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A Circle of Dolls

A Circle of Dolls

Sunday, January 12, 2020  |  11:00 AM Pacific
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A Circle of Dolls

A Circle of Dolls

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50th Anniversary Marquis Antique Doll Auction. The antique dolls will be presented in a commemorative catalog which includes many historical references. The auction takes place at the Ritz Carlton in Santa Barbara, CA. To order a catalog visit www.theriaults.com/catalogs

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German Cloth Character, Series I, by Kathe Kruse in Original Costume 2000/2500 

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 326)      

17" (43 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features and hair, soft curls framing the face, grey/blue upper glancing eyes with spiral threading, black...more and brown upper eyeliner, accented nostrils, closed mouth, stitch-jointing at shoulders, separately-stitched thumbs, disc-jointing at hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse Germany (feet). Comments: Kathe Kruse, Series I, circa 1915. Value Points: pristine condition of the appealing wistful character, beautifully-painted face, wearing original costume and added apron, hankie and shawl. 

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Rare German Paper Mache Toy of Rural Scene 400/500

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 326)      

5" (13 cm.) Arranged upon a base with kid bellows is a scene comprising wooden cottage with painted windows and doors, flower pots arranged on shelf in front of which is ...morestanding a paper mache woman who is feeding a large and colorful rooster and two little hens. Condition: generally excellent, bellows not functioning. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: wonderfully detailed toy with colorful elements. 

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German Cloth Character in Original "Dirndl" Costume and Labeled Box 1400/1800

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 326)      

14" (36 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and painted facial features, swivel head, painted brown hair with swirling curls at forehead, painted grey/green shaded eyes, bla...moreck and brown upper eyeliner, one-stroke short brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, stitch-jointed arms, disc-jointed legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse 11900 (foot), 11900 (paper tag on wrist). Comments: Kathe Kruse, circa 1940s. Value Points: pristine unplayed with condition, the doll wears original folklore "dirndl" costume with embroidered back of cap, shoes and socks, and is preserved in original box stamped "dirndl". 

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Very Rare American Wooden Schoenhut Girl, Model 106, with Carved Hair and Bonnet 1800/2500 

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 326)      

16" (41 cm.) All-wooden doll with socket head, carved hair with forelock and side curls peeking from beneath the sculpted cap, intaglio blue eyes, white eyedots, fringed ...morebrows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, wooden spring-jointed body, antique costume including Schoenhut shoes. Condition: generally excellent, few tiny flakes on bonnet. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan 17, '11 USA. Comments: Schoenhut, introduced in 1912 and made for four years only, the very rare carved bonnet girl was the last of the carved hair girls made by Schoenhut. Value Points: fine original painting is wonderfully preserved, the hat decorated with classic yellow and red flowers and green leaves, with gilt banding. 

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German Bisque Googly with Astonished Expression by Goebel 300/500

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 326)      

7" (18 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, sculpted pixie-like golden hair, painted extra-large googly eyes gazing to the right, painted curly upper lashes, dot brows, O...more-shaped mouth with defined space between the lips, composition five-piece body with painted shoes and socks, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (Goebel crown symbol) 12/0 x Germany. Comments: Goebel, circa 1920. Value Points: wonderful expression with wide-eyed look mirrored by shape of mouth. 

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German Bisque Googly, 221, by Kestner with Original Toddler Body 2800/3500

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 326)      

11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass googly sleep and side-glancing eyes, dark eyeliner, painted upper lashes, side-stroke brows with ochre outline, tiny pug...more nose, closed mouth with impish smile, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: C made in Germany 7 JDK 221 Ges Gesch. Comments: Kestner, circa 1912, the model was inspired by Rose O'Neill's composition-bodied Kewpie which was also made by Kestner. Value Points: the beloved imp is here in most appealing size, has choice bisque and painting, original body and body finish, and original costume including shoes. 

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Early German Felt Character Doll as Professor by Steiff 1200/1600

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 326)      

17" (43 cm.) All-felt doll, swivel head with pressed facial features, center facial seam, pronounced nose, black small bead eyes, long pointy nose, painted mouth and chee...morek blush, stitched large ears, cropped short mohair hair behind bald crown, elongated slender torso and legs, bony-shaped legs, over-sized feet with leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent, one tiny face moth hole, three small moth holes at back of jacket. Marks: (original Steiff metal button with underscored F). Comments: Steiff, circa 1915, from their early character doll series, the model known as Professor. Value Points: rare early model with original costume, button in ear. 

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Pair, German Felt Character Children by Steiff in Original Costumes 1400/1800

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 326)      

11" (28 cm.) Each is all-felt with swivel head, pressed facial features with center seam face, painted smiling lips, disc-jointing at shoulders and hips. She has light br...moreown mohair wig with side curls, black bead eyes, and is wearing original undergarments and shoes, (non-original) vintage dress; he has cropped short white mohair wig, blue glass eyes and is wearing original green wool felt suit with striped cotton shirt and felt shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (each with Steiff metal button with underscored F). Comments: Germany, Steiff, circa 1915. Value Points: delightful pair of shyly-smiling children from early Steiff production. 

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Early German Felt Character Boy by Steiff  900/1300

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 326)      

11" (28 cm.) All-felt doll, swivel head with pressed features and center seam, blue glass inset eyes, smug lips, brunette cropped wig, disc-jointing at shoulders and hips...more. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (metal Steiff button in ear with underscored F). Comments: Steiff, circa 1915. Value Points: the little urchin is wearing original costume and cap. 

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Wonderful Pair of Early German Felt Character Dolls by Steiff as Bride and Groom  4000/5500

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 326)      

13" (33 cm.) and 12". Each is all-felt with center-seam and pressed facial features, disc-jointing at shoulders and hips. The groom has highly-characterized face with hig...moreh domed bald pate, elongated crooked nose, stitch-shaped wide lips, stitched-on ears, green glass eyes, embroidered inverted-V brow, blushed cheeks and ears, mottled brown/grey sideburns and beard, short stocky body and over-sized feet. The bride has blue glass eyes, tiny painted lips, blushed cheeks, blonde mohair cropped wig. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Steiff (metal button on groom with underscored F). Comments: Steiff, circa 1910, the dolls are being sold from the original Pennsylvania family estate where they were costumed in commemoration of an early 1900s wedding. Also included is the original costume of man, including vest, pants, and wooden sandals stamped "Steiff". Value Points: wonderful pair enhanced by his highly-characterized features, the happy couple are wonderfully-preserved in fine tailor-made costumes, he with ivory silk vest, fine woolen formal suit, boutonniere, top hat, and she with ivory satin gown with coronet of lilies of the valley matching her bouquet, and extended train. 

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Pair, American Cloth Mickey and Minnie Mouse  400/600

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 326)      

9" (23 cm.) Each is all-cloth with stitched features, white mask face with embroidered black eyes, lashes, and mouth, black cloth nose and ears, black torso with stitched...more-on orange or red gloves and shoes, attached elongated tail. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: depicted are Mickey and Minnie Mouse, 1930s. Value Points: charming pair are wearing their original costumes, he with patched pants and fringed scarf, and she with red skirt and fringed scarf, polka dot pants. 

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German Bisque "Bellhop Googly" by Max Handwerck 800/1000

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 326)      

11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head with solid domed, sculpted short wheat-blonde hair with forelock curl topped by sculpted bellhop cap with chin strap, blue glass side-glan...morecing googly eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with impish smile, composition and wooden fully-jointed body, bellhop costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Dep Elite F 2/0. Comments: Max Handwerck, circa 1920. Value Points: especially fine detail of sculpting enhanced by fine painting of hair and complexion, decorative detail of cap. 

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Petite German Bisque Child, 99, by Handwerck in Wonderful Antique Costume 350/500

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 326)      

10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, fo...moreur porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 99 Germany H 4/0. Comments: Heinrich Handwerck, circa 1900. Value Points: the pretty wide-eyed child has lovely bisque, original body and body finish, and wears beautiful antique dress, knit cap, undergarments, shoes and socks. 

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Five All-Bisque Tiny Dolls for the French Market 300/400

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 326)      

2 1/2" (6 cm.) Each is all-bisque, with swivel head, peg-jointed arms and legs, painted facial features, painted blue or black boots, or barefoot, mohair wig. Condition: ...moregenerally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1900. Value Points: the tiny dolls are each wearing factory-original folklore costume, one holding its own tinier doll. 

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German Bisque Toddler "Erika" by Simon and Halbig in Very Rare Size 3000/4000 

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 326)      

26" (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial shape, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short brushstroked brows with feathered detai...morels, accented nostrils of upturned nose, open mouth, outlined lips, row of porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique cotton school dress, undergarments, shoes, stockings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1489 Erika Simon & Halbig 14. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model with unusual and most appealing facial expression, enhanced by finest quality bisque and painting, sought-after toddler body with original finish, this larger size is very rarely found. 

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Collection of Accessories for French Poupees 800/1200

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 326)      

4" (10 cm.) l. Papeterie. Including slant-front red leather "Papeterie" with gilt scroll and lettering which is fitted with small stationery; early bonnet with red velvet...more border on woven straw form and decorated with dangling beads and flowers; coral necklace and earrings in original box; pair, red kidskin gloves, and bone-handled parasol with black silk cover. Excellent condition. French, circa 1870. 

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Gorgeous French Bisque Bebe, Leon Casimir Bru, Original Costume, Signed Bru Shoes 16,000/22,000 

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 326)      

23" (58 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes...more, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with tiny tongue tip between the shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid bebe body with kid-over-wooden body, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque lower arms and hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 9 (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1883. Value Points: gorgeous bebe with desirable tongue tip modeling, beautifully-painted features, luminous eyes, very sturdy original body and perfect bisque hands, original couturier Bru silk dress and undergarments, antique bonnet, leather shoes incised Bru Jne Paris 9. 

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Wonderful Petite French Miniature Porcelain Dinnerware in Original Presentation Box 600/800

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 326)      

8" (20 cm.) l. box. 2 1/2" tureen. An octagon-shaped wooden box decorated with velvet, lithographed paper and gilt papers, hinges open to reveal well-fitted interior cont...moreaining original porcelain miniature dishes with mauve scroll work and gilt edging, the dishes still tied into their original backing with mauve silk bows. Excellent condition. French, circa 1870. 

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French Mahogany Psyche Mirror for Poupee 300/400

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 326)      

8 1/2" (22 cm.) Of fine mahogany with inlay striping, the arched top mirror is supported between two spindled brackets, which allow the mirror to tip back and forth. Exce...morellent condition. French, circa 1875. 

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Rare French Accessories for French Poupees 500/700

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 326)      

3 1/2" (9 cm.) l. necessaire. Including firm-sided ovoid-shaped necessaire with ornamental velvet and embossed leather cover, bail handles, fitted interior with tiny bone...more awl and thimble, and metal scissors. Along with a glass-top box with gilt edging containing six faux-tortoise hair combs in petite size for poupees, each comb different; and with a pair of 4" brown kidskin gloves. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875. 

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French All-Bisque Mignonette with Rare Brown Boots 800/1100

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 326)      

5" (13 cm.) Solid domed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth w...moreith center accent line, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white stockings and brown heeled ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1882, the mignonettes were introduced at that time in the Paris Etrennes catalog described as "poupees de poche" (pocket dolls) in reference to their dainty size. Value Points: especially beautiful face with fine painting of features, cobalt blue eyes, rare brown boots, antique costume. 

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French All-Bisque Mignonette, Size 0, in Original Costume 500/700

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 326)      

5" (13 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, cobalt blue glass eyes, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pertly-shaped lips, blonde moh...moreair wig with extended braid, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white ribbed stockings and black two-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French market, circa 1890. Value Points: most endearing expression, wearing antique red silk dress with lace trim and silk-covered buttons. 

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Beautiful French Bisque Poupee by Jumeau with Original Couturier Costume 2800/3500

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 326)      

17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, large grey glass enamel inset eyes with darker grey outer rims, painted lashes, arched feathered brows,...more accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with delicately-accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with shapely torso, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4. Comments: French, attributed to Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: beautiful expression with luminous eyes, original wig, sturdy body, wearing original silk couturier costume, bonnet, undergarments, leather boots. 

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American Sculpted Porcelain Doll of Queen Elizabeth, Sculpted Crown and Necklace 800/1100

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 326)      

21" (53 cm.) Sculpted porcelain shoulderhead depicting Queen Elizabeth with brown sculpted hair under a sculpted silver crown with rhinestone accents, painted facial feat...moreures, brown eyes, painted lashes and brushstroked brows, closed mouth, defined throat hollow and bosom, cloth body, bisque arms and legs, silver heeled shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: M. Thompson Elizabeth II 1953. Comments: Martha Thompson, 1953, the doll is wearing couturier gown created for this doll by Martha Yeske, a close friend of Martha Thompson; the doll was acquired by its present owner from Martha Yeske nearly 60 years ago. Value Points: rare version of the portrait queen, having sculpted crown and sculpted necklace with rhinestone accents. 

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American Porcelain Portrait Doll of Princess Anne by Martha Thompson 400/500

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 326)      

10" (25 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of young girl, blonde sculpted short curly hair, painted facial features, narrow blue eyes, closed mouth, soft blushing, cloth body, p...moreorcelain lower limbs, painted socks and white strap shoes, lace costume. Condition: Generally excellent. Marks: MDT 53. Comments: portrait of young Princess Anne at the time of her mother's coronation in 1953 by charter NIADA artist, Martha Thompson. Value Points: very fine sculpting of hair and facial features. 

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