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JULY 10-11, 2021

AT THERIAULT’S STUDIO IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND x AUCTION 11AM EST BOTH DAYS

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Saturday and Sunday,

July 10-11, 2021

at Theriault’s Studio in Annapolis, Maryland

The Auction Begins at 11AM Eastern Both Days

“WITH JUST ONE APPLE” A CATALOGED MARQUIS AUCTION OF FINE ANTIQUE DOLLS Paul Cezanne, the celebrated French PostImpressionist artist wrote, “With an apple I will astonish Paris”. And that he did. In the smaller world of dolls, one might also bestow that praise on Emile Jumeau who throughout his decades-long reign of the French doll world continued to astonish all with his imaginative designs. Notable among the Jumeau designs was the Series Fantastique introduced in 1892, coincidentally during the very peak of the Cezanne era, and notable among the models of that series was the virtually neverfound 218, portrait of an astonished child. It is that rare doll that highlights Theriault’s eagerly-awaited annual Summer Marquis auction to be conducted July 10 and 11 in Annapolis Maryland at Theriault’s studio gallery. Two important private collections are headlined at the July Marquis auctions. Saturday will center on Part I of the Luann Guleserian Collection. Over several decades the very private California collector sought the rare and unusual of French and German bisque. Her dolls range from the stunningly beautiful bébé by Thuillier which years ago appeared on the cover of a Theriault’s catalog to the beloved early Simon and Halbig series such as “Wendy” and model 128. Small dolls were her favorites and collectors will be thrilled at the number of petite cabinet size dolls to be offered ranging from rare Steiner bébés to gorgeous Bru bébés in sizes 1 and 2. The Saturday auction also includes a wonderful collection of Galluba and Hoffman bathing beauties, wooden-bodied French poupées including the very rare marked Lily, all-bisque mignonettes, fine early wooden and paper mache

dolls, American cloth, alluring automata, and unusual rarities such as a remarkable salesman’s sample barber chair and rarest of teddy bears including 28” Steiff center-seam, Steiff Petsy, and Jopi musical bear. The fun continues on Sunday, July 11 with a plenitude of more wonderful French and German dolls, and features the private collection of well-known Texas collection, Mary Lu Stallings. In addition to her fine antique dolls, she seriously collected the dolls from her own childhood remembrance, particularly the celebrity dolls of the 1930s as well as the entire Patsy and Skippy family of which the auction offers remarkable little-known examples. Too, there are dolls from Dewees Cochran studio, the soughtafter Cissy fashion doll by Madame Alexander, Lenci, more Steiff rarities, French toys, miniature rooms, and all the surprises you’ve come to expect at a Theriault’s Marquis auction. Both days promise wonderful childhood treasures, 1780-1950, that will keep collectors wide-eyed and entertained. The 180-page full-color catalog with detailed descriptions of each lot can be ordered for $59. For more information or to order the catalog visit www.theriaults.com or call 410-224-3655. There are many options for bidding including traditional absentee bidding, live telephone bidding, live internet bidding, and pre-bidding on internet. Collectors are invited to telephone Theriault’s customer service at 410-224-3655, email info@theriaults.com or visit www.theriaults.com. Appointments can also be made to remotely view specific lots prior to the auction. x

A special inclusion in the July Marquis auction is the early miniature glassware collection of Cynthia Mangee, many of which pieces were photographed in the book, Toy Glass, by Doris Lechler. The collection ranges from very fine French glass with enamel decorations to American pattern glass whose designs range from childhood nursery tales to elaborate geometric designs that are so rare to find.

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If you’re attending the UFDC convention in Baltimore in July, Theriault’s will deliver your winning purchases to you in the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore on Tuesday or Wednesday, July 20 or 21. Please note that deliveries must be made to you or your assigned

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person only, and that standard shipping and handling fees apply, but there are no additional personal-service charges. And the best news – for this auction only – there is no minimum bid amount. Whether you pay $50 or $50,000, we’ll bring your doll to your hotel doorstep. x

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The full-color commemorative Catalog is available for $59 by calling 410-224-3655 or visit www.theriaults.com.

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Get Close-Up and Personal with Your Favorite Dolls from Theriault’s Face2Live is Theriault’s new service that allows you to view on live video feed close-ups of a few dolls you are most interested in. Call 410-224-3655 or email info@theriaults.com to schedule an appointment. Then simply go to theriaults.com and click the handy button on the side of the main page. From there you will be connected to one of our staff on video chat (you do not have to be on video yourself) who can either get the doll you are interested in right then or schedule an appointment with you later. A great way to get a close up look of features and face in a live private video session. Available Monday through Friday 9AM-4PM Eastern.

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The “Series” Bébés of Jules Steiner in the July Marquis Auction It is fair to say that the 1880s were the halcyon days of the classic French bébé. The bébé had proven its mettle in the market and the poupée lady doll had lost favor, now bowing to this new child doll. The major dollmakers such as Jumeau, Bru and Schmitt paid homage, too, feeding the public demand with a plenitude of exquisite dolls. Their dolls were costumed each season with the finest au courant styles, their bodies evolved to allow facile child play, and while the facial model of these firms evolved a bit with new styles of painting (pale or creamy or rosy), and eye colors and wig styles and costumes, each firm’s basic bébé model remained constant. With one exception. Those were the bébés of the Jules Steiner firm during the 1880s, created during the Jules Achille Bourgoin ownership/ management era. Those were the bébés marked “Sie” (series) and a letter marking A, B, C, D, E, F, or G, sometimes along with the red ink script signature of Monsieur Bourgoin. Each of these models is unique. Each is quite rare. And they are, simply put, compelling and beautiful.

Lot #1. Petite Series C Steiner

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Four of the Series models from Part I of the Luann Guleserian Collection are offered in Theriault’s July 10 Marquis auction “With Just One Apple”. The first lot of the auction is a dainty 10” Series C bébé, size 3/0, with signed Steiner eyes, wearing her outstanding original blue silk dress and velvet bonnet, created just for her from the luxury Parisian boutique where she was first presented in 1882. Another petite

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10” example, also size 3/0, is the elusive Series G. The model was described by Dorothy McGonagle in her book The Dolls of Jules Steiner as the “most compelling and most sublime” of the Steiner dolls, and this example offered is surely so. A larger 19” example of the Series G is also offered wearing her very fine original blue silk dress. The Series E model is especially charming, notable for her very large eyes and gentle smile, acquired by Luann Guleserian from Theriault’s auction of the Puppen and Spielzeug Museum of Vienna. The model is described by McGonagle as “one of the more whimsically appealing faces found on Jules Steiner’s bébés” and that she is. And finally, there is the Series B, with equally compelling eyes and a most captivating expression. Each of the “series” model bébés from the Jules Steiner firm is a precious treasure, not only rarely found, as it seems that few were produced during their 1880s decade of production, but also captivating in expression and of very fine quality. They are all presented in Theriault’s “With Just One Apple” Marquis auction. For further study visit The Dolls of Jules Nicolas Steiner by Dorothy McGonagle

Lot #40. Series G Steiner

Lot #41. Series G Steiner

(Hobby House Press, 1988) and The Encyclopedia of French Dolls by Francois and Danielle Theimer (Gold Horse Publishing, 2006) which offers fascinating biographical information about this most interesting dollmaker. x

Lot #58. Series E Steiner

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The Very Rare Model 218 from Jumeau’s “Series Fantastique” About 1890 the salon pieces of French automaton maker, Leopold Lambert, were in high demand. And while many clients were content with the pretty classic bébé who daintily powdered her face while admiring her image, Lambert saw the opportunity of presenting automaton with an expressive face that more clearly fit with the mechanical action. How about a child who has just broken her favorite doll? Shouldn’t she be crying? (Clark #18) Or a baker exhibiting his playful kitten hidden under a brioche? A mischievous smile surely accentuated that action! (Clark #170). But where could he find the models that evinced such expression? Where else but his fellow entrepreneur Emile Jumeau? And thus, the art character models of Jumeau began their life. These automaton heads included various exotic persons as well as laughing, crying and whistling children. And there the Lambert/Jumeau story takes a twist. The Jumeau Book by François Theimer and Florence Theriault writes of this: “So pleased was Jumeau with this sculptural project that the decision was made to also produce the characters in bébé form…So successful was his endeavor that character bébé models were then added to the line that were first made as automaton heads”. Putting his design team to work, Jumeau reworked the shape of the neck into the classic “light-bulb” shape of the bébé head, rather than the straight-sided neck needed by Lambert. He worked to create a variation in size although petite or

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grand sizes were never presented. The bébés were offered in sizes 9,10,11,12, and 13 only, with the exception of models 203 and 211 which were also produced in size 8. Jumeau called these bébés “Series Fantastique”. Yet, sadly, these wonderful dolls failed on the marketplace. Perhaps they were too expressive for a clientele that wanted an idealistically pretty doll for their child. Perhaps it was their expense; the 1899 inventory of the Jumeau firm cites their price which was nine times the price of his standard bébé. At any rate, the bébés appear to have only been presented on special commission or as exhibition models during the short 8 years of their existence.

featured dolls of four different complexion tones ranging from ebony black to light brown to amber to white. While most of the bébés from this series had the classic tete model The dolls are extremely rare. Evidence lies in the 1899 face, in an extremely inventory of the Jumeau firm upon its merging into SFBJ. few instances the variant This was especially true of the 218 model shown on this page. This valuable inventory cites that only 16 examples of complexions appeared the 218 model in size 11 existed in the firm’s inventory, and on “Series Fantastique” it is probable that most of these were white-complexioned. models. Such an example is the light-brownTo understand this rarity, note that, in comparison, in complexioned 218 bébé 1886 Jumeau sold 130,000 standard bébés, and in 1892 he shown on this page. It is claimed to employ 1000 workers at this Montreuil factory. the only example known to exist. At the same time, and likely aiming to appeal to the wealthy international traveler who visited Paris, Jumeau The Series Fantastique ended in 1899, less than a decade introduced his series “Bébés de Quatre Continents” which into its life, although, as a last hurrah, the models were featured in a series of postcards created for the 1900 L’Exposition Universelle in Paris. This landmark doll, the browncomplexioned model 218 from the “Series Fantastique”, is featured on the cover of Theriault’s July 2021 Marquis auction catalog, “With Just One Apple”. x Top: Character-faced models appearing in postcards from the 1900 L’Exposition Universelle in Paris. Middle: 1889 inventory listing for model 218. Left: About 1890 Leopold Lambert commissioned Jumeau to create a series of “character” faces that would enhance his automata. Two examples are shown here. Those models were the origin of the Jumeau 200 character series dolls.

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Bidding Is Easy At Theriault’s Bid Live on the Internet Plan to spend the day at the auction in the comfort of your home. Watch and listen to the auction live, and get ready to bid live when the dolls of your choice come up for auction.

Bid on the Telephone Theriault’s President and Head Auctioneer, Stuart Holbrook

Choose your dolls, and then call our office to make a reservation for telephone bidding. We call you when your dolls of choice come up for bidding, and you bid just as though you were there.

Every Theriault’s auction brims with new discoveries for your collection. So why not join Bid Absentee in on the bidding fun? It’s Place your bids right up to the time of auction by mail, fax, easy. Choose your favorite email or phone. Advise us of the way to bid and prioritize lots and your top bid. We will bid for you fairly and competitively. your choices.

We Can Answer All Your Questions Call Theriault’s at 410-224-3655 or email info@theriaults.com and we’ll review all the details and help you choose the option that’s best for you. We also now offer scheduled private video previews.

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Dollmastery Vignette Series Watch Florence Theriault’s educational videos about antique dolls — available for viewing on YouTube.

Simply visit YouTube.com/TheriaultsDolls After July 1st, watch for new videos featuring rare dolls from the July 10-11, 2021 auction to be sold at the Marquis Auction Event at Theriault’s Studio in Annapolis, MD.

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Upcoming Doll Auctions July RENDEZVOUS AUCTIONS, conducted at Theriault’s Annapolis headquarters, are traditional live auction style along with live video feed for your home entertainment, and are available for bidding absentee, pre-bidding online, live online or by telephone at the time of the auction. Wednesday Evening, July 21. 7 PM EST. Rendezvous: Antique Dolls and Playthings.

Wednesday Evening, July 28. 7 PM EST. Rendezvous: American Composition Dolls of the 1930s. Wednesday Evening, August 11. 7 PM EST. Rendezvous: French and German Antique Dolls.

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& August 2021 at Theriault’s

Wednesday Evening, August 18. 7 PM EST. Rendezvous: Ginny Dolls, The Early Years, Part I. The private collection of Mary Lou Stallings. Wednesday Evening, August 25. 7 PM EST. Rendezvous: Ginny Dolls, The Early Years, Part II. The private collection of Mary Lou Stallings. FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 FIFTY FORWARD AUCTION. Estate Finds of Childhood Treasures Lots begin closing at 7 PM. A timed internet only auction where everything starts at $50. Please call 410-224-3655 with any questions or email info@theriaults.com.

AND, FINALLY, ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, THERIAULT’S FAMOUS TEN2GO AUCTION RETURNS. Yes, the auction room is open, and you are invited to attend for bidding on more than 500 lots. Where everything starts at $10 and you must be there to bid. No internet, telephone or absentee bids at the Ten2Go auction.

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Come Visit The New FlorenceandGeorge.com In the early 1970s Florence and George Theriault cast off their lucrative and stable careers to open a small country auction house in rural Pennsylvania. They didn’t make more money, they made less. They didn’t work fewer hours, they worked more, but they were their own bosses. Within ten years that small auction company became an internationally renowned antique auction firm. Later Theriault’s moved to Annapolis, Maryland, and a sister company, Dollmasters, was founded by Florence and George. Where Theriault’s would offer people unparalleled antique collectibles, Dollmasters presented collectors with a mix of hand-crafted art pieces and old store stock discovered by Florence and George as they toured the world gathering antiques. Dollmasters distinguished itself as the mail-order company that didn’t simply offer every item it could find; they picked and chose the ones they would be proud to have in their own homes.

Shopping couldn’t be easier at the great new Florence and George! Better, faster, and still the name you’ve come to trust with F&G!

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Overwhelmed? Moving to a smaller home? Faced with handling a family estate? Or just deciding to downsize your collection. Collectors tell us the word that most describes their feeling is “overwhelmed”. Not to worry. For more than 50 years, Theriault’s has been the “little engine that could” in helping collectors and families accomplish that task effortlessly. We listen to you. We evaluate your dolls and lay out a plan to accomplish your goals. And then, if you agree, we do all the work. Our full-time professional staff travels to your home, inventories your property, carefully packs and transports in our own secure vehicles, prepares and markets your dolls for auction,

and presents them to collectors worldwide whose trust in Theriault’s is borne out by the prices they are willing to bid. You just sit back and breathe a sigh of relief. Stuart Holbrook, President of Theriault’s, is traveling throughout the country now, visiting with collectors by appointment. If you have questions or would like to schedule a noobligation complimentary appointment, call Theriault’s at 410-224-3655 or email info@theriaults.com.

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Yes, It’s the Best Market for Dolls Seen in 20 Years This is the question being asked daily by collectors worldwide. The results achieved at Theriault’s since March of 2020 are testament to a rise in collecting not seen in 20 years. x Every auction since March has seen dramatic increases in engagement that continues to rise each month. With the January event registering the most bidders and bids experienced in decades. x As well, Theriault’s has added the largest percentage of new customers and collectors seen in years. x People have discovered and rediscovered the joy of collecting at a time when the comforts and assurance of our hobby has taken on new meaning. And the result are prices and demand not seen in years. x Yes, the collector or family who is considering selling all or parts of a collection is, indeed, in a position of unique opportunity.

If your curiosity is piqued and you want to learn more, why not schedule a safe and private meeting with Theriault’s president, Stuart Holbrook. He carefully travels solo around the country during these times and is ready to meet with you, vaccinated, masked and properly socially-distanced in your home. Even better, Stuart will be traveling throughout the US during the next 30-60 days. His market expertise and work with collectors at crucial moments is regarded worldwide.

And, even if you are not sure quite yet, he can provide plans and steps towards the future as well. If you would like to schedule a noobligation get-together in your home with Stuart, simply call 410-224-3655. One of our staff will gather your info and work to get you an appointment during this window. And what a window it is! For those who have been waiting for the right time, this is indeed it.

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Theriault's Summer 2021 Doll Auction Brochure  

With Just One Apple. July 10-11, 2021 at the Theriault's Studio in Annapolis, Maryland. To order the catalog https://www.theriaults.com/cata...

Theriault's Summer 2021 Doll Auction Brochure  

With Just One Apple. July 10-11, 2021 at the Theriault's Studio in Annapolis, Maryland. To order the catalog https://www.theriaults.com/cata...

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