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Two Important Marquis Auctions in Annapolis, Maryland, March 21-22, 2020


 

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - “Dance of the Hours” Antique Doll Auction. Featuring the extraordinary 50 year collection of Lillian Hamm of Branchville, New Jersey highlighted by a splendid example of the very rare Albert Marque doll which was previously displayed at the Winter Haven Museum of Antique Dolls in Florida before making its home with Lillian Hamm nearly 35 years ago. The doll was one of a pair of Albert Marque dolls shown at the Museum (the other was sold by Theriault’s in 2015), each wearing its original Ballet Russe costume designed by Margaine-Lacroix of Paris and presented in an exhibition at the Margaine-Lacroix boutique about 1915. The pair was acquired by Winter Haven Museum family from that exhibition and remained in the possession of only the Museum and Lillian Hamm until their presentation at Theriault’s auctions.
An extremely rare work by Rose O’Neill is also presented at the auction. Known as the “Kewpie Mountain”, one of only two models known to exist, it was likely originally presented as an exhibition model about 1910. Playfully sculpted on a bisque hillside are 18 various Kewpie figures. A trio sits on the branch of a gnarly tree, another beats the drum as though leading the party, Doodledog waits for a romp, and others gambol and frolic in joyful poses. The very rare piece is entirely original and in superb condition. It highlights the Hamm Collection of more than 50 rare action Kewpies.
The art of the German doll firms from the early 1900s has been a special love of Lillian Hamm. Highlighting the collection is the very rare art doll, 23” model 103, by Kammer and Reinhardt, created in 1910, likely a special commission from the noted Berlin sculptor Lewin-Funcke. Few examples are known to exist of the doll. Other rare art character dolls by Kammer and Reinhardt include 24” model 114, 21” model 107, glass-eyed 112, Max and Moritz (123 and 124), and 114X with flocked hair. Rare art character dolls from other firms include 28” model 1388 by Simon and Halbig, 22” model 1303 by Simon and Halbig in factory original costume, model 8381 Princess Juliana by Heubach, grand 25” toddler Fany, beloved 2033 model known as Wendy by Bruno Schmidt, all original 12” Just Me, and portrait child by Orsini among dozens of others.
Lovers of French dolls will be delighted at the auction, with gorgeous bébés highlighted by a size 11 Bébé A.T. by Thuillier in superb original condition. Examples of bébé from Bru include an all-original classic Bru Jne bébé, size 1, an extremely rare mulatto-complexion Bru with flawless complexion, original perfect body, and quite gorgeous Bru Jne face, and a grand 30” Bru bébé, circle dot model, with original perfect body. Little bébés abound in sizes 1 to 3, with examples from Jumeau, Gaultier, and others. Poupées are highlighted by examples of the beloved smiling model Bru as well as other ladies in original fashionable costumes.
The Lillian Hamm Collection features a variety of unusual dolls, too, ranging from a Schoenhut mannequin doll as football player to a Leo Moss crying child to a small collection of fine half-dolls. A collection of ten fine 19th century carriages as well as 19th century furnishings accentuate the collection. Collectors seeking costumes will find some wonderful choices.
And there is the The Ackerman Collection of Schoenhuts, Part II, which is highlighted by a complete “Teddy’s Adventures in Africa” set, as well as dozens of other rare animals, figures, and accessories, most of which were featured in her legendary book, Humpty Dumpty Circus.
More than 300 lots are presented in the auction. Each are shown in full color catalogs with detailed descriptions of each lot, and absentee, telephone, and live online bidding are available if you cannot attend. The auction has live audio/video, too. For questions on how to bid, please call us at 410-224-3655 and our friendly staff will help. View schedule.

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Absentee, live telephone and live internet bidding are available if you cannot attend. For more information email info@theriaults.com, or call 410-224-3655.

 

Sunday, March 22, 2020 -
“Mid-Century American Dolls” Doll Auction.
Featuring the private collection of Vivian Brady-Ashley with a focus on “the little ones” from legendary firms of Alexander and Vogue. Known throughout the collecting world as a connoisseur of dolls by Madame Alexander, few collectors knew that Vivian also held an abiding respect for the Ginny dolls of Jenny Graves known under their trade name of Ginny. The Mid-Century American Doll auction showcases an exceptional collection of several hundred examples from their early years of the firm, most in near mint condition. And, of course, there is Wendy-kins, also from the early years with very rare costume examples. Other dolls include child and fashionable lady dolls from Alexander as well as other notable firms of the era including Nancy Ann Style Show, Arranbee, and Terri Lee.
The dolls are featured in a full color catalog with apt descriptions of each, and offer a wonderful opportunity for collectors who longingly protest “My house is full”, and then add “But I can always fit in another small one or two”. A fun auction with beautiful dolls whose mid-century lineage tokens their production during quality years of American dollmaking. Absentee, telephone, and live online bidding are available if you cannot attend. The auction has live audio/video, too. For questions on how to bid, please call us at 410-224-3655 and our friendly staff will help. View schedule.

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MANY WAYS TO BID 
Absentee, live telephone and live internet bidding are available if you cannot attend. For more information email info@theriaults.com, or call 410-224-3655.

 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, March 21, 2020
“Dance of the Hours”
9:00 AM EST - Walk-through with Florence Theriault
9:30 AM EST - Auction Preview
11:00 AM EST - Auction Begins
Sunday, March 22, 2020
“Mid-Century American Dolls”
9:00 AM EST - Auction Preview
11:00 AM EST - Auction Begins
12 PM EST - Preview of Discovery Day
1 PM EST - Discovery Day Auction Begins
(Conducted simultaneously in adjacent room)
 
LOCATION
Theriault's Headquarters
for anyone who wishes, over the next coming days you may make an appointment to view items in our office that you are interested in seeing. Please call 1-410-224-3655 to schedule with a list of pieces. Limited weekend hours will be available. Dates and times WILL REMAIN THE SAME. We will though be conducting the auction from our Annapolis, MD studio with Internet, phone and absentee bidding only.