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Aptly named “The Voyage Continues” honors fine antique dolls whose long life journey now continues, some leaving the home of a loving collector, others leaving the ancestral home where they have always lived — to seek a new haven.

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© Copyright 2017 Theriault’s Gold Horse Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by an information retrieval system, without permission, in writing, from the author or the publisher. To order additional copies contact: Florence & George, PO Box 2319, Annapolis, MD 21404 Tel. 800-966-3655 Fax 410-571-9605 www.florenceandgeorge.com

This book is based upon an antique doll collection auctioned by Theriault’s of Annapolis, Maryland. Design: Travis Hammond Photography: Gerald Nelson Senior Conservator: Terry Lanford Conservators: Meredith Dupree, Hana Holbrook, Scott Netro $75 ISBN: 1-944881-01-6 Printed in Hong Kong


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GOLD HORSE Selections

Only the most special items are worthy of the Gold Horse designation. Items in this category with the Gold Horse seal deserve your special consideration. Theriault’s will guarantee to the original purchaser of any Gold Horse lot a credit toward future

purchases for the hammer price of that lot (after thirty-six months). Specific conditions governing this guarantee are cited in the “Terms of Sale”. The buyer shall receive a Gold Horse certificate tag to such effect at the time of purchase and the Gold Horse lot will be permanently registered in our gallery.

1. 17" French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau for Maison Simonne in Antique Costume

118. 25" Rare German Bisque Painted Eye Character, 130, by Wislizensus

3. 25" Rare French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Pierre-François Jumeau

122. 20" French Bisque Bébé, Figure A, by Jules Steiner in Antique Costume

4. 9" An Extraordinary French Bisque Premiere Bébé, Size 0, by Emile Jumeau

130. 8" French Gilded Metal Bed with Lace Canopy, and Candy Container Dog

6. 6" German All-Bisque Closed Mouth Child by Kestner with Tiny Feet

131. 8" Rare and Wonderful French Bisque Bébé Steiner, Series B, Size 4/0

9. 14" Earliest and All-Original French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils

132. 11" Beautiful and Rare French Bisque Bébé, Size 1, by Leon Casimir Bru

12. 5" Rare Early All-Bisque Man as Circus Performer with Painted Costume

135. 11" Petite French Bisque Bébé EJ, Earliest Period, in Rare Size 1

17. 18" French Bisque Bébé with Bisque Hands, Trunk and Trousseau by Huret

136. 14" Early Luxury French Premiere Bébé by Emile Jumeau

20. 20" Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé, Rare 9x Model, by Emile Jumeau

138. 18" French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils with Exceptional Sculpting

22. 12" Rare Petite French Bisque Bébé Brevete by Leon Casimir Bru, Size 4/0

151. 17" Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 151, by Simon and Halbig

28. 8" Petite German Bisque Character Known as Wendy by Bruno Schmidt

154. 15" German Bisque Character, 7744, by Gebruder Heubach

34. 21" All-Original French Bisque Bébé Au Defi by Steiner Successors

155. 22" German Bisque Portrait of Native American, 1303 by Simon and Halbig

52. 32" Grand-Size French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Painted Teeth

175. 15" French Bisque Bébé E.J. by Jumeau with Splendid Blue Eyes

57. 11" An All-Original German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll, 949, by Simon & Halbig

182. 16" Outstanding French Porcelain Poupée by Leontine Rohmer

59. 19" Large German Bisque Character, Glass-eyed 112, by Kammer and Reinhardt

190. 17" German Bisque Smiling Character, B.P. by Swaine and Co

65. 15" Rare German Bisque Googly, Model 131, by Kammer and Reinhardt

209. 16" French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Ebony Black Complexion

73. 8" Rare Pair of All-Original French Bisque Googly Dolls, Models 245, by SFBJ

211. 10" Rare and Delightful Petite French Bisque Bébé by Falck-Roussel

79. 17" Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Original Costume

213. 9 ½" Beautiful and Rare French Bisque Bébé, Size 1, by Emile Jumeau

81. 12" Beautiful and All-Original German Bisque Doll by Gebruder Heubach

214. 20" Superb French Ebony-Complexioned Bisque Bébé with original Costume

84. 11" Beautiful Sonneberg Bisque Closed Mouth Doll with Fine Original Costume

216. 15" Beautiful French Bisque Closed Mouth Bébé Bru JneR with Lovely Antique Costume

94. 17" French Amber-Tinted Bisque Poupée Depicting Asian Lady by Gaultier

221. 23" Wonderful German Bisque Toddler, 2072, by Bruno Schmidt with Wonderful Plump Body

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223. 13" Rare German Bisque Closed Mouth Character, 149, by Hertel and Schwab

253. 15" Outstanding French Bisque Portrait Bébé by Emile Jumeau in Original Costume

225. 23" German Brown-Complexioned Bisque Character, 1358 by Simon and Halbig in Rare Size

256. 12" Rare Early French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Incised Cartouche Mark

245. 23" French Bisque Bébé E.J. by Emile Jumeau with Original Chemise and Signed Shoes

257. 9" Delightful French Bisque Pouting Character, 252, by SFBJ, Size 0

246. 13" French Bisque Portrait Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Original Costume and Jumeau Shoes

285. 14" Earliest Period French Bébé Teteur by Leon Casimir Bru with Turning Knob

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1. Beautiful French Bisque Poupée by Jumeau for Maison Simonne in Fabulous Antique Costume 17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brilliant pale blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, lightly feathered lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gussetjointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, body very sturdy. Marks: 4 (head and shoulderplate) Simonne (stamp on torso). Comments: PierreFrançois Jumeau, circa 1875, the poupée was presented in the luxury Parisian toy shop of Simonne. Value Points: the delicately-featured poupée with beautiful eyes, Simonne boutique label, wearing outstanding early silk gown with fringe trim, undergarments, woven bonnet with velvet rim, leather shoes marked C.P. and carrying hand-painted folding fan. $2700/3800

2. Petite French Bisque Poupée by Leontine Rohmer with Extensive Trousseau and Trunk 13" (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head with flat-cut neck on original bisque shoulderplate, very plump face, large cobalt blue glass inset eyes with thick dark eyeliner, lightly-painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pert tiny lips, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, softlystuffed kid body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, kid-over wooden upper arms with dowel jointing at shoulders, bisque arms to above the elbows, separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: Generally excellent, original distinctive body, tip of one finger missing. Marks: Rohmer (green stamp on torso). Comments: Leontine Rohmer, circa 1860. Value Points: charming petite poupée with brilliant eyes that vividly contrast the pale complexion, original body with rarer bisque arms, wearing fine bronze green and blue silk costume, undergarments, leather boots, woven hat. The poupée owns her original trunk with eight additional bonnets, seven additional gowns or dresses, bone-handled parasol, undergarments, and various other accessories. $5000/7500

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3. Rare French Bisque Portrait Poupée by Pierre-François Jumeau with Articulated Wooden Body 25" (64 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French wooden poupée body with very shapely torso, curved derriere, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, swivel wrists, luxury pivot at upper arms and thighs, antique costume is included. Condition: generally excellent, some retouch to body. Marks: 8 (head). Comments: Pierre-François Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: the rarity of the early portrait poupée is enhanced by its beauty; the large model has original superbly sculpted articulated wooden body. $12,000/16,000

4. An Extraordinary French Bisque Premiere Bébé, Size 0, by Emile Jumeau in Original Couturier Costume with Blue Silk Jumeau Label 9" (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes with very large irises, painted lashes, feathered arched brows, accented 4 silk label detail nostrils, pierced ears, closed mouth with delicate smile on the pale outlined lips, pierced ears, original blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 0 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, the first period or premiere bébé. Value Points: an outstanding doll, with most endearing expression, unusually fine quality of bisque and painting on this early tiny bébé, in fine unplayed with condition and wearing original ivory silk dress with Jumeau blue silk label on balayeuse ruffle, original matched undergarments, cap, socks, cream kidskin shoes with silk rosette signed “E. Jumeau Med. d’Or Paris 1”. $12,000/16,000

5. A Fine French Doll’s Chair and Earthenware Dog with Amber Glass Eyes 11" (28 cm.) The maple wood chair has fancily-carved spindles and supports in the faux-bamboo style, and with tufted aqua silk seat having corded edging. Along with an earthenware figure of dog in begging pose, and having inset amber glass eyes. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880, the style of chair is most unusual. $600/900

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6. German All-Bisque Closed Mouth Child by Kestner with Tiny Ankles and Feet 6" (15 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, bright cobalt blue glass sleep eyes, delicately-painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig in long hip-length braids, plaster pate, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, cupped right hand, closed left hand, shapely legs with tiny ankles and bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1. Comments: Kestner, circa 1880. Value Points: very dear face, lovely bisque, wonderful rare early body and original braided wig. $1100/1500

7. Pair, French Petite Wooden Chairs with Silk Tufted Seats 7" (18 cm.) Each with dark brown finish and fancily spindled back and legs, the seats covered in magenta silk satin with gold tufted buttons and fringed braid edging. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880, rare size, impeccably preserved. $500/700

8. Very Beautiful French Bisque Poupée by Louis Doleac, with Trunk and Extensive Trousseau 16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with well-defined outline of lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointed at hips and knees, kid-over wooden upper arms, bisque lower arms with sculpted curled fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: L Depose 3 D. Comments: Louis Doleac & Cie, circa 1875.Value Points: very beautiful poupée with lovely bisque, distinctive facial expression, rare maker’s signature, and wearing original ivory satin gown with extended train, undergarments, leather tasseled boots. The poupée owns an antique doll trunk with original paper lining and double trays, which is filled with an extensive trousseau comprising three fine antique gowns, additional day dresses or partial costumes, extensive undergarments, fringed shawls, coat, five additional bonnets, and early papeterie. $6000/8000

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10. French Glass-Eyed King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Pup as Candy Container 9" (23 cm.) Of firmly-constructed paper mache with hollow interior, the pup is richly covered with russet-brown fur and has shaggy ears and tail, very large amber glass eyes, flat black nose and defined lips, and is fitted with a red leather collar with silver name plate. The head removes for access to the candy container interior. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890, a luxury candy container as King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Pup has a wonderful expression and is perfectly preserved. $800/1100 9 details of body and chemise

12. Extremely Rare Early AllBisque Man as Circus Performer with Extraordinary Painted Costume 5" (13 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso, peg-jointed arms and legs, the figure depicting an adult man with sculpted moustache and goatee, sculpted hair with white headband, with defined waist, muscular elongated legs, flat painted red shoes, modeled bent right elbow with cupped hand. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1860.Value Points: superb detail of painted facial and costume details, the circus performer man has fancily painted costume of purple-dotted fuchsia with ruffled lace bodice, white tights. The doll bears a blue ribbon award from 1984 UFDC convention. $1200/1500

9. Earliest and All-Original French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils with Gorgeous Eyes

13. Rare All-Bisque Miniature Doll Depicting Woman in Exceptional Sculpted Costume

14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump round face, very full cheeks, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils of tiny nose, closed outlined lips, well-defined chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over pate, French composition and wooden 9 body stamp eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists and flat-cut derriere. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sch (with cross swords in shield, on head and also on pate and on flat ridge of derriere) 0 (head). Levavasseur & Ouachee (stamped on stomach). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1877, the bébé was sold in the luxury toy store owned by Levavasseur & Ouachee; the pair had succeeded Perreau Fils in 1876 and then, in 1879, founded the famous Parisian store of Au Paradis des Enfants. This particular bébé, thus, was created prior to that founding.Value Points: the beauty of the bébé is rivaled by its fine original state of preservation and markings; the bébé has original wig pate, body, body finish, chemise, costume and leather shoes with rosettes. $8000/11,000

4" (10 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, depicting a woman with sculpted black hair and feathered brimmed hat, painted facial features, fancily-sculpted costume with pink fitted jacket and draped bodice, blue pants with white ruffle and gilt edging, painted red shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1865, for the French market. Value Points: rare early articulated doll with very fancy costume and accessories. The doll has a blue ribbon award from the 2009 UFDC convention. $900/1400

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14. Rare Early Miniature All-Bisque Doll Depicting Jester in FancilySculpted Costume 3 ž" (10 cm.) One-piece bisque torso, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, depicting a man as circus jester, with black sculpted hair beneath jauntilyperched brimmed hat, painted facial features, and having sculpted and painted jester costume, including blue shirt with pom-poms and white ruffled collar, striped colorful short pants, white leggings, flat black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1865, for the French market. Value Points: very rare model with wonderful painted costume and expressively posed face and hat. The doll has a blue ribbon award from the 1986 UFDC convention. $900/1400

15. Early and Rare Tiny All-Bisque Harlequin with Wonderful Painted Costume and Hat 2 ½" (6 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, sculpted uptilted head with painted facial features, black sculpted hair under ruffled harlequin cap, sculpted and painted costume of shaded blue tunic with scalloped edge collar, white leggings, flat black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1865. Value Points: delightful and very rare miniature doll depicting the popular cultural figure of harlequin. $800/100

16. Charming French Mechanical Musical Troubadour as Violinist by Gustav Vichy 18" (46 cm.) A bisque doll is standing upon a velvet-covered platform, posed in a jaunty manner, and holding a violin and bow; with very full face, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, one piece carton torso and legs, metal hinged arms, paper mache hands, wearing original burgundy and ivory silk troubadour costume with gold button trim. When wound, he turns his head in a complicated manner and strums the violin, while music plays. Condition: generally excellent, hands retouched, mechanism and music function well. Marks: (original paper music label on the base). Comments: Gustav Vichy, Paris, circa 1865. Value Points: charming young man with original (albeit frail pants) costume, very fine bisque, delightful actions and music. $6000/8500

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17. Outstanding and Extremely Rare French Bisque Bébé with Gutta Percha Body and Bisque Hands, Trunk and Trousseau by Huret 18" (46 cm.) Very pale pressed bisque socket head with dainty petite features, plump rounded face, pronounced double chin, light bulb-shaped throat, iceblue enamel glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, delicately feathered lashes and brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, original ash blonde mohair wig over cork pate, gutta percha bébé body based upon the Huret deposed body design, dowel-articulation at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, bisque hands with separately defined fingers and knuckles. Condition: generally excellent, very sturdy gutta percha body with some typical restoration, one baby finger has imperceptible restoration. Marks: Huret 54 Boulv. Haussman Paris (kid torso band). Comments: Huret, circa late 1870s, this particular gutta-percha-bodied bébé presumes a very specific moment of history, positioned between the end of Huret’s gutta perchabodied poupée (about 1875/1880) and the beginning of Huret’s wooden-bodied bébé (about 1880). It may rightly be considered the very first of the Huret bébés, and it 17 trunk label

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is not likely to have been made for more than one or two years in extremely limited numbers; only one or two other examples are known to exist. Its specific size is notable: although the doll is the exact height (18") of the earlier Huret poupée, its proportions are that of a child (9 ½" head circumference,10" waist, 12" hips, and with legs that are scaled to the size of the torso exactly like a child’s body would be). Even the superb bisque hands were 17. sculpted with the plump roundedness of a child’s hand. Curiously, one other example has been sold by Theriault’s (July 2012, #54) wearing a nearly identical costume, indicating that the dress may be an original from the Huret firm. Value Points: the extreme rarity of the bébé, its uniquely sculpted face, hands and body, is complemented by its great beauty and quality of bisque and painting. The doll wears her original luxurious purple velvet and lace costume, muslin undergarments with lace trim, stockings, ivory silk bonnet and labeled boots which also bear the paper label of Au Nain Bleu and is preserved in her original trunk that bears the prestige label of “Cardinet, Articles de Voyage” along with other costumes and accessories, including brown coat in velours a Brandebourg with matching muff and cap, white summer dress in fine linen and lace, red and white checkered day dress with embroidered details, ivory jacket in cord du roi, numerous undergarments, three additional caps and bonnets and more. The doll was been preserved for more than 135 years at its original family estate in the Loire valley of France. $30,000/45,000


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18. French Mother-Of-Pearl Dance Tablet with Silver Filigree and Pencil, Cameo Center 2" (5 cm.) The medallion-shaped mother-ofpearl tablet has elaborate silver garland filigree overlay that is centered by a floral cameo, and encloses faux-ivory pages. The tablet has an attached silver link chain and pencil, and is presented in a fitted velvet-lined leather case with gold-tooled edging. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875. $300/500

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19. All-Original French Pull-Toy with Dancing Masked Clown 13" (33 cm.) Standing upon a wooden platform with lithographed paper cover, fringed edging, and metal spoked wheels, is a bisque headed doll with blue glass 19. eyes and painted black mask face, wooden block torso, metal upper arms and legs, wooden lower arms and legs. The doll is wearing its original clown costume with ruffled collar, brass bells, bells attached to painted shoes, and matching jester cap. When pulled along, the clown waves arms and legs up and down in a cheerful manner. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5/0. Comments: for the French market, possibly Zinner and Sohne, circa 1890.Value Points: fine state of preservation, rare painted mask face, original costume. $1700/2300

20. Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé, Rare 9x Model, by Emile Jumeau 20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full plump cheeks and chin, blue/grey

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glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, impressed dimple at philtrum and chin, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-balljointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9 x (large impressed mark on head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1882, a rare model which is seldom found. Value Points: very beautiful bébé with superb sculpting, finest bisque and painting, original wig, body, body finish, lovely gold patterned silk dress, frou-frou bonnet, undergarments, leather Jumeau shoes. $8000/11,000

21. Viennese Enamelled Bronze Miniature Coach 5" (13 cm.) The enameled bronze carriage body has hand-painted finish and is decorated with garlands of flowers, four winged cherubs and a romantic scene in the Watteau manner; the coach has gilded spoked metal wheels which actually revolve, driver’s seat, and crown-shaped finial on the roof. Excellent condition. Vienna, late 19th century. $500/700


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rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, rose blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, original blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, kid bébé body with square cut collarette, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, curved kid arms, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4/0 (head and shoulders) Bébé Brevete SGDG Paris (paper label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, his earliest period bébé, circa 1877. Value Points: rare tiny size 4/0 of the impeccably-preserved bébé, original wig, original sturdy body, original costume including chemise, undergarments, (pantalets with pencil notation 4/0) silk dress, earrings, bonnet, socks, and Bru leather shoes marked with “B” in oval and “0000”. $17,000/23,000

22. Outstanding and Rare Petite French Bisque Bébé Brevete by Leon Casimir Bru, Size 4/0, in Original Costume with Signed Bru Shoes 12" (30 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, plump cheeks, amber brown glass inset eyes with darker brown iris 22 bonnet and shoes

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23. All-Original French Luxury Miniature Room with Draperies and Furnishings for Paris Magasin des Enfants 22" (56 cm.) w. x 13"h. x 13"d. A folding room with open front and angled side windows, has original lithographed paper floor to simulate tapestry carpet, and papered walls; the sideangled open windows are lavishly curtained in coral satin with lace-edging and matching valances, and the room is filled with a matched ensemble of gilt-accented rosewood furnishings comprising a day bed with canopy top and rose satin curtains, bed covers and back curtain; armoire with mirrored front and

shelved interior; dressing table with hinged-bracket mirror; pedestal library table with rose satin cover and fringe; and armchair and two side chairs with rose satin upholstery. There is also a white-walled fireplace with rose satin fringed mantel, gilt ormolu mantel clock with figure of woman; and large gilt ormolu framed mirror. The set is preserved in its original box with original paper label from the luxury Parisian toy store, Magasin des Enfants. Furnishings and draperies are near mint, wall and floor papers have some rubs. French, circa 1890. $3500/4500 23 paper label

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25. national costumes”, circa 1915. Value Points: precious tiny dolls are wearing factory-original knit costumes, and are presented in original box. $300/500

24. German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll in Original Costume as Candy Container 8" (20 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes, red upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, brunette human hair, hollow carton body which separates at the hips for use as candy container, wooden hands, paper mache legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1890. Value Points: perfectly-preserved doll, wearing original well-detailed folklore costume, was originally presented as a luxury candy container box. $400/600

26. Pair, German All-Bisque Miniature Dolls in Original Folklore Costumes

25. Set of Twelve Tiny German All-Bisque Dolls with Original Costumes and Box by Carl Horn

27. All-Original German Bisque Flapper Girl by Franz Schmidt

1 ¼" (3 cm.) Each is all-bisque with sculpted hair and painted facial features, jointed arms and legs, painted white stockings and brown shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, Carl Horn of Dresden advertised “miniature dolls, dolls in

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4" (10 cm.) Each is all-bisque with one-piece bisque head and torso, brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, jointed arms and legs, painted brown stockings and black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: the little boy and girl wear original well-detailed traditional folklore costumes. $300/500

8" (20 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, two porcelain teeth, blonde mohair bobbed wig, five-piece composition body with long slender limbs, painted socks and brown two-strap heeled shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S&C Made in Germany 18. Comments; Franz Schmidt, circa 1917. Value Points: in factory-original unplayed with condition, with pretty expression, original bobbed wig, wearing original knitted country costume and cap. $300/500


28. Most Endearing Petite German Bisque Character Known as “Wendy” by Bruno Schmidt in Original Costume 8" (20 cm.) Bisque socket head with heart-shaped face, small brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, brunette mohair wig in hip-length braid, composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: BSW (in heart) 537 6/0. Comments: Bahr and Proschild for Bruno Schmidt, circa 1912, the model is known by collectors as "Wendy". Value Points: most endearing and sought-after child, characterized by heart-shaped face, charmingly-shaped upturned nose, full generous lips, original body and body finish, original wig, and wearing fine original antique costume, apron, silk cap, and leather shoes. $3500/5500

29. Set of Twelve French All-Bisque Soldiers with Original Military Costumes in Original Box 2 ½" (6 cm.) Each of twelve dolls is all-bisque with swivel head and jointed limbs, mohair wig, painted facial features, closed mouth, painted shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, the miniature dolls appeared in French Etrennes catalogs during the 1890s and continued to be created as late as 1912 when they appeared in the SFBJ catalog of that year, described as “Lilliputians”. Value Points: wonderful set of rare tiny dolls are wearing their original military costumes, each is different, and are presented unplayed with in original box in impeccable condition. $700/1100

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30. An Outstanding French Cabinet of Emma’s 1800s Needlework Samples 12" (30 cm.) x 12" cabinet. 11" x 8" cards. A heavy stock cabinet with original mahogany-paper cover, lift-off lid, and interior shelving is filled with 21 heavy stock cards of needlework samples, one of the cards with small attached paper label having ink script name Emma Crepy “(last name uncertain)”. Each card has beautifullyembossed paper cover in various colors and gilt paper edging, and many have original lace-edged paper label with lettered name of the object or technique shown such as “Chemise de femme”, “Broderie au point natte”, and “Filet guipure”. Included are more than 100 needlework samples, including some doll-sized clothing items, woven stockingshaped coin purse with silver frame, woven stocking, samples of embroidery and mending, and much more. The cabinet and cards are perfectly preserved. French, mid-1800s, the preparation of such a cabinet of needlework was considered a necessity of wellbrought up young girls in society, this nimble handwork, in most situations, was thought to be a proper substitute for the scholarly education being received by their brothers. Few extant examples of the cabinets remain, this with outstanding needlework, a variety of objects and techniques, and an intriguing paper clue of “Emma...”. $3000/5000 30 label

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31. Outstanding Maitrise Model French Walnut and Burled Mahogany Marble Top Chest 16" (41 cm.) Of splendid woods, the beautifully-crafted fivedrawer highboy chest has burled mahogany drawers and sides, which contrast with the drawer frames and the dark walnut fancy columns at each side. There is a shaped white marble top, and very ornate cast gilded bronze drawer pulls, faux-escutcheons, and mounts. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880, the quality of woods, trims, and construction indicate maitrise model creation. $1100/1500

32. Gorgeous French Bisque PoupĂŠe with Cobalt Blue Eyes and Bisque Arms 18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brilliant cobalt blue enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupĂŠe body with gusset-jointing at hips, very shapely legs, bisque arms to above the elbows, curled fingers. Condition: generally excellent, fine restoration to two fingers. Comments: French, circa 1865. Value Points: especially beautiful face with exquisite painting, brilliant eyes, rare body style, and wearing antique gown, undergarments, leather shoes signed C.P. $2800/4500

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33. Outstanding French Bisque Poupée by Leontine Rohmer for Simonne with Trunk and Bountiful Trousseau 15" (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head with flatcut neck socket, on bisque shoulder plate, the head with deposed locking system allowing it to turn only side to side rather than completely revolve, plump cheeks and chin, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, un-pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, kid body with gusset-jointing at hips, kid-over-wooden upper arms with dowel-jointing at elbows, bisque forearms with separately-sculpted fingers, kid-over-wooden construction at ball-jointed knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Simonne (blue stamp label on front torso). Comments: the doll was commissioned from Leontine Rohmer by the prestige Parisian doll shop of Simonne, circa 1860. Value Points: exceptionally beautiful poupée with perfectly-preserved body and flawless bisque, wearing lovely original silk costume with silk ribbons and coronet. The doll owns her original brass-studded canvas-covered trunk with maker’s mark on the key escutcheon and original maker’s label indicating the trunk was named “Le Merveilleuse”. The trunk contains a bounty of costumes and accessories, including seven additional gowns, two jackets, six fancy bonnets, two bonehandled parasols, undergarments including hoop petticoat, purses, two pairs of shoes, blanket in leather strap, sewing reticule, woven knitting basket, two snoods, and more. The costumes and accessories are preserved in fine original state. $11,000/16,000

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34. Outstanding and All-Original French Bisque Bébé “Au Defi” by Steiner Successors 21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, rose blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the accented lips, impressed dimples at philtrum and lip corners, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists with working “mama” crier. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: *22 (impressed) Au Defi 68 Rue Thiers 68 Marseille (red stamp on head and body) Medaille d’Or (stamp on body). Comments: Phenix Star model by Jules Steiner successors, circa 1895, the bébé was commissioned and costumed exclusively for the Au Defi doll boutique in Marseille. Value Points: very beautiful wide-eyed bébé has flawless bisque, original body and body finish, wearing superb original aqua silk dress, original matched undergarments, blue woven socks, tan leather shoes by Alart, hair bows, turquoise-glass bead necklace and earrings, and is preserved with original labeled box. $6500/8500

35. Outstanding French Musical Waltzing Couple by Vichy with Original Costumes 13" (33 cm.) 17"h. dome. A pair of dolls, representing an adult man and woman, each with bisque head, blue glass enamel eyes, closed mouth and original mohair wig are posed as though to begin a formal dance, her right hand posed on her hip in classic backward pose, and her head swiveled to the side; she with elegant bisque arms and hands, and he with original Vichy metal hands. Although they appear to be standing on the floor, in actuality a cone-shaped form, hidden under the woman’s skirt, not only supports both figures, but also contains the mechanical works; the man is attached to the metal cone by a heavy metal rod. When wound, they twirl around and around, then glide forward on the three wheels hidden at the bottom of the cone form, while two tunes play. Condition: generally excellent, music and motion function well. Marks: G. Vichy Fils Paris (original Vichy metal tag, and original paper tune label on underside). Comments: G. Vichy, circa 1870. Value Points: exceptional preservation of the rare luxury automaton, each figure wearing its lavish original silk costume and accessories, and preserved under original glass dome. $7500/9500

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36. Exceptionally Rare Signed French Wax PoupĂŠe by Leontine Rohmer with Original Signed Body 20" (52 cm.) Poured wax shoulder head, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, blonde fleece-curled wig, original kid body with horsehair filling, kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque hands and arms to above the elbows, pull-string "mama" crier in torso, wood-ball articulated knees, bisque lower legs and feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (Rohmer stamp on torso). Comments: Leontine Rohmer, one of the earliest dolls from her small studio firm; in her 1858 depose she noted that her dolls could have heads of various materials, and it is clear from her various depose registrations that her concern was with the design of the doll body and its various possible articulations. Value Points: extremely rare variation of the sought-after Rohmer poupĂŠe, the poured wax head having classic French cobalt eyes, and the signed body with superbly modeled bisque hands and feet, wearing lovely early silk costume. $3500/4500

37. Three German All-Bisque Bathing Beauties in Original Net Costumes 6" (15 cm.) -8". Each is allbisque, depicting a shapely adult woman with solid domed head, painted facial features, mohair wig, painted ballet slippers, and with factory original tulle swimsuits and caps. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1910. Value Points: wonderful trilogy of bathing beauties, each in different coquettish pose that is well-rendered, well-detailed facial painting, rare original costumes. $700/1100

38. French Miniature Wooden Four-Panel Folding Screen 8" (20 cm.) h. 14"w. overall. The four-panel folding screen has original faux-wooden finish with rich detail of graining and painted green ribbons and bows; there are four lithographs set

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in the windows of each panel. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890, beautifully-detailed screen in impeccable original condition. $500/800

39. German AllBisque Bathing Beauty 5" (13 cm.) Onepiece all-bisque figure of adult woman with shapely torso and slender limbs, her head tilted coquettishly to the side, with brown mohair wig, painted facial features, painted pink ballerina slippers; the doll is wearing original black net swim suit and is posed, reclining on her back, resting upon an antique tufted silk sofa. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1910. Value Points: beautifully-preserved bathing beauty is all-original. $400/600

40. Rare French Wax Fashionable Lady with Original Costume in the Paul Poiret Manner 18" (46 cm.) (excluding feather). Honey-hued poured wax shoulderhead of slender-faced lady, her head tilted to the side, on firm armature shapely torso and legs posed in stylish manner, and with long slender wax arms and posed fingers, sculpted and painted heeled shoes and constructed with foot dowel that attaches to original wooden base. Condition: generally excellent, little ding on nose tip. Comments: French, circa 1915, created during the era of smaller wax fashionable lady dolls by Lafitte-Desirat; this example is larger and has more detail of costume construction and accessories; the style of costume is very similar to the fashions of Paul Poiret of Paris. Value Points: very rare mannequin model with extraordinary original costume comprising gold metallic harem style pants, painted green heels with sculpted buckles, metallic tunic with applique white sequins in floral shapes, rhinestone sash necklace and bracelet, long white mohair “flottante� curls under elaborately feathered cap which matches the silk brocade cape with applied silk tassels, $2000/3000

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42. German All-Bisque Doll in Original Costume and Carriage for the French Market 12" (30 cm.) l. carriage. 5" doll. All-bisque with swivel head, dark blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, slightly-parted lips, teeth, brunette mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted black stockings, brown two-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890, for the French market. Value Points: the doll is lavishly costumed in long embroidered gown with ruffled bonnet, undergarments, and is resting in a wire-framed three-wheeled doll carriage with fabric sunshade. $800/1200

41. Beautiful French Bisque PoupĂŠe as Normandy Governess with All-Bisque Child 15" (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with very pale complexion, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupĂŠe body with gusset-jointing at hips, shapely legs and arms, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, two fingers repaired. Comments: Barrois, circa 1865. Value Points: most delicate bisque is dramatically contrasted by brilliant cobalt blue eyes, original body, and wearing original Normandy governess costume including jewelry, and carrying all-bisque doll with cobalt blue eyes, swivel head, closed mouth, jointed arms and legs,

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43. German Bisque Dollhouse Lady with Sculpted Hair and Superb Gown 6" (15 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with sculpted blonde hair waved from her face into rolled curls at her nape, painted bright blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, closed mouth, muslin body, bisque lower arms and legs, flat black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments; Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: elegant tiny lady with well-modeled hair, original body, and wearing original tulle gown with silk trim and flowers. $400/600


44. Petite French Bisque Poupée by Gaultier, Size 1, with Very Fine Original Costume 13" (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brilliant cobalt blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at shoulders and hips, bisque arms to above the elbows, curled fingers. Condition: generally excellent, restoration to two fingers on right hand. Marks: F 1 G. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1865. Value Points: rare petite size with maker’s signature, original body with bisque lower arms, wearing antique bronze silk ensemble with red silk fringe, undergarments, leather boots signed C.C. $2800/3500

45. Outstanding French Maitrise Model of Mahogany Staircase 20" (51 cm.) Of fine mahogany wood, a five-tiered spiral staircase is constructed with great cabinetry details, having fancily spindled railing, graduated width stair pads with rounded front edging which forms into a spiral decoration on the center pedestal; the staircase is mounted upon a matching wooden platform. Excellent condition. French, mid1800s, the fine woods and expert cabinetry work indicate its original production as a maitrise model by apprentice cabinetmaker seeking to earn his professional acceptance; although not originally produced as a child’s play object, it found its way in future years into that venue. This is a particularly fine example. $1700/2600

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46. Two Rare 18th Century French Doll Furnishings 14" (36 cm.) h. chest of drawers. Each is of light wood and with original rubbed-red finish with applique gilt paper edging and faux keyholes, and with delicate brass drawer pulls, and some drawers with original blue fabric lining. Included are tall four-drawer chest with mirrored cabinet above the drawers; and a dessert buffet cabinet with double drawers and bottom shelf. Excellent condition. French, late 18th century, from a series of doll furnishings and cabinets created during this era; the series was first collected by the noted French doll and toy historian Henri Rene d’Allemagne who presented photographs of them in his notable books featuring 18th century playthings. The furniture is very rare to find. $1200/1700

47. Pair, Miniature Portrait Paintings of Young Lady and Gentleman by Esther Crosson

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6" (15 cm.) x 5 ½" frames. 3"l. painting. Each is an oval painting on bone enclosed in brass frame and set in a deep set-back frame. The pair depict a young couple, the lady with three ringlet curls on each side of her forehead and a braided coronet at the crown, with gentle expression on the delicately blushed features, wearing blue velvet gown with draped bodice and pouf sleeves, signed Esther Crosson; and the gentleman with stern yet kindly features, thick brown hair with sideburns and brushed brows, and having shadow of beard, wearing black


great coat with white cravat, signed Esther Crosson 1844 (or 1894). Excellent condition. Early 1800s, very fine detail of portraiture, rare to find as matched couple. $800/1200

48. 19th Century French Child’s Chair with Fine Carving and Needlework Upholstery 27" (69 cm.) The carved wooden balloon-back chair with elaborate carving has upholstered needlework back and seat with metal studded trim. Excellent condition. French, mid-1800s. $400/600

49. Grand Early 19th Century Paper Mache Doll in Original Empire Gown for the French Market 33" (84 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head, sculpted short hair with deeply-modeled curls waved behind the fullysculpted ears, stippled details of feathering around the face, black glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes, impressed nostrils, brushstroked brows, closed mouth, original slender cloth body with stitch-shaped jointing, stitched and separated fingers, elongated limbs and defined high-waisted torso. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1840. Value Points: grand-sized poupĂŠe with very fine modeling and painting, beautifully sculpted hair, original body, and wearing exquisite original high-waisted gown. $1800/2500

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50. Delightful French Mechanical Circus Toy with Luxury Details 24" (61 cm.) overall length. 15"h. Arranged upon a metal frame with four metal spoked wheels is a team of four carved wooden horses in prancing poses, each with dappled painted coat, brown painted eyes, carved ears, leather saddle with applique trim. The two front horses are decorated with a wooden handled brass gong bell with dangling blue balls, and balanced on the two rear horses is a

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bisque head doll with blue glass eyes, closed mouth, wooden block torso, legs and hands, wearing jester costume with silver bells. When pulled along the horses bob up and down in a merry manner. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1885. Value Points: rare toy with luxury details of painting, and imaginative construction. $2500/3500


51. French Child’s Salon Chair with Silk Upholstery 29" (74 cm.) The salon chair with balloon-back shaping, curved arms, and cabriole legs has original rubbed gold leaf finish, and striped silk upholstery. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885. $500/700

52. Outstanding Grand-Size French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Rare Painted Teeth 32" (81 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades, very plump cheeks and chin, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, incised eyeliner, mauve-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with well-defined teeth between the shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, extended-length brunette mohair wig over cork pate, kid bébé body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, kid-over-wood upper arms, bisque lower arms and hands with separatelysculpted fingers, wearing exquisite antique bronze satin costume with red lace detailing, stockings, undergarments, and shoes. Condition: generally excellent, body especially sturdy, right thumb broken, one finger tip broken on left hand. Marks: (crescent/circle/dot symbol) Bru Jne 12 (head) Bte SGDG (forehead rim) Bru Jne No. 13 (shoulder plate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1878, with rare deposed mark on forehead rim, indicating its earliest production.Value Points: exceptionally rare grand luxury size allowing for full expression of the artistically-sculpted features, finest quality of bisque and painting, rare painted teeth, sturdy original body and fine antique costume. $18,000/26,000

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53. French Musical Automaton “Young Girl Blowing Kisses and Catching Her Breath” by Roullet et Decamps 24" (61 cm.) Standing upon a tapestry covered wooden base is a bisque head doll with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, brushstroked and feathered brows, lushly painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded outlined lips, pierced ears, auburn mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, right bisque lower arm. When wound, music plays and the doll turns her head side to side and nods, while her right hand, hidden inside a mohair muff, removes from the muff and extends toward her mouth as though blowing kisses; meanwhile her chest heaves up and down as though “breathing” or catching her breath. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 6 (head). Comments: Roullet et Decamps with bisque head by Emile Jumeau, circa 1890. Value Points: charming movements, especially the realistic breathing, are enhanced by the beautiful original aqua silk dress and matching bonnet, mohair muff. $6000/8500

54. French Musical Automaton “Young Lady at Her Dressing Table” by Leopold Lambert 22" (56 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered wooden base is a bisque-head doll with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth, shaded and outlined lips, row of teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms. The doll is standing alongside a wooden dressing table with silk and lace ruffled skirt and hinged oval mirror upon which is arranged a porcelain washbowl and pitcher set along with various toilette articles. When wound, the doll turns her head side to side and then upright, while she alternately powders her noise and lifts her hand mirror to gaze at her reflection. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: L.B. (key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, with bisque head by Emile Jumeau, circa 1890. Value Points: enchanting and beautifully-presented automaton, the bébé is wearing a luxury ivory satin dress and bonnet, has original paper tune label with two tunes including La Valse Bleu; music and mechanism function well. $6500/8500

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55. Rare German Bisque Glass-Eyed Art Character “Marie” by Kammer and Reinhardt 18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, small brown glass sleep eyes, fringed upper lashes, onestroke brows, accented nostrils of rounded nose, closed mouth with very full outlined lips, brunette human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish, retouch on hands. Marks: K*R 101 46. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, from the firm’s art character series, the model marketed as “Marie”. Value Points: very fine bisque and painting on the rare glasseyed variation of the 101 model, the doll wears antique mariner costume, straw hat, and saddle shoes. $4000/6500

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9" (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass inset eyes, painted lower lashes, short single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips blonde mohair wig, composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips, painted white socks and two-strap brown shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 117/A 23. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1915, their model marketed as “Mein Liebling” (my darling). Value points: rare petite size of the pensive-face “darling” child, original costume. $800/1100

11" (28 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, short brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SH 3 949. Comments: Simon & Halbig, circa 1885. Value Points: especially pretty closed mouth doll in diminutive size, original body and body finish, wearing original well-detailed folklore costume and bonnet, and is preserved in impeccable original condition. $900/1300


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58. Early German Mohair Teddy Bear by Steiff with Button in Ear 13" (33 cm.) Champagne-colored mohair teddy bear has swivel head, elongated jointed limbs, painted snout with brown embroidery, stitched-on ears, black shoe button eyes, felt paw pads, hump back, and with original button in ear. Generally excellent. Germany, Steiff, circa 1915, wonderful condition with great personality. $800/1100

59. Rare Large German Bisque Character, Glass-eyed 112, by Kammer and Reinhardt in Wonderful Costume 19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head depicting a slightly-older lad, small brown glass sleep eyes in deeply-set sockets, fringed upper lashes, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth modeled as though open with defined space between the lips and two painted upper teeth, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 112 49. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912. Value Points: the rare glass-eyed version of the 112 art character, in rare-to-find larger size, has superb bisque and sculpting, very artistic painting of lips and shading and glaze, and is wearing a superb antique boy’s costume of green khaki wool with jacket, knickers and cap, along with shirt and tie, socks, and black leather shoes. $8000/11,000

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60. German All-Bisque Googly with Modeled Head Scarf in the Kewpie Genre 6" (15 cm.) All-bisque figure of googly-eyed character in standing pose, left foot forward, arms upraised in delight, with painted blue side-glancing googly eyes, painted upper lashes, impish smile, modeled forelock, sculpted red wings, sculpted white striped head shawl with long streamers thrown over his shoulders, and a brown open-top container at his back legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1925, the model is known by collectors as “Careful of His Voice”. Value Points: charming Kewpie-like character with excellent bisque and modeling. $300/500

61. Rare German All-Bisque Fireman Kewpie with Red Helmet 4 ½" (11 cm.) One-piece all-bisque head, torso and legs, loop-jointed arms with starfish-shaped hands, sculpted red fireman’s helmet with wide brim and black shield with raised numbers “206”, painted side-glancing googly eyes, dash brows, painted lashes, wide impish smile, blue modeled wings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kewpie Germany (original paper shield label on chest). Comments: Kewpie, designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1912. Value Points: rare “Fireman Kewpie” model with original label, and original red silk ribbon bow. $500/800

62. German All-Bisque Kewpie in Sculpted Blue Overalls and Sun Hat 4 ½" (11 cm.) One-piece bisque head, torso and legs, loop-jointed bisque arms with starfish-shaped hands, sculpted widebrimmed “woven” sun hat and blue overall trousers with pink straps, white shirt, and painted side-glancing eyes with black upper curly lashes, forelock curl, blue wings, bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: O’Neill. Comments: Kewpie, designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1910.Value Points: rare model with wonderfully-painted overalls. $500/800

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4" (10 cm.) One-piece all-bisque head, torso and legs, loop-jointed bisque arms with starfish-shaped hands, sculpted blue policeman’s helmet with black brim and white medallion, painted side-glancing googly eyes, upper lashes, dash


brows, wide impish smile, blue wings. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany from original designs by Rose O’Neill, circa 1912. Value Points: rare impish Kewpie with sculpted policeman’s cap. $400/500

64. AllOriginal German All-Bisque Googly, 189, in Extravagant Cossack Costume 6" (15 cm.) (excluding hat) Bisque swivel head on kidedged bisque torso, brown glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, painted long curly lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils of rounded button-shaped nose, closed mouth with impish smile, loopjointed bisque arms and legs, painted white socks and black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 189 3/0. Comments: Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: the impish-faced googly wears its original very elaborate costume inspired by Russian costumes of the Ballet Russe which were then popular, and includes an elaborate headdress encrusted with large “jewels” and “diamonds”. $1100/1500

65. Delightful and Rare German Bisque Googly, Model 131, by Kammer and Reinhardt 15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial shape and chubby cheeks, very large round blue glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, thick dark eyeliner, short feathered brows, pug nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with little watermelon-slice-shaped smile, impressed dimples at lip corners, rosy cheeks, double chin, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed chubby toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique boy’s costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 131 38 Germany. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1918. Value Points: rare model with most wonderful impish expression, grand large googly eyes, very choice bisque, original toddler body and body finish. $6000/8000

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66. Rare French Porcelain Poupée "Henriette" with Trunk and Trousseau for the Paris Doll Shop of D’Autremont 17" (43 cm.) Pinktinted porcelain shoulder head with very plump face, narrow cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, 66. feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, kid-over-wooden upper arms, porcelain arms to above the elbows, sculpted curled fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D’Autremont Paris 6 rue du Dauphin (oval stamp on torso). Comments: the early poupée, presented in the toy shop of D’Autremont, circa 1860, was likely commissioned from Blampoix. Value Points: very rare store label, an indication of the fine quality of poupée which this is, wearing early pique gown and matching coat, undergarments, stockings, leather boots signed C.P. and early bonnet. Along with her original trunk with label of "Bouvier, Articles de Voyage", and with an extensive original trousseau including linen dress with pique jacket, Scottish plaid two-piece gown with matching cape, black silk gown, taffeta checkered pinafore dress, black velvet jacket, hooded cape, purple taffeta cape with beaded trim, extensive undergarments including chemisette embroidered H.L. and bustle back. Along with accessories including six early milliner’s bonnets, two bone-handled parasols, woven basket, leather purse with watch face, fan, brush, and more, and with an embroidered needlework sampler, and with her own smaller doll, "Antoinette" with sculpted hair, painted features, French kid body and antique costume and bonnet. Included is a provenance detailing the life of the dolls, named Henriette and Antoinette by their original owner Delphine Lemoine of Passy, France, who was born in 1852. $8000/11,000

67. Early French Burled Mahogany Dressing Table with Grey Marble Top 20" (51 cm.) including mirror. The mahogany dressing table with beautifully-grained burled veneers has a single deep drawer, lower shelf, bracket frame with hinged mirror and grey marble top. Excellent condition. French, circa 1840. $400/600

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wig over original Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 5 (incised) Le Parisien Bte SGDG (black stamp on head) Le Petit Parisien (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1888.Value Points: the petite bébé has original body and body finish, original soft curly wig, very deep paperweight eyes, and is preserved with her original trunk along with four original dresses, undergarments including bébé stays, bonnets, and accessories. $3200/4500

69. Collection of Five German All-Bisque Miniature Dolls in Military Costumes 4 ½" (11 cm.) Each has bisque swivel head on bisque torso, blue glass inset eyes painted features, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, jointed bisque arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1890. Value Points: each doll is wearing factory original military costume. $500/800

70. Four German All-Bisque Dolls Depicting Gentlemen and Boys 3 ½" (9 cm.) largest. Each is all-bisque with sculpted hair and moustache, painted facial features and shoes, jointed arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: included is rare Admiral with sculpted moustache and Admiral’s cap, and original felt woolen costume; grey-haired man with moustache with original costume; and two small children. $300/500

68. French Bisque Bébé, Figure A, by Jules Steiner with Trunk and Trousseau 12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, thickly-fringed brows with feathering, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair 69.

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71. French Mechanical Pull-Toy “Farmer Boy with Hummingbird” 12" (30 cm.) overall. Standing upon a wooden platform with metal spoked wheels and painted base to simulate grassy ground cover, is a bisque head doll with blue glass eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig, carton torso and legs, painted Dutch style shoes, bisque forearms, farm boy costume, and holding a pitchfork and basket of flowers. In front of the boy is a grassy mound with appliqued flowers and fruits, centered by an, admittedly over-sized, hummingbird. When the toy is pulled along, the boy turns his head side to side and waves the pitchfork as though to scare away the


bird, which flits back and forth, pecking at the growing food in the farmer’s garden. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1890, a series of amusing mechanical vignette toys were created by one firm, as yet unidentified, but all with identical platforms and mechanical systems. $1100/1500

72. All-Original French Bébé Character, 237, by SFBJ 15" (38 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, brown glass “jewel” inset eyes, dark eyeliner, brown painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, accented lips, four teeth, flocked hair, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 237 Paris 4. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1912. Value Points: wonderful expression with deep modeling around the eyes, original flocked hair, slightly smiling expression, and wearing factoryoriginal woolen three-piece suit with matching cap, socks, leather shoes. $1200/1500

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four plates, four soup bowls, large platter, lidded footed tureen, lidded casserole, two cups and saucers, two footed compotes, two bowls, and various glasses and glass serving dishes, and cutlery. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890, the cabinet is in perfectly-preserved unplayed with condition. $1200/1500

75. All-Original French Wooden Dining Table for Dolls with a Bountiful Banquet 8" (20 cm.) h. 13"l. The oval-shaped walnut wooden table with beveled edge has fancilyshaped spindled legs and original green paper cover edged with gold embossed paper. The table is set with sixteen cardboard plates and platters, each laden with a realistically sculpted and painted paper mache food, including roast hams and turkeys, lobster, mousse, cake, and more. Excellent condition, all original. French, circa 1890. $1100/1500

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73. Rare Pair of All-Original French Bisque Googly Dolls, Models 245, by SFBJ in Brittany Costumes 8" (20 cm.) Each has bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, googly-shaped blue glass sleep and side-glancing eyes, accent dots at eye corners and nostrils, painted long curly upper lashes, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with modeled teeth, mohair wig, five-piece paper mache body with painted socks and brown shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: SFBJ, the model 245 in rare size 0, circa 1915. Value Points: the impish pair with brilliant blue googly eyes are all-original, especially fine impressed laughter lines on chubby cheeks, fine quality of bisque, original bodies and body finish, and wearing original matching boy and girl well-detailed elaborate folklore costume of Brittany. $3000/4500

74. All-Original French Doll-Size Wooden Cupboard with Dishes and Cutlery 24" (61 cm.) h. 13"w. The wooden doll cupboard is elaborately-constructed with glass door upper cabinets flanked and surmounted by elaborate shelving, above lower cupboard with two working silverware drawers and double doors. The cabinet maintains its original arrangement of porcelain and silver dinner service and cutlery for four, all of the pieces still tied to the cabinet. The porcelain dishes are decorated with blue and rose flowers and leaves, and include

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14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, rose blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, French paper mache body with jointing at shoulders, elbows and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG A 7 Paris (head) Le Petit Parisien (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1890. Value Points: pretty shy-faced bébé with original lovely bisque, original body and body finish, fine antique costume. $2200/2800

77. French White Fur and Paper Mache Salon Dog as Candy Container 8" (20 cm.) The paper mache dog, in reclining pose, is lavishly-covered in white fur, with shaved face and paws, leather upright ears, amber glass eyes, black painted nose. The head removes for access to the candy container interior. Near mint condition. French, circa 1885, from a series of luxury candy boxes in the shapes of animals, furnishings, and such, presented by prestige Parisian candy stores. $400/600


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78. Luxury French Softpaste Dinner Service in Presentation Box by CBG for Au Paradis des Enfants 23" (58 cm.) x 16". The wooden boxed dinner service with blue embossed paper cover and gilt lettering “Service Faience” on lid along with CBG indicia, hinges open to multi-tiered interior; the box with original paper lining and with cream softpaste dinner service for four with bordered designs, comprising large lidded tureen, two smaller lidded serving bowls, two footed compotes, platters, relish dishes, four plates and soup bowls, cutlery including bone-handled knives, napkin rings, and menu cards, each still attached to original box, many with original pink silk bows. The box has original label of the prestige Parisian toy store of Au Paradis des Enfants which sold the set. Excellent unplayed with condition. French, circa 1885, Cuperly, Blondel and Gerbeau (CBG). $900/1300

79. Most Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Leon Casimir Bru with Original Costume and Signed Bru Shoes 17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with sculpted bosom and shoulderblades, very plump cheeks and chin, pale blue paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue outer rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with shaded outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid bébé body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, curved kid arms, bisque forearms with sculpted and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 5 (head) Bru Jne No. 5 (shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1880, the transitional model has the gentle expression of early Brevete Bru and markings of the classic Bru Jne. Value Points: most beautiful early model of Bru bébé has exemplary bisque and painting, splendid eyes, original near perfect body and bisque hands, and wears original patterned rose silk dress with matching cap, undergarments, woven stockings and leather shoes impressed “Bru Jne Paris” in oval. $14,000/19,000 78 box label

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80. French Wooden Doll’s Armoire with Original Linen-Fitted Interior from Au Nain Bleu 20" (51 cm.) h. The wooden armoire in the Charles X style has elegantly-curved crest, double doors with paneled details and lock and key, single drawer with very elaborate gilded metal drawer pulls, and is fitted with linens, dainties, table covers, and fabric pieces, each with original rose silk ribbon ties. The original label on the back indicates that the luxury toy was sold in the Parisian doll and toy shop of Au Nain Bleu. Excellent original condition of cabinet and contents. French, circa 1890. $1100/1500

81. Beautiful and All-Original German Bisque Doll by Gebruder Heubach 12" (30 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque shoulder head with heart-shaped face, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth with outlined lips, impressed dimples in bottom lip, and at lip corners and philtrum, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, pink kid pin-jointed body with composition and wooden fully-jointed arms and composition lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3 (Heubach sunburst mark). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: especially beautiful doll with choice bisque and painting, original wig, body, and wearing very fine original white cotton and lace dress, undergarments, bonnet, stockings, pink twill shoes. $900/1200

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82. German Bisque Miniature Doll. Model 979, by Simon & Halbig with Trunk and Trousseau 8" (20 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, slightly-parted lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 979 0. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: the little doll, rare model in this size, is preserved in her original trunk with pink-twill-covering, wearing antique lavender cotton dress, with undergarments, leather slippers, and silk bonnet; and also owns five additional dresses or ensembles, bonnet, and carries her own little sculpted hair bisque doll. $900/1400

83. All-Bisque Mignonette in Original Costume with Matching Bonnet for the French Market

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4 ½" (11 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kidedged bisque torso, bright blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white stockings with blue rims, brown two-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1890.Value Points: the pretty little girl wears original flowered cotton dress with lace trim that matches the trim on petticoat and panties, and with matching flower-print bonnet with blue silk bow. $500/800

84. Very Beautiful Sonneberg Bisque Closed Mouth Doll with Fine Original Costume 11" (28 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, rose blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3. Comments: Sonneberg, for the French market, the doll bears remarkable resemblance to early portrait bébé by Jumeau, circa 1880.Value Points: gorgeous doll with entrancing eyes and decorations, original body, body finish, wig, and beautiful original dress, matching multilayered undergarments, lace frou-frou bonnet, leather shoes. $1100/1500

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85. Very Rare French Musical Automaton “Peddler at the Seaside Market” Attributed to Gustav Vichy 14" (36 cm.) Seated on the edge of a paper mache rock is a bisque swivel-head woman with bisque shoulderplate, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly painted long lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, paper mache torso with modeled bosom and legs in bent seated pose, metal upper arms, bisque forearms. A paper mache basket with sculpted fish on the lid to suggest a full basket of fish is attached to the rock, and the woman holds a fish net with three tin fish in her hands. When wound, she turns her head side to side, nods, lifts the fish net she holds, and the basket lid opens as though she is offering fresh fish to the passers-by. Condition: generally excellent, music and motion function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 4. Comments: French, circa 1890, attributed to Vichy. Value Points: rare automaton with beautiful face and eyes that enhance the daily life activity, the lady with original costume and accessories. No other example of this piece, possibly a unique commissioned automaton, is known. $6000/8500

86. French Bisque Bébé in Store-Original Costume by Denamur 10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth,

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blonde mohair wig, cork pate, paper mache body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent, Marks: E.D. 1. Comments: Etienne Denamur, circa 1890. Value Points: alloriginal petite doll is wearing factory-original silk and lace costume, bonnet, stockings and black leather shoes. $700/900

87. French Musical Automaton “Girl Riding a Donkey at the Windmill” by Gustav Vichy 18" (46 cm.) A country scene vignette features a bisque head doll with painted features, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, bisque limbs, bare feet, original cotton dress, is seated upon a paper mache donkey. The donkey is standing on a paper mache base to suggest a country scene, and mill tower at one side with wooden windmills. When wound, music plays, the donkey’s head bobs up and down, the windmills turned, and window of the tower opens while a bisque headed boy with blue glass eyes peeks out his head. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, attributed to Vichy, circa 1885. Value Points: all-original automaton functions well, has three amusing motions, and is rarely found. $6000/8500

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88. French Walnut Recamier with Original Tufted Burgundy Velvet Upholstery 25" (64 cm.) The walnut framed recamier has beautiful carving on the base and head rest, forming into a railing at the back with fancy spindles; and is upholstered with deeply tufted burgundy velvet and edged with gold cording. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880, a rare style with original upholstery. $1200/1500

89. Early French Bisque BĂŠbĂŠ by Jules Steiner with Original Costume 14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial shape, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading and darker outer iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, rounded nose with accent dots, closed mouth with shaded lips and upturned lip corners, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over original Steiner pate, Steiner composition and wooden fullyjointed body with straight wrists, cupped hands. Condition: generally excellent, original body with some scuffing of original 89 detail

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finish. Marks: Sie C 0 (head) (partial original label on back torso). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1878. Value Points: rare early model with tentative shy expression, beautifully-painted lips, original body, antique costume of magenta silk dress and matching bonnet, undergarments, socks, shoes. $3000/3800

90. French Mechanical Toy “Spanish Dancer with Tambourine” by Vichy 12" (30 cm.) Standing upon a green tin platform base with three spoked wheels is a bisque-headed doll with brown glass enamel eyes, richly painted dark lashes and brows, closed mouth, black mohair wig, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, wearing original gold silk satin dress with magenta and black lace trim, and carrying a red silk twill-edged tambourine with brass bells. When wound, the wheeled platform moves forward, then twirls, then repeats, while the girl turns her head from side to side and waves the tambourine. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: G. Vichy Paris (on mechanism). Comments: Gustav Vichy, circa 1875. Value Points: all original early toy with wonderful vibrant costume and charming activity. $3000/4000

91. Two Mid-1800s French Luxury Candy Boxes 4" (10 cm.) diam. The round candy container boxes include gilt-edged box with lithographed scene of mountain and lake, and a box with a glass-topped lid having die-cut edging and with unusual scene of woman sighting a moon scene through a telescope. Excellent condition. French, mid-1800s. $300/500

92. Charming French Musical Automaton “Peasant and His Piglet” by Roullet et Decamps 21" (53 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered base is a bisque-headed boy with amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted long lashes, brushstroked feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, composition lower arms. When wound, the little boy turns his head side to side, and then nods, as he extends his right arm, holding a baby bottle, toward his baby pig which is being held in his left arm; periodically the baby pig flaps his ears up and down in delight, and music plays. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau. Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1890, the model appeared in the firm’s early catalog as number 295, titled “Paysan et son Couchon” (peasant and his piglet). Value Points: the delightful automaton has original silk costume and accessories, especially beautiful face with splendid eyes, music and motion function well. $6500/8500

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93. Early French Musical Automaton “Le Violiniste” by Phalibois with Blinking Eyes and Tapping Foot 10" (25 cm.) seated. 14" overall including base. Seated upon a green velvet base which is attached to a wooden base containing mechanism, is a paper mache man with brown glass eyes, painted features, open mouth with wide smiling expression and double row of teeth, white mohair wig, carton torso and legs with bent knees, wire upper arms, wooden hands, wearing original blue silk costume with soutache trim, silk vest, green velvet cap and holding a wooden violin and bow. When wound, and string pulled, he nods and rolls his head, his eyes blink side to side, he strums the violin in a very realistic manner, and he taps his right foot, while music plays. A brass plaque attached to the front of the base reads “Le Violiniste, Automate de Phalibois Vers 1860”. Condition: generally excellent, small tear in pants, mechanism and music function well. Comments: Jean Phalibois, circa 1865. Value Points: charming early automaton with wonderful face and intricate realistic movements. $4500/6500

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94. Very Rare French Amber-Tinted Bisque Poupée Depicting Asian Lady by Gaultier in Original Exhibition Costume 17" (43 cm.) Amber-tinted bisque swivel head on amber-tinted bisque shoulder plate, small brown glass inset eyes with dark eyeliner, painted lashes, black feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, unpierced ears, very firmly-stuffed kid poupée body with shapely torso, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, amber-tinted bisque arms to above the elbows. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F. 4 G. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1865, few Gaultier models from this era bear the maker’s initials, this and the uniqueness of the Asian model indicate a special commission doll, probably for the 1867 Paris International Exposition. Value Points: very rare doll with gorgeous complexion and painting, rare signature, very sturdy original body whose rare bisque arms have matching amber tinted complexion, and outstanding original Asian costume including attached headdress and silk shoes for bound feet. $9000/11,500

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95. French Bisque PoupĂŠe with Smiling Expression in Vignette Scene 14" (36 cm.) x 12". Bisque head with very plump cheeks and chin, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with upturned lip corners in gentle smile, the doll, costumed as Carmelite nun, is posed kneeling before a shelved arrangement of flowers and candles, and the surrounding walls are covered with original papers, miniature scenes, and hand-lettered inspirational phrases. Excellent condition. French, circa 1860, the poignant scene is centered by a bisqueheaded nun with especially expressive face. $2200/2800

96. Grand French Paper Mache PoupĂŠe with Fine Early Costume, and Original Wooden Case 34" (86 cm.) Solid domed paper mache shoulder head, heartshaped face and elongated strong throat, painted black pate, enamel inset eyes with heavily-modeled eyelids, painted lashes and feathered brows, strong aquiline nose with impressed nostrils, slightly-parted lips of open mouth, two rows

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of tiny teeth, blushed cheeks, French hand-stitched human hair wig. Condition: generally excellent, few typical repairs on kid. Comments: French, circa 1830, the grand size and portrait like features indicate the luxury production of the doll, likely for an exhibition. Value Points: fine original finish enhances the portrait like

qualities of the lady, especially notable sculpting of nose and chin, and with original body and wearing original cotton gown with transfer designs, matching cape, embroidered collar, velvet plush bonnet, and with original wooden traveling case in which the doll has been preserved for nearly two centuries. $2500/3500

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98. Grand French Bisque Bébé by Rabery and Delphieu in Antique Gentleman’s Costume with Walking Stick 97. French Paper Mache Jester with Topknot, Wonderful Costume on Chair 35" (89 cm.) seated. The paper mache jester is posed seated on a wooden slatseated chair with metal frame, with very expressive facial features and painted clown decorations, sculpted hair with high pointed topknot curl, and with painted costume decorated with applied sequins and “jewels” and with striped velvet shorts, painted silver leggings, orange slippers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, mid-1800s. Value Points: very rare jester figure with wonderful expression and pose, and having extravagantly decorated original costume. $2000/2800

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31" (79 cm.) Bisque socket head, large amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, incised eyeliner, brushstroked brows with feathering and decorative glaze, rose blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, shaded and outlined lips, heart-shaped upper lip, deeply-impressed chin and philtrum dimples, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: R 5 D. Comments: Rabery and Delphieu, circa 1886. Value Points: grand size with dramatic large brown eyes, choice bisque and painting, original body and body finish, and wearing antique costume comprising green velvet pants, black velvet vest and jacket with soutache embroidery and silk buttons, lace jabot, black felt top hat, stockings, shoes, and with ebony and bone-tipped walking stick. $6000/8500


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99. French Bisque Polichinelle in Original Rose Silk Costume 14" (36 cm.) (excluding hat). Bisque head, brilliant blue glass deep paperweight eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with decorative glaze, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, cloth firmly-stuffed body with stitch-jointing, bisque lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1885. Value Points all-original Polichinelle with brilliant eyes, wears original rose satin costume with silver metallic braid, pom-pom trim, ruffled collar, glued on slippers, matching silk brimmed hat. $1400/1900

100. Grand-Sized French Sedan Chair with Silk Tufted Interior 35" (89 cm.) h. x 17"w. x 16"d. The wooden framed sedan chair has rich silk brocade cover with braid trim, and beautiful curved shape to sides and roof, with opening door at the front, and beveled glass windows allaround, having tassel trim, and deeply tufted ivory satin interior. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885. $1200/1600

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101. German Handwind Musical Arrangement, “The Garden Party” by Zinner and Sohne 16" (41 cm.) Arranged upon a stage-like setting with hand-painted mountain background scene and paper mache ground cover, are six bisque head dolls with blue glass eyes, painted features, blonde mohair wig, wooden block torsos and lower limbs, and wearing original costumes. When the porcelain knob at the front is turned, music plays, and the dolls play their little instruments and dance about. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Zinner and Sohne, circa 1890. Value Points: the charming vignette is well-preserved, is especially luxurious with six dolls and fanciful background scene and accessories. $1800/2800

102. French Mechanical Toy “The Flower Seller” Attributed to Vichy 9" (23 cm.) A bisque shoulderhead doll with large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, carton body with bisque hands posed upon the wooden cart handles is standing behind a three-wheeled wooden cart filled with silk flowers. When wound, the doll walks forward, pushing the cart. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, attributed to Vichy, circa 1870. Value Points: the doll wears original silk and velvet costume, and has luxury detail of construction of cart. $2500/3500

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103. Beautiful German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll Attributed to Kling with Fine Original Costume 13" (33 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead, brown glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with very full outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig in hip-length braids, commercial cloth stitchjointed body, bisque lower arms and hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: attributed to Kling, circa 1885.Value Points: pristine original condition of the beautiful closed mouth doll, luxury wig, wearing original traditional costume with fine lace coiffe and bead encrusted bodice. $900/1400

104. All-Original French Mechanical Toy of Three Little Boys 15" (38 cm.) l. 8"h. A bisque head boy with blue glass paperweight inset eyes has painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, brunette human hair, carton torso, wire upper arms and legs, bisque lower arms and legs, blue silk boots, and is wearing blue silk costume is attached to a metal rod which extends to also attach to two

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smaller bisque head dolls with silk costumes. The frame has three metal spoked wheels, which, when wound, cause the larger doll to rapidly “run”, designed to appear as though the children are playing “giddyup horsey”. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism functions well. Comments: French, circa 1885.Value Points: rare little doll with amusing activity, in well-preserved condition. $900/1300

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11" (28 cm.) x 7". A heavy card stock box has removable lid, and the front hinges down to reveal a bed/sitting room, with lithographed paper “wood” floor and “carpets”, papered walls with gilt paper edging. The room has attached lithographs of scenes with gilded paper frames, and is furnished with wooden furnishings having blue silk upholstery and gilt edging, comprising, day bed with canopy and lace curtains, pedestal table and six chairs, fireplace mantel with gilded metal clock, dressing table with attached mirror. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1890.Value Points: the diminutive little room with luxury furnishings is in fine unplayed with condition, its contents still tied into original arrangement. $1200/1500

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pup, Doodledog, posed on back haunches and with turned head, the white pup has brown shaded spots, painted sideglancing googly eyes, freckled whiskers, blue wings; one Doodledog is posed atop 107. the lid of a rounded bisque jar. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c (in black circle stamp). Comments: Germany, from designs by Rose O’Neill, circa 1910. Value Points: endearing Doodledog, presented here in two great variations. $600/900

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106. German All-Bisque Kewpie Holding a Teddy Bear 5 ½" (14 cm.) All-bisque figurine of Kewpie standing alongside an Art Nouveau bisque vase, holding a brown flocked-finish teddy bear in his arms, at which he is shyly side-glancing, the Kewpie with topknot and blue wings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c (in black stamp circle). Comments: Germany, from designs by Rose O’Neill, circa 1912. Value Points: rare action Kewpie with endearing expression. $400/600

107. Two German all-Bisque Doodledogs Designed by Rose O’Neill 3" (8 cm.) Each is all-bisque figure of the popular storybook

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5" (13 cm.) All-bisque figure depicts a standing Kewpie posed on grassy ground alongside a tree trunk with green leaves, the Kewpie holding a broom in his clasped hands, and with side-glancing eyes, topknot, blue wings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. (in circle). Comments: Germany, from original design by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: rare model with amusing theme. $400/600

109. German All-Bisque Kewpie with Money Bag 5" (13 cm.) One-piece all-bisque figure of standing Kewpie, posed upon a yellow bisque base, appearing to pull the drawstrings of a large blue money bag, the Kewpie is appealingly leaning to the side, and has topknot, blue wings, and side-glancing eyes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1912, designed by Rose O’Neill. Value

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110. Petite German All-Bisque Kewpie with Champagne Bottle

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2" (5 cm.) One-piece bisque figure of Kewpie posed standing with right foot kicking outward, and a large champagne bottle held in his hand; the bottle has original slit for placement of place card. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c (in black circle stamp). Comments: Germany, circa 1915, from a series of miniature Kewpies designed as place card holders for party tables. Value Points: an especially rare champagne bottle novelty Kewpie. $200/300

112. German All-Bisque Kewpie with Broom and Dust Bin 5" (13 cm.) One-piece all-bisque figure of standing Kewpie, posed with head slightly tilted to the side, clasping a brown-handled broom in his hands, and with a dust bin at his side. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c (in black circle stamp). Comments: Germany, circa 1912, from designs by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: larger action Kewpie with well-modeled accessories. $400/500

111. German All-Bisque Kewpie Seated on Blue Chair with Mandolin 4" (10 cm.) A tiny all-bisque seated Kewpie is posed upon a high ladderback chair, clasping a mandolin, his head tilted downward, the Kewpie with topknot, blue wings, side-glancing eyes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. (black stamp in circle). Comments: Germany, circa 1912, from designs by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: charming diminutive Kewpie figure. $300/500

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113. Three German All-Bisque Kewpies in Original Crepe Paper Costumes 4 ½" (11 cm.) Each is all-bisque classic standing Kewpie with jointed arms, modeled topknot, side-glancing eyes, blue wings. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake on foot of football Kewpie. Comments: Germany, circa 1915, from a rare series of originally-costumed Kewpies with crepe paper costumes. Value Points: included is Kewpie Football Player with helmet, Kewpie Nurse with cap and uniform, and Irish Kewpie with crepe paper umbrella and snake. $500/800

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115. Two Rare Grand-Sized German All-Bisque Kewpies 12" (30 cm.) and 10". Each is classic standing Kewpie with one-piece head, torso and legs, loopjointed arms with starfish-shaped hands, topknot, side curls, and forelock curl, blue wings, large googly side-glancing eyes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: O’Neill (impressed on feet bottom). Comments: Germany, from Rose O’Neill design, circa 1910.Value Points: rare largest size of the all-bisque Kewpie which has original red paper shield label on chest. $800/1200

114. Set of Four German All-Bisque Holiday Kewpies 2" (5 cm.) Each is an all-bisque figure of seated Kewpie, posed in various manners such as hand on knee, hand at waist, and arms outstretched. Each Kewpie holds a bisque object emblematic of various holidays, including Valentine heart, Bunny in egg, Jack-o-Lantern, and Turkey. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, from designs by Rose O’Neill, circa 1915. Value Points: charming holiday themed action Kewpies. $700/1100

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116. German All-Bisque Kneeling Kewpie with Basket 4" (10 cm.) One-piece bisque figure of Kewpie posed kneeling, his arms outstretched and with spread fingers, and head inclined downward and to the side, and with a large bisque basket attached at his back, Kewpie with topknot, blue wings and side-glancing eyes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c (black circle stamp). Comments: Germany, circa 1912, from original designs by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: rare Kewpie novelty with most captivating pose. $400/600


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117. Three Tiny German All-Bisque Seated Kewpies 2" (5 cm.) Each is one-piece bisque figure of a seated Kewpie, with classic features of topknot, blue wings, sideglancing eyes, and having arms posed in various manners, including Kewpie clasping a rose bud, Kewpie turning the pages of a book posed on his lap, and Kewpie with right arm on his hip, holding a Valentine heart. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c. (in black circle stamp). Value Points: the charming trilogy with variations in pose and accessories. $400/700

118. Rare German Bisque Painted Eye Character, 130, by Wislizensus with Superb Sculpting 25" (64 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, lightly-

painted boyish hair, over-sized ears, painted facial features, small pale blue eyes, thick black upper eyeliner, rounded nose, closed mouth modeled as though open with outlined lips, composition and wooden balljointed body, antique boy’s costume including plaid wooden hooded coat. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: W.S.K. 130 Germany. Comments: Adolf Wislizensus, circa 1911, from the rare series of art character dolls introduced in that year under the new directorship of Hans Heincke. The art character dolls of Kammer and Reinhardt and Gebruder Heubach mostly controlled the market share, so few buyers were found for Wislizensus art dolls; production was very small and for a short period only making them very rare today. Value Points: rare model with outstanding bisque and sculpting especially the impressed double-dimples at each cheek, crinkles at eye corners, and double chin. $1800/2500

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119. Two German All Bisque Miniature Twins, Model 133, by Kestner 7" (18 cm.) Each is all-bisque with swivel head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and brows, open mouth, tiny teeth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs with painted white stockings and black shoes with little bows. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 133. Comments: Kestner, circa 1900. Value Points: the pretty blueeyed pair are posed in an antique box along with additional costume elements, each owning a little fleeced lamb. $600/900

120. German All-Bisque Blue Stocking Girl by Simon and Halbig 7 ½" (19 cm.) Bisque swivel head on bisque torso, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, two square-cut upper teeth and one lower, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted knee-high blue stockings, and black five-strap heeled shoes with little bows. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 3 H. (model number is illegible). Comments: Simon & Halbig, circa 1885. Value Points: beautiful dreamy-eyed child has fine quality of bisque, original silk antique costume, undergarments with matched lace trim, matching straw bonnet. $800/1200

121. Large German All-Bisque Miniature Doll, Model 886, by Simon and Halbig 120.

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9" (23 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, row of porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, peg-

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jointed bisque arms and legs, painted blue mid-thigh stockings and black heeled shoes with two laces and bows. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 886 S 5 H. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: rare large size all-bisque doll with blue stockings, wearing antique multi-layered costume and bonnet. $1100/1500

122. French Bisque Bébé, Figure A, by Jules Steiner in Lovely Antique Costume 20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked fringed brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-


jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Fre A 13 (head) Le Petit Parisien Bébé Steiner Medaille d’Or Paris 1889. (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1890. Value Points: especially fine painting of complexion and features on the shyfaced bébé, with original wig, pate, body, body finish, and choice antique dress and matching bonnet, shoes, undergarments. $3000/4000

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123. Wonderful French Paper Mache and Curly Mohair Goat with Rare Carved Horns 22" (56 cm.) h. 20"l. The paper mache goat is lavishly covered with white curly mohair "fur", and has a texturedshaved face and legs, with large inset blue glass eyes, carved definition of nose and mouth, wooden feet with tiny hidden wheels for pull-along play, leather ears, blue and ivory silk ribbon trim with tiny brass bells, and an extravagant pair of carved wooden horns. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875, a luxury presentation including rare carved horns of the popular animal toy in wonderfully-preserved condition. $1200/1800

124. Pair, German All-Bisque Bonnet Dolls with Color Variations 6" (15 cm.) Each is all-bisque with one-piece head, torso and legs, pinjointed bisque arms, and each has sculpted ruffled brim bonnet with large decorative bow, long flowing blonde curls, painted facial features, painted white socks and blue ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, Hertwig, circa 1890. Value Points: the twins vary only in their bonnets, one with yellow-bow lavender bonnet, and the other with orange-bow pale green bonnet. $300/500

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125. Beautiful French Bisque Wooden-Bodied PoupĂŠe with Trunk, Trousseau and Toilette Table 18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accented lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, swivel-jointed wrists. Condition: generally excellent, some rubs on original wooden body. Comments: French, circa 1867. Value Points: the beautiful wooden-bodied poupĂŠe wears lovely lavender costume and matching bonnet, leather shoes marked C.C., and owns an early trunk with labeled compartments for Bijoux, Gants (gloves), and Epingles (hair ornaments), along with an extensive trousseau comprising blue woolen coat with capelet collar and scalloped edge, blue linen beach dress, brown linen suit with long jacket and white blouse, taupe cashmere walking suit with purple ruffles; white lawn day dress, silk fitted jacket, white cotton day dress with demi-train (and matching petticoat), six undergarments, white embroidered jacket, three collars, chemisette, sleevelets, hooded cape, silk skirt and numerous accessories including leather strap flannel blanket, wooden hat box with muslin snood and black velvet ribbons, brown and blue silk bone-handled parasol in original box (silk frail), black silk parasol with bone handle (silk frail), leather purse, kidskin gloves, two hair combs, mirror, and six fancy bonnets (one with Paris label) in various styles. Included is an early rosewood dressing table with grey marble top and hinged mirror. $8000/12,000

126. French Gilded Wicker Sewing Basket with Aqua Silk Decorations 9" (23 cm.) x 6". Beautifullywoven sewing basket with gilded finish has green silk cushion with embroidered floral designs on the lid, velvet and silk fringe encircling the sides, and a very luxurious interior lined with aqua silk and with deeplytufted silk inside lid. Excellent, very fresh condition of the luxurious sewing basket. French, circa 1890. $200/300

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127. French All-Bisque Mignonette with Original Costume 5 ½" (14 cm.) Solid domed bisque swivel head on kidedged bisque torso, brilliant cornflower blue eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted above-the-knee stockings with two-strap blue heeled shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1882, the petite slender-bodied mignonettes were described as "poupÊes de poche" (pocket 127. dolls) in reference to their tiny size. Value Points: beautiful bright-eyed doll with gentle smile has lush hip-length original wig, and is wearing original silk dress and bonnet. $800/1100

128. Petite All-Bisque Mignonette in Original Costume for the French Market 4" (10 cm.) Solid domed bisque swivel head on kidedged bisque torso, cobalt blue glass inset eyes painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, auburn mohair wig, pegjointed bisque arms and legs, painted white stockings with brown two-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1882. Value Points: very dear tiny doll is wearing her original dress along with exuberant wireframed bonnet with aqua silk bow. $500/800

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128.1. Outstanding French Maitrise Secretaire Desk with Bronze Mounts and Original Brass Medallion from the Luxury Store of Simonne

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20" (51 cm.) h. 13"w. 7"d. Of fine mahogany with burled rosewood veneers on the drawers and doors arranged in an intricate marquetry design, the secretaire features the writing desk above three lower drawers; the desk interior finished in a remarkable rich teal blue finish and with pale aqua green silk writing pad with embossed edging. White marble forms the roof of the desk which is edged with gilded metal beading; the drawer pulls, feet and decorative mounts are of cast bronze and are highlighted by figural mounts of women at each corner. At the back is a brass medallion of the prestige Parisian doll store of Simonne, indicating not only its original presentation, but also its luxury status. Excellent condition. French, circa 1865, a rare fine whose luxury details include interior finish and writing pad and ornate bronze decorations. $2000/3000


129. Very Beautiful French Bisque PoupĂŠe with Wooden Articulated Body and Simonne Label 18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head with flat-cut neck socket allowing realistic articulation side to side (rather than complete swivel), very plump cheeks, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips and center accent line, unpierced ears, brunette human hair wig in braided coronet over original kid-edged cork pate, French kidover-wooden body with shapely torso, dowel jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, jointed bisque lower arms and hands with curled fingers, wearing lovely blue silk gown with lace trim, matching bonnet, stockings, blue kidskin heeled boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Simonne (original label on torso). Comments: Blampoix, circa 1860 exhibiting his depose of unique swivel head, the doll commissioned by the Parisian luxury toy store of Simonne from which it was originally sold. Value Points: rare facial model with deposed neck swivel, Simonne label, fully-articulated body, bisque lower arms, wonderful costume highlighted by fabulous boots. $4500/6500

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130. French Gilded Metal Bed with Lace Canopy, and Candy Container Dog 8" (20 cm.) l. bed. The scrolled metal bed with gilded finish has a high arched canopy which is fitted with lace drapery, and original lace-edged blue patterned bed covers and pillows. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1890. Value Points: perfectly preserved original condition; included is a paper mache candy container in the shape of a bull mastiff dog, having wonderful details including tiny amber glass eyes (the head removes for access to the candy container interior). $600/900

131. Extremely Rare and Wonderful French Bisque Bébé Steiner, Series B, Size 4/0 8" (20 cm.) Bisque socket head, pale blue glass inset eyes with darker blue edge, dark eyeliner, delicately-painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent lines at center lips and outlining the heart-shaped upper lip, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig with braided chignon over cork pate, Steiner composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips, exquisitely-embroidered white dimity dress with lace edged collar, aqua bow, undergarments, woven socks, kidskin shoes signed "0", woven bonnet with aqua silk ribbons. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sie B 4/0 (head) Le Parisien (body stamp). Comments: Jules Nicolas Steiner, circa 1885. Value Points: one of the rarest models of Bébé Steiner, this example is in equally rare petite size and exceptional quality of expression, bisque and painting. $8500/12,000

132. Very Beautiful and Rare French Bisque Bébé, Size 1, by Leon Casimir Bru with Original Costume and Signed Bru Shoes 11" (28 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, delicately rose-blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils of softlyrounded nose closed mouth, tiny tongue tip between the outlined shaded lips, dimpled chin and philtrum, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, slender kid body with scalloped edge collarette, kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque forearms, wooden lower legs. Condition: generally excellent, fine restoration to left fingers is virtually imperceptible. Marks: Bru Jne 1 (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, Chevrot epoch, circa 1885. Value Points: very rare petite size 1 has gorgeous dreamy expression accented by choicest bisque and painting, original wig, pate, body, and wearing original aqua silk costume with lace trim, undergarments, large wire-brimmed bonnet, aqua knit stockings, and leather Bru shoes signed "B" in oval. $12,000/17,000

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133. Gorgeous French Bisque Poupée by PierreFrançois Jumeau with All-Wooden Articulated Body 18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass spiral threaded eyes with dark blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig with long braids over cork pate, French wooden poupée body with shapely torso, fully-articulated limbs with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, swivel jointing at wrists, deluxe pivot articulation at upper arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent, hairline at low back shoulderplate by sew hole. Marks: 4. Comments: Pierre-François Jumeau, circa 1870. Value Points: beautiful clarity of complexion and eyes, gentle expression, superb wooden articulated body, and wearing lovely original costume, undergarments, heeled shoes marked C.C. $3500/4500

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134. French Wooden Toilette Table with Gold Leaf Finish, and Original Label from Parisian Doll Store of Aux Enfants Sage 16" (41 cm.) h. 11"w. 7"d. Having elegantly-shaped cabriole legs with carved detail, and bombe curved front and sides, attached scroll brackets with hinged oval mirror having carved crest, the toilette table has a white marble top. Excellent condition, few small flakes to finish. French, circa 1865, with original early label from the prestigious Parisian doll store of Aux Enfant Sages, indicating its luxury origin. $1100/1500

135. Petite French Bisque Bébé EJ, Earliest Period, in Rare Size 1, with Original Box 11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, very large blue glass eyes in so-called "wrap-around" style, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1 EJ (head) Jumeau Med. d’Or Paris (body). 135 original Jumeau box labels Comments: Emile Jumeau, the first period of the EJ model, circa 1880. Value Points: compelling large eyes whose rich eyeliner contrasts with the most delicate bisque complexion on this rare model, original wig with Jumeau comb, pate, body, body finish, aqua silk twill and lace dress over original muslin chemise, leather shoes with rosettes signed M.G., and preserved in original Jumeau box. $7000/9000

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136. Early Luxury French Portrait BĂŠbĂŠ by Emile Jumeau with Entrancing Eyes 14" (36 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with pale bisque, almond-shaped blue/grey glass inset eyes with spiral threading and pronounced black pupils, mauve-blushed

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finish with some scuffing on hands. Marks: 2/0 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: earliest period portrait bébé with splendid modeling, finest bisque and painting, original body, wonderful early costume including cashmere-silk coat dress with Torchon lace, undergarments, stockings, boots, and superb bonnet. $7000/9000

137. French Bronze Miniature Vitrine in the Louis XVI Manner 8" (20 cm.) Of cast bronze with gilded finish, the cabinet features an elaborate carved crested center cabinet flanked by two set-back side cabinets, and with six cabriole-shaped legs, mirrored back and gilt metal shelves. Impressed "Depose" on underside. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875. $500/800

138. Gorgeous French Bisque Bébé by Schmitt et Fils with Exceptional Sculpting 18" (46 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very full lower cheeks and chin, transitional pear-shaped face, high domed forehead, almondshaped blue glass enamel eyes with spiral threading, thick black eyeliner, delicately-painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, lightlyfeathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-balljointed body with straight wrists and flat-cut derriere, nicely costumed in antique silk dress, fancy bonnet, undergarments, stockings, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sch (in shield mark) 3 (head) Sch (shield mark on derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1880, the facial model is a rare transition between the plump round-faced earliest model and the pearshaped second model bébé. Value Points: very fine quality of sculpting including dimpled chin, philtrum, expressive lips, pointy nose, enhanced by gorgeous painting of facial features and blush, original body and body finish. Ex-collection June Ellen Lane. $12,000/18,000

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140. Swiss Silverplate Mechanical Singing Bird Box by Griesbaum, with Original Leather Case

139. Swiss Mechanical Singing Bird Box Having HandPainted Mountain Scene Lid 3 ½" (9 cm.) x 2 ½". The lacquered tortoise-shell case has gold-plated brackets at the corners of the case and as starting lever; an oval hinged lid at the center top features a handpainted mountain scene with boats sailing in the lake, and homes in the foreground. When wound, the lid pops open and the tiny feathered bird pops up, turning side to side and flitting his 139 details tail feathers, while singing his bird songs, and then popping down as the lid closes. Excellent condition, hairline crack in shell on the underside, mechanism functions well, original key is preserved in hinged compartment at the back. French, possibly Bontems although attribution not certain, circa 1890. $2500/3500

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4" (10 cm.) 2 ½". The rectangular silver plated box has very deeply raised designs of birds, scrolls and foliage, with unusual curveshaped front and sides, lever in the shape of a bird, and an oval hinged lid with impressed design of birds. When wound and lever released, the oval lid pops opens, a feathered bird pops up, turning from side to side, flitting its wings, and tweeting bird songs, and then pops down and the lid closes. Excellent condition, mechanism functions well, original key is preserved in hinged compartment at the back. Swiss, Griesbaum, circa 1950, the box is preserved in its original velvet lined leather case with paper instructions for “handling the bird box”. $2000/3000

141. Swiss Mechanical Gold-Plated Singing Bird Box by Griesbaum 4" (10 cm.) x 2 ½". The rectangular box with rich gilt plated finish has elaborately embossed details of scrolls, garlands, a cornucopia of flowers at the front, and an oval lid on the top with an engraving of two birds. When wound, the lid pops open and the tiny feathered bird pops up, turning side to side and flitting his tail feathers, while singing his bird songs, and then popping down as the lid closes. Excellent condition, mechanism functions well, original key is preserved in hinged compartment at the back. Swiss, Griesbaum, early 1900s. $2500/3500


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142. All-Original French Musical Automaton "Ballerina Pirouetting" by Roullet et Decamps with Original Wooden Box 19" (48 cm.) Posed en pointe upon a velvet-covered large wooden platform is a ballerina with bisque head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, open mouth with tiny porcelain teeth, brunette mohair wig, and having a shapely lady torso with bisque shoulder plate, long slender shapely legs, and bisque forearms, wearing original silk and lace ballerina costume with gold braid edging trimmed with tiny pearl beads, matching bonnet, silk ballet slippers, and holds a garland of silk flowers and berries. When wound, music plays and she pirouettes en pointe, moves her left leg forward and backward in an elegant sweep, while inclining her upper torso side to side and moving her arms up and down. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2 (head). Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1890, with bisque head from Emile Jumeau, the popular ballet theme was developed into automaton themes by several makers during this time. Value Points: rare automaton gracefully and realistically captures classic

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143. Outstanding French Mechanical Singing Bird Cage with Four Birds, Attributed to Bontems 20" (51 cm.) h., 13"l. A gilded metal birdcage with steepled roof and elaborate handle is resting upon a velvet-floored elaborate wooden base with carved details and gold leaf finish. Posed inside the birdcage on brass bars and a tree trunk are four feathered birds, one resting on a nest, and the three others tucked among gilt ormolu leaves and silk flowers and grapes. When wound, the birds begin a medley of fluttering, singing, turning side to side, and opening and closing beaks; the movements are made synchronically, and periodically the fluttering and singing pauses, and then resumes again. Excellent condition, functioning well. French, attributed to Bontems, circa 1860. $5000/8500

144. Early 19th Century Miniature Painting of Young Child with Luxurious Frame 4" (10 cm.) x 4 ½" painting. 7" x 8" frame. An oval painting of young child with flowing curls, arms clasped longingly in front of her body, standing in front of a red drapery, column and scenery. The painting has gilded matte and embossed gold metal frame which is set in wooden ebony frame decorated with a gilt leaf medallion. The painting is signed in lower corner, partly legible,"...Bright..1807". Excellent condition. $800/1200

145. French Bisque Musical Automaton "Gentleman with Surprise Beehive" by Roullet et Decamps with Original Label from Magasin des Enfants 23" (58 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered base with patterned design, is a bisqueheaded gentleman with brown glass paperweight eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and long slender legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, and wearing a very elegant silk costume with longtail jacket, ruffled-front shirt, silk vest and pants, lace cuffs, silk top hat, and carrying a large beehive and wooden cane with mother-of-pearl handle. When wound, the gentleman turns his head side-to-side, and nods while tapping his cane on the ground as though to draw attention; meanwhile the beehive opens to reveal the hidden surprise, a standing costumed mouse which twirls about and then offers the little treat which he holds. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Marks: Depose Jumeau 4 (incised). Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1885. Value Points: rare automaton with enchanting actions, original two-tune label, especially beautiful quality of music and original luxury store label from Magasin des Enfants, original rare accessories. $7000/9500

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wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 26. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910, from their art character series, the model marketed as "Gretchen". Value Points: fine bisque and painting, original wig, body, body finish, lovely original costume and shoes. Included is her own little bisque candy container, depicting a bisque child with sculpted bunny costume with ears, and with attached open-top egg designed for use as candy container (impressed 10540 and Heubach in square). $1100/1400

147. Three German All-Bisque Blunderboo Kewpies 3 ½" (9 cm.) Each is all-bisque figure of baby Kewpie posed in playful baby manner, including seated with outstretched arms, crawling while anxiously looking backward, and lying on tummy with head turned. Each baby has classic Kewpie features including forelock curl, topknot, and side curls, side-glancing googly eyes, and blue wings. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1812. $400/600

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5" (13 cm.) inkwell. Each is all-bisque depicting whimsical Kewpie designs, each with topknot, forelock curl, painted side-glancing eyes and blue wings; including seated Kewpie holding an over-sized ink pen and seated upon a large porcelain inkwell; Kewpie Thinker seated with head resting upon hands; tiny Kewpie holding a pen, and seated upon a bisque place card; and seated Kewpie holding a book. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c (in black circle stamp) on three. Comments: Germany, from original designs by Rose O’Neill, circa 1912. Value Points: a merry group of Kewpies in a variety of themes and activities. $300/600

146. German Bisque Art Character "Gretchen" by Kammer and Reinhardt, With Heubach Bunny Candy Container

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10" (26 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, small blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting expression, accent line between the lips, brunette mohair

5" (13 cm.) Including two standing all-bisque Kewpies with jointed arms, one in original crepe paper Wedding Groom costume, and other with rare painted shoes and socks and with original feather and lace costume and rhinestone necklace. Along with an all-bisque Kewpie reclining on his back, one foot kicking, and posed atop a heart-shaped bisque trinket box. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1912. Value Points: three unusual and hard to find Kewpie novelties. $500/800

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151. Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 151, by Simon and Halbig with Superb Sculpting of Smiling Features 17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue upper glancing eyes, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with upturned lips and smiling expression, row of painted teeth, deeply-impressed cheek dimples, laughter lines at lip corners, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique party dress, undergarments, stockings, aqua kidskin boots, along with antique coat and woven cloche. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 151 S&H 7 ½. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910, from their rare art character series of only three models (150, 151, and 152) which were created in very limited numbers. Value Points: the rare model has especially fine sculpting of delighted childhood expression, enhanced by finest bisque with enhancing decorative glaze. $8000/11,000

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153. German Bisque Character by Gebruder Heubach in Original Costume 6" (15 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, painted blonde boyish hair, painted facial features, blue intaglio eyes, black upper eyeliner, closed mouth with downcast pouting lips, composition bent limb baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (faint Heubach markings). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: the pouty-faced boy wears factory-original costume. $300/500

154. Very Rare German Bisque Character with Puckered Lips, 7744, by Gebruder Heubach

152. German Bisque Art Character "Hans", Model 114, by Kammer and Reinhardt 10" (26 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, one stroke short brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting expression, accent line between the lips, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 25. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, the model "Hans" from their art character series, circa 1912. Value Points: the wistful-faced boy has fine bisque and painting, original wig, body, body finish, and wears kidskin coat, leather apron, cap, socks, shoes, and carries a wooden barrel. $1100/1500

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15" (38 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket-head with unusual head shaping, painted light blonde boyish hair, prominent ears, very plump cheeks and chin, small intaglio blue painted squinting eyes with white eyedots, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded lips appearing as though "puckered", defined space between the lips, composition and wooden balljointed toddler body with sidehip jointing. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 7744 Heubach (sunburst) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: very rare model with exceptional quality of sculpting including an abundance of impressed dimples around the mouth and eyes, fat rolls at the back of neck, enhanced by fine quality of bisque and painting. $3800/5500

155. Outstanding German Bisque Portrait of Native American, 1303 by Simon and Halbig in Rare Larger Size 22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with richly-shaded sienna complexion, painted facial features, brown shaded eyes with

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decorative glaze, thick black upper eyeliner, incised eyeliner, very strong nose with flared nostrils, black one stroke brows, closed mouth with solemn expression, black mohair wig in long braid, brown composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1303 Germany S&H 3. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910 from their art character series.Value Points: this large example of the 1303 model has outstanding quality of sculpted facial features with furrowed lines around the nose bridge, eye corners, and mouth, flawless complexion, original wig, original body and body finish, and wearing fine antique costume. $8000/11,000

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157. Fabulous French Automaton “The Jester Acrobat and Revolving Kiosk” by Vichy, Triboulet Epoch

156. Rare Pair of French Terra Cotta Figures of “Jean Qui Rit” and “Jean Qui Pleure” with Original Store Labels 15" (38 cm.) Each is one-piece figure of young boy posed standing on self-base, with sculpted tousled short boyish hair, and facial features modeled as though either crying or laughing, each with sculpted costume featured to enhance the facial expressions. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1880, representing “Jean Qui Rit” (John who laughs) and “Jean Qui Pleure” (John who cries), the storybook figures from the 1865 children’s book of Comtesse de Segur. The models became so famous from this book that they were used in various presentations over the coming decades, in one instance as the faces of the doublefaced bébé by Leon Casimir Bru. Value Points: with original store label from Eugene Trape of Toulouse who specialized in “objets de fantasie”, according to the label. $800/1200

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23" (58 cm.) l. 30"h. 13"d. Arranged upon a wooden platform base is a ladder upon which is posed a paper mache jester, his two hands clasping the top rung of the ladder, and with painted rosy complexion, bi-color hair with faux ears, and wearing original jester costume with amusing appliques including running piglets. Along with a paper mache classic Parisian kiosk, with a paper mache clerk seated at the cashier window, and with 12 amusing posters decorating the exterior including the Folies Bergeronettes, circus, painless dentist, and “Jeux et Jouets de France”. The interior of the kiosk is filled with a bounty of miniature novelties, toys and accessories. The automaton is electrical, and when activated, wonderful amusing activities occur: the jester raises to horizontal level, balancing on his hands, then lifting his body to balance on only one hand, then lowering himself and repeating. Meanwhile, the kiosk revolves around and around. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism functions well. Comments: Vichy, Triboulet epoch, circa 1910. Value Points: very rare publicity automaton in fine original condition, with captivating movements and superb decorations and kiosk offerings. $8000/11,000


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158. Three Mid-1800s French Carton Poupard and Modiste’s Busts by Danjard 16" (41 cm.) heads. Each is of carton, the full body poupard with painted black hair scalloped-edge pate, painted blue eyes with black upper eyeliner, thick stroke brows, closed mouth, attached kid arms, and with original label “Depose Danjard Bte en 1860; excellent condition. Along with two modiste heads with solid dome, designed for display of bonnets, each with painted features, one with painted hair and floral stencil design at bodice (scuffed finish that is original but for touchup on left cheek); and the other with bald pate, paper lace bodice and

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159. Six German All-Bisque Miniature Dolls in Original Costumes 3 ½" (9 cm.) Each is one-piece bisque head and torso, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted stockings, and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: each doll is wearing its wonderful factory-original country or school child costume, two with rare painted dark brown thigh-high stockings. $500/800

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6 ½" (17 cm.) Each is of finely-grained wood with natural finish, each with solid dome sculpted facial features, swivel head, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, and with swivel waist. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Continental, mid-1800s. Value Points: rare miniature artist’s mannequins, each with different variation of face, fine original finish of finelygrained woods. $1100/1500


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161. 19th Century Continental Wooden Artist Mannequin with Rare Demarcations 20" (51 cm.) All-wooden mannequin with natural finish has intricate articulations including visible ball-jointing at throat, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees and ankles, and with unusually shaped head, fin-shaped hands, and shoe-form shaped feet; the ink-lettered body parts with defined male/female demarcations. Excellent condition. Continental, mid-1800s, a very rare variation of the classic artist mannequin. $1700/2200

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9" (23 cm.) square. 10"h. Arranged atop a wooden base designed to appear as though a stone pediment are four carved wooden laborers busily at work in different manners. Each figure stands at his place, including man at anvil, man turning a large wheel to activate a knife sharpener to which another man is holding a tool to be sharpened, and a man standing at fire-inflamed metals which are being cooled by the large bellows which he activates. Each figure has original painting and costume. When wound at the side and lever pulled, the men work slowly. Excellent condition. Early 1800s. $2500/3500 162 detail

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circa 1840. Value Points: the elegant lady has original coiffure, and wears original silk/linen costume with elaborate black velvet and lace trim, undergarments, pearls, silk flower corsage, leather slippers. $1100/1500

164. German Ensemble of Early Wooden Doll Furnishings in Original Wooden Box

163. Early French Paper Mache Poupée with Original Coiffure and Costume 21" (53 cm.) Solid domed paper mache shoulder head with oval face and elongated throat, black glass enamel eyes, delicately-painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, black painted pate under original human hair coiffure in elaborately-arranged braids, slender handstitched kid body with gusset-jointing at the hips, slender legs, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French,

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7" (18 cm.) h. secretary desk and armoire. Of light wood with lithographed paper cover to simulate richly-grained exotic rosewood, the ensemble has decorative beading at each edge, wooden drawer pulls, and gilded paper 164 original box label edging on the purple velvet upholstered sofa and six chairs. Included are secretary desk with drop front to blue paper lined surface; glass front armoire with blue paper and mirrored lining, washstand with hinged lid and interior mirror, tall mirror, circular pedestal table, rectangular library table, rolled back sofa, and six chairs with shapely-carved backs and elegantly-shaped legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, an early set, circa 1850, likely for the French market as the hand-script label on the original packing wooden box reads “chambre de poupée”. Value Points: rare early set in remarkably complete, and wonderfully-preserved in original box. $1600/2200

165. Early 1900s British Miniature Painting of Terrier in Leather Case Frame 3" (8 cm.) l. painting. 5" x 4" case. The oval painting on bone of a white and black terrier with brown shading depicts the dog resting on front legs, his head turned to the side, with leather collar, and glazed highlights. Signed "Vernon Stokes". The British


artist, George Vernon Stokes (1873-1954) worked in the British pastoral tradition, his work mostly centering around paintings and illustrations of dogs; notably his paintings rarely featured human figures in their scenes. This miniature painting, in brass frame under glass, and enclosed in a velvet-lined burgundy leather case, is a rare work. $500/700

166. Large and Beautiful English Poured Wax Doll in Rich Silk Original Costume 27" (69 cm.) Poured wax shoulder head with very plump face, blue glass inset eyes, dark upper eyeliner, delicately painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde hair in delicately-inserted tendrils, softly-stuffed original muslin body with stitch-jointing at hips and knees, poured wax arms to above the elbows, and legs from above the knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: English, in the Pierotti manner, circa 1880. Value Points: grand luxury model with entrancing gentle expression, original body and limbs, and wearing original costume comprising a silk tiered dress with fringe detail, silk bonnet, woven socks, and very fine kidskin heeled shoes in a similar manner to Huret. $1400/2300

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168. French Forest-Green Leatherette Chatelaine Purse 14" (36 cm.) extended full length. Featuring a brass belt clip and frame from which is suspended a green leather purse with brass closure, and five green kidskin straps for holding accessories, including green kidskin miniature folder with memo papers, purple velvet pincushion, brass pill box with green leather cover (two lacking accessories). Good condition, rare accessories, although designed for lady use, it would be suitable for display on a large bébé. Circa 1890. $200/400

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6" (15 cm.) Each has bisque swivel head on bisque torso, painted features, mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, including black-complexioned doll with black mohair wig, blue silk costume, bare feet; and blonde-haired boy with knit costume and painted blue shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1900, from the series of dolls marketed as "Lilliputians". Value Points: all original condition with factory costumes, the little dolls are riding on the double-sided seats of the woven cart, being pulled by a grey flocked donkey with harness. $400/600

170. German Bisque Doll in Country Costume as Candy Container

167. Petite French Bisque Brown-Eyed Poupée, by Emile Jumeau 11" (28 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, lushly-painted lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1 (and artist checkmarks, on head). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880. Value Points: endearing petite poupée has dramatic large amber brown eyes, original body and wears original golden silk two piece gown and bonnet, undergarments, leather shoes. $1100/1400

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8" (20 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, hollow torso for use as candy container, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, composition lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 70-16. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: the doll, wearing original cotton dress, pinafore and wooden shoes, was originally presented for use as a candy container. $200/400


171. Pair, French Bisque Poupées in Traditional Folklore Costume of Bearnaise Region 13" (33 cm.) Each has bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, muslin poupée body with kid arms, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1885, the lady and gentleman wear well-detailed original multi-layered folklore costumes of the Bearnaise region of France, including distinctive shoes, embroidered vest of woman, and coiffe.Value Points: perfectlypreserved in the original family home, the dolls were displayed at the 1933 Exposition de la Poupée in Lyon, France; their original display placard is included. Also included are two additional regional costumes. $3500/4500

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174. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé, Series C, with Closed Mouth by Jules Steiner

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172. Large French Bisque Bébé Jumeau, Size 13, Original Signed Shoes 29" (74 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, rose blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 13 (head) Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’Honneur (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: fine creamy bisque and beautifully-painted features, original body and body finish, antique lace dress, bonnet, brown woven stockings, black leather shoes signed "Bébé Jumeau Depose 13". $3500/4500

173. French Paper Mache Pull-Toy Bulldog with Growler in Superb State of Preservation 18" (46 cm.) l. The firmly-constructed paper mache bulldog with defined musculature and flocked original finish, has black upright ears, defined whiskers, brown glass eyes with painted black eye shadow, original leather collar with silver studs and bristle ruff, and with chain leash which, when pulled, allows the bulldog to move along on hidden wooden wheels, and open and closes hinge jaw, revealing fangs, and creating a fierce growling noise. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890. $2500/3500

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20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass eyes that open and close from brass lever at the back of her head, dark painted lashes with “dot” highlights, rose-blushed eye shadow, brushstroked fringed brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, tiniest original eye rim flake. Marks: Sie C 3 J. Steiner BGDG L. Bourgoin (head) (Steiner original flag paper label on torso). Steiner (eyes). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1890. Value Points: beautiful bébé with finest quality of bisque and painting, original signed eyes, original body and body finish, wearing fine antique cream wool costume with lace trim, undergarments, leather shoes signed “L.D. Paris”. $3500/4500

175. French Bisque Bébé E.J. by Jumeau with Splendid Blue Eyes and Blue Velvet Costume 15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced


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ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eightloose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E 6 J (and artist checkmarks on head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885. Value Points: fine quality of bisque and painting enhanced by splendid eyes, original body and body finish, antique velvet and silk ensemble, undergarments, stockings, shoes. $4500/5500

176. French Musical Automaton “Polichinelle Femme” by Roullet & Decamps 19" (48 cm.) Standing upon a red velvet covered shaped base is a bisque head doll with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, bisque shoulderplate, carton shapely torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque

forearms. When wound, music plays and the young lady turns her head side to side, beats the drum, and clangs the cymbals in synchronic movements. Condition: generally excellent, music and motion function well. Comments: Roullet et Decamps, the automaton appeared in their catalog as “Polichinelle Femme”, #218. Value Points: charming automaton is all original, wearing silk striped Polichinelle costume and matching bicorn feathered hat, and with silk ribbon decorated tin drum. $6000/8500

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frame with black wooden surround. Ink lettered on reverse "Duchess of Devonshire", the portrait depicting the 18th century socialite and fashion icon. Excellent condition. Mid1800s. $400/600

178. Six 19th Century Silver Rattles 177. Fine Miniature Framed Portrait of Duchess of Devonshire 3 ½" (9 cm.) l. painting. 5" x 5 ½" frame. The oval painting on bone depicts a semi-profile portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire, having long flowing hair beneath an exuberant wide-brimmed red hat with blue feathers, and wearing peach dress with organza collar, holding a single rose. Set in oval brass

7" (18 cm.) l. Polichinelle rattle. Each of sterling or silverplate, including figural 179. Polichinelle with bell rattles and ebony handle; bone-shaped rattle (with chew marks); locket with loop for handing and rich repousse designs; tiered silver rattle with elaborate repousse designs and mother-of-pearl handle; three-ball silver rattle with bells and whistle tip; and silver whistle rattle (one bell missing) with polished agate handle. Excellent condition, but as noted. Mid/late 1800s. $300/600

179. Two Rare Early French Candy Containers 5" (13 cm.) boy. Including a young boy with paper mache head, painted features and hair, who is posed standing upon a cardstock candy container box; the little boy wears his original cloth and paper costume. And upright piano with faux-rose wooden finish and lithography keyboard; the top removes for access to the candy container interior. Excellent condition, French, mid-1800s, rare candy presentation boxes from luxury Parisian confiteries. $800/1200

180. Six Early Bound Journals of La Poupée Modele

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10" (25 cm.) x 7". The lot comprises early bound volumes (unmatching binding) of the child’s journal, La Poupée Modele, with various stories, plays, instructional articles and more; there are no patterns or color illustrations. Included are 1865, 1866-68, 1867, 1867-1868, 1872-1875, 1880-1881, Fair/good condition. $300/500

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181. French Gilded Salon Chair for Poupée 11" (28 cm.) The wooden chair with refined delicate carving of the faux-bamboo spindles has original rich gold leaf painted finish, and original rose silk tufted seat. Excellent condition, original upholstery frail. French, circa 1875, especially delicate refined carving. $500/800

182. Outstanding French Porcelain Poupée by Leontine Rohmer with Signed Couturier Costume 16" (41 cm.) Pink-tinted porcelain shoulderhead with plump face and throat, painted facial features, shadedblue upper glancing eyes, thick black upper eyeliner, fringed brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, unpierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, plump softly-stuffed poupée body in the classic Rohmer manner, gussetjointing at hips, kid-over-wooden ball jointed at knees designed to utilize the "sitting" strings from torso, kidover-wooden upper arms, porcelain arms from above the elbows, separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Mme. Rohmer Brevete SGDG Paris (stamp on torso). Comments: Leontine Rohmer, circa 1857. Value Points: very beautiful early poupée model with superb painting of eyes, original wig, body, matching porcelain arms, and wearing fine original white pique dress with red soutache embroidery which bears the signature of Maria Lusse, the celebrated doll costume designer who operated at 63 Passage Choiseul and, later in 1865, at 4 Rue Rameau in Paris. $6000/9000

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the floor. The girls have short curly tendrils, one with brown eyes, and the larger girl with blue eyes, and with well-detailed ruffles on pantallets, a coral necklace, and holding a wooden doll with bonnet and gown. Excellent condition, restretched. Unsigned. The painting is presented in original birdseye maple wooden frame. Early 1800s. $4000/6500

184. French Bisque Bébé Teteur by Bru for Au Nain Bleu with Original Labeled Trunk and Trousseau 19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows with fringed highlights, accented eye corners and nostrils, "O" shaped open mouth with shaded lips, rubber ball inside head with turn screw at the back which, when turned, was designed to cause the bébé to suck the bottle nipple, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 8 (head) Bébé Bru No. 8 (torso) Au Nain Bleu (paper label on body). Comments: Maison Bru, circa 1890, the bébé was commissioned by the luxury Parisian doll shop of Au Nain Bleu. Value Points: especially beautiful example of this model with deeply-defined features, original signed body, fabulous original dress and bonnet, leather shoes by Alart with impressed figure of doll; the doll owns her original trunk with Au Nain Bleu label, along with a bounty of dresses, cape, undergarments, original factory gown, parasol, and more. $9000/14,000

183. Early 1800s Oil Painting "Children with Doll" in Original Birdseye Maple Frame 26" (66 cm.) x 21" framed. An oil painting depicts two small children, the larger seated with crossed ankles, and the smaller standing, table with vase of flowers at their side, a window with scene at the top corner, and a bonnet tossed onto 184 trunk label

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186. Petite German Bisque Character "Dip" by Swaine and Co in Charming Folklore Costume 10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, painted upper lashes, single stroke brows, accented eye corners, closed mouth with wistful expression, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: DIP 1. Comments: Swaine and Co, circa 1910. Value Points: especially fine modeling for this tiny doll, with choice bisque, original body and body finish, and wearing folklore costume with embroidery on vest and coiffe. $600/900 186.

185. 19th Century Netherlands Painted Cabinet with Pewter Dishes 13" (33 cm.) The wooden hanging cupboard has original painted red finish and is decorated with generous garlands and scrolls in gold and black colors, and with curved crest, angled sides, and a large hinged glass door. The interior shelves have shaped fronts, plate rails, and are generously filled with various miniature pewter and tin dishes (an additional 35 pieces, not shown, are included). Excellent condition. The rare painted cabinet was made Hindeloopen, Friesland, The Netherlands, mid-1800s, the region notable for its folk art painted furniture. $1800/2500

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187. German Bisque Character Boy, Model 7072, by Gebruder Heubach 13" (33 cm.) Solid domed bisque shoulderhead depicting a young lad, with sculpted brown short hair, defined forelock curl, painted facial features, intaglio blue eyes, black and incised upper eyeliner, white eyedots, single stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with solemn expression, kid body with gusset-jointing at hips and legs, bisque forearms, nicely costumed. Condition: generally


excellent, right thumb chipped. Marks: Heubach (sunburst) 7072 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: very expressive sculpting including deeplyimpressed cheek dimples. $300/500

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9" (23 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, sculpted brown short boyish hair with forelock curl, intaglio side-glancing blue eyes, closed mouth with outlined lips, impressed dimples at cheeks and lip corners, composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5/0 D 8733 Heubach (in square) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: especially fine modeling for this tiny size, charming impish expression, original costume. $300/500

189. Rare German Velvet Donkey by Steiff with Wheeled Cart 5 ½" (14 cm.) donkey. 11"l. overall The firmly-stuffed golden-brown velvet donkey has black bead eyes, stitched ears, painted whiskers, and with Steiff silver blank button in its ear. The donkey is pulling a wooden cart with four spoked wheels. Generally excellent. Germany, circa 1900, donkey by Steiff. $500/800

190. Very Rare German Bisque Smiling Character, B.P. by Swaine and Co in Folklore Costume 17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, unusual half-moon-shaped upper-glancing eyes, black upper eyeliner, extended crease at the outer eye corners, brush-stroked feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with beaming smile, accented lips with upturned lip corners, row of painted teeth, brunette mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wearing original detailed folklore costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B.P. 5. Comments: Swaine and Co, circa 1910, although that porcelain firm had been in existence since the 1850s they were unknown in the world of dolls until 1910 when they registered "character doll heads" which they exhibited at the Leipzeig fair and included this extremely rare model marked B.P. Value Points: the rarity of the doll is enhanced by its wonderful presence, great expression, finest bisque and painting. $3000/4000

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191. Rare Swiss Music Box Designed by Auguste Lassueur for Presentation at Railway Stations 28" (71 cm.) l. 30"h. 15"d. A large and elaborately-designed rosewood and ebony case features a stage-front with side curtains. When coins were inserted (now electrified), the double-comb, 8-tune, sublime harmonie cylinder mechanism plays while three bisque dolls twirl merrily around, their movements accentuated by drum, birds and bells percussion instruments. There is a coin-drawer below for collection of the coins. Condition: excellent condition of both cabinet, mechanism and music, well-functioning actions and with wonderful sound, later electrified. Marks: Lassueur, Fabr. St. Croix, Suisse Musique Automatique (lettering banner along with “Mettez 10 centimes” and a hand with finger pointing to the coin slot). St. Croix (original paper label on back board). Comments: Auguste Lassueur, Swiss, circa 1887, railroad travel was well established throughout Switzerland by the late 19th century, and, much like the scene in today’s airport terminals, activities were introduced to railroad stations that would simultaneously entertain the waiting passengers and also make a tidy profit. Auguste Lassueur of Ste-Croix, Switzerland, hit upon the notion of placing coin-operated mechanical music boxes in the waiting rooms on the Jura-Simplon Railway Co. in Switzerland. He commissioned works from several music box makers in Ste-Croix, most notably Alfred Junod-Turin. The Lassueur creations were of several designs including a musical carousel and this dancing theatre of dolls, and a study of rare existing examples indicates that each appears to be different. $8500/11,000

192. Rare French Bisque Exotic Poupée with Beauty Marks and Fine Original Costume 13" (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with light amber-tinted complexion, brown glass inset eyes, thick upper eyeliner, wide curved single stroke brows, grey lower eyeshadow, closed mouth, two pronounced black beauty marks, ears pierced into head, brunette mohair wig in hip-length braid, shapely kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at hips, kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque arms from above the elbows and with separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1867, the doll was likely presented at the 1867 Paris International Exposition, designed to capture the attention of the international traveling clientele. Value Points: rare doll with commanding presence, distinctive painting, near mint state of presentation with beautiful bisque hands and face, very sturdy body and fine original brocade silk costume with beaded and pearl coiffe. $3500/4500

193. Petite French Doll’s Ebony Arm Chair 8 ½" (22 cm.) The ebony-painted wooden arm chair with spindled back and legs has original upholstered chintz seat with gold braid. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880, rare to find petite size of this chair. $300/400

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196. Petite French BrownComplexioned Bisque Bébé by Jules Steiner 11" (28 cm.) Brown-complexioned bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, black eyeliner, painted lashes open mouth, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black mohair wig over Steiner pate, French brown composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 3. Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1895. Value Points: original body, body finish, wig, and nice antique costume and turban of the petite bébé. $1200/1500

197. German Brown Complexioned Bisque Character, 399, by Heubach Koppelsdorf 8 ½" (22 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with rich brown complexion, painted 196. black hair, tiny brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth, five-piece brown composition toddler body, original factory costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 399-15 DRGM Germany. Comments: Heubach Koppelsdorf, circa 1920.Value Points: flawless complexion on bisque and body, rarer toddler body. $300/400

194. All-Original French Presentation Box with Exotic Dolls and Accessories 6 ½" (17 cm.) dolls. 12" x 8" box. A heavy stock box with lithographed paper cover and lid engraving depicting spectators viewing an African village exhibited at the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900. Inside the box are two brown-complexioned bisque dolls with socket head, sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, tiny teeth, paper mache body, and wearing well-detailed exotic costumes, along with a glass-eyed cameo with blanket, and various wooden utensils and dishes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Unis France 71 149 301. Comments: for the French market, circa 1900. Value Points: well-preserved unplayed with condition, with excellent detail of costumes and accessories. $1200/1600

195. German All-Bisque Brown-Complexioned Doll by Gebruder Kuhnlenz 6" (15 cm.) Amber-brown bisque swivel head on kid-edged matching bisque torso, black glass inset eyes, black single stroke brows, closed mouth with very full lips, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, bare feet, black mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 61 13. Comments: Gebruder Kuhnlenz, circa 1890.Value Points: wonderfully-modeled facial features on the rare doll with all original body, fine gleaming patina of bisque, bare feet. $300/500

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198. German Bisque Character Portraying Chinese Baby, Model 243, by Kestner 19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head with amber tinted complexion, small brown glass sleep eyes in half-moon shape, painted curly upper lashes, black brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with shaded lips, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, black mohair wig, amber tinted composition bent limb baby body, antique silk Chinese baby costume. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish with light craze lines on the hands. Marks: K made in Germany 14 243 JDK (head) Made in Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1912, the firm created a distinctive facial design that was used for this mold number only. Value Points: wonderful modeling and flawless complexion on the artistically-sculpted doll. $2500/3500

199. Beautiful Large German Bisque Asian Child, 1329, by Simon and Halbig 21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with amber-tinted complexion, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted long curly lashes, incised eyeliner, brushstroked black brows with feathered detail, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth with outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black human hair, amber tinted composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Simon & Halbig Germany 1329 8. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: especially fine flawless complexion with enhancing decorative glaze, antique silk Asian costume. $1200/1600

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folklore costume with elaborate embroidery, representing Quimper from the Brittany region of France. $1200/1500

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201. French Boxed Puzzles “Atlas Geographique� by Saussine 12" (30 cm.) x 16". The heavy card stock box with brilliant lithograph on the cover depicting various peoples of the world, animals, and village scenes. Inside are seven 12" x 15" puzzles depicting different regions of the world. Excellent condition. French, Saussine, circa 1890. $300/500

202. Petite German Wax-over-Paper Mache Taufling Baby with Rare Wire Lever Sleep Eyes 200. Pair, French Bisque Dolls in Elaborate Original Costumes of Brittany in Original Presentation Box 13" (33 cm.) Each has bisque socket head, dark glass inset eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, open mouth, four tiny teeth, paper mache body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1900. Value Points: pristine state of preservation, the dolls are presented in their original glass-front display box, each wearing outstanding original

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9" (23 cm.) Solid domed head of wax-over-paper mache with painted tiny curls at the sides of face, brown glass eyes which open and close from wire lever in the torso, tinted brows, closed mouth, taufling body with paper mache shoulderhead and lower torso, cloth midriff and upper limbs, wooden lower legs and arms, composition hands and feet that are loosely jointed to simulate the articulation of a young child. Condition: very good, some typical rubs on wax, tiny nose ding. Comments: Germany, circa 1860, the taufling baby


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22" (56 cm.) Solid domed wax-over-paper mache shoulder head, bright blue glass sleep eyes, single stroke brows, rosy cheeks, open mouth with two rows of square-cut teeth, blonde mohair fleecy-curled hair, taufling baby with paper mache lower torso, hands and feet, cloth midriff and upper limbs, original loosely-jointed wrists and ankles, antique costume of patterned blue silk with handmade rickrack trim,

was inspired by the Japanese Ichimatsu doll exhibited at the mid-century international exhibitions, and came to be the progenitor of the articulated-body child doll that reigned from 1880 onward. Value Points: endearing petite taufling baby with rare lever sleep eyes, original costume, and presented in original wooden box. $800/1100

203. French Wax Baby in Swaddling Costume, as Candy Container 10" (25 cm.) Wax head baby with blue glass eyes and painted features, open mouth with glass baby bottle, blonde mohair wig; the head and faux-body are completely enclosed in waffle-embossed cardstock bunting with decorative ruffled gauze, and features upraised wax arms appearing to reach for the bottle. The "body" is actually hollow which, when separated at the bottom, offers access to the candy container interior. Excellent condition, slight dustiness, original box is included. French, circa 1890. $700/1000

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undergarments, blouse, red leather boots, Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875, the taufling baby was inspired by the Japanese Ichimatsu doll exhibited in Europe in the mid-1800s for the first time. Value Points: fine original rosy complexion, original wig, body, and costume of the notable doll. Included is a vintage photograph of the original owner of the doll, holding the doll. $1100/1500

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205. German Bisque Character, Hilda, by Kestner with Rare Toddler Body 16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: H made in Germany 12 245 JDK, Jr. 1914 c. Hilda Ges Gesch. Comments: Kestner, circa 1914. Value Points: very dear gentle expression with finest quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $1100/1500

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207. German Bisque Character, Model 127, Resembling Patsy, by Marseille 19" (48 cm.) Solid domed bisque head with flat-cut neck socket that accommodates to composition torso dowel, sculpted short brown bobbed hair and hands, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, short curly hair, tinted brows, rounded button-shaped nose, “O” shaped mouth with heart-shaped upper lip, two porcelain upper teeth, composition toddler body with jointing at shoulders and hips, cotton dress and rompers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 127 Germany. Comments: Marseille, circa 1928, the doll bears uncanny resemblance to Effanbee’s Patsy model. $900/1300

208. Rare German Bisque Character, 125, by Marseille 13" (33 cm.) Solid domed bisque head with flat-cut neck socket that accommodates to composition neck dowel of torso, sculpted short curly baby hair with well-defined tendrils of curls, large blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, tinted brows, rounded nose, open mouth, heart-shaped upper lips, two porcelain upper teeth, composition baby body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 125 2 ½ Germany. Comments: Marseille, circa 1928. Value Points: wonderful sculpting of the rare wide-eyed character. $800/1200

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209. Beautiful French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Rare Ebony Black Complexion 16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted black lashes, black brush-stroked brows with lustrous patina, closed mouth with coral shading, accented nostrils, pierced ears, black mohair wig over cork pate, French black composition and wooden fully jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6 (incised) Depose Tete Jumeau 6 (stamp). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885.Value Points: rare transitional model with beautiful golden amber eyes, rich ebony complexion with flawless lustrous patina, original body and body finish, fine antique costume including woven straw bonnet and leather shoes. $4500/6500

210. Large German Wooden Dollhouse with Widow’s Walk Attributed to Christian Hacker 34" (86 cm.) h. 25"w. x 19"d. The large wooden double-storied dollhouse features a widow’s walk at the peak of the lithographed-shingled roof, and a elaborately-constructed front with three-sided built-out on the right hand side that extends to both floors. There is a detachable attic section, and the

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house hinges open at the center front for access to the interior rooms which are unfurnished but retain original wall and floor papers, curtaining and fireplaces. The painted house front has two double-stack chimneys, gold accented spindles on the porch railings, and the side exterior walls are covered with lithographed paper to simulate brick. A rain roof extends over the front door. Excellent original condition. Germany, attributed to Christian Hacker, c. 1900. $6000/8500

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211. Rare and Delightful Petite French Bisque Bébé by Falck-Roussel 10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head with long-faced modeling, bright blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wearing original coral silk and lace dress, silk bonnet, undergarments, stockings, rose shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F.R. 2. Comments: Falck-Roussel, who registered his Bébé Mignon in 1885, the bébé having a distinctive facial model, circa 1885. Value Points: examples of the bébé model are rarely found, this example in rare petite size is especially charming, beautiful eyes, very fine costume. $3500/5500

212. French All-Bisque Mignonettes in Festival Costumes with Miniature Sedan Chair 7" (18 cm.) h. sedan chair. 2 ½" dolls. Five all-bisque dolls each have swivel head, bisque torso, jointed arms and legs, painted facial features, mohair wig, painted shoes, and are wearing original festival costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1890.Value Points: included with the mignonettes is a miniature sedan chair with lacquered painted decorations of frolicking cherubs and garlands, with three beveled glass windows, hinged door, blue velvet interior, roof, and back wall. $600/800

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213. Beautiful and Rare French Bisque Bébé, Size 1, by Emile Jumeau 9 ½" (24 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, long painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 1 (and artist checkmarks on head). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: rare and desirable size 1 Bébé Jumeau with compelling large paperweight eyes, lovely bisque, original body and body finish, and wearing original rose silk and lace dress, silk bonnet (second bonnet included), undergarments, socks and white kidskin shoes. $3200/4200

214. Superb French EbonyComplexioned Bisque Bébé with original Costume 20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with ebony matte complexion, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark lashes, black brushstroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with coral-shaded lips, pierced ears, black human hair hand-stitched wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: flawless beautiful complexion enhanced by very deep amber paperweight eyes, beautifully-painted coral lips, original wig, body, body finish, and wearing original coral silk dress, undergarments, socks, shoes, woven bonnet, and with original store boutique label on torso. $6500/8500

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216. Beautiful French Bisque Closed Mouth Bébé Bru JneR with Lovely Antique Costume 15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, incised eyeliner, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with heartshaped upper lip, impressed dimples at lip corners, philtrum and chin, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. 216. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru JneR 6. Comments: Maison Bru, Girard epoch, circa 1892. Value Points: especially pretty bébé of this epoch, with fine flawless bisque and painted complexion, original wig, pate, body, body finish, and beautiful antique rose silk and crepe costume and ruffled bonnet. $7500/9500

217. Two German All-Bisque Black Stocking Dolls 5 ½" (14 cm.) Each is all-bisque with swivel head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, slightly-parted lips, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed arms and legs, thighhigh black stockings, brown one-strap shoes, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 0. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: sought-after all-bisque models. $400/500

218. Rare French All-Bisque Mignonette by Gaultier with Blue Painted Stockings 5" (13 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted thigh-high blue stockings, black flat shoes, pretty lace costume. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flakes on thumbs. Marks: 5/0 F.G. (in scroll). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1885. Value Points: rare model with very dear expression, rare painted blue stockings. $800/1100

215. German Bisque Flirty-Eyed Character, 8420, by Gebruder Heubach 10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep and "flirty" eyes, painted long curly lashes, short feathered brows, rounded buttonshaped nose, closed mouth with center downcast line on pouting lips, brunette mohair wig, composition toddler body, jointing at shoulders and side-hip jointed legs, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8420 Heubach (in square) 1 (head) Germany (body). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915.Value Points: very fine pale complexion on the wistful-faced flirty-eyed character. $700/900

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11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, slightly-parted lips, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition five-piece toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 10532 1 Heubach (in square). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: fretful-faced little imp has excellent bisque and painting. $700/900

11" (28 cm.) length table. The wooden table with trestle base and fancilyspindled legs, has two matching chairs with brown velvet upholstered seats and back, each with gold striping and with painted floral and garland designs, and a centered decoupage of two playful cherubs. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885, rare design with wonderful decorations in choice state of preservation. $800/1100

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221. Wonderful German Bisque Toddler, 2072, by Bruno Schmidt with Wonderful Plump Body 23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted long curly lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pouting expression, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: BP BSW (in heart) 2072 6. Comments: Bruno Schmidt, circa 1912. Value Points: the sought-after model in most desired state of preservation, beautiful bisque and painting, mohair lashes, and wonderful chubby toddler body with great detail of body modeling. $1800/2200

222. Wonderful German Bisque Character, 1428, by Simon and Halbig

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14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, fringed lashes, one stroke brows, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and glazed lips, blonde mohair wig, composition toddler body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1428 6. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model with very deep modeling of laughter lines around the eyes and mouth, with deeply impressed dimples, very fine bisque. $800/1300

223. Rare German Bisque Closed Mouth Character, 149, by Hertel and Schwab 13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted long curly lashes, short curvy brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with very full outlined lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, straight wrists, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2050 149 13. Comments: Hertel and Schwab, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model with compelling pensive expression, choice bisque and painting, original body and body finish. $1800/2500 223.

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224. German Bisque Character, 1488, by Simon and Halbig with Pensive Expression 16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, brunette human hair, composition and wooden fully-jointed toddler body with sidehip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1488 Simon & Halbig 6. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910. Value Points: rare model with appealing pensive expression enhanced by fine dewy patina, rarer toddler body with original finish, antique mariner costume. $1200/1500

225. Superb German Brown-Complexioned Bisque Character, 1358 by Simon and Halbig in Rare Larger Size 23" (58 cm.) Brown-complexioned bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, black eyeliner, black painted lashes and brush-stroked brows with feathered highlights, rounded nose with accented nostrils, open mouth with very full coral-shaded lips, row of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black mohair wig, brown composition and wooden balljointed body, wearing antique gingham print dress with red rick-rack trim, undergarments with handmade rick-rack, stockings, cream kidskin laced shoes. Condition: generally

excellent. Marks: 1358 Germany Simon & Halbig S&H 9. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910. Value Points: exceptional pristine condition of the rare character model with gorgeous complexion and painting, highly-characterized beautiful features, original wig, body, body finish, costume, in rare larger size. $6000/8500

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226. French Bisque "Bleuette" in Trunk with Costumes 11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, brunette mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: very good, nose rub, one finger broken. Marks: SFBJ 60 Paris 8/0. Comments: Bleuette, circa 1925. Value Points: the little girl wears original silk dress, undergarments, knit socks, leather shoes impressed A.B. (in circle) and has original trunk with additional corduroy dress and hat, blue woolen coat, pajamas, and middy blouse. $700/900

227. French Bisque Brown-Complexioned Bébé by Jumeau/SFBJ 10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head with brown complexion, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, black painted lashes, black brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black mohair wig, French brown composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1. Comments: Jumeau/SFBJ, circa 1910. Value Points: fine lustrous patina of complexion on the tiny size 1 bébé with original body and body finish. $900/1200

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228. French Bisque "Bleuette" in Original Mariner Costume 11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four teeth, brunette bobbed hair, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Unis France 71 149 60 (and illegible numbers at base of neck). Comments: French, circa 1925. Value points: especially pretty example of the 1920 era Bleuette, with original body and body finish. $600/900

229. French Bisque BĂŠbĂŠ "Bleuette" with Extensive Trousseau of Original Costumes 11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, brunette human hair wig on original pate, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8/0. Comments: French, circa 1915. Value Points: the especially pretty Bleuette girl has

229. an extensive original trousseau, including five dresses, three ensembles with original matching hat (one also with purse), sweater and hat, coat and hat, four pairs of original shoes, and presented in original box base with four additional costumes still tied to cardboard cards, $2000/2500

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231. Rare Italian Felt Character Boy, 300 Series, in Ski Costume with Accessories 17" (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features, brown side-glancing eyes, painted dark upper eyeliner and curled lashes, grey eye shadow, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with petulant expression, brunette side-parted curly hair, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: very good, light spotting on face, costume excellent. Comments: Lenci, circa 1928 from the sports series.Value Points: the little pouting face boy is wearing rare skiing costume with matching knit sweater, scarf, mittens and leggings, matching khaki green felt pants and cap with leather band and feather, leather shoes and shoulder bag, and with original wooden skis and ski poles. $1700/2300

232. Four German AllBisque Kewpie Soldiers 230. Italian Felt Pouty-Faced Scottish Boy, Series 300, by Lenci 17" (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features depicting a pouty-faced boy, brown side-glancing eyes, grey eye shadow, brown fringed lashes, closed mouth with two accent dots on lower lip, accented nostrils, blonde mohair wide-parted wig in short boyish fashion, jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci, model 300/45, Scottish boy, circa 1930. Value Points: well-preserved doll with vibrant and rich colors of his argyle-applique-striped skirt and stockings, original shirt, vest, jacket, cap and pants. $1100/1500

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4 ½" (11 cm.) Each are onepiece all-bisque Kewpies with side-glancing eyes, closed mouth, blue wings, including black helmet Kewpie with silver eagle, sword and rifle (tip reglued); bronze helmet Kewpie with silver star emblem, sword and rifle (tip reglued), green helmet Kewpie with upheld sword, and a smaller Kewpie with eagle-embossed black helmet and with arms upstretched. Condition: generally excellent, but as noted. Comments:


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233. Collection of Kewpie Ephemera 5 ½" (14 cm.) h. frame. Each of pewter metal, including frame with three frolicking Kewpies (impressed Kewpie on underside), Kewpie bud vase impressed Queen City Silver; heavy figural of Scootles; tiny figure of Kewpie; desk piece with double seated Kewpies and porcelain lidded inkwell. Excellent condition. Circa 1920. $600/900

234. Four German All-Bisque Action Kewpies 4 ½" (11 cm.) Each is one-piece all-bisque figure of Kewpie with classic features, including side-glancing eyes, blue wings, topknot; including seated Kewpie with folded arms on green Wicker beach chair; seated Kewpie with folded arms posed on the front edge of a yellow wicker chair; and two Kewpie Travelers with black umbrella and brown suitcase. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: c (in circle, on two) 4859 (incised on larger Traveler). Comments: Kewpie, designed by Rose O’Neill, circa 1912. Value Points: fine detail of modeling on the charming imps. $400/700

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235. Four German Porcelain Kewpie Miniature Shakers with Accessories 2" (5 cm.) Four porcelain Kewpies with glazed finish have pierced hole shaker domes, typical Kewpie features, blue wings, including Blunderboo lying on tummy, seated Kewpie with baby chick, seated Kewpie with cloverleaf, and bisque seated Kewpie with mandolin. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (three porcelain Kewpies have original paper labels). Comments: Kewpie, circa 1912. Value Points: delightful collection of rare action miniature Kewpies. $400/800

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20" (51 cm.) The gilded bird cage with gilded carved wooden base has carrying loop; inside is a green velvet base with brass bar upon which is perched a red feathered bird surrounded by silk flowers and leaves, and with hinged opening door at the side. When wound, the bird flitters back and forth, opens and closes beak and sings his bird songs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, attributed to Bontems, circa 1875.Value Points: beautifully-detailed singing bird arrangement. $2200/2800

238. French Glass-Eyed Salon Dog Depicting Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 10" (25 cm.) Firmly-structured paper mache Cavalier King Charles spaniel dog posed seated on back haunches has amber glass eyes, defined black nose, whiskers, and is lavishly covered with brown and cream fur. French, late 1800s. $300/500

239. Outstanding French Musical Mechanical Vignette with Elaborate Movements and Clock

236. French Bisque Character Bust of Laughing Child “Jean Qui Rit” by SFBJ 13" (33 cm.) Mounted upon original twill-covered base is a bisque bust of a laughing child with blonde sculpted hair having welldefined forelock curl, intaglio blue eyes, black and grey incised eyeliner, painted lower lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed moth with laughing expression, modeled tongue tip, impressed dimples at lip corners and cheeks. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: SFBJ, model 235 from their art character series, inspired by the French storybook character “Jean Qui Rit” (John who laughs). Value Points: rare character with especially fine quality of sculpting and bisque, impressed dimples at eye corners and mouth. $900/1400

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23" (58 cm.) h. 17"w. An elaborate dimensional paper mache village scene with clock tower, windmill, bridge, waterwheel, and homes, is arranged under a glass dome, along with paper mache cascading "waterfall", and a porcelain-faced clock set into the clock tower. Sixteen people are arranged on the bridge, balcony


and foreground, and an elaborately-fitted ship is in the foreground. A glass dome with painted sea scene covers the entire vignette. When wound, music plays, the ship rocks back and forth, people walk across the bridge, the windmill and the waterwheel turn. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well, unknown if clock is working. Comments: French, circa 1860. Value Points: outstanding vignette with elaborate movements, beautiful marching music to complement the movements, and superb state of preservation including original paper label. $7000/11,000

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240. Delightful French Musical Mechanical Automaton "The Ages of Women" by Renou 16" (41 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered base is a bisque head doll with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, carton torso and legs, 240 back face detail wire upper arms, bisque forearms. When wound, music plays. At the back of the bisque head is a paper mache face depicting an aged woman with brown glass eyes, pronounced nose, gentle smile, painted age line; the automaton was designed to flip faces from front (young girl) to back (aged woman) and lift her right arm to gaze at the portrait of her beloved, when wound. Condition: the figure and music are excellent, mechanism needs restoration. Comments: French, Renou, circa 1890. Value Points: the charming automaton has beautiful face, wearing original silk gown with green velour trim, lace bonnet, shoes, undergarments, $1800/2500

241. Five Miniature Perfume Bottles in Original Presentation Box 1 ½" (4 cm.) bottles 4" box diameter. A round cardstock box with green paper cover and gilt lettering bears the description of “A La Couronne Fleure” with store label of “Petit Aine”, located on Rue St. Denis in Paris. The lid removes to reveal five tiny glass bottles with stoppers, and original labels of L’Aubergine, Violette de Parme, Vanille, Heliotrope, and Jasmin. Excellent condition. French, mid-1800s. $300/500

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242. French Bisque BĂŠbĂŠ "Phenix Star" by Steiner Successors with Superb Elongated Wig 21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted long curly lashes, incised eyeliner, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, pierced ears, elongated brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition fullyjointed body, wearing silk dress, undergarments, socks, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Phenix * 92. Comments: French, circa 1895. Steiner successors. Value Points: especially pretty example of this model, with dramatic deep eyes, lovely bisque, original rare wig, original body and body finish. $2800/3500

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243. French Wooden Toy Piano with Original Painted Decorations 15" (38 cm.) h. 14"l. The wooden upright piano has hinged lid, fretwork sounding board, keyboard with hinged lid, carved legs, and has original painted ivory finish with aged patina and painted classic Art Nouveau floral and vine designs. Generally excellent. French, circa 1890, a rare design with wonderful details. $800/1200

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244. French Mechanical Dachshund by Roullet et Decamps 11" (28 cm.) The firm-sided dachshund dog with kidskin cover has hinged legs with tiny hidden wheels below the feet, amber glass eyes, defined ears, painted black nose and mouth, curled tail, and with original leather collar. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1890, when wound, the dog walks perkily forward, turning its head. Value Points: delightful mechanical toy, especially appealing as accessory for doll display. $1100/1500

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245. French Bisque Bébé E.J. by Emile Jumeau with Original Chemise and Signed Shoes 23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, shaded outlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-looseball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E. 10 J. (and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: pretty wide-eyed bébé with lovely bisque, original body and body finish, wearing original Jumeau chemise and original leather shoes impressed “E. Jumeau Med d’Or Paris”. $3500/4200

246. Gorgeous French Bisque Portrait Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Original Costume and Gilt Lettered Jumeau Shoes 13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, very large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue outer iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with shaded outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-balljointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body

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finish albeit finger tips worn on left hand. Marks: 3/0 (head). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: gorgeous bébé with dramatic large eyes, original body and body finish, wearing original aqua linen dress, undergarments, lace bonnet, knit stockings, and aqua satin shoes with rosettes and leather soles that are gilt lettered "Bébé Jumeau Med d’Or Paris Depose" and incised "3". $6000/8500

247. Five Framed Engravings of Fashionable Ladies and Children from La Poupée Modele 8" (20 cm.) x 6". Each is color-tinted engraving depicting ladies in high fashion costumes of the 1860s and 1870s, along with children; in one scene the dolls are playing with a toy theatre; in another two children are tugging at a Polichinelle; in another two girls are admiring a doll; and in another two boys share a book. Each has La Poupée Modele label. Excellent condition. 1860s/1870s. $400/600

248. French Luxury Ivory Satin Presentation Wedding Box with Lock and Key 9" (23 cm.) x 9" The firm-sided box is entirely covered, on both inside and outside, in luxurious ivory silk satin, with tiny silk covered ball feet, and with a deeply-tufted cushion on the lid with brass frame and ormolu mounts; there is an ormolu escutcheon and working key. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880, the memory box was designed to preserve objects of the wedding day. $400/600

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250. German All-Bisque Miniature Doll with Paper Mache Puppet

20" (51 cm.) l. x 18"h. x 12"d. The fine mahogany-cased parlor or portable organ has inlay marquetry designs on the front facade of birds and foliage, a woodcut facade to allow the sound to emanate, original lettering “Gavioli & Cie, Avenue de Taillebourg 2 bis, Paris” and an inlay brass medallion indicating Diplome d’Honneur medals won at the 1867 and 1878 Paris International Expositions. Condition: structurally and musically

6" (15 cm.) Bisque swivel head on bisque torso, cobalt blue glass eyes, painted features, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted shoes and socks, wearing antique gentleman’s costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1900.Value Points: included is his little toy, a paper mache harlequin clown puppet with sculpted cap and painted facial features, original costume. $600/800


251. French Musical Automaton “The Jester Professor Teaching His Puppy” 19" (48 cm.) Posed upon a velvet-covered wooden platform is an amusing scene in which a bisque-head jester professor is standing between a blackboard easel on his right and a paper mache pup posed upon a platform on his left. The jester has white complexion with painted facial decorations, auburn mohair wig, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, and is wearing a (frail) original silk costume with pom-poms, ruffle and matching cap, and is holding a teaching rod. When wound, music plays, the jester turns his head side to side, and waves the rod, as though instructing, while the little pup, resting on his haunches, moves his front paws eagerly up and down, and wags his tail. Condition: mechanism and music function well. Marks: SFBJ 255 Paris 8/0 (clown). Comments: French, circa 1910.Value Points: amusing automaton with jolly activities, is well accented such as ABC’s on blackboard and little book about dogs posed at the front of the jester. $4500/6500

252. Rare Early French Tricycle Riding Horse with Original Saddlery 28" (71 cm.) h. 32"l. The carved wooden horse, posed as though prancing, is resting upon his tricycle base with three spoked wheels, cast iron pedals and steering handles, and having glass inset eyes, original elaborate harness and saddle, and very fine painting and sculpting of details. Excellent condition. French, circa 1865. $1200/1600

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253. Outstanding French Bisque Portrait Bébé by Emile Jumeau in Original Costume 15" (38 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, dark brown glass enamel inset eyes in very wide-cut eye sockets, dark eyeliner, delicately-painted lashes and feathered brows, accented nostrils, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eightloose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2/0 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: early luxury quality premiere bébé with rare eyes known as “wrap-around”, beautiful painting including mauve-blushed eye shadow, original wig, original body and body finish, wearing superb white pique bébé dress, bonnet, undergarments, cream kidskin shoes with silk rosettes signed “4”. $6500/9500

254. Fine 19th Century Miniature Painting of Young Girl in Blue Dress 2" (5 cm.) The oval miniature painting on mother-ofpearl is set in gold frame, with brooch pin back, and features a gentle-faced young girl with flowing brown hair, brown eyes, soft smile, and wearing a blue dress with rows of lace at the bodice. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s. $300/500

255. French All-Bisque Doll with Original Costume, Along with Two Blue Tufted Chairs 4 ½" (11 cm.) doll. Solid domed bisque swivel head on bisque torso, bright blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pertly-shaped lips, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted umber socks and black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4. Comments: for the French market, circa 1885. Value Points: pert-faced little girl has rare painted socks and is wearing original white cotton dress, undergarments and bonnet. Included is a pair of French miniature balloon-backed salon chairs with ebony legs, blue silk tufted upholstery. $800/1300

256. Rare Early French Bisque Bébé by Emile Jumeau with Incised Cartouche Mark 12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, very large brown glass enamel inset eyes in so-called “wrap-around” style, dark eyeliner, lightly-feathered brows, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded lips, heart-shaped upper lip, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks:

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Jumeau (large block letters in cartouche) 1 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878.Value Points: very rare early model with distinctive cartouche signature, unusually fine quality of bisque and painting for this early model, original body and body finish, early linen/cotton dress, undergarments, lace cap, socks, leather shoes. $6500/8500

257. Delightful French Bisque Pouting Character, 252, by SFBJ, Size 0 9" (23 cm.) Bisque socket head of plump-faced toddler, brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes, short stroke brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with pursed pouting lips, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 23 SFBJ 252 Paris 0. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1910. Value Points: rare size 0 of the sought-after pouting character is captivating, enhanced by superb bisque and sculpting. $1200/1500

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258.1. Pair, Early 1800s Miniature Painting of Man and Woman with Especially Fine Characterization 3" (8 cm.) The oval silver frames enclose paintings of a man and woman against a shaded grey background; the woman with flowing grey curls and pronounced strong features especially of nose and chin, with plump cheeks and dark brows, and with an unusual wide brown scarf tied about her throat above a white gathered low bodice gown; the man with tired yet gentle features, balding grey hair, and shadow of a beard, wearing elaborately arranged cravat and collar, black undercollar, and blue jacket with high collar at the back. The reverse of each painting is glass-front over an elaborate arrangement of interwoven hair, presumably of the couple in younger days. Excellent condition except old hairline crack on glass back of woman’s painting. Early 1800s. $400/700

259. Very Dear Petite German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll by Kestner

258. Rare Early German Bisque Child, WSK, with Especially Fine Modeling 15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, small blue glass eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eyeshadow, feathered brows, accented nostrils, very slightly-parted lips with row of porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, early composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: WSK 2. Comments: Wiesenthal, Schindel & Kallenberg of Walterhausen, circa 1885. Value Points: rarely found model with exceptional detail of facial features, especially welldefined modeling about the mouth, unusual blushing of brows, cheeks and dimpled chin. $1200/1800

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10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and throat, small brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, early composition body with jointing at shoulders, hips and knees, straight wrists, antique undergarments, socks, black leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5. Comments: Kestner, circa 1882. Value Points: rare petite size of the very plump-faced doll with choice bisque, painting, body, body finish, wig, and pate. $1200/1500

260. German All-Bisque Doll, Model 102, with Fancy Yellow Boots by Kestner 7" (18 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked feathered brows, accented nostrils, slightly-parted outlined lips, two square-cut upper teeth and one lower, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, muscular legs, tiny ankles, painted


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261. Rare German All-Bisque Barefoot Girl by Kestner 6" (15 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, blue glass sleep eyes, delicately-painted lashes and arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line and prim little smile, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, pin-jointed bisque arms and legs, modeled cupped and folded fingers, bare feet. Condition: generally excellent, Comments: Kestner, circa 1880. Value Points: very rare doll with exquisite detail of modeling such as tiny double chin, muscular legs with tiny ankles and feet, original wig and pate. $1100/1500

262. French Diminutive Bedroom Furnishings and Porcelain Wash Set 10" (25 cm.) h. canopy. Including wooden bed with original grey painted finish and gilt metal trim, with very elaborate lattice-design foot board (few small pieces of trim missing), and high head board with fitted fabric back and wooden canopy, with original bed fittings. Along with similar wooden faux-chest of drawers with hinged lid (having begun as a lavish candy container) with paper and painted cover in delicate shades of mauve and cream. Along with a fine porcelain wash set comprising wash bowl and pitcher, two candle sticks, and three various lidded containers, with delicate decorations of purple violets. Generally excellent. Circa 1885. $800/1200

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263.1. Victorian Miniature Painting of Woman with Flowing Brunette Hair 3" (8 cm.) The oval miniature painting depicts a woman with flowing brunette hair, hair band, beautifullydetailed facial features, enclosed in unusual frame with scrolled details and tiny faux-ruby stones. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s. $300/500

264. Two German All-Bisque Miniature Dolls in Fine Antique Costumes

263. French Bisque Poupée with Cobalt Blue Eyes for Luxury Parisian Shop of Simonne 21" (53 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, cobalt blue glass enamel eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, kid poupée body with gussetjointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, hidden flake low on neck socket. Comments: Simonne (original stamp on torso). Comments: French, circa 1868, the portrait like poupée was sold by the Parisian luxury doll shop of Simonne. Value Points: very beautiful face whose pale bisque contrasts the brilliant blue eyes, antique costume. $2500/3500

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4" (10 cm.) Each is all-bisque with swivel head on bisque torso, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white stockings, black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: wearing well-detailed antique silk costumes, the little pair are posed alongside their antique chairs. $700/900

265. Early 19th Century Painting of Woman with Elaborate Jewelry in Ormolu Frame 5" (13 cm.) x 4". An oval painting of a woman in semi-profile is centered in a very elaborate gilt ormolu frame; the woman with tumbling locks of light brown hair, piquant smile, blue side-glancing eyes to match the blue of her low-bodice gown, and pearl coronet,


265. earrings, and triple strand pearl necklace with center brooch. Excellent condition. French, circa 1840. $400/600

266. French Miniature Chintz-Upholstered Banquette 14" (36 cm.) l. Of unusual design with wide arched back, the wide banquette has original upholstery in flowered chintz on brown ground, accentuated with very deep tufting and pleated skirt. Excellent condition. French, circa 1865. $400/600

267. Lovely French Bisque PoupĂŠe with All-Wooden Articulated Body 17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass enamel inset eyes with darker blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, feathered arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent line between the pale lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French all-wooden fully-articulated body with dowel jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent, some old retouch on hands. Marks: E. 4 B. Comments: Barrois, circa 1865. Value Points: gentle expression enhanced by lovely bisque and painting, all wooden articulated body, beautiful antique gown, undergarments, leather ankle boots. $3200/4500

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269. Two Rare 19th Century Doll Furnishings Including Wheel Chair

10" (25 cm.) Solid domed bisque shoulderhead with plump face, blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth, accented lips, blonde mohair wig in long original braids, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: C.F. Kling, circa 1875. Value Points: all-original closed mouth doll with wonderful original wig, well-detailed original folklore costume and coiffe. $400/600

10" (25 cm.) h. buffet. Including a dessert buffet of maple wood with ebony edging and spindled legs; and a very rare bentwood wheel chair with two large side spoked wheels and a smaller back wheel, foot rest, and woven cane seat. Excellent condition. Germany, mid-1800s, rare models especially rare in this petite size, perfectly scaled for display with 9"-11" dolls. $500/800

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270. Seven French All-Bisque Mignonettes in Factory-Original Costumes 2 ½" (6 cm.) Each has bisque swivel head on bisque torso, jointed bisque arms and legs, painted facial features, mohair wig, painted shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1900.. Value Points: the petite dolls, marketed as “Lilliputians” wear original military costumes including three rare black dolls. $400/600

271. Pair, German All-Bisque Miniature Dolls with Original Costumes 4" (10 cm.) Each has bisque swivel head on bisque torso, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, single stroke brows, painted lashes, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white stockings and black two-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: beautiful little bright-eyed dolls are wearing matching costumes. $300/500

272. Early Wooden Toy of Tumbling Acrobat 6" (15 cm.) l. box. The wooden box with lithographed paper cover has intricately fitted interior drawers and platforms, which, when removed from the box can be assembled as a multi-tier platform. Included a paper 272. mache man with painted hair, facial features, moustache and goatee, and with wooden block torso and wooden flat hands and feet. When the man is placed on the upper tier, he is weighted to tumble forward and over and down the tiered steps, as though turning somersaults in a graceful smooth manner. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: mid-1800s. Value Points: rare toy that is perfectly preserved; although simple in its appearance, the toy is meticulously designed for perfect balance, and has all original parts, painting and costume $1200/1800

273. All-Original Sonneberg Bisque Doll for the French Market in Superb Japanese Costume 17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, open mouth, four teeth, pierced ears, black mohair wig in original coiffure, paper mache body. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1890. Value Points: outstanding original costume of Japanese lady with elaborate coiffure and with embroidered costume including jacket, under-tunic, red silk trousers with butterfly trim, silk slippers designed for bound feet. $1200/1600

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274. Bisque Asian Child, Model 1099, by Simon and Halbig for the French Market 19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head with unusual theatrical complexion, slanted brown glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, black brush-stroked brows, painted lower lashes, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, dimpled chin, pierced ears, black mohair wig, original French composition fully-jointed body by Edmund Daspres (Steiner successor). Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SH 8 Dep 1099 (and red Geschutz stamp). Comments: Simon and Halbig for the French market, with original Steiner body, circa 1910. Value Points: very rare doll with rare complexion and original matching body, beautiful antique silk costume. $1200/1600

275. Fine 18th Century Silk and Velvet Gown and Cape 15" (38 cm.) Of emerald green silk, the fully lined flared gown features full sleeves with handmade lace ruffled cuffs. ruffled lace collar, full length gold silk front panel with soutache silk braid embroidery and inset color “gems�, original undergarments with matched lace, and a silk lined velvet floor-length cape with elaborate gold soutache embroidery. There is some fading, but overall excellent. Appropriate for costuming early wooden, paper mache or wax doll in the 19"-21" range. $1200/1600

276. Three Japanese Carved Wooden Gosho-Ningyo in Playful Poses 4" (10 cm.) Each is one-piece carved wooden figure of chubby cheerful child, having gofun white complexion finish, painted features, one with bald pate and side locks,

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one with black silk fiber hair and playing with hobby horse, and one with bald pate and painted presentation bow at the crown. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (signature lettering on the base of each). Comments: each wears its original orange silk embroidered kimono and is posed on original signed base, Meiji era, late 1800s. Value Points: delightful size of the cheerful children, each with rare accessory such as presentation ribbon. $400/600

277. Three Japanese Kneeling Gosho-Ningyo in Graduated Size with Rare Accessories 2 ½" (6 cm.) 3", and 5". Each is one-piece carved wood with painted white gofun complexion, heavily-lidded eyes, including large gosho with black silk fiber hair with fabric bib, and with sculpted crane and turtle; medium-size gosho with bald pate and side locks, fabric bib, holding a small pup; and smallest model with sculpted turban, fabric bib, and hands posed on sturdy legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Japan, Meiji era, late 1800s. Value Points: wonderful trilogy of story figures with notable sculpted accessories, each with original fabric bib. $800/1100

278. Japanese Paper Mache Ichimatsu with Signature and Original Silk Costume 23" (58 cm.) doll. 23" chair. Solid domed paper mache swivel head on matching shoulder plate, tinted gofun finish, half-moon shaped enamel eyes, brushstroked brows, prominent nose, closed mouth with piquant smile, paperwrapped torso with working bellows crier, composition lower arms and legs, bare feet. Condition: generally excellent, some wear to kimono. Comments: Japan, circa 1890. Value Points: wonderful highly-characterized features,

the doll with original lettered signature on torso, wearing original padded silk crepe kimono. The doll is seated in a silk upholstered wooden chair in the Hepplewhite style (which is included). $800/1200

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279. German Bisque Character Known as “Baby Jean” by Kestner 11" (28 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, blonde brushstroked painted hair, blue glass eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain teeth, tongue, composition bent limb baby body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: JDK Made in Germany. Comments: Kestner, circa 1912, the model is known as Baby Jean. Value Points: finest quality of bisque is enhanced by beautiful complexion, nicely-painted hair, original body and body finish. $500/700

280. Five German Bisque and Porcelain Action Kewpies 2" (5 cm.) - 4 ½". Including bisque seated Kewpie with face resting on hands; bisque seated Kewpie with folded arms, seated on bisque wicker chair; seated porcelain Kewpie shaker holding a white bunny; seated porcelain Kewpie shaker holding a white bunny resting in an orange egg; and tiny porcelain Kewpie shaker holding a grey bunny. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1912, from original designs by Rose O’Neill. Value Points: delightful variations of the action Kewpies. $600/900

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7" (18 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso, very chubby face, blue glass sleep and sideglancing googly eyes, painted lashes, feathered side-slant brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with watermelon-sliceshaped smile, brunette mohair wig, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted blue socks and black one-strap shoes, original folklore costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 401 18 (head) 18 (inside legs). Comments: Germany, circa 1920, mystery maker. Value Points: wonderful expression with well-defined modeling of smile, impish googly eyes. $600/900

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282. shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2085 (Goebel crown mark) Germany (boy); 323 Germany A 11/0 M (girl). Comments: Germany, circa 1920. Value Points: delightful characters in wonderful antique costumes. $700/900

283. Wonderful German Bisque “Jubilee Googly”, 165, by Hertel and Schwab 11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump face, blue glass googly side-glancing eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with watermelon-sliceshaped smile, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing Becassine flannel style costume, undergarments, black leather shoes. Marks: 165 8/0. Comments: Hertel and Schwab, their “Jubilee Googly”, circa 1915. Value

Points: most dear googly expression, especially appealing in this petite size, with fine quality of bisque and complexion. $900/1300

284. Delightful German Bisque Character by Goebel with Toddler Body 17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head with chubby cheeks, small brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eye sockets, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented eye corners, rounded nose with accented nostrils, open mouth with impressed dimples at lip corners, row of porcelain teeth, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (Goebel logo) B 1-5 Germany. Comments: Goebel, circa 1915. Value Points: captivating expression of a delighted child with impressed dimples and laughter lines around the mouth, cheeks, chin and eyes, original body and body finish. $800/1200

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285. Very Rare Earliest Period French Bébé Teteur by Leon Casimir Bru with Bone Turning Knob 14" (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, original nursing rubber ball inside head and round bone turning knob at back of head, round face with very full cheeks and chin, blue glass eyes with darker blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with interior wall having nipple-shaped hole to accommodate to bottle nipple, outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, kid bébé body with curved upper kid arms, bisque arms from below the elbow, separately-sculpted fingers, gusset-jointing at hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent, body is especially sturdy and fresh, perfect bisque hands. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, the very earliest model of his Bébé Teteur, circa 1879, as evidenced by its early Brevete face and by the bone turning knob. Value Points: extremely rare first period Bébé Teteur is superbly preserved, with very beautiful face and bisque, near mint body, and wearing original white pique costume, undergarments, leather shoes, earrings, ruffled bonnet, and carrying original baby bottle in little box. $9000/13,000

286. Petite French Bisque Bébé, Rare Model Figure C, Size 4, by Jules Steiner 10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump rounded face, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, Steiner composition fully-jointed body. Condition: small touched up rub on each cheek, body is original with original finish albeit scuffed and hands very worn. Marks: Steiner Paris Fre C 4. Comments:

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Jules Steiner, circa 1885. Value Points: very rare model with beautiful eyes and expression, dear petite size, beautiful antique dress, undergarments, silk bonnet, leather ankle boots signed C.P. $2800/3500

287. 19th Century Miniature Painting "Lady with Head Scarf" in Ornate Brass Frame 4" (10 cm.) A young lady posed semiprofile has long straight hair that flows behind a wide turbanlike scarf with crown bow, and with softly-formed bangs and curls in front of her ears, painted brown eyes wearing a low-necked white blouse with tucks, lace and blue ribbon band. The painting is set in a brass oval frame enclosed by elaborately scrolled easel back outer frame. An inscription on the back identifies the woman as “The Hon’r Maria Josepha Holroyd, afterwards Lady Stanley of Alderley”; the Stanley family was prominent in British peerage during the 1800s. $300/500

288. French Bisque Poupée by Leon Casimir Bru with Wooden Articulated Arms and Lovely Antique Costume 14" (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, large blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupée body with square cut neckline, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, wooden arms with dowel-jointing at shoulders and elbows, and with swivel wrists. Condition: generally excellent, original light speckling on complexion. Marks: E. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1867, with original Bru body; the model with slightly smiling expression and E letter marking was the precursor of the deposed smiling Bru poupée.Value Points: pretty wide-eyed poupée with tentative smiling expression has original body with articulated wooden arms, and wears original white pique gown with soutache embroidery, undergarments, and silk bonnet with tulle ruffled and silk frou-frou. $3000/4200

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289. Four Small Victorian Hand-Painted Miniature Paintings 1" (3 cm.) - 2". Including oval painting of woman with elegantly drawn back hair held under a lace coiffe, beautiful expression, painted lace collar and earrings; circular painting of blush-cheeked man with unruly curly hair, wearing black velvet jacket; petite round painting of pouting child with short blonde curly hair; and small oval painting of woman with brown side-glancing eyes, and long flowing blonde hair under bonnet. Excellent condition. Early/ mid 1800s. $600/900

290. Two Victorian Mourning Brooches 2 ½" (6 cm.) The brassframed oval brooch with glass front depicts a handdrawn scene of a tall woman posed grieving over a cemetery stone which is 290. inscribed "Not lost, but gone to bliss"; along with a 1 ¼" circular brooch with brass frame and delicatelypainted mourning scene. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s. $300/500

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10" (25 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with uptilted face and elongated throat, brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth with wide center accent line, blonde mohair upswept wig over plaster pate, muslin body with stitch-jointing, bisque lower arms and legs, painted white stockings, black heeled ankle boots, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6/0 172. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910, inspired by drawings by American illustrator, Charles Dana Gibson. Value Points: precious petite fashion doll with original wig, pate, body, and lovely bisque and presence. $800/1200

292. Set of Jewelry Depicting 18th Century Women 1 ¼" (3 cm.) brooch. A matching brooch and ring, each with silverplate frame accented with rhinestones and faux-rubies, the brooch with two oval miniature 292. painting of 18th century women with elaborate coiffures, and a matching ring with yet another painting. Excellent condition. Circa 1880. $300/500


293. German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll, 124, Attributed to Kling with Original Bunting 10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale downcast lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 124 1. Comments: C.F. Kling, circa 1885. Value Points: very gentle-featured child with lovely bisque, original body and body finish, the doll wears original antique costume, and is presented in original white pique bunting. $1200/1700

294. Sonneberg Bisque Doll, Model 183, with Closed Mouth by Mystery Maker 23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome, large blue glass inset eyes with darker blue outer rims, thick black eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, thick brushstroked brows with feathered details, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, impressed dimples at philtrum and chin, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig in long ringlet curls, French composition and wooden fullyjointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, body not original. Marks: 183. Comments: Sonneberg, circa 1882. Value Points: dramatic eyes enhanced by rich eye decoration, beautifully-painted lips, lovely antique costume. $900/1200

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The Voyage Continues - Marquis Antique Doll Auction  

January 7, 2017 at the Westin South Coast Plaza, Newport Beach, California to order the catalog http://theriaults.com/catalogs

The Voyage Continues - Marquis Antique Doll Auction  

January 7, 2017 at the Westin South Coast Plaza, Newport Beach, California to order the catalog http://theriaults.com/catalogs