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This book is based upon an antique doll collection auctioned by Theriault’s of Annapolis, Maryland. Automata and Music Box Consultant: Jere Ryder Design: Travis Hammond Photography: Gerald Nelson Senior Conservator: Terry Lanford Conservators: Meredith Dupree, Hana Holbrook $75 ISBN: 1-931503-99-0 Printed in Hong Kong


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The Estate Collection of Ron and Mary Ellen Connor Foreword from Stuart Holbrook

It was nearly eight years ago that I received a card in the mail congratulating me on the birth of my daughter, Kinley. I expected that this card from Ron and Mary Ellen Connor would be one of many words, because as those who have come to know and love Ron over the years will tell you, he had a way with words! Even his own daughter, Eileen, recounts the time she fell asleep on the sofa and woke an hour later to the exclamation from Ron “... and that, in essence, is the story of how electricity was invented!” He never realized she had been sleeping through this entire speech of which she still has no idea how it even began. Given Ron Connor’s propensity for words, the note he sent me was actually surprising in that it was simple and contained the most minimal of messages: 4

“Dear Stuart, Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. As one who has raised five wonderful children I have only the following advice…give her wings.”

Ron was a man of many words. But he was also a man of the most perfectly articulated sentiments. This was one of the many qualities that he and Mary Ellen showed me over the years, as we became friends through collecting. Whether an hourlong story about electricity or a simple sentence regarding fatherhood, his words were always expressive and, well, just right. Ronnoc Connor – and, yes he knew his first name was actually his last name spelled backwards - never fought the urge to let one thing lead to another. It started with clocks. Years ago, upon


leaving an antique shop, he caught sight of a lovely old example that, though in need of repair, was perfect for a niche in the Connor home, then in Park Ridge, Illinois. Ron became fascinated with that clock owing to his engineering background and love of learning ‘how things work’. And, of course, to find even more clocks to study the variations they contained. We all know this story too well, the origins of every collection. And that’s when one thing led to another. Ron also loved music - and even sang in the glee club. As such he found a perfect combination of mechanics and music in the collecting of music boxes for which he delved right in with passion and curiosity. And that led to another. Owing to his wife’s interest in dolls, Ron became intrigued by musical automata and mechanical dolls. A perfect complement and a combined interest for them both - it became a new passion which they could enjoy together and was the hallmark of their collections.

Yet, it led to even one more fascination. The dolls of Jumeau. Ron and Mary Ellen noticed that the finest automata utilized bisque heads by the firm of Jumeau and thus began their intense appreciation for this “roi du poupée”. They sought every model and in every size, always aiming for the most original examples as a view of their remarkable collection will attest. As Ron might say, to paraphrase his electricity story, “...and that, in essence, is the story of how our collection began.”

(though he never stopped collecting in her absence and found it a soothing way to continue the work they started together). One of his wishes was that the collection that brought them so much joy over the years should be offered to other collectors, hopefully to inspire everyone through their collecting vision of “one thing leads to another” and what that means in the happy life of a collector. It is that collection of automata, music boxes and Jumeau bébés that is offered in this catalog. x

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GOLD HORSES Only the most special items are worthy of the Gold Horse designation. Items in this category with the Gold Horse seal deserve your special consideration. Theriault’s will guarantee to the original purchaser of any Gold Horse lot a credit toward future purchases for the hammer price of that lot (after thirtysix months). Specific conditions governing this guarantee are cited in the “Terms of Sale”. 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. 32” Outstanding Grand French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Pierre-François Jumeau 2. 20” Very Beautiful French Bisque Poupée with Expressive Features 3. 25” Delicately Featured French Bisque Portrait Bébé by Emile Jumeau 5. 19” French Bisque Bébé Jumeau in Original Couturier Asian Costume 6. 24” Very Rare Earliest Period French Bisque Bébé EJ in Size 11 8. 4” Early French Porcelain Poupée with Rare Body, Porcelain Arms 10. 13” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé E.J., Size 5, with Antique Costume and Shoes 11. 33” Grand-Sized French Bisque Bébé Jumeau, Size 16, Original Costume and Box 12. 18” French Bisque Premiere Bébé by Emile Jumeau in Lovely Antique Costume 13. 10” Petite French Bisque Bébé E.J., Size 2, by Emile Jumeau with Splendid Eyes 18. 11” Petite All Original Bisque Bébé for the French Market from Au Nain Bleu 25. 24” French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bébé with Incised Depose Mark by Emile Jumeau 30. 18” French Bisque Poupée with Deluxe Articulated Wooden Body by Jumeau 31. 25” Outstanding French Bisque Bébé E.J.A., Size 12, by Emile Jumeau 33. 12” Petite French Bisque Premiere Bébé by Emile Jumeau 34. 18” Very Beautiful French Bisque Premiere Bébé by Emile Jumeau 36. 21” French Bisque Bébé E.J., Size 10, by Emile Jumeau from Au Louvre Store 37. 19” French Bisque Bébé E.J., Size 8, by Emile Jumeau in Original Costume 40. 35” French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Danel & Cie with Original Body and Costume 41. 22” French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Lady Body, Spanish Costume 43. 28” Large French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Pierre-François Jumeau 45. 42” Outstanding French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau in Very Rare Size 20 48. 22” French Bisque Bébé by Jumeau in Elaborate Folklore Costume 49. 33” Grand Size 15 of the French Bisque Bébé E.J. by Jumeau in Original Costume 53. 18” Beautiful Shy-Faced French Bisque Bébé, Incised Depose, by Emile Jumeau 54. 18” Shy-Faced French Bisque Bébé with Rare Incised “Depose” Mark by Jumeau 59. 28” Splendid French Bisque Bébé Triste, Size 13, by Emile Jumeau 60. 33” French Bisque Bébé Triste by Emile Jumeau in Very Rare Size 16 62. 13” All-Original French Amber-Complexioned Bisque Poupée with Bisque Arms

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63. 14” French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau in Original Turkish Exhibition Costume

75. 17” German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, XII, by Kestner

65. 23” French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Emile Jumeau with Expressive Character Face

76. 6 ½” Rare Tiny German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll by Kestner

66. 20” Rare French Bisque Bébé Français by Emile Jumeau

80. 10 ½” German Bisque Doll, 949, by Simon and Halbig in Wonderful Costume

67. 25” French Bisque Bébé E.J. by Jumeau, Size 11, with Signed Shoes

84. 15” American Cloth Portrait Doll of Lady with Double Chignon by Martha Chase

68. 17” French Bisque Poupée by Leverd & Cie with Unique Wig System

85. 15” American Cloth Character Doll Known as “Little Nell” by Martha Chase

69. 20” French Bisque Smiling Poupée, Deposed Model, by Leon Casimir Bru

87. 15” American Cloth Doll of Brown-Haired Lady by Martha Chase

72. 14” German Bisque Flapper Lady, 1469, by Cuno and Otto Dressel

91. 12” Rare American Black-Complexioned Cloth Doll by Martha Chase

74. 16” German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, XI, by Kestner with original Costume

92. 26” All-Original American Black Cloth Character Doll by Martha Chase


96. 16” American Cloth Gentleman Known as “Mr. Micawber” by Martha Chase

124. 21” French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Emile Jumeau with Expressive Features

97. 14” Very Rare American Cloth Portrait Doll of Gentleman by Martha Chase

129. 33” Grand-Sized Rare German Bisque Character, 1279, by Simon and Halbig

108. 22” German Bisque Art Character, 114, “Hans” by Kammer and Reinhardt

135. 24” German Bisque Character “Dolly Dimple” by Gebruder Heubach

115. 21” French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Jumeau Shoes

153. 29” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé Jumeau, in Lovely Antique Costume

117. 13” Petite French Bisque Bébé, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru

158. 19” Early Period Gorgeous French Bisque Portrait Bébé by Emile Jumeau

120. 29” French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Pierre-François Jumeau in Grand Size

170. 9” Tiny French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Rare “F” Marking

121. 14” Early French Bisque Poupée with All-Wooden Fully-Articulated Body

171. 22” Beautiful French Bisque Bébé with Incised Mark by Emile Jumeau

123. 31” Grand French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Danel & Cie, Size 15

191. 22” German Bisque Character Toddler, 116, by Kammer and Reinhardt

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About Pierre-François Jumeau From a foreword to The Jumeau Book, written by Jacqueline Grenier, great-granddaughter of Pierre François Jumeau “In my mind’s eye I see his portrait hanging in the living room between two windows with stiff red satin ropes: his large, light blue eyes observe you with intensity, his face expresses invincible energy. He was stubborn and unyielding, yet just. His grandchildren used to say that when he corrected behavior he spoke sharply, concisely and with discrimination; his tone was authoritarian. His best friend a large Pyrenees dog named Balarias. PierreFrançois was creative and decisive, an administrator and an exporter, with a genius for interior decorating, beauty and elegance: he was designated as an “Artistic Manufacturer” at the World’s Fair of 1849. He was a levelheaded artist, asked reasonable prices for what he made, and feared no competition.” 8

1. Outstanding Grand French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Pierre-François Jumeau 32” (81 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, grey glass inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue outer rims, thick dark eyeliner, delicately-painted lashes and brows, mauve eye shadow, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, separately-applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers and toes, beautifully costumed in pale rose silk gown with lace trim, matching ruffled bonnet, undergarments, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Pierre-François Jumeau, circa 1875, the grand size and superb quality of the poupée indicates its likely creation for exhibition purposes. Value Points: very rare size enhanced by splendid modeling and delicatelycomplexioned bisque with softest blush enhancing the cheeks, chin, eyelids, and ear lobes, very sturdy original body. $7500/9500


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2. Very Beautiful French Bisque Poupée with Expressive Features 20” (51 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, original blonde mohair wig with elaborate coiffure, cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5. Comments: French, circa 1875. Value Points: very beautiful face, bisque, and painting of features, sturdy original body, original wig, and wearing exquisite antique rose silk and lace gown, undergarments, fancy tall boots, woven bonnet with silk flowers, turquoise brooch and earrings, and carrying wooden-handled parasol with silk and tulle cover. $3500/4500

3. Delicately Featured French Bisque Portrait Bébé by Emile Jumeau 25” (64 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauveblushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish, albeit light rubs on finger tips. Marks: 12 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, a transitional portrait facial model used for both bébé and poupée models for a very short period of time. Value Points: beautiful doll with very delicate and gentle features enhanced by finest bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $5500/7500

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4. All-Original French Bisque Musical Automaton “Troubadour Playing the Mandolin” by Roullet et Decamps 17” (48 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered base with ebony wooden feet is a bisque headed troubadour having blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig in flowing curls over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, wearing original elaborate purple velvet costume with rich gilt trim, and holding a wooden mandolin. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 2. Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1890, the model appeared in their original catalog as #369 described as “Persan jouant la mandoline”. Value Points: fine original condition with charming presentation, costume, and movements, the automaton is all-original. $4000/7500

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5. French Bisque Bébé Jumeau in Outstanding Original Couturier Asian Costume and Head-dress 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushlypainted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, rose-blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth, pierced ears, black mohair wig with queue over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 8 (and artist checkmarks, head) Bébé Jumeau Depose (body). Comments: Jumeau, circa 1888, under commission, a select group of bébés were created and costumed by Jumeau in authentic and elaborate Asian costumes. Value Points: few models are known to exist of the series, this example with gorgeous eyes, fine bisque, original body and body finish, and wearing gorgeous original Asian silk and velvet costume with gilt thread trim, elaborate head-dress with silk and beaded flowers, earrings, necklace, undergarments, socks, and signed Jumeau shoes. $6000/8000

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7. All-Original French Bisque Musical Automaton “The Spanish Mandolin Player” by Leopold Lambert

6. Very Rare Earliest Period French Bisque Bébé EJ in Size 11 24” (61 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very full cheeks, strong throat, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted delicate lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, delicately feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears, (frail) original lambswool wig over cork pate (additional antique blonde mohair wig). French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with plump lower arms, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, flake at right pierced ear hole. Marks: EJ 11 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880, the earliest period of his signature bébé was made for a very short period only. Value Points: rare large early bébé with gorgeous sculpting, finest quality bisque and painting, original body with original finish, included is antique velvet and silk dress, leather shoes, and antique blonde mohair wig. $8500/11,500

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23” (58 cm.) Seated daintily upon a wooden stool on a red velvet -covered platform is a bisque-head lady with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, rose blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair hand-tied wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, wearing original rose silk dress with elaborate petal and bead appliques and lace trim, with matching pom-pom trimmed slippers and hat. When wound, music plays, the lady moves her head up and down in a nodding fashion, then side-to-side, while moving the mandolin up and down in her left hand, and strumming the keys with her right; meaning her right leg moves up and down in time to the music. Condition: generally excellent, music and movements function wonderfully. Marks: 8 (head) L.B. (key). L. Lambert Fabricant ...(original gilt lettered red label on back along with colorful tune label). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890, one of the luxury pieces from his collection, with costume created in his own atelier under the direction of his wife. Value Points: all original automaton with gorgeous Jumeau bisque head, luxury original couturier costume, superb movements and music with gorgeous sound, and with rare original labels. This actual automata appears in The Jumeau Book, p.384. $8000/12,000


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with fine quality of porcelain and painting, original wig, original body with luxury details, and wearing original brown taffeta ensemble comprising cape, jacket and skirt, matching woven hat, blouse, undergarments, leather heeled shoes signed C.C. $2500/3500

9. French Musical Automaton “Elegant Lady at Her Piano” by Gustave Vichy

8. Early French Porcelain Poupée with Rare Body, Porcelain Arms, and Original Costume 14” (36 cm.) Porcelain shoulder head with very-lightly-tinted complexion and blushed cheeks, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted fringe lashes, delicately-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, unpierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, firmly-stuffed kid body with gusset-jointing at hips, wooden ball-jointing at knees, dowel-jointing at shoulders of upper kid-over-wooden arms, porcelain arms from above the elbows, curled fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, attributed to Blampoix, circa 1860. Value Points:

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18” (46 cm.) A velvet-covered wooden stage presents a vignette of an elegant lady posed on a stool at her piano, ready for her performance. The lady has a bisque poupée head attributed to Gaultier, blue glass eyes, closed mouth, nicely painted features, pierced ears, blonde mohair flowing curls, carton torso and legs, metal hands, and is exquisitely costumed in silk and lace. The piano is of fine rosewood with ebonized finish borders and sides, bone and ebony springtension keys, and features shaped columns, ormolu two-arm candle holders and side handles, music sheet, and porcelain vase with silk flowers. When wound, the lady pianist moves in a realistic manner, turning and nodding her head as if alternating between reading the sheet music and watching her hands on the keys, while her forearms move sideways across the keyboard, and, independently up and down as her hands approach the keys. Meanwhile four operatic tunes emanate from a 52-note Swiss movement. The rear of the piano contains an access panel by which the mechanism may be viewed in action. Condition: generally excellent, well-functioning. Comments: Gustave Vichy, Paris, circa 1878, an early model from the illustrious firm, possibly created for, and exhibited at, the 1878 Universal Exhibition in Paris where Vichy exhibited his automata for the first time. Value Points: wonderfullypreserved luxury automaton whose fine quality of woods and piano keys enhance the realistic and complicated movements. $12,000/15,000


The read of the piano contains an access panel by which the mechanism may be viewed in action.

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10. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé E.J., Size 5, with Gorgeous Antique Costume and Shoes 13” (33 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows with feathered detail, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E 5 J (and artist checkmarks, on head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: beautiful wide-eyed bébé has shy, yet dramatic expression, finest quality of bisque, original body and body finish, fine antique silk costume comprising dress, undergarments, socks, French signed shoes, and woven bonnet with maroon silk ribbon band. $3500/4500

11. Rare and Pristine Grand-Sized French Bisque Bébé Jumeau, Size 16, with Original Costume and Box 33” (84 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark painted eye liner, lushly painted dark lashes, wide brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin and lip corners, separately sculpted pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 16 (head, and artist check marks) Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’honneur (body label). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1886. Value Points: pristine unplayed with and all-original condition of the rare large size 16 bébé, having original beautiful soft mohair wig with ribbon, Jumeau earrings, Jumeau chemise with Bébé Jumeau gold lettered label, and her original size 16 Bébé Jumeau box. The bébé has flawless creamy bisque which enhances her unusual expression, and outstanding original body and body finish. $12,000/15,000

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12. French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Unusual Mark “D” 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, brunette human hair over cork pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D Depose Tete Jumeau 9 (head, with artist checkmarks) Bébé Jumeau Bte SGDG Depose (head). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1890. Value Points: nice creamy bisque, pretty costume comprising maroon woolen dress, red woolen bonnet, undergarments, French leather boots. $3000/3800

In the 1890s famous Parisian department stores commissioned bébés by Jumeau for their exclusive sales; the bébés were marked with initials to indicate that store, such as “D”, “B.L.” or “P”.

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13. Petite French Bisque Bébé E.J., Size 2, by Emile Jumeau with Splendid Eyes 10” (25 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, rose blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with heart-shaped upper lip, shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, auburn mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E 2 J (and artist checkmarks, on head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: rare petite size, splendid dramatic eyes, fine original body and body finish. $3000/4000

14. French Bisque Premiere Bébé by Emile Jumeau in Lovely Antique Costume 18” (46 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and blue outer rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows with feathered details, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight loose ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, earliest bébé model with dramatic large size, lovely antique costume including unusual cutwork coat with triple capelet collars, dress, undergarments, red crepe ruffled bonnet, leather shoes signed “Bébé Jumeau Depose 8”. $4000/5500

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15. Grand French Bisque Poupée in Splendid Original Wedding Gown of Alencon Lace 25” (64 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on bisque shoulder plate, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, beautifully painted lashes and brows accented by rose blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with heart-shaped upper lips, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid gusset-jointed body with shapely torso, gussetjointed limbs, stitched and separated fingers, wearing original wedding gown of fine Alencon lace with four scalloped-edge tiers at the front, fitted top with lace overlay, extended lace train, undergarments, silk slippers, fine tulle veil with wax orange blossom coronet, double strand of pearls and pearl earrings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 10 (head, and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: the grand size poupée is in superb condition, with fine quality bisque, very sturdy original body, exquisite costume. $6500/8500

16. Superb French Musical Automaton “Acrobat and Musicians in Garden Performance” by Phalibois 23” (58 cm.) A garden scene with a centering flowering tree in the background and various shrubs and ferns upon the painted ground, features an elegant musical and acrobatic performance. Posed upon an acrobatic balancing bar is a bisque head doll with sculpted hair and painted facial features, loosely-jointed wooden limbs, wearing a fine silk theatrical costume, and seated on either side are bisquehead musicians with sculpted hair and painted features, one a lady harpist with silk gown and the other a gentleman mandolin player. When wound,

music plays (two tunes), the acrobat dances across the balancing bar, while the musicians play, moving heads and arms. Condition: generally excellent. Mechanism functions well, music needs adjustment. Comments: Phalibois, circa 1865. Value Points: superbly-preserved luxury automaton with splendid details of costume and setting, the charming scene is preserved on original ebony base under original four-sided glass dome. $8000/12,000

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17. Outstanding Grand-Sized French Musical Automaton with Bébé Triste, Toy Theatre and Pup in Basket by Gustav Vichy 30” (76 cm.) Standing upon a flat wooden base with bronze velvet cover is a bisque-head bébé with brown glass paperweight eyes, closed mouth, painted features, extended length brunette mohair wig, carton torso and legs, composition lower arms, wears a maroon velvet and ivory silk dress with lace and ribbon trim, maroon velvet shoes, and lavish straw bonnet. A wicker basket decorated with green silk ribbons is attached to the side of her torso, and hiding under the basket lid is a white pup. A toy theatre is attached to the other side of her torso, decorated with rose and yellow silk draperies, a red silk curtain, and gilt metal ormolu decorations; inside the theatre is an acrobat. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism and music function well. Marks: 12 (head) G.V. (key). Comments: Gustav Vichy, circa 1885, the bébé model is the rare Jumeau Triste by Emile Jumeau. When wound seven movements occur: the girl turns to the left, the curtain arises, and the acrobat performs a complicates series of movements including tumbling, reversals, and balancing, and then the curtain comes down; she then turns to the right and blows kisses, the lid of the puppy basket arises and the puppy waves a friendly greeting with one paw. Meanwhile three musical tunes (Le Petit Bleu Valse, La Cour et la Main [word illegible], and La Princess de la Canaries, listed on the underside of the theatre) merrily play. The automaton was offered in the 1884 Paris department store catalog of Au Louvre at the extraordinary price of 290 francs, about ten times the cost of a luxury doll in the same catalog, and was also distributed by G. Baker Troll of Geneva, shown in an 1880s photograph of their showroom. Only one other example is known to exist at this time, but not having the Bébé Triste head. Ex-collection Christian Bailly. $28,000/42,000

Right: The automaton was distributed by G. Baker Troll of Geneva, shown in an 1880s photograph of their showroom.

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19. Outstanding French Bisque Bébé “Suzanne’s Doll” with Extensive Trousseau from Au Nain Bleu with Provenance 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Dep 8 (incised on head, and red stamp Tete Jumeau, head) Au Nain Bleu E. Chauviere Boul des Capucines, 27, Paris (body). Comments: French, Jumeau/SFBJ, circa 1905. From the original property of Suzanne Waterman, one of five children of the Waterman family of Warren, Rhode Suzanne Waterman with her doll Island, prosperous owners of a mill in about age 5.

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that town. After her father’s death at her age of 3, her mother remarried an Episcopal minister, Joseph Hutcheson, and the entire family traveled to France where the children were entered in school, and the couple traveled throughout France seeking a chateau to remove to America. They did, and the chateau was dismantled, packed and transported back to Rhode Island, occupying an entire ship. Upon its arrival in Rhode Island, the chateau was re-designed into the famed Villa Sera under the guidance of the famous architect, Charles Platt, noted for his insistence on integrating landscape into building design (www.beyondthegildedage.com/2012/02/ villasera.html). Also brought back from France with the Waterman family was Suzanne’s doll, purchased for her at the famed Parisian doll shop of Au Nain Bleu, along with the doll’s original trunk and extensive


trousseau; this doll was cherished by Suzanne throughout her entire life, and passed on to family members until its acquisition by Carolyn Guise in 1982 where it has remained until this present time. Value Points: wonderfully-preserved originalowner doll has fine original wig, body, body finish, and owns an extensive trousseau of dresses, coats, undergarments, hats, shoes, accessories, and more, each of the garments bearing the original cloth label of Au Nain Bleu, and most in impeccable condition; the trousseau is stored in its original doll trunk which also bears the label of Au Nain Bleu. In all, an extraordinary treasure of objects enhanced by a remarkable famiily story. $7000/9500

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21. An All-Original French Bisque Automaton “Waltzing Lady and Gentleman” by Vichy with Provenance

20. French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau with Very Delicate Expression 16” (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, pale blue glass enamel eyes with darker blue outer rims, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers, beautifully costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3 (head and shoulders). Comments: Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: an especially lovely face with gentle expression, very delicate complexion, sturdy original body, original wig. $2500/3500

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13” (33 cm.) A bisque-headed couple are posed in each others arms, in formal dance position, each with blue glass eyes, beautifully painted facial features, carton torso, paper mache legs and metal hands on man, bisque forearms on woman. Each doll has its original white mohair wig in very elaborate coiffure, and is wearing its original blue and ivory cream silk ballroom costume in the 1790 style, the woman with original pearl necklace and earrings, and silk floral arrangement in hair. The woman fits upon a metal cone “skirt” that contains mechanism, and is hidden by her silk skirt. When wound, the dolls twirl about, pause, reverse, repeat, and meanwhile the entire piece glides along on three wheeledbase. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. bisque heads perfect, some restoration to woman’s fingers. Marks: (two tune paper label are on base indicating “La Jolie Parfum” and “L’Espana


Valse”). Comments: Gustav Vichy, circa 1880. A paper note, handwritten in 1959 and attached to the metal cone tells the provenance of the automaton, detailing that in 1880 “mon grand-pere Jules Boissier” brought some dolls from Paris to his six year old daughter Caroline, adding that the automaton that the piece had passed down in the Boissier family, to Isabelle, then to

Jules and, in 1959. finally to Noel. It was after this time the time piece was acquired at a Theriault’s auction from the original family, Value Points: superbly-preserved luxury automaton combines exquisite sculpting of faces with couturier costumes, original music and tune labels, and realisticallyrendered elegant dance movements. $12,000/16,000

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22. Exceptionally Rare and Splendid French Automaton “Piano Watteau” by Vichy with Bisque Portrait Head and Hands 37” (94 cm.) h. 22” base. Arranged upon a red velvet covered wooden base is an elegant lady seated at a piano-harp. She has a bisque portrait head with brown paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with beautifully-shaped outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, paper mache shoulder plate designed to allow “breathing”, carton torso and legs in seated pose with glued-on stockings and heeled shoes. bisque forearms with exquisite hands, wearing elaborate and elegant silk and lace costume with pearl jewelry. The piano-harp is painted pale yellow with goldleaf painted carved borders and decorative painted colorful flowers, and has surmounting harp and sheet music rack. When the automaton is wound and lever released, the lady moves her hands across the top of the keyboard as though performing, turns her head, and “breathes” as though in awe of her own beautiful music. Four tunes play. Condition: generally excellent, early and fine restoration of painting and costume with antique fabrics and materials, mechanism and music function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 10 (and artist checkmarks on head). Comments: Vichy, the model appeared in the firm’s catalog described as “Piano Watteau”, catalog number 466, and was designated as a deposed model by the firm, circa 1888. Value Points: extremely rare luxury quality automaton with splendid bisque portrait face, compelling presence and movements including breathing, very beautiful presentation. $25,000/35,000

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“My grandfather, Emile-Louis Jumeau was born on the feast day of St. Perfectus (April 18th) — a fact that personally amused him since he was far from perfect! Still, he achieved perfection in his work by dint of intelligence and unwavering application to the task.” From a foreword to The Jumeau Book, written by Jacqueline Grenier, granddaughter of Emile Jumeau

24. French Musical Automaton “Teaching Bébé to Dance” 19” (48 cm.) A bisque head doll with blue glass eyes, painted features, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, and bisque forearms, is standing upon a velvet-covered wooden base with ebony feet, alongside a tripod table. Standing on the base is an all-bisque doll with blue glass eyes, and jointed limbs. The larger doll holds a wooden baton in one hand, and balances the all-bisque doll in the other. When wound, music plays and she turns her head side to side, waving the baton in one hand, as though to accompany the little “dancing” doll. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Marks: 44-21 (doll). Comments: French, circa 1900, with bisque head by Gebruder Kuhnlenz. Value Points: charming vignette automaton, the doll wearing original rose silk dress with matching bicorn hat. $3500/6500

25. French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bébé with Rare Incised Depose Mark by Emile Jumeau

23. French Child’s Festival Silk Costume on Mannequin 27” (69 cm.) overall. 10”shoulder width. Of fine ivory and black silk in alternating vertical bands edged by silver braid, and decorated by matching lappets with silver bells at their tips, the costume was designed for wear at a luxury Parisian festival party by young child. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885. $700/1000

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24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber-brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin and philtrum, separately modeled pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, beautiful rose brocade costume with silk fringe and cord, antique undergarments and superb silk bonnet, Jumeau stockings and leather shoes signed “Bébé Jumeau Depose”. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Jumeau 10 (incised) Bébé Jumeau Hors Concours. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885. Value Points: rare model made for one or two years only, has a superb expression enhanced by fine luminous patina, original body and body finish, signed Jumeau shoes. $4000/5500


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26. Swiss Music Box “Britania” by B.H. Abrahams of Fine Cabinet Woods 26” (66 cm.) x 17”w. x 10”d. Styled as a miniature double-door armoire with surmounting clock and finials, the cabinet is made of fine fruitwoods and walnut veneer which are enhanced by inlay and painted designs on the doors. The double comb mechanism plays a 9” diameter music disc (eight included). Very good unrestored condition, lacking winding crank. Swiss, Barnett Henry Abrahams of Ste-Croix, circa 1900. Prior to 1895, Abrahams was a British agent for fancy goods stores in London, specializing in the importation of musical boxes. In 1895 he established the B.H. Abrahams Company in Ste-Croix, now producing his own music boxes but continuing the emphasis on placing musical movements into functional objects such as tables, cigar cabinets, or, as in this case, miniature armoires. $2500/3500

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27. Very Rare Swiss Music Box with Dancing Dolls Designed for Presentation at Railroad Stations by Auguste Lassueur 26” (66 cm.) h. x 35”w. x 18”d. A large wooden case features a stagefront with theatre curtain which disguises the performance hidden behind it. After coins are inserted, the double-comb, 8-tune, sublime harmonie cylinder mechanism starts playing. Quickly, the curtain rises to reveal five bisque dolls which twirl merrily around, the movements accentuated by drum and bells percussion instruments.There is a coin-drawer below for collection of the coins. Excellent condition of both cabinet, mechanism and music, well-functioning actions and with wonderful sound. Ex-collection of Paul Gendre of Paris from which it was acquired by Ron Connor. Railroad travel was well established thoughout Switzerland by the late 19th century, and, much like the scene in today’s airport terminals, activities were introduced to railroad stations that would simultaneously entertain the waiting passengers and also make a tidy profit. Auguste Lassueur of Ste-Croix, Switzerland, hit upon the notion of placing coin-operated mechanical music boxes in the waiting rooms on the Jura-Simplon Railway Co. in Switzerland. He commissioned works from several music box makers in Ste-Croix, most notably Alfred Junod-Turin. The Lassueur creations were of several designs including a musical carousel and this dancing theatre of dolls. Auguste Lassueur, Swiss, circa 1887. $8500/10,500

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28. French Animated Monkey Musicians on Reed-Playing Organ by Thibouville-Lamy 28� (71 cm.) h. x 17�. x 12�. Two highly-animated be-wigged monkey musicians with paper mache heads, glass eyes, moving upper and lower lips of painted kidskin, very characterized features, painted wooden lower limbs and clothed in 18th century style aristocratic costumes are posed seated atop a rosewood cabinet while playing the violin and large cello, with wooden music racks at their feet. The cabinet contains an eightair, hand-driven, reed-playing barrel organ. When wound, they play the

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instruments in a lively animated fashion, with movement of head, lips and arms. Condition: mechanism and music function well, the cabinet and monkeys are structurally excellent. Comments: Thibouville-Lamy, France, circa 1875. the firm originated as makers of musical instruments in 1790 and later added barrel organs to their trade, drawing upon the works of artisans of Mirecourt, France where that artisan trade was centered. It is speculated that the monkey figures were supplied by Theroude. Value Points: well-preserved and delightful automaton with fascinating historical background. $5000/7000


29. American CoinOperated “Regina Corona” Music Box with 61 Original Discs 68” (173 cm.) h. x 25”w. c 21”d. The fine oak cabinet with detailed carving is designed to hold a selection of up to twelve 15 ½” musical discs in a movable carriage. By turning the dial at the right side of the cabinet, a user can select a favorite tune, and after inserting a 5 cent piece, the disc raises from the storage rack and plays. After the tune is played, the disc returns to its slot in storage rack below. The clear glass front door allowed the public to watch the amazing clockwork mechanism while the performance took place. This particular Regina model features the acoustically advantageous piano sounding board. There is a hidden coin drawer which also kept safe the original winding crank. The cabinet rests on four cast iron cabriole legs. Excellent condition, working and sounding very well. Included are an impressive array of 61 original 15 ½” Regina music discs. American, Regina Music Box Company of Rahway, New Jersey, circa 1900, the model is often known as “the first jukebox”. $8000/12,000

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30. Beautiful French Bisque Poupée with Deluxe Articulated Wooden Body by Jumeau 18” (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kidedged bisque shoulderplate, grey glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented pale lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, additional swivel jointing at waist and mid-thighs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4. Comments: Pierre-François Jumeau, circa 1870. Value Points: exquisite beauty of the wide-eyed poupée, with luxury-quality all-wooden body having extra features of swivel waist and thighs and jointed ankles, wearing superb early aqua silk gown, undergarments, leather boots. $4500/6500

31. Outstanding French Bisque Bébé E.J.A., Size 12, by Emile Jumeau 25” (64 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very elongated cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and darker rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows with feathered details, shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, impressed chin dimple and philtrum, separatelymodeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-balljointed body with very plump limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: EJ/A 12. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1879, the uniquely sculpted facial model was made for one or two years only, and the bébé was offered in two sizes only, 10 and 12, further indication of its luxury status. Value Points: very rare to find, especially in this very beautiful example, with choicest bisque and painting, original body and body finish, original wig, and with superb silk costume. $18,000/23,000

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33. Petite French Bisque Premiere Bébé by Emile Jumeau 12” (30 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes in tiny eye cuts, simplypainted lashes and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, tiny closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight loose balljointed body with straight wrists, antique silk dress, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: very dear petite earliest period bébé with shy expression, pale bisque, original body and body finish. $3500/4500

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32. French Bisque Double-Faced Bébé from Emile Jumeau Character Series 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with cardboard hood has an alternate face on either side, each face with blue glass eyes and painted features, one face depicting a laughing child with broad grin and row of porcelain teeth, the other a crying child with mouth modeled wide open, having sculpted tongue and upper row of teeth, brunette mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Marks: 7. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Jumeau/SFBJ, circa 1900, depicting the art character models 203 and 211. Value Points: rare double-faced model has wonderfully expressive faces and fine quality of bisque, original body, and wearing fine antique dress and leather shoes signed “Bébé Jumeau Depose 7”. $8000/12,000

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18” (46 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: very beautiful shy expression enhanced by finest bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $5500/7500


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35. French Bisque Jumeau in Original Couturier Chinese Silk Costume and Decorated Coiffure 20� (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, incised eyeliner, widely arched brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, shaded and outlined lips, six porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette hair in original elaborately arranged traditional coiffure under original coiffe, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8. Comments: Jumeau, circa 1895. Value Points: very fine and elaborate original silk costume with embroidered maroon silk kimono with rich embroidery, pink under-dress, pale green and pink silk trousers, original silk embroidered slippers with hobbling heels, elaborate and highly stylized coiffure trimmed with colored beads. $4500/6500

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37. French Bisque Bébé E.J., Size 8, by Emile Jumeau in Original Couturier Costume

21” (53 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, deep brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, 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 fully-jointed body with straight wrists, wearing lovely silk dress with velvet collar and lace trim, undergarments, wearing kidskin boots impressed with full figure of a doll and with original paper store label of Au Louvre. Condition: generally excellent, old faint body repainting. Marks: Depose E 10 J (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1882, the bébé was offered by the famed Parisian department store, Au Louvre. Value Points: very beautiful bébé with finest bisque and painting. $5000/7500

19” (48 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, very large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over work pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E. 8 J. (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris. (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1882. Value Points: beautiful wide-eyed bébé has fine luminous bisque, richlypainted features, original wig, body, body finish, and wearing fine (albeit frail) original costume. $4500/6500

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39. French Musical Automaton “Organ Grinder with Dancing Doll” by Gustav Vichy with Au Paradis des Enfants Medallion 23” (58 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered wooden platform is a bisque-head man with highly-characterized distinctive sculpting, brown glass eyes, closed mouth with two rows of sculpted teeth, outlined lips, sculpted moustache, painted lashes and brows, brunette mohair wig, carton torso and legs, metal hands, wearing rich red and pale aqua silk costume with feathered hat. The man stands behind a finely-made cabinet-model wooden organ with stenciled gold outlines and yellow curtains upon which is posed a small china doll in silk costume. When wound, the organ grinder turns his head side-to-side and in a nodding circular motion, turns the organ wheel with his right arm in a complicated manner as though flexing his arm muscles; while he turns the organ wheel the doll dances about and music plays. Condition: generally excellent, music and motion function well.

38. Rare French Mechanical Pull Toy Depicting Lord of the Manor Walking His Dogs 14” (36 cm.) overall. 12”l. 11” man. Standing upon a wooden platform with metal spoked wheels and a hidden mechanical movement is a bisque head man with richly-sculpted brown hair and full beard, painted brown outlined eyes, accented nostrils, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with center accent line, wooden block torso, wire upper arms and legs, wooden lower limbs, painted boots, original silk and velvet gentleman’s walking costume. Posed at the feet of the man are two paper mache dogs. The man and the dogs are attached to the mechanism in the base by hidden metal rods, and when the toy is pulled along the man nods his head vigorously as though calling to the dogs, and tugs at their leashes, while the dogs jump up and down in an eager manner. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1870, the maker remains a mystery. Value Points: very rare early pull-toy with most appealing vignette of country gentleman walking his dogs, the gentleman with superb bisque head, distinctive sculpting, and rich enhancing glaze on hair and beard. $3500/4500

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Marks: G. Vichy Fils Paris (stamp on clockwork motor) Au Paradis des Enfants (original brass medallion on base). Comments: Gustav Vichy, circa 1875, presented by the prestige Parisian toy store, Au Paradis des Enfants. Value Points: the unique and extraordinary facial sculpting was used for this model only; its rarity is testified to by the few models that are known to exist today, and its luxury status by the prestige store medallion. $14,000/22,000


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40. Grand French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Danel & Cie with Original Body and Marquis Costume 35” (89 cm.) Bisque socket head, large almond-brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eyeliner, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth defined space between shaded and outlined lips, separately modeled applied ears, auburn mohair bobbed wig with cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris Bébé Tete Depose 16 (incised). Comments: Danel & Cie, circa 1889, the rare model was made for one or two years only; the story of the Jumeau/ Danel lawsuit is told in The Jumeau Book by Theimer/Theriault on pages 148-151. Value Points: rare model even more sought in this elusive grand size, wearing wonderful antique Marquis costume. $6000/9000

41. Outstanding French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Lady Body, Original Spanish Costume, Signed Jumeau Shoes and Wooden Box 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, very deep amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lush lashes, thick black eye liner encircles the eye cuts, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, antique brunette human hair wig in elaborate braid captured in woven snood, French composition and wooden fullyjointed lady body with shapely bosom and waist. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 10 (and artist checkmarks, head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: with superb quality of bisque and painting, fine luminous complexion, original elaborate wig, pate, original lady body with original finish, the bébé is wearing her original Spanish costume of red satin with black lace overlay, black velvet jacket with gold metallic trim, black velvet cap, undergarments including corset, stockings, Jumeau leather shoes, and is preserved in her original wooden box in flawless pristine condition. $8500/11,000

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the pulley to bring up the bucket. Then, suddenly, just as the bucket reaches the top, a frog pops out. The lady drops the bucket (and the frog) quickly back into the well, then looks around, side-toside as though she can’t believe what happened, then pauses, and begins again. Meanwhile music plays. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 1 (head) (the attached key is Roullet & Decamps). Comments: Roullet et Decamps, the automata was illustrated in the original Roullet & Decamps catalog as Paysanne au Puits #329. Value Points: very rare model, of which few examples have ever been located, has wonderful synchronic movements providing an amusing Parisian view of a country scene. Ex-collection Paul Gendre of Paris. $8000/12,000

42. Very Rare French Musical Automaton “Country Girl at the Well” by Roullet et Decamps 20” (51 cm.) Standing upon a wooden platform which is painted to appear as a moss-covered stone courtyard and well, with wooden well roof decorated with trailing vines, is a bisque head woman with brown glass paperweight eyes, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, carton torso and legs, bisque forearms and hands. A chain pulley is suspended above the well and holds an old wooden bucket in which a frog is hiding. When wound, the lady lifts her arms alternately as though operating 42 detail

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43. An Outstanding Large French Bisque Portrait Poupée by PierreFrançois Jumeau 28” (71 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass enamel inset eyes with rich dark coloring, dark eyeliner encircling the eye sockets, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with beautifully shaded and outlined lips, separately modeled and pierced ears, original blonde mohair wig over cork pate, early kid poupée body with shapely torso and one piece shaped legs and arms,


stitched and separated fingers, wearing an ivory gown with lace inserts and bead trim at the bodice, satin skirt and sash, coronet of wax flowers, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: PierreFranรงois Jumeau, circa 1867, the large model of his portrait lady may have

been presented at the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Value Points: rare early model especially rare in this luxury large size; the doll is notable for exquisite subtlety of blush and sculpting lending a distinctive portrait look. $7000/9000

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45. Outstanding French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau in Very Rare Size 20 42” (107 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark painted lashes, brush stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears, auburn mohair wig over cork pate, Jumeau composition and wooden fully jointed body with very plump limbs, antique rose silk dress, bonnet, undergarments, stockings, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 20 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1886. Value Points: the largest size made of Bébé Jumeau according to company inventory records; very few models are known to exist as the bébé was likely a special commission or exhibition model only; this rare example has well defined sculpting, lovely bisque and painting, original wonderful body and body finish. $12,000/16,000

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44. French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Rare Hinged Walking Legs 24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, French composition and wooden body with ball-jointing at shoulders and elbows, kid-over-metal-joint at hips designed for “walking”. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 10 (and artist checkmarks, on head). Comments: Jumeau, circa 1890. Value Points: pretty bébé with rare body style, wearing lovely antique coral silk dress, undergarments, kidskin shoes. $2800/3500

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47. Extremely Rare Swiss/American New Century Disc Music Box 12” (30 cm.) x 27”w. x 23”d. A grand mahogany-cased table model disc music box which plays an 18 ½” zinc metal disc, utilizing four 78 tooth combs to create music arrangements and harmonies not possible on nearly any other type of music box. Further, what sets this model apart is not only the use of four combs, but also the making and tuning of two of the four combs in what is known as “Octavo” and which results in yet another layering of the sublime harmonie effect. The music box is in excellent original condition, and includes 16 original zinc music discs and original winding handle. Swiss/American, New Century Music Box, 7000 series, made by Paillard Cie of Ste-Croix, Switzerland in partnership with Synphonion Mfg Co of New Jersey to whom the movements were exported, assembled, cased and marketed in America for a short-lived production period of only three years (1902-1905). The extreme rarity of the box is enhanced by its exceptional technique and sound, and in this present case, by its fine original condition. $10,000/15,000

46. Swiss Music Box “Mira” by Mermod Freres 8” (20 cm.) h. x 13”w. x 12”d. The box, of rich solid mahogany with ogeeshaped edging hinges open to a reveal a single comb mechanism which plays 9 ¼” discs which wound by the handle at the side. The music box is in all-original working condition, and includes 9 original music discs. Swiss, Mermod Freres, circa 1900. $1100/1500

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48. French Bisque Bébé by Jumeau in Elaborate Folklore Costume with Grape Necklace 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, rose blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with richly-shaded lips, pierced ears, new brunette human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 10 (head, and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body stamp). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885. Value Points: the wide-eyed bébé wears elaborate folklore costume from the region of Vannes, France including a silver necklace with embossed design of a grape cluster, and has an attached note indicating “provincial costume of Vannes France, original grape necklace and official doll of the wine tasters of Vannes”, with blue ribbon award from 1980 doll convention. $4000/5500

The Jumeau firm had great national pride and from its earliest date they had presented dolls in traditional French costumes, sometimes as a special commission. 49. Rare Grand Size 15 of the French Bisque Bébé E.J. by Jumeau in Superb Original Brittany Costume 33” (84 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Deposes E. 15 J. (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: very rare size 15 of the perfected model bébé with finest bisque, sculpting, and painting of features, wearing antique couturier-made traditional costume of Brittany with fine detail of embroidery and trim. $6000/9000

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13” (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, very large amber brown glass paperweight insert eyes, dark eyeliner, lushlypainted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, pierced ears, kid poupée body with shapely torso and limbs, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, kid finger tips a bit worn. Marks: 4 (and artist checkmarks on head). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880. Value Points: charming petite poupée with dramatic large amber eyes. $1700/2200

27” (69 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers and toes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 10 (head and shoulderplate) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880. Value Points: lovely grand-sized poupée with especially sturdy body, wearing beautiful unique antique costume with fine transferprint pattern. $4000/6000

51. Petite French Bisque Poupée with Dramatic Large Eyes 12” (30 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with very large brown glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, shapely kid poupée body, nicely costumed in antique mauve silk gown, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent, very faint hairline runs horizontally across the face. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: dramatically large size of eyes lend character expression. $500/700

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53. Beautiful Shy-Faced French Bisque Bébé, Incised Depose, by Emile Jumeau 18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with deeply-set small eye sockets, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented lips, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork

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pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, lovely silk dress, undergarments, lace ruffled bonnet, leather boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Jumeau 8 (head) Bébé Jumeau Bte SGDG Depose (torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885, the model was made for a short time only and is, thus, very rare to find. Value Points: an especially beautiful doll with deeply modeled features, finest creamy bisque. $3800/4500


54. Very Pretty Shy-Faced French Bisque Bébé with Rare Incised “Depose” Mark by Jumeau 18” (46 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very full cheeks, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, wearing pretty antique dress, silk textured cape, undergarments, socks, signed Jumeau shoes, and fancy cap. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose 8 (incised, on head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, an early bébé model with luxury details such as separately-modeled ears not found on later bébés of this size, circa 1885. Value Points: rare model with especially expressive features, very fine bisque and painting such as shaded eye lids, original body and body finish. $3500/4500

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jacket, silk pom-poms, matching bonnet, silk shoes and stockings,and is holding a gilt ormolu tray which displays two large white silk flowers. When wound, the lady turns her head from side to side and nods up and down, then taps her right hand and the right hand flower opens to reveal its surprise, a brown faced monkey with glass-eyes, who turns his head from side to side and opens and closes his hinged mouth; she then taps her left hand and the other flower opens, revealing its surprise, a pair of all bisque dolls that twirl and dance about.. Two tunes play. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 8 (head) (with Lambert classic winding key). Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1880, a similar smaller model, classic face, was shown in the Lambert catalog as “Bouquetiere, No.7”. This larger size with portrait face was an earlier deluxe model, likely made on special commission. Value Points: rare early automaton with exquisite portrait face has most entertaining seven movements. Ex-collection Christian Bailly. $11,000/14,000

55. Swiss Ten-Tune “Orchestra” Cylinder Music Box 13” (33 cm.) x 28”w. x 18”d. In fine wooden cabinet featuring inlays with musical and floral marquetry designs on the lid and at the front, the music box features a centrally located 20 note reed organ section in addition to drum, bells and castanette percussive instruments. The box retains the original tune program card listing ten tunes. Excellent condition with good sound. Swiss, maker unknown, circa 1880. $2000/3000

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57. American Disc Music Box by Regina with Base Cabinet with 24 Original Discs 44” (112 cm.) h. x 32”w. x 24”d. The mahogany-cased table model music box is designed with turned corner columns and matching disc storage cabinet with double door front and slide-out disc storage shelf at the right side (storage cabinet is lacking lower door lock and few interior divider panels). The music box, style number 28, has a full bedplate, double comb mechanism, winding crank and 24 very good original 20 ¾” diameter discs. It bears the serial number of 31989 indicating 1899 as the bear of production. Included is a matching disc storage cabinet which allows the music box to become self-standing. The music box is in excellent original condition with strong sound, lacking one tooth on upper comb. Regina, Rahway New Jersey, 1899, the storage cabinet is very rare to find and highly sought. $2500/3500

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58. Swiss Disc Music Box “Stella Orchestral Grand” by Mermod Freres 78” (198 cm.) h. x 36”w. x 20”d. Having original deep red mahogany finish wooden case with lockable double door front and viewing glass, the mechanism has a very large ornate cast iron bedplate and massive double combs, designed to project a very loud and resonant sound quality, and uses the grand 25 11/16” diameter music disc. It also has the Mermod Freres patented projection-less design enabling the discs to easily slide in and out of the storage area in the lower portion of the upright cabinet. Included is the original winding crank and 12 excellent original music discs. Excellent overall condition, original finish on cabinet albeit lacking top pediment, original condition of mechanism. Swiss, Mermod Freres of Ste-Croix, circa 1900, their Orchestral Grand model was their largest and musically most impressive music box with a bold strong sound. A coin-operated model it was originally intended to entertain the public in a fine hotel lobby, soda fountain, or arcade. $5000/7000

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59. Splendid French Bisque Bébé Triste, Size 13, by Emile Jumeau

60. French Bisque Bébé Triste by Emile Jumeau in Very Rare Size 16

28” (71 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling and very full cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, brush-stroked brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with white space between the accented lips, dimpled chin and defined philtrum, separately-applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 13 (head and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885, the Bébé Triste model sculpted by Carrier-Belleuse, so-named for its wistful (triste) expression. Value Points: especially fine detail of sculpting on this model enhanced by brilliant deep blue eyes, original body and body finish, fine ivory silk faille costume. $11,000/14,000

33” (84 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with elongated face and very full cheeks, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, impressed chin dimple and philtrum, separately-applied pierced ears, elongated blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 16 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, their Bébé Triste sculpted under commission by the noted Parisian artist Carrier-Belleuse, circa 1885. Value Points: very rare largest size of the beloved model with very fine bisque and painting, luxury wig, wearing brown woolen dress with embroidered garland and birds, undergarments, lace cap, leather shoes. $12,000/16,000


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61. French Musical Automaton “Chinese Tea Server” with Art Character Face by Leopold Lambert 18” (46 cm.) Standing upon a velvetcovered wood base is a bisque-head adult lady with heart-shaped face and ambertinted complexion, narrow brown glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, long painted brown lashes and thick brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips, pierced ears, black mohair wig in upswept fashion over cork pate, slender carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, amber-tinted bisque forearms, and wearing fine silk and brocade traditional costume. When wound, the lady elegantly turns her head side to side, then inclines her head as though offering tea; then lifts the tea cup and, alternately, extends the tray she is holding in her right hand. Music plays throughout. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism and music function well, some original tea dishes lacking. Marks: L. B. (key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1888, with unique bisque head commissioned from Jumeau and sculpted exclusively for this luxury automaton model. Value Points: rare automaton with superb facial sculpting and expression, very fine bisque and with very rare tune label ink inscribed with name of Chinese melody “Chinois Ee Wong 766”. $5000/8000

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62. All-Original French Amber-Complexioned Bisque Poupée with Elaborate Costume and Bisque Arms

63. French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau in Superb Original Turkish Exhibition Costume

13” (33 cm.) Amber-tinted bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, brown glass inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, black painted lashes, curved one-stroke brows, two painted beauty marks, closed mouth with center accent line, very firm poupée body with gusset jointing at hips and knees, kid upper arms, and amber-tinted bisque arms to above the elbows. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1. Comments: French, circa 1867, the doll was likely created to appeal to foreign visitors at the 1867 Paris International Exposition. Value Points: an outstanding doll, rare at its time, and virtually unfindable today in this perfectly preserved original costume of elaborately draped and ornamented silks and brocade including wrapped turban, bracelet, ankle bracelets, pearls, and having two beauty marks on exquisite complexion. $2800/3500

14” (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, large blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with shapely torso. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, the poupée was likely prepared as an exhibition model for an international exposition as indicated by both the high quality of the facial sculpture and detail, and the extraordinary original and authentic costume designed to appeal to international traveling royalty. Value Points: the elaborate original costume of fine silks, lace and embroidery with elaborate coiffe is perfectly preserved, the body is near mint, the bisque flawless. $3000/4000

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64. French Bisque Blue-Eyed Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Signed Jumeau Shoes 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 7 (and artist checkmarks, head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: brilliant deep blue eyes beautifully contrast the fine creamy bisque, original wig, pate, body, body finish, pretty antique blue silk and velvet costume, leather shoes signed “Bébé Jumeau Depose 7”. $2800/3500

Emile Jumeau’s rare Paris Bébé model of 1892 is considered by doll scholars as the precursor of Jumeau’s 200 art character series. 65. Fine French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Emile Jumeau with Expressive Character Face 23” (58 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling and highly characterized sculpting of cheeks and chin, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, dark painted curly lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the outlined lips, dimpled chin and defined philtrum, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wearing antique royal blue velvet jacket and feathered cap, pants, undergarments, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris Bébé Tete Depose 10 (head) Paris Bébé Depose (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his rare Paris Bébé model of 1892, considered by doll scholars as the precursor of Jumeau’s 200 art character series. Value Points: outstanding quality of sculpting on the rare model is enhanced by finest quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $6000/8000

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66. Rare French Bisque Bébé Français by Emile Jumeau 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly painted lashes, widely brushstroked brows, accented eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B. 8 F. Comments: Bébé Français, circa 1892, this new model was created by Jumeau after winning the rights to the trademark name in his lawsuit with Danel & Cie; the model was created at the same time as Jumeau was designing his 200 character series, and this face became the 225 model. Value Points: rare character-face bébé model with loveliest bisque, modeling, painting, original body and body finish, original shoes signed Paris Depose 8 and fine antique dress, undergarments and lace and silk bonnet. $4500/6500

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67. Superb French Bisque Bébé E.J. by Jumeau, Size 11, in Near Mint Condition with Signed Shoes 25” (64 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly painted lashes, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, accented nostrils, blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, separately modeled and pierced ears, brunette antique hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with very plump limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E 11 J (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: superb refined model of the signature bébé having grand size, outstanding bisque and painting, sculpting details including impressed dimples at lip corners and chin, original body and body finish, antique costume that is likely original, lace bonnet, undergarments, knit stockings, Jumeau leather shoes signed Paris Depose 11. $5500/7500


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68. Extremely Rare French Bisque Poupée by Leverd & Cie with Unique Wig System 17” (43 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, uniquely cut pate to indicate original placement of hair tendrils as wig, blue glass inset eyes with strongly modeled eyelids, aquiline nose with accented nostrils, rose blushed eye shadow, dark eyeliner and painted short lashes, brush-stroked arched brows, closed mouth with strong accent line between the lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, kid gusset-jointed body with kid over wooden upper arms, bisque arms extending to well above the elbows (the right arm modeled with bent elbow), expressively-posed fingers, brunette mohair wig, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4 Bte SGDG. Comments: Leverd & Cie, his unique wig system was deposed in 1869 and made for one or two years only. Value Points: extremely rare poupée with regal expression, finest bisque and painting, rare wig system, original body with superblysculpted hands. $8000/11,000

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69. French Bisque Smiling PoupÊe, Deposed Model, with Original All-Wooden Body by Leon Casimir Bru 20� (51 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, almondshaped blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth in tentative smiling expression, pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden fully-articulated body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, ball-swivel waist. Condition: generally excellent, old retouch on body finish. Marks: G (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, the smiling face model was deposed by the firm in 1872. Value Points: most elegant lady with lovely bisque, gentle refined expression, original fully-articulated wooden body, fabulous antique costume of gold silk with black lace trim, fancy bonnet, beaded purse, parasol, undergarments, stockings, fancy shoes. $5000/7500

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French fully-jointed composition lady body shaped to accommodate Edwardian era fashions, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, albeit V-shaped hairline at center forehead, Marks: S&H Dep 1159 11 (head) E./D.B. Paris La Patricienne (body). Comments: Edmund Daspres, successor to the Steiner firm in the early 1900s, presented his Edwardian lady with exaggerated bosom and tiny waist; the doll was made with various commissioned bisque heads including this. Value Points: commanding presence of the elegant lady, with original signed rare body. $800/1300

71. Rare German Bisque Flapper Era Bride with Original Legs and Platform

70. Grand Bisque Lady Doll, S&H 1159, for the French Market with Original Daspres Body 24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass eyes, painted eyeliner, dark painted curly lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig in upswept fashion,

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12” (30 cm.) Bisque shoulder head depicting an adult woman with her head turned sharply to the side, elongated throat, painted facial features, downcast eyes with heavy eyelids, smoky eyeshadow, closed mouth with wide smile, brunette mohair wig, bisque arms stitch-attached to shoulders, slender cloth body, bisque lower legs, white heeled shoes, antique wedding dress, veil and coronet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5844 Germany (head and limbs). Comments: Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: rare model with all-original parts and wonderful expression. $700/1100

72. German Bisque Flapper Lady, 1469, by Cuno and Otto Dressel 14” (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark


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73. Italian Blue-Eyed Art Character Doll by Burgarella 17� (43 cm.) Composition socket head depicting an older child with elongated throat, nicely shaped face with pointy chin, painted blue side-glancing eyes, brown eyeliner, smoky-grey eye

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shadow, feathered brows, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, nicely costumed (possibly original). Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Burgarella, Italy, circa 1930. Value Points: rare to find art character doll with beautifully-shaped face, artistic painting, distinctively-modeled body. $600/900

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75. Rare Tiny German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll by Kestner 6 ½” (17 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, kid lower torso and legs with gussetjointing at hips and knees, bisque arms peg-jointed at shoulders, cupped sculpted hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1 (head and torso). Comments: Kestner, circa 1880. Value Points: petite doll with rare body style, most charming wistful expression, original wig, original chemise, shoes and socks. $1100/1600

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74. German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, XI, by Kestner with original Wig, Body and Costume 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows and painted lashes, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent line between the pale lips, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, early composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: XI. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: beautiful early doll with finest delicate bisque, original wig, body, body finish, and included is beautiful antique costume. $1600/2100

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17” (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde human hair, early composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, Condition: generally excellent. Marks: XII. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: sought-after model has very fine bisque, sculpting, and painting of features, original body and body finish, lovely antique costume. $1600/2100


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14� (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome, dark blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, blonde lambswool wig, composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body. Condition: chips and reglue low on neck socket, otherwise excellent. Comments: Germany, attributed to Grossman, circa 1882, who deposed this early composition body. Value Points: especially beautiful doll with original early body, antique maroon velvet costume with silk fringe, undergarments, woven bonnet with burgundy ribbons. $600/800

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79. Wonderful Sonneberg Musical Automaton “Lady at the Spinning Wheel” 16” (41 cm.) Standing upon a wooden box base with lithographed paper cover to simulate rosewood and diamond-patterned floor, is a bisque doll with blue glass eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with painted teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, wooden block torso, legs and lower arms. She is posed in front of a spinning wheel, and when wound, music plays, and she lifts her arms up and down as though spinning, while the spinning wheel turns. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Comments: Sonneberg, likely for the French market, circa 1880. Value Points: wonderful state of preservation of the rare early automaton with appealing homey scene. $3500/4500

78. Petite German Bisque Child, 1079, in Folklore Costume by Simon and Halbig 8 ½” (22 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, teeth, blonde mohair wig with hip-length braids, five-piece paper mache body, black painted stockings and brown two-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1079-3 ½ Dep S&H Germany. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1895. Value Points: fine unplayed with condition, the doll wears her factory-original folklore costume. $300/500

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80. Petite German Bisque Doll, 949, by Simon and Halbig in Wonderful Costume 10 ½” (27 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SH 3 ½ 949. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1885. Value Points: most endearing petite model of the rare closed mouth doll, has original body and body finish, wig, and wonderful costume including fancy leather shoes. $900/1300

81. Beautiful German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll, 1010, by Simon and Halbig in Folklore Costume 18” (46 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with very full cheeks. brown glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners,

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closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig with long braids, original muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 7 H 1010 dep. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1885. Value Points: rare closed mouth variation of the 1010 model, has original wig and body, choice bisque and expression, wearing well-detailed antique folklore costume. $1700/2200

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82. Swiss Disc Music Box “Stella Grand” by Mermod Freres 13”h. x 29”w. x 21”d. 30”h. storage cabinet. The hinged-lid mahogany table model music box has a carved frontispiece and sliding drawer for disc storage, along with a matching disc storage cabinet. It has original winding crank, double combs of 84 notes apiece and uses the specially patented 17 ¼” size projection-less music discs, of which there are 21 included. Excellent overall original condition of mechanism and cabinet, lacking one tooth on upper comb. Swiss, Mermod Freres of Ste-Croix, circa 1900. $2500/3500

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83. German Disc Music Box “Fortuna” with Finely Carved Cabinet 11”h. x 20”w. x 23”d. The finely-grained wooden cabinet of walnut veneers has carved edging and trim on the lid, frontispiece, and base, a marquetry inlay on the lid, and the original image on the hinged inner lid. The music box plays 18 ¾” discs, and has a double-comb movement, with zither attachment, deeply recessed into the case. The original front-winding crank is included, as are 11 original discs. Overall excellent original condition. Germany, circa 1900, the Fortuna model was made by both Ernst Malke and F.H. Oberlander of Leipzeig. $2000/3000

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The Carolyn Guise Collection of Martha Chase Dolls Living in Rhode Island during her collecting days, Carolyn Guise became fascinated by the dolls that were created in a backyard studio of her own home state. They were the 82

dolls of Martha Jenks Chase of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, who in the 1890s, turned her seamstress talents into the making of cloth dolls that would encourage children’s imagination and nurture their natural urge


to play without fear of damaging their play object. Over the ensuing decades Martha Chase dolls were produced in her backyard building called, simply, the Dolls’ House. These included play dolls, historical dolls, and

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84. Rare American Cloth Portrait Doll of Lady with Distinctive Double Chignon by Martha Chase in Original Box 15” (38 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features and brown hair which is pulled away from her face, behind her separately-stitched ears, into two tightly-coiled chignons at the back of her head, painted complexion and facial features including narrow blue eyes, white eyedots, black upper eyeliner, curly upper lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, and with original body with sateen torso cover having defined bosom, stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: near mint. Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1910, from her series of storybook characters. Value Points: perfectly-preserved doll with very rare hair style, separately-stitched ears, unusual body shaping complementing the slender adult lady face, preserved in her original labeled box. $2000/2500

85. Rare American Cloth Character Doll Known as “Little Nell” by Martha Chase 15” (38 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted complexion, facial features and blonde hair that is styled in centerpart and with two extended braids onto her shoulders, painted small blue 85 detail eyes with crisp white eyedots, black upper lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth, blushed cheeks, sateen body, oil-painted limbs with stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, separately-stitched thumbs, antique dress and undergarments, stockings, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Martha Chase of Rhode Island, circa 1910, who introduced a series of dolls presumably based on storybook characters, this being “Little Nell” from the Dickens book, The Old Curiosity Shop; the series was unsuccessful and few examples were made. Value Points: very rare doll in impeccable original condition with beautiful painting and construction, notable delicate blushing of her complexion. $1200/1600 84 details

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86. Very Rare American Cloth Portrait Doll of Brown-Haired Lady by Martha Chase 16� (41 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features depicting an adult lady, dark brown impasto-painted hair shaped into a tight knot at the back of her head and defined by three ringlet curls 86 detail at each side of her face and two curls at the sides of her forehead, blue painted eyes, red upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, strong nose, closed mouth with hint of a gentle smile, slender body with cotton sateen body cover, oil-painted arms and legs with stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, separately stitched thumbs, defined fingers, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (original Chase logo on leg). Comments: Martha Chase of Rhode Island, circa 1890, from the series of adult ladies and gentleman, likely representing characters from various books. Value Points: very rare lady model with distinctive hair color and style, original finish that is perfectly preserved. $2000/2500

87. Rare American Cloth Doll of Brown-Haired Lady with Rare Coiffure and Original Box by Martha Chase 15� (38 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features of slender-shaped face, brown sculpted hair drawn from her face into a coiled chignon at the back, painted large brown eyes, red eyeliner, curly upper lashes, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth in very solemn expression, sateen cover on torso, oilpainted limbs with stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, separately-stitched thumbs, Condition: near mint. Marks: (Chase logo stamp on leg) The Chase Stockinet Doll (label on back torso). Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1910, from her series of storybook characters. Value Points: perfectly-preserved doll with rare hair style, rare brown eyes, preserved in her original labeled box. $2000/2500 87 details

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88. American Cloth Portrait Doll of George Washington in Original Costume by Martha Chase 25” (64 cm.) All-cloth doll depicting George Washington, pressed and oil-painted facial features, blue painted narrow eyes with heavy eyelids, single-stroke brows, aquiline nose, closed mouth with strong lips and jaw, impasto thickly painted white hair that forms into a ponytail at the nape, cotton sateen body cover, stitch-jointed arms and legs, oil-painted hands and feet with defined fingers and toes, wearing factory-original blue and gold silk suit with lace jabot and cuffs, black stockings, shoes, tri-corn hat. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Chase doll (with logo image on leg).The Chase Stockinet Doll Made of Stockinet and Cloth... (original paper label on back). Comments: Martha Chase, late 19th century, the model may have been inspired by the centennial celebration of Washington’s 1789 inauguration. Value Points: very rare doll with distinctive portrait sculpting that perfectly captures Washington’s person, with most artistic painting of complexion, features and hair, fine original painting, original (restored) costume, and with three blue ribbon awards. $4000/6000

89. American Brown-Eyed Cloth Character Doll by Martha Chase 16” (41 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features, complexion and hair, thick impasto-style painted short brown curly hair, rosy cheeks, painted brown eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, sateen body cover, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1900. Value Points: especially fine detail of painting with detail of stippled curls at the forehead, very thick long curly lashes. $500/700

90. American Blue-Eyed Cloth Doll by Martha Chase in Rare Small Size 12” (30 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features, complexion and hair, thick impasto-style painted short dark blonde curly hair, rosy cheeks, painted blue eyes, red and

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black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, sateen body cover, antique costume. Condition: very good, old repaint on limbs. Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1900. Value Points: rare smaller size with appealing beseeching expression. $300/500

91. Rare American Black-Complexioned Cloth Doll by Martha Chase 12� (30 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted black complexion, painted brown eyes, red upper eyeliner, black painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, black fleecy tightly-curled wig, sateen torso cover, stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, separately-stitched thumbs, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1890. Value Points: very rare black-complexioned character child, with unusual fleeced hair and fine original finish, with original blue ribbon award. $1200/1600

92. Rare and All-Original American Black Cloth Character Doll by Martha Chase 26� (66 cm.) Stockinette cloth head with pressed and oilpainted dark brown complexion, painted dark brown eyes with two white eye dots in each eye, black upper eyeliner, black painted brows, broad nose, full lips of closed mouth, very plump cheeks and chin, stitch-shaped ears, black fleecy hair, brown cotton sateen torso, stitch-jointed brown oil-painted hands and bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1895, the exceptional size suggests its possible origin as an exhibition model. Value Points: very rare doll especially in this size is all-original condition, with original cotton plaid dress, apron, shoes and socks, along with original blue checkered cotton undershirt and long pants; and having distinctive artistic facial modeling and painting is preserved in near mint condition. $6000/8500

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93. American Cloth Character Doll by Martha Chase with Side-Parted Hair 16� (41 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features and complexion, blonde short bobbed hair in rare side-parted fashion with dainty shaped curls onto cheeks, shaded blue painted eyes with white eyedots, red upper eyeliner, long painted curly lashes, blonde brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips, all-oil-painted body with stitch-jointing at hips and shoulders, separate thumbs, defined fingers, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, small rub on upper lip. Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1920. Value Points: wonderfully-preserved rare model with distinctively-painted hair style, plump blushed cheeks and chin accented by deeply-impressed dimple at the center of chin. $600/800

94. Petite American Cloth Girl with Bobbed Hair by Martha Chase 12� (30 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted hair and facial features, bobbed short curls and bangs, painted blue eyes, red upper eyeliner, long upper lashes, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, rosy cheeks, cotton sateen body cover, oil-painted stitch-jointed arms and legs, bare feet, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Chase Stockinet Doll (and doll head symbol, on torso). Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1910. Value Points: rare bobbed hair model, especially hard to find in this smaller size, has wonderful original painting. $800/1100

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95. American Cloth Character Doll by Martha Chase with Rare Brown Bobbed Hair 16� (41 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features, rosy complexion and impasto-painted brown hair which has straight bangs and bobbed Dutchstyle shape, blue painted eyes, painted curly upper lashes, brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, sateen torso cover, jointing at shoulder and hips, pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, touch-up on hair. Marks: (Martha Chase logo stamp on leg). The Chase Stockinet Doll (label on back torso). Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1915. Value Points: most appealing doll with rare hair color and rare hair style. $700/900


96. American Cloth Gentleman Known as “Mr. Micawber” by Martha Chase 16” (41 cm.) All-cloth doll with hand-pressed and oil-painted complexion, facial features,and hair, having bald pate with curly brown “combover” hair at the sides, brown hair at back of head, small blue/grey eyes, thick black eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth with slightlysmiling lips, impressed dimples at lip corners, shaped stitch-on ears, firmly-stuffed body with elongated slender arms and legs, stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, separate thumb, defined fingers, wearing linen and woolen gentleman’s costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (Chase logo on leg) The Chase Stockinet Doll (original paper label on back torso). Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1900, from the series of dolls believed to represent various storybook figures, this example known as Mr. Micawber from David Copperfield, the eternal optimist whose credo was “something will turn up”. Value Points: very rare model in exceptionally well-preserved original condition, with compelling presence and artful painting. $2500/3500

97. Very Rare American Cloth Portrait Doll of Gentleman by Martha Chase 14” (36 cm.) All cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features, complexion and hair, depicting an adult gentleman having pronounced nose, stitched ears, brown

impasto-painted side-parted hair with curls onto the side of face, brown eyes, red upper eyeliner, painted curly upper lashes, brown fringed brows, closed mouth with triangular-shaped lips, slender body with cotton sateen body cover, oil-painted stitch-jointed arms and legs, separate thumbs and defined fingers of cupped hands, antique sportsman costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: The Chase Stockinet Doll (label on back torso). Comments: Martha Chase of Rhode Island, circa 1890, from a rare series of adult gentleman and ladies made by the firm; the doll may represent an unidentified story book character. Value Points: perfectly-preserved and very rare model with outstanding quality of painting, distinctive nose shape and unusual painting of hair, perfectly depicting a young gentleman. $3000/4000

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jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, stitch-defined fingers and separate thumb. Condition: generally excellent, some fading of features, cloth on upper arms replaced, few flakes on hair. Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1910. Value Points: very dear expression achieved by loved aged patina, original antique baby costume. $300/500

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98. American Brown-Eyed Cloth Character Doll by Martha Chase 20” (51 cm.) All cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features, light brown impasto-painted hair with curls around the forehead, painted brown eyes with shaded pupils and white eye dots, painted red eyeliner, black curly lashes, brows, accented nostrils, very full lips of closed mouth, cloth body with oil-painted lower arms and legs, sateen torso cover, stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, stitch-defined fingers and separate thumb. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (Chase logo on torso) The Chase Stockinet Doll (original paper label on back). Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1910. Value Points: superbly-preserved original complexion with rosy cheeks and well-defined features, rarer brown eyes, stitched ears, two original labels, and wearing good antique costume and accessories. $700/1000

99. A Well-Loved Cloth Character Baby by Martha Chase 16” (41 cm.) Stockinette doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features, blonde impasto-painted hair, painted brown eyes with white eye dots, dark outlined eyes, brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shy smile, cloth body with oil- painted lower arms and legs, sateen torso cover, stitch

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16” (41 cm.) All cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features, brown smooth-painted hair with detailed shading of color and tendrils, large blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, delicately fringed lashes and brows, upturned rounded nose tip, shaped lips, stitched-on ears, sateen body cover, stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, antique romper costume and shoes. Condition: generally excellent, few rubs on hair at back of head. Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1890, an early doll from that folk studio. Value Points: most endearing child doll with variation of hair technique for this maker, and unusual deep texture of stockinet complexion. $800/1100

101. American Cloth Doll by Izannah Walker with Wispy Curls 18” (46 cm.) Cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features and hair with wispy side curls, stitched ears, painted brown eyes with dark iris rims, black eyeliner, lightly-stroked brows, closed mouth with hint of gentle smile, stitch-jointed fabric body with oil-painted stiffened hands, defined applied thumbs, painted shoes, antique costume may be original. Condition: original finish to face and hair albeit extensive rubs (especially nose and boots) and craquelure. Comments: circa 1865, Izannah Walker, the Pawtucket, Rhode Island doll creator, who obtained a patent for her dolls in 1873 which described her aim to create a doll that is “easily kept clean and not apt to injure a young child which may fall upon it”. Value Points: rare and sought-after American doll, a keynote of any collection, whose well-worn life lends an endearing charm. $7000/9000


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102. German Cloth Character Girl by Kathe Kruse, Type VIII, in Original Costume

103. German Cloth Character Girl by Kathe Kruse, Type VIII, in Original Costume

19� (48 cm.) All cloth doll with domed head, swivel neck, pressed and painted facial features, shaded brown eyes, white eyedots, black and brown upper eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pouty lips, stitch-jointing at shoulders, disc-jointing at legs, blonde human hair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse 14218 (feet). Comments: Kathe Kruse, Type VIII, circa 1935. Value Points: choice unplayed with condition with especially appealing original costume, frail original paper label. $1200/1500

19� (48 cm.) All cloth doll with domed head, swivel neck, pressed and painted facial features, shaded brown/green eyes, white eyedots, black and brown upper eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pouty lips, stitch-jointing at shoulders, discjointing at legs, ash blonde human hair wig. Condition: generally excellent, some darkening of limbs, left ankle repaired. Marks: Kathe Kruse 18110 (feet). Comments: Kathe Kruse, Type VIII, circa 1935. Value Points: very appealing wistful expression on the originally painted features with fine rosy complexion, original costume. $1200/1500


104. German Cloth Pouting Character by Kathe Kruse in Rare Petite Size 14� (36 cm.) All-cloth doll with stitched-on head, pressed and oil-painted facial features and hair, brown shaded hair with forelock curls, blushed detail of ears and cheeks, shaded blue/ green eyes with white accents, thick black and brown upper eyeliner, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with downcast lips, stitchjointed shoulders, separately stitched thumbs, disc-jointed hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse 34029 (left foot) 2327 (right foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse, circa 1925. Value Points: pristine condition of the hard to find model with very fine painting of complexion and features enhancing the wistful expression, original costume. $1500/1800

105. Early Period German Cloth Character Doll by Kathe Kruse 16� (41 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted dark brown hair with forelock curls and facial features, shaded brown eyes with spiral threading, white eye dots, black and brown upper eyeliner, closed mouth in downcast pouting expression, shaped blush-painted ears, stitchjointing at shoulders, disc-jointed legs, separately

stitched thumbs, early costume. Condition: generally excellent, delicate nose rub. Marks: Germany Kathe Kruse 56217. Comments: Kathe Kruse, circa 1915. Value Points: early model with most endearing expression and humble posture, fine original painting of facial features. $1800/2300

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106. German Bisque Art Character “Gretchen” by Kammer and Reinhardt in Original Costume

107. Pair, German Bisque Art Character Dolls, “Peter” and “Marie” by Kammer and Reinhardt

18” (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, light blue glass painted eyes, heavilymodeled eyelids, black upper eyeliner, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips, dimpled lip corners and chin, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish albeit hands scuffed, few wig pulls at upper right crown rim. Marks: K*R 114 46. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, their model marketed as “Gretchen”, circa 1910. Value Points: well-modeled characterization enhanced by finest bisque with dewy patina, original body and body finish, original costume. $2800/3800

12” (30 cm.) Each has bisque socket head, painted facial features, light blue eyes with heavily-modeled eyelids, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth with very full pouting lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 30 101. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt from their art character reform series, circa 1910, the models were marketed as “Hans” and “Marie”. Value Points: wonderful pair of pouting characters, the dolls are all original, with original wigs, bodies, body finish, and chemise or night shirt. $3000/4500


108. Wonderful German Bisque Art Character, 114, “Hans” by Kammer and Reinhardt in Rare Larger Size 22” (57 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted large brown eyes, heavily-modeled eyelids, black upper eyeliner with fringed detail, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with very full pouting lips, impressed dimples at lip corners and well-defined double chin, brunette

mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, few very tiny wig pulls at back side rim. Marks: K*R 114 57. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910, “Hans” from their art character series. Value Points: rare larger size of the sought-after character allowing superb definition of sculpted features, finest bisque and painting, original body and body finish, wonderful antique costume. $3000/4500

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109. French Bisque “Bébé Phonographe” by Emile Jumeau with Lioret Mechanism 25” (64 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with outlined lips, row of porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with phonograph disc system in torso that operates from keywind and lever at the back torso, metal sound plate. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism complete and operative. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 11 (head) (Lioret signature on the mechanism). Comments: Emile Jumeau, with mechanism of Henri Lioret, circa 1895, the model was introduced as “Bébé Phonographe” and marketed by both Jumeau and Lioret. Value Points: very appealing bisque bébé face and presence, original body and original mechanism. $3000/4000

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110. Extremely Rare “Edison Phonograph Doll” with Original Bisque Head, 719, by Simon and Halbig 23” (58 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brush- stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig (additional wig included), original Sonneberg wooden and composition jointed limbs, 110. bisque lower arms and hands, metal torso with sound holes at front and containing Edison phonograph (see photo detail). Condition: generally excellent, mechanism is complete, wax cylinder not included. Marks: S 2 H 719 Dep st. Comments: Thomas Edison introduced his model of a “Talking Doll” in 1890, based upon the mechanical system of his table top phonographs, and utilizing bisque heads and body parts from Germany; the doll was sold in luxury stores such as Schwarz’ Toy Bazaar, whose advertising noted that the doll “recited in a childish voice one of a number of well-known nursery rhymes” utilizing a wax cylinder placed in the mechanism. The doll never reached the popularity of the somewhat similar Loiret phonograph doll of France which was marketed by Jumeau; less than 500 of the completed Edison dolls were ever sold. Value Points: extremely rare doll, virtually never found with intact mechanism, is enhanced by all original parts and has beautiful face. $4000/6500

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111. Extremely Rare French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Original Eye Mechanism by Fouquet & Douville In Original Jumeau Chemise and Jumeau Shoes 26” (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with distinctive inverted-Tcut-out at the back of her head to allow movement of the uniquely-made eyes in flirting or sleeping position, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, shaded nostrils, open mouth, shaded and outlined lips, row of porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette human hair hand-tied wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 12 (head). Comments; Emile Jumeau, circa 1892, with original eye system deposed by Fouquet & Douville in March, 1891; for a short period of time, Jumeau manufactured the unique head for this system (as related in The Jumeau Book by Theimer/Theriault, page 258). Few examples with the intact unique eyes are known to exist. Value Points: very rare and all original doll wears original Jumeau blue flowered chemise dress and leather shoes signed “Paris Bébé Depose 12” with bee symbol. $4000/6000

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112. French Musical Automaton “Scottish Boy with Drums” by Leopold Lambert 20” (51 cm.) Standing upon a red velvet-covered platform is a bisquehead doll with blue glass eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, accented lips, four porcelain teeth, dimpled chin, pierced ears, brunette mohair


wig, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque lower arms, wearing velvet and silk Scottish costume and tam, and holding wooden horn and baton in his hands; a drum is attached to metal rods from torso. When wound, the doll turns its head side to side and nods, eyes blink, brings the horn up as though to play, and beats drum, while music plays. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Marks: 1300 - 6 Simon & Halbig S&H (head) L.B. (key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: wonderful vibrant presentation of the charming Scottish drummer theme; with original tune label on bottom listing two tunes. $5000/7500

113. Grand French Bisque Poupée, Size 11, by Emile Jumeau in Elegant Costume 26” (66 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers and toes, wearing fine antique costume, bonnet, undergarments, and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 11 (and artist checkmarks, head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: beautiful grand-sized poupée with very fine painting of lips, very sturdy original body. $3500/5500

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114. French Musical Automaton “The Ballerina” by Leopold Lambert 23” (58 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered wooden base is a bisque-head doll with blue glass eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, accented lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, wearing silk and lace ballerina costume and holding a garland of flowers, one-piece lady-shaped carton torso and right leg, and left leg bent at knee and separatelyhinged at the top, bisque forearms. When wound, she pirouettes around and around while simultaneously bowing her head and arms, her bent leg in attitude devant position, extending forward and backward while music plays. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Marks: 1159 Germany Simon & Halbig S&H 5 (head) L.B. (key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1900, the popular ballerina theme was inspired by the public fervor of the beloved dancer known as La Loie Fuller who appeared with Isadora Duncan dance troupe at the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition. Value Points: realistic movements are gracefully executed in the luxury automaton. $5000/7500

115. Beautiful French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Signed Jumeau Shoes 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, thick brush-stroked brows, rose blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, shaded and outlined lips with decorative glaze, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, beautiful costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: original artists checkmarks on head. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1890. Value Points: very fine luminous complexion, original body and body finish, gorgeous antique-fabric costume, undergarments, superb antique cap, and Jumeau shoes signed “Paris Depose 10” with bee symbol. $3000/4000

116. French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau in Superb Lace Dress and Signed Jumeau Shoes 24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated and very full cheeks, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, rose-blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, some light flaking on limbs. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG (head) Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’Honneur (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1890. Value Points: beautiful brown-eyed bébé with very deep modeling, gorgeous lace costume and bonnet, undergarments, black leather shoes signed “Bébé Jumeau Depose”. $3000/4000

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117. Petite French Bisque Bébé, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru 13” (33 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, slightly modeled bosom, amber brown glass enamel eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, rose blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid gusset-jointed body, kid upper arms, bisque lower arms and sculpted hands, nicely costumed in rosy silk and lace dress, undergarments, stockings, leather shoes, purse, and beautiful early embroidered bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (circle and dot symbol) Bru Jne 2 (head and shoulderplate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1883, a transitional model bearing markings of both circle dot era and Bru Jne era. Value Points: charming petite size with very full cheeks and chin, lovely features, original sturdy body, perfect bisque hands. $8000/11,000

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20” (51 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blade, very plump cheeks and chin, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, black eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, plump kid bébé body with gusset-jointing of hips and knees, one-piece curved kid upper arms, bisque lower arms and hands. Condition: generally excellent, very faint 2” horizontal hairline, likely original, on lower front shoulderplate. Marks: Bru Jne 7 (head) No. 7 (shoulderplate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, his earliest bébé known as Bébé Brevete, circa 1877. Value Points: very beautiful bébé with most gentle expression, delicate bisque and complexion wonderfully contrast the plump face, original body including superbly sculpted bisque hands, beautiful antique rose silk dress, bonnet, shoes with silk rosettes, parasol. $11,000/13,000


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119. Very Beautiful French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Pierre-François Jumeau 24” (61 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched brush-stroked brows, rose-blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, separatelymodeled pierced ears, mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, light cheek rub, original body with some repairs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: PierreFrançois Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: elegant lady with exquisite gentle expression, fine delicate complexion. $3500/4800

120. French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Pierre-François Jumeau in Rare Grand Size 29” (74 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, small blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, arched brush-stroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded outlined lips, separately-applied pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée with shapely torso, gussetjointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers and toes, wearing fine antique magenta silk gown with beaded trim, lace cuffs, undergarments, stockings, black kidskin shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Pierre-François Jumeau, circa 1870. Value Points: very beautiful face with finest bisque, delicate complexion with most subtle blushing, very sturdy original body. $5000/7500

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wooden body with original finish, beautiful pale bisque, fine antique costume comprising mauve and cream early skirt, white blouse, undergarments, stockings, black kidskin slippers, woven bonnet with velvet flowers, and carrying a miniature basket with tiny purple flowers. $4500/6500

122. All-Original Rare and Early French Bisque Waltzing Poupée by Steiner for Aux Reves de L’Enfance

121. Early French Bisque Poupée with All-Wooden Fully-Articulated Body and Wonderful Costume 14” (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-lined bisque shoulder plate, blue glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden fully-articulated wooden poupée body with jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, separately-carved fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2. Comments: French, circa 1865. Value Points: rare all-articulated

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15” (38 cm.) Pale bisue shoulder head with rounded facial shape, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with slightly parted lips, double row of tiny teeth, lambswool wig cap, kid-over-wooden upper torso with shapely waist and upper dowel-jointed arms, bisque arms from above the elbows, curled fingers,


carton moule cone-shaped skirt that contains clockwork mechanism, three wheeled base. When wound, the doll revolves around in a circle, pauses, reverses, glides forward, while arms wave up and down. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism functions well. Comments: Jules Steiner, the mechanical gliding lady was deposed in 1867. Value Points: exquisite state of preservation of the rare early patented doll, with superb bisque and eyes, wearing original white pique gown with batiste and blue silk ribbon trim, matching bonnet, and stored in her original packing box with label from the important Parisian toy store “Aux Reves de L’Enfance”. $8000/11,000 122 detail

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123. Grand French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Danel & Cie, Size 15 31” (79 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eyecut, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, pretty antique dress, undergarments, woven bonnet, socks and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris Bébé Tete Dep 15 (incised markings). Comments: Danel & Cie, circa 1889. Anatole Danel, who had been foreman of the Jumeau firm, departed Jumeau in 1889 to form his own company in very direct competition with Jumeau; Jumeau waged a vigorous defense, and thus the life of Danel & Cie was a short-lived 3 years rendering existing examples very rare, especially in this large size. Value Points: very rare doll with beautiful bisque and splendid eyes, original body, lovely costume. $5000/7500 123 detail

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124. French Bisque “Paris Bébé” by Emile Jumeau with Expressive Character Features 21” (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, 124 detail painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig with soft curls, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, lovely antique costume, undergarments, kidskin shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Tete Depose Paris Bébé 9 (red stamp). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1892, the

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125. French Musical Automaton “Little Girl with Pet Mouse” by Charles Rambour 17” (43 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered platform with linen covered table and a painted tin mouse cage is a bisque-head doll with blue glass paperweight eyes, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, carton torso and legs, bisque forearms, wearing blue silk dress with gold ball fringe, holding a baton in one hand and the string to open the mouse cage in the other. When wound, two mechanisms operate in synchronism: the girl lifts her head and then lifts her left arm to open the door of the cage, while, in perfect timing, the mouse timidly emerges from the cage, pauses, the girl lifts her right arm as though about to chase the mouse who then whirls around and scurries back into the cage. Music plays throughout. Marks: M (doll) (also pencil inscription “souris [mouse] inside the box). Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Comments: Charles Rambour, circa 1895. Rambour acquired the rights to the Bru mechanical “surprise” patents in 1893 and created delightful articles such as this for next seven years. Value Points: delightful vignette with surprisingly intricate mechanism that adds to its appeal, functioning well, and beautifully presented. $6000/8000

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126. Beautiful German Bisque Child, 719, with Brilliant Eyes by Simon and Halbig 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass sleep eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, thick brush-stroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth, shaded lips, four porcelain teeth, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, faint hairline at the right side of forehead. Marks: S 12 H 719 dep. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: especially beautiful doll with deeply-modeled features, finest bisque, original body and body finish, beautiful original wig and costume. $600/800

127. Pair, German AllBisque Miniature Dolls, 600, by Kestner

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6” (15 cm.) Each has onepiece bisque head and torso, painted facial features, blue eyes, dark eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white stockings and black one-strap heeled shoes, handmade simple matching costumes, Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 600 3 ½. Comments: Kestner, circa

1915. Value Points: pretty pair of all-bisque miniatures with original soft mohair wigs, $300/500

128. German Bisque Child, 109, by Handwerck in Pretty Original Costume 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig in soft curls, composition and wooden balljointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 109 -11 H 2 ½. Comments: Heinrich Handwerck, circa 1900. Value Points: original soft curly wig, original body and body finish, lovely antique costume. $400/600

129. Grand-Sized Rare German Bisque Character, 1279, by Simon and Halbig 33” (84 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, slightly-modeled brows with feathered details, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with center accent dot on bottom lip, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: S&H 1279 Dep Germany 15. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1895. Value Points: the rare model in very rare grand size, allowing full rendering of eye crinkles and cheek dimples, finest bisque and painting, wonderful wig and costume. $2500/3500


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130. Large German All-Bisque ByeLo with Sleep Eyes and Wig 8” (20 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, tinted brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, center accent line, brunette mohair bobbed wig, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bye-Lo Baby Germany G,S Putnam (original paper label). 16-20 (head) 20/20 (inside legs) 6/20 (inside arms). Comments: Germany, circa 1923, designed by Grace S. Putnam. Value Points: rare large size with sleep eyes, wig, and original paper label, all original parts. $300/500

131. German AllBisque “He-Bee” Designed by Charles Twelvetrees 6” (15 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso, with over-sized head tucked into chin, bald pate, plump cheeks, painted large blue googly eyes, buttonshaped nose, inverted V-shaped mouth, painted white chemise, loop-jointed arms, legs inset into tunic, sculpted blue slippers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: He-Bee, designed by Charles Twelvetrees, circa 1920, made in Germany. Value Pints: fine quality of bisque and painting on the unique character. $300/400

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132. German Bisque Googly, 258, by Marseille 9” (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, painted lashes, one stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, impish smile, blonde mohair bobbed wig, composition bent limb baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Germany 258 A 6/0 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1920. Value Points: rarer googly model with wonderful expression and bisque, original body and body finish, original muslin chemise. $400/600

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6” (15 cm.) Solid domed bisque swivel head on bisque torso, sculpted short brown curly hair with tendrils tumbling onto the forehead, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, tinted brows, open mouth, two porcelain lower teeth, loop-joined bisque arms and legs, painted white socks and pink 133. one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 897 15 (arms and legs) 15 (front neck). Comments: “Bonnie Babe”, designed by Georgene Averill under commission from George Borgfeldt, circa 1920. Value Points: outstanding detail of sculpture on the facial features and hair of the laughing toddler. $400/600


134. German Bisque Glass-Eyed Character, 5636, by Gebruder Heubach 14” (36 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, large brown glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, mouth sculpted as though open and laughing with sculpted tongue, two beaded lower teeth, outlined lips, impressed dimples at cheeks, brunette mohair bobbed hair, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5636 5 Heubach (sunburst mark) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: especially fine modeling and bisque with wonderfully defined expressive features. $1100/1400

135. German Bisque Character “Dolly Dimple” by Gebruder Heubach 24” (61 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted long curly lashes, incised eyeliner, brush-stroked brows with fringed detail, accented nostrils and eye corners, rounded nose, open mouth with very full outlined lips, impressed accent dot in bottom lip, deeply impressed cheeks and chin, pronounced ears, blonde hand-tied human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, pretty antique costume, undergarments, socks and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Dep Dolly Dimple H Germany 12 (head) (Holz-masse stamp on back). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: very choice bisque and deeply-sculpted character details highlighted by deeply-impressed dimples, original signed body and body finish. $800/1200

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136. Rare American Carved Wooden “Manikin” Doll by Schoenhut 19” (48 cm.) Carved wooden socket head depicting slender-faced adult man, sculpted brown hair swept behind the ears, deep-intaglio blue eyes with well-defined crinkles around the sockets, pronounced nose, closed mouth with primly set lips, all-wooden slender elongated body with spring-jointed limbs, swivel waist. Condition: good, some light retouch on face, limbs repainted. Marks: (partial Schoenhut sticker on body). Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1915, the doll, depicting a young adult man, was intended originally as a “Manikin for Students of Fine Art, or as Dressed Figure for Window Display” according to the 1914 Schoenhut catalog; its body style closely resembles the wooden art mannequins that had been made in Germany for nearly 200 years, Value Points: very rare model by Schoenhut with wonderfully-sculpted face and extra details of articulation. $1800/2500

137. American Carved Wooden Doll with Pink Headband by Schoenhut 14” (36 cm.) Carved wooden socket head, sculpted bobbed hair with sculpted pink headband with bow at back, painted blue eyes with black pupils and white eyedots, feathered brows, closed mouth with center accent line, wooden spring-jointed body. Condition: very good, some light craquelure. Comments: Schoenhut, model 105, circa 1915. Value Points: the wideeyed doll with rare coiffure, wearing wonderful antique linen and maroon woolen dress with feather stitching and black leather shoes stamped “ViciKid” and “compliments of John McLaughiln” indicating their original promotional purpose. $500/900 138.

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138. American Carved Wooden Toddler Doll by Schoenhut 11” (28 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with tinted boyish hair, painted blue eyes with black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pouting expression, center accent line, all-wooden body with shorter toddler legs jointed at the knees. Condition: generally excellent, little nose rub. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan. 17th, 1911 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, model 107, circa 1920. Value Points: rare model with fine original finish, rare variation of the toddler body. $500/800

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139. American Carved Wooden Boy with Sculpted Hair, and His Own Circus Performer by Schoenhut 14” (36 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with sculpted hair waved across the forehead, intaglio sculpted brown eyes with white eyedots, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pensive expression, allwooden spring-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat.Jan. 17, 1911 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1915. Value Points: rare model with most endearing wistful expression, wearing fine antique 139. costume, and carrying Schoenhut circus performer with bisque head, sculpted black hair and moustache, wooden body and original costume. $1100/1500

140. American Carved Wooden Character “Schnickelftritz” by Schoenhut

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15” (38 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with sculpted short curly hair having pronounced forelock curl, well-defined carved and painted features, narrow blue eyes, tinted brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open with laughing expression, two beaded upper teeth and two beaded lower teeth, all-wooden spring-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll. Pat. Jan. 17, ‘11 USA & Foreign Countries. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1911, one of the earliest models by the firm, known as “Schnickelfritz”, a term of teasing endearment. Value Points: the rare and delightful model has fine original painting and expression, wearing antique union suit with Schoenhut button, Schoenhut stockings and shoes with holes in soles for posing. $900/1300

141. American Carved Wooden Boy with Sculpted Hair and Original Norfolk Suit 16” (41 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with sculpted boyish hair, well-defined forelock curl, intaglio-carved blue eyes with large black pupils and white eyedots, single stroke brows, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, wooden spring-jointed body. Condition: good, original finish albeit scuffing on face and limbs. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan. 17, 11 USA & Foreign Countries. Comments: Schoenhut, model 204, circa 1912. Value Points: rarer early model, wearing original white linen Norfolk suit. $900/1300

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142. Two German Paper Mache Dolls in the Asian Influence 10” (25 cm.) Solid domed paper mache head with swivel head, very plump cheeks, narrow brown glass side-slanted eyes, rounded nose, closed mouth, taufling style body, wearing original Turkish style costume of green velvet and silk with metallic trim; along with paper mache tiny doll with enamel inset eyes, solid dome, shaded pate with black queue, swivel head, on original silk pincushion body. Condition: the larger is excellent and original except lower torso which is damaged, silk cover on pincushion is frail. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: rare model with highly characterized facial features. $400/700

143. French Paper Mache Doll in Original Folklore Costume 10” (25 cm.) Solid domed paper mache shoulder head, black painted pate, painted facial features, large blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body with oil-painted lower arms, and painted brown boots, Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1840. Value Points: the petite early poupée wears original well-detailed traditional costume and unusual woven hat. $500/800

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144. Grodnertal Wooden Doll with Rare Painted Red Torso 10 ½” (27 cm.) One-piece wooden head and torso with shapely neck, rounded face, shapely torso with tiny waist, black sculpted hair, painted complexion and facial features, blushed cheeks, thin line mouth, painted red corset, kid upper legs, wooden lower arms and legs, red paper wraps at junctions of kid and wood. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1850. Value Points: rare to find early wooden doll with wonderfully preserved finish on hair, face and torso. $800/1000


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145. Three German Paper Mache Dolls with Original Costumes 5” (13 cm.) 6 ½. and 9”. Each with paper mache shoulder head with sculpted black hair in three various coiffures, painted facial features, slender kid body, wooden lower arms and legs, painted flat shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1840. Value Points: fine trio with original finishes, evidencing a variety of coiffures and costumes of the era. $900/1300

146. Large German Paper Mache Lady with Elaborately Sculpted Hair 18” (46 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with oval face and elongated throat, sculpted hair in elaborate coiffure with arranged curls at each side, high coiled 146 detail. bun at the crown, painted blue eyes in defined and outlined sockets, painted brows, aquiline nose, closed mouth, slender kid body, painted flat green shoes, wooden hands. Condition: good, original finish albeit craquelure. Comments: Germany, circa 1840. Value Points: rare early doll with elaborate coiffure, original body, and with fine original gown. $800/1100

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147. German Bisque Lady Doll with Brown Sculpted Hair in Fancy Coiffure 22” (56 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with oval face and elongated throat, brown sculpted hair in elaborate coiffure in side part with a cluster of tight curls at the left side of hair, hair drawn back at the left side, sculpted pierced ears, pageboy 147 detail coiffe at the back with painted black snood, painted large blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, aquiline nose, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, kid stitch-jointed body, lovely antique silk gown. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rarity factors include brown hair, elaborate coiffure, pierced ears. $900/1300

148. German Bisque Lady Doll with Fancily Sculpted Hair and Ornaments 16” (41 cm.) Bisque shoulder head depicting adult lady with slender oval face, elongated throat, blonde sculpted hair with black sculpted snood edged with pink tasseled scarf and blue feather, painted facial features, tiny blue eyes in deeply-set sockets, red and brown upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, aquiline nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, muslin body with lower bisque arms and legs, painted ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rare model with fancy coiffure and ornaments, original body, wearing beautiful antique gown, undergarments. $900/1300

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149. German Bisque Lady with Sculpted Fancy Hair as Autoperipatetikous 10” (25 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with sculpted blonde hair waved from face and captured into a green snood with purple lustre and feathered edge, painted blue eyes, red and brown upper eyeliner, accented nostrils, closed mouth, carton torso and skirt which contains clockwork mechanism, brass feet; when wound, the lady walks forward. Condition: generally 149. excellent. Marks: Patented July 15th, 1862; also in Europe 20 Dec. 1862. (imprinted on bottom of cardboard skirt). Comments: Autoperipatetikous, circa 1865, the patented walking model utilized several different heads including this German bisque model. Value Points: exquisite sculpting and painting of the early model, original mechanical walking body, antique lace and silk dress. $1200/1500


150. German Bisque Doll with Sculpted Hair in Original Wooden Box with Trousseau 21� (53 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with sculpted blonde hair waved behind ears into short curls and held by black hair band, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils,

closed mouth with center accent line, kid stitch-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: preserved in original wooden lidded box, and having four fine antique costumes, two sets of early undergarments, silk apron, and black boots. $1100/1500

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151. All-Original French Musical Automaton “The Russian Tea Server” by Leopold Lambert 20” (51 cm.) Standing upon a velvetcovered wooden base is a bisque-head doll with blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, brush-stroked brows, painted lashes, closed mouth with outlined lips, carton torso and legs, bisque forearms, wearing Russian traditional costume with elaborate gold braid and passamenterie, pearl dangle necklace and velvet headdress with faux-jewels; when wound, she turns her head from side to side as though offering tea, lifting the tea pot and turning her arm as though pouring, then extending the tray in her right arm, and, finally, nodding her head up and down approvingly. Music plays. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG. Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890, appearing in the Lambert catalog as Bébé Russe, No 42. During the mid-1890’s Paris was fascinated by the Russian royal family who visited the city a number of times; this automaton was among the luxury objects created in response to this interest. Value Points: all original automaton with lavish costume and accessories, with intriguing historical connection. $5000/7500

152. French Musical Automaton “Little Girl Knitting” by Roullet et Decamps 17” (43 cm.) Seated upon a gilded wooden chair with fancy carving is a bisque-head doll, posed as though knitting, having bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig ove cork pate, carton torso and upper legs and arms, wearing coral and ivory silk antique costume. When wound she nods her head forward and back as though examining her knitting, while her hands move back and forth in a realistic knitting activity, while music plays. The scene is displayed upon original red velvet wooden base. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 5. Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1890, the model appeared in their catalog as “Bébé Tricoteur”, #256. Value Points: charming homespun theme with wellfunctioning realistic movement. $5500/7500

153. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé Jumeau, in Lovely Antique Costume with Parasol and Marotte 29” (74 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushly painted lashes, brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, shaded and accented lips, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 13 (and artist checkmarks, on head) Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: gorgeous large bébé with applied ears, finest quality of bisque and painting, original wig, pate, body, body finish, superb antique dress, undergarments, bonnet, bone-handled silkfringed parasol, and signed Jumeau shoes. The doll is carrying a bisque-head marotte with original musical ball and silk costume. $4500/6500

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154. French Musical Automaton “Marquise with Surprise Basket” by Gustav Vichy 24” (61 cm.) Posed standing upon a velvetcovered platform is a bisque doll with portrait face, brown glass paperweight eyes, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, her body with modeled bosom and carton torso and legs, bisque forearm, wearing an elaborate gold and ivory silk gown with hand painted decorations, velvet jacket, trimmed with decorative lace and tassels, wooden shoes with velvet tops. She appears to be holding a fancy wicker basket which is actually attached to the side of her torso by a hidden metal rod; a feathered bird hides under the basket lid, and when wound, the lady turns her head from side to side, and nods in a circular motion, then offers a little flower to the bird; the basket lid opens and the bird bobs its head up and down and “chirps”. Condition: professional restoration on cheeks and back of head, music and mechanism function well. Comments: Gustav Vichy, France, circa 1885. Value Points: the beautiful automaton with elegant presentation has six charming movements and two tunes, as indicated by original paper tune label on underside. $8000/12,000

155. Grand French Bisque Bébé by Gaultier Freres with Beautiful Antique Costume 29” (74 cm.) Bisque socket head, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, wide brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with tiny stuck-out tongue tip, shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin, brunette handtied human hair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, finish worn on left hand. Marks: F.G. (scroll) 12. Comments: Gaultier Freres, circa 1886. Value Points: very choice sculpting with plump cheeks enhanced by large eyes, original body, wearing superb antique cream woolen coat dress with embroidery, and matching bonnet with extended bavolet, undergarments, stockings, and shoes. $3500/4500

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156. French Bisque Automaton “Young Girl with Surprise Basket” by Leopold Lambert 20” (51 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered base is a bisque-head doll with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, bisque forearms. The doll appears to be holding a wicker basket which is actually attached to metal rods from torso; the basket holds an arrangement filled with berries and leaves. When wound, the doll turns her head side to side, nods, and alternately lifts the basket lid which reveals a hidden bisque clown, and then appears to peek beneath another clump of berries. Music plays. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 4 (head) L.B. (key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: the doll wears (frail) original costume and carries original basket; beneath is the original Lambert paper tune label listing song “Carmen L’Amour”. $5000/7500

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157. Petite All Original Bisque Bébé for the French Market from Au Nain Bleu 11” (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, French composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1079 Germany Halbig S&H 2 ½ (doll) Au Nain Bleu Paris (paper label on body, hat, and dress). Comments: Simon and Halbig for the French market, circa 1900, the doll was especially commissioned for the prestige Parisian toy store of Au Nain Bleu. Value Points: all original doll has Au Nain Bleu labeled dress and bonnet, undergarments, white kidskin shoes marked L.E. and Au Nain Bleu labeled body. $800/1200

158. Early Period Gorgeous French Bisque Portrait Bébé by Emile Jumeau 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, rose blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, his early period portrait bébé. Value Points: especially beautiful doll with luminous eyes that contrast the very delicate pale bisque, original body and body finish, fine antique costume. $5000/7500

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18� (46 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with sculpted hair arranged in braided coronet, defined ears, sculpted brown eyes, black eyeliner and brows, rounded nose, closed mouth with impressed dimples at lip corners, all-wooden chipcarved body with jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, defined fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Huggler of Switzerland, circa 1925. Value Points: fine larger size of the carved hair doll, wearing original traditional costume including embroidered apron and jewelry. $800/1000

14� (36 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with sculpted and painted hair, painted complexion and facial features, blue outlined eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth in smiling expression with row of painted teeth, hole in mouth for holding pipe, blushed cheeks, muslin disc-jointed body, carved wooden hands and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1920. Value Points: fine original painting of hair and face, wearing original black woolen folklore costume. $500/800


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161. German Cloth Character Boy in the Kathe Kruse Genre by Mystery Maker 17” (43 cm.) Hard pressed cloth head stitched to firmly-stuffed muslin torso, painted hair, complexion and facial features, brown curly boyish hair, shaded blue eyes, brown upper eyeshadow, tinted brows, blushed cheeks and shaped ears, stitch-jointed shoulders, side-hip disc-jointed legs, nicely costumed. Condition: very good, original finish, rub on nose. Comments: Germany, maker uncertain (see photo of foot mark), circa 1915, in the Kathe Kruse genre. Value Points: rare doll with well-executed artistic painting. $700/900

162. Pair, American Wooden Character Dolls with Pink Or Blue Hair Bows by Schoenhut 15” (38 cm.) Each has carved wooden socket head with sculpted hair in bobbed fashion with sculpted hair bow at the side, painted facial features, blue or brown eyes, rounded nose, closed mouth in smiling expression with row of painted teeth, carved wooden spring-jointed body, nice antique costume. Condition: original finish on each albeit extensive facial wear. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan.17,1911 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1915. Value Points: the rare smiling face sister models have blue-eyed girl with pink hair bow, and brown-eyed girl with blue hair bow, each has original knit union suit under dress. $700/1100

162.1. American Wooden Character “Barney Google” by Schoenhut 8” (20 cm.) All-wooden figure has ball-shaped head with highly-characterized sculpted and painted features including large googly eyes, long pointed nose, sculpted top hat, painted collar and bow tie, clothes pin hands, large wooden feet, wearing original costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1920, from the comic series, Barney Googly and Sparkplug. Value Points: well-preserved character with original costume. $300/500

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163. American Carved Wooden Character with Two Sculpted Teeth by Schoenhut in Original Costume 16” (41 cm.) Carved wooden socket head, deeply-carved eye sockets, brown intaglio eyes with white eyedots, tinted brows, closed mouth with two sculpted teeth, original brunette mohair wig, spring-jointed wooden body, wearing original cotton sailor suit and cap, stockings, and shoes. Condition: very good, some rubs on face, original finish. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan.17,11 USA & Foreign Countries. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model with deeply-carved features. $500/700

164. American Carved Wooden Character Doll by Schoenhut 18” (46 cm.) Carved wooden socket head, large intaglio carved brown eyes with black pupils and white eyedots, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, brunette mohair wig, wooden spring-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan. 17th 1911 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1912. Value Points: fine original finish on the deeply-sculpted features. $500/800

165. American Carved Wooden Doll by Schoenhut 15” (38 cm.) Carved wooden socket head, sculpted and painted facial features, intaglio blue eyes with large black pupils and white eyedots, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, blonde bobbed hair wig, all-wooden spring-jointed body, wearing white knit sweater, cap, scarf and leggings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan. 17, 1911 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1915. Value Points: well-defined features enhanced by fine original finish. $500/700 163.

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166. American Carved Wooden Character Boy with Pensive Expression by Schoenhut 16� (41 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with well-defined features, full cheeks, narrow intaglio brown eyes, painted upper eyeliner, large white eyedots, feathered brows, closed mouth with very full lips in downcast pose, center accent line, brunette mohair bobbed wig, wooden spring-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan.17, 11 USA and Foreign Countries. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1915, their model 300. Value Points: most endearing pensive expression enhanced by fine original finish, wearing knit sweater, scarf, cap, mittens, and leggings. $600/900

167. American Carved Wooden Brown-Eyed Character Doll by Schoenhut 19� (48 cm.) Carved wooden socket head, intaglio brown eyes with pronounced white eyedots, black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips, brunette mohair bobbed wig, spring-jointed wooden body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan. 17, 1911 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1912. Value Points: fine original finish is well-preserved, fine antique dress may be original. $700/1000

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168. French Bisque Bébé by Blampoix with Early Neck Swivel 16” (41 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head with flat-cut neck socket that accommodates to matching shoulderplate and allows the head to only turn side to side (realistically) rather than complete (unrealistic) pivot, small blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with center accent line, ash blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, wearing pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B. 3 S. Comments: Blampoix, circa 1860. Value Points: rare early poupée with distinctive head swivel. $2000/2800

169. French Musical Automaton “Marquise with Lorgnette” by Leopold Lambert 18” (46 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered platform is a bisque-head doll with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, closed mouth, pierced ears, white-blonde mohair wig, carton torso and legs, bisque forearms, wearing silk Marquise fashioned costume in the 18th century style; holding lorgnette in her hand. When wound, she turns her head side to side, nods, then lifts her borgnette to her eyes, while music plays. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG (head) L.B, (key). Comments: Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: lovely lady with elegant movements, the automaton has original paper tune label. $4500/6500

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170. Tiny French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Rare “F” Marking 9” (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F (incised). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1890, specially commissioned doll with mystery marking. Value Points: rare tiniest size with most appealing presence, antique costume, bonnet, and shoes, rare markings. $3000/4000

171. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé with Incised Mark by Emile Jumeau 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, separately-applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, pretty antique costume, undergarments, stockings, and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Jumeau 10 (incised mark, with artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, the rare model was made for one or two years only. Value Points: gorgeous bébé with very fine creamy pale bisque, very deep blue glass paperweight eyes, original body and body finish. $4000/6500

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172. French Bisque Bébé Jumeau with Rare Head Model for Fouquet & Douville 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head with inverted T-shaped cutout at the back of head, amber-brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushly painted lashes, wide brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 8 (impressed mark). Bébé Vrai Modele Fabrication Jumeau (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, a commissioned head for Fouquet & Douville’s

1891 registered design for sleeping and flirty eyes; the model was made by Jumeau for a very short period of time as Fouquet & Douville seem to have been unsuccessful in marketing their design. At that point Jumeau used the remaining head stock for his own production, using his standard paperweight eyes which are seen in this example. The story is told in The Jumeau Book by Theimer and Theriault, page 258. Value Points: rare model with very beautiful bisque and eyes, original wig, fine antique velvet dress, woven bonnet, undergarments, leather shoes signed SGDG Depose. (An example of the Bébé Jumeau with original Fouquet & Douville eyes is Lot #111 of this catalog). $3000/4000

173. Two German All-Bisque Miniature Dolls 3 ½” (9 cm.) and 4”. Each is all-bisque with swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, brunette or blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1890. Value Points: the larger has original hip-length braids, original dress and kid gloves, and the smaller has painted yellow boots. $400/500

174. French Bisque Poupée by Gaultier in Elaborate Original Nun Costume 17” (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1870. Value Points: wearing original nun’s habit with elaborate cross and rosary. $2500/3500 173.

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175. French Musical Automaton “Little Chef” by Roullet et Decamps 18” (46 cm.) Standing upon a red velvet covered platform is a doll with bisque swivel head on bisque shoulderplate, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wearing silk costume and shoes. The doll is posed behind a tinplate stove with copper pot which contains a white fur pup with glass eyes. When wound, the girl turns her head side to side, lifts bottle as though taking a drink, and with her other hand lifts the lid of the copper pot to reveal the pup. Condition: generally excellent, two fingers broken, costume original albeit frail. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 1 (head). Comments: Roullet & Decamps, circa 1890. Value Points: rare amusing automaton with original costume. $5500/7500

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176. French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Signed Jumeau Shoes 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented eye corners and shaded nostrils, closed mouth, shaded and accented lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: bisque excellent, original body with very scuffed hands. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 10 (and artist checkmarks) Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’Honneur (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: pretty bébé wears early Jumeau dress, undergarments, hat, and leather shoes signed “Bébé Jumeau Depose 10”. $2800/3500

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177. A Trio of All-Original German All-Bisque Bye-lo Babies 4” (10 cm.) and 6 ½”. Each has one piece solid domed bisque head and torso, tinted baby hair, painted facial features, blue eyes, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs in bent baby pose, bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks 20-10 (or 20-16) copr. by Grace S. Putnam made in Germany (incised mark on each. Comments: Germany, Bye-lo Babies, circa 1923. Value Points: each has original Bye-lo paper label on torso, and each has fine original costume, the two smaller as twins in wrapped bunting. $700/1000

178. Tiny German All-Bisque Kewpie with Cornucopia 2” (5 cm.) One-piece all-bisque seated Kewpie with topknot, blue wings, sideglancing blue eyes, clasping a bisque cornucopia. Generally excellent. Marked with C. stamp on base. Germany, circa 1915, from designs by Rose O’Neill. $300/400

179. German Bisque Closed Mouth Child by Kestner 12” (30 cm.) Bisque shoulder head turned to the right, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented eyes and nostrils, closed mouth with accented shaded lips, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, kid body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, bisque forearms, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6.

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180. Tiny German Bisque Art Character “Marie” by Kammer and Reinhardt 7” (18 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted dark blue eyes, dark upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth with center accent line, brunette mohair wig with coiled braids, paper mache five-piece body with painted stockings and brown two strap shoes, antique sailor costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 101 18. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912. Value Points: dear little doll with well-rendered pensive expressive, original body and wig. $600/900

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181. Six German Half Dolls with Sculpted Hair and Bodices by Hertwig 4 ½” (11 cm.) - 6 ½”. Each is bisque head and torso, having sculpted hair in various styles, sculpted bodice depicting shirt front or blouse, muslin lower body, bisque lower arms and legs, costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Hertwig, circa 1910, the family includes grey-haired grandma, grandpa with brown sculpted cap, blonde man with moustache, older girl with pink hairbows, and two younger children. Value Points: well-detailed characterization of family members. $500/800

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183. Pair, AllOriginal German Bisque “Just Me” Characters by Marseille

182. Small German Bisque Character by Gebruder Heubach 8” (20 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, blonde painted hair with forelock curl, blue intaglio side-glancing eyes, one-stroke brows, tiny button-shaped nose, closed “O-shaped” mouth with shaded lips, plump cheeks, composition five-piece body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5/a D 87 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: delightful impish expression on the rare model. $200/400

10” (25 cm.) Each has painted bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eye shadow, single stroke brows, pug nose, tiny closed rosebud-shaped mouth, plump cheeks, brunette fleecy mohair wig, fivepiece composition body with sculpted original bent elbow. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Just Me Registered Germany A 310/5/0 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1928. Value Points: the pair of all-original characters have most delightful impish expression and wear their factoryoriginal costumes. $1200/1500 183.

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11” (28 cm.) and 9”. Each has bisque socket head, glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, tiny eye rim flake on smaller. Marks: Made in Germany 128 (larger) Made in Germany 0 143 (smaller). Comments: Kestner, circa 1900, the larger has blonde mohair wig and brown eyes, the smaller has brunette mohair wig with blue eyes. Value Points: the pretty petite pair each have original composition body with original finish, original wig and pate. $600/900

185. German Bisque Character “Hilda’ by Kestner with Two Steiff Animals 13” (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition bent limb baby body, pretty costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: made in Germany 245 JDK Jr. 1914 c. Hilda. Comments: Kestner, circa 1914. Value Points: beautiful bisque and painting, original wig, body, body finish, and with two miniature Steiff animals. $1200/1800

186. Pretty German Bisque Child, 156, by Kestner with Original Excelsior Body

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24” (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, brush-stroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth, shaded and accented lips, four porcelain teeth, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K ½ made in Germany Dep 14 ½ 156 (head) Excelsior Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1900. Value Points: rarer model of dolly-face girl has original body and body finish, original wig. $500/700


187. German All-Bisque Closed Mouth Doll by Kestner 6 ½” (17 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, very plump cheeks, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, peg-jointed bisgue arms and legs, modeled bent right elbow, shaped legs with tiny ankles and bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1. Comments: Kestner, circa 1880. Value Points: rare model all-bisque with wonderful face and body shape. $800/1100

188. Petite German Bisque Child by Kestner 10” (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, slightly-parted lips, four porcelain upper teeth, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Kestner, circa 1900. Value Points: petite doll has fully-jointed original body, original wig. $200/400

189. German AllBisque Brown Complexioned Miniature by Kestner 5 ½” (14 cm.) Browncomplexioned bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, black glass inset eyes, painted black curly lashes and brows, closed mouth with coral shaded lips, black mohair wig, peg-jointed brown bisque arms and legs, bare feet, antique costume. Condition: generally

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excellent. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: rare little all-bisque doll with beautiful expression and bisque. $800/1000

190. German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll, Model XI, by Kestner with EightLoose-Ball-Jointed Body 16” (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with downcast pensive expression, accent line between the lips, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: XI. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: very pretty example of the early doll with choicest bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $1200/1700

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191. German Bisque Character Toddler, 116, by Kammer and Reinhardt with Rare Painted Hair 22” (56 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, painted light brown hair with defined forelock curl, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, short brush-stroked brows with feathering, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth with shaded and accented lips, stuck-out tongue, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique mariner costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R S&H 116 50. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1915. Value Points: rare painted hair variation of the laughing character has exemplary bisque and painting. $1200/1700

192. German Bisque Pouting Character, 115A, by Kammer and Reinhardt with Toddler Body 16” (42 cm.) Bisque socket head, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pouting expression, outlined lips, brunette human hair braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with side-hip jointing and chubby stomach. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 115A 43. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912. Value Points: especially fine detail of sculpting enhancing the deeply modeled wistful features, fine quality of bisque, original body and body finish, antique costume. $2000/2700

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193. German Bisque Pouting Character, 115A, by Kammer and Reinhardt with Toddler Body 11” (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, small brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting expression, brunette bobbed hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 115A 30. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912. Value Points: rare size of the sought after pouting character, with original body and body finish, wonderful antique costume. $1200/1600


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194. German Bisque Flapper Girl, 117n, “Allette”, by Kammer and Reinhardt with Extensive Trousseau and Provenance 15” (39 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep and “flirty” eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows with feathering, open mouth, shaded lips, four porcelain teeth, brunette bobbed wig, composition and wooden flapper-style body with side-hip jointing, lower legs jointed above the knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 117n 39. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1914. Value Points: fine unplayed with condition, included is an extensive trousseau of handmade costumes, along with a note that the doll’s name is Allette, and she was originally owned by Little Harriet (Harriet Williams Wheeler) of Newburgh, New York who made the costumes for the doll when she was eight years old. $1600/2100

195. German Bisque Flirty-Eyed “Mein Liebling”, 117n, by Kammer and Reinhardt 24” (62 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep and “flirty” eyes, mohair lashes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, outlined lips, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 117n 62. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912. Value Points: very fine bisque with lustrous patina, original bobbed wig, original flirty eyes, original body and body finish. $900/1300 195.

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Points: well-preserved doll with vibrant and rich colors of his argyle-applique-striped skirt and stockings, original shirt, vest, jacket, cap and pants. $1100/1500

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196. Italian Felt Glass-Eyed Googly Character, Scottish Girl, by Lenci 20” (51 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed facial features, brown glass side-glancing googly eyes, painted upper lashes, V-shaped brows, rounded pug nose, “O” shaped mouth, blonde mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: good/very good, some skirt fading, jacket spot and two moth holes, shoes not original albeit appropriate. Comments: Lenci, circa 1939. Value Points: the well-depicted look of amazement is well-achieved, the sought-after Lenci model wears original Scottish Girl costume. $900/1300

197. Italian Felt Pouty-Faced Character, Series 300, in Scottish Costume by Lenci 17” (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features depicting a pouty-faced boy, brown side-glancing eyes, grey eye shadow, brown fringed lashes, closed mouth with two accent dots on lower lip, accented nostrils, blonde mohair wide-parted wig in short boyish fashion, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, model 300/45, Scottish boy, circa 1930. Value

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198. Pair, Italian Felt Miniature Dolls as Scottish Boy and Girl, by Lenci in Pristine Condition 8 ½” (22 cm.) Each has felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, grey side-glancing googly eyes, “O” shaped mouth, blonde mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, models S/44 and S/45 from their miniature series, 1931. Value Points: notable not only for their pristine vibrant condition, but also for their matching boy and girl Scottish costumes, rare to find with matching jackets. $900/1200

199. Italian Felt Character Swiss Boy, Series 80, by Lenci 14” (36 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, large blue eyes, dark eyeshadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, jointing at shoulder and hips, arms arranged with clasped hands to hold basket of flowers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, series 80, Swiss Boy, mid-1930s. Value Points: wearing wonderful original Alpine style costume with elaborate detail of trim, applique beanie, leather studded boots and carrying a wicker basket of felt blue flowers. $1100/1400


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200. Large Italian Felt Character Girl with Original Organdy Costume 23� (58 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, very plump cheeks, brown side-glancing eyes, dark grey eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with tiny rosebud-shaped lips, blonde mohair ringlet-curls, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: very good, some light fading and dustiness. Comments: Lenci, late 1920s. Value Points: wonderful press-sculpting of chubby face, original organdy costume with applique felt flowers, matching felt bonnet, undergarments with applique felt flowered garters, green felt shoes. $800/1100 199.

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generally excellent, some fading of dress front. Comments: Italian, Lenci, likely a very early version of the Series 149. Value Points: the rare early model wears her original coral felt stylish dress with black felt trim, matching shoes, original undergarments and socks. $800/1100

202. Pair, Italian Felt Miniature Dolls, Dutch Boy and Girl, by Lenci 9” (23 cm.) Each has felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, large side-glancing eyes, long painted curly lashes, “O” shaped mouth, blonde mohair wig, jointed felt arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (original paper labels on each). Comments: Lenci, Italy, circa 1929, #291 and 294 from the miniature series. Value Points: the delightful pair wear their original felt costumes, girl carrying a bouquet of flowers, and are rare to find in the matched pair. $600/900

201. Early Italian Felt Character Girl in Original Costume by Lenci 15” (38 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, side-glancing large brown eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with slight smile and two accent dots on bottom lip, brunette mohair curly wig, jointed arms and legs, early mitten style hands. Condition:

203. Group of Italian Felt Accessories by Lenci Including Child’s red felt purse with doll head finial (c. 1940), decorative doll head pin in original box given as premium at trade shows (c. 1920s), Lenci-type child’s red felt beanie cap with applique flowers (1940s), 9” diam. green felt hankie keeper with pressed doll head (Series DF/07, circa 1950s), and a little felt dog with note attached “I am here to tell you; sorry for the delay” from the World Wide Lenci Club. Good to excellent. Lenci, a wonderful selection of Lenci novelties. $400/600

204. Italian Felt Character, Series 70/6, by Lenci in Original Costume 10” (25 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown painted side-glancing eyes, grey eyeshadow, painted curly upper lashes, single stroke brows, closed mouth with pouty expression, brunette mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, Italy, series 70/6 (360), circa 1933. Value Points: the rare little doll wears 203.

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his original dapper costume in the 1830 style, including vest, pants, shirt, double-collared great coat and black top hat. $800/1100

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Including Lenci-type green felt handbag with felt applique flowers and matching cap (1940s), extremely rare Lenci perfume bottle (1920s, likely a promotional piece), Lenci organdy hankie keeper with sachet and with original label (1930s), Lenci felt puppet clown with molded painted face (1940s), and Lenci wooden head doll “Vulcania”, a ship souvenir from the cruise ship Vulcania (shown in the 1927 catalog). Very good to excellent, a delightful collection of Lenci novelties and accessories. $400/600

206. Italian Felt Character “La Mostina” by Lenci in Original Box 11” (28 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, blue side-glancing eyes, button-shaped nose, tiny closed mouth, blonde floss wig, jointed arms and legs. Condition: near mint. Marks: BC/100 (original label on box). Comments: Lenci, circa 1945, “La Mostina” model. Value Points: the doll is in near mint condition, with vibrant crisp colors, wearing original green and fuschia colors, bonnet, organdy petticoat and pantalets, and carrying cardboard hat box labeled “Amore”, and preserved in original box. $800/1200 205.

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207. Large French Bisque Closed Mouth Bébé by Emile Jumeau, Size 14 29” (74 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, wheat-blonde hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wearing pretty antique dress, undergarments, stockings, shoes. Condition: generally excellent, body is original albeit scuffed and with repaint on hands. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 14 (and artist checkmarks). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: large size bébé has very beautiful creamy bisque enhanced by deep paperweight eyes. $2800/3800

208. German Bisque Character, 128, by Kammer and Reinhardt 20” (50 cm.) Bisque socket head, small brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, shaded and outlined lips, two porcelain teeth, tongue, composition bent limb baby body, brunette mohair bobbed hair wig, wearing antique romper suit and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 128 Germany 50. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1916. Value Points: rare model from the character series has especially fine modeling and bisque, original body and body finish. $400/600

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209. French Musical Automaton “Gentleman Dandy Smoker” by Leopold Lambert

210. 19th Century Tableau “Village Scene” with Mechanical Clock and Music Box

22” (56 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered wooden base is a bisque head doll depicting dandy gentleman, dark blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes, brushstroked brows, slightly-parted lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, wearing original knit leggings, ivory silk shirt front, patterned silk twill vest, and red silk long-tailed jacket, with fob, and tricorn hat. He holds a bone cigarette holder and, when wound, he appears to be smoking; a bellows activity causes the cigarette draft to move through his right arm and exhale through his mouth. Music plays throughout. Condition: generally excellent, music and motion function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau SGDG 2 (doll) L.B. (key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890, the automaton appeared in their catalog as “Petit Marquis Fumeur”. Value Points: original costume on the high-styled gentleman, with original paper tune label. $5000/7500

31” (79 cm.) x 36”. A well-detailed oil on canvas depicts a village scene with manor home, mountains at sunset in the background, tranquil harbor setting with two boats in the distance, village roof tops, and a church tower with actual working clock. Along the pathway leading to the village are five people including a child. The painting and clock and music mechanisms are enclosed within a shadowbox with an ornate gold leaf frame. When wound, two musical tunes and angelus plays. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: mid-1800s, circa 1865, the maker is unknown. Value Points: a tranquil scene is beautifully-depicted with historical facets including the walled village, the church set upon the hillside, and the animated pose of villagers and dog. Ex-Collection Christian Bailly. $4000/6000

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211. Collection of German All-Bisque Kewpies 6” (15 cm.) h. largest. Each is all bisque (except seated Kewpie with black cat which is glazed porcelain), and each has classic Kewpie features of topknot, side curls, side-glancing eyes, blue wings, and impish smile. Included are two standing Kewpies with jointed arms (one with original box), seated Kewpie with folded arms in wicker chair, Kewpie Sweeper with broom and dustbin, tiny Kewpie with mandolin, and seated Kewpie shaker with black cat. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1912, from original Rose O’Neill designs. Value Points: a charming collection of action and standing Kewpies, with an original box having Rose O’Neill illustrations. $1000/1200

212. Petite German Bisque Character, 1295, by Kammer and Reinhardt

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6” (16 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, slightly-parted lips, two porcelain upper teeth, blonde mohair bobbed wig, composition five-piece toddler body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent.

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Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 126-16 Germany. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1915. Value Points: rare size of the little character, with wonderful toddler body featuring chubby torso, starfish-modeled hands and side-hip jointed legs. $300/500

213. German Bisque Toddler, 1295, by Franz Schmidt 10” (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, pierced nostrils, open mouth, outlined upper lip, two porcelain teeth, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition five-piece toddler body with side-hip jointing and starfish-shaped hands, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1295 F.S. & Co made in Germany 25. Comments: Franz Schmidt, circa 1915. Value Points: endearing wide-eyed expression, original body and body finish. $300/500

214. Rare German All-Bisque “Elephant Holding Kewpie on Its Lap” 3 ½” (9 cm.) One-piece all-bisque figure of a seated elephant holding a Kewpie on its lap, while Kewpie appears a bit frightened as he attempts to make his get-away; the elephant clasps Kewpie’s right leg while Kewpie holds onto the elephant’s curled trunk, and Kewpie’s eyes are glancing away beseechingly. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9380 (incised numbers on back). Comments: Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: very rare action Kewpie in wonderful delighted pose. $1500/2500

215. Two German All-Bisque Googly Characters 5” (13 cm.) nd 6”. Each is all-bisque with sculpted hair, painted facial features and side-glancing googly eyes, including “Chubby” with painted blue pajama, jointed arms and original paper label on chest; and Campbell Kid with glazed orange bobbed hair and jointed arms and legs, painted blue socks and black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: delightful googly characterizations. $300/500

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216. German Bisque Character, 211, by Kestner 20” (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, incised eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, blonde mohair bobbed wig over plaster pate, composition bent limb baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: M made in Germany 16 JDK 211. Comments: Kestner, circa 1915. Value Points: very fine quality of bisque and sculpting with impressed dimples, original wig, plaster pate, body, body finish, and costume. $500/700

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217. Rare German Bisque Googly, 322, by Heubach Koppelsdorf 8” (20 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump and perfectly-round face, large round blue glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly upper lashes, one-stroke brows, button-shaped tiny nose, closed mouth with impish smile, double chin, auburn mohair braided wig, five-piece paper mache body with painted socks and brown one-strap shoes, costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heubach-Koppelsdorf 322-17/0 Germany. Comments: Ernst Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: rare model that is very seldom found, this exact doll shown in The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls by Coleman, page 294, and having wonderful expression, bisque and painting. $1200/1500

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218. German Wooden Dollhouse Kitchen with Original Wooden Furniture 5”w. x 18”h. x 20”d. The wooden kitchen room box has original finish on walls to simulate stone, and on floors to simulate parquet or inlaid tiles. There are three windows at the back with sills. The kitchen contains a ten-piece set of original wooden furniture with original natural finish: glass-door tall cupboard, work table, kitchen table, three chairs, bench, hanging shelf, hanging plate rack. There is a tinplate stove with brass claw feet and doors, and the kitchen is filled with a myriad of pottery, cooking ware, and utensils. Germany, circa 1890. Excellent condition, all original finishes and trim. $3500/5500

219. German Porcelain Lady Doll and Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe 7” (18 cm.) doll. 5”l. shoe. Including a porcelain shoulder head doll with black hair waved from face into rolled chignon and highlighted by stippled details around the face, painted blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, kid body, paper mache lower legs, lovely silk costume. Along with a black leather child’s shoe in which “live” 12 porcelain dolls, mostly of the Frozen Charlotte type, with antique costumes, depicting the nursery rhyme “old lady who lived in a shoe”. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: delightful assemblage depicting the classic rhyme, and finely detailed painting on the dollhouse lady. $900/1300

220. Two American Folk Dolls with Hand-Written Notes 8” (20 cm.) Including a muslin stuffed doll with flat-dimensional face having faintlyinked features, and wearing old gown; and very crude wooden stick “doll” with attached costume. 220. Included is an inkscript note which reads, in part, “this beautiful specimen...by an eleven year old youngster was supposed to be the husband and father of all my dolls. I cannot say much for his looks...Imagination is wonderful”. As found condition. American, late 1800s. $400/600 219.

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221. Swiss Carved Wooden Lady Doll with Carved Hair Ornaments 19” (48 cm.) Chip-carved wooden head and torso-to-waist, angular face, elongated throat, carved hair loosely waved from face and captured in a spiral-woven braid at the back held by a carved comb, carved and painted facial features, aquiline nose, closed mouth, sculpted earrings, kid body with wooden lower arms and legs, painted stockings and black boots, one hand sculpted to hold an object, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, patching on kid body. Comments: Swiss, late 1800s. Value Points: rare figure with exceptional detail of carved hair and jewelry. $700/1100

222. Rare French Terra Cotta Soldier with Accessories Depicting French Soldier Going to The WWI Front 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 double-breasted 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 Musee 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. $2000/3000

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223. German Cloth Character “Hampelchen” by Kathe Kruse 18” (46 cm.) Cloth swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, very plump cheeks, brown painted eyes, black and grey upper eyeliner, short stroke brows, closed mouth with pouting expression, brunette human hair, jointed arms, hinge-jointed legs with button attachment to place the doll in a seated pose, nicely costumed. Condition: very good, fine original finish, some light craquelure on facial finish. Comments: Kathe Kruse, the model was marketed as “Hampelchen”, circa 1930s. Value Points: rare model with wonderfully-painted complexion and features. $1100/1500

224. German Character Doll, Type X, by Kathe Kruse 14” (36 cm.) Solid domed socket head, painted brown boyish hair, green/brown painted eyes, black and brown upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pouty-shaped lips, jointing at shoulders and hips. Nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Kathe Kruse, Type X, circa 1930s. Value Points: fine original finish is wonderfully-preserved on the hard-to-find early model. $1200/1700

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225. German Felt Character Doll by Steiff 10” (25 cm.) Felt swivel head with center face seam and eye corner seams, blue glass eyes, painted brows and stitch-shaped mouth, mohair inserted wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: good overall condition with some smudges, fading. Comments: Steiff, Germany, circa 1913. Value Points: endearing little fellow wears wonderful vintage swimsuit. $900/1200


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226. Pair, Italian Felt Dutch Boy and Girl by Eros 16” (41 cm.) Each has felt swivel hed with plump child-like face, pressed and painted facial features, large blue or brown painted side-glancing googly eyes, grey eyeshadow, painted lashes and brows, tiny pursed lips (the boy with original drilled hole for holding pip), blonde mohair wig, jointed arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Eros, of Italy, 1930s, of the Lenci genre. Value Points: the all-original boy and girl wearing original Dutch costumes, she with dainty felt floral appliques. $1100/1500

227. Italian Felt Child Labeled “Ti Porto Fortuna” with Delightful Original Costume 12” (30 cm.) Felt swivel head, plumb cheeks, pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, painted curly lashes, single stroke brows, tiny closed mouth, brunette mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (two original Lenci labels). Comments: Lenci, 1940s. Value Points: the little wide-eyed girl wearing original felt costume and carries a woven basket filled with felt flowers; the parchment label wishes one good fortune. $500/700

228. English Felt Dutch Boy by Norah Wellings in Pristine Condition 14” (36 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, grey eye shadow, painted upper lashes, closed mouth with slight smile, jointed shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Norah Wellings, circa 1930. Value Points: in crisp, vibrant condition the doll wears original felt costume comprising brown and orange checkered pants and cap, green felt jacket. $600/900

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229. Pretty French Bisque Bébé “Dep”, Size 14, with Closed Mouth 29” (74 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks, dark blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, wheat blonde hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body, pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Dep 14. Comments: circa 1900. Value Points: beautiful large bébé has closed mouth, especially fine detail of sculpting, fine quality of bisque. $1200/1700

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230. French Bisque Bleuette in Original Scottish Costume 11” (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 60 Paris 8/0 (head) 2 (torso) 1 (feet) Fabrication Française SFBJ (paper label). Comments: SFBJ, Bleuette, circa 1920. Value Points: original Scottish costume is well preserved. $500/800

231. Six German Bisque Dollhouse Dolls 5” (13 cm.) -7”. Each has bisque shoulder head with sculpted hair (one is wigged), painted facial features, muslin body, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1910. Value Points: included are Grandpa and Grandma, gentleman with moustache, and two brown-haired ladies with upswept coiffure. $400/700

232. French Musical Automaton “Spanish Dancer with Tambourine” by Roullet & Decamps 18” (46 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered base is a bisque head doll with brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, accent line between the lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair hand-tied wig, carton

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torso and legs, bisque forearms, wearing silk Spanish style costume in the antique style, and holding a tambourine. When wound, she turns her head side to side, nods her head, and shakes the tambourine she holds in her hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 1 (head). Comments: Roullet & Decamps, circa 1890. Value Points: charming activity and music performed by the brown-eyed petite bébé. $2500/4500

233. French Bisque Bébé Louvre for Au Louvre Parisian Store by Emile Jumeau 19” (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the richly-shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original firing line by left ear. Marks: B.8 L. Comments: Emile Jumeau, the specially commissioned bébé for Au Louvre department store of Paris, circa 1890. Value Points: rare model with very lovely bisque and painting including rose blushed eye shadow and glazed highlights on lips, original body and body finish, beautiful antique burgundy silk dress, undergarments, socks and shoes. $3000/4000

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234. French Bisque Bébé with Original Lady Body by Emile Jumeau 22” (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushlypainted brows, rose blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig in upswept fashion over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed lady body with shapely bosom and tiny waist. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 9 (head) Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’honneur (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1890. Value Points: lovely face with fine creamy bisque, beautiful eyes, rare lady body, antique lady gown. $3000/4000

235. French Bisque “Bébé Français” by Emile Jumeau 15” (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden

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fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, faint hairline on right temple. Marks: B 4 F (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Bébé Français, after winning the rights to the trademark Bébé Français in his lawsuit against Danel & Cie. Jumeau introduced an entirely new face for this model; it bears a close resemblance to the art character 225 by his firm. Value Points: rare Jumeau model with brilliant eyes, lovely bisque, and expression, original body and body finish, beautiful antique costume of rose silk dress, rose kidskin shoes, undergarments, bonnets. $2200/2800

236. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé Triste by Emile Jumeau in Rare Size 9 20” (51 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very full cheeks and throat, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, separately-applied pierced ears, extended-length blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, beautifully costumed in antique dress and bonnet. Condition: small restoration of left upper eyelids, three faint firing lines on upper forehead. Marks: 9 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884, the model

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sculpted by Carrier-Belleuse, the noted French sculptor, known as Bébé Triste in reference to its wistful expressi0n. Value Points: especially beautiful Bébé Triste with exquisite bisque, painting, and complexion, rare extended-length wig, original body and body finish, lovely costume, rare size 9 of this model. $3500/4500

237. Petite Early Italian Felt Doll in Pink Felt Costume by Lenci 10” (25 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, large brown sideglancing eyes, painted curly lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent, one small moth hole in hat. Marks: Lenci (1923 original silver button on underwear). Comments: Lenci, Italy, early 1920s. Value Points: the rare early doll wears original pink and cream felt dress, matching wide-brimmed cloche, shoes, and original undergarment. $400/600

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238. Italian Felt Doll, Series 900/H, in Fashionable Costume by Lenci 13” (33 cm.) Felt doll with swivel head, pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, grey eyeshadow, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with two accent dots on bottom lip, blonde mohair bobbed wig, jointing at shoulders, and hinge-jointing at hips, creating rare floppy legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (original cloth and paper labels). Comments: Lenci, model 900/H, circa 1929. Value Points: rare floppy leg model wears stylish costume of pale pastel yellow and pink with yellow felt dots, matching petticoat and panties, original romper suit, matching cloche cap, felt pink shoes. $1100/1500

239. Early Model Italian Felt Fashionable Doll, Series 900/A, by Lenci 13” (33 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, painted large blue side-glancing eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, painted lower lip with two accent dots, blonde mohair curly hair, jointed arms, hinge-jointed “floppy” legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (original Lenci cloth label). Comments: Lenci, Model 900/A, 1927. Value Points: the pretty curly-haired child wears organdy dress with pink felt bodice and rick-rack trim, organdy undergarments, pink felt slippers, and carrying a bouquet of vibrant felt flowers. $1100/1500

240. Italian Felt Miniature Doll “Castelrotto” by Lenci 8” (20 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing googly eyes, painted curly upper lashes, “O” shaped mouth, brunette mohair wig, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (cloth label, and original parchment label “Castelrotto”). Comments: Lenci, circa 1940s. Value Points: the little fellow wears original folklore costume and carries yellow wooden horn. $200/400 240.

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241. Italian Felt Fashionable Doll by Eros 15” (38 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, very chubby face, large brown side-glancing eyes, painted curly lashes and brows, closed mouth, blonde mohair bobbed wig, jointed felt arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Eros of Italy, the firm competed with the flourishing Lenci market. Value Points: in fine original condition, the doll wears very stylish fashionable costume of the era, including cotton dress, hot pink and black coat with embroidered detail, matching cap, undergarments, hot pink shoes. $500/800

242. Petite Italian Felt Mascotte Girl with Sunflower 8” (20 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing googly

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eyes, side-painted long lashes, O-shaped mouth, felt yellow helmet cap, jointed arms, floppy legs, wearing yellow organdy tiered dress, green felt hairbow and shoes, and carrying large yellow felt daisy. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (paper and cloth original labels). Comments: Lenci, Italy, 1930s. $300/500

243. French Felt Character Doll in Original Stylish Costume by Gre-Poir 18” (46 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, large brown side-glancing eyes, grey eye shadow, button-shaped nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with tiny bow-shaped lips, blonde mohair curly wig, jointed arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent, Comments: Gre-poir, French, circa 1930s. Value Points: original costume of multi-tiered ruffled dress with pink felt floral applique, matching organdy bonnet, pink felt jacket and shoes. $400/600

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