16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass eyes, dark painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, boy's antique suit including flannel jacket and roller skates. Condition: generally excellent, eyes set. Marks: F made in Germany 10 (head) Excelsior Germany 1 (body) Made for G.A. Schwartz Philadelphia Made in Germany (paper label on torso). Comments: Kestner, circa 1915, the doll was presented by the famed Philadelphia store. Value Points: bright-eyed character with cheerful expression, choice bisque and painting, original body and body finish, original store label.
5" (13 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged torso, blue glass inset eyes painted features, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white socks and two strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1. Comments: Germany, circa 1910. Value Points: beautiful face with shy smile, swivel head, original wig, charming antique costume. Included is miniature paper mache pup with white fur finish, amber glass eyes.
24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump double chin, small brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with very slightly-parted outlined lips, two upper teeth, tongue, blonde human hair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, wearing wonderful antique Little Lord Fauntleroy costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: O made in Germany 18 JDK 220. Comments: Kestner, circa 1910. Value Points: rare model with finest bisque enhancing the outstanding detail of facial modeling including laughter crinkles at eye and lip corners, deeply-impressed cheek dimples, and pronounced double chin, wonderful toddler body.
9" (23 cm.) doll. 14" x 10" box. A light-wood box, with lithographed paper cover and scene of children bathing their dolls, hinges open to a well-fitted interior centering around a bisque head doll with glass inset eyes, open mouth, mohair wig, paper mache body jointed at shoulders and hips, painted black stockings, wearing muslin chemise. In various other compartments are found cleaning supplies and laundry tools including wooden scrub bowls and brushes, cast iron irons, soaps, towels and more, and on the inside lid are arranged various doll clothing including a pretty dress and undergarments. Marks: 1909 13/0 (and horseshoe mark). Comments: for the French Etrennes market, circa 1900. Value Points: fine state of preservation of the well-fitted toy.
7" (18 cm.) doll. 11" tree. Bisque shoulderhead with blonde sculpted short curly hair, painted features, blue eyes, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower arms and legs, painted white stockings and blue ankle boots, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake at left back shoulder rim, left ankle reglued imperceptibly. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: included with the all-original doll is a holiday feather tree trimmed with a bounty of antique miniature ornaments.
5 1/2" (14 cm.) h. teapot. Of thick creamy softpaste, each decorated with transfer scenes of child gathering apples in her apron, including lidded teapot, lidded sugar, creamer, four cups, four bowls, six plates. Each piece has stamp "C.A.& Sons England, May". Excellent condition. Mid-1890, Charles Allerton, England, the word "May" in the markings refers to the pattern name.
23" (57 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted blue eyes with darker blue outer iris rims, thick black upper eyeliner, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full pouting lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, lovely antique dress, cream kidskin shoes, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 57. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, the model "Gretchen" from their art character series, circa 1909, the doll was sculpted by Karl Krausser of the K*R firm; the nephew of Franz Reinhardt served as a model for the doll which was made as a boy doll (marketed as "Hans") and girl (marketed as "Gretchen".) Value Points: rare large model of the beloved doll, of which few examples are known to exist, with superlative bisque and painting, fine gleaming complexion, original body and body finish.
6" (15 cm.) l. 4" h. Two all-bisque nude lady bathing beauties are posed seated on the rim of a bisque row boat, posed with extended legs, crossed ankles and arms clasped to face, each with mohair wig, painted facial features, and painted slippers with ankle ties. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, rare double figure with unusual boat theme.
5" (13 cm.) Two all-bisque nude lady bathing beauties are posed playfully, one seated with arms clasped around her bent knees and her head inclined toward her friend who is half-seated on her shoulder, her head extended as though speaking animatedly, each with painted features, mohair wig, painted pink or blue ballet slippers. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, double figures are quite rare in this genre.
8" (20 cm.) All-bisque bathing beauty posed reclining on her back, with outstretched left leg and bend right knee, her extended arms holding a green parrot, with brunette mohair wig and painted facial features. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, rare model in large size.