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Table of Contents The Neapolitan Doll: Its Place in Doll History ������������������4 The Neapolitan Scene in Painting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The Early 18th Century Wooden Genoese Dolls ��������������10 Beginning of Catalog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 3


The Neapolitan Doll: Its Place in Doll History By Florence Theriault It's a long-held belief in doll circles that the art character doll originated about 1910 with the exhibition of the Munich Art Dolls from the studio of Marion Kaulitz, followed soon thereafter by the highly expressive character dolls created by Kammer and Reinhardt and others. The belief holds that the idealistically beautiful doll of their recent past was being supplanted by the new realistically featured character doll with all the moods, frowns, sadness and delight of the real ‘people of the street'. The theory is generally true. But one thing is wrong. It wasn't the first time. In the 1700s in the flourishing city of Naples, Italy, art character dolls abounded. The dolls depicted women, men, children, people of all races and people of all social backgrounds, and people in every imaginable mood of expression. Their original purpose, from many centuries earlier, had been as figures in nativity scenes, but over time had evolved. In this wealthy and prosperous city, with a booming intellectual and artistic population, the dolls had become "a grand distraction for a population at play, a toy of the elite" as described by Elio Catello in an introduction to a museum exhibition at the Kimball Museum.

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The Character Faces of the Neapolitan Dolls Artists, whose other works were of marble or stone, were recruited to sculpt the models for these dolls. Their involvement was mostly a wellkept secret, and to this day, very few are documented. After all, these were playthings, not art! And a famous artist would not want their name connected with child play. The same practice - and the same secrecy occurred a century and a half later in the doll factories of Germany where famed fine art sculptors were enlisted to sculpt doll heads. An example is the work of Berlin artist Arthur Lewin Funcke who sculpted models for the art character series of Kammer and Reinhardt, but whose name was not known until some 75 years later! This secret role of fine artists in sculpting realistic and highly expressive dolls portraying "people of the streets" is the reason art character dolls were created in both eras. And which is why, today, many collectors affirm that the doll is art.

Dolls with Sculpted Hair and Bonnets There are other categories of collecting in which the type of doll familiar to today's collector was preceded by the same-style Neapolitan doll in the 1700s. An example is the German bisque doll with sculpted hair and/or bonnet from the 1860-1885 era which are highly sought by today's collectors, particularly examples with rare

variations of hair style, uniquelymodeled bonnets, and those which combine these features with a highly characteristic facial expression. So, too, do those principles hold when studying the forebear Neapolitan doll.

which are shown in the photographs here and is likely explained by the changing market model. By the 1860s the most likely market for a doll was a young girl who presumably sought a doll in her own image.

Male Dolls

The Prequel Of Automata

In one category the doll models of the Neapolitan era are more abundant than the later bisque or porcelain dolls of Germany and France. That was in the greater number and variety of male dolls

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Dramatically, the faces, poses, costumes and activities of many 19th century automata were foreseen in the Neapolitan doll. This is particularly notable in exotic dolls of


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the East with their rich complexion, lavish costumes and highlyexpressive and realistic features, but is also echoed in Neapolitan dolls as musicians, dancers, and "actionoriented" portrayals. Fast forward 100 years, add an internal clockwork mechanism and, voila! There is an automaton.

The Theatre Every collector who has ever posed a doll – a tilt of the head, a placement of the arm - rather than allow the doll to stand inertly, face forward, knows the drama, the theatre, that is inherent in every doll. Sometimes a doll can pose dramatically by itself with lighting and

the quiet elegance of space speaking to its specialness. Other times, a doll posed interactively with other dolls, scenery, accessories, animals and such, creates a theatre of life. The 1700s Neapolitans understood the benefits of each, commissioning important dolls that were designed for unique display, and simultaneously creating lavish exhibitions – farmyards, marketplaces, taverns, elegant salons – and more. The Neapolitan notion of the doll as theatre was repeated a century or more later, such as the great international toy fair exhibitions staged in Germany each year.

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Summary The Neapolitan doll has been overlooked by doll collectors. There is a sense that these are "not really dolls". Yet, they are! They portray faces of people, their little bodies were designed to be articulated into infinite poses, and, mostly, they were meant for play, for arrangement, for imaginative dreaming. Here is further good news. They remain affordable and, in most cases, they require little in the way of restoration or costuming. For collectors looking for the "something different", here is a wonderful path to choose. x


The Neapolitan Scene in Paintings Just as the sculptors of the presepio theatre sought to capture the faces and scenes of everyday life in Naples, so did the later 19th century European artists who traveled to Naples, basked in its effervescent life and vivid persons, and memorialized these images in genre paintings. These paintings aptly serve as important adjuncts to a display of the miniature theatre scenes of the presepio.

Lot #64

The collection of Hanne BĂźktas includes three of these important paintings by noted artists, Anton Romako and Jacques Carabain. In her study of these paintings, the astute collector noted how accurately the paintings had echoed the earlier presepio scenes and people they sought to portray. The street scenes, for example, were set against monumental edifices and archways, while animals and carriages sought space on the cobbled streets along with people of all ages in animated activities such as shopping, gossiping, or playing. In one painting, a little dog barks at the bird held in the arms of his young master while another dog takes on the incoming large horse in a pose so lifelike we know with certain the dog is barking; in just such a manner were

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the presepio scenes arranged. Too, the fruits and vegetables set out in baskets of one painting are virtually identical to the tiny and rare miniature work of the 17th century artists whose work is presented in this book. The tarantella dancer with tambourine and her musician friend are echoes of presepio models, as well as the profile portrait of young lady in folklore costume. Anton Romako (1832-1889), the artist of #64, #101 in this book, which was painted about 1865, was born in Vienna to Elisabeth Maria Anna


Romako, the Czech housemaid of factory owner Josef Lepper. In his early youth he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and later continued his studies in Munich, Venice, Rome and London. It was during his travels in Europe that he settled upon genre scenes of popular culture as his favored style. Settling in Italy in 1857 at the delicate age of only 25, he became a favored artist for the local colony of foreigners; he remained there until 1876 when his wife left him for her lover. Returning to Vienna, his genre painting style, which had been so heaped with praise, evolved to a new idiosyncratic expressionism which the public greeted in a very sour manner. He suffered the fate of so many artists when he died penniless in Vienna in 1889 at the young age of 57. His works are exhibited today at the Leopold and Belvedere Museums in Vienna, Budapest Museum of Fine Arts and Smith College Museum of Art, among others. Jacques-François Carabain, in contrast, lived to the ripe age of 99 (1834-1933). Born in Amsterdam, he studied and remained there until 1856, when traveling throughout Europe, he became fascinated with its Baroque structures and busy cityscapes which dotted every simple street in cities. Painting these cityscapes became his specialty, eventually painting cities throughout Europe, including Italy, as seen in the busy Neapolitan cityscape depicted in #115 of this book. A distinctive feature of his work was noted to be the realistic poses and interaction of persons with nearby inanimate objects. The marketplace actually seems to hum with activity, the animals are posed for play, there is a veritable sense of life – all set against grand architectural structures from past centuries which just seem a natural part of this everyday life.

Lot #115

Art is always seen in its richest view when viewed from many perspectives. Both the 19th century oil paintings of peopled cityscapes and the 18th century presepio theatre scenes present a vision of life in historic Naples, yet the coupling of the two media enrich our knowledge of that time. In adding these paintings to her private home museum, Hanne BĂźktas has understood this so well. x

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Detail of Lot #115


The Early 18th Century Wooden Genoese Dolls It was the late 1600s/early 1700s. In the cultural and wealthy city of Naples, Italy, the terra cotta doll was blossoming, encouraged by King Carlo and his court. In the more northern wooded mountainous regions of Germany and Austria, the classic Tyrolean wooden doll flourished. In between was Genoa, Italy, home itself of a very specific doll that has been largely overlooked by collectors. Like the Tyrolean doll, the Genoese doll was also made of wood. Although it was born of the same cultural roots as the Neapolitan terra cotta doll, not only was its material different, but also its style. It was less regal, the faces more highly characterized, sometimes handsome but often approaching homely. This style may have been the result of its wood material, each doll being hand carved. It may also have been the influence of another niche Genoese trade: the carving of wooden figureheads for ships. Because Genoa was a seaside city, ship building was an important industry as was its corollary trades, and this included the wooden

ship figureheads, a study of which shows a remarkable resemblance to the Genoese doll of the era. Not only was the head of the Genoese doll made of hard-carved and painted wood, but also the body. While the Neapolitan dolls had developed articulation through the use of bendable wire armatures, the Genoese dollmakers resorted to the use of wood, a readily available resource from the nearby mountains. Too, just as German and Austrian Tyrolean dollmakers, the Genoese achieved articulation from the use of mortise and tenon jointing. The bodies showed variation not only in shape, but also in the degree of refinement. Most of the bodies were crudely carved and jointed, for, as the costumes were permanently affixed to the bodies, no one was likely to judge the finesse of their finish. But, actually, the Genoese dolls were, in fact, a curious blend of Neapolitan and Tyrolean dolls. For example, it is known that the Neapolitan presepio dolls were closely affiliated with the

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Very rare black-complexioned wooden man has uniquely carved hair with long rolled curl at each side of face and an extended loopedup curl at the back of head, and with carved sideburns and goatee. At 16", he is jointed at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Genoese, late 1600s, attributed to Anton Maria Maragliano or his workshop, late 1600s.


Lord and lady of the country estate are depicted in this outstanding pair of 15"and 16" carved wooden dolls attributed to Antonio Poggio, late 1700s. Portrait-like features are achieved by outstanding carving, she with deeply-set eyes, gaunt cheeks and strong aquiline nose, and he with strong jaw line which is accented by painted beard stubble. The wooden articulated bodies allow posing in various manners.

Aristocratic lady and gentleman of the Genoese court are particularly notable for distinctive portrait-like carving of facial features, he with delicately-painted moustache and frowning expression, she with expression of tolerant patience. The gentleman is attributed to the workshop of Pasquale Navrone, mid-1700s. The wooden articulated bodies of the Genoese dolls varied somewhat in style, ranging from the two on the left with classic mortise and tenon jointing (the taller with wrapped cotton padding on the upper legs to lend fullness to the fit of the short pants), to the crippled man fitted with a wooden leg which, ingeniously, is also articulated, to the amply-endowed lady on the right with straight-limbed torso and legs, separately attached head, and jointed shoulders and elbows. The lady bears a strong resemblance to carved wooden ship figureheads which industry also thrived in Genoa at this time. Typically, as seen here, the bodies were crudely finished except for the hands and lower legs, as it was intended that costumes would be permanently affixed. Early 1700s.

artistic society of Naples, and unlike the mainstream of Tyrolean dolls, arose from the nativity tradition. Too, just as in Naples, famous sculptors and painters of the Genoa royal court were modelers of the dolls. At a famous exhibition of these 250-year old Genoese dolls, presented at the Palazzo Rosso in 1974, figure after figure was attributed to the hands or workshop of celebrated Genoese artists including Gaggini, Poggio. Navone, Pittaluga, and most notably, Anton Maria Maragliano, artists whose other works including important

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Famed for the carving of wooden animals is Gerolamo Pittaluga, whose works included not only horses but also dogs, sheep and other animals. This extraordinary 13" horse has original harness, green velvet embroidered blanket and leather shaped saddle with padded green seat. Standing aside the horse is a fullyarticulated court soldier with carved wooden helmet and boots, and original costume, attributed to Pietro Andrea Torre. Mid/late 1700s.

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The two aristocratic gentleman, perhaps depicting father and son, illustrate the variations in portraiture that was achieved in the different artistic workshops; the young lad on the left attributed to Maragliano, and the older gentleman attributed to Navone. Each is all wooden with sublime detail of carving and articulated body, enamel inset eyes, and wearing very fine early silk aristocratic costumes. Note the variation in carving of the hands, as well as the face.

The particularity of this model indicates that it was created as a specific portrait although no research has been uncovered concerning the model. Sharply defined features include jaw line, nose and throat hollow. Her coiffure features thick rolled curls at the back of head forming into a topknot.

Right: Described as "mendicante", the beggar was prominent in all important scenes of the presepio. This 15" all-wooden example, with full articulation, is notable not only the highlycharacterized sculpting, but also for extra features such as the carved wooden hat, the gaunt posture and the original ragged costume. The model is attributed to the hands or workshop of Anton Maria Maragliano, early 1700s.

Genoese architecture and grand-sized statuary. Born in 1664, the son of a poor Genoese family, Maragliano studied wood design under the hand of the sculpture, Pietro Andrea Torre, and went on to achieve fame of his own, eventually forming not only his own studio but also a celebrated workshop whose artists, under his direction, created most of the identifiable Genoese models. So, why have collectors not known of these dolls? A review of doll-specifc research books as well as verbal queries to collectors and scholars of wooden dolls draws a blank at the phrase "Genoese Doll". Yet the dolls have

appeared on today's market from time to time. In Theriault's auction catalogs of the past several are shown, but they are simply identified as "Continental" or, wrongly, Bavarian. Too, even European auction catalogs available on the internet reveal basically the same vague designations. Yet, when sought, the dolls have remained visible to the public eye. Even when their era of production mostly ended, in the mid-1700s, museums in the region of Genoa have continued to research and display the dolls until this day. Notable is the Palazzo Rosso of Genoa, but there is also La Madonnetta which features

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100 costumed Genoese dolls in vibrant city and farm landscapes. Too, several books have been written specifically about these dolls including Antico Presepe Genoese by G. Biavati (1993) and Il Presepe Genoese by Antonio Bettanini in 1970. And now, with the presentation of The Doll as Theatre, Volume II, from the Hanne BĂźktas Collection, a fine selection of these dolls, with their notable characterization, will offer a new wealth of information on their models, style, and presentation. For collectors always on the search for a different collecting niche in the wonderful world of antique dolls, here is opportunity. x


1. Neapolitan Lady with Rosy-Cheeked Plump Smiling Face 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of plump-faced lady modeled double chin and rosy cheeks, sculpted dark grey curly hair waved behind her sculpted ears and forming into a chignon at the back crown, enamel inset eyes, well-formed features with closed lips of smiling mouth, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted green stockings, carved black shoes with red buckles, wearing fine original silk costume with silk jacket over lace-fitted vest and underblouse with pleated lace collar which matches coiffe, lined silk apron with gilt trim, silk skirt and carrying woven basket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, wonderful facial expression with artistic painting. $1100/1300

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2. Neapolitan Lady with Red Turban Snood as Mushroom Gatherer 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of lady with well-formed bosom, sculpted red head turban wrapped cap which extends into a snood capturing her hair at the nape but allowing little curls in front of her fully sculpted ears, enamel inset eyes, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted green stockings, carved black shoes with red buckles, wearing fine original silk costume with silk tunic jacket trimmed with gilt braid, burgundy silk skirt, apron with woven design and carrying woven basket of little mushrooms. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, rare design of modeled snood enhanced by her sideways pose. $1200/1500

3. Neapolitan Sheep in Grazing Pose 9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta sheep with sculpted curly wool coat, udder, painted nose and mouth and outlined enamel eyes is posed standing, her head leaning to the ground as though grazing. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to Francesco Gallo. $400/500

4. Neapolitan Market Accessories 4" (10 cm.) h. bench. Arranged on and around a rustic wooden bench is a woven basket of waxed fruits including grapes, apples, and figs, along with three various tightly woven lidded baskets. Excellent condition, one basket with repair to lid. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, the basket of fruit is very rare and was a specialty genre of Neapolitan artisans. $500/700

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5. Neapolitan Bald-Head Man with Early Wooden Tray Table 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, enamel eyes, impressed facial wrinkles, strong nose, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare model with very demonstrative expression enhanced by artistic painting. $1100/1300

6. Scenic Background for Neapolitan Scene 23" (58 cm.) Of foam board, the flat-backed panel features a fountain frame alongside a wooden framed panel enclosing an early wax figure. Excellent condition. Artist made, late 1900s. $300/400

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7. Neapolitan Young Girl with Questioning Expression 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young girl posed gazing in a questioning manner, sculpted brown curly center-parted hair waved loosely to the back and forming into a casual loop, with little curls tumbling onto her shoulders, sculpted pierced ear lobes, enamel inset eyes, partially-parted lips with painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden arms and legs, bare feet, wearing fine original silk costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s. $900/1100

8. Collection of Handwoven Baskets of Flowers on Benches 4" (10 cm.) h. of benches. Arranged on and around two wooden rustic benches are five woven baskets in various shapes and sizes, each filled with wonderful silk and fabric hand-painted miniature flowers in a very colorful array. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $400/500

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9. Neapolitan Lady with Basket of Grapes 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of lady with head turned to the side, modeled bosom, sculpted brown hair with tendrils of curls framing her face, tied with a red hair band and forming into a coiled chignon at the back of head, tiny enamel inset eyes, closed lips of smiling mouth, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted white stockings and blue slippers, wearing fine original costume with lovely embroidered apron and coral necklace with key-holder tip. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, rare hair band and amply-modeled bosom. $900/1100

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11. Neapolitan Grey-Haired Lady with Notable Strong Features 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of elderly lady with inclined head, sculpted dark grey hair waved back and forming into a loose coiled chignon at the back of head, strong nose enhanced by gaunt cheeks, enamel inset eyes, closed lips, strong chin, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted red stockings and green clogs, wearing fine original folklore style costume, coral necklace and carrying woven basket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, strong features enhanced by fine artistry of painting. $1200/1500

10. Neapolitan Village Man with Distinctive Features 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of wellcharacterized man, bald pate with shadowed hair, beard and moustache stubble, modeled wart on forehead and chin, enamel eyes, impressed facial crinkles and cheek creases, strong nose, smiling expression with closed lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted wrinkled blue leggings, black shoes, wearing original costume comprising short textured pants, red silk vest with gilt threads, gold silk jacket, and carrying cast iron tools. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine modeling with distinctive features including warts and hair and beard stubble. $1200/1600

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12. Neapolitan Man with Sculpted Helmet 15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of man, sculpted fitted helmet with chin strap, tufts of hair at sides of face, beard and moustache stubble, enamel eyes, impressed facial crinkles and cheek creases, strong nose, smiling expression, modeled teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original costume comprising short homespun pants and matching jacket, laced brown vest with embroidery, shirt, neck scarf, leggings, kidskin laced slippers and kidskin shoulder bag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, the rare sculpted helmet model has highly-characterized expression enhanced by artistry of painting. $1200/1600


13. Neapolitan Dark-Complexioned Man as Bagpiper 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of dark-complexioned man, black sculpted hair with defined topknot locks and forming into sideburns and trimmed beard and moustache, thick brows, enamel eyes, nearly-closed lips with tiny teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original costume comprising blue homespun pants and laced jacket, fleeced vest, leggings, laced kidskin slippers, and carrying kidskin shoulder bag and carrying Italian bagpipe (zampogna). Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine artistry and state of preservation including costume. $1200/1500


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14. Neapolitan Resting White Cow Attributed to Francesco Gallo

Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to Francesco Gallo who was a modeler at the Royal Porcelain Factory specializing in animals. The presentation of animals in Neapolitan arrangements was considered of major significance. $700/900

9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta cow posed resting, its head uplifted, cream painted finish with black accents including eye shadow around enamel eyes, well-defined ears, horns, and hooves. Excellent condition.

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15. Neapolitan Lad with Rumpled Hair 9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young lad, his head turned to the side, sculpted brown windblown and rumpled curly hair, enamel inset eyes, partially-parted lips with modeled tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden arms and legs, wearing simple country costume with homespun pants, laced vest, dark beaded vest, woven leggings, kidskin laced slippers and shoulder bag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s. $800/1100

16. Neapolitan Resting Brown Cow Attributed to Francesco Gallo 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta cow posed resting, its head uplifted, brown painted finish with cream accents including eye shadow around dark enamel eyes, well-defined ears, horns, and hooves. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to Francesco Gallo who was a modeler at the Royal Porcelain Factory specializing in animals. $700/900

17. Neapolitan Red Snood Lady with Taufling Baby 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of lady with sculpted black hair captured in red snood with little bow accent, enamel inset eyes, closed mouth with generous smile and row of tiny teeth, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted green stockings and black clogs, original costume with silk jacket trimmed with gilt braid, laced bodice, skirt, woven silk apron with paper lining, and carrying taufling baby with terra cotta head, painted hair, and wrapped in homespun muslin and ribbon bunting. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, unique expression with rare red snood, rare painting of stockings and clogs, original rich costume, and rare miniature taufling. $1400/1700

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18. Early Cast Metal Suit of Armor on Wooden Base 12" (30 cm.) Cast metal suit of armor with impressed details of metal, hinged construction at shoulders, elbows, waist, hips and knees, original mounting on wooden base. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $600/900

19. Neapolitan Dog with Collar Attributed to Vassallo Brothers 4 ½" (11 cm.) Terra cotta dog with lean body, curled long tail, glass eyes, painted brown coat with shaded coloring, wide silver collar and leash. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of the Vassallo Brothers. $600/800

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20. Neapolitan Eastern Traveler in Exotic Robes 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of man, bald pate, amber complexion, enamel eyes, black goatee and curled tip moustache, closed lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted brown boots, blue stockings, wearing original costume lined green robe with faux fur trim shirt, harem pants, and "ruby" studded turban with velour banding. Excellent condition, some frailty to silk costume. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $600/800

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21. Neapolitan Dog Attributed to Vassallo Brothers Carved wooden dog with lean muscular body, curled tail, enamel eyes, painted white coat with black back, carved open mouth with defined tongue and fangs. Excellent condition, old repair at tail attachment. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of the Vassallo Brothers. $600/900

22. Miniature Filigree Silver Lamp 2 Âź" (6 cm.) Of very fine silver, the six-panel lamp features arched top and dangling silver drops, designed for hanging or table top use. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $300/400

23. Early Wooden Folding Chair and Tortoise Mandolin 8" (20 cm.) The ebony-finished wooden folding chair with arched pediment has leather seat and back with incised detail. Along with 5" tortoise and bone mandolin with mother of pearl inlay border. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $500/700

24. Neapolitan Bearded Traveler from the East 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of man, bald pate except modeled tuft of black hair at his crown, amber complexion, enamel eyes, deeply-sculpted black beard and moustache, parted lips with painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green wrinkled boots, wearing original costume comprising silk vest, green silk shirt, sash, white silk harem pants and turban. Excellent condition except paint worn bald pate under turban. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very fine detail of beard. $800/1100

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accents, sash, silk pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $600/800

26. Scenic Background for Neapolitan Scenes 23" (58 cm.) Of foam board, the flat-backed panel features columns framing a setback archway, accented with ormolu figural designs and tapestry panel. Excellent condition. Artist made, late 1900s. $300/400

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27. Military Armament for Neapolitan Figures 5 ½" (14 cm.) l. sabre. Including metal chest protector and shield, faux-sabre with belt hanging hook which is outlined with a border of turquoise beads; and two various weapons. Excellent condition. Mid-1700s. $400/500

28. Miniature Treasure Chest and Two Silver Tankards 25. Neapolitan Black-Complexioned Young Lad 8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta young lad with black complexion, black sculpted tightly-curled short hair, enamel eyes, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red slippers, wearing original court costume comprising silk brocade shirt with two turquoise bead

2" (5 cm.) l. chest. Including wooden-framed domed top chest with fabric cover and brass straps, bail handle, with original lock and key. And 2"h. silver tankard with hinged lid and figural celebratory scenes, with hallmarks. And 1 ½" silver-

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plated tankard with hinged lid. Excellent condition. Late 1700s. $400/600

29. Early Cast Iron Fireplace Surround 10" (25 cm.) Of heavy cast iron, the fireplace surround has raised figural and symbolic scenes, with curved grill at the front, and along with two silver log holders. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $300/500

30. Neapolitan Black-Complexioned Young Lad 8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta young lad with black complexion, black sculpted tightly-curled short hair, enamel eyes, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black slippers, wearing original court costume comprising red silk brocade tunic with gilt metallic borders, silk pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $600/800 29.

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31. Neapolitan Lady with Baskets of Fruit Attributed to Francesco Bonfiglio 18" (46 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with oval-shaped face, generously-modeled bosom, brown sculpted hair loosely drawn away from face and captured in a voluminous coiled braid at the back interwoven with red ribbons which extend to her crown and are tied with a red sculpted bow, enamel eyes in deeply-set sockets, closed mouth, gentle expression, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing original silk costume with rich embroidered details and carrying two baskets of grapes. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Francesco Bonfiglio (Reference Scultura Napoletana del Settecento by Teodoro Fittipaldi, 1980). $2200/2800

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32. Neapolitan Village Butcher Attributed to Matteo Bottigliero 18" (46 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted short black curly hair, ruddy complexion, enamel eyes in deeplyset sockets, defined cheeks, strong nose, closed mouth with kind slight smile, painted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body with carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted wrinkled leggings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing original costume comprising cotton shirt, brown velvet pants, burgundy lined jacket, apron, cap and carrying a tied rabbit. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, attributed to Matteo Bottigliero, considered one of the leading sculptors, not only of presepio, but also of wood and silver statuary, in the early years of the that century. $1900/2400

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33. Neapolitan Aged Moorish Entertainer with Trained Monkey 16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with richest brown complexion, sculpted greying hair in tight curls, deeply-incised age wrinkles, broad nose, closed mouth, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing twill tunic and embroidered vest, harem style short pants, woven sash enclosing silver sabre, and holding the leash of his performing earthenware monkey with enamel eyes, curled tail. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, the outstanding modeling, including greying of hair, age wrinkles and muscular ankles and feet, indicates creation by celebrated unidentified sculptor. $1700/2500

34. Wooden Cage with Two Exotic Neapolitan Birds 7" (18 cm.) cage. 4" birds. The wooden cage features a pull-out wooden floor for cleaning, interior feeding tray, and opening side door, and inside are perched two terra cotta exotic birds with painted colorful feathers. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $500/800

35. Neapolitan Black-Complexioned Man with Strong Expression 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting man with black complexion, enamel eyes, black painted brows and sculpted tightlycurled hair, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted black stockings, red slippers with black outlines, wearing original costume comprising striped cotton shirt under gold silk tunic, gold sash, cotton striped short harem pants and draped turban. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, exceptional sculpting especially for smaller figure. $1100/1400

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36. Neapolitan Woman with Beguiling Smile 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of lady with side-tilted head, modeled bosom, sculpted dark brown hair waved loosely from face into coiled braid, fully-sculpted pierced ears, enamel eyes, slight smile, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted blue stockings and red outlined tan clogs, wearing original costume comprising velvet bodice, red cotton skirt with silk banding, silk apron. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, especially beguiling facial expression. $1100/1300

37. Neapolitan Boy with Toy Donkey 9 ½" (24 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with ruddy complexion, sculpted short brown curly hair, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted brown shoes with red buckles, wearing homespun pants, shirt, jacket with red edging, and holding a carved wooden donkey on base. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $500/700

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38. Neapolitan Village Man with Basket of Vegetables 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of plump-faced man with generous double chin, bald pate, thick brows, enamel eyes, smiling expression with row of painted teeth with impressed lines at sides of lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden hands and lower legs with defined wrinkled leggings and black shoes with white buckles, wearing striped green pants and jacket, white shirt, silk vest with lacing, neck wrap, silk sash and carrying basket of vegetables. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1200

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39. Neapolitan Bald Man with Bundle of Tea 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting aged bald-headed man with pronounced ears, incised age wrinkles, sculpted thick brows, closed mouth with stern expression, shaded beard stubble, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black stockings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing original costume comprising short silk pants, lined twill coat, silk vest, leather cap, woven shoulder bag, and carrying a sculpted twinewrapped package of tea. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine modeling of face. $900/1100

40. Neapolitan Donkey Attributed to Francesco Gallo 13" (33 cm.) h. Polychromed terra cotta donkey with painted dark grey and cream hide, patches of cream around the eyes and muzzle, enamel eyes, defined tail, mane, nostrils and ears, and posed on original base with woven blankets and harness. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s/early 1800s, attributed to Francesco Gallo who was a modeler at the Royal Porcelain Factory specializing in animals. $1100/1300

41. Neapolitan Resting Donkey Attributed to Francesco Gallo 8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta donkey posed in resting manner, its legs folded under, with painted dark grey and cream hide, patches of cream around the eyes, chest and muzzle, enamel eyes, defined tail, mane, nostrils and ears. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s/ early 1800s, attributed to Francesco Gallo who was a modeler at the Royal Porcelain Factory specializing in animals. $700/900

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hair waved from her face and captured under sculpted green ruffled cap, enamel eyes, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden hands and legs, painted blue stockings and red boots, wearing original lavishly-trimmed court costume comprising long burgundy silk robe, fitted silk bodice with embroidered detail, matching belt, silk harem pants, and carrying a gilded metal treasure chest with faux-jewel trim. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to the school of Francesco Celebrano who served as director of modelers for the Naples Royal Factory for ten years with particular attention to presepio figures. $1600/1800

42. Trio of Velvet Book Covers with Intricate Silver Metallic Embroidery 9" (23 cm.) x 8". Each is of soft burgundy velvet over firm card stock base hidden by silk lining, and each is richly embroidered with raised silver metallic embroidery in abstract scrolls centering thickly embroidered scenes or symbols. Excellent condition except larger which has some wear at spine and lacking interior lining. The book covers open flat allowing their alternate use as wall panels. 18th century. $400/600

44. Wooden Arm Chair Along with Two Panels 10" (25 cm.) The wooden framed chair with carved spindles has original silk brocade upholstery at back, seat and arms. Along with 10" silk shield-shaped panel with elaborate embroidery and applique; and with 21"l. padded panel of burgundy velvet (worn) with outlined applique and metallic fringe edging. $600/800

43. Neapolitan Court Lady with Rare Sculpted Cap Attributed to Celebrano 15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned to the left with slender oval face, well-defined throat hollow and defined bosom, brown sculpted

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47. Neapolitan Asian Drummer with Sculpted Crown Tuft 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with distinctive facial modeling, rich amber complexion, bald pate with shaded hair shadow and sculpted center crown tuft, highly-defined ears, enamel eyes, well-sculpted very thick moustache, open mouth with beaded teeth and tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and red ankle boots with yellow edging, wearing costume comprising metallic and bead encrusted burgundy silk shirt and vest, ivory harem style pants, and carrying early snare drum and drumstick. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, a companion to #46, indubitably from the same artist, yet with variations of modeling especially in eyes and mouth. $1600/1800

45. Neapolitan Wooden Architectural Columns 18" (46 cm.) Of carved wood with dusky green textured surface to simulate mossy patina, the architectural fragment features two columns on stonework styled base and with surmounting trim above, alongside a column fragment. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $400/600

46. Neapolitan Asian Musician with Sculpted Crown Tuft 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with distinctive facial modeling, rich amber complexion, bald pate with shaded hair shadow and sculpted center crown tuft, highly-defined ears, enamel eyes, well-sculpted very thick moustache, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and red ankle boots with yellow edging, wearing costume comprising metallic and bead encrusted silk shirt, burgundy vest, ivory harem style pants, and carrying wooden pipe. Excellent condition.

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49. Miniature Wooden Churn with Simple Internal Mechanism 3" (8 cm.) Wooden box with external framework supporting a sifting tray and with wooden wheel at the side which, when turned, causes the internal bone-framed cheesecloth-covered cage to revolve, as though churning its contents. Excellent condition. European, late 1700s, very rare miniature model of early butter churner. $500/700

50. Neapolitan Greyhound Dog 4 ½" (11 cm.) Terra cotta Greyhound dog with elongated slender body and tall legs, posed with head turned sharply sideways, with brown/cream coat, enamel eyes, curled tail. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $400/600

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48. Neapolitan Peasant with Dog 8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, sculpted short brown hair, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original country costume with jacket, pants, apron. Along with 3 ½"l. dog with upswept curly tail, enamel eyes, brown shaded coat. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $600/800

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of slender-faced gentleman with head turned to the side, brown sculpted curls framing the face and bald pate, incised wrinkles, enamel eyes, strong nose, closed mouth modeled as though open with painted teeth, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted wrinkled blue stockings and black shoes with silver buckles, wearing original costume comprising wide-sleeved white cotton shirt under fitted vest, draped sash, neck shawl, velvet gold short pants, white cap, and a lined jacket tossed loosely over his shoulder. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially notable angular and distinctive facial modeling. $1100/1400

52. Neapolitan Reclining Shaggy Dog, School of Francesco Gallo 6 ½" (17 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta dog posed reclining, its head resting on front paws, with sculpted shaggy coat of white and brown, enamel eyes, pink nose, defined paws. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, school of Francesco Gallo. $500/700

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13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, sculpted brown hair in soft curls away from her face and captured in a coiled chignon, red hair band, deeplyset eye sockets, enamel eyes, closed mouth with beaming smile and row of tiny painted teeth, impressed cheek dimples, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, red clogs, wearing original elaborate traditional costume with metallic braid and white underblouse. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very fine modeling of face and unusual shoes, wonderfully-preserved costume. $900/1100

11" (28 cm.) l. 7"h. table. The walnut table with heavily spindled legs has a wide center drawer and is laden with a bounty of pewter dishes, tankards, and service pieces, along with three woven baskets with terra cotta foodstuffs including root vegetables, meats and breads. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. Excellent condition. The creation of accessory objects such as the foodstuffs was a corollary specialty of the Neapolitan artists, with the aim of creating vibrant and realistic life scenes; these pieces are highly sought and quite rare. $1100/1300

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amber-cream coat with light spotting, painted eyes and muzzle, one with carved and painted collar, on original wooden ground base. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $600/800

11" (28 cm.) Each has polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, and is wearing original villager costume. The woman has brown sculpted hair casually curled around her face, with added feathering details of paint, and curls tumbling onto her nape, painted black stockings and shoes. The man has black unruly curled hair with forelock details, sculpted ears, and curly black beard and moustache, black stockings and green painted shoes. They are seated on a park bench on wooden platform, with basket of flowers and brass-potted tulip in her lap. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, the posable armature bodies allowed the dolls to be arranged in a seated pose which can easily be re-arranged to stand. $1200/1800

56. Pair, Tyrolean Wooden Dogs 3 ½" (9 cm.) l. Each is one-piece carved wood dog posed reclining, head resting on paw, painted

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57. Neapolitan Tavern with Innkeeper and Furnishings 30" (76 cm.) x 22" tavern. 14" man. Arranged within a prop "taverna" with faux-architectual details are chairs, rare early earthenware fountain in the corner, table laden with food, shelving filled with copper pots, more copper pots suspended from ceiling rack, all centered by a polychromed terra cotta innkeeper with sculpted short brown hair, moustache and trimmed beard, enamel eyes, painted teeth, tow-wrapped armature posable body with carved wooden arms and legs, painted black stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing original homespun costume comprising short pants, laced vest and jacket. Excellent condition, age of prop taverna is uncertain, all other objects and man are mid/late 1700s. $1500/1700

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9" (23 cm.) l. barrel stand. 7"h. monk. The earthenware monk with well-defined facial features and painted costume is posed holding a beer stein, two barrels at his side, on self base which is inscribed "B.B.336". Along with a Gothic-style walnut wooden cabinet with paneled doors below fitted niches for three large metalhoop-wrapped beer barrels, each with faucet. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s. $500/700

59. Tyrolean Wooden Man with Unique Head Scarf Arrangement 9" (23 cm.) One-piece chipcarved figure of standing man, his hands in pockets, his head turned to the side, with highlycharacterized daft expression, and a painted polka dot handkerchief tied about his face and forming


into a bow at his crown, painted costume, and posed on wooden base. Excellent condition. Tyrolean, early 1800s. $400/500

60. Neapolitan Man with Sculpted Hat 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of village man, sculpted brown hair peeking beneath the sculpted wide-brimmed black hat, strong nose and jaw bones, deeply-set eye sockets, nearly closed mouth with row of teeth, beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, brown slipper shoes, wearing original costume comprising silk shirt, jacket and pants with gold thread trim, and carrying earthenware stein. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, notable characterization of face and rare sculpted hat. $900/1100

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sculpted ears, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red stockings and black work shoes, wearing especially fine blouse, folklore costume and with upheld apron containing a basket of oranges. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, unique and outstanding sculpting indicates specific artist, yet unidentified. $1300/1700

21" (53 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of woman with rounded chin, strong throat and amply-modeled bosom, deeply-defined sculpted brown hair waved from face and captured in an intricate braided and looped chignon centered by a painted red comb, deeply-set eye sockets, enamel eyes, closed mouth modeled as though open with painted teeth and tongue tip, fully-

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62. Neapolitan Villager with Beseeching Expression 15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, all-over bald pate, enamel inset eyes, closed mouth with downcast lips, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red stockings and brown shoes, wearing original costume comprising green silk jacket and red vest with gilt edging, blue short pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $800/1100

63. Neapolitan Dog with Collar Attributed to Vassallo Brothers 7 ½" (19 cm.) Carved wooden male dog posed as though about to lunge, curled tail, enamel eyes, painted cream coat with brown spots, defined rib cage and ears, carved open mouth with defined tongue and teeth. Excellent condition, some rubs to original painted finish. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of the Vassallo Brothers. $500/700

64. 19th Century Oil Portrait of Young Woman in Folklore Costume by Anton Romako 24" (61 cm.) x 20". The profile oil portrait painting on canvas of young woman is notable not only for nuanced expressive facial features and gaze, but also for the very detailed elements of her folklore costume including embroidery, trim and even wrinkles of the sleeves. The costume is accentuated by painted earrings and coral necklace. In original carved wooden gilt frame. Austrian-born Anton Romako (1832-1889) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and later continued his studies in Munich, Venice, Rome and London. It was during his travels in Europe that he settled upon genre scenes of popular culture as his favored style and then, settling in Italy from 18571876, he became in demand for his depictions of village life and peoples, of which this is a choice example in fine original condition. $6500/8500

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65. Neapolitan Aged Peasant Man in Rare Tiny Size 7" (18 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of aged man, bald pate with sculpted grey curls at sides and back of head, incised age wrinkles, enamel eyes, closed mouth with downcast lips, strong jaw and cheek bones, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing brocade silk laced vest, silk shirt, brown velvet pants, woven cap, and leather shoulder strap. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare tiny size with original costume. $500/700

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66. Three Neapolitan Miniature Animals 2" (5 cm.) - 2 ½". Including carved wooden goat with well-defined ears, horns and tail, painted features; carved wooden raccoon seated on back haunches, holding front paws to his mouth, painted raccoon eyes, (tail re-attached); and terra cotta black pig with painted eyes, curly tail, and defined snout and ears. Excellent condition except as noted. Neapolitan, mid/late 1700s. $500/700 66.

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67. Neapolitan Village Lady in Petite Size with Three Wooden Lambs 8 ½" (22 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, deeply-sculpted brown hair waved around face and captured in a topknot at crown, enamel eyes, mouth modeled slightly open with defined tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black clogs,

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68. Neapolitan Pauper with Wheelbarrow 9" (23 cm.) Terra cotta earthenware elderly man with bald pate, sculpted grey curls at sides and back of head, enamel eyes, rounded nose, closed mouth, chin stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing original costume comprising embroidered laced vest, shirt, flannel vest, sash, blue pants, and pushing a wooden wheelbarrow of bundled wood. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900

69. Neapolitan Black and White Pig Attributed to Francesco Gallo 5 ½" (14 cm.) Terra cotta pig with painted black and white hide has well-defined ears, snout, and curly tail, enamel eyes. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to the workshops of Francesco Gallo. $600/800 70.

70. Neapolitan Rustic Scene with Young Girl and Animals 23" (58 cm.) w. x 20"h. The setting features foliage, ruins of a garden entrance, stone-edged grotto, steps and other architectural details of a rustic nature, amidst which is standing a polychromed terra cotta girl with brown sculpted hair arranged with two coiled knots at her crown, towwrapped posable armature body, wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red buckles, original peasant costume, along with a brown terra cotta bear cub, and a multi-colored terra cotta bird with extended tail feathers. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1200/1500

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71. Neapolitan Eastern Traveler with Jeweled Sabre 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with rich sienna complexion, deeplyincised facial creases and cheek bones, inset enamel eyes, bald pate with shadowed hair, deeply-defined thick sideburns, moustache and trimmed beard, open mouth with teeth and tongue, hemp-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs with sienna complexion, painted orange boots, wearing original costume comprising cotton shirt and harem pants, red velvet tunic, burgundy twill vest with embroidery, sash, turban and carrying metal sabre with "ruby" accent. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare model with outstanding sculpting and painting. $1100/1300

72. Neapolitan Terra Cotta Donkey with Fittings 12" (30 cm.) l. Terra cotta donkey with shaded grey painted finish, muscular legs, sculpted mane and ears, open mouth, tail, painted brown eyes, with original saddle blanket, ropes and bags of supplies. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of the Vassallo Brothers, outstanding detail of sculpting and accessories. $900/1200

73. Neapolitan Peasant Boy in Original Costume 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, sculpted short brown hair with casual forelock curls, inset enamel eyes, open mouth, two teeth, tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black heavy shoes, wearing original costume comprising laced jacket with patches, short pants, and carrying walking stick. Very good condition, original finish somewhat rubbed on face and legs. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $600/800


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74. Neapolitan Buxom Peasant Widow Attributed to Bottigliero 15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting a very plump young woman with defined double chin and generous bosom, black painted pate, deeply-set enamel eyes, closed mouth with solemn expression, tow-wrapped armature posable body with carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, tan shoes with red buckles, wearing brown and tan silk and velvet costume, wire-framed coiffe with matching lace trim to jacket sleeves, and carrying double-handled pottery jug. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Bottigliero, distinctive features include unusual simple painting of hair, plump modeling, sad expression, on this rare and compelling model. $2200/2800

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75. Neapolitan Lad with Italian Bagpipes 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young boy with darkened ruddy complexion, black sculpted hair in full casual curls, enamel eyes, closed mouth with puckered lips as though about to perform on bagpipes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original costume comprising homespun pants and laced jacket, fleeced vest, leggings and carrying kidskin shoulder bag and Italian bagpipe (zampogna). Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, wonderful facial modeling designed to depict the bagpipe activity. $900/1200

76. Neapolitan Innkeeper Attributed to Aniello Ingaldi 16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of man with bald pate and painted hair at sides and back, sculpted ears, incised age lines on forehead, deeply-set sockets with enamel eyes, upturned long nose, mouth modeled open with defined tongue, defined beard stubble and chin wart, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, unusual painted brown shoes with ankle straps, wearing original innkeeper costume including apron and arm towel. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to the workshops of Aniello Ingaldi, whose works included not only presepio such as this example, but also a Neapolitan miniature park of bourgeoisie and nobility of porcelain figures; undoubtedly some of the models were created in each medium. $2200/2800

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79. Neapolitan Elderly Village Lady with Ribbon-Trimmed Cap 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting elderly woman, sculpted greying hair captured under a black cap with red binding and bow, enamel inset eyes, fully-sculpted ears, drawn cheek bones, defined throat goiter, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with gold buckles, wearing original silk folklore costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rarity factors include modeled cap, bosom, goiter. $800/1100

77. Neapolitan Plump-Faced Smiling Lady 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of plump-faced woman with modeled bosom, brown sculpted hair casually waved from face into a loosely-coiled bun, inset enamel eyes, closed mouth with slight smile, two upper teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body with carved wooden lower arms and legs, blue stockings, yellow shoes with red bows, wearing original silk costume with old-printed-paper lined skirt, laced bodice, embroidered apron. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially charming expression, modeled bosom. $800/1100

78. Early Oak Corner Cabinet with Curved Back and Early Ceramic Pottery 13" (33 cm.) Of richly-grained oak with dark finish, beaded edging, double doors below three curved shelves set against a curved back, and with original marbled-paper cover on the back. The cabinet is set with two ceramic miniature pots, one with figural face design. Excellent condition, cabinet lacking one piece of trim. Late 1700s. $600/900

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80. Neapolitan Musician with Violin Attributed to Nicola Sangiovanni 15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of aged man with dark ruddy complexion, deeply-incised wrinkles, sculpted forelock and side curls surrounding bald pate, inset enamel eyes, strong nose, closed mouth, firmlyset jaws and chin accentuated by beard stubble, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black stockings and black buckled shoes, wearing black velvet coat with gilt edging and buttons, silk trimmed vest, short silk pants, and carrying wooden violin and bow. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to Nicola Sangiovanni, especially notable details of sculpting and artistic painting. $1100/1300

81. Early Mahogany Secretary Desk with Fitted Interior 9" (23 cm.) Burled mahogany secretary features three lower drawers and one upper pencil drawer above a drop-front writing surface, fitted interior includes three small birdseye maple drawers and arched cubicles, wooden knobs. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $700/900

81.1. Neapolitan Wooden Dog with Curled Tail 6 ½" (17 cm.) Carved wooden dog in walking pose, with head upheld, painted black and white spotted finish, long curled tail, painted eyes, carved open mouth with well-defined tongue. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s. $700/900

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82. Neapolitan Young Lad with Especially Expressive Features 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young lad, his head tilted upward, deeply-sculpted unruly curly brown hair, inset enamel eyes, sculpted ears, open mouth with modeled upper teeth and tongue, firmly-padded torso and upper limbs, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing original burgundy velvet jacket with gilt edging, tapestry-woven silk vest, black short pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine detail of sculpting and artistic painting of complexion and features. $1200/1500

82.1. Early Wooden Cabinet with Painted Decorations 31" (79 cm.) x 22"w. x 10"d. The wooden cabinet with paneled front doors and cast iron hinges opens to a well-fitted interior featuring back wall and inside doors with pale painted finish decorated with floral designs, and with centering gold leaf carved arch framing the center interior. Excellent condition, original finishes. Early 1800s (shown in photograph opposite). $700/900

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83. Neapolitan Princess with Elaborate Topknot 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of lady with heartshaped face, head inclined to the side, sculpted brown hair with elaborate curls framing the face and formed into a topknot at her crown, enamel inset eyes, aquiline nose, closed smiling mouth, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, orange ankle boots, wearing original costume comprising long coral silk coat and fitted silk vest each trimmed with silver braid which is repeated at the topknot crown, ivory harem pants, coral and silver necklace. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially artistic painting. $1100/1300

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84. Neapolitan King with Flowing Grey Beard 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of noblefaced older man with incised wrinkles, enamel eyes, sculpted grey hair under very elaborate padded turban, sculpted grey thick brows, sideburns, flowing beard and thick moustache, towwrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and brown wrinkled boots, wearing original ivory silk tunic with attached padded train having rich metallic thread embroidery, matching belted vest, yellow harem pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding sculpting of beard and rich original costume. $1200/1700

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85. Neapolitan Princess with Jeweled Chest 15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of woman with inclined head, brown sculpted hair drawn casually to the back and captured in a topknot with rumbling curls, downcast enamel inset eyes, closed mouth with smiling expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet with painted sandals and straps, wearing silk gown with silvered lace wrap, carrying an early

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silver filigree treasure chest set with 15 faux-rubies. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1100/1300

86. Continental Wax Angel with Polychromed Carved Wooden Wings 9" (23 cm.) Wax swivel head with angular face, black bead eyes, white mohair rolled curls, wooden carved torso, lower arms and legs from above the knee, painted gold boots, wearing original burgundy silk costume heavily encrusted with beading, and silver bells, matching head-dress, with detachable carved wooden angel with elaborately painted feathered detail and red/ blue shaded polychromed finish. Excellent condition. Continental, late 1700s. $600/800

87. Neapolitan Wooden Angel with Carved Crown 14" (36 cm.) including headdress. Polychromed carved wooden swivel head, delicate complexion, painted brown eyes with shadow, closed mouth, sculpted brown curly hair and gilt crown set with painted jewels, wooden torso and lower arms and legs, painted green fancy boots, wearing original velvet burgundy costume with gilt threading, elaborate velour headdress, and artistically-painted heavy paper board wings. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1200

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88. Neapolitan Bearded Prince with Rare Painting of Sandals 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, sculpted short brown hair waved from face, neatly trimmed brown beard, deeplyincised enamel eyes, firmly-set lips, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and bare legs, painted sandals with kneehigh lacing accented with gold tassels, wearing original costume comprising coral silk tunic with velvet collar, burgundy shirt with gilt metallic embroidery, gold harem pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, an exceptional example of modeling with wonderfully-preserved elaborate costume. $1100/1400

89. Two Fine Early Ottoman Needlework Bags 7" x 9" green velvet bag with silk lining decorated with gold metallic embroidery and tassels, and with superb red padded "jeweled" crown ornament, with brass filigree closure; and 13"h. thicklypadded ivory fabric bag with thick metallic embroidery and faux coral beading and fringe. Both excellent condition. Mid-1700s. $400/500

90. Neapolitan Princess with Flowing Curls and Superb Costume 17" (43 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of slender-faced woman, her head uptilted and gazing to the side, sculpted brown hair in long flowing curls low onto her shoulders, deeply-set enamel eyes, aquiline nose, open mouth with two teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing fine muslin-lined silk ivory gold with metallic thread embroidery under burgundy embroidered silk tunic, and with original fitted cap and crown set with faux emeralds and rubies. Excellent condition except five fingers broken. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding costume. $1300/1500

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91. Carved Wooden Fantasy Cat 5" (13 cm.) Carved wooden fantasy animal in cat-like form has sculpted white ears, elongated tail which curls over its back, original painted brown finish with black tabby stripes, and is surmounted by two miniature fantasy cats. Excellent condition. Late 1700s. $700/900

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91.1. Carved Wooden Lion with Curled Tail 9" (23 cm.) Carved wooden lion with well-defined details of mane, curled tail, paws, sculpted open mouth with defined teeth and tongue. Excellent condition. Neapolitan/Genoese, late 1700s. $800/1000

92. Neapolitan Moorish Prince with Handsome Visage 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned sharply to the right, dark brown complexion, deeply-defined black sculpted short curly hair, enamel eyes, incised wrinkles, closed mouth, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted yellow boots, wearing ivory and burgundy silk costume with metallic edging, Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1100

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93. Neapolitan Vignette Depicting Three Exotic Travelers with Trained Animals 22" (56 cm.) l. 13"h. Arranged upon a wooden ground-covered platform is a dynamic scene featuring three polychromed terra cotta men with dark complexions, each with sculpted black tuft of hair at crown, enamel eyes, sculpted moustache, deeply-impressed wrinkles, towwrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs with painted stockings and shoes, wearing rich silk costume with embroidered detail. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, posed as though in animated conversation, the three men are posed with their sculpted terra cotta lion and panther, each with enamel eyes, held by gilt chain. $1800/2400

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94. Carved Wooden Guard Dog 6" (15 cm.) (excluding tail). Carved wooden dog posed standing alertly, with large painted eyes, carved ruff, defined rib cave and muscles of legs, carved tail, with black-spotted brown painted coat. Excellent condition. Late 1700s. $500/700

95. Two Carved Wooden Companion Dogs 4 ½" (11 cm.) The companion male and female dogs are posed in playful style, each with well-detailed face, open mouth with carved teeth, defined tails, with original painted shaded-brown finish with black stripes. Excellent condition, tail of female dog is reattached. Late 1700s. $800/1100

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97. Carved Wooden Dog as Young Mother 6 ½" (17 cm.) Carved wooden reclining dog with turned head, alert ears, tail curved over leg, with original painted brown/gold hide. Excellent condition. Late 1700s. $500/700

98. Neapolitan Asian Man with Stern Visage 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, dark amber-tinted complexion with sculpted tuft of hair at crown of bald pate, fully-sculpted ears, enamel inset eyes, strong nose, open mouth, painted teeth, tongue, hemp-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings and yellow slippers, wearing silk costume comprising faillette-accented silk tunic, twill shirt, yellow harem pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially well-defined leanfaced features. $1100/1300

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99. Neapolitan Village Lady with Uniquely-Modeled Snood 16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with uplifted face, sculpted brown hair pulled behind her fully-modeled ears and captured in a voluminous white snood tied with a blue ribbon and bow, deeply-modeled eye sockets, enamel eyes, rounded tip nose, closed mouth, impressed cheek crinkles, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes with red bows, wearing early costume highlighted by unique vest, and carrying little woven basket with birds. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding portraiture enhanced by fine artistry of painting on the rare model. $1200/1700

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101. 19th Century Oil Painting "The Tarantella Dancer" by Anton Romako 38" (97 cm.) x 30". Oil painting on canvas depicting a vibrant young lady dancing the tarantella alongside her accompanying mandolin player. While his head is mostly hidden by his wonderfully decorated hat, it is clear that he is gazing up at her, just as the three young folks leaning over the wall are gazing down, the besmitten lad in the center extending his glass of ale in a celebratory toast. The dancer, center of the painting and the scene, is notable not only for her well-detailed costume, which appears alive with movement, but also for the intricate details of tambourine, jewelry and facial expression whose shadowing enhances her mystery. The painting is enhanced further by attention to background details including sea scene, mandolin carving, barrels, and even the toy held by one of the other lads. The painting is signed A. Romako Roman on lower right and is presented in original carved wooden gilt frame. Excellent condition. Austrian-born Anton Romako (1832-1889) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and later continued his studies in Munich, Venice, Rome and London, finally settling in Italy where his genre scenes of popular culture were celebrated. $9000/12,000

102. Petite Neapolitan Lady with Tambourine and Sculpted Red Cap 9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, red sculpted cap with tufts of curls above her ears, tiny enamel eyes, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes, wearing richlytrimmed silk costume with embroidery and ribbons, pearl necklace, coiffe with pearl beading, and carrying tambourine. $600/900

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104. Neapolitan Carved Wooden Smiling Man as Card Player 22" (56 cm.) standing. 17" seated. Carved wooden shoulderhead of man, carved short brown hair brushed forward into forelock details, sculpted ears, inset large eyes, strong nose, mouth modeled open and smiling, row of sculpted teeth, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted wrinkled brown leggings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing white cotton shirt, blue vest, red silk pants, and holding playing cards, posed seated in wooden chair (included). Excellent condition, original painted finish is worn on shoulderplate (under costume), Neapolitan, early 1700s, the celebrated sculptor Giacomo Colombo (1663-1739) has been suggested as carver although undocumented at this time. $1800/2200

103. Neapolitan Wide-Eyed Lady with Rare Bi-Color Chignon 18" (46 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with modeled bosom, elongated face with very full chin and throat, sculpted dark brown hair waved in front of her modeled ears and pulled into a light brunette-shaded coiled chignon at the back of head, red sculpted head band, deeply-set large eye socket, enamel eyes, strong nose, mouth modeled closed with two painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted brown stockings and black clogs, costume includes silver beaded necklace with coral bead. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rarity factors include unusual hair design and dramatic large eyes. $1200/1600

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105. Neapolitan Prince with Unique Hair and Leggings 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, sculpted very dark-brown flowing curls brushed on to his shoulders and accented with a topknot, blue hair band, tiny enamel eyes, aquiline nose, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and orange boots with elaborate gilt trim and blue inserts, antique silk costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare hair color and style, rare luxurious painting of boots. $800/1100

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106. Neapolitan Moroccan Guardsman with Silver Armament Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca 15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with rich ebony complexion, sculpted short hair with very tight curls, sculpted ears, inset enamel eyes open mouth with row of teeth and modeled tongue, well-defined cheek and throat creases, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs with ebony finish, bare feet, wearing original silk and homespun costume and carrying wooden-handled spear, silver-handled sabre, and with silver jug. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding artistry including highlyindividualized facial expression. Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca, whose other works are included in the noted Bordoni Collection of Bologna and the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum of Munich. $1200/1800

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107. Neapolitan Village Girl with Buckets 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young girl, sculpted long flowing curls tumbling onto her shoulders, enamel eyes, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes, village girl costume and carrying two wooden buckets. Excellent condition except paint flaking on legs. Neapolitan, mid1700s. $600/800

108. Early Wooden Table with Collection of Earthenware Pots 6" (15 cm.) h. 7"l. table. The rustic wooden table is laden with eight different earthenware pots, jugs, bowls, and plates, each with unique painted decoration. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $700/900

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11" (28 cm.) Carved wooden cow with inclined head turned to the side, painted cream coat with shaded black coloring, enamel eyes, carved definition of horns, ears, tail and udder. Excellent condition. Neapolitan. late 1700s, outstanding artistry of carving. $1200/1500

5" (13 cm.) Carved wooden piglet with original black and white painted hide, defined snout and ears, curly tail. Excellent condition, few paint scuffs. Late 1700s. $400/500

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112. Neapolitan Handsome Aristocrat Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned to the side, lean angular face with well-defined features, strong complexion, black sculpted short hair brushed across his forehead, curvy black brows, enamel inset eyes, closed mouth with full lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, brown shoes with red buckles and high tops sculpted to appear as though wrinkled, wearing mauve silk coat, brocade vest, silk pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to the school of Francesco Celebrano who served as director of modelers for the Naples Royal Factory for ten years with particular attention to presepio figures. $2200/2700

113. Neapolitan Carved Wooden Architectural Column 21" (53 cm.) Carved wooden column on base designed to appear as though stone, has original painted finish. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s. $400/500

111. Neapolitan Elderly Gentleman with Balding Grey Hair 15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, bald pate with sculpted grey tousled hair at sides and nape, fully-sculpted ears, incised wrinkles, large rounded nose, closed mouth, grey beard stubble, towwrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, brown knee-high well-detailed boots, wearing textured silk jacket, silk vest, sash, burgundy pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, notable sculpting with superb detail of age lines. $1100/1400

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114. Neapolitan Girl with Tambourine and Sculpted Blue Snood 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of round-faced young girl, blue sculpted snood enclosing her hair, enamel eyes, open mouth with row of teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and brown shoes with red buckles, wearing original villager costume and carrying miniature tambourine. Excellent condition, costume slightly dusty. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1100/1400

115. 19th Century Oil Painting "Port Capuana in Naples" by Jacques Carabain 30" (76 cm.) x 24". Oil on canvas painting depicts a romanticized view of the ancient city gate of Port Capuana in Naples forming a background to a busy and interactive city scene of marketplace, children and animals at play, lively conversation, delivery carts with horses, and more, much the same scenes that were created in the Neapolitan presepio settings. Notable is the detail of every feature including costumes, shadowing, even the vegetables heaped in the overflowing baskets, while the artist’s fascination with Baroque architecture is evident in the building details and the sense of perspective which he achieves. The painting is signed Jacqs. Carabain and is presented in original wooden gilded frame. Excellent condition. Jacques Carabain (18341933) was equally fascinated by architecture and cityscape life. A distinctive feature of his work was noted to be the realistic poses and interaction of persons with nearby inanimate objects, of which this painting is a superb example. $6000/8000

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12" (30 cm.) (excluding helmet). Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, short brown sculpted hair brushed forward, enamel eyes, closed mouth with very thick moustache, fully-sculpted ears, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and orange ankle boots with lion-headed figural designs, wearing original military uniform and helmet. Excellent condition, costume somewhat dusty. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare hair style and moustache, rare boot accents. $900/1200

38" (97 cm.) x 36" x 14". The wooden structured setting is covered with textured painted surface to simulate a fragment of architectural ruins and includes simulated brickwork, stonework, and marbled columns with gilt edges, while branches and moss of ages tumble from various edges. Along with a pair of wooden palm trees. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid1700s. $800/1200

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119. Neapolitan Aged Villager with Bald Pate 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting aged man with deeply-incised wrinkles, bald pate with tinted stubble around the back of scalp, tinted beard stubble, sculpted ears, enamel eyes, pronounced nose and chin, open mouth, sculpted partially toothless, tow-wrapped posable armature body, painted green stockings, red painted shoes, wearing silk jacket, velvet vest, plaid short pants, and cap. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1200

118. Neapolitan Ruddy-Faced Smiling Villager 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, darkened ruddy complexion, bald pate with sculpted tufts of curls in front of each ear, enamel eyes, impressed dimples, closed mouth, smiling expression, sculpted wart, tow-wrapped posable armature body, painted blue stockings and tan shoes with red buckles, tow-wrapped armature posable body, wearing silk village costume with gold braid trim. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially well-defined expression enhanced by finest artistic painting of complexion and features. $1100/1300

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120. Neapolitan Young Man with Wind-blown Hair 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young man with ovalshaped face, bald pate and back of head, brown tufts of curls at forehead and in front of sculpted ears sculpted to appear as though wind-blown, enamel eyes, large nose, open mouth with tongue and row of modeled teeth, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing silk twill jacket and pants, velvet vest. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, highly-characterized facial expression with beautifully-preserved original finish. $1100/1300 120.

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122. Neapolitan Lady with Especially Fine Original Costume 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of slender-faced lady, dark brown sculpted hair with short forehead curls, then brushed back into a tightly-braided coiled chignon, heavily-lidded enamel eyes, closed mouth, defined throat hollow and bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs with painted blue stockings and tan painted shoes with red buckles, wearing well-fitted silk dress with laced bodice, pleated cuffs, woven apron. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare coiffure and lovely gentle expression with soft blushing, especially fine costume. $1100/1300

121. Neapolitan Terra Cotta Lady with Topknot and Streaming Blue Hair Ribbons 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with modeled bosom, deeply-defined sculpted hair drawn into a topknot with curls tumbling onto her shoulders, interwoven blue hair ribbons streaming onto her shoulders, heart-shaped face, enamel eyes, open mouth, sculpted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, yellow shoes with red bows, wearing silk costume with tapestry woven apron. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, most unusual modeling and decoration of hair. $900/1300

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123. Genoese Court Soldier with Carved Helmet and Accessories 14" (36 cm.) All-wooden carved soldier has one-piece head and torso, carved wooden helmet with detailed accents, short brown carved hair, polychromed facial features and complexion, brown enamel eyes, carved wide moustache, defined throat hollow, mortise and tenon-jointed shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, carved detail of knee-high painted boots, wearing brown velvet court uniform with woven lattice chest cover and gold braid trim, and carrying original silver shield and gilded metal palm leaf. Excellent condition. Genoese, late 17th century, in the manner of Pietro Andrea Torre. $1200/1500

123.1. Genoese Court Soldier with Carved Helmet and Silver Pike and Shield 14" (36 cm.) All-wooden carved soldier has one-piece head and torso, carved wooden helmet with detailed accents over short brown carved hair, polychromed facial features and complexion, brown enamel eyes, carved wide moustache, defined throat hollow, mortise and tenon-jointed shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, carved detail of knee-high painted boots, wearing brown velvet court uniform with woven lattice chest cover and gold braid trim, and carrying original wooden handled pike and silver shield. Excellent condition. Genoese, late 17th century, in the manner of Pietro Andrea Torre. $1200/1500

124. Outstanding Genoese Carved Wooden Horse with Elaborate Fittings 13" (33 cm.) l. 12"h. The carved wooden horse in prancing pose is mounted upon original carved wooden base with cobbled stone detail, and has painted brown hide with black shading, brown enamel eyes and elaborate details of carved mane, ears, flowing tail, hooves, muscles, and mouth; fitted with elaborate leather harness, metal stirrups, and padded green velvet embroidered blanket and sacks, and leather shaped saddle with padded green seat and sides. Excellent condition, original fittings. Genoese, late 17th century, a 1973 exhibition at the Genoese Palazzo Rosso attributed a nearly-identical horse to Gerolamo Pittaluga noting that the sculptor was adept at translating the animals drawings of 17th century painters into sculpture. $2500/3500

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126. Very Rare Genoese Black-Complexioned Man with Stylized Hair 16" (41 cm.) All-wooden polychromed carved adult man with one-piece head and torso, black complexion, enamel eyes, deeply-sculpted black hair with side-forehead curls, a long rolled curl at each side face and an extended looped up curl at the back of head, carved sideburns and goatee, very slender elongated face and gaunt torso, mortise and tenonjointing at shoulders, elbows and hips, curled shaped fingers, bare feet, costume comprising velvet pants and jacket, ribbon-bound silk vest, shirt collar, wooden base. Excellent condition. Genoese, attributed to Anton Maria Maragliano or his workshop, late 1600s. Rare model accentuated by exceptional detail of carving and painting. (Bird sold separately). $1600/2100

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125. Two Genoese Guardsman with Carved Turbans Attributed to Pietro Andrea Torre 15" (38 cm.) Each is a carved one-piece polychromed wooden figure of guardsman in pugilistic pose, his head inclining forward or backward as though creating an integrative scene, each having carved detail of flowing brown hair and thick down-curved moustache, enamel dark eyes, and carved details of costume including fitted cap with turban wrapping, matching sash, loosely-fitted pants and open-toed sandals. Excellent condition. Genoese, late 17th century, attributed to Pietro Andrea Torre, the carved detail of costumes is exceptional, and the figures are mounted upon original stone-shaped wooden base. $1600/1900

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4" (10 cm.) Polychromed sculpted bird with spread wings, fan-shaped tail feathers, unusual pose of side/back turned head, bald pate, enamel eyes, and long armature legs is posed upon wooden stand. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, the stylized painting of the wings is reminiscent of the carved angel wings of artist Ingaldo. $400/500


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128. Genoese Bald-Headed Aristocratic Gentleman 15" (38 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of elderly gentleman with very stern features, bald pate with carved rolls of curls at sides of face and nape, closed downcast lips, painted beard stubble, one-piece head and torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, very expressive posing of fingers, wearing silk jacket and short pants, hat, vest, embroidered shirt, stockings and with painted shoes with applied buckles. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, late 1700s, possibly the workshop of Marc Antonio Poggio, the doll has exceptional carving detail with remarkable similarities of style to #127, and outstanding subtlety of painting. $1200/1600

127. Genoese Grey-Haired Aristocratic Woman 15" (38 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of elderly woman with very strong features, grey carved hair waved loosely from her face into a rolled curl at the back, carved parted lips, onepiece head and torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, very expressive posing of fingers, wearing early silk gown with interwoven ribbon and floral design. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, late 1700s, possibly the workshop of Marc Antonio Poggio, the doll has exceptional carving detail of facial features, hair and hands. $1200/1600

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131. Genoese Wooden Seated Dog Attributed to Pittaluga

7" (18 cm.) Two one-piece carved polychromed wooden poodles, mother and little pup, are posed standing, each with deeply-carved curly coat in shades of grey/cream, with puff tail, long floppy ears, the mother with applied bead eyes and red collar, arranged upon a wooden platform. Excellent condition. Genoese, early 1700s, attributed to the workshops of Gerolamo Pittaluga. $700/900

6" (15 cm.) One-piece carved polychromed wooden dog posed seated on back haunches, with deeply-carved hide revealing rib cage, fluffy mane, painted in shades of brown/cream, with long curly tail, long floppy ears, arranged upon a wooden platform. Excellent condition. Genoese, early 1700s, attributed to the workshops of Gerolamo Pittaluga. $400/500

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132. Genoese Wooden Dog Attributed to Pittaluga

6 ½" (17 cm.) One-piece carved polychromed wooden sheep dog posed standing, with deeply-carved curly coat in shades of brown/cream, with puff tail, long floppy ears, arranged upon a wooden platform. Excellent condition. Genoese, early 1700s, attributed to the workshops of Gerolamo Pittaluga. $500/700

7" (18 cm.) One-piece carved polychromed wooden dog posed as though walking, with deeply-carved curly white coat with black spots and mane, with puff tail, long floppy ears, painted eyes and muzzle, arranged upon a wooden platform. Excellent condition. Genoese, early 1700s, attributed to the workshops of Gerolamo Pittaluga. $500/700

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133. Three Genoese Tiny Wooden Animals 2 ½" (6 cm.) Each is all carved wood with deeply-defined hide, including goat with two extended horns, brown poodle with curly front legs and mane, tassel tail, painted large eyes; and seated piglet with shaded grey/pink hide. Excellent condition. Genoese, mid-1700s, especially fine detail of carving on miniature sized animals. $400/600

134. Genoese Young Boy with Tousled Unruly Hair Attributed to Navone 14" (36 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of young boy with ruddy complexion, deeply carved tousled flowing brown/ black hair, inset enamel eyes, rounded nose tip, closed mouth with firmly-set downcast lips, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Pasquale Navone, wearing original costume with striped velvet short pants, serge vest, and brown velvet jacket. $800/1000

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at sides and back of head, very thick full flowing beard, moustache, inset enamel eyes, parted lips with defined teeth, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenonjointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, very expressive posing of fingers, wearing silk costume with metallic braid trim, green pants, long cape. Excellent condition. Genoese, mid-1700s. $1200/1500

136. Genoese Burgheress with Unusual Plump Face Attributed to Navrone 13" (33 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of prosperous plump-faced woman with ruddy complexion, carved hair drawn away from face into double-looped topknot tied with red band, inset enamel eyes, rounded nose tip, closed mouth with firmly-set lips, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, and hips, painted black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Pasquale Navone, wearing original costume of ribbonlaced bodice gown with paper-backed woven apron. $1100/1300

137. Genoese Villager with Darkened Complexion Attributed to Navone 16" (41 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of village woman with dark complexion, carved hair drawn away from face into double-looped topknot tied with red band, inset enamel eyes, elongated nose, closed mouth, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, and hips, painted black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Pasquale Navone, wearing original market costume of ribbon-laced bodice, silk jacket, lace shawl, woven basket. $1100/1300

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138. Genoese Portrait of Caspar with Well-Delineated Beard 15" (38 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of elderly gentleman with carved age lines, bald pate with carved grey flowing curls at sides of face and nape, and very long and full flowing beard, enamel eyes, parted lips with defined teeth, one-piece head and torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, very expressive posing of fingers, wearing red velvet tunic and cap with gold braid trim, burgundy velvet pants. Excellent condition. Genoese, mid-1700s, portrayed is Caspar, King of Tarsus, the figure is attributed to the workshops of Anton Maria Maragliano. $1100/1500

139. Genoese Bearded Aristocrat Attributed to Maragliano 16" (41 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of aristocratic man, sculpted flowing brown hair, sculpted neatly-trimmed beard, deeply-inset enamel eyes, strong aquiline nose, slightly-parted lips, one-piece head and torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted green stockings and flat black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, early-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Anton Maria Maragliano, the gentleman with deeply-sculpted frown lines is wearing original silk tapestry and velvet costume with braid trim. $1200/1400

140. Genoese Portrait of Woman with Wistful Smile Attributed to Navone 15" (38 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of lady having side-tilted oval face, strong throat, brown carved hair drawn from face into softly-rolled curls captured in casual knot at the back of head, and with tumbling curls onto her nape, inset enamel eyes, rounded nose tip, slightly-parted lips with painted teeth, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, and hips, painted black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Pasquale Navone, wearing original laced vest over silk gown. $1100/1300

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141. Grand Neapolitan Wooden Bust of Persian Man with Turban 20" (51 cm.) Solid wood carved bust of Persian man with draped and wrapped turban, well-defined facial features especially of eyes, black curled moustache, carved detail of costume, with delicate painting of costume allowing textures of wood to enhance the detail. Late 1700s. $2200/2800

142. Tyrolean Wooden Lady with Unique Expression and Original Costume 15" (38 cm.) Carved wooden shoulderhead of lady with very expressive features, elongated face with very full chin and elongated throat, inset enamel eyes under heavy lids, painted brows and nostrils, closed mouth with sculpted teeth, sculpted pierced ears, sculpted brown hair with defined bun, padded armature arms and legs, carved wooden feet and hands, painted black shoes, wearing original costume with elaborately-constructed bodice and apron which emphasize her voluptuous shape, and with coral earrings and necklace. Excellent condition. Tyrolean, early 1800s. $1800/2400

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143. Neapolitan Moorish Page with Silver Urn 9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young black-complexioned pageboy, black sculpted tightly-curled short hair, enamel eyes, closed lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red slippers and brown stockings, wearing original costume comprising silk shirt and matching lined jacket with pagoda style sleeves, silk harem pants, and carrying a silver double-handled urn. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900

144. Neapolitan Moorish Page with Silver Vase 8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young black-complexioned pageboy, black sculpted tightly-curled short hair, enamel eyes, closed lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted yellow boots and blue stockings, wearing original costume comprising silk shirt and vest with gilt threading, silk harem pants, cap, and carrying a silver vase. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900

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145. Fine Early Miniature Silver Chest and Silver Case 6" (15 cm.) l. silver case. Including silver case with embossed design accented with gold borders centering a raised person profile; along with 2 Âź" silver filigree hinged box with intricate detail, bearing "94" stamp and hallmarks indicating 1846 production. Excellent condition. $400/500

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146. Neapolitan Moorish Guardsman with Lantern and Sabre 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young black-complexioned man, black sculpted tightly-curled short hair, enamel eyes, mouth modeled closed with tiny teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden

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lower arms and legs, painted yellow slippers and blue stockings, wearing original costume comprising embroidered yellow silk shirt, green silk jacket, rose silk vest, checkered silk harem pants, padded turban and carrying a tin lantern. Excellent condition, one glass panel missing on lantern. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1300

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147. Neapolitan Moorish Page with Bone-Carved Musical Instrument 9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young black-complexioned pageboy, black sculpted tightlycurled short hair, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red boots, green stockings, wearing original costume comprising red silk shirt with gilt embroidery, gold silk vest with metallic banding, ivory harem pants, turban wrapped with metallic cord, and carrying a finely-wrought carved bone musical instrument. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1300

148. Early 16-Arm Chandelier with Crystal Prisms 7" (18 cm.) Having unusual frame of wood and gilt accented tin forming an elaborate arrangement of candle holders comprising four large and twelve small, accented with cascading borders of glass prisms. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $800/1100

149. Neapolitan Woman with Red Hair Ribbon 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of adult woman with slender oval face turned to the side, brown sculpted hair loosely waved around her face and captured in a coiled bun at the back, with painted blue hair band, deeply-set enamel eyes, slightly-parted lips with row of teeth, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, blue stockings, yellow painted clogs, wearing original silk costume with interwoven gilt details and metallic braid edging, matching cap fitted to bun. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1100/1300

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150. Neapolitan Grey-Haired Elderly Lady with Strong Characterization 18" (46 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta depicting an elderly lady with deeply-defined craggy features, strong jaw and nose, incised age lines on face and throat, grey sculpted hair looped over her ears and forming into a looped and braided bun with tendrils of curls onto her neck, blue painted ribbon and bow, enamel inset eyes, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and flat black shoes, wearing original folklore costume and carrying silver lidded basket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding sculpting and painting indicates prestige studio work. $2200/2900

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151. Neapolitan Village Man with Pipe 18" (46 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting a baldheaded man with sculpted black curls at sides of face and back of head, sculpted ears, ruddy complexion enamel eyes, closed mouth, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing twill jacket with metallic banding, striped shirt and coral pants, and carrying a long wooden pipe. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding characterization enhanced by fine artistry of painting. notable modeling of hands. $2200/2800

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152. Neapolitan Bald-Headed Innkeeper 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with side-inclined head, very ruddy complexion, bald pate with black sculpted hair around the sides and back of head, incised facial wrinkles, enamel eyes, closed mouth with smiling expression, tinted grey beard stubble, tow-wrapped armature body,

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carved wooden lower arms and legs, deeply-defined wrinkled black leggings, brown shoes and red buckles, original costume comprising shirt, woven vest, pants, apron, cap, and holding cleaver. Excellent condition, costume somewhat dusty. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1100/1300

153. Tyrolean Wooden Chest with Painted Decorations and Candle Holders 4" (10 cm.) The wooden three-drawer chest has curved-front and is decorated with ochre-yellow paint and fanciful flowers and trailing vines, with black and red outlines, along with a pair of carved wooden candle holders with painted finish. Excellent condition. Tyrolean, early 1800s. $300/400

154. Tyrolean Wooden Chest with Painted Decorations 4" (10 cm.) The wooden three-drawer chest has unusual bowshaped front, wooden knobs, light brown painted finish with floral decorations and yellow edging. Excellent condition. Tyrolean, early 1800s. $300/400

155. Neapolitan Young Lad with Beaming Smile 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting a young boy with plump cheeks and double chin, deeply-incised sculpted short brown hair with forelock curl, large enamel eyes, rounded nose, closed mouth with wide beaming smile, painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, painted black shoes with red buckles, wearing gold silk jacket and shirt, blue silk short pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $800/1000

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156. Neapolitan Goat and Sheep with Elaborate Horns 5" (13 cm.) Each is polychromed terra cotta with sculpted curly wool coat, painted nose and mouth, including sheep with very elaborately carved horns, and boat with sculpted beard. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to Francesco Gallo. $500/700 155.

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157. Neapolitan Black-Haired Smiling Lady 15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting ruddy-faced plump smiling lady, black sculpted hair in formed curls framing the face, then drawn back into a fitted chignon which is circled by black hair band, fully-sculpted ears, enamel eyes, closed smiling mouth, row of painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black stockings and black clogs, wearing silk and velvet folklore costume with embroidered apron lined with early Italian printed paper, with turquoise and silver necklace. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare expressive character, complexion, hair style and hair color. $900/1100

158. Early Cabinet with Intricate Straw Mosaic Work 9" (23 cm.) The wooden cabinet has intricate mosaic overlays of straw in various shades of color, size and pattern, with lift-top in upper section, double doors which open to reveal three drawers with straw mosaic overlays in different patterns, early paper lining on inside of doors and back, and with heavy cast iron lock and key. Excellent condition. Late 1700s. $400/600

159. Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Blue Snood 15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta turned shoulderhead, brown sculpted hair with tendrils of curls around her forehead and captured 159. in a blue snood with red band and bow behind her fully-sculpted ears, incised age lines, enamel eyes, closed mouth with downturned lips, double chin, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, blue stockings and yellow clogs, earrings and necklace. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid1700s, very unique expression, modeled snood, well-preserved original folklore costume. $1200/1500

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160. Neapolitan Lady Villager with Brown Sculpted Hair in Braided Bun 16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta lady with her head turned to the side, brown sculpted hair with little tendrils of curls at forehead and then drawn over ears into a large braided coiled bun at the back of head, enamel eyes, closed mouth with slightlyupturned lip corners, two teeth, defined throat hollow and bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red stockings, black shoes, wearing early folklore costume with embroidered detail, coral necklace, basket of fabric flowers. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1100/1300

161. Neapolitan Grey-Haired Smiling Village Lady 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of elderly lady, grey sculpted hair loosely waved from face into coiled bun, enamel eyes, closed smiling mouth, row of painted teeth, modeled throat hollow and bosom, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes, wearing original folklore costume comprising jacket formed of unusual gilded tulle overlay on silk and accented with large faux-sapphires, burgundy lace-edged vest, blue silk skirt, paper-lined floral-woven apron. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1200

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15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, very generous modeling of bosom, amber-tinted complexion, black hair drawn from face with little curls around the forehead and coiled bun at the back, incised character lines on forehead and cheeks, enamel eyes, closed 162. mouth with row of teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings and brown clogs. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1200

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163. Neapolitan Man with Windblown Black Hair 16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of stern-faced handsome man, sculpted short black hair waved casually from face, incised forehead lines, enamel eyes, closed mouth with firm lips, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted dark green stockings and black shoes, wearing lined twill vest, shirt, short pants and carrying a large widebrimmed straw bonnet lavishly decorated with flowers. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding sculpting with fine artistry of painting, excellent detail extending even to his shoes. $1200/1500

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164. Neapolitan Carved Wooden Donkey with Saddle Bags 12" (30 cm.) Carved wooden donkey posed upon a wooden platform designed to appear as ground cover, detail of mane, ears, hooves and tail, painted muzzle, enamel eyes, and original saddle bags and leather harness. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to Francesco Gallo who was a modeler at the Royal Porcelain Factory specializing in animals. $900/1200

165. Neapolitan Carved Wooden Boy with Mandolin 14" (36 cm.) Carved wooden shoulderhead of young man with carved bobbed hair and bangs, enamel eyes, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red stockings and black shoes, original costume comprising silk jacket, burgundy vest, blue homespun pants, and holding wooden mandolin with mother-of-pearl inlay. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, most unusual gazing expression as though involved with his performance, unique hair style. $1100/1300

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166. Neapolitan Elderly Lady with Modeled Cap from the Workshops of Lorenzo Mosca 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of elderly woman, sculpted grey hair with tendrils of hair at forehead and then swept behind the sculpted ears into a brown cap with grey hair bow, deeplyincised age wrinkles, strong jaw and chin, closed mouth with one modeled tooth, tow-wrapped posable 166. Profile armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red stockings and black clogs, wearing original blue and gold silk folklore costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Lorenzo Mosca. $1200/1500

167. Tyrolean Wooden Chest with Painted Decorations 4" (10 cm.) w. 4"h. The miniature chest with curved bowfront has three drawers, button-like knobs, and is finished in teal green paint with handpainted floral designs, and 167. gilt edging, original early transfer paper covers on back and base. Excellent condition. Tyrolean, early 1800s. $400/500

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168. Tyrolean Chest of Drawers with Splotch Painting 7" (18 cm.) h. 5"w. The wooden chest features an unusual domed chest above three full-length drawers, resting on wooden ball feet and with wooden knobs. The chest has splotch-painted drawer fronts and side panels with red, black and brown striped edging. Excellent condition. Tyrolean, early 1800s. $400/500 169. Profile

169. Neapolitan Man with Walking Stick 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of man with darkened complexion, black sculpted hair with windblown details including forelock curl, sculpted ears, incised facial wrinkles, enamel eyes, firm closed mouth, sculpted chin wart, defined throat hollow, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and 168. legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes, wearing brown velvet jacket and pants, silk vest, and carrying woven cap and walking stick. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, the deeply-sculpted model enhanced by fine artistry of painting. $900/1300

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171. Genoese Invalid Mendicant Attributed to Maragliano 15" (38 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of dark complexioned man, sculpted brown fitted cap over black hair, sculpted thick black beard and moustache, brown enamel eyes (left eye opaque as though a cataract), deeply incised frown line, open mouth, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and right knee, the left leg carved as though bent at knee and with dowel-attached artificial wooden leg, bare feet, original ragged costume. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, early-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Anton Maria Maragliano, each body part has ink-lettered "P", extremely rare model with outstanding carving. $1600/2100

170. Genoese Ragged Beggar with Carved Wooden Hat 16" (41 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of dark complexioned man, carved wide-brimmed hat with ragged edges over unkempt hair, carved beard and moustache, brown enamel eyes, deeply incised character lines, open mouth, tongue, onepiece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders and hips, bare feet, original ragged costume. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, early-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Anton Maria Maragliano. $1200/1600

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173. Genoese Young Aristocratic Lady in Country Estate Costume 16" (41 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of young woman with slightly plump face, carved brown hair with centerpart and softly rolled curls waved away from her face, deeply-set large enamel eyes, carved very full lips, one-piece head and torso with defined cleavage, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted blue stockings and rose slippers, very expressive posing of fingers, wearing early silk gown with lace and braid trim, fan. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, early 1700s, attributed to the workshops of Anton Maria Maragliano, notable for especially large eyes. $1200/1700

172. Genoese Young Aristocratic Gentleman Attributed to Pasquale Navone 17" (43 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of young aristocratic man, sculpted flowing brown hair, inset enamel eyes, strong aquiline nose, closed mouth with firmly-set lips, one-piece head and torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Pasquale Navone, wearing original silk and velvet costume with braid trim. $1100/1300

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174. Carved Wooden Parade Horse 9" (23 cm.) One-piece carved wooden horse in marching prance position, with painted white coat having black dappled spots, inset enamel eyes, with original carved and painted saddle blanket with gold fringed detail, saddle, and leather appliqued harness. Excellent condition. Late 1700s. $300/400

175. Genoese Lady with Light Brown Chignon Attributed to Pasquale Navone 13" (33 cm.) Allwooden carved polychromed figure of woman with very strong angular features, brown deeply-carved hair waved loosely from her face into a tight bun at the back, large inset enamel eyes, carved very full lips, defined throat hollow, very pronounced nose, onepiece head and torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing ivory silk and green tapestry gown with yellow brocade vest, fringe and lace trim. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, late 1700s, attributed

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176. Genoese Lady with Dark Brown Topknot Attributed to Pasquale Navone

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All-wooden carved polychromed figure of woman with very strong angular features, dark brown deeply-carved hair waved loosely from her face into a softly-gathered double topknot at the back crown, large inset enamel eyes, primly-set lips, elongated throat, one-piece head and torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted black boots, colorful folklore style costume, and carrying miniature birdcage. Condition: generally excellent except repaint to hands. Genoese, late 1700s, attributed to the workshop of Pasquale Navone. $800/1000

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15" (38 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of young woman with very strong angular features, brown carved hair waved loosely from her face into a rolled curl at the back that is captured into an up-swept top knot, large inset enamel eyes, carved very full lips, defined throat hollow, one-piece head and torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing exquisite ivory and gold silk gown with embroidered details, lace edging. Condition: generally excellent, three fingers and thumb broken on right hand. Genoese, late 1700s, attributed to the workshop of Pasquale Navone whose work included not only classical sculpting, but also creation of presepio, both in smaller size as this example, and in life-size mannequin size. $800/1000

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178. Woven Tapestry Depicting Royal Guards and Two Hounds 13" (33 cm.) x 10". The thicklywoven tapestry depicts two guardsmen with helmets, sabre, alongside their hounds, one guard with hand resting cordially on the head of a dog with details of forested foliage all around. Fragment of larger tapestry with very early border of hand-stitched homespun border. Late 1700s. $300/400

179. Tyrolean Wooden Chest of Drawers with Stenciled Designs 8" (20 cm.) h. 7 ½"w. The wooden chest features a small jewelry drawer above three larger drawers, each having unusual arched center, with unusual green painted finish that is decorated with stenciled floral designs, and edged with black drawer borders, black knobs, and black ball feet. Excellent condition, one drawer has small chip at upper right corners. Tyrolean, early 1800s. $600/800 180.

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180. Genoese Grey-Haired Aristocratic Lady 17" (43 cm.) All-carved wood with one-piece head and torso, polychromed head carved as though looking to the side, deeply carved grey hair combed from face, over ears, and forming into a loose chignon at the back of head, enamel eyes, strong cheekbones and jaw line, closed mouth, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted black boots, wearing silk costume with tapestry woven apron and sleeves, muslin undergarments and ruffled sleevelets. Excellent condition. Genoese, late 1600s/early 1700s, with remarkable presence enhanced by carving details such as throat hollow and artistic painting especially around her eyes. $1200/1700

181. Genoese Older Bald Gentleman Attributed to Maragliano 17" (43 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of older man, bald pate with flowing greying hair at sides and back of head, deeplyinset enamel eyes, strong aquiline nose, slightly-parted lips in downcast expression, row of teeth, shaded grey moustache and chin stubble, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted white stockings and flat black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, early-1700s, attributed to the workshops of Anton Maria Maragliano, the gentleman with deeply-sculpted age lines and gaunt cheeks is wearing original silk and homespun costume with matching long tail jacket and buttoned vest. $1200/1500

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182. Genoese Burgher with Rare Carved Hat 19" (48 cm.) All carved wood depicting a young village burgher, his polychromed head turned sharply to the side, carved flat-topped hat with wide brim, long flowing carved curls, enamel inset eyes, well-defined carving of nose and mouth, closed lips, one piece head and torso with elongated throat, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, carved separated fingers, wearing early (faded) velvet gentleman's town suit, tapestry vest, shirt, twill striped leggings over painted shoes. Excellent condition. Genoese, late 1600s, another example is shown in the book Il Presepe Genoese, page 47. $1200/1700


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3" (8 cm.) -6". Each is carved wood with well-defined detailing of carved hide, the larger posed resting, with inset enamel eyes, carved horns, parted lips; the second in standing pose in black/cream shading with black bead eyes; and the smaller posed resting with painted eyes (one ear missing). Excellent condition. Genoese, mid 1700s. $500/700

184. Silver Miniature Horn with Bells 5" (13 cm.) The curved hammered-silver horn is accented with a bar of suspended silver bells. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $300/400

185. Genoese Bearded Beggar Attributed to Pasquale Navone 13" (33 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of elderly man, bald pate with long flowing brown curls at sides and back of head, and very full untrimmed beard, inset enamel eyes, slightly-parted lips in downcast manner, teeth, defined age lines and gaunt cheeks, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing original ragged and patched costume of beggar or mendicant. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshop of Pasquale Navone whose work included not only classical sculpting, but also creation of presepio, both in smaller size as this example, and in life-size mannequin size. $1100/1300

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186. Genoese Aristocratic Gentleman with Dramatic Head Posing 15" (38 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of very slender bearded man, his head tilted sharply to the side, brown deeply-carved tousled and unruly hair, large inset enamel eyes, aquiline nose, downcast closed lips, carved beard and sideburns, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing very fine original aristocratic costume of silk and velvet with homespun ribbon-edged leggings, long coat with hand-stitched button holes. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, mid-1700s, attributed to the later workshop of Anton Maria Maragliano. $1200/1500

187. Genoese Lady with Light Brown Topknot Attributed to Pasquale Navone 15" (38 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of woman with perfectly oval face tilted slightly to the side, brown deeply-carved hair waved loosely from her face into a loosely gathered topknot at the back, large inset enamel eyes, carved very full lips, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing homespun blouse under woven tunic with tassel edging, blue brocade skirt. Condition: generally excellent. Genoese, late 1700s, attributed to the workshop of Pasquale Navone. $800/1100

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188. Wooden Lady with Rare Looped Braid Coiffure and Unique Construction 17" (43 cm.) Wooden shoulderhead with U-shaped breastplate, is posed with uptilted head, her carved hair waved from her face, behind her fully-sculpted ears, and arranged into an elaborately-looped braid, inset brown enamel eyes, closed

mouth, modeled bosom, dowel-attached to shapely wooden torso and legs, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders and elbows, painted blue stockings and black shoes, simple country costume. Condition: generally excellent. Mid-1700s, possibly Genoese, the model is highly suggestive of the ship figurehead trade of that city, and is notable for unusual construction and extraordinary coiffure. $1400/1800

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189. Genoese Aristocratic Gentleman with Stern Visage 15" (38 cm.) All-carved wood with one-piece head and torso, polychromed head carved as though looking to the side, deeply carved dark brown hair in centerpart with long flowing casuallyarranged curls, deeply-inset enamel eyes, definition of scowling lines at forehead and around the closed mouth, lightly-painted moustache, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted blue stockings and black boots, wearing silk short pants and velvet long fitted jacket. Excellent condition. Genoese, mid-1700s. $1100/1300

190. Genoese Brown-Haired Lady with Concerned Expression Attributed to Maragliano 15" (38 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of older woman, brown carved hair waved from face into loosely-formed chignon at the back of her head, deeply-set enamel eyes, aquiline nose, slightlyparted lips in downcast expression, row of teeth, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted blue stockings and flat black shoes. Condition: generally 189.

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191. Genoese StrongFeatured Aristocratic Gentleman with Moustache, Attributed to Navone 15" (38 cm.) Allcarved wood with one-piece head and torso, polychromed head carved as though looking to the side, deeply carved dark brown hair in centerpart with long flowing curls, deeply-inset enamel eyes, definition of scowling lines at forehead and around the closed mouth, lightly-painted moustache, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted black boots under silk leggings and slippers, wearing velvet short pants and green velvet long fitted jacket with gold braid edging, silk fitted vest, shirt. Excellent condition. Genoese, mid-1700s, attributed to Pasquale Navone. The regal portrait gentleman has wonderful stern features, superb carving of hands. $1200/1600

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194. Early Carved Wooden Monkey 5" (13 cm.) Carved wooden monkey posed seated on attached wooden base, with crossed ankles and right arm extended, well-defined hair surrounding the face, painted brown eyes, closed mouth with two rows of painted teeth. Excellent condition. Early 1700s. $300/500

8" (20 cm.) Carved wooden figure of fantastical female creature with uniquely designed crown of fur forming into a braid at the back of head and continuing into a carved white lock of hair that extends to its feet, muscular female body, white mask face with painted eyes, holding writhing snake-like figure in each hand. Excellent condition. Genoese, early 1700s, rare symbolic figure. $700/1100

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193. Genoese Carved Wooden Fantastical Monkey 8" (20 cm.) Carved wooden figure of standing monkey posed as though walking, its left arm holding an armload of vegetables, sculpted pointy ears, sculpted crown of hair, long curly tail that curves around, well-defined face. Excellent condition. Genoese, early 1700s. $600/900

2 ½" (6 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta, including seated brown mystery animal, and reclining jungle cat. Excellent condition. Mid-1700s. $200/300

196. Genoese Young Lad with Uniquely Sculpted Hair Attributed to Navone 14" (36 cm.) All-wooden carved polychromed figure of young lad, his head tilted to the side, brown carved hair waved away from her face into rolled-up curl at each side of face and forming into a pageboy curl at nape, large inset enamel eyes, carved parted lips and teeth, defined throat wrinkle, one-piece head and torso, mortise and tenon-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing velvet and silk costume. Condition: generally excellent Genoese, late 1700s, attributed to the workshop of Pasquale Navone whose work included not only classical sculpting, but also creation of presepio, both in smaller size as this example, and in life-size mannequin size. $800/1100

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198. Neapolitan Persian Prince with Elaborate Costume 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting Persian man with darkened sienna complexion, bald pate except tufted curl at crown, incised age lines at forehead, thick black brows, very thick black sculpted moustache, sideburns and neatly-trimmed beard, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red stockings and yellow boots with blue rims, wearing original silk costume comprising brocade vest with lacing, green silk coat, sash, harem pants, turban and carrying sabre. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1200/1600

197. Neapolitan Princess with Sculpted Tiara and Unique Coiffure 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with heart-shaped face and slender elongated throat, brown sculpted hair waved from face and captured in a uniquely-formed bun with looped narrow braid tied with blue bow, sculpted gold tiara at her crown, enamel eyes, open mouth with tongue, upper teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and tan boots with gilt edging, wearing burgundy silk jacket and twill gold vest trimmed with metallic thread borders, gold silk harem pants, and carrying miniature silver treasure chest stamped "800". Excellent condition, indentations in crown originally held glass beads. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1200

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199. Neapolitan Aristocrat in Magnificent Costume with Sabre 14 ½" (37 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of man with oval face and very elongated throat, pronounced high cheek bones, bald pate with black wide forelocks onto forehead, black sculpted curls around sides and nape, sculpted sideburns, moustache and neatly-trimmed beard, enamel eyes, open mouth, teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and red boots, wearing burgundy silk twill tunic with separate matching cuffs and ivory silk vest trimmed with gold braid and paillettes, blue harem pants, and with heavy brass sabre. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding portraiture and artistry of painting, magnificent original costume. $1800/2300

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200. Neapolitan Princess in Lavish Original Costume 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta of lady with heart-shaped slender face, brown sculpted hair with coiled chignon, forelock curl, curls onto her nape, enamel eyes, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and yellow boots, wearing original burgundy silk jacket with metallic gilt threads and embroidery, lavish goldthread-embroidered vest, sash, harem pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1200

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201. Neapolitan Court Lady with Rare Wooden Miniature Exhibition Case 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, heart-shaped face, brown sculpted hair casually gathered in a topknot and with curls tumbling onto her shoulders, red hair band, enamel eyes, closed mouth with tiny tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, red ankle boots, wearing original red silk tunic with separate matching cuffs lavishly trimmed with gold braid and paillettes, green silk vest, silk harem style pants, and carrying a miniature wooden glass-sided case with painted decorations enclosing carved wooden baby in costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1100/1300

202. Early Wooden Chest of Drawers with Hidden Lock 6 ½" (17 cm.) h. and w. Beautifully constructed wooden cabinet with finely-grained burled wood inlays in various designs including a checkered design on top, and with three drawers which are locked or unlocked by a hidden metal clip on the underside. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $600/800

203. Neapolitan Princess with Silver Treasure Chest 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with modeled bosom, oval-shaped face, brown sculpted hair with casual curls framing the face, forming into a topknot and with curls tumbling onto shoulders, enamel eyes, closed mouth in slight smile, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and orange boots, wearing gold silk twill tunic with metallic edging, tapestry woven vest with silver-framed turquoise beads, harem pants, and carrying a very fine early silver filigree treasure chest. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid1700s. $1100/1300

204. Early Wooden Tall Case Clock with Elaborate Inlay 15" (38 cm.) Tall case clock of fine walnut woods has elaborate geometric inlay designs on front and sides, with opening panel for pendulum, and opening glassdoor to access the winding mechanism, key included. Construction is excellent, clock mechanism needs adjustment. Early 1800s. $700/900

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205. Neapolitan Royal Guardsman with Metal Chest Armor 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed shoulderhead (terra cotta or wooden) of slender-faced man, sculpted short brown curly hair brushed forward, enamel eyes, closed mouth with solemn expression, partially sculpted ears, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing original royal guardsman costume highlighted by pressed metal chest armor over green velvet tunic, thick metallic gilt fringe, flowing burgundy silk robe, leather sandals. Excellent condition, silk on burgundy robe is frail. Neapolitan, early 1700s, rare sculpting of hair and metal chest armor. $1400/1700

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206. Genoese Wooden Poodle Attributed to Pittaluga 7" (18 cm.) One-piece carved Polychromed wooden poodle posed standing, with deeply-carved curly coat in shades of grey/cream, with puff tail, long floppy ears, applied bead eyes, arranged upon a wooden platform. Excellent condition. Genoese, early 1700s, attributed to the workshops of Gerolamo Pittaluga. $700/900

207. Genoese Wooden Poodle Attributed to Gerolamo Pittaluga 7" (18 cm.) One-piece carved Polychromed wooden poodle is posed standing, with deeply-carved curly coat in shades of black/grey, with puff tail, long floppy ears, painted eyes, arranged upon a wooden platform. Excellent condition. Genoese, early 1700s, attributed to the workshops of Gerolamo Pittaluga. $700/900

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209. Genoese Carved Wooden Page in Court Costume 10" (25 cm.) Carved wooden head and torso, carved hair in formal voluminous arrangement including rolled curls, enamel eyes, closed mouth, hinged jointing at shoulders and hips, wearing original silk page costume trimmed with elaborate paillettes. Excellent condition. Genoese, early 1700s. $800/1100

210. Pair, Gilt Hanging Urns of Flowers 3" (38 cm.) The matched pair of cast metal urns, each with finial tip at base and original fancy bail handle, have rich gilt finish, and are filled with a bounty of silk flowers and ferns. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $400/500

211. Dresden Porcelain Double-Handled Urn 5 ½" (14 cm.) Porcelain double-handled pedestal-based urn has painted floral decorations and is accented with applied Dresden flowers on the front of the urn and separate finial. Excellent condition. Germany, mid-1800s. $300/400

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6 ½" (17 cm.) h. 7"w. The wooden chest with mahogany veneers has three drawers, each with wooden knob centered by a pair of circular swirl brass accents. The drawers are numbered to accommodate to its designated slot, and one has original ink inscribed name on the underside. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $400/500

10" (25 cm.) Carved wooden head, torso and legs, jointed legs, sculpted tightly-curled black hair with unusual constructed curls at the back of head, sculpted ears, brown complexion, enamel eyes, upturned nose, jointing at shoulders and elbows, wearing original silver-fringed costume. Excellent condition. Genoese, early 1700s, rare model with distinctive profile characterization. $1100/1300

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214. Neapolitan Elderly Village Man Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 17" (43 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting an elderly balding man with animated expression, all-over bald except tuft of hair in front of each ear, enamel eyes, thick curvy brows, deeply-sunk gaunt cheeks, mouth modeled as though open with tongue and teeth (one original toothless space). Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, exceptional characterization, the model is attributed to the school of Francesco Celebrano, director of modelers for the Naples Royal Factory, whose particular focus was creation of presepio figures. $2200/2700

215. Neapolitan Shepherd with Rotund Bald Head 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of older man with rotund hearty face accented by ruddy cheeks, bald pate with thinning straight hair at sides and back neck, incised age lines, enamel eyes, open mouth, teeth, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted wrinkled black leggings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing original homespun shepherd costume. Excellent condition, one finger broken, finish worn on right hand. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1100

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216. Neapolitan Shepherd with Flute 18" (46 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of dark complexioned man with sculpted unruly curled hair, enamel eyes, incised character lines on face, open mouth with well-defined tongue and teeth, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing rustic sheep herder's costume comprising homespun fleeced vest over blue homespun jacket, laced shirt, brown short pants, laced leggings, and carrying a suede shoulder bag and carved wooden flute with bone tip. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1800s, outstanding detail of expressive modeling is enhanced by finest artistry of painted features and complexion. $1400/1900

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217. Neapolitan Vegetable Seller with Cast Iron Scale Attributed to Bottigliero 18" (46 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of man with dark Mediterranean complexion, sculpted draped cap enclosing his hair, deeply-set eye sockets, enamel eyes, strong nose, closed mouth, row of painted teeth, tow-wrapped armature posable body, terra cotta hands, wooden lower legs, painted black thick work shoes, wearing original workman costume of homespun material and leather vest with lacing, matching leggings, and holding a hand-cast heavy iron scale with modeled terra cotta cabbage. Excellent condition, two fingers broken. Neapolitan, early 1700s, attributed to Matteo Bottigliero, considered one of the leading sculptors, not only of presepio, but also of wood and silver statuary during that era. $2400/3500

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218. Neapolitan Village Fountain with Persian Merchant and Bird 12" (30 cm.) h. fountain. 7" man. Carved wooden Naples fountain designed to appear as though brick and stone, upon which is resting a woven basket with carved wooden painted bird, while a basket of painted terra cotta breads rests alongside. Standing nearby is a young Persian merchant with polychromed terra cotta head, dark complexion, sculpted crown hair, enamel eyes, posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, original costume. Excellent condition, costume of merchant is frail. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1200/1500

219. Neapolitan Terra Cotta Black-Complexioned Moroccan Attributed to Polidoro 16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with deeply-sculpted features, ebony black complexion, enamel eyes, age lines incised on forehead, parted lips with tongue and teeth, closely-cropped tightlycurled black hair and matching beard and moustache, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and muscular legs, painted blue stockings and brown shoes, wearing original costume comprising rough homespun shirt, striped cotton harem pants, and carrying three wooden barrels. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to the studios of Giovan Polidoro, especially fine sculpting of features including furrowed brows. $1800/2300

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220. Neapolitan Peasant Man with Ruddy Complexion 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with darkened ruddy complexion, black sculpted hair casually brushed forward, deeply-set eye sockets, enamel eyes, strong cheek bones, closed mouth, painted teeth, incised age lines, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes with red buckles, original costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, excellent characterization with perfectly-preserved painted features. $600/800

221. Neapolitan Shepherd in Homespun Costume 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, brown sculpted hair, thick moustache and beard, fully-sculpted ears, enamel inset eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing homespun costume with laced shirt, vest, kidskin shoes with lacing, kidskin shoulderbag. Excellent condition, one broken finger. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900

222. Neapolitan Shepherd with Baby Lamb 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting elderly balding man with unruly curls at sides and nape, sideburns which extend to the edges of the drooping moustache, deeply-incised age wrinkles on forehead, defined wart, enamel eyes, gaunt cheeks, mouth modeled open, teeth, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing rough shepherd costume of homespun materials, and carrying homespun shoulderbag with little lamb. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1200 220.

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224. Neapolitan Wooden Character in Dynamic Pose 10" (25 cm.) One piece carved wooden figure of muscular man posed as though striking, sculpted black hair waved from face and accented with deeply-incised comb marks, ruddy complexion, enamel inset eyes, closed mouth with two teeth, very thick sculpted moustache, tinted beard stubble, sculpted striped pants and white waist sash, bare feet. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s. $800/1100

225. Two Neapolitan Sheep in Different Poses 6" (15 cm.) and 9". Polychromed terra cotta sheep with sculpted curly wool coat, painted nose and mouth and outlined enamel eyes are posed standing with inclined head or resting with legs curled beneath. Excellent condition except repair to leg attachments on the larger. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to Francesco Gallo. $500/700

226. Neapolitan Bull Attributed to Vassallo Brothers All carved wood with dark brown and cream shaded finish, the bull is posed standing, with inclined head as though grazing, with sculpted horns and ears, closed mouth, welldefined musculature and with enamel inset eyes. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of the Vassallo Brothers. $800/1000

227. Neapolitan Resting Donkey Attributed to Vassallo Brothers 8" (20 cm.) l. All carved wood with dark brown and cream shaded finish, the donkey is posed resting upon its folded or extended legs, head turned to the side, with defined mane, upright ears, closed mouth, and with enamel inset eyes. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of the Vassallo Brothers. $600/800

228. Neapolitan Shepherd with Sculpted Cap 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead glancing to the side, sculpted brown fitted cap with folded brim, black sculpted beard, enamel eyes, slightly-parted lips, teeth, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original homespun costume including woolen jacket, laced vest, pants, laced foot covers, long cape and kidskin shoulder bag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare modeled cap and unusually fine detail of facial modeling and painting. $1100/1400

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230. Neapolitan Elderly Balding Village Gentleman 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of slender-faced older gentleman, bald pate, well-defined facial character lines, inset enamel eyes, open mouth with gap-toothed expression, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and brown shoes with black buckles, wearing blue silk coat of twill jacket, gilt embroidered vest, coral pants, and bead-accented knit cap. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $800/1100

229. Neapolitan Smiling Lady with Topknot 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, sculpted brown hair drawn firmly away from face and captured in a topknot at her crown, sculpted curls in front of each ear and at nape, very plump face and double chin, enamel eyes, closed mouth with smiling expression, teeth, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and red shoes, Very good condition, costume a bit frail, painted finish faded. Neapolitan, mid1700s, wonderful and distinctive expression. $500/700

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231. Neapolitan Village Woman with Unusually Shaped Snood 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of woman with side-tilted head, sculpted white snood forming a cap over crown of head with brown sculpted curls tumbling out the front, enamel eyes, strong nose and chin, open mouth with defined tongue and teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and yellow clog, wearing folklore costume including coiffe. Excellent condition, costume has some wear. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, most unusual expression and rare coiffe. $1100/1300

232. Neapolitan Village Baker with Tray of Breads 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young man, sculpted brown short windblown hair, heavily-lidded enamel eyes, closed mouth, ruddy complexion, tow-wrapped posable armature body, painted blue stockings, and brown shoes with red buckles, wearing village costume and carrying a woven basket laden with terra cotta breads. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine sculpting of hair and expressive eyes. $800/1000

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233. Neapolitan Man in Chair with Violin 13" (33 cm.) seated. 16" standing. Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of man with upturned head, black sculpted windblown hair, enamel eyes, open mouth, teeth, tongue, towwrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing simple peasant costume and posed seated in rush-seat wooden chair holding a wooden violin. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid1700s. $800/1000

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15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of man posed reclining, with sculpted cropped black hair with forehead bangs and wide tufts over each ear, eyes modeled costumed, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, black stockings and tan work shoes, costumed as shepherd, and with wooden stump and feed sack props. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, very rare model offered a realistic element to the classic shepherd nativity scene. $1700/2300

8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta goat with sculpted shaggy coat in painted shades of brown and black, open mouth, tongue, outlined enamel eyes, is posed standing. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to Francesco Gallo. $500/700

235. Neapolitan Sheep with Shaggy Coat Attributed to Francesco Gallo 8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta sheep with sculpted curly wool coat, painted nose and mouth and outlined enamel eyes is posed standing. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to Francesco Gallo. $400/500

237. Neapolitan Terra Cotta Balding Elderly Man with Pipe 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of bald-faced elderly man with incised wrinkles and gaunt cheeks, grey tinted stubble of sideburns and beard, enamel eyes, closed mouth, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes, wearing original costume of gentleman hiker comprising embroidered jacket and vest, pants, green felt cap with feathered accent and carrying pipe. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1100/1300

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238. Neapolitan Mulatto Lady in Original Country Costume 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with modeled bosom, brown sculpted hair with curls framing the face and pulled into a coiled bun at back of head, enamel eyes, closed mouth, row of teeth, tow-wrapped armature posable body, painted blue stockings and brown painted shoes with red bows, wearing original folklore costume with fringed gilt accents, holding beaded necklace. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare complexion tones. $900/1200

239. Tyrolean Wooden Blanket Chest 7 ½" (19 cm.) Wooden blanket chest with hinged lid has original colorful painted decorations with rich green background accented by borders and panels of flowers and geometric designs. Some paint rubs on original painted finish. Mid-1800s. $200/300

240. Neapolitan Lady with Unusual Coiffure 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, brown sculpted hair softly waved from face and captured with a red ribbon which forms streamers onto the back nape, the hair in loosely woven braid which coils over the back of head and with tumbling curls onto shoulders, enamel eyes, aquiline nose, closed mouth with two rows of tiny teeth, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red bows, original folklore costume. Good condition, paint on hair is worn, one finger broken, costume dusty. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $600/800

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241. Neapolitan Elderly Lady with Modeled Yellow Cap 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting elderly woman, fitted yellow snood cap with red brim encloses all of her hair except two tendrils in front of modeled ears, incised age lines, enamel eyes, strong nose and chin, tow-wrapped armature posable body, painted red stockings and yellow shoes, original country costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, fine artistry of sculpting including strong nose and jaw lines. $800/1000

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242. Neapolitan Lad Holding Sculpted Owl 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of slender-faced lad, unusual hair style features bald pate with thick tuft of curls at the forehead and sculpted curls over the ears and around the lower back scalp, enamel eyes with heavy eye lids, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black stockings and thick brown work shoes, wearing original costume and carrying a sculpted Neapolitan owl with enamel inset eyes. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid1700s, the gazing expression of lad is drawn to the rare owl he is holding. $1100/1300

243. Neapolitan Resting Horse Attributed to Vassallo Brothers 8 ½" (22 cm.) l. All carved wood with ebony finish, the horse is posed resting upon its folded or extended legs, with defined mane, upright ears, open mouth with teeth, and with enamel inset eyes. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of the Vassallo Brothers. $500/700

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245. Neapolitan Man in Mountain Excursion Costume 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, black tinted hair with receding hairline and sculpted curls in front of each formed ear, furrowed brow, enamel eyes, closed mouth, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body,

carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, yellow shoes, wearing very original costume for mountain hiking including embroidered laced vest, shirt, scarf, jacket, pants, cape, cap, and with leather belt and shoulder bag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1100/1300

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248. Early Leather Domed Trunk with Mother-of-Pearl Accents 4" (10 cm.) The wooden trunk with high domed top is covered in rich brown leather and accented with studded bands and mother-of-pearl medallions, with leather bail handle. Excellent condition, some frailty to silk of interior lining. Mid-1800s. $300/400

249. Ottoman Soldier with Turban and Spear 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with darkened complexion, bald pate except tuft of hair at crown, sculpted curly beard and moustache, furrowed brows, curved brows, smiling expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted brown boots with gold edging, wearing original silk costume with lined embroidered jacket, harem pants, padded turban, and carrying silver-tipped wooden spear. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1200/1500

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250. Ottoman Prince with Elaborate Royal Costume 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, bald pate with curly grey hair around the sides and nape, very thick long curly beard and moustache, enamel eyes, furrowed brows, closed mouth, towwrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green boots with gilt edging, wearing very lavish green and ivory silk costume with jewels and gilt embroidery, turban. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1200/1500

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246. Ottoman Traveler with Pipe 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with darkened complexion, bald pate except tuft of hair at back of scalp, tinted hair stubble, sculpted curly beard and moustache, furrowed lines, curved brows, open mouth with defined tongue tip and teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted wrinkled green stockings and yellow slippers, wearing original silk costume with lined jacket, striped vest, harem pants, padded turban, and carrying pipe. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1100/1300

247. Collection, Four Tortoise Shell Musical Instruments Each of tortoise shell veneer over light wood frame with bone and mother-of-pearl inlay accents, including 5" harp, 5 ½" violin, 9" violin, and 3" table harp. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $400/500

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252. Ottoman Soldier with Turban 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, tinted stubble on bald pate, black sculpted beard and moustache, enamel eyes, incised frown lines, open mouth, teeth, tongue, tow-wrapped posable armature body, painted bare legs and yellow slippers, wearing original costume of rich gold-embroidered burgundy, velvet vest, green harem pants, turban. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid1700s, wonderful detail of facial sculpting and expression. $1100/1300

253. Neapolitan Persian Snake Charmer with Flute and Sculpted Turban 251. Neapolitan Plump-Faced Smiling Woman with Topknot 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of plump-faced lady with pronounced double chin, brown sculpted hair tightly brushed from face and formed into a tightly-coiled topknot, large enamel eyes, rounded nose, closed mouth with slight smiling expression, row of teeth, modeled bosom, towwrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue leggings and orange clogs, wearing original folklore style costume with gilt ribbon, and with fine silver necklace. $700/1100

11" (28 cm.) l. 8"h. Arranged upon a wooden platform to appear as though grassy ground is a seated man with carved wooden head, sculpted thick turban above flowing brown curls and shaped beard and moustache, enamel eyes, mouth modeled to hold the tip of the wooden flute he is holding, wooden torso and firmly-formed body in seated pose with crossed ankles. He is seated across with a woven basket from which is protruding a carved wooden snake with painted eyes and feet. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very rare example of varied persons designed to people the busy 18th century street presepio scenes. $1200/1500

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254. Neapolitan Bearded Man with Tin Lantern 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, stubble-tinted bald pate with sculpted brown tuft of hair at crown, sculpted ears, sculpted brown beard in unusual cut, moustache, enamel eyes, pronounced nose, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings and red boots, silk costume, and carrying tin lantern with brass accents. Very good condition. Left arm jointing loose, wear to paint on legs, costume silk frail. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare tin lantern accessory. $500/700

255. Fine Rosewood Pedestal Table with Collection of Candlesticks and Statuary 8" (20 cm.) diam. 5"h. 5" tallest candlestick. A circular pedestal table of fine rosewood with inlay checkerboard design is laden with two pairs of fine cast brass candlesticks, gilt handled pitcher, and cast bronze statue of lady mounted on bone and ebony column. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $800/1000

256. Neapolitan Balding Gentleman 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, bald pate with sculpted grey hair at sides and back of head, thick sculpted brows, enamel eyes, pronounced nose, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green wrinkled stockings and black shoes with red buckles. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900

257. Neapolitan Man and Pair of Chairs 11" (28 cm.) man standing. 10" chairs. Polychromed terra cotta head, bald pate with sculpted curls above the ears, enamel inset eyes, slightly-parted lips, teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original costume including laced vest, jacket, short pants, leggings,

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scarf, and cap, and posed seated in a wooden framed chair (the pair of chairs are included). Excellent condition, man can be posed standing if desired. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900

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258. Neapolitan Amputee Man as Beggar 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, dark brown complexion, black sculpted curls in front of ears, black painted pate, thick black brows, enamel eyes, anguished expression, open mouth, two rows of teeth, tow-wrapped posable body, wooden lower arms and one leg, wearing ragged clothes, holding cup, and with wooden crutch. Excellent condition, some paint wear on leg. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1100/1300

259. Neapolitan Fountain with Young Lad and Turkey 9" (23 cm.) fountain. 8" boy. The carved wooden fountain designed to appear as though brick and stone work has architectural details and tin-lined fountain sink. Standing at the fountain is a young boy with polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted brown unruly hair and short beard, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, painted brown stockings and black shoes, original costume; along with a polychromed terra cotta rooster. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid1700s. $900/1200

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260. Neapolitan Dark-Complexioned Shepherd with Bagpipe Attributed to Celebrano 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, dark complexion, black sculpted hair in unruly curls, neatly-trimmed short black beard, enamel eyes in deeply set sockets, mouth modeled as though open, row of teeth, tongue, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing shepherd's homespun costume, wrapped leggings, kidskin sandals with lacing and carrying kidskin shoulder bag and wooden bagpipe with goat hide bag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to the school of Francesco Celebrano, director of modelers for the Naples Royal Factory, whose particular focus was creation of presepio figures. $1800/2200

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261. Neapolitan Scene of Courtyard with Woman and Boy 24" (61 cm.) x 24" x 14". The background earthenware/gesso setting features a courtyard scene with open doorway, niches, architectural details including columns, brickwork trim, and courtyard floor of polished stone. Arranged in the

setting are two Neapolitan figures, woman and boy, each with polychromed terra cotta head, posable armature body, and each wearing original costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1200/1600

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8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned to the side, brown sculpted hair with topknot and red ribbon banding, enamel eyes, smiling closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, original folklore costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $500/700

263. Small Neapolitan Boy in Blue Suit 7" (18 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting rounded-faced young boy, deeply-sculpted short brown curly hair, tiny enamel eyes, rounded nose, mouth modeled as though open with teeth and tongue, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing original blue silk suit comprising lace jacket and short pants, black kidskin shoulder bag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, wonderful characterization especially notable on this rare small size. $700/900

264. Petite Neapolitan Lady with Unusual Brimmed Green Snood Cap 8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead tilted to the side, sculpted green snood cap with red banding and forehead brim, brown sculpted curls at the front, heavily-lidded enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open, row of teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, painted blue stockings, black shoes with red buckles, original folklore costume. Excellent condition, costume dusty. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900 264.

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body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes, blue silk costume with paillettes and embroidery, lace apron, carrying basket. Generally excellent. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, dainty features complement the lovely costume. $800/1100

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265. Neapolitan Baker with Green Painted Snood 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, sculpted green snood with red hair bow, enclosed hair except for grey tendril curls framing the face, sculpted ears, enamel inset eyes, incised age wrinkles, open mouth, teeth, tongue, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted stockings and yellow clogs, folklore costume, and carrying basket tray of breads. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1200/1500

266. Neapolitan Young Village Lady with Dainty Expression 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, heart-shaped face turned to the side, sculpted brown hair with widow's peak brushed loosely from face into a large braided coil with encircled ribbon and bow, enamel inset eyes, open mouth, beaded teeth, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped armature

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267. Petite Neapolitan Lady with Green Snood, Holding Baby Lamb 8 ½" (22 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, brown sculpted hair peeking from the sides of green snood which encloses the crown and back of head, red ribbon banding and bow, tiny enamel eyes, downcast lips, painted teeth, towwrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes, wearing original folklore costume with woven floral design on apron, and carrying carved wooden baby lamb. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $600/800

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268. Neapolitan Village Lady with Red Hair Band 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulder head turned to the side, brown sculpted hair loosely waved from face over fully-sculpted ears and captured in loose chignon at the back, with red hair band, large enamel eyes, lips nearly closed with painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green leggings, red clogs, original silk folklore costume, and carrying basket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900 268. Detail

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eyes, gentle smile with closed lips, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing original paper-edged silk costume and carrying basket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, unique coiffure with especially deeply-combmarked details. $1100/1300

270. Neapolitan Kindly Village Man 12 ½" (32 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, bald head except brown sculpted curls in front of each ear, deeply-impressed character lines depicting an older man with kindly demeanor, closed mouth, towwrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing simple town costume and carrying kidskin sack. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900

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271. Neapolitan Smiling Elderly Lady with Blue Snood

269. Neapolitan Village Lady with Rare Coiffure 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta slender lady, her head turned to the side, black sculpted hair with arranged curls framing the face and long flowing curls onto the shoulders, deeply-set eye sockets, enamel

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of plump-faced elderly woman, grey sculpted curls peeking from beneath her fitted green snood with red band and bow, sculpted ears, enamel eyes, wellmodeled character and age lines, smiling expression, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and yellow clogs, original embroidered folklore costume and carrying basket of cabbages. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine characterization and rare snood with matching costume. $1100/1300

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272. Pair, Early Mahogany Tables with Bounty of Foods and Tea Kettle 7" (18 cm.) h. tables. Arranged upon the tables are various polychromed terra cotta foodstuffs including basket with hinged lid holding various fruits, another basket with two enamel-eyed terra cotta birds seated atop a bounty of grapes and lemons, wooden plate with tiny nuts, and a copper tea kettle. The matched pair of tables, early 1800s, are designed to use in various ways: as shown, table top hinged open and posed against the wall, tables pushed together, or tables with leaves extended and jointed to form a large banquet table. Excellent condition. Foods are Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1100/1400

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273. Neapolitan Bounty of Vegetables 9" (23 cm.) width. Arranged upon a terra cotta platform designed as grassy ground with stone wall side is a grand garden bounty of vegetables including leafy cabbages, split squash, turnips, red peppers, onions, eggplant and more. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $300/500

274. Neapolitan Young Man with Wheeled Cart of Foods 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of young boy with sculpted short brown hair brushed forward in deep waves, sculpted ears, small enamel eyes, slightly smiling expression on closed mouth, tow-wrapped armature posable body, wooden lower arms and legs, painted wrinkled stockings and black shoes, original costume. The boy is posed along with a wooden peddler cart with metal spoked wheels which is filled with basket of various terra cotta miniature foodstuffs, feed baskets and a scale. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $800/1200

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275. Neapolitan Baskets of Foodstuffs and Wooden Barrel 3" (8 cm.) h. barrel. Three various baskets are each filled with polychromed terra cotta vegetables, fruits, cheeses and meats. Along with a wooden barrel with modeled clam or oyster shells. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $500/700

276. Neapolitan Baskets of Vegetables and Fruits 3" (8 cm.) Three various baskets are each filled with polychromed terra cotta vegetables and fruits. The accessory pieces such as foods were considered important elements in creating the "theatre" of the Neapolitan scene, and were created with great attention to artistry in the same studios as those creating the people figures. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $500/700

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277. Neapolitan Man with Unusual Forelock Curl

278. Neapolitan Woman on Chair with Wooden Spinning Wheel

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, bald pate with shadowed growth, sculpted curls over each ear and an unusual horizontal curl on the forehead, large enamel eyes, ruddy complexion, tinted beard stubble, mouth modeled wide open with teeth and tongue, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted wrinkled leggings, black shoes with red buckles, costumed. Very good condition, costume frail. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare forelock curl, large eyes, and unusual mouth create a distinctive character expression. $600/900

10" (25 cm.) seated. 13" standing. Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, grey sculpted hair drawn into tightly-coiled bun at back of head, enamel eyes, drawn cheeks, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted white stockings and black work shoes, wearing original folklore costume, and posed seated in spindled wooden chair with rush seat, holding a rare wooden spinning implement. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $800/1200

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279. Neapolitan Woman with Wooden Carpet Loom

280. Neapolitan Aged Woman with Green Snood

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted brown hair with deeplyincised combmarks waved from face into coiled chignons, enamel eyes, slightly smiling expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red buckles, costumed, displayed along with wooden carpet loom. Excellent condition, costume slightly dusty, apron silk frail. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $900/1200

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of aged woman, darkened complexion and incised age lines, painted green snood with red edging which encloses her hair, enamel eyes, sculpted ears, gap-toothed open mouth, two large goiters at throat, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, silk and velvet folklore costume. Very good condition, some rubs on back side of snood, some costume dustiness. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, a notable feature of the Neapolitan scene was the presentation of people with various ailments in order to have a true presentation of life; the examples such as this woman are quite rare. $600/800

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281. Neapolitan Handsome Young Man in Silk Costume

282. Neapolitan Man with Italian Bagpipe

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned to the side, ruddy complexion, short brown sculpted curly hair, enamel eyes, angled brows, upturned nose, closed lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes with red bows, wearing green silk jacket and pants, buttoned silk vest. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially handsome visage and detail of hair. $900/1200

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned to the side, ruddy complexion, short black windblown sculpted hair, enamel eyes, black brows, strong nose, mouth modeled closed, row of teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings and brown shoes with red buckles, original costume, and carrying bagpipe with wooden frame and leather bag; an additional bag pipe is included. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $1200/1400

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283. Neapolitan Lady in Room Setting 8 ½" (22 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with sculpted brown hair drawn into chignon at back head and tied with blue hair ribbon, tiny enamel eyes, hint of smile, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, wooden lower arms and legs, painted dark blue stockings and black shoes, original folklore costume. Posed on woolen carpet with soutache thread embroidery, along with two rush-seat wooden chairs, basket of silk flowers and wooden box with resting

rooster posed on top. Excellent condition except some frailty to silk of costume. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $400/600

284. Neapolitan Village Lady with Basket of Foodstuffs 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned sideways, sculpted brown hair waved loosely from face into a long narrow braid which is loosely coiled at the back of head, tiny curls at the forehead, enamel eyes in deeply set

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286. Neapolitan Shepherd with Expressive Features

eye sockets, mouth modeled closed with row of dainty teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and brown shoes, wearing original silk folklore costume with intricate detail, and carrying woven basket with terra cotta foodstuffs. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very expressive facial model with beautiful sculpted hair, fine costume. $800/1100

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting robust man, bald pate with shaded stubble on crown, grey sculpted curls in front of each ear, enamel eyes, tinted beard stubble, chin wart, tow-wrapped posable armature body, wearing original shepherd costume including leather shoulder bag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $500/700

287. Two Genoese Animals with Carved Shaggy Coats Including 8" Goat with curly-hide white coat with black spots, long bushy tail, smooth face, enamel eyes; and lamb with shaggy coat and enamel eyes. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s. $600/800

285. Neapolitan Hawk on Perch 3 ž" (9 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta hawk with defined feathering, painted eyes, is perched upon a tree branch. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $300/400 285.

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288. Neapolitan Man in Black Velvet Suit 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned sideways, bald pate with tinted stubble, black sculpted tufts of hair at forehead and above the ears, ruddy complexion, thick furrowed brows, enamel eyes, closed mouth, two modeled warts, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green wrinkled stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing black velvet silk-lined suit with short pants, silk vest, sash. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $800/1100

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Three polychromed terra cotta cuts of meat include ham hock and pig's head, arranged upon a wooden table. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $500/700

290. Neapolitan Exotic Fish Foodstuffs 4" (10 cm.) Including polychromed terra cotta ferocious fish with defined open mouth and large enamel eyes, and carved wooden finish with carved wide-open mouth with painted eyes and carved definition of teeth. Presented in woven basket. Neapolitan, early/mid-1700s. $300/400


291. Neapolitan Villager with Smiling Expression 16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, bald pate, sculpted black hair at sides of head and nape, sculpted ears, incised character lines, enamel eyes, thick brows, mouth modeled closed with row of painted teeth, tinted beard stubble, modeled wart, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black shoes, wearing original villager costume comprising lined tweed vest, silver buttons, homespun shirt, patterned pants, leggings, sash. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, fine artistry of sculpting and painting is wonderfully executed in this example. $1200/1500

292. Neapolitan Young Man with Forelock Curl 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young man, tinted hair with sculpted curls at forelock and above each ear, deeplyset enamel eyes, sculpted open mouth with painted teeth, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red buckles, velvet jacket and homespun pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $600/800

293. Neapolitan Rustic Table with Foodstuffs 7" (18 cm.) l. 6"h. table. Rusticstyled wooden log table is laden with a wooden tray of paper mache food, brown earthenware lidded pot, and wooden tray bearing an assortment of terra cotta breads with polychromed painting. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $400/500

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294. Neapolitan Copper Ware and Woven Baskets 3 ½" (9 cm.) h. lidded pitcher. Including cast copper pitcher with hinged lid, two copper bowls, pair of matching copper buckets with double handles filled with tiny berries, two woven lidded baskets, handled woven basket with breads. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s. $400/500

295. Neapolitan Man and Wooden Cart with Barrels 10" (25 cm.) man. 14"l. cart bed. Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted black windblown hair, ruddy complexion, enamel eyes, mouth modeled nearly closed, teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted dark green stockings, black shoes with red buckles, original costume. Excellent condition, few tears in costume. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, along with a wooden delivery cart with cast metal fittings, spoked wheels, and original wooden barrels. $1100/1400

296. Neapolitan Baskets of Foodstuffs 5" (13 cm.) l. baskets. Arranged around a wooden table and chair are four woven baskets, each laden with a bounty of polychromed terra cotta foods including breads, meats, sausages, fruits and vegetables. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid1700s. $400/500 294.

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297. Neapolitan Lady with Topknot in Original Costume

expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and red clogs, wearing original costume. Figure is excellent, costume original albeit very frail. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $600/800

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead inclined downward, sculpted brown hair casually drawn back into loosely coiled topknot with tendrils falling onto shoulders, deeply-set sockets, enamel eyes, smiling

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298. Neapolitan Moroccan Scowling Merchant with Tin Scale 9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with black complexion, bald pate except one tuft of hair at back crown, furrowed brows, black sculpted brows, enamel eyes, thick black sculpted moustache, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, original costume and carrying string of terra cotta gourds and a very rare tin scale. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, exceptional modeling of the scowling expression. $800/1000

299. Neapolitan Village Man with Black Sculpted Sideburns 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, bald pate with shaded hair stubble at back of head, deeply-sculpted black side burns, enamel eyes, thickly painted brows, incised age lines, ruddy nose tip and cheeks, closed

mouth, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, painted wooden lower arms and legs, painted dark blue stockings, brown shoes with black bows, original silk costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid1700s. $700/900

300. Neapolitan Aristocrat with Birdcage 10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with bald pate, sculpted deeply-combed sideburns, enamel inset eyes, deeply-set eye sockets, incised age lines, closed mouth with scowling expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted white stockings and black shoes, original costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid1700s, the stern-faced aristocrat is holding a metal birdcage with bird. $700/900

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301. Neapolitan Shepherd Boy with Lambs

302. Neapolitan Wooden Architectural Fragment

8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting young lad, sculpted unruly curly hair, enamel eyes, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original homespun costume with laced vest, with kidskin shoulder bag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, included are five miniature carved wooden Neapolitan lambs. $700/900

7" (18 cm.) Carved wooden architectural fragment with textured finish to simulate stone and patinated painted finish, depicts a partial column resting upon faux-stone base. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $300/400

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303. Background and Accessories for Neapolitan Grocer Shop

19" (48 cm.) x 18" x 10". Of lightweight material with thick textured finish to simulate stucco or stone construction, the open front shop features an arched entry on one side and attached-open wooden doors on the other, and is furnished with hanging racks of poultry, along with various baskets, barrel, supplies and victuals, and two live ducks. Excellent condition. Age of background is uncertain, accessories are 1800s. $400/600

304. Early Miniature Mechanical Toy Lamb on Wheels

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4 ½" (11 cm.) Firm-sided lamb with fleecy wool coat is posed standing on wooden base with two brass wheels, painted features, red harness. On the base is a brass mechanical device which when wound is designed to cause the toy to move forward. Very good structurally, some fleece wear, mechanism not functioning but original key is intact and mechanism appears complete. Early 1800s. $300/400

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305. Neapolitan Man with Bagpipes 14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned to the side, grey windblown sculpted hair and neatlytrimmed beard, enamel eyes, strong nose, mouth modeled closed, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, original shepherd costume, and carrying bagpipe with wooden frame and suede bag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $800/1100


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306. Background and Accessories for Neapolitan Setting 22" (56 cm.) x 20" x 8"d. Of lightweight material with thick textured finish to simulate stucco or stone construction, the arched front scene has columnar sides and a defined arched panel on the back wall which is decorated by a hanging fabric panel with gold thread accents centered by a pair of ormolu ornaments. Furnishing the scene is a loosely-woven carpet, pair of marble plinths (one with repair on marble top) upon which are presented a pair of busts, gilt metal treasure chest with faux-ruby accent, and a wooden book stand with book. Overall excellent. Age of background is uncertain, accessories are 1800s. $300/500

307. Neapolitan Moorish Page in Original Costume 9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young blackcomplexioned pageboy, black sculpted tightly-curled short hair, enamel eyes, closed lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted dark green blue stockings and red slippers, wearing original costume comprising silk jacket and vest with gilt threading and silk harem pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $600/800

308. Neapolitan Mulatto Lad with Black Sculpted Hair 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, light brown complexion, sculpted short black brushstroked hair with forelock curl, incised age lines, large enamel eyes, closed mouth, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black stockings and black thick shoes, wearing silk and velvet costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900

309. Two Neapolitan Accessories 4" (10 cm.) x 4 ½" panel. Including silk hanging panel with applique gilt paper designs on wooden handle with gilt wrapping; along with a metal chest shield. Excellent condition, some frailty to silk of panel. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $300/400

310. Neapolitan Village Man with Black Flowing Hair 13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of ruddy-faced man with black sculpted unruly hair, 309. tendrils falling onto his forehead, incised character lines in face, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open with row of painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted tall boots with wrinkled uppers and tan soles with red flaps, wearing original folklore costume with matching unusually trimmed hat. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900

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metallic fringe, gold buttons, green silk pants, and holding bone pipe. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $800/1000

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, sculpted bald crown, bald back of hair with tinted stubble, deeply-sculpted comb-marked tufts at sides of face, incised age lines, thick furrowed brows, enamel eyes, mouth modeled closed, row of painted teeth, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings, black shoes with red flaps, wearing silk vest, lined silk ivory jacket with

312. Neapolitan Grey-Haired Aristocratic Gentleman 12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, very ruddy complexion, grey sculpted hair drawn smoothly away from face and formed into short curls around the sides and back, furrowed thick grey brows, enamel eyes, mouth

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modeled open with teeth and tongue, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden open arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes, silk aristocratic costume of gentleman. Very good condition, some overall dustiness. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $500/700

beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted stockings and shoes, wearing original costume shirt, pants, sash, and lined green velvet long coat. Excellent condition, paint worn on lower legs. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. $700/900

314. Five Early Beaded Needleworks Largest is 18" x 10". In various colors and designs ranging from floral to geometric to abstract. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s, included is wooden arm chair. $500/700

313. Neapolitan Aristocrat in Green Velvet Evening Coat

315. Mahogany Tilt-Top Table with Collection of Brass Candlesticks and Pitcher

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhed of dignified older gentleman, bald pate, sculpted greying hair at sides and back of head, incised age lines, thick brows, strong nose, enamel eyes, mouth modeled nearly closed with teeth, tinted

9" (23 cm.) circ. 10"h. The circular pedestal base tilt-top table of fine mahogany has rich geometric inlay designs on table top, which is laden with two pairs of cast brass candlesticks and an ornamental pitcher with raised designs and snake spout. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s. $700/900

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316. Neapolitan Lady and Gentleman with Park Bench of Flowers 11" (28 cm.) Each has polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, including lady with sculpted brown hair in coiled chignon tied with red hair ribbon, wearing original folklore costume and carrying a pair of brass baskets with fern leaves; and he with bald pate, rolled grey curls at he sides of head, grey beard stubble, and wearing silk and velvet costume including floor length green velvet coat. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, included is wooden park bench with two basket of colorful flowers. $1100/1400

317. Neapolitan Beggar in Original Costume 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head tilted sharply to the side, black sculpted short hair, beard and moustache, ruddy complexion, enamel eyes, open mouth with teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing original rough-woven laced shirt and pants, ragged laced leggings, shoulder bag. Excellent condition, few paint rubs on hair. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, depicting beggar in original worn costume. $500/700

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318. Lot of Various Early Kitchen Ware 7" (18 cm.) h. chair. Including slat-back wooden chair with rush seat, pressed tin miniature coffee grinder, cast iron fireplace tool with bird design on handle, cast iron handled lidded tray, and a basket of various foodstuffs including wooden painted meat slices, sausage string, plates of fruits and such. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $400/500

319. Neapolitan Street Crier with Trained Monkeys in Cage 11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with ruddy complexion, bald pate, black tufts of hair above each hair and around the nape, fully-sculpted ears, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though wide open and calling out to passers-by, defined teeth and tongue, tinted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green wrinkled leggings, tan shoes with red buckles, and wearing original costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, along with his wooden cage with two carved wooden monkeys. $800/1100 319. Detail

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The Doll as Theatre - Volume Two  

The Doll as Theatre - Volume Two. March 6, 2021 at the Theriault's Studio in Annapolis, Maryland. To order the catalog https://www.theriault...

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The Doll as Theatre - Volume Two. March 6, 2021 at the Theriault's Studio in Annapolis, Maryland. To order the catalog https://www.theriault...