22" (56 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with black sculpted hair in side-parted gentleman's style, with detail of feathered curls at forehead, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: especially fine modeling of hair, wearing original well-detailed gentleman's costume comprising black jacket with long tails, aqua brocade vest, blue silk tie, pocket watch, grey pants, blue kidskin shoes.
8" (20 cm.) h. table. 7"w. table. The circular mahogany table with octagon-shaped pedestal is laiden with a variety of gentleman's accessories, including revolving globe with wooden base, silver-framed handled spectacles, wooden pipe, wooden mahogany treasure chest, and two tintypes, one of gentleman in formal wear, and other of soldier on horseback. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s.
4 1/2" (11 cm.) A curved shape porcelain translucent lithopane with intaglio country scene is set in a metal frame on wooden pedestal; when back lit, the scene becomes vivid and clear. The lithopanes were produced in various European countries, predominantly France, beginning in the early/mid 1800s. Excellent condition. Circa 1859.
6" (15 cm.) The porcelain vignette depicts three children at play seated near a tapestry covered divan, each with sculpted and fancifully decorated costumes. The vignette forms a lid to a covered porcelain inkwell. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1860.
25" (64 cm.) Thick paste porcelain shoulder head with pink-tinted complexion, perfectly oval face and elongated throat, black sculpted hair drawn around her face forming into two wide poufs at the sides and into a coiled braid at the back of her head, painted small blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, old feed sack muslin stitch-jointed body with Boott Mills stamped label, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: very fine lustrous patina enhances the well-modeled facial features, especially of eyes and with rare coiffure. Ex-Estelle Johnston Collection.
16" (41 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with blonde sculpted hair held by a black painted hair band, painted facial features, blue eyes, closed mouth, muslin body, bisque lower limbs, painted brown ankle boots with blue ties. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1865, the doll is costumed in the uniform of the Vivandiere, comprising wool jacket, blue skirt with epaulets, US brass belt buckle, leather purse, drum and silver scissors in leather case, and was actually designed as a "sewing companion". The costume, that of the Vivandiere who served wounded troops during the American Civil War, was likely a poignant reminder of the war for a home-bound needle worker. Value Points: the unique doll and costume is well-preserved with excellent details.
8" (20 cm.) Paper mache shoulderhead of man with sculpted hair, moustache and goatee, painted brows, painted eyes, firmly-stuffed body with carved wooden hands, on original wooden base. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1840. Value Points: very rare peddler doll, depicted as Moroccan peddler man, in original costume including tasseled turban, and carrying cardboard tray of wares including books, jewelry, fans, hair ornaments, and more, is in outstanding state of original presentation.
10" (25 cm.) Paper mache shoulderhead with sculpted and painted military helmet of Zouave soldier, painted facial features, large eyes, sculpted wide moustache, carton torso, kid arms, cone-shaped lower torso which contains walking mechanism, brass feet. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism intact, unknown if walking mechanism is functioning. Comments: the Autoperipatetikous toy was patented by Martin and Runyan in 1862 and created with a variety of bisque, china or paper mache heads to represent various people, designed to walk forward when wound. This particular model was inspired by the Union volunteer militia of 1861 that had been patterned after the French infantry regiment of Zouaves. Value Points: rare variation of the early toy, with sculpted helmet, all-original Zouave costume.
20" (51 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead, black sculpted hair in short boyish fashion, pink tinted complexion, brown painted eyes, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, leather arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, 1865. Value Points: the doll is wearing original superb costume of the Zouave military regiment of the American Civil War, comprising red/blue woolen shirt with featherstitch detail, red woolen pants, leggings, shoes, cap, belt with US gilt buckle, pistol and holster.
9" (23 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, brown glass eyes, painted lashes and brows, dark eyeliner, slightly-parted lips, two square-cut upper teeth and one lower, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted blue socks and black two-strap shoes with little bows, antique costume. Condition: right leg has clean one-piece reglue at thigh, few typical tiny flakes at stringing hole of right arm and leg. Marks: 886 S 5 H. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1885. Value Points: beautiful wide-eyed doll in rarer large size has lovely complexion and bisque.