22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with nearly solid rounded dome, plump cheeks and slightly-double chin, brown glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair, early Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, fine antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, tiny typical flakes at pierced ear holes. Marks: 12. Comments: Sonneberg, circa 1882, in the French look-alike manner. Value Points: rare model with impressive features, closed mouth, original body with fine original finish.
15" (38 cm.) Pink-tinted porcelain shoulderhead, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, shapely kid poupee body. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1865, attributed to Blampoix. Value Points: lovely complexion is enhanced by delicate pink tinting which contrasts the cobalt blue eyes, beautiful antique silk gown, black velvet bonnet, leather heeled slippers, bone-handled parasol.
8" (20 cm.) h. bookcase. Each of fine lightwood with painted ebony and lithographed paper finish, the paper designed to simulate the mid-1800s French Boulle furnishings having mahogany shading with gilt designs. The set includes a bookcase with glass door top in which are presented a number of original very fine wooden faux-books; secretary desk with drop-down front revealing an intricately fitted mirror-back interior; very tall hall mirror with cupboard base and bone accents; round pedestal table; tall-back chair with green silk seat; and fancy arm chair with green silk upholstery. Excellent condition. Germany, attributed to D.H. Wagner, mid-1800s, an outstanding group with rare pieces.
24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue iris rims, thick dark eyeliner, mauve blushed eye shadow, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, impressed dimples at lip corners, chin and philtrum, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks 9/EJ. Comments: Emile Jumeau, premiere model of the signature bebe which bears his own name-initials, circa 1882. Value Points: very rare bebe, its rarity rivaled only by superior state of preservation, finest bisque and splendid eyes, lovely antique silk costume, velvet bonnet, undergarments, French shoes.
4 1/2" (11 cm.) Each is a one-piece carved wooden figure of boy or girl with sculpted definition of costumes, hats, facial features, each carrying a bouquet of flowers, and each standing upon a wooden plinth, each with original painted cream finish. The detail of carving extends around their backs; the girl with long braids, and the boy holding his hat. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s.
16" (41 cm.) All carved wood with one-piece torso and egg-shaped head, elongated curved throat, shapely bosom, flat back, black enamel inset eyes, "dot" painted all-around lashes and wide brows, tiny pointy nose with accent dots, thin line lips with center detail, cheek blush spots, blonde delicate mohair wig on original linen cap, cloth upper arms, carved wooden lower arms with fork-shaped fingers, wooden legs with jointing at hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: English, circa 1770. Value Points: the outstanding original condition of the doll is remarkable, with superb original painting enhancing her strong sculptural presence, preserved in early wooden box with extensive original trousseau, featuring six various couturier-handsewn gowns of finest brocades and silks, enhanced by decorative details of silk thread flowers and metallic edging, four "pockets", two hats, tiny silk shoes, quilted petticoat and more; the gown she is wearing has original petticoat stiff-lined with old English newspaper dated 1771. The doll remained in its original family from 1770 until it passed into the hands of one collector several decades ago where it has remained stored away until this time.
10" (25 cm.) h. 11"w. Of finely-grained birdseye maple with natural finish, the curved top cabinet rests upon a richly-spindled frame and is decorated with a framed front panel which encloses a floral stitchery of fine yarns accented with tiny ormolu beading. The lid opens to reveal two file sections, and the original key is included. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s.
9" (23 cm.) doll. 10" x 6" box. Solid domed paper mache shoulderhead with painted black pate, painted blue eyes, tiny closed mouth, original blonde human hair wig, firmly-stuffed body, paper mache lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1840. Value Points: wonderful state of preservation, the all-original doll is wearing stitched-on fitted muslin dress with netting apron front and dainty ribbons, leggings, and is thread-attached in original glass-front presentation box with removable lid.
21" (53 cm.) Bisque swivel head on bisque shoulderplate, very plump pale face, cobalt blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, hint of smile with impressed dimples at lip corners and philtrum, pierced ears, kid gusset-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: very expressive features on the rare model, with brilliant cobalt eyes contrasting the delicate pale complexion, fine antique costume.