7" (18 cm.) Of intricately-woven gilt metal in the shape of a bird's nest that is resting in a bower of twigs that are decorated with green-enamel metal leaves, necessaire features a fitted opaline glass egg with brass frame which hinges open to reveal well-fitted interior containing gold thimble and needle case (lacking scissors and awl). Excellent condition of the rare luxury accessory. French, circa 1870.
37" (94 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled definition of bosom, aquiline nose and well-shaped chin and cheek bones in portrait-like manner, very deep brilliant blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full shaded lips, pierced ears, ash-blonde hand-tied human hair wig in chignon, French kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, very lovely lady's antique French silk fashion gown in couturier re-fitting for this poupee, undergarments, leather shoes, pearl necklace and earrings, and silk parasol. Condition: generally excellent, the body is one size large but appears original, perhaps in design for use as Exhibition model. Marks: H 8 (red lettering on head). Comments: Pierre-Francois Jumeau, circa 1872, the model was likely produced in the firm's newly-built 1872 porcelain works, specifically for his exhibition at the 1872 L'Exhibition Universelle in Vienna. Value Points: the rarity of the doll is rivaled only by its superb beauty, unique portraiture and finest painting and bisque, exquisite costume. Few other examples are known to exist.
21" (53 cm.) Pale bisque shoulderhead with full cheeks, brilliant cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lightly-feathered brows, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accented lips, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with shapely torso and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, attributed to Barrois, circa 1865. Value Points: the rich cobalt blue eyes beautifully contrast the delicate complexion and mauve eyeshadow, lovely antique costume featuring a finely woven dimity gown, undergarments, leather slippers, and silk-trimmed woven sun bonnet.
5" (13 cm.) h. table. 5 1/2" overall tisaniere. The walnut pedestal table, with maple wood inlay edging, displays a four-piece French porcelain tisaniere of Sevres blue with hand-painted floral accents and gilt lettering "BRU" in rich script; the set comprises tea pot, lid, pedestal stand which encloses a veilleuse oil lamp for warming the tea. Also included is wooden arched back chair. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885.
7" (18 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, large brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, slightly-parted lips, two square-cut upper teeth and one lower, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white ribbed stockings and black one-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: rare early model in lovely original antique costume and bonnet, along with antique wooden chair with stenciled designs.
17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, twill-over-wooden lady body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and ankles, bisque lower arms, separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1875, with unique body appearing on this model only. Value Points: rare model with exquisite quality of pale bisque, original body with fine bisque hands, rare original body, wearing antique ivory and silk satin fashion gown, undergarments, blue kidskin slippers, black woven cap with ormolu pin.
22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks and chin, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded and accented lips, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose 10 (incised, head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884, the model was made for one year only. Value Points: very beautiful bebe with great depth of eyes, loveliest bisque and painting, original wig, body, body finish, antique undergarments, stockings, aqua kidskin shoes and original Jumeau aqua/blue satin dress.
8" (20 cm.) l. parasol. Including pagoda-shaped parasol with silk cover, silk thread fringed trim, and carved bone handle with marble tip; 5" folding fan with exquisite folding fan depicting Watteau style romantic scene on both sides; 2 1/2" cream kidskin gloves; and a domed top leather valise fitted with miniature bone toiletries. Excellent condition. French, circa 1870.
21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, upturned lip corners, impressed dimples at philtrum and chin, separately-applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig with ringlet curls over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 10 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his signature portrait doll sculpted by famed Parisian artist Carriere-Belleuse, circa 1884. Value Points: finest example with lustrous complexion, brilliant eyes, finest painting, original body, antique embroidered costume, undergarments, stockings, leather shoes impressed with full figure of doll, aqua pressed flannel and silk bonnet, earrings, gilt necklace and tiny ring.
28" (71 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated face and very full cheeks, very deep blue glass paperweight eyes with darker blue outer rims, dark eyeliner, dark painted curly lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, slightly-parted outlined lips, two square-cut upper teeth and one lower, impressed dimple at philtrum and chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, early composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S H 16 949. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1885. Value Points: outstanding quality of pale bisque with gleaming patina, splendid eyes, original body and body finish.