“The Vanity Fair, Rare Half-Dolls, Powder Puff Ladies, Bathing Beauties and Other Toilette Table Fancies.” More than 350 fabulous examples highlighted by the half-doll collection of the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum (sold to benefit the museum’s collections funds) and the private collection of Vicki Lee Little. 9" x 9". Softbound. 112 full-color pages.
8" (20 cm.) Posed upon an attached porcelain base is a
long-legged stork with pink-painted beak and legs,and
having sculpted black top hat; the back of the stork is an
open-top powder bowl,and nestled in the bowl is the
original powder puff whose handle is a half doll of little
bald-headed child with yellow blouse,arms extended,holding
a baby rattle in left hand. Marked with intertwined GH
initials and 16392 Germany. Excellent condition.
Germany,circa 1920. From the Vicki Lee Little Collection.
6 1/2" (17 cm.) Two-piece porcelain powder box appears as
though a figurine of a fashionably dressed lady,but
actually opens at her hips for access to the hollow
interior containing a silk ribbon powder puff. The lady is
costumed in a pink coat whose stand-up collar,hem and
sleeves are trimmed in ermine design to match her
muff,with knee-high pink boots. Incised with crown symbol
and 24133 Germany. Excellent condition.
5 1/2" (14 cm.) A white porcelain Cinderella coach is
accented with embossed designs and gilt accent,with bowl-
shaped interior designed for placement of powder puff,and
with two extended attached slender legs. Included is a
porcelain half doll with attached powder puff. Incised
7837. Excellent condition. Germany,circa 1920. From the
Vicki Lee Little Collection.
5 1/2" (14 cm.) Two piece porcelain powder dish is in the
shape of a little girl in pink and blue costume with purple
streamer,and purple-ribboned pink cap above brown curly
hair; the little girl appears to be daintily lifting the
sides of her skirt as though in a curtsey. Impressed 7082.
Excellent condition. Germany,circa 1920.
6" (15 cm.) Two-piece porcelain powder box is in the shape
of a young girl with black hair and large purple hair
bow,wearing low-bodice purple gown and blue locket,and
holding a white kitten. Incised 1316 H Germany. Excellent
condition. Germany,circa 1920.
8" (20 cm.) Two-piece porcelain powder box is in the shape
of a fashionable lady of the 1860s,and separates at her
hips for access to the hollow interior; the costume is
elaborately designed,featuring an ermine muff,and abstract
designs in purple,pink and mauve with gilt accents. Incised
1328. Excellent condition. Germany,circa 1920.
6" (15 cm.) Porcelain half doll of aristocratic 18th-
century style lady with pink ribbon in hair and holding a
fan has original skirt which hides the powder puff below;
the half doll is designed to serve as the lid of cut
crystal and silver lower bowl. Excellent condition. Circa
6" (15 cm.) Waist-up porcelain figure of an aristocratic
18th-century style lady with voluminous grey hair that is
pulled into chignons at the back,and decorated with a
coronet of Dresden roses,with very elaborate bodice with
double ruffled collar and holding a Dresden rose in her
right hand. Incised 9400. Excellent condition.
6" (15 cm.) Waist-up porcelain figure of lady with elegant
brown hair drawn from her face and captured under a neat
Charlotte cap,with curls tumbling onto her
shoulders,downcast painted eyes,sculpted blouse with brown
shawl having beaded edge and tied knot,and holding a tray
upon which is a porcelain cup and tumbler. Incised 9190.
Excellent condition. Germany,circa 1910.
6 1/2" (17 cm.) Waist-up porcelain figure of aristocratic
18th-century lady with very long tumbling curls beneath a
wide-brimmed grey bonnet trimmed with six opulent boa
feathers and a large pink bow at her nape,with highly-
detailed decorative of blouse including transfer rose
patterns,holding a fan in her hands. With blue crown over N
mark. Excellent condition. Germany,Ernest Bohne,circa 1900.