12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, sculpted short brown bobbed hair with bangs and comb-marked detail, intaglio blue side-glancing painted eyes, white eyedots, single-dash brows, black and red upper eyeliner, button-shaped nose, closed mouth with wide impish one-line smile, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Kestner, circa 1915, depicted is Max from 19th century children's books of Wilhelm Busch and popularized in the early 20th century American comic strip, The Katzenjammer Kids. Value Points: rare variation of Kestner's version of Max which was also produced in smaller size as an all-bisque doll.
9" (23 cm.) and 11". Each is of brushed mohair with painted colorful feathers in shades of yellow, black and gold, with felt-covered feet, felt feathers, black bead eyes. Each has original silver button in tail with yellow cloth label, and original paper label with Eulan stamp on reverse. Near mint condition. Germany, Steiff, 1950s.
22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, intaglio brown painted eyes in deeply-set sockets, painted upper lashes with short curly lashes, short brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with well-defined space between the full outlined lips, impressed dimples in cheeks, auburn mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 536 8. Comments: Bahr and Proschild, circa 1910. Value Points: especially fine modeling details such as upper-glancing intaglio eyes, original body and body finish.
15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, sculpted blonde hair, intaglio blue side-glancing eyes, white eyedots, black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, closed mouth with mouth posed for whistling, muslin body containing bellows for whistling when squeezed, composition hands. Condition: generally excellent, whistling mechanism functions sporadically. Marks: Heubach 5 Germany (model number indecipherable). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: wonderful costume comprising black velvet uniform with tunic front, medals, and pressed velvet helmet with wooden finial and gilt trim.
18" (46 cm.) All-cloth doll with firmly-pressed and oil-painted facial features, brown side-painted hair with forelock curls, shaded blue/green eyes, black and brown upper eyeliner, closed mouth, double chin, stitch-jointing at shoulders, disc-jointing at hips. Condition: generally excellent, light cheek rubs. Marks: Kathe Kruse (and illegible number, left foot) . Comments: Kathe Kruse, Type VIII, circa 1940, known as "Eierkopf", in reference to oversized egg-shaped head. Value Points: rare model with uniquely-shaped head, wearing wonderful costume of red suede lederhosen, plaid shirt, red knit socks, unusual shoes.
18" (46 cm.) All-cloth doll with firmly-pressed and oil-painted brown hair and facial features, well-detailed forelock curls, painted shaded brown eyes, black and brown upper eyeliner, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouty expression, stitch-jointed upper arms, disc-jointed legs, Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2963 (right foot) Kathe Kruse 94177 (left foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse, Type I, circa 1935. Value Points: appealing expression on the well-preserved doll, wearing factory original costume and shoes.
30" (76 cm.) x 25"w. x 14"d. The wooden two-story dollhouse with simulated shingle roof has lithographed wall-covers and architectural designs on all four sides, featuring shutters, brickwork, corner stones and more. The house is resting on self-base and features a side-porch, working front door, hinged sides to access the interior room which still retain their original wall and floor papers and curtains, There are two balconies, chimney, gable window, clock face, glass skylight on the roof, and a spiral staircase. Excellent all-original condition. Germany, late 1800s.
7" (18 cm.) Each is of light wood with ebony-finished legs and lithographed paper to simulate carved and painted designs, the set comprising settee and two side chairs with gold velvet upholstery, three parlor tables in various styles, etagere with cupboard base, two-drawer chest with mirrored top and a hall commode with attached mirror. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1995, rare to find in complete set.
Including 5"x 5" portrait painting depicting a young lad leaning forward, his chin resting upon his hand and a far-away gaze in his eye, with ink script documentation on the reverse indicated Conrad Kirzel 1824 (very good, with some fading at edges); and 4 1/2" circular painting of distinguished gentleman, in semi-profile with strong nose, lace cravat and stand-up collar, balding pate and side-burns, with (illegible) ink script name on reverse and date of his life 1769-1841 (excellent condition). Germany, early 1800s.
9" (23 cm.) h. 9"w. Arranged upon an early walnut platform which hides the mechanical and musical movements is an elegant lady with sculpted wooden head and torso, painted facial features and carved black hair with arranged curls, and bronze green silk gown. She is seated on a piano stool in front of an upright piano with gilt stenciled trim and painted keyboard with movable keys. When hand wound with brass lever at the front, her hands move up and down over the working keys and beautiful music plays. Condition: generally excellent, costume is frail, mechanism and music function well. Comments: Continental, early 1800s. Value Points: charming early mechanical vignette with original finish on piano and parquet floor.