22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils of upturned nose, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, two modeled upper teeth, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 116/A 50. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912. Value Points: wonderfully defined characterization with very choice bisque, original body and body finish, great antique costume with maroon velvet vest.
23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and chin, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, fringed upper lashes, short angled brows, rounded nose, closed mouth modeled as though open, shaded details of lips, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1428 15. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1915. Value Points: rare model especially in this size is enhanced by outstanding modeling of dimples and laughter creases, has finest quality bisque with gleaming patina, wonderful antique costume.
19" (48 cm.) All-wooden doll with socket head, carved facial features, deeply-intaglio painted blue eyes, white eye dots, brushstroked brows, closed mouth with full lips, blonde mohair tacked-on bobbed wig, wooden spring-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan 17th, 1911 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1912. Value Points: fine original finish with deeply-sculpted features, original tacked-on wig, original Schoenhut shoes.
16" (41 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with carved short boyish-style hair with forelock curls, painted blue down-glancing eyes, white eye dots, black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full pouting expression, wooden spring-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: professional restoration of painted finish, excellent sculpture. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan 17, 1911. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1912, the doll closely resembles the pouty faced models of Kammer and Reinhardt. Value Points: rare to find model with excellent detail of carving.
14" (36 cm.) Carved wooden socket head, very small painted brown eyes with white eye dots and black upper eyeliner, thin feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, shaded lips, original mohair tacked-on bobbed wig, all-wooden spring-jointed body, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan.17, 1911. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1912, model 312. Value Points: charming wistful-faced child with original Schoenhut shoes.
17" (43 cm.) by 14". Arranged on the front of a wooden frame are a die-cut pair of cakewalk dancers in vibrant lithographed colors and with enthusiastic performing poses. When wound at the back, the pair are designed to dance around, with movement back and forth of torsos which when cause their heads and limbs to move as though dancing. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism needs adjustment although if manually operated the figures move correctly. Marks: The Cakewalk (original label inside box along with instructions for use). Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1890, the base of the box was intended to serve as a shadowbox for hanging, with the owner to supply a decorative frame. Value Points: extremely rare to find, especially in its original box.
17" (43 cm.) by 14". Arranged on the front of a wooden frame is a die-cut scene of Santa Claus in purple robes showing toys to the boys and girls who surround him. When wound at the back, the Santa lifts his arm up and down causing the puppet to dance, while the children eagerly jump about and reach for the toy. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism functions well. Marks: Santa Claus Christmas Presents No. 45819 (original label inside box along with instructions for use). Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1890, the base of the box was intended to serve as a shadowbox for hanging the toy on the wall inside a frame supplied by the owner. Value Points: wonderfully festive scene with vibrant colors and activity, the very rare toy preserved in its original box.
Each of brown/black soft kidskin leather with brown edge stitching, leather soles, and ankle straps, comprising: two 3 1/2" pairs with brown silk bows incised "Bebe Jumeau Depose 11" ; 3 1/3" pair with brown silk bows incised "Paris Depose 10" with bee symbol; 3 1/2" pair with brown silk rosettes, incised with script letter "P" and "11"; and 2" pair with silver beaded leather buckle trim, incised "Bru Jne Paris 3". Excellent condition. French, 1880s.
4 1/2" (11 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, painted lashes, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted stockings and black five-strap heeled shoes, antique costume. Condition: bisque head and limbs are excellent, torso is original albeit with restoration. Marks: 2 1/2. Comments: Kestner, circa 1880. Value Points: wonderful face on the early sought-after all-bisque.