12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with upturned lip corners, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique mariner costume, undergarments. Condition: 1/2" hairline at back of head by crown rim, otherwise excellent. Marks: A. 4 T. Comments: Andre Thuillier, circa 1885. Value Points: very beautiful example of the rare bebe with entrancing large eyes, very lovely bisque and painting, original body and body finish.
3 1/2" (9 cm.) One-piece bisque head and torso, blue glass eyes, closed mouth, painted features, blonde mohair wig, jointed bisque arms and legs, painted shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: wonderful original costumes include boy in double-breasted green jacket with black pants and hat, painted black stockings and shoes, little girl in Kate Greenaway style costume and three additional.
14" (36 cm.) l 9"h. Bisque head man and woman with blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouths, man with painted moustache and goatee, carton torsos and lower limbs, wire upper limbs, are seated on a tandem bicycle (commonly known as bicycle-built-for-two), with rubber-edged spoked metal wheels, metal frame, and with attached rod with wheeled base to which is attached a white furry poodle with red leather blanket. When wound, the riders briskly wheel along, their little pup at their side. Condition: dolls excellent, costumes original with some dustiness, mechanism appears intact and working except bicycle fork needs reinforcement at wheel junction (mechanism sold as is). Marks: F.G. (dolls). Comments: French, circa 1890, the tandem bicycle enjoyed popularity during the 1880s when a number of patents were issued, and was further popularized with the 1892 song "Bicycle Built For Two". Value Points: all-original toy as important social history document is given added charm with attached pup, original costumes.
10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, auburn mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1900. Value Points: pretty wide-eyed bebe with original wig, body, body finish, and wearing original muslin chemise with red ribbons, original red knit Jumeau socks, original leather shoes signed Paris Bebe with bee symbol.
15" (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, shaded lips, pierced ears, kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2 (head and shoulders) F.G. (shoulders). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1875. Value Points: especially beautiful face with richly-painted eyeliner and lashes, very study original body, wearing original multi-layered nun's habit with cape, rosary and other accessories.
18" (46 cm.) h. x 26"w. x 13"d. The wooden store with angled roof is painted, original brown exterior with added painting of curtained window at one side, and an open window for clerk at the other side which is framed by painted shutters. The store rests upon a green velvet (later) covered base, and has original store signage "Raritaten - Devotionalien" above, with tapestry covered front counter, and lace edged shelving at the back wall. The store is filled with an extraordinary collection of miniature religious artifacts including candle holders, statuary, domed wax figures, reliquaries, chalices and more and a bisque doll (later era, circa 1890) stands in attendance. Excellent condition. German, early 1800s.
15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, fringed upper curly lashes, one-stroke brows, tiny nose, closed mouth modeled as though open with shaded lips, smiling impish expression, laughter crinkles around the eyes, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1428 6. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1912. Value Points: especially fine modeling on the rare expressive character, fine quality of bisque, original body and body finish, great antique costume, along with German mohair amber-eyed pup by Steiff.
12" (30 cm.) h. 12"l. Bisque-head boy with blue glass inset eyes, painted features, open mouth, blonde lambswool wig, carton torso, metal upper arms and legs, hinged legs, and metal hands, is pulling a wooden side-slat cart with metal spoked wheels. When wound, the boy moves legs forward, pulling his toy cart behind. Condition: generally excellent. Mechanism functions well. Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1900. Value Points: the delighted young lad is wearing his factory original black velvet sailor suit, and his cart is filled with four little pups and three miniature bisque dolls.
19" (48 cm.) Standing upon a cast iron frame with spoked wheels is a toy ram with brown curly mohair coat, shaved kidskin muzzle and lower legs, amber glass eyes, ears, tin horns, decorative bows, and with working "baa-a" bellows crier when head is tipped forward. Very good condition. Germany, circa 1890, rare brown curly mohair and tin horns.
28" (71 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two upper teeth, movable tongue, composition toddler body with side-hip jointing, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 980 M Germany 16 DRGM. Comments: Marseille, circa 1915, the doll has mechanical device in torso and, when wound, the doll moves eyes back and forth in a flirty manner, while simultaneously sticking tongue in and out. The doll was presented as a promotional "attention-getter" in children's clothing shops. Value Points: very fine quality of bisque and modeling, with rare, amusing and well-functioning mechanical device.