8" (20 cm.) including hanging chains. 5" without chains. The brass framed hanging chandelier has decorative details of fretwork and embossed designs, with crown top and hanging chains, and is fitted with original (detachable) ruby glass shade. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880.
5 1/2" (14 cm.) h. decanter. The rich amber-tinted blown glass decanter has original stopper and is included with a pair of matching goblets, each decorated with etched design of berries and vines. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880, outstanding color and detail of decoration on the rare miniature set.
5" (13 cm.) Each is polychromed wax vignette presented on original base under blown glass dome, including little girl in yellow bonnet with mountain goat at her side, and three creche persons, the man clasping an armful of flowers. Excellent condition. Germany, mid-1800s.
11" (28 cm.) x 9". The wooden three-drawer chest has bronze knobs and shaped columnar sides, and has original (somewhat rubbed) painted and decorated finish on top, sides and top including aged bronze-green finish with stencil outline, and painted colorful garlands, birds and people. Late 1800s.
14" (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, brilliant blue enamel inset eyes with rich spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, original blonde lambs-wool wig over cork pate, kid bebe body with gusset-jointing of hips, knees and elbows, bisque lower arms and hands with separately-sculpted fingers and defined knuckles and nails, pretty red silk dress with lavish lace. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2/0 (head and shoulder plate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, his first bebe model known as Bru Brevete, circa 1878. Value Points: very beautiful bebe with splendid eyes, choicest bisque and painting, original sturdy body with perfect bisque hands, and having original maroon knit stockings and leather shoes signed "Bru Jne Paris" (in oval) and "00".
22" (56 cm.) Solid domed porcelain shoulderhead, heart-shaped face, elongated strong throat, black painted pate under brunette human hair, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, muslin stitch-jointed body, porcelain hands, black taffeta gown. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: beautifully-shaped face and regal stance.
7" (18 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead, black sculpted hair, painted facial features, muslin body, porcelain lower arms and legs, painted green shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1865. Value Points: the early doll owns a trousseau of various hand-sewn costume elements.
17" (43 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of adult lady with oval face and elongated throat, black sculpted hair drawn from face with stippled feathering at sides of forehead, wide pouf wings at each side of head, and tight braids from center crown into wide rolled curls which eventually form into ringlet curls onto her shoulders, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, closed mouth, old muslin body, porcelain lower arms, antique gown and undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1865. Value Points: very rare and intricately-formed coiffure.
2 1/2" (6 cm.) h. creamer. The miniature toy tea set of clear glass with gilt borders is in the "Pennsylvania" design with elaborate lattice, fan and diamond designs, and includes creamer, lidded sugar, spooner, and butter dish (base missing). Excellent condition. American, United States Glass Company, their model 15048, circa 1900.
4" (10 cm.) x 4 1/2", 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". Including a framed print depicting an 18th century parlor with woman gazing into mirror, and wooden framed tray with double handles depicting an 18th century woman seated at table in front of fireplace. The larger has Wallace Nutting signature. The New England pastor and antiquarian became famed for his hand-tinted photographs of antique interiors, of which the two presented here are very rare miniatures. Excellent condition. Circa 1900.