Whether the books we read or the lives we lead, the page is always turning, sometimes directed by our hand or, other times, simply fluttering to the vagaries of others or the whims of the wind. So it is with the dolls we love.
The celebrated Hanne Büktas collection of rare 18th century Neapolitan dolls will come to auction by Theriault’s of Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday, March 6, in an important auction titled “The Doll as Theatre, Neapolitan and Continental Dolls of the 18th Century” Volume Two.
A letter from Umur Büktas concerning the collection to be featured in the upcoming December 5 auction, "The Doll as Theatre, Neapolitan and Continental Dolls of the 17th and 18th Centuries". It is a fascinating personal story of the genesis of the collection, and the steps many collectors will recognize from their own collecting beginnings.
To My Fellow Collectors,
Throughout its 50th anniversary year, Theriault’s will echo earlier catalog titles, those that most captured the sense of history offered by our common past.
The breath-taking one-owner Trudy Butler collection of fashionable ladies from the celebrated American firm is highlighted by a remarkable collection of Cissy dolls in original costumes.