Theriault's Marquis Doll Auction Event on January 7-8, 2017 in Newport Beach, CA

If It’s January, It Must Be Theriault’s. Theriault’s landmark January doll auction events continue at the Westin Hotel in Newport Beach, California on Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8, 2017. 

Theriault’s annual January weekend of auctions— “a long-time dream of where I long to be” as one collector said—is arriving. And this year, 2017, promises to be the best of ever. Begin with a welcoming wine and hors d’oeuvres reception on Friday evening, January 6, where you will mingle with doll friends made over the years (and make new friends, too) as you browse, view, exclaim and enjoy the bounty of rare dolls to be auctioned during the following two days. Yes, the dolls from both days of auctions will be on view.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 
Preview 9AM.  Auction 11AM PST. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017 “The Voyage Continues” — Aptly named to honor the fine antique dolls whose long life journey now continues, some leaving the home of a loving collector, others leaving the ancestral home where they have always lived - to seek a new haven. Aptly named, too, as many of the dolls own extensive trousseaux which will travel with them on this journey, highlighted by the exceptionally rare early Huret bebe with gutta percha body and bisque hands, of which few are known to exist. This rare doll comes from her ancestral home in the Loire Valley of France, and has packed for her voyage with a well-laden trunk of original costumes. Too, there are five early French bisque poupees, two with the label of the prestige Simonne doll shop of 1800s Paris, that are also accompanied by extensive trousseaux and original costumes, not to mention the further dozen poupees with rare bodies, signatures and fine antique costumes. Too, a bounty of automata will perform astonishing and delicate feats of motion and music, rare petite bebes will shyly vie for attention, mignonettes are proudly wearing their original costumes, an astonishing collection of Kewpies gambol about merrily, rare German bisque art characters exude expression and mood, and there are Lenci dolls, early paper mache and wood, toys, exceptional doll furniture including maitrise models, and other fine ephemera. The hardbound, full color catalog is replete with detailed photographs and historical descriptions. To order the auction catalog call 800-638-0422 or click here.
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Sunday, January 8, 2017 
Preview 9AM.  Auction 11AM PST. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017 “Fascination” — The extraordinary one-owner collection distinguishes the amazing history of the 19th century French doll, including outstanding bebes and poupees of the golden age by Bru, Steiner, Jumeau, Halopeau and Thuillier to the early 20th century highlighted by an important doll by Albert Marque with three original costumes, art characters of SFBJ and the rare cloth studio dolls of Raynal and others. Along the way, there are German bisque art character dolls, mignonettes, an early English dollhouse, doll furniture, Etrennes playthings, and exceptional childhood toys, still in original boxes. Many of the more than 400 dolls in the collection, most mirroring the amazing history of the French doll, have been featured in the books authored by Samy Odin (one of which, Fascinating Dolls, has served as the inspiration for the title of the catalog), and in numerous articles appearing in Antique Doll Collector. The 196 page hardbound catalog is filled with beautiful color photographs of each item, along with historical descriptions, many with provenance. Mr. Odin will be present at the auction and on Sunday morning will conduct a walk-about tour of the collection for one final time. To order the auction catalog call 800-638-0422 or  click here.

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Each auction is featured in a hardbound commemorative catalog with award-winning color photography and detailed historical descriptions. Each catalog is $75 including priority shipping and after-sale prices realized, or order both catalogs for a combined $129. To order catalogs or to request a free color brochure call 800-638-0422. For auction information call 800-638-0422 or 410-224-3655 or email info@theriaults.com.