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.
22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and chin, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with sculpted row of teeth between the outlined pale lips, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden early body with attached ball joints and straight wrists, wearing lovely antique costume including cutwork dress, undergarments, leather rosette shoes, brown woolen coat, and fancy woven bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 14. Comments: Kestner, circa 1882. Value Points: rare model with modeled teeth, original body and body finish, finest bisque and painting, the model closely resembles the circle/dot bebe of Bru whose market this doll sought to capture.
13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and short feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, two porcelain teeth, tongue, outlined lips, impressed dimples at corners of mouth, blonde mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique toddler costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F made in Germany 10 245 JDK Jr. 1914 c. Hilda Ges Gesch N1070. Comments: Kestner, circa 1914. Value Points: especially fine modeling and bisque with deeply-defined features, original rarer toddler body with original finish.