"The Well-Bred Doll"
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Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 251)
9" (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, large amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E. 1 J. (and artist checkmarks, on head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: gorgeous wide-eyed bebe in rare size 1, with original body and body finish, original Jumeau muslin chemise, along with antique dress, pantalets, socks, and shoes.
Beautiful French Bisque Bebe E.J. Size 11, with Superb Early Costume & Signed Jumeau Shoes 5500/7500
Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 251)
24" (60 cm.) Bisque socket head, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes, mauve-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, dimpled chin, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed plump body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, tiny paint rub high on forehead. Marks: Depose E. 11 J. (and artist checkmarks on head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his refined deposed model of signature bebe, circa 1884, made for one or two years only. Value Points: a felicitous blend of wide-eyed innocence with dramatic decoration, loveliest complexion enhancing the deeply-defined sculpting, original wig, pate, early original body, and superb costume including cut-work embroidered dress, undergarments, cream cashmere-wool double-collared coat, flannel and velvet bonnet, Jumeau rose socks and signed size 11 shoes, and wooden-handled parasol with dainty floral-printed cover.
Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 251)
15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with distinctive angular features, strong chin and nose, narrow brown glass deeply-inset eyes that give prominence to the modeling that surrounds the eyes, short painted fringed lashes, thickly-fringed arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, accented lips, well-sculpted ears, blonde human hair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, silk Marquis costume and bicorn hat, stockings, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Van Rozen France Depose (raised lettering). Comments: the Belgian-born Parisian sculptor, Jeanne Desboutin, whose works were created under the name Van Rozen and who, was most noted for her bronze sculptures of animals, created a small series of doll heads whose sculpting and texture is so distinctive that they appear to be actually hand-sculpted by the artist herself. Few examples are known to exist. Value Points: extremely rare and captivating doll with artist's signature, wonderful costume, this actual doll is shown in The Encyclopedia of French Dolls by Theimer, page 633.
Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 251)
20" (51 cm.) h. An exceptional chaise, a porteur (sedan chair) of rich mahogany with rosewood trim and burled walnut veneers has bombe roof, rich carving around the windows, two lower drawers, and a front opening door for access to the velvet lined interior with bronze-edged shelves. There is elaborate carving overall, bronze carrying rods, and fancy bronze hardware. Excellent condition. Mid-19th century, superb quality.
Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 251)
18" (46 cm.) l. 13" head. circ. Bisque head with flanged neck, elongated face with very plump cheeks, large blue glass sleep eyes with unusual eye mechanism. dark eyeliner, curly painted lashes, tinted brows, rounded nose, closed mouth with pertly-shaped accented lips, blonde curly mohair wig, muslin torso, composition lower arms and legs, pretty antique dress, undergarments, flowered bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, some craquelure on composition of arms and legs. Marks: Copr, by Grace C. Rockwell Germany 1392/40. Comments: Germany, circa 1925, from a series of American artist-designed dolls, commissioned by the Borgfeldt firm from German doll makers; the series included works by women artists including Drayton, Putnam, Averill, Helen Jensen and Orsini. The Rockwell doll was made with both sculpted and wigged hair, and is likely her model marketed as "Betty Jean" and later copyrighted as "Pretty Peggy". Value Points: very rare model with wonderful expression, rare original eyes, highest-quality of bisque and painting.
Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 251)
23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump facial modeling, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, slightly-parted lips with tentative smile, outlined lips, four porcelain upper teeth, blonde mohair wig, five-piece toddler body, beautifully-costumed in pale yellow cotton dress with rows of lace trim and collar, undergarments, ruffled cap, shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. original body and body finish, one finger tip chipped. Marks: Porzellanfabrik Burggrub Princess Elizabeth 6 Made in Germany. Comments: portrait doll of Princess Elizabeth at the age of three, from an original design by sculptor, Caesar Schneider, commissioned by Schoneau and Hoffmeister for the task, and authorized by the British royal family. The doll was made in three sizes, this being the largest, but was sold for two years only, 1931-1933. The story is told in German Doll Studies by Cieslik, page 309. Value Points: rare doll with wonderfully-expressive features and finest bisque, original body and possibly-original costume.
Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 251)
12" (30 cm.) One-piece all-bisque figure depicting two clown-costumed children delightfully holding up a large violin (designed for use as a vase). The detail of costume painting, and wonderful facial expression indicate luxury quality. There is blue ink lettering on base. Excellent condition. Circa 1890.
Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 251)
56" (142 cm.) h. x 24"w. x 15"d. The gracefully-shaped vitrine has pale bronze-green painted finish with hand-painted decoration of cherubs and nature in the Watteau style, with single drawer which reveals a velvet-covered lid when opened, allowing an object, such as automaton, to be removed from the display and demonstrated. The cabinet has bronze mounts and a working lock and key. Excellent decorative furnishing, perfect for doll or automaton display.
Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 251)
40" (102 cm.) The cast metal frame with spiral-twist design forming an oval in which a pivoting fire-screen is enclosed, has a matching spiral-twist pedestal and four legs; the metal has gilded finish with aged patina, and the firescreen is of richly-embroidered padded velvet. The screen was designed to allow the insert to be turned side-to-side as needed, to offer control of the heat from the fireplace. French, from the illustrious firm of Huret, circa 1865.
Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 251)
17" (43 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with very plump face and delicately-tinted complexion, blue painted downcast eyes with shaded blue irises, black pupils that edge the upper black eyeliner, and decorative glaze at lower edge of eyes, painted curly lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, un-pierced ears, original skin wig under added mohair curls, cork pate, all-wooden fully-articulated body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing beautiful silk gown and chemisette, undergarments, stockings, rose kidskin shoes. Condition: generally excellent, body finish is worn. Marks: Brevet d'Inv SGDG Maison Huret Paris Boulevard Montmartre 22 Exposition Universelle de 1855. (stamp on torso). Comments: Adelaide Huret, circa 1860, an early period poupee from the firm bearing the 1855 Exposition stamp. Value Points: very beautiful and refined presence of the gentle-faced doll, considered by some the apogee of French dolls, and having finest quality of bisque and painting.
Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 251)
37" (94 cm.) h. 22" base. Arranged upon a red velvet covered wooden base is an elegant lady seated at a piano-harp. She has a bisque portrait head with brown paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with beautifully-shaped outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, paper mache shoulder plate designed to allow "breathing", carton torso and legs in seated pose with glued-on stockings and heeled shoes, bisque forearms with exquisite hands, wearing elaborate and elegant silk and lace costume with pearl jewelry. The piano-harp is painted pale yellow with gold-leaf painted carved borders and decorative painted colorful flowers, and has surmounting harp and sheet music rack. When the automaton is wound and lever released, the lady moves her hands across the top of the keyboard as though performing, turns her head, and "breathes" as though in awe of her own beautiful music. Four tunes play. Condition: generally excellent, early and fine restoration of painting and costume with antique fabrics and materials, mechanism and music function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 10 (and artist checkmarks on head). Comments: Vichy, the model appeared in the firm's catalog described as "Piano Watteau", catalog number 466, and was designated as a deposed model by the firm, circa 1888. Value Points: extremely rare luxury quality automaton with splendid bisque portrait face, compelling presence and movements including breathing, very beautiful presentation.
Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 251)
22" (56 cm.) h.17"l. A fine walnut case with dove-tailed construction contains a barrel organ that operates by turning the crank at the back, causing music to play, and the monkey with hand-painted paper mache head, amber glass eyes, and hinged jaw, to "play". He moves his head in a realistic manner, finally nestling it into the violin as he begins to strum; meanwhile his eyes open very wide and then flutter closed, and while his jaw slightly opens and closes. The monkey is seated upon a velvet cushion, wearing a vintage costume of silk and velvet, holding his original violin and bow. His music stand is in front, and violin case and his Marquis hat are on the floor. Excellent condition, well-functioning. French, Thibouville-Lamy, circa 1875.
Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 251)
26" (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with pear-shaped face, very full cheeks and chin, dainty "pointy-tip" nose, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, mauve-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with flat-cut derriere and straight wrists, cupped hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sch (in shield) 6 (head) (body also signed Sch in shield). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1882. Value Points: compelling beauty of the rare bebe with dramatic eyes and decoration, delicately-blushed complexion enhancing the very fine bisque, original body and body finish, superb rose silk antique costume, stockings, shoes signed L.I.
Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 251)
14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, painted long curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with wide "watermelon-slice" shaped smile, shaded lips, brunette mohair wig, composition baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 165 - 5. Comments: Hertel and Schwab, their model marketed as "Jubilee Googly", circa 1912. Value Points: charming facial expression on the impish googly, original wig and body, and wearing wonderful rose patterned silk caped coat and matching bonnet over baby dress.
Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 251)
10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass "flirty" googly eyes, painted long curly lashes, single stroke brows, accented nostrils of rounded nose, closed mouth with "watermelon-slice" shaped mouth, brunette human hair wig, composition baby body, wearing antique costume and rose silk faille coat. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 165 2/0. Comments: Hertel and Schwab, circa 1912. Value Points: endearing sister googly doll to the preceding, with rarer flirty eyes, original body and body finish.
Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 251)
14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with chubby face, blue glass side-glancing sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted curly lashes, rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with impish smile, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition five-piece toddler body with unique curled fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (Goebel crown mark) B6 Germany. Comments: Goebel, circa 1915. Value Points: wonderful expression on the closed mouth impish character, with original lashes, wig, body, and store costume.
Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 251)
19" (50 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with impish smile, impressed dimples at corners of mouth and cheeks, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Germany 19c24 L.A.& S. N.Y. 50 973/3. Comments: portrait doll of the child film star, Baby Peggy Montgomery, commission by Amberg from German doll makers, circa 1925. Value Points: rare doll with especially fine quality of sculpting and complexion, original body and body finish, wearing store-original costume and bonnet.
Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 251)
18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with perfectly-rounded face, large blue glass googly sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, short feathered brows, button-shaped tiny nose, closed mouth with watermelon-slice shaped mouth, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, tiny hidden chip at bottom of neck socket. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 131. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1915. Value Points: rare-to-find googly model with wonderful large upper-glancing eyes, fine matte bisque, wearing antique gentleman's costume and top hat.
Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 251)
15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, side-angled brows with ochre highlights, closed mouth with impish smile, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique costume including unusual kidskin boots, straw bonnet, lace pinafore. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: made in Germany 11 JDK 221 Ges Gesch. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910, their beloved googly model was inspired by the Kewpie designs of Rose O'Neill. Value Points: fine larger size with wonderful bisque, great expression, original body and body finish.
Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 251)
14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass side-glancing googly eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, side-slanted brows with ochre shading, button-shaped tiny nose, closed mouth with impish smile and accented lips, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, boy's nice antique school costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F made in Germany 10 JDK 221, Comments: Kestner, circa 1912. Value Points: appealing petite size of the beloved wide-eyed googly with original body and body finish, great expression.
Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 251)
10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, long painted lashes, brush-stroked feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, dainty"pointy-tip" nose, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wearing wonderful antique cotton dress and pinafore, cream kidskin shoes, socks. Condition: generally excellent. marks: Paris-Bebe Tete Depose 1 (red stamp, on head) Paris Bebe Depose (and Eiffel Tower symbol stamp on body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his distinctive facial model introduced as "Paris Bebe" after winning the infringement lawsuit against Danel, thus allowing Jumeau the rights to use the name and symbols that Danel had introduced, circa 1892. To emphasize this right, Jumeau created this charming character-like facial model. Value Points: rare bebe with wonderful expression and bisque, original signed body with original finish, original wig, rare size.
Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 251)
22" (56 cm.) The paper-mache lamb with shaved face and lower legs, closed mouth, amber glass eyes, attached ears is lavishly covered with long curly mohair and decorated with red silk bows. His head is loosely-attached in classic nodding fashion. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890, a fine luxury toy.
Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 251)
16" (41 cm.) The paper mache lamb with flannel-covered head and lower legs, has green glass eyes, closed mouth, attached ears, cast iron wheels for pull-along play, and is covered with curly lambswool. Excellent condition. Probably French, circa 1890.
Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 251)
28" (71 cm.) Pressed-bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils of softly rounded nose, closed mouth, shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin and lip corners, pierced ears, extended length blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid bebe body with slender torso, kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque forearms, Chevrot-hinged kid-over-wooden upper legs, wooden lower legs, beautifully costumed in superb dress of antique silks and velvets, undergarments, bonnet, leather shoes signed "Bru Jne Paris". Condition: generally excellent, one finger reglued. Marks: Bru Jne 11 (head and shoulders) (original Bru paper label on chest). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1885. Value Points: an extraordinary example of the sought-after classic era Bru bebe, in rare size, exemplary bisque and painting, luminous eyes, original body in choice condition, outstanding costume and signed shoes.
Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 251)
18" (46 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head depicting an older boy, blonde painted hair, modeled stuck-out ears, deep-intaglio-sculpted blue eyes with pronounced black pupils, brown upper eyeliner, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with defined separation between the down-turned grimacing lips, impressed crinkles at lip corners and eyes, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: L 174 H 3 Germany. Comments: mystery maker, Germany, circa 1910, from the era of art reform characters. Value Points: especially fine detail of sculpting with expressive features, fine quality of bisque and painting, wonderful antique Scottish costume including leggings, cap, and accessories.