1 1/2" (4 cm.) - 4 1/2". Including gilt-finished metal basket with beveled-edge glass on all sides, double-hinged lid, arched handle, and silk tufted cushion with blue buttons. Along with three opalescent shell purses with elegant silver or brass inlays and frames, and folding lorgnette with opalescent handle. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885.
12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with untinted complexion to depict clown or jester, brown glass inset eyes, painted lower lashes, arched brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with impish grin, red and gold fleecy mohair wig, French composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: imperceptive faint hairline at side of head from crown rim to ear (likely original). Marks: 4 1304 S&H. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890, the rare character model was designed specifically for portrayal as a theatre performer doll for the French market; its various uses were as a doll, as a head for a Pierrot automaton by Lambert, and as the head for a hollow-bodied candy container for luxury Parisian candy store. Value Points: rare model with wonderful detail of sculpting and expression, original body, wig, and costume.
22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump cheeks, bright blue glass eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, impressed dimples at chin and philtrum, slightly-parted lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 12 H 719 Dep. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1888, the doll was made in many variations including size, open or closed mouth, white or black complexion, and even as the cheerful-face model to accompany the body and works of the Edison Phonograph doll. Value Points: hard-to-find model, especially in this larger size, has exemplary bisque, beautiful eyes, original body and body finish, and wonderful antique dress, undergarments, leather shoes, and ruffled bonnet with silk frou-frou ribbons.
17" (43 cm.) l. x 11" x 6". The solid wooden large sewing box is elaborately decorated on the lid sides and interior of bone and intricately-designed mosaics, and has a blue velvet lid lining and lock and key. When the lid is lifted, the sewing box is revealed with elaborately-constructed niches and boxes, also with inlay, and along with a number of carved bone tools including unusual barrel-shaped spools with turning knobs on the lids, richly-carved case, and green silk-covered pincushion. A single dove-tailed drawer at the base pulls open to reveal a blue velvet hinged work surface, more cubicles, an unusual open-carved flat box, and a carved bone pair of scissors, along with early playing cards. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
9" (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, outlined eye socks, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, composition body jointed at shoulders and hips, painted shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 192. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt who registered the model in 1892. Value Points: hard to find model with original body, lovely antique silk costume.
18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with oval-shaped face depicting an older child, almond-shaped blue glass eyes with spiral threading and darker blue outer iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, lightly feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with solemn expression, center accent line on lips, auburn mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume comprising ivory silk faille coat with lace-edged double collars, white cotton dress, undergarments, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 111 6. Comments: attributed to Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912, from the firm's art character series. Value Points: outstanding example of the rare art character, her rarity rivaled only by artistic modeling and finest bisque, original body and body finish.
21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lower lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed lady body. Condition: generally excellent, body has mis-matched parts but is age and size appropriate. Marks: 1159 S&H dep 7. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1900. Value Points: the well-costumed lady in brown linen dress owns her own trunk with six additional seamstress made antique dresses, undergarments, bonnet, and jewelry.
4 1/2" (11 cm.) -6". Each is all-bisque, with solid-domed bisque swivel head on bisque baby-shaped torso, tinted light brown baby hair, brown or blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and lips of closed mouth, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs in bent baby shape, bare feet, antique costumes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Copr. Grace S. Putnam made in Germany. Comments: Bye-lo Baby, 1925, designed by Grace Putnam. Value Points: rarity factors include glass eyes and swivel head.
13" (33 cm.) h. A wooden sewing table with carved detail and fancily spindled legs, has a hinged lid with mirrored back and a lower hidden pull-out drawer for more supplies. There is an unusual pin-cushion attachment that flips over and is hidden when the cabinet lid is closed, or can flip out for easy use during sewing sessions. The cabinet contains an assortment of various sewing tools, accessories, needles, threads, and a miniature handmade sampler. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885.
24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed lady body with shapely waist and bosom, original undergarments including laced corset, and with antique cotton fitted lady dress. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 11 (and artist checkmarks, on head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: beautiful ivory-like complexion with fine painting of eye details and lips, original wig, pate, Jumeau earrings, undergarments, and leather shoes signed "Bebe Jumeau Depose 11".