Hhighlighted by the antique doll collection of Marilyn Bard of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, whose superb portrait Jumeau bébé, shown on the cover, is wearing its original Scottish coarse-woolen costume. Also featured are dolls from the collections of the late Laura Weiner of Washington state, Part I of the collection of the late Marilyn Parsons of Louisiana, and selections from the Swiss collection of Madame X. Softbound. 8.5" x 11". 148 pages.
5 1/2" (14 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, blue glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, painted long lashes, single-stroke brows, closed mouth with impish smile, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white socks and black one-strap shoes, brunette mohair wig, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 189 3/0 (head) 3/0 (under limbs). Comments: Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: charming impish little googly.
6 1/2" (17 cm.) Bisque swivel head on bisque torso, blue glass side-glancing googly eyes, painted lashes, short feathered brows, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with watermelon-slice smile, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted blue socks and black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake at back left leg joint. Marks: 189 0 (head). 0 (under limbs). Comments: Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: impish googly with wonderful expression.
11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head with dimpled round face, blue glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, short painted lashes and dash brows, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with impish smile, brunette mohair wig, composition five-piece toddler body with side-hip jointing, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 253 G.B. Germany A 0 M. DRMR. Comments: Marseille for Borgfeldt, circa 1918. Value Points: very dear sweet-faced scamp with wonderfully-modeled dimples enhanced by choicest bisque.
8" (20 cm.) Bisque socket head, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and lightly-tinted brows, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition toddler body with jointing at shoulders and hips, painted white socks and brown one-strap shoes, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Trademark Our Pet Registered Germany 10/0. Comments: Marseille, circa 1925. Value Points: the rare little doll with great expression is in original presentation on lid of candy box.
9" (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass flirty googly eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with wide shy smile, blonde mohair wig, composition toddler body with jointing at shoulders and hips, great antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 173 2/0. Comments: Hertel and Schwab, circa 1915. Value Points: rare size of the beloved model with original body.
7 1/2" (19 cm.) l. 7 1.2"h. Arranged upon a maroon base with gilt edging and raised lettering "Speaking Dog" is a bench upon which is seated a bonneted girl who is about to pet the large seated dog at her side. When lever is released, her right arm tips the coin onto the bench seat for access to the interior bank, the dog's mouth opens and closes, and his tail wags. Structurally excellent, original finish albeit paint faded, coin door missing at base. American, early Shepard Hardware presentation of the popular bank with incised Jul 1 and Oct 20, 1885 markings on underside. Shepard Hardware, c.1885.
10" (25 cm.) Standing upon the cast iron base labeled "the Stump Speaker", is a black man with over-sized head to small body and even smaller feet, a valise at his side, painted costume of green suit, bow tie, and small tilted top hat. When the lever is released, his mouth opens and closes, the valise opens and closes, and his right hand releases the coin which falls into the valise. Designed by Charles Shepard and Peter Adams, Jr for Shepard Hardware, patented June 8, 1886 (incised on base). Structurally excellent, mechanism functions, original finish with very faded paint.
4" (10 cm.) l. Largest. Ten various heavy cardboard travel ware originally presented as candy containers, including four various trunks (three with original travel labels), three hat boxes with travel stickers, and three additional pieces. Very good/excellent. Germany, circa 1900.
13" (33 cm.) Each has celluloid socket head, painted brown boyish hair swirled across the forehead, painted blue eyes, brown eyeshadow, closed mouth, firmly-stuffed cloth body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Germany (helmet symbol) Dar Kennzeichen fur Gediegenheitu. Guten Geschmack/Nurnberger Kunstlerpuppe (paper label on one with stamped word Berner indicating the costume design). Comments: Germany, circa 1920. Value Points: fabulous original costumes with wonderful detail.
9" (23 cm.) x 7". The wooden-framed box has paper cover and glass front which covers a background scene of elegant salon which is fronted by two die-cut dancing women which are dimensionally attached. A paper label at the back instructs the user how to make the dolls dance, and warns "if all else fails, tap the top of the box with palm of the hand, and it will suffice to put the mechanism in motion". Condition: very good, mechanism functions well, some retouch to decorative framing papers. Marks: Robert Link (paper label). Comments: American, circa 1880, a series of mechanical sand toys were offered by his firm. Value Points: well-preserved toy, with label "Mechanical Box with Automaton" and instructions, functioning well.