The world’s finest antique dolls are offered, highlighted by important dolls from the Toby Kinslow collection. Over 350 rare and fine antique dolls are presented including a very choice collection of French bébés from Bru, Steiner, Schmitt, Jumeau and others, as well as their earlier poupées, many with portrait faces and most with desirable articulated wooden bodies. There are rare German bisque characters, French automata, German handwind toys, dolls with trousseaux, rare Japanese Ichimatsu, curiosities including French toy hotte baskets filled with miniature toys, Thorne room, bathing beauties, The Sewing Companion lady, rare Kewpies and much more. 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 148 pages.
14" (36 cm.) The soft white mohair plush duckling has swivel head, green eyes, felt beak and feet with shaded detail, and is wearing fringed shawl and blue sunbonnet. With original labels, documents and box. Excellent condition. R. John Wright, 2001, #1085 from an edition of 1500.
11" (28 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of adult lady with heart-shaped face, elongated throat, blonde sculpted hair waved from face, with very full poufed wings, widow's peak and braided trim, firm torso which forms into a cone-shaped skirt and encloses a clockwork mechanism, brass feet, wearing antique silk and tulle costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 10 H (shoulders) Patented July 15th, 1862, also in Europe 20 Dec 1862 (skirt). Comments: Autoperipatetikos from the patent designs of Enoch Rich Morrison, circa 1865, marketed by Martin & Runyon; when wound the doll "walks" by alternately lifting each foot. Value Points: well-preserved rare early American mechanical doll with rare bisque head for this model.
16" (41 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with sculpted short brown hair waved behind her ears, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, brown single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent lips, sculpted bodice with definition of collar, gathers and blue edged dots, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: rare brown hair, sculpted bodice, wearing fine antique ivory satin gown.
16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, light blue glass inset eyes with darker outer rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3 (head and shoulders) F.G. (shoulders). Comments: French, Gaultier, 1875. Value Points: the exquisite original costume of aqua silk with lace trim features an elongated train, original undergarments, stockings, shoes and wig.
5 1/2" (14 cm.) A wooden-framed toilette box with pull-out drawer at side is surmounted by a frame which encloses a hinged mirror; having decorative pressed gilt paper cover, original mirror, opaque glass top. The drawer was originally purposed as a candy container, designed to be later used as an accessory for poupee display. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1875. Value Points: rare and beautifully constructed accessory in fine state of preservation.
6" (15 cm.) -9". Each with fancy handle, two with carved bone handles (one with blue ball tip), and the third with wooden handle having a carved bone dog head grip, each with original silk cover and two with silk fringe or tassels. French, circa 1870.
17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, large cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented lips, ears pierced into head, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips, and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1870. Value Points: very beautiful face with brilliant blue eyes, very sturdy body, wearing beautiful antique silk gown, undergarments, leather ankle boots, black tulle cap, black silk parasol, shell purse.
17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder head, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with very full outlined lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1870. Value Points: the all-original poupee has an especially beautiful face with artistic painting of lips, finest bisque, especially sturdy body, outstanding original gown with lace and silk ribbon trim, original undergarments, stockings, shoes and wooden-handled parasol.
16" (41 cm.) Very round and plump bisque head with flat-cut neck socket, pale blue glass eyes with spiral threading and darker blue outer rims, painted lashes, feathered arched brows, accented nostrils of tiny pert nose, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, original pate, blonde mohair wig, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with neck dowel for attachment to head, straight wrists and flat-cut derriere. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2 Bte SGDG. Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1880. Value Points: the rare model with original distinctive body, has gorgeous face and bisque, brilliant eyes, original body, fine antique white pique costume.
9" (23 cm.) Birdseye maple frame with natural honey-toned finish has pencil-stripe inlay, unusual inlay striped frame, and rests between elaborately-carved posts with hinged brackets. Excellent condition. Circa 1870.