"Other People's Lives" - Session II, Antique Dolls
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Lot # 150 (Sale Order: 1 of 305)
22" (56 cm.) Bisquesocket head with plump round face, delicatepalecomplexion, amber brown glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, mauveblushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eyecorners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blondemohair wig over original Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4. Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1877, a premiereclassic bebefrom this firm. ValuePoints: rareand especially beautiful model with delicatecomplexion and daintily-painted features and soft blush, original pate, wig, body, body finish, and wearing fabulous original aqua silk dress with Alencon lacetrim, matching bonnet, undergarments, leather shoes.
Lot # 151 (Sale Order: 2 of 305)
22" (56 cm.) Bisquesocket head with plump rounded face, largeblueglass enamel eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes with "dot" highlights, brush-stroked multi-feathered brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, accented eyecorners, accented nostrils, closed mouth with glazed highlight on theaccented lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, original blondelambswool wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Steiner BteSGDG SieA 4 Bourgouin (head) (Steiner cadeceus stamp on body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1882. ValuePoints: very beautiful bebewith captivating largeeyes, wonderfully-painted blush on cheeks, tip of chin and eyelids, finest qualtiy of bisque, original wig, pate, body, body finish, and superb antiquerosesilk dress with Alencon lacecollar, sleevelets, and at thehem, ivory silk bonnet with embroidered back and silk fringe, undergarments, leather shoes, socks.
Extremely RareGerman Composition PrototypeArt Character Doll, from theKammer and Reinhardt Art Chara
Lot # 152 (Sale Order: 3 of 305)
16" (41 cm.) Sculpted composition or paper machesocket head depicting a young lad, blondesculpted hair with detailed bangs and combed behind thedefined ears, brown painted eyes, defined eyeliner and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full pouting lips, defined chin, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, original brown velvet suit with chain belt, knit stockings, brown leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent, nosetip rub, finish on legs worn. Comments: a prototypemodel of Kammer and Reinhardt's 102 art-reform doll, Carl, is madein themanner of Marion Kaulitz dolls. It is known that K*R was highly influenced by thegreat success of theKaulitz 1908 exhibit in Munich and likely theK*R sculptor Lewin-Funckedetermined to createa prototypeor experimental version of his bisque102 model in thesamematerial; thedoll has no connection with Marion Kaulitz other than that. Oneother exampleof this doll is known (Theriault's auction, January 1998, #7), also 16", as well as a prototypemodel of the106 character. ValuePoints: extremely rareand important art character doll with compelling artistry.
Lot # 153 (Sale Order: 4 of 305)
19" (48 cm.) Pink-tinted bisquesocket head with sculpted light brown short curly hair in tousled manner, forelock details, blueside-glancing intaglio-sculpted eyes with prominent black pupils and whiteeyedots, brush-stroked brows, brown and incised eyeliner, accented nostrils and eyecorners, closed mouth with shaded lips, two modeled teeth, impressed dimples in thelower lip and cheeks, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antiquecostume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7956 Heubach (square) Germany (and original Holz-massesymbol on back torso). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. ValuePoints: detail of sculpting so pronounced as to appear as though hand-sculpted, enhanced by choicest bisqueand painting, creating a most captivating expression on theraremodel. Thedoll was featured in Heubach Dolls and Figurines by Lydia Richter, and is ex-collection Lucy Morgan.
Lot # 154 (Sale Order: 5 of 305)
12" (30 cm.) Bisquesocket head with ebony black complexion, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, black brush-stroked brows, closed mouth with coral-shaded lips, pierced ears, black fleecy mohair wig over cork pate, French black composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris BebeTeteDepose3 (incised mark). Comments: Danel & Cie, circa 1890, theshort-lived firm was established by AnatoleDanel after leaving theJumeau firm, and its entiredoll series was based upon bebes that closely resembled theJumeau bebe; a lawsuit ensued with Jumeau who accused Danel of copying his doll, and Danel was forced to closehis company after only oneor two years of production, leading to their great rarity today. ValuePoints: therarity of thepristinedoll is accentuated by her flawless rich complexion, original body and body finish, and beautiful antiquecostume, bonnet and shoes.
Lot # 155 (Sale Order: 6 of 305)
11" (28 cm.) Thecarved wooden arm chair with fancy spindles has rosetwill upholstered seat. Good condition. French, circa 1875.
Lot # 156 (Sale Order: 7 of 305)
19" (48 cm.) A wooden chair with fancily-spindled back and leg supports has an upholstered seat with velvet sidecentering a needlework panel. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880.
Lot # 157 (Sale Order: 8 of 305)
23" (58 cm.) Bisquesocket head with amber-brown complexion, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick black eyeliner, painted black lashes with dot highlights, black brush-stroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils and eyecorners, closed mouth with coral-shaded lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, black mohair wig over Steiner pate, brown composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner BteSGDG Paris FreA 15 (head) (Steiner paper label on body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1886. ValuePoints: exceptionally beautiful and flawless complexion with fineenhancing decorativeglaze, exquisitepainting of features, original body and body finish, and wearing superb original rosesilk and lacedress, undergarments, knit stockings, French leather shoes, rosesilk and velvet bonnet, and with wooden-handled rosesilk parasol.
Lot # 158 (Sale Order: 9 of 305)
9" (23 cm.) Heavy tinplatecarriagewith flat-sides and curved footboard has fancily-scrolled trim and handlewith gilt finish, wooden hand grip, double-sided spoked wheels, silk-covered sunshade, and original painted finish of aqua and cream, with gilt accents. Excellent condition, somefraility to silk shade. Germany, Maerklin, circa 1890.
Lot # 159 (Sale Order: 10 of 305)
10" (25 cm.) Bisquesocket head, very plump cheeks and chin, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blondemohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris BebeTeteDepose1 (red stamp, and artist checkmarks) 1 (incised) (Eiffel Tower stamp on body). Comments: EmileJumeau, circa 1890, theuniquefacial model was created by Jumeau to document his trademark rights to thename"Paris Bebe" after winning his lawsuit against Danel & Cie. Themodel is considered thefirst of the200 character series by Jumeau. ValuePoints: superb and highly-characterized expression, especially remarkablefor its tiny and raresize, finest quality of bisque, and wears lovely ivory silk frock, undergarments, brown leather shoes signed C.M. and a superb woven and silk bonnet. Ex-Collection Nikki Kvitka.
Lot # 160 (Sale Order: 11 of 305)
3" (8 cm.) x 2" painting. 8" x 6 1/2" frame. A delicateminiaturescenein delicategouachetechniquedepicting a young girl seated at an open window, a doll on her lap that sheis admiring, and another doll seated nearby on thefloor. Thescenehas exceptional detail including costuming styles and fabrics, a housein thewindow scene, plant on thewindow, nearby cushion, even littlebows on theshoes of thegirl. Signed L.L. French artist, Luigi Loir, circa 1885, listed in Benezit, thework of thenoted miniaturist artist can befound as lithographed images used in publicity for 19th century Parisian department stores; his original works, as this, areextremely rare. Excellent condition
Lot # 161 (Sale Order: 12 of 305)
19" (48 cm.) Pressed bisquesocket head with plumply-modeled faceaccented by a daintily-pointed chin, blueglass inset eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauveblushed eyeshadow, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eyecorners, closed mouth with slightly-upturned lip corners giving a suggestion of shy smile, outlined lips, pierced ears, blondelambswool wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SieB 2 (head) J. St. (and cadeceus stamp on torso). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1885. ValuePoints: an extremely raremodel of theSteiner series, examples of thedoll arevirtually unknown, this examplehaving a most endearing wide-eyed expression enhanced by finest quality bisquewith delicatecomplexion and painting, superb original costumeof aqua cashmerewool and silk gown, matching bonnet, earrings, undergarments, knit stockings, leather shoes with rosettes incised "P" in oval.
Lot # 162 (Sale Order: 13 of 305)
6 1/2"(17 cm.) The gilt metal chandelier has a center rod with five prismatic glass balls and four metal-thread wrapped arched arms with a glass bulb at the tip of each encircled by glass beads; further garlands of beads accent the chandelier with tear-shaped drops at each point. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890.
Lot # 163 (Sale Order: 14 of 305)
3"(8 cm.) settee. Of richly gilded bronze with repousse detail of chair frames lending a carved look, the set is finished in a vary rare rich cobalt blue with painted tiniest gilt flowers. The set includes a settee, two arm chairs and four side chairs, along with a remarkable grand piano whose lid hinges open, revealing a velvet lined interior. Excellent condition. Austria, late 19th century.
Lot # 164 (Sale Order: 15 of 305)
17"(43 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, elongated facial model with plump cheeks and throat, small cobalt blue glass enamel eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils of aquiline nose, tiny closed mouth with center accent line, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid gusset-jointed body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, few patches on limbs. Comments: French, circa 1860. Value Points: rare model with portrait like face, dramatic blue eyes, great presence, wearing original ice blue silk suit with fringe trim and elaborate overskirt, undergarments, blue velvet bonnet, stockings, leather ankle boots in the Huret style (unsigned), bone-handled silk parasol, and bone folding fan.
Lot # 165 (Sale Order: 16 of 305)
14"(36 cm.) Of fine wood with superb rosewood burled veneers, the secretaire has a hidden drawer at the top, above a hinged desk surface with bone inlay keyhole (key included), and above a lower compartment with hinged doors opening to a shelved interior. There are ebony black columns at the sides and ebony ball feet; niches are constructed behind the writing platform. Superb craftsmanship includes matched veneers, dove-tailed construction, and fitted door assembly. Excellent condition. French, circa 1850.
Lot # 166 (Sale Order: 17 of 305)
7"(18 cm.) Paper mache dog with open mouth, painted teeth, tongue, amber eyes, flannel ears, white fur-covered body, shaved legs, tail, has a removable head for access to the candy container interior. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890.
Lot # 167 (Sale Order: 18 of 305)
14"(36 cm.) overall. 11"man. 12”l. Standing upon a wooden platform with spoke wheels and simple mechanical arrangement hidden below, is a bisque head man with brown sculpted hair and beard, painted brown outlined eyes, accented nostrils, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with center accent line, block torso, wire upper arms and legs, wooden lower limbs, painted boots, original costume of silk faille and velvet. The man is attached to the base by a metal rod and holds the leashes to two paper mache hunting dogs which are also posed on metal rods. When the toy is pulled along, the man nods his head up and down as though calling the dogs, tugs at their leashes, and the dogs jump up and down in an eager manner. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1870, the maker remains unknown of this series of uniquely made mechanical pull toys, this example being a very early example. Value Points: outstanding sculpting and rarity of the model of the gentleman enhance the mechanical toy which is, in itself, also very rare.
Lot # 168 (Sale Order: 19 of 305)
7"(18 cm.) Solid domed bisque shoulder head, brown glass inset eyes, painted features, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig, muslin body with bisque lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S&H. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1880. Value Points: beautiful and all-original early closed mouth doll has silk and muslin body, included is small German bisque boy with brown sculpted hair and original costume, glass parrot on his shoulder.
Lot # 169 (Sale Order: 20 of 305)
6"(15 cm.) larger. Each is a woven wicker or straw carriage, the smaller with tightly woven design, stick handle and four painted yellow wooden wheels; and the larger with open weave, push handle and three wheels. Each contains a very simple paper mache doll in seated pose with outstretched arms, having printed cotton blanket wrapped around. Germany, mid-19th century, charming and original simple penny toys of the era.
Lot # 170 (Sale Order: 21 of 305)
5 1/2"(14 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso of chubby young boy, with sculpted short brown hair, painted facial features, intaglio sculpted eyes, closed mouth with pouty expression, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white socks with orange boots, and wearing a nicely made antique linen costume with pearl buttons. Included is paper mache miniature dog with brown plush coat, amber eyes, red collar, with original paper label "Germany"Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1900.
Lot # 171 (Sale Order: 22 of 305)
17"(43 cm.) h. x 27”l. x 17”d. The wooden framed room is centered by a charming set-back sun room having especially high wainscoting, carved archway entrance and diamond-patterned carving of sun window panes. Waist-high wainscoting continues around the larger room, below original paper walls, and there is a large carved faux-door, original papered floor, and original fluted room frame. The room is furnished with a highly carved dining set that is original to the room, as well as a carpet, Christmas tree in the sun room, a large collection of antique pewter steins and dishes, and other accessories including moose head, prints, cross-bow, other hunting miniatures, and three stoneware jugs, one with a raised figural design of Kaiser Wilhelm. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1895, Mey & Widmayer, the room and furnishings were illustrated in their 1894 catalog described as "deutscher Renaissance"in style.
Lot # 172 (Sale Order: 23 of 305)
17"(43 cm.) seated. 19”h. including bonnet. 9”d. Seated upon a wooden steamer trunk with striped canvas cover, wooden slats, bail handles, is a bisque head girl with brown glass flirty eyes, mohair lashes, painted lashes and brows, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, dimpled chin, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, carton torso, hinged paper mache lower legs and arms. The girl is wearing her superb original dress with lavish embroidered lace, wonderful undergarments with lace and silk ribbon trim, stockings, silk shoes, and woven bonnet with lace lining. She holds a miniature Parisian newspaper in one hand, and a pocket watch in the other. When wound, she turns and nods her head, her eyes "flirt"and she lifts her right hand to check the time, while impatiently tapping her feet as she waits for the train which seems to be delayed. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism and music function well. Marks: SH 1039 6 1.2 dep Germany. Comments: attributed to Roullet & Decamps based upon the their signature winding key, circa 1900. Value Points: the rarity of this model is enhanced by its charming activity and pose, and wonderful originality of costume, trunk, wig, and accessories.
Lot # 173 (Sale Order: 24 of 305)
24"(61 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very full elongated cheeks and throat, brown glass enamel inset eyes, dark painted eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears with nice blushed detail, dimpled chin, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 11 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, an early model of the Bebe Triste, circa 1884. Value Points: desirable size with beautiful bisque and modeling, original wig, pate, body, body finish and wearing lovely original blue silk and velvet dress with lace trim, undergarments, knit stockings, black leather shoes signed "Paris Depose 11", Jumeau earrings, and lavish antique bonnet of black velvet with feather and crepe de chine trim. An original blue silk label "Bebe Jumeau Med d'Or Paris"appears on the lace underskirt of her dress; this label was mentioned in Jumeau publicity but is virtually never found on costumes today.
Lot # 174 (Sale Order: 25 of 305)
13"(33 cm.) The firm-sided paper mache dog has a wonderful coat of cream-colored curly mohair, upturned tail, glass eyes, shaved muzzle with black painted nose, and a removable head for access to the candy container interior. French, circa 1890.