16" (41 cm.) Of shaded brown curly mohair with excelsior filling, the distinctively-modeled bear was designed as a baby cub bear, having center seam with elongated nose, stitched light brown nose tip, grand-sized blue glass eyes, over-sized stitched ears, shortened torso, elongated arms with shoulder disc-jointing, hip disc-jointing felt paw pads, with original Steiff underscore button in ear. Good condition, few moth holes at edges of paw pads. Germany, Steiff, the baby bear, marketed as Petsy and with unique facial modeling and grand eyes, was introduced in 1928, and is very rare.
15" (38 cm.) Each has bisque socket head with uniquely sculpted face depicting a mischievous lad, small blue or brown glass flirty eyes, very thick brown or black "comma" shaped brows with sculpting detail, laughter crinkles around the eyes, upturned rounded nose with accented nostrils, beaming smile on closed mouth, accented lips, impressed dimples, red or black mohair wig, uniquely sculpted body with jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, pointing fingers, sculpted stockings and black or brown shoes with upturned toes, wonderful antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 124 (on Moritz, Max is unsigned). Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1913, the uniquely modeled urchins were sculpted for the doll firm to represent the popular characters Max and Moritz, originally created by the German author Wilhelm Busch in the mid-19th century, and later immortalized for the American market in the comic strip "The Katzenjammer Kids". Value Points: among the rarest of the German character series, the pair have distinctive sculpting, superb bisque,and original distinctive and unique bodies that were used for these models only; the dolls are especially rare to find still united as a pair.
11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, short-stroke brows, little rounded-tip nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting expression and center accent line, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 184. Comments: Kestner, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model with wonderful expression, finest bisque and painting, original body and body finish.
14" (36 cm.) Of lush cream mohair with shaved snout, black embroidered nose, large amber glass eyes, swivel head, toddler-shaped body with short stuffed legs, felt paw pads, and with Swiss music box in torso which plays a merry tune when the torso is squeezed, released and repeated. The bear wears rare original felt party hat with pom-poms, and wrist ruffles. Germany, circa 1920, the bear is attributed to Moritz Pappe and few examples are known to exist. Excellent condition, slight dustiness of pom-poms, music plays beautifully, very lush mohair.
6 1/2" (17 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso depicting a shaded brown bear, painted eyes and mouth, pin-jointed bisque arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1910. Value Points: hard-to-find jointed bisque bear is especially rare in this larger size, has wonderful sculpted and painted detail of fur.
4" (10 cm.) dolls. Each doll is all-bisque with one piece head and torso, painted blue eyes, closed mouth and facial features, blonde mohair wig, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted socks and shoes, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1910. Value Points: included is a miniature wooden cabinet with marble top, five pots of flowers, two side chairs with velvet seats, and two paper mache dogs.
18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, sculpted detail around the blue glass sleep eyes, long painted curly lashes, incised eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with richly shaded outlined lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed in antique silk party dress, undergarments, brown leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 149 5. Comments: Hertel and Schwab, circa 1910. Value Points: rarer closed mouth glass-eyed character model with lovely bisque and painting, especially fine modeling around the eyes.
13" (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, large blue glass paperweight eyes with brilliant color and depth, dark eyeliner, delicately-painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid bebe body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, bisque lower arms and hands, wearing antique ice blue silk ensemble, undergarments, stockings, leather shoes signed "3". Condition: generally excellent, one finger of left hand is restored. Marks: A. 3 T. (head) 3 (left shoulder). A.T. (right shoulder). Comments: Thuillier, circa 1882, the first period model of his illustrious bebe. Value Points: the rarity of the early period A.T. kid-bodied bebe in this small size is further enhanced by its stunning beauty, exemplary sculpting, bisque and painting, spectacular eyes, and original body with beautifully sculpted hands. Ex-collection June Ellen Lane.
19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head with plumply-modeled cheeks, deep-blue glass sleep eyes that operate from wire lever at back of head, rose blushed eye shadow, painted dark curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sie G 2 (incised) Steiner Bte SGDG Bourgoin (red stamp) (eyes also signed Steiner). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1885. Value Points: one of the rarest Steiner models, with absolutely captivating expression, beautiful bisque and painting, original eyes, wig, pate, body, body finish and fine original silk costume, matching bonnet, undergarments, leather boots.