“A Circle of Dolls” was the theme of Theriault’s October, 1981 catalog auction, the title inspired by Frenchman architect, Pierre Charles L’Enfant, whose designs concerned the use of interlocking circles to unify people and places. This is, fittingly, the first commemorative title chosen. Highlighting the auction are dolls from the estate of Connie Frank of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, whose enthusiastic pleasure in dolls and toys graced the auction rooms of Theriault’s for nearly two decades. Softbound. 10" x 10". 140 pages.
13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, single-stroke brows, closed mouth with outlined lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: DIP. Comments: Swaine & Co. Comments: charming little fellow with rarer toddler body has wonderful antique costume.
9" (23 cm.) The celluloid Scotty pup with shaded coloring has protruding metal rod from mouth which is attached to a lithographed tin brown shoe. When wound, he rambles around as if chasing the shoes. Key labeled Schuco included. Excellent condition. Germany, Schuco, circa 1920.
13" (33 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, one-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast lips, light brown mohair wig with side-coiled braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6969 Germany 3. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: very fine complexion enhances the wistful character expression.
19" (48 cm.) Pink-tinted bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with downcast pouting lips, accent line between the lips, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6969 Heubach (sunburst mark) Germany 7. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: especially fine modeling and bisque on the rare model, original wig, body and body finish, antique mariner costume.
8" (20 cm.) All-wooden character with swivel head, jointing at shoulders and hips, and rare additional jointing at elbows and knees, painted short brown hair, painted facial features including spectacles with chain, bushy moustache, painted teeth, painted brown boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1909, Teddy from the firm's Teddy's Adventures in Africa Series. Value Points: wonderfully-preserved original painted finish to hair and face, rare body, wearing original safari costume along with original cartridge belt and pistol, rifle with strap, and American flag.
6" (15 cm.) Waist-up porcelain lady with sculpted Dutch cap above long ringlet curls, her eyes cast downward, with sculpted white blouse decorated with unusual flowers and shaded brown collar, her arms extended and holding a tray with tea pot and glass. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9193. Comments: Germany, circa 1900, Value Points: rare variation of blouse and long ringlet curls.