Only rarely do collections appear with such significance that they can rightfully be labeled legendary or lodestar. Or “Landmark”. Which is the auction title of the collection of Margaret Lumia. Chosen with a discerning eye, acquired with a dogged persistence, and nurtured carefully during their time in her care, her dolls offer today’s collectors a rare opportunity to see – and, perhaps win – a magnificent treasure from time past. The collection ranges from fine early wood and paper mache to superb French bébés and poupées, to the rarest of the German bisque art characters, mostly all in original costumes. There are dollhouses, early doll furniture, and more. Softbound. 10" x 10". 204 pages.
18" (46 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with rounded face and shoulders, grey sculpted hair waved away from her face in deep poufs with three cascading curls at the back decorated by a rose hair ribbon, painted blue upper glancing eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms, wearing antique blue silk gown, undergarments, leather shoes, slippers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1034 # 8. Comments: Alt, Beck and Gottschalk, circa 1880. Value Points: rare model with most unusual grey painted hair in fancy coiffure.