17" (43 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head with flat-cut neck socket and matching bisque shoulderplate, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils closed mouth with center accent line, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, softly-stuffed kid body with kid-over-wooden upper arms and bisque forearms to above the elbow, curled fingers, wooden cup and ball jointing at the knees to allow the doll seating possibilities. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Leontine Rohmer, the doll has neck pivot depose of 1858 and seated depose of 1857. Value Points: the beauty of the doll is rivaled by her rare articulations, lovely antique costume including wonderful cream kidskin laced boots.
17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks and chin, pronounced nose, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, auburn mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique silk costume and lace ruffled bonnet, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris Bebe Tete Depose 7 (head) Paris Bebe Depose (and Eiffel Tower symbol on torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1890, the rare model was created winning the infringement lawsuit again Danel & Cie which gave Jumeau the right to use the Paris Bebe name. Value Points: outstanding modeling of the rare bebe with dramatic eyes and finest bisque and complexion.
25" (64 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling enhanced by very full cheeks, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, wearing antique ivory silk dress with lace trim, undergarments, lace bonnet with silk ribbons, socks, signed Jumeau shoes, carrying French woven basket. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 12 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884, his bebe modeled by the celebrated Parisian sculptor, Carrier-Belleuse, known as "Bebe Triste" in reference to its wistful expression. Value Points: an especially beautiful example of the sought-after luxury bebe has fine original early body, original finish, finest bisque, complexion and painting.
13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, closed mouth with downcast lips, auburn mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 0. Comments: Kestner, circa 1890. Value Points: diminutive little wistful child has choice bisque, original body, fine antique costume and shoes.
12" (30 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with chubby facial features, brushstroked blonde painted hair in short boyish fashion, small blue painted eyes, dark eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils of rounded nose, closed mouth modeled as though open with shaded lips and two upper beaded teeth, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish except hands repainted. Marks: 110 4. Comments: Adolf Wislizenus, circa 1910 from his art character series, the model was also made with glass eyes and wig. Value Points: fine quality of bisque and sculpting with great attention to chubby cheek wrinkles and double chin.
21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and chin, delicate complexion, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, row of painted tiny teeth between the shaded lips, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, early composition and wooden fully-jointed plump body with straight wrists, fine antique costume comprising brown woolen coat, white embroidered dress, undergarments, stockings, brown leather shoes, brown velvet bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 14. Comments: Kestner, circa 1882, the model resembles the so-called "circle-dot" bebe by Bru whose market Kestner aimed to capture. Value Points: well-rendered artistic portrayal, finest delicate bisque and complexion, original early body and body finish.
29" (74 cm.) Pink-tinted porcelain shoulder head with solid dome, oval-shaped face, very elongated strong throat, sloping shoulders, painted facial features, pale blue upper glancing eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, circle accents at eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with center accent, brunette human hair, early muslin stitch-jointed body with porcelain arms to above the elbows, and porcelain lower legs with painted black ankle boots, ivory silk gown with metallic thread embroidery, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 000/. Comments: attributed to Lippert & Haas of Schlaggenwald, circa 1850. Value Points: rare early model in fine larger size with superb quality of porcelain and painting, and having maker's signature. Ex-collection Puppen and Spielzeug Museum of Vienna.
5" (13 cm.) Exquisitely designed and artist-created card with gilt paper wreaths joined by a gilt arrow and presented in original glass-enclosed frame surrounded by elaborate bone cutwork borders, faux jewel stones and seed pearl arcs, with love message written below. Excellent condition. Germany, mid-1800s.
22" (56 cm.) Thick paste porcelain shoulderhead with slightly pink-tinted complexion, brown sculpted side-parted hair in short boyish fashion and with thick pageboy style curls over the sculpted ears, well-defined facial features, small blue eyes in deeply-set sockets, red upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, well-defined chin, muslin stitch-jointed body, porcelain lower arms and hands, wearing antique gentleman's suit. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: KPM (blue stamp, see photo). Comments: KPM, Berlin, circa 1850. Value Points: the rare model has especially fine detail of hair sculpting in darkest brown color, fine sculpting of face including defined throat hollow and definition of eye sockets.