"Wish List" - Marquis Auction Weekend

"Wish List" - Marquis Auction Weekend

Saturday, November 6, 2021  |  11:00 AM Eastern
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"Wish List" - Marquis Auction Weekend

"Wish List" - Marquis Auction Weekend

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DAY ONE. An important two-day event featuring 500 antique dolls from private collections highlighted by the personal collection of celebrated dealer/collector Val Star of Naples, Florida, previously Illinois, centering on important French dolls from the most illustrious makers. Also included is the Sasha Doll collection of Linda Levi and the rareSchoenhut Doll collection of Jacqueline Barr. More than 500 dolls in the two-day event. Catalog available for $59. For more information visit http://www.theriaults.com

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German All-Bisque Ballerina En Pointe in Original Presentation 600/800

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 316)      

8" (20 cm.) including base. The all-bisque figurine of lady is posed en pointe, her head elegantly inclined to the side, and with jointed arms, having painted facial feat...moreures with enamel finish on blue eyes which closely emulates glass, closed mouth with smiling expression, brunette mohair wig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: exquisite painting of features, wearing original floral and lace trimmed costume and posed on matching cushion.

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Viennese Gilded Metal Musical Cabinet with Enamel Court Scenes 800/1100

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 316)      

6 1/2" (17 cm.) Of cast metal with gilded finish, the French style vitrine has three glass sides and mirrored back door with hinged closing, arched crest and ball feet, a...morend painted enamel scenes in the Watteau manner around the base of all four sides. There is a musical box hidden in the base which operates from hand-wind key. Excellent condition. Austrian, late 1800s.

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French Bisque Bebe by Gaultier with Early Block Letter Markings 3000/3800

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 316)      

14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, large amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, fringed brows, accented nostrils ...moreand eye corners, closed mouth, shaded outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, body is not original but is appropriate of the era, style and size. Marks: F 6 G. (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1880. Value Points: beautiful early period bebe with entrancing amber brown eyes, lovely bisque, original body finish.

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Very Rare Petite French Ebony-Complexioned Bisque Poupee G.P. with Trousseau 5000/7500

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 316)      

11" (28 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with rich dark brown complexion, dark brown enamel inset eyes, painted black lashes and brows, closed mouth with coral shaded lips, untin...moreted ears, black kid poupee body with gusset-jointed hips, bisque arms to above the elbows. Condition: generally excellent, body especially sturdy, perfect bisque hands. Marks: G 1 P. Comments: Maker is identified as Gaudinot & Popineau of Paris, circa 1870, according to The Panorama of Parisienne Dolls by Danielle and Francois Theimer. Value Points: rare petite size with fine original body and bisque arms, flawless complexion, along with trousseau of four original gowns, three bonnets, hat box, and various accessories.

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Pair, All-Original French Bisque Miniature Dolls with Amusing Mechanical Action 1200/1500

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 316)      

6" (15 cm.) Each has bisque socket head, blue or brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig, paper mache shaped body, wire upper ...morearms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 0. Comments: French, circa 1885. Value Points: each is wearing its (frail) original costume and when leg or torso is pushed an amusing action occurs: one raises and lowers the mask he is holding to his face, and the other lifts up and down the tiny party marotte he is holding.

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19th Century Gilded Miniature Mantel Clock in the Art Nouveau Style 400/500

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 316)      

6 1/2" (17 cm.) The cast brass clock with elegant Art Nouveau shape has gilded finish and a central enamel clock face, with incised markings of "The Jennings Brothers Mfg...more Co, Bridgeport, Conn" and three patent dates in 1890 and 1891. Structurally excellent, mechanism needs adjustments.

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French Bisque Poupee by Huret with Wooden Articulated Body 11,000/13,000

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 316)      

18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head with plump cheek modeling on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, heavily-modeled eyeliners, painted lashe...mores, fringed brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with upturned lip corners, pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, all-wooden poupee body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and with and extra pivot swivel at waist and thighs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Huret, circa 1865. Value Points: especially charming face enhanced by subtle blush on plump cheeks and rounded chin tip, rare deluxe body, wearing fine antique green woolen walking suit, undergarments, bonnet, leather purse with tassels, and (unsigned) Huret leather shoes.

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French Bisque Bebe Steiner in Original Boutique Costume 3200/3500

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 316)      

14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial modeling, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, thickly fringed brows, shaded nostri...morels, closed mouth with shaded and accented lips, upturned lip corners, brunette mohair wig over Steiner pate, French composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Steiner Paris Fre A 9 (head) Le Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1889. Value Points: all-original bebe wearing boutique lace dress with embroidered detail and silk ribbons, undergarments, woven bonnet with lace pleats, blue dangle earrings, leather shoes. The doll was presented by Theriault’s in 2000 from its original Ohio family and since then has remained in the hands of only one collector; shown with the doll in this catalog is a vintage family photograph of their 1890 parlor which includes this doll shown under a glass dome.

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Small French Sedan Chair with Painted Cherubic Scenes 600/900

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 316)      

6" (15 cm.) An enclosed sedan chair ("Chaise a porteur) has three windows with gracefully curved sides, golden velvet seat on the silk-lined interior, and is wonderfully ...morepainted with enamel scenes of cherubs at play along with garlands of flowers and leaves. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880, a rare size of the desirable accessory. Ex-Puppen & Spielzeug Museum.

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German Bisque Googly by Gebruder Heubach and His Little Pup 500/700

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 316)      

7" (18 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, light brown painted hair with center forelock curl, large round side-glancing painted googly eyes, painted long curly upper la...moreshes, single-stroke brows, small rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with primly set lips, five-piece paper mache body, painted shoes and socks, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5 D Heubach (in square) 9594 Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: wonderful wide-eyed expression enhanced by choice quality of bisque, original body; included is all-bisque pup with up-glancing eyes, modeled muzzle, by Heubach.

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German Musical Mechanical Toy "The Seven Musician Orchestra" by Zinner and Sohne 3500/4800

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 316)      

17" (43 cm.) x 16" base. 8"h. dolls. Arranged on a paper and velvet-covered platform are seven bisque head dolls with delightfully-painted clown performer faces and white...more caps, wooden block torso, hands and feet. Standing at the center behind the music stand is the band leader who holds a baton, and around him are six other band members, each holding a different instrument, including drum, accordion, flute, banjo, viola, and violin. When porcelain tipped handle is turned, a merry tune is heard and the players all vigorously play their instruments while the conductor leads. Condition: mechanism functions well, bisque is excellent, costumes are frail, some repairs to wooden base. Comments: Germany, Zinner & Sohne, circa 1890. Value Points: rare extravagant presentation with wonderful unique faces, charming actions, great music.

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French Bisque Bebe Bru Jne, Size 1, Original Costume and Signed Bru Shoes 17,000/23,000

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 316)      

11" (28 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with sculpted bosom and shoulderblades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral-threading, dark ey...moreeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with heart-shaped upper lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid bebe body with kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque forearms and hands, Chevrot hinged hips, wooden lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 1 (head) No 1 Bru Jne (shoulders) Bebe Bru Bte SGDG...(paper label on chest). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1884. Value Points: most desirable facial model is enhanced by choicest bisque, original body and perfect bisque hands, wearing original silk and lace Bru bebe dress and signed Bru shoes, with layered undergarments, woven bonnet.

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All-Original French Bisque Bebe Teteur by Bru with Superb Original Bebe Costume 7000/9000

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 316)      

18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, mohair lashes, rich dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corn...moreers, shaded nostrils, "O"-shaped opening of outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (circle dot symbol) Bru Jne 8. Comments: Bru, circa 1890. Value Points: in pristine unplayed with condition, the Bebe Teteur has original nursing mechanism in head, original wig, pate, mohair lashes, superb bisque and painting, original body and body finish, and is wearing original multi-layered boutique costume highlighted by coral cashmere coat/dress with white chiffon gathered ruffles and cuffs, lace cap with rose silk frou-frou ribbons, and also owns original embroidered cutwork bib, undergarments, and bone baby pacifier with rose silk ribbon.

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Rare 19th Century Miniature Wooden Carriage with Hand-Painted Decorations 900/1200

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 316)      

8" (20 cm.) The wooden carriage with rounded sleigh-shaped bed and four spoked metal wheels, curved metal handle with wooden grip, hinged sunshade, and painted green fini...moresh with painted rose and garland designs. The carriage carries a small German all-bisque baby with painted features and hair. Excellent condition. Circa 1885.

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Three Early and Fine Silver Baby Rattles 500/700

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 316)      

3" (8 cm.) -4". Each is sterling silver with figural designs and dangling silver bells, including Polichinelle-shaped whistle rattle with mother-of-pearl handle; whistle ...morerattle with elaborate embossed design of young girl standing alongside her horse, with mother-of-pearl handle; and elaborate urn-shaped rattle with whistle and coral tip. Excellent condition. Mid/late 19th century.

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Outstanding French Wooden Cabinet with Original Silverplate Service 1200/1600

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 316)      

16" (41 cm.) h. x 11". The shelved wooden cabinet with lithographed paper cover to simulate marble is decorated with gilded ornaments at the crest and which contains an e...morembossed silverplate tea set including tea pot, creamer, sugar, six cups and saucers, candelabra, spoons and menus. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880, the luxury toy is wonderfully preserved.

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Extremely Rare American Wooden "Santa Claus, Sleigh and Reindeer" by Schoenhut 8000/11,000

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 316)      

60" (152 cm.) l. x 11"w. base. 18" Reindeer. 16" Santa. Arranged upon the original wooden platform are four prancing reindeer pulling a wooden sleigh with Santa Claus. Ea...morech reindeer is of handcarved wood with grey painted coat highlighted by a carved underthroat of long fringed mane in shaded white color, has detachable carved wooden antlers, detailed carving of hooves, painted eyes, and decorated with original woven colorful harness and brass bells; each is mounted on a wooden mounting post. The reindeer are pulling a wooden sleigh in which Santa Claus is seated. Santa has solid domed wooden socket head with uniquely carved features including thick white brows and broad nose, and has original white mohair moustache and beard, and original Schoenhut wooden spring-jointed body with holes in feet for posing. He is wearing original costume comprising red flannel hooded jacket with faux-fur trim, black belt, blue cotton pants and black leather Schoenhut boots with holes in soles for posing, with hook in right hand for attaching reins, and has standard incised markings. Condition: generally excellent, some minor touch-up on reindeer, sleigh is not original. Comments: Schoenhut, the Santa Claus with four reindeer were presented in the 1914 Schoenhut catalog with the note, "These goods are not carried in stock and are made to order only". Only five sets are presently known to exist, several with standard Schoenhut head, and this set and one other having the highly-characterized rare head sculpted exclusively for the set by Schoenhut. Value Points: the extremely rare set is wonderfully-preserved and presented, an indication not only of the marketing outreach of the Schoenhut firm, but also its artistry and imagination.

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American Paper Mache Rolly-Dolly of Santa Claus in Rare Size by Schoenhut 700/900

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 316)      

11" (28 cm.) Of paper mache with weighted ball-shaped base, the figure depicts a jolly-faced Santa Claus with sculpted detail of facial features, blue twinkling eyes, thi...moreck white brows, moustache, flowing beard and long wig, traditional Santa costume, and with sculpted toys in his arms and sack at back torso. The figure is designed to merrily tilt from side to side, but never tip over when pushed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Schoenhut, the "rolly-dolly" was introduced by the firm in 1908, and made in a variety of designs. Value Points: rare model in very fine original state of preservation.

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Very Rare All-Original American Wooden "Manikin" as Ringmaster by Schoenhut 2500/3500

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 316)      

19" (48 cm.) All wooden carved doll portraying a slender-bodied adult man designed for use as artist or costume mannequin, carved socket head depicting angular-faced man,...more painted brown hair cropped smoothly to head and covered by attached black tall hat, intaglio painted blue eyes, brown upper eye liner, strong nose, firmly-set lips with center accent line, spring-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, and with swivel ball joint at the waist. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Schoenhut, from their deluxe "Manikin" series, circa 1915. Value Points: very rare all original doll is wearing factory-made original costume depicting a circus Ringmaster and was likely a promotional or special commission doll; the doll is shown in Carol Corson’s The Encyclopedia of Schoenhut Dolls, p. 126, with the comment "his white shirt and pants combination seems to be the same fabric as that was used for the company’s regular Ringmaster".

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American Wooden Clown "Koko" by Schoenhut from Comic Strip 2500/3500

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 316)      

10" (25 cm.) All wooden with swivel head, white clown-painted complexion with "O"-shaped eyes and diamond point brows, red nose and wide red mouth, hinge-jointing at shou...morelders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing original black cotton clown suit and cap with white felt pom-poms and white edging, black painted shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1918, the figure was based upon the cartoon character created by the Fleischer brothers in 1915 in a series of early animation strips from their "Out of the Inkwell" studios; although the cartoon strip and Koko are largely forgotten today, they were wildly popular from 1915 until 1927. Value Points: one of the rarest of the Schoenhut figures, in fine original presentation, with original costume.

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Extremely Rare American Wooden "Japanese Man" by Schoenhut 4500/5800

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 316)      

15" (38 cm.) Carved wooden socket head, amber tinted complexion, carved black hair in side-parted mannish fashion, facial features of adult with strong nose and cheek bon...morees, deeply sculpted half-moon brown-painted eyes with defined heavy lids, eyeliner, thick curvy black brows, cheek blush, closed mouth, wooden spring-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, delicate nose rub. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1915, the figure incorporates a unique painting of Schoenhut’s "Manikin" head with classic Schoenhut child body, described in Carol Corson’s Schoenhut Dolls, A Collector’s Encyclopedia. Value Points: exceptionally rare special-commission doll representing Japanese Man, of which less than 10 are known to exist; with superb painting, and wearing its original multi-layered Japanese costume, in superb state of preservation.

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Three American Paper Mache Rolly-Dollys by Schoenhut 600/800

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 316)      

4" (10 cm.) Each paper mache figure has a weighted rounded base, designed that, when pushed over, it always rights itself up, and each has painted original finish and cos...moretume, including baby with bonnet, moustached performer clown with cap, and Native American child with painted decorations on brown complexion. The clown and Native American child each have original paper label on base "Schoenhut Rolly Dolly Pat. Dec. 15, 1908". Very good condition, Native American child has split on one side seam, each has original painted finish. Schoenhut, circa 1908, especially rare to find with original labels.

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American Wooden Glass-Eyed Lion by Schoenhut 400/500

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 316)      

8" (20 cm.) All-carved Style I lion with ball-jointed neck under cloth ruff mane, glass eyes, carved open mouth with painted teeth, leather ears, jointed legs, cord tail....more Good condition, original finish with some scuffing, some sparseness of mane. Schoenhut, Style I lion, the only example made with cloth mane, circa 1910.

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Rare American Carved Wooden Boy in Distinctive Football Costume by Schoenhut 1200/1500

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 316)      

19" (48 cm.) All wooden doll with carved socket head, painted short brown hair in rare smooth surface, painted intaglio blue eyes, fringed brows, accented nostrils, close...mored mouth with serious expression, spring-jointed body with jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan. 17th, '11 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1915, model 205 with variation of hair sculpting having a smooth-to-head finish allowing tight fit of the helmet, a nearly identical football costume being worn by the 19" "manikin" doll was shown in the 1914 Schoenhut catalog and an example is owned by the Smithsonian; the "manikin" example has greater attention to detail of guards and football, suggesting this doll may have been made as a special order. Value Points: wonderful state of preservation, the rare boy with variation of hair sculpting is wearing vintage football uniform including fitted leather helmet, shoulder and leg guards, and laced uniform and is carrying leather football.

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All Original and Wonderfully-Preserved German Cloth Doll, Type I, by Kathe Kruse 2200/2700

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 316)      

17" (43 cm.) All-cloth doll with firmly-pressed and oil-painted head, three seams at back of head, brown painted hair with wind-blown curls onto the forehead, brown down-...moreglancing eyes with thick black and brown upper eyeliner, white eye dots, well-shaped blushed ears, closed mouth with pouting expression, stitch-jointed arms with separately-sewn thumbs, disc-jointed legs, original costume comprising green woolen button-fly pants, green knit sweater, cap, mittens and leggings, brown felt shoes, brown knit scarf with green tassels. Condition: excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse 1276 (left foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse, Type I doll, the model was created 1913-1926 in her studios. Value Points: outstanding original state of preservation with wonderfully rendered artistry.

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