25" (64 cm.) Bisque socket head with slender facial shape of adult woman, brown glass sleep eyes, dark painted lashes, dark curly lashes, thick brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, accented lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, antique hand-tied brunette human hair, composition fully-jointed lady body with unique sculpting, shapely bosom, waist and derriere, elongated limbs, large hips, hands and feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S&H dep 1159 11 (head) E.D.B La Patricienne Depose (body). Comments: Edmund Daspres, successor to the Jules Steiner firm, deposed the model in 1905, with distinctive lady body shape designed to accommodate fashions of that era; the Simon and Halbig head was commissioned for this doll. Value Points: beautiful and rare large lady doll with lovely bisque and expression, wonderfully sculpted body, antique embroidered folklore costume over original lingerie, hand-tooled leather ankle boots.
36" (91 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, accented nostrils and eye corners, slightly-parted lips with two rows of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique cotton dress with embroidered details, undergarments, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent, light body retouch. Marks: A. 15 T. Comments: Andre Florent Thuillier, circa 1888. Value Points: sought-after model, especially in this grand size, with most endearing gentle expression.
14" (36 cm.) All wooden doll of finely-grained honey-tone wood, socket head, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, plump lower face, tiny enamel inset eyes, tinted brows and lips of closed mouth with hint of smile, painted black hair at front crown. Condition: generally excellent, one forefinger broken. Marks: (artist lettering inside front and back torso). Comments: Japan, early 1900s. Value Points: rare model with uniquely-jointed body, wearing all original silk costume, slippers, coiffe.
7" (18 cm.) Bisque socket head with light brown/sienna complexion, brown painted downcast eyes with heavy eyelids, one-stroke black brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, black mohair wig, brown composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1303 Germany Simon & Halbig 3/0. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910. Value Points: the extremely rare model is virtually unknown in this petite painted-eye example, and has very beautiful bisque with flawless complexion and great expression, wearing antique embroidered Chinese silk costume.
7" (18 cm.) All-bisque doll with amber-tinted complexion, swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, side-slant brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes, one-stroke black brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, black silk cap with attached black mohair queue, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white stockings to above the knees and blue slippers with upturned toes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: very fine complexion on the rare-to-find all-bisque doll with rare original painted shoes for this model only.
21" (53 cm.) Standing upon velvet covered base is a bisque-head lady with refined portrait face, blue glass eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, aquiline nose, closed mouth with shaded lips, pierced ears, dark brunette mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, paper mache hands, original Spanish festival dress of gold silk with black lace overskirt, soutache braid, red silk bows and gold jewelry. When wound, music plays and she sways her body (from the waist) back and forth, turns her head, and alternately lifts her left hand, and then her right hand which she twists back and forth at her wrist, thus shaking the tambourine which she holds. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Marks: L.B. (key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: all original automaton named "Espagnole" in the firm's catalog, with distinctive portrait face and exceptional original costume.
21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with cafe-au-lait light brown complexion, deeply sculpted facial features portraying a child with beaming smile, brown glass inset eyes, black eyeliner, painted lashes, black brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with slightly parted lips, row of porcelain teeth, dimpled double chin, pierced ears, black mohair wig, brown composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 12 H Dep 969. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: very rare model with most distinctive smiling expression, flawless completion, original early body and body finish, lovely antique costume.
4" (10 cm.) Polichinelles. Including two French all-bisque Polichinelles with caricature faces and sculpted costumes, one with swivel head, both with pin-jointed limbs. Along with German tin penny toy carriage with child holding toy, tin penny toy of sewing machine, lithographed tin rattle, celluloid St. Bernard on wheeled pull-toy base, seated porcelain baby doll, and lithographed box. Excellent condition. Late 19th/early 20th century.
6" (15 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with brown complexion, black painted hair, painted brown eyes, black single-stroke brows, closed mouth, composition five-piece body, original factory chemise. Condition: generally excellent, body repainted. Marks: Heubach (in square) Germany. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1915. Value Points: the little pouty fellow with rare brown complexion is posed seated in large quilted slipper along with pet tabby kitten with Made in Germany label.