19" (48 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, blonde painted baby hair with forelock details, painted facial features, blue outlined eyes with artfully painted pupils and eye dots, black and red eyeliner, curvy feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with downcast pouty expression on the accented full lips, dimpled chin, composition bent limb baby body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2023/5 539 10. Comments: Bahr and Proschild, circa 1910. Value Points: the most expressive model, which is rarely found, is notable for flawless and exquisitely-painted complexion and features, and is wearing outstanding antique ceremonial baby gown and lavishly ribboned bonnet, undergarments.
5" (13 cm.) dolls. 9" cribs. Each is one-piece bisque head and torso, painted blonde baby hair, painted features, blue eyes, closed mouth, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs in bent baby pose, bare feet, antique costumes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1915. Value Points: the babies are presented in lavishly lace-fitted basket cribs, and included is a woven basket with additional costumes.
28" (70 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pensive expression on shaded lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 117/A 70. Value Points: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912, the model was marketed as "Mein Liebling" (my darling). Value Points: the beloved signature model of Kammer and Reinhardt has finest flawless quality of bisque, complexion and painting, original wig, body and body finish, beautiful antique silk dress and bonnet, undergarments, stockings, shoes.
12" (30 cm.) Having very lush long curly cream-toned mohair, the toddler-bodied teddy has rounded swivel head, jointing at shoulders and hips, paw pads, light-brown glass eyes, and far-apart stitched ears. When torso is squeezed, a merry tune plays. Excellent condition, music functions well. Attributed to Moritz Pappe of Germany, 1920s, some examples of the bear have been found with signed Swiss Helvetica musical bellows.
23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep and "flirty" eyes, mohair lashes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, impressed dimples at lip corners and chin, pierced ears, wheat blonde human hair hand-tied wig in ringlet curls, French composition and wooden fully-jointed walking style body; when legs moved forward and back, the doll turns its head side to side, flits its eyes, and cries "mama". Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1039 Germany Simon & Halbig S&H 10 1/2. Comments: Jumeau/SFBJ for the French market, circa 1910, likely presented by the celebrated Parisian doll shop of Au Nain Bleu. Value Points: in perfectly-preserved state, the doll is wearing her original rose silk and lace dress with matching bonnet, and has original matching undergarments, rose knit socks, cream kidskin shoes incised Paris Bebe, original wig, body and body finish.
21" (53 cm.) l. A firmly stuffed lamb of cream flannel wool with fleecy lambswool coat, has flannel covered legs and face, green glass eyes, felt ears, "baa-a-a" crier that operates from nickel-plated ring on torso back, and is mounted upon a cast iron base with spoked wheels. Steiff block letter (underscored f) button in ear. Germany, Steiff, circa 1910. A superbly preserved rare early model in fine large size with working noise bellows and original button in ear. Ex-Collection Puppen and Spielzeug Museum of Vienna.
28" (71 cm.) Bisque socket head, very plump cheeks and chin, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined heart-shaped lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume, undergarments, bonnet, stockings, cream kidskin shoes. Marks: 12. Comments: French, circa 1885, the bebe bears a striking resemblance to other signed bebes from the French firm of Joseph Joanny, which are rarely found. Value Points: rare and beautiful bebe with dainty expression complemented by delicate complexion.
12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, very plump cheeks and chin, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over original skin wig and Schmitt plaster pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with flat-cut derriere and straight wrists, antique costume comprising dress, undergarments, rose knit stockings, tan leather shoes with buckles, pearls, pearl earrings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sch (in shield on head and flat-cut of derriere) 000 (head). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1880. Value Points: very beautiful petite Schmitt bebe with entrancing expression, finest bisque and painting, original Schmitt pate, original body and body finish.