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.
27" (69 cm.) x 16" altar. 14". The wooden altar with tiered shelving and fitted niches is laid with various liturgical vessels and symbols used in the celebration of mass. Along with German bisque doll with blue glass eyes, open mouth, teeth, kid body, bisque hands, wearing antique nun's habit with accessories. Excellent condition. Circa 1900.
5" (13 cm.) Each is a one-piece bisque figure depicting a girl or boy with sculpted costumes, seated on a pull-toy animal, the girl with ruffled blue dress seated upon toy elephant, and the boy with yellow ruffled collar and red cap seated upon pull toy camel. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1890.
12" (30 cm.) The chest of drawers with arched apron base is of fine burled wood with inlay edging, dove-tailed construction, each drawer with brass edged keyhole and carved bone drawer knobs. Excellent condition. French, mid-1800s, the very fine craftsmanship indicates its original creation as a maitrise model.
20" (51 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead of adult lady with elongated throat and up-tilted face, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lower lashes, mohair lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, brunette mohair wig over plaster pate, kid body with pin-jointing at hips and knees modeled bosom, bisque lower arms, fashionable black silk and green velvet costume. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake on one finger tip. Marks: 172 7. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910, the model was based upon the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson, depicting society ladies known as "Gibson Girls". Value Points: uniquely modeled fashion lady with choice bisque, original body, original mohair lashes and wig.
18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth modeled as though open with suggestion of teeth, deeply impressed cheek dimples, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, well-costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 590 A 5 M Germany DRGM. Comments: Marseille, circa 1912. Value Points: hard-to-find model with especially fine details of impressed cheek, mouth, and chin dimples, fine quality of bisque.
5" (13 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso, narrow blue glass eyes, black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, closed mouth with wide smiling grin, hint of teeth, blonde mohair wig, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, modeled bent elbows, defined pointing finger, painted white stockings to above the knees, flat black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent, imperceptible reglue right upper arm and thumb. Marks: JIO c. 1920 41 (incised). Comments: Germany, circa 1920, from designs by the American artist Jeanne Orsini. Value Points: rare little-bisque with most endearing expression.
12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, arched feathered brows, sculpted crinkles around the eyes, closed mouth with center accent line, brunette human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 134. Comments: Hertel and Schwab, circa 1910. Value Points: rare petite character with wonderful detail of modeling especially around the eyes, very fine bisque.
12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump modeling of cheeks and chin, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, fringed upper lashes, one-stroke angled brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between lips, blonde mohair wig with coiled side braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, factory costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1418 3. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1912, from their 1400 character series, only one or two other examples of this rare model are known to exist today. Value Points: the rarity of the doll is rivaled by its wonderfully-achieved character expression, finest bisque and painting, original wig, original body finish, early factory costume.
12" (30 cm.) l. x 8"h. The mahogany wooden table with spindled legs is laid with an assortment of paper mache food on carton plates, along with a cardboard box with additional foods. Excellent condition. Circa 1900.
35" (89 cm.) w. x 13" h. x 15" d. A natural wood-framed room has two framed windows at the back that center a large faux-brick oven. The room is furnished with all-wood furniture with natural finish, comprising a bakery rack with 8 trays, table, dough box, work table with drawer, sifting tray, and two hanging shelves. There is a tin sink with faucet, probably Maerklin. Accessories include 4 tin molds, 4 cookie cutters, 10 other tins including bundt pan and cones, wooden butter molds, sausage tin, 4 earthenware bowls, wooden tools, 2 copper molds, tin clock, and a Vienna bronze of two little mice. The kitchen is well-stocked with cookies and breads, and is overseen by a pair of bisque dolls by Hertwig with rare bisque modeled shirt fronts, character faces, and sculpted hair (the girl with very appealing side braids). Excellent condition. Germany, early 20th century.