A Circle of Dolls

A Circle of Dolls

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A Circle of Dolls

A Circle of Dolls

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50th Anniversary Marquis Antique Doll Auction. The antique dolls will be presented in a commemorative catalog which includes many historical references. The auction takes place at the Ritz Carlton in Santa Barbara, CA. To order a catalog visit www.theriaults.com/catalogs

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Swiss Carved Wooden Doll by Huggler in Original Costume 500/800

Lot # 250 (Sale Order: 251 of 326)      

18" (46 cm.) Carved wooden socket head, carved hair in centerpart with defined coiled braids at side of head, painted brown eyes, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brow...mores, closed mouth, pert chin, all-wooden body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, painted red stockings and black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Huggler of Switzerland, circa 1920. Value Points: wonderful detail of carving, wearing factory-original Swiss folklore costume. 

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Eleven Early Carved Wooden Characters from Punch and Judy Puppet Theatre 700/1100

Lot # 251 (Sale Order: 252 of 326)      

4" (10 cm.) heads. 16" overall. The complete set of hand-carved wooden puppets include characters from the classic favorite theatre group, each with individually-defined ...morefeatures and accessories, and with hand-painted details, each attached to original cloth costume with attached wooden hands and lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: late 1800s. Value Points: rare to find complete set with wonderfully-preserved original finish, unique characterization, and even original costumes. 

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American Oil-Painted Brown-Eyed Columbian Doll by Emma Adams 1400/1800

Lot # 252 (Sale Order: 253 of 326)      

19" (48 cm.) All-cloth doll with egg-shaped head, flat-dimensional facial features, oil-painted facial features and hair, painted brown eyes with painted all-around eyeli...morener, single-stroke brows, outlined nose, closed mouth, brown painted curls, stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, oil-painted lower arms and legs, bare feet. Condition: generally excellent, typical paint rubs. Comments: Columbian Doll presented by Emma Adams at the Columbian Exposition of 1892 and became the first American doll to win the Gold Medal. Value Points: very artistic painting especially around the eyes, with original costume. 

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American Oil-Painted Blue-Eyed Columbian Doll by Emma Adams in Petite Size 1100/1400

Lot # 253 (Sale Order: 254 of 326)      

14 1/2" (37 cm.) All-cloth doll with egg-shaped head, flat-dimensional facial features, oil-painted facial features and hair, painted blue eyes, single-stroke brows, roun...moreded outlined nose, closed mouth with well-shaped lips, brown swirling painted curls, stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, oil-painted lower arms and legs, bare feet. Condition: generally excellent, few very minor paint rubs. Marks: Columbian Doll Emma E. Adams Oswego Estates N.Y. (stamp on torso). Comments: the cottage industry dolls of Emma Adams were presented at the Chicago International Exposition ("Columbian Exposition") of 1892 wherein it was awarded the Gold Medal, the first American doll to win this international award. Value Points: rarer petite size of the pivotal American doll, with original finish, antique costume. 

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American Lithographed Cloth Doll "Little Jack Horner" from Babyland Rag Series 200/400

Lot # 254 (Sale Order: 255 of 326)      

15" (38 cm.) Print-lithographed fabric face which is stitch-attached to firmly-stuffed muslin head form, well-defined facial features and hair, muslin body with stitch jo...moreinting at shoulders and hips, mitten hands with defined thumbs. Condition: generally excellent, slightly age-darkened. Comments: Babyland Rag from Horsman, circa 1912, Little Jack Horner as shown in an early catalog of the firm. Value Points: well-preserved doll wearing original crisply-preserved costume and kidskin shoes. 

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Pair, American Cloth Dolls, Jan and Greta, from Babyland Rag Doll Series 400/500

Lot # 255 (Sale Order: 256 of 326)      

15" (38 cm.) Each has lithographed printed face and hair which is stitch-attached to muslin head form, muslin body with stitch jointing at shoulders and hips, mitten hand...mores with defined thumbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: from the Babyland Rag Series of Horsman, the dolls, advertised as having "life-like" faces, are Dutch boy and girl, named Jan and Greta, and were offered as a premium for selling subscriptions to Children's magazine in 1908. Value Points: beautifully-preserved dolls wearing their factory original costumes, with fine detail of facial design. 

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American Brown-Complexioned Stockinette Doll Known as Beecher-type 1100/1300

Lot # 256 (Sale Order: 257 of 326)      

21" (53 cm.) Firmly stuffed dark-brown stockinette head with well defined stitch-shaped facial features, cut-out eye sockets with eye whites, black shoe button eyes, embr...moreoidered eyeliner and brows,well-shaped embroidered red lips, black yarn hair cap, original brown cotton sateen body with stitch jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, mitten hands, original costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: American, circa 1895, sometimes attributed to Julia Beecher, of Elmira, New York, whose stockinette dolls were made in the Congregational Church sewing circle of Elmira, New York, from 1893 to 1910, under the name Missionary Rag Babies. Value Points: rare-to-find doll in well-preserved original condition. 

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Early English Rag Doll of Hand-Woven Linen with Oil-Painted Face 2200/2800

Lot # 257 (Sale Order: 258 of 326)      

26" (66 cm.) All-cloth doll of hand-woven linen with stitched-on flat-dimensional face, oil-painted complexion, features and painted shaded brown hair, half-moon shaped b...morelue eyes with white eyedots and brown upper shading, mouth painted as though open with two lower teeth and shaded lips, applied nose, softly-stuffed body, oil-painted hands with crudely-shaped fingers, stitched bonnet rim framing the face, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: an early attached paper label reads "Jane - circa 1690-1700, English rag doll made of hand woven linen, hands and face oil painted, triangle nose". Value Points: well-preserved and most appealing doll with interesting provenance note, unique construction. 

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Pair, German Carved Wooden Dolls in Original Costumes 600/900

Lot # 258 (Sale Order: 259 of 326)      

14" (36 cm.) Each has carved wooden head with deeply-defined hair and facial features, on all-wooden body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, sculpt...moreed fingers, chip-carved lower legs with painted stockings and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: the dolls were sculpted and costumed in the Harz Mountains of Northern Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: fine detail of carving includes handsome visage on gentleman, carved coiled braid on woman, both wearing their original wool folklore costumes. 

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American Wooden Farm Set by Schoenhut with Farmer, Wife and Four Animals 1200/1500

Lot # 259 (Sale Order: 260 of 326)      

8" (20 cm.) Each all-wooden, including Farmer and Wife, each with two-part head, painted hair and facial features (Farmer with goatee) and each wearing factory-original c...moreostume. With glass-eyed open-mouth goat with carved horns, leather ears, and leather beard and tail; and four painted eye animals including pig, goose, cow with cowbell and leather ears, and wolf with carved tail. Condition: overall very good, excellent finish on all animals except cow which is well-scuffed. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1910. Value Points: rare Style I Farmer and Wife with original finishes. 

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American Cloth Doll by Gertrude Rollinson, Rare Wigged Variation 1800/2500

Lot # 260 (Sale Order: 261 of 326)      

21" (53 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed molded face, painted complexion and features, shaded blue eyes, thick dark upper eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, close...mored mouth with row of painted teeth, brunette human hair wig, stitched-on original muslin cap, muslin stitch-jointed body with oil-painted lower arms and legs, bare feet, antique dress, pinafore, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (Rollinson red stamp on back torso). Comments: Gertrude Rollinson, inventor and patent holder of the distinctive cloth doll, produced by the Utley company of Holyoke, Massachusetts, circa 1920. Value Points: very artistic painting of the rare doll, few examples exist and virtually none in this fine state of preservation; the wigged variation is especially rare. 

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Petite French Bisque Bebe by Gaultier with Early Block Letters 2800/3500

Lot # 261 (Sale Order: 262 of 326)      

12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, arched brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth,...more accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F. 5 G. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1880, early period bebe from the firm. Value Points: very dear petite bebe with beautiful spiral-threaded eyes, fine modeling of plump cheeks. 

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Pair, Very Rare French Carton Dolls with Original Costumes 1100/1500

Lot # 263 (Sale Order: 263 of 326)      

12" (30 cm.) Each has carton-pressed head with sculpted grey hair, painted facial features depicting aged man and woman with incised age lines, paper-wrapped armature tor...moreso and upper legs, paper mache hands and lower legs, each posed standing upon wooden base. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, mid-1800s, their armature bodies have 1854 dates on newspaper wrap. Value Points: each wearing original costume of French country people during post-Revolution days, the man with fine leather leggings, smock, bi-corn hat with emblem. The dolls are shown in The Encyclopedia of French Dolls by Theimer, page 223. 

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French Walnut Recamier with Original Tufted Burgundy Velvet Upholstery 800/1200

Lot # 264 (Sale Order: 264 of 326)      

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 d...moreeeply tufted burgundy velvet and edged with gold cording. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880, a rare style with original upholstery

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Beautiful French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bebe by Gaultier with Early Block Letter Markings 3200/4200 

Lot # 265 (Sale Order: 265 of 326)      

12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, rose blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed ...moremouth with heart-shaped upper lip, plump cheeks and throat, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F. 1 G. (head) T.D. (body stamp). Comments: Gaultier, early block letter marking indicating earliest bebe production, circa 1878. Value Points: beautiful bebe with superb bisque, very fine body with original finish, lovely antique costume. 

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Beautiful French Bisque Poupee by Gaultier in Antique Burgundy Walking Suit 3500/4200

Lot # 266 (Sale Order: 266 of 326)      

22" (56 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with rich spiral threading and darker blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, ...morepainted lashes, rose blushed eyeshadow, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, richly-accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid gusset-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1875. Value Points: fine lustrous patina of complexion, beautifully painted eye details, very sturdy body, antique burgundy woolen walking suit. 

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Beautiful French Bisque Poupee with Dehors Articulation and All-Wooden Body 3500/4500

Lot # 267 (Sale Order: 267 of 326)      

18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, Dehors neck articulation allowing the head to tilt forward and side-to-side as well as swivel, cobalt b...morelue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, rose blushed eyeshadow, arched brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4. Comments: French, circa 1870. Value Points: beautiful poupee whose rarity factors include Dehors neck articulation and wooden body is wearing lovely antique costume. 

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Early French Silk Costume in the Enfantine Mode 700/900

Lot # 268 (Sale Order: 268 of 326)      

For 16"-17" poupee of the Huret era. Of brown taffeta with interwoven black stripes, the box-pleated skirt is trimmed with blue ribbon overlaid with black fringe, with ma...moretching bodice straps. Excellent condition. French, in the manner of Huret although unsigned, circa 1860. 

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French All-Bisque Mignonette with Cobalt Blue Eyes 500/700

Lot # 269 (Sale Order: 269 of 326)      

5" (13 cm.) All-bisque with swivel head, cobalt blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, single-stroke brows, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque...more arms and legs, painted white stockings and blue rims, black two-strap heeled shoes, lace costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1882. Value Points: very sweet face with solemn expression on the early mignonette. 

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French Rosewood Psyche Mirror and Collection of Poupee Accessories 700/1000

Lot # 270 (Sale Order: 270 of 326)      

9" (23 cm.) h. mirror. The rosewood framed mirror with ebony edging is attached to hinged bracket legs and has silk backing. Along with Modes de Paris hat box with black ...morebonnet; carved bone combs on original French card; set of turquoise and gold bead necklace and earrings in original glass front box; pair of leather ankle boots; pair of opera glasses with Stanhope image; and six various piece of jewelry. Excellent condition. French, circa 1870. 

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French Miniature Porcelain Dinnerware in Original Presentation Box 200/300

Lot # 271 (Sale Order: 271 of 326)      

10" (25 cm.) x 6". Presented in a blue cardstock box with gilt decorations enclosing a colorful engraving "La Dinette", the box lettered "Nonnettes de Dijon" is a tiny po...morercelain dinner service of stenciled blue designs on white. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875. 

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German Bisque "Rosa Bonheur" Doll with Sculpted Hair and Glass Eyes 1100/1500

Lot # 272 (Sale Order: 272 of 326)      

15" (38 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with sculpted short brown side-parted hair arranged with rolled curls, cobalt blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lower lashes, singl...moree-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, sculpted bodice with gilt-edged collar and flowing bow tie, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870, the doll is believed to be a portrait of the French 19th century painter, Rose Bonheur, which it remarkably resembles. Value Points: especially fine example of the model with wonderful detail of hair, glass eyes, antique gentleman's clothes and accessories including gold-tipped walking stick. 

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American Porcelain Portrait of Dapper Gentleman with Top Hat by Martha Thompson 1100/1500

Lot # 273 (Sale Order: 273 of 326)      

15" (38 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of gentleman with sculpted black top hat perched atop brown hair with deeply-defined sideburns, painted brown eyes, black eyeliner, sc...moreulpted moustache, cloth body, porcelain lower limbs, black painted boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: MDT 54. Comments: fashionable gentleman of the 1840 era is depicted by the famed American artist, Martha Thompson. Value Points: rare model by the esteemed artist, wearing original foppish costume of his era created by Martha Yeske. The doll was acquired by its present owner nearly 60 years ago from Mrs. Yeske and has remained in her possession until now. 

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Very Rare American Porcelain Lady with Crown by Martha Thompson 1100/1600

Lot # 274 (Sale Order: 274 of 326)      

14" (36 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of slender-faced lady with elongated throat, blonde sculpted hair waved from face and forming into long finger curls at the back of he...moread, sculpted gilt crown enhanced with faux-emeralds and rubies, pierced ears, painted blue downcast eyes, closed mouth, sculpted gilt necklace, cloth body, porcelain arms and legs, gold painted shoes, sculpted bracelets. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: MDT 54. Comments: Martha Thompson, 1954 from her portrait series of 19th century royalty; another example of the model was offered without the crown. Value Points: rare model with wonderful modeling of crown, necklace and bracelets, wearing original couturier gown by Martha Yeske who was a close fellow collector of Martha Thompson. The doll was acquired by its present owner nearly 60 years ago from Mrs. Yeske and has remained in her possession until now. 

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American Porcelain Lady of the 1850 Era by Martha Thompson 1100/1400

Lot # 275 (Sale Order: 275 of 326)      

14" (36 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead depicting young lady with brown sculpted hair drawn into a topknot and decorated with a garland of yellow flowers, painted brown eyes,...more closed mouth, demure expression, cloth body, porcelain lower limbs, painted black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: MDT 54. Comments: Martha Thompson, circa 1954, from her series of 19th century historical fashion dolls. Value Points: rare model by the celebrated artist, wearing superb silk costume by Martha Yeske who worked in close collaboration with Thompson in designing costumes. The doll was acquired by its present owner nearly 60 years ago from Mrs. Yeske and has remained in her possession until now. 

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