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Wonderful Antique Doll Auction

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Dolls ranging from French beauties to delightful googlies to cloth dolls from Lenci, Kathe Kruse and others. There are early wooden and paper mache dolls, an exceptional collection of rare half dolls.

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14" (36 cm.) German bisque shoulder head lady with pale bisque, closed mouth, original wig 300/500

14" (36 cm.) German bisque shoulder head lady with pale bisque, closed mouth, original wig 300/500

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 275)

Solid domed bisque shoulder head, pale delicate bisque, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, painted features, closed mouth, original blonde mohair wig, commercial muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms, antique costume. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1880, an especially beautiful model....more

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10" (25 cm.) French maplewood doll chair with tufted seat 200/400

10" (25 cm.) French maplewood doll chair with tufted seat 200/400

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 275)

Of fine maple wood with carved detail of spindles in the faux-bamboo style, the chair has original (frail) silk seat with very deep tufting. Excellent condition except silk fraility. French, circa 1875....more

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11" (28 cm.) Sonneberg bisque doll resembling portrait Jumeau with wrap-around eyes 300/500

11" (28 cm.) Sonneberg bisque doll resembling portrait Jumeau with wrap-around eyes 300/500

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 275)

Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome, very large blue glass inset eyes known as "wrap-around", with spiral detail, rose blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair, composition and wooden eight-loose-ball=jointed body, straight wrists, pretty antique dress. There is an old hairline at back neck socket to back of ear. Marks: 11. Sonneberg, circa 1882, in modeling and decoration the very rare doll perfectly emulated the French portrait bebe whose market it sought to capture....more

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18" (46 cm.) German bisque smiling character "Baby Betty" by Marseille 500/700

18" (46 cm.) German bisque smiling character "Baby Betty" by Marseille 500/700

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 275)

Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth with smiling expression achieved by deep dimples at lip corners and chin, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, beautiful antique costume. Marks: Made in Germany A M Baby Betty 2 1/2 (in circle) DRGM. Excellent condition, original body, body finish, wig. Marseille, from their rare character series, circa 1912, especially lovely expression and bisque....more

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10" (25 cm.) German bisque character by Konig and Warnecke with original signed body 300/400

10" (25 cm.) German bisque character by Konig and Warnecke with original signed body 300/400

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 275)

Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted features, open mouth, two upper teeth, tongue, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition baby body. Marks: Made in Germany 98/0 (head) Made in Germany (red circle stamp on torso). Excellent condition, perfect original body, original wig. Konig and Warnecke, circa 1915....more

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11" (28 cm.) German bisque character marketed as "Whistling Jim" by Gebruder Heubach 500/700

11" (28 cm.) German bisque character marketed as "Whistling Jim" by Gebruder Heubach 500/700

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 275)

Solid domed bisque head with flanged neck, light brown boyish hair, blue intaglio side-glancing eyes with white eyedots, closed mouth with tiny drilled hole for "whistling" when his bellows torso is squeezed, muslin torso and limbs, composition arms. Excellent condition, whistling works! Marks: 8774 Heubach (square) Germany 2. Gebruder Heubach, the wonderful facial model is perfectly apt for his whistling action, the doll was marketed as "Whistling Jim", circa 1912....more

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23" (57 cm.) German bisque character, 257, by Kestner with wonderful costume and wig 400/600

23" (57 cm.) German bisque character, 257, by Kestner with wonderful costume and wig 400/600

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 275)

Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, blonde mohair bobbed wig, composition baby body, wearing antique embroidered gown and cashmere flannel coat. Marks: JDK 257 made in Germany 57. Excellent condition, original body and body finish, beautiful original wig, fine quality bisque and painting....more

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27" (69 cm.) German bisque toddler, 126, by Kammer and Reinhardt with rare toddler body 500/750

27" (69 cm.) German bisque toddler, 126, by Kammer and Reinhardt with rare toddler body 500/750

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 275)

Bisque socket head, bright blue glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, blonde mohair curly wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 126 62. Excellent condition, original rare body and body finish, fabulous sculpting with deep dimples at cheek corners and chin. Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1915....more

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35" (89 cm.) Beautiful German bisque child, 79, by Handwerck with original signed body 900/1300

35" (89 cm.) Beautiful German bisque child, 79, by Handwerck with original signed body 900/1300

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 275)

Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, lovely antique costume. Marks: 79 16 1/2 Germany Handwerck 7 1/2 (head) Heinrich Handwerck Germany 7 1/2 (body). Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Handwerck, circa 1900, rare large size with superb bisque and complexion....more

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19" (48 cm.) Early English poured wax child with original costume in the Montanari manner 700/1000

19" (48 cm.) Early English poured wax child with original costume in the Montanari manner 700/1000

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 275)

Poured wax shoulder head of young child with rounded facial shape, blue glass enamel inset eyes, painted features, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig in separate tendrils, softly-stuffed muslin body with poured wax lower limbs, wearing beautiful embroidered cut-work antique gown that is likely original. Excellent condition, thumb tip chipped on left hand, some craquelure in lower legs. English, in the Montanari manner, circa 1880, an especially beautiful child....more

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24" (61 cm.) French maple wood doll's high chair with adjustable tray, cane seat 500/700

24" (61 cm.) French maple wood doll's high chair with adjustable tray, cane seat 500/700

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 275)

The maple wood high chair with spindled designs in the faux-bamboo style has foot rest, hinged foot tray, and woven cane seat. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885....more

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23" (58 cm.) Beautiful French bisque Bebe Bru with signed body and lovely lace costume 4000/6500

23" (58 cm.) Beautiful French bisque Bebe Bru with signed body and lovely lace costume 4000/6500

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 275)

Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted features, open mouth, row of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wearing beautiful antique lace dress, undergarments, pearls, cream kidskin shoes, stockings and fancy antique bonnet. Marks: Brevette SGDG Bru JneR Y 10 M. (head) Bebe Bru N. 10 (torso). Excellent condition. Bru, circa 1892, an especially lovely Girard era Bru bebe....more

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9"h. (23 cm.) 19th century walnut doll table with inlay designs and fancy carved pedestal 300/500

9"h. (23 cm.) 19th century walnut doll table with inlay designs and fancy carved pedestal 300/500

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 275)

h. The round walnut table with ogee rim has hidden tilt-top hinge so table can be displayed flat, or open against a wall to display the beautiful inlay star design on the table top, with fancily carved pedestal and three claw feet. Excellent condition, a perfect size for display with dolls 20"-24". Circa 1880....more

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9" (23 cm.) French Etrennes presentation box of paper-mache miniature foods 300/500

9" (23 cm.) French Etrennes presentation box of paper-mache miniature foods 300/500

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 275)

9" x 6" box. A heavy card stock box with lithograph on the cover depicting children with dolls, contains inside 12 miniature foods still tied with their original strings, including ham, lobster, tarts, pate, and more. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890....more

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7" (18 cm.) German all-bisque "black-stocking" girl, model 890, by Simon and Halbig 400/600

7" (18 cm.) German all-bisque "black-stocking" girl, model 890, by Simon and Halbig 400/600

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 275)

Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, brown glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, four tiny teeth, peg-jointed arms and legs, painted high black stockings, brown shoes, pretty lace dress and bonnet. marks: 890 3 (head and torso). Excellent condition. Simon and Halbig, circa 1900....more

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11" (28 cm.) French bisque Bleuette in trunk w/Bleuette costumes from Gaultier-Langereau 1200/1800

11" (28 cm.) French bisque Bleuette in trunk w/Bleuette costumes from Gaultier-Langereau 1200/1800

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 275)

Bisque socket head, blue glass eyes, painted features, open mouth, four teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, muslin chemise. Marks: 1 (head) 2 (torso and feet). Excellent condition. French, Bleuette, circa 1910, the pretty example of the promotional famous doll is presented in her trunk (possibly original Bleuette) along with four additional costumes and one pair of shoes....more

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Eight issues of "Suzette en Vacances" from Gautier-Langereau 100/300

Eight issues of "Suzette en Vacances" from Gautier-Langereau 100/300

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 275)

Including 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, and one additional featuring Becassine on the cover. Fair/very good condition....more

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26" (66 cm.) Gorgeous French bisque Bebe Jumeau, size 12, with closed mouth, silk costume 3800/5200

26" (66 cm.) Gorgeous French bisque Bebe Jumeau, size 12, with closed mouth, silk costume 3800/5200

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 275)

Bisque socket head, dark blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted features with rose-blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with plump limbs and straight wrists, wearing a pretty antique rose silk dress, lace trim, velvet bonnet, leather shoes, undergarments, knit stockings. Marks: Depose Tet Jumeau Bte SGDG 12 (and artist checkmarks) (Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Excellent condition, beautiful bisque and painting, very fine early straight wrist body with original finish....more

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11" (28 cm.) German bisque pouty character by Gebruder Heubach w/beautiful antique costume 400/600

11" (28 cm.) German bisque pouty character by Gebruder Heubach w/beautiful antique costume 400/600

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 275)

Bisque shoulder head, blonde sculpted hair with forelock curl, intaglio blue eyes, closed mouth with wistful expression, pink muslin body with composition limbs, fine antique costume with soutache embroidered cape, white gown with tucks and embroidery, undergarments, cap. Marks: Germany 1, Excellent condition, very sturdy original body. Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912....more

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10" (25 cm.) German bisque character, 7681, by Gebruder Heubach w/especially fine sculpting 300/500

10" (25 cm.) German bisque character, 7681, by Gebruder Heubach w/especially fine sculpting 300/500

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 275)

Solid domed bisque socket head, with pink tinted bisque, blonde boyish sculpted hair, intaglio eyes in unusually large size, closed mouth with very full lips, composition bent limb baby body, antique costume. Marks: 7681 Heubach (sunburst mark) Germany. Excellent condition. Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912, unusually fine expression of features....more

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18" (46 cm.) German bisque laughing character boy, 7604, by Gebruder Heubach 500/800

18" (46 cm.) German bisque laughing character boy, 7604, by Gebruder Heubach 500/800

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 275)

Solid domed bisque socket head, blonde sculpted hair, intaglio dark blue side-glancing eyes, white eyedots, closed mouth with two beaded lower teeth, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Marks: 7604 Heubach (sunburst mark) Germany 6. Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912....more

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27" (69 cm.) French bisque character, 247, by SFBJ with original toddler body 1200/1500

27" (69 cm.) French bisque character, 247, by SFBJ with original toddler body 1200/1500

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 275)

Bisque socket head, blue glass, blue glass eyes, painted features, closed mouth with two beaded teeth, brunette mohair bobbed wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique costume. Marks: SFBJ 247 Paris 12. Excellent condition, original body and body finish, fine quality of bisque. SFBJ, circa 1915....more

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36" (91 cm.) German bisque child by Heinrich Handwerck w/original signed body, grand size 900/1300

36" (91 cm.) German bisque child by Heinrich Handwerck w/original signed body, grand size 900/1300

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 275)

Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Marks: Germany Heinrich Handwerck Simon & Halbig 8 (head) Heinrich Handwerck Germany 8 (body). Excellent condition, some old body retouch. Handwerck, circa 1900, rare grand size with beautiful bisque original signed body....more

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23" (58 cm.) German bisque child, 129, by Kestner w/original signed body, rare to find model 400/600

23" (58 cm.) German bisque child, 129, by Kestner w/original signed body, rare to find model 400/600

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 275)

Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, dimpled chin, brunette human hair over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Marks: H 1/2 made in Germany 13 1/2 129 (head) Germany 4 (body). Kestner, circa 1900....more

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11" (28 cm.) Petite German bisque child, 160, by Kestner with closed mouth 700/1000

11" (28 cm.) Petite German bisque child, 160, by Kestner with closed mouth 700/1000

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 275)

Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted features, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Marks: 4 made in Germany 160 (head). Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Kestner, circa 1890. A beautiful little doll, rare model, in fine original condition....more

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