origin might lie in their discovery in an archives in the city of Versailles some thirty years ago where they had laid, carefully preserved for many decades,

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although with no documentation save the aged ink-script paper attached to each indicating the precise historical year which the costume represented. Another clue lies in a cryptic mention in the important 1920 French book Jeux de France by Leo Claretie regarding an 1916/17 exhibition presented by L’Etoile, a French aid society whose purpose was to raise funds for the benefit of WWI soldiers and orphans. The book described an exhibition of a series of wax dolls, “gracieusement et documentairement habillees”** in historic French costume from 1770 to early 1800s. And it is for this exhibition that the very dolls shown in this catalog were likely made and costumed, and presented to the public in a fundraising event. This was not the only exhibit of its kind at this time. Indeed, the 1916 prestige exhibition of historically-costumed dolls at the Margaine-Lacroix boutique in Paris, which included the doll model sculpted by Albert Marque is another example. And in 1909 the Musée de Arts Decoratif in Paris presented their “Exposition Costumes Ancien” which included examples of the 18th century wooden court dolls as well as later dolls garbed in historic French costumes. In each of these exhibitions, a twofold purpose seems apparent: first, to raise funds for a worthwhile social cause, and secondly, to instill in the visitors a sense of French

history and its importance in the world of couture. Further, the exhibits seem to have appeared at moments of stress – after war, after economic downfalls – with a more subtle role of reminding citizens of their country’s heritage. In some of the exhibits, such as Margaine-Lacroix, the dolls themselves became significant; the Marque doll today holds the rank as the world’s most valuable doll. In others, such as the 1916/1917 L’Etoile exhibit, the costumes were of dominant significance. And the costumes of the L’Etoile exhibit! How splendid, of superb antique fabrics scarcely unobtainable today. Featheryspun silks, intricate laces, lush velvets, permanently arranged on the bodies in a froth of fantasy. With majestic wigs interwoven with tiny beads, and brought to even greater heights of imagination by spiraling feathers and garlands of flowers. Today’s collectors benefit further because, with foresight, each costume was labeled with a paper tag with ink script identification of the period of the costume, right down to the exact year. While the dolls themselves are not the focal point, they are very fine. Of rich poured honey-toned wax, with tiny inset bead eyes and dainty heart-shaped face, their shoulder-plate with modeled bosom is attached to a wire

armature padded cloth form with self-stand, and a peek beneath the voluminous skirts reveals undergarments and fitted silk or velvet slippers. It is not known with certainty how many dolls were presented in the original exhibit. Of this present group, one costume is labeled from the era of Napoleon III 1860, two from the era of Louis Phillippe 1832 and 1835; and three from the 1st Empire 1803, 1806 and 1808 while the majority exhibit the fashions of Epoque Louis XVI – 1776, 1777, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1787, 1790 – spanning nearly all the years of his monarchy. Collectors on the quest for unique dolls, especially dolls of fashion, and dolls offering intriguing and different arenas of study will surely find this collection to be of special interest. x * Lots 244-250, 252, 267-269, 360-368 ** special thank you to François Theimer for sharing the Claretie reference.

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Theriault’s Upcoming Specialty Doll Auctions L a d y Fa n c i e s — PA R T T W O ! T H E P R I VAT E 5 0 - Y E A R C O L L E C T I O N O F H A N N E B Ü K TA S O F V I E N N A , AU S T R I A This extraordinary collection of more than 300 rare French and German pieces spans 1900-1930s and features classic ladies of elegance as well as Art Deco and Art Nouveau themed figures of women. Many are presented as waist-up figures, while others have original pincushion or tea-cozy attachments, and still others form into delightful powder puffs, candy box lids, or bibelot boxes.

UPCOMING DATE AUTUMN 2019

Madame Alexander: The Waller Collection, Part Three Over 300 examples spanning the years 1930-1970 from America’s most iconic doll maker will make this a series of events that will be a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to bid on and own selections from the revered Waller Collection.

UPCOMING DATE Sunday, OCTOBER 27, 2019 at the Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois

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