6 1/2"W (16 cm). Lithographed tin upright piano
with colorful illustrations of Howdy Doody themes
and symbols has loosely attached figures of Howdy
and Buffalo Bob Smith. When wound, they dance
about and appear to play piano. Excellent
structural condition, works sluggishly.
Marked "Unique Art Mfg Co. Inc" with
illustrations of other toys by the firm on the
backside of piano. American, Unique Art, circa
6"H (15 cm). Lithographed tin standing figure of
Felix the Cat with painted googly eyes, mask
face, hinged legs, tail. When wound, he jiggles
from one leg to the other as though walking.
Marked "Felix, copyright 1922, 1924 by Pat
Sullivan, Made in Germany", Excellent condition.
Germany, circa 1925.
7 1/2" (19 cm). Yellow tinplate base with red tin
wheels and painted decorations of Felix supports
dimensional figure of Felix in running pose
behind two running red and yellow mice. When
pulled along, the figures are animated.
Marked "Nifty" and "Felix, Copyright by Pat
Sullivan". Good condition, top of base repainted.
15" (38 cm). Bisque socket-head with very high
domed forehead and small pate cut portraying
slender faced older person with frowning
expression, brown glass inset eyes, painted
lashes, sculpted curvy brows with decorative
glaze, strong aquiline nose, closed mouth with
firmly-set outlined lips, brunette wig,
9" (23 cm). Bisque socket-head, blue glass sleep
eyes, painted lashes, accented nostrils and eye
corners, open mouth, shaded and accented lips,
four tiny teeth, brunette mohair wig, composition
and wooden ball-jointed body, nicely costumed.
Condition: generally excellent. Marks: g Made in
Germany 1 143. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910.
Value Points: very appealing tiny 143 model has
excellent bisque, original fully-jointed little
body with original finish
9" (23 cm). Bisque swivel head with rounded
facial modeling on kid-edged shapely bisque
torso, brown glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner
encircles the eyecut, painted lashes, feathered
brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined
lips, two square-cut upper teeth, one square-cut
lower tooth, original blonde mohair wig, loop-
jointed bisque arms with bent elbows and cupped
hands, and legs with sturdily shaped legs,
painted white ribbed knee stockings with blue
rims, yellow ankle boots with tiny heels.
Condition: generally excellent. Comments:
Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: rare model
with wonderfully sculpted face, fine detail of
blushing on eyelids, chin, cheeks, and on body.
7" (18 cm). One-piece wax child in standing
position, brilliant pale blue glass inset eyes,
painted brows and tiny closed mouth, delicate
mohair inserted blonde hair. Condition: one hand
broken, otherwise excellent. Comments: mid-19th
century. Value Points: most appealing little
child wearing antique dress, undergarments, shoes
6 1/2" (16 cm). Bisque swivel head on kid-edged
bisque torso, blue glass inset eyes, delicately
painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and
eye corners, closed mouth with center accent
line, blonde mohair wig, loop-jointed bisque arms
and legs with modeled bent elbows, sturdily
shaped legs with bare feet. Condition: generally
excellent. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value
Points: very beautiful little all-bisque with
choice bisque and painting, costume included.
18" (46 cm). Pressed bisque socket-head with
rounded facial modeling, plump cheeks, pale blue
glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading and
darker blue outer rims, dark eyeliner encircles
the eyecuts, painted lashes, delicately fringed
brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, pointy
nose tip, closed mouth with shaded and accented
lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over
pink plaster pate, French composition and wooden
eight-loose-ball-jointed body with flat-cut
derriere, straight wrists, costume included.
Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bte SGDG 3
(head) 3 (incised on pate) 3 (paper label inside
wig) Sch (shield mark on derriere). Comments:
Schmitt et Fils, an early model, circa 1880, the
brevete mark in reference to their registered
body style. Value Points: an exceptional and
wonderfully preserved early signed bebe, with
gorgeous pale bisque, original signed wig, pate,
body, body finish, having original boutique
label "Au Bonheur des Enfants, Chaufour, Paris"
on torso indicating its original presentation.
19" (48 cm). Pressed bisque socket-head, deep
blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted
lashes, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows,
shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, closed
mouth with defined space between the shaded and
outlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears,
brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French
composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed
body with straight wrists, antique costume
included. Condition: generally excellent. Marks:
8 EJ (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body).
Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880, the earliest
period of bebes marked EJ. Value Points: very
fine quality of modeling and painting with
artfully defined features, original body and body