A Circle of Dolls

A Circle of Dolls

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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 The antique dolls will be presented in a commemorative catalog which includes many historical references.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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American Porcelain Portrait Doll of Prince Charles by Martha Thompson 400/600

Lot # 26 (Sale Order: 26 of 326)      

10" (25 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of young lad, painted short brown side-parted hair in boyish manner, painted facial features, narrow blue eyes, closed mouth, soft blu...moreshing, cloth body, porcelain lower limbs, painted socks and black buckle shoes, silk costume. Condition: Generally excellent. Marks: MDT 53. Comments: portrait of young Prince Charles at the time of his mother's coronation in 1953 by charter NIADA artist, Martha Thompson. Value Points: very apt portraiture of the young prince. 

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Couturier Purple Velvet and Ermine Robe with Two Crowns  400/700

Lot # 27 (Sale Order: 27 of 326)      

The royal purple velvet robe extends 60" from the back neck to the end of the extended train, with moire taffeta lining, and is edged with a 2 1/2" w. real ermine border ...morewhich also forms a draped collar. The robe is further accented by white pearl-like florets at the collar tips, and the train is richly embroidered with a gold metallic garland centering an embroidered crown and ER. Along with a purple velvet coronation crown, and a silver coronation crown. Excellent condition. From the couturier workshops of Martha Yeske, who was commissioned by Martha Thompson in its creation, circa 1953. 

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American Porcelain Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II,Coronation Gown by Martha Thompson 1500/2100

Lot # 28 (Sale Order: 28 of 326)      

21" (53 cm.) Sculpted porcelain shoulderhead depicting Queen Elizabeth II at the time of her coronation, with sculpted brown hair waved into curls behind her ears, painte...mored facial features, blue shaded eyes, closed mouth, modeled bosom cloth body, porcelain arms, gold heeled shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: M.D. Thompson 1953. Comments: Martha Thompson, the highly esteemed American doll artist, charter member of NIADA, inspired by the 1953 coronation of the young queen, hand-sculpted the doll which is wearing its original couturier gown made by Martha Yeske of Connecticut. Mrs. Yeske had traveled to a meeting of the Boston Doll Study Group in the early 1950s, bringing along her work on a replica of the young Queen's actual Coronation gown. At this meeting she met Martha Thompson who loved the costume so much that she immediately purchased it for one of her dolls. In return Martha Thompson gave an uncostumed Queen Elizabeth doll to Mrs. Yeske, which is this present doll. A friendship ensued, with exchanges of dolls and costumes, lasting until Martha Thompson's death in 1964. The story is related in newspaper clippings of the time which are included with this doll. Value Points: the portrait doll is wearing an extraordinary costume replicated by Martha Yeske from original pattern designs, and according to the included article has 3600 beads, 200 pearls, and 100 rhinestones arranged in symbolic designs such as the shamrock and Tudor rose. The doll was acquired by its present owner nearly 60 years ago from Mrs. Yeske and has remained in her possession until now. 

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American Porcelain Portrait of Prince Phillip by Martha Thompson, Original Costume 800/1000

Lot # 29 (Sale Order: 29 of 326)      

21" (53 cm.) Sculpted porcelain shoulderhead depicting the Prince at the time of Elizabeth's coronation, light brown sculpted hair, painted features, small blue eyes, str...moreong nose and jaw, firm lips of closed mouth, cloth body, porcelain lower arms and legs, painted black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Martha Thompson 1953. Comments: Martha Thompson, 1953, the companion portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at the time of her coronation. Value Points: the regal sculpting is enhanced by outstanding blue woolen uniform created exclusively for this doll by Martha Yeske, with an exceptional collection of medals, sword, and decorations. 

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Very Fine 18th Century High Tester Bed with Original Bed Fittings 2500/3500

Lot # 30 (Sale Order: 30 of 326)      

14" (36 cm.) h. The wooden high tester bed with laced bed spring is completely fitted with golden silk and brocades, the four testers upholstered in golden silk and with ...moredecorative metallic banding, the roof top of fine early silk with interwoven embroidery, linen side panels under outer pleated side panels, and with overall braid, tassel and fringed accents including a woven circular crown on the inside roof. Excellent condition. English, 1700s, an outstanding and well-preserved early doll furnishing. 

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Outstanding 18th Century English Wooden Doll "Ann" in Grand Size 25,000/35,000

Lot # 31 (Sale Order: 31 of 326)      

28" (71 cm.) One-piece wooden head and torso, oval-shaped face with elongated throat, shapely front torso, flat back, with black enamel inset eyes, dot-outlined lashes, s...moreingle-stroke brows with dot accents, well-shaped nose, closed mouth with firmly-set small lips, cheeks blush, hand-tied hemp fiber wig, twill upper arms, wooden lower arms with spatula-shaped hands, separated fingers, dowel jointing at hips and knees, shapely ankles. Condition: generally excellent, original finish is well preserved. Comments: England, mid-1700s. Value Points: the grand size and superb state of preservation indicate its original commission for aristocratic family, wearing fine silk gown with interwoven floral pattern and overlay of arranged ribbons and metallic trim, neck ruffle, undergarments, leather slippers, and with early silk coin purse and elaborately-fitted chatelaine. 

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18th Century French Wooden Cage-Skirt Doll in Rare Petite Size 1000/1300

Lot # 32 (Sale Order: 32 of 326)      

7" (18 cm.) All-carved wood, solid domed with one-piece head and torso, oval face, elongated throat, painted brown heavily-lidded eyes, red upper eyeliner, single-stroke ...morebrows, closed mouth, dowel-jointing at elbows, separately-carved fingers, wooden cage skirt. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: late 1700s, French. Value Points: beautiful doll, in rare petite size, with original painted finish, wearing original velvet gown, outlined muslin cap, jewelry, cape. 

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French Mechanical Toy Depicting General Astride a Horse by Theroude 600/900

Lot # 33 (Sale Order: 33 of 326)      

8" (20 cm.) Posed on a spring on a three-wheeled tin platform with painted surface is a paper mache trotting horse with painted tack and eyes upon which is seated a gener...moreal in full regalia uniform and helmet. When wound, the toy propels forward and in circles. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: attributed to Theroude of Paris, circa 1850. Value Points: rare early toy with excellent detail of costume including epaulets, medals, plumed helmet. 

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Tiny Carved Bone Articulated Doll with Sculpted Hair 500/700

Lot # 34 (Sale Order: 34 of 326)      

3 1/4" (8 cm.) All carved bone with sculpted facial features, sculpted brown hair with defined ringlet curls and shaped ponytail at nape, peg-jointing at shoulders and hi...moreps. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: 18th century. Value Points: very rare tiny doll has very fine detail of hair and facial feature carving. 

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Very Rare 18th Century French Miniature Painting as Metamorphose 3500/4500

Lot # 35 (Sale Order: 35 of 326)      

3" (8 cm.) h. painting. An oval oil painting on copper depicting a young lady with side-glancing expression and painted ringlet curls at her forehead edge, her painted co...morestume with elegant details such as pearl necklace, decorative brooch, is secured in an embossed leather case. Along with the doll are 30 mica overlays with painted details of various costumes which, when placed over the oil painting, transform the young girl into various people, viz. a gentleman, a king, a queen, or a fashionable lady, thus creating an early "paper doll" to playful and amusing effect. Oil painting is in excellent condition; mica overlays are worn. France, mid-1700s, known as "metamorphoses", the overlay paintings became a popular fad for the aristocracy during this time, with various sets believed to represent important historical events or intrigues; they are extremely rare to find. 

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Catalogs, Advertising and Paper Ephemera Related to Schoenhut 300/400

Lot # 36 (Sale Order: 36 of 326)      

The loose-leaf binder contains various catalogs (some original, some reprints) of early Schoenhut production, along with various advertisements and article. Excellent ref...moreerence materials albeit well-thumbed and worn condition. 1905-1930. 

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American Wooden Bandwagon, Musicians from Humpty Dumpty Circus by Schoenhut 17,000/24,000

Lot # 37 (Sale Order: 37 of 326)      

34" (86 cm.) l. (including horses). 21" wagon. Two wooden horses on wheeled wooden platform are pulling a grand wooden bandwagon with original painted red and green finis...moreh heavily overlaid with rich gilt accents which emphasizes the elaborately embossed designs including chariot, man on horse and other figural motifs. The carriage interior is arranged with graduated-height seats designs to accommodate the seven musicians. Each all-wooden magician has two-part head with painted hair and facial features, jointing at shoulders and hips and is designed to sit on wooden pegs in each bench. Variations in facial painting include two men with moustaches, one clean-shaven man, one with sideburns and moustache, one man with beard, and two men with goatees; each is wearing original red felt parade costume and wooden helmet, the band leader with variation of jacket. And each is holding a different instrument (bass drum, cymbals, bass horn, baton, cornet, helicon, snare drum and trombone); each drum is labeled "Humpty Dumpty Circus Band". Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Schoenhut, the pivotal centerpiece of their 1905 Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty Circus. Value Points: few of the extraordinary wagon are known to exist, this example being in exceptionally fine original condition. 

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American Wooden Girl with Carved Braided Hair, Model 102, by Schoenhut 900/1200

Lot # 38 (Sale Order: 38 of 326)      

19" (48 cm.) All wooden doll with socket head, carved hair combmarked from face into loose braids that are captured at the back of head by a carved pink bow, intaglio blu...moree painted eyes with white eyedots, black upper eyeliner, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full lips and center accent line, wooden spring-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. Jan.17, 11' USA. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1915. Value Points: especially fine detail of sculpted hair, defined cheek dimples, original Schoenhut shoes. 

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Rare American Wooden Circus Chariot with Glass-Eyed Burro and Clown by Schoenhut 1200/1600

Lot # 39 (Sale Order: 39 of 326)      

17" (43 cm.) overall. 7 1/2" mule. Pressed paper board sides of the wooden-floored chariot have original red painted and embossed gilt designs including lion's head, with...more wooden gilt wheels edged in silver. The chariot is pulled by a wooden burro with brown glass eyes, rope tail, leather ears, original red leather harness, and with wheeled spindle at lower torso. Riding in the chariot is a wooden clown with two-part head, original costume and hat. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1910, from the Humpty Dumpty Circus of that firm. Value Points: the clown, the glass-eyed burro and the chariot are each extremely rare, and are all original. 

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American Wooden Show Wagon, 3 Characters, Schoenhut's Humpty Dumpty Circus 10,000/15,000

Lot # 40 (Sale Order: 40 of 326)      

20" (51 cm.) overall l. Standing upon a wheeled wooden platform are two dappled wooden horses with glass eyes that are pulling a wooden show wagon with flat-top upon whic...moreh are displayed three side-show persons. The wagon, with original red painted and gilt decorations, is embossed Humpty Dumpty on the side and has raised designs of a chariot and man on horse. The detachable figures include Foxy Grandpa, Jockey and Baby, each with distinctively-modeled face, hand-painted facial features and hair or cap. Condition: generally excellent, original finish overall is well-preserved with few paint rubs on cap of Jockey. Comments: Schoenhut, the Show Wagon from Humpty Dumpty's Circus, circa 1909. Value Points: the extremely rare show wagon is well-preserved and includes the three original character figures with original costumes. Few complete examples are known to exist of this rare piece. 

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Rare German Bisque Character Known as "Wendy", Model 2033, by Bruno Schmidt 7000/9000 

Lot # 41 (Sale Order: 41 of 326)      

19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full outli...morened lips, impressed philtrum and chin dimples, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 2033 BSW (in heart) 537 8. Comments: Bruno Schmidt, the model known as "Wendy", circa 1912. The model became known as "Wendy" after it appeared on the cover of an early doll book, Wendy and Friends by Madelaine Selfridge. Value Points: especially beautiful model with distinctive sculpting, especially of nose and mouth, and with impressed chin and philtrum dimples, beautifully formed mouth, all enhanced by finest quality of bisque, original factory chemise dress, shoes and socks.  $7000/9000 

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Vintage German Paper Ephemera 300/400

Lot # 42 (Sale Order: 42 of 326)      

3" (8 cm.) x 4" Including two cardstock boxes with interior cards trimmed with embossed lithographs and paper lace, along with pop-up card. Excellent condition. Germany, ...morecirca 1900. 

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Gorgeous Rare German Bisque Art Character, 1448, by Simon and Halbig 9000/11,000 

Lot # 44 (Sale Order: 43 of 326)      

16 1/2" (42 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pensive exp...moreression, accent line between the very full lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1448 Simon & Halbig S&H 7. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1912. Value Points: outstanding example of the rare German doll, with finest luminous bisque and rich glaze on lips, original body and body finish, beautiful antique silk dress, undergarments, shoes and with bone-handled blue silk parasol. 

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Early German Cinnamon Mohair Teddy Bear with Blank Button in Ear 3500/4500

Lot # 45 (Sale Order: 44 of 326)      

20" (51 cm.) Mohair teddy bear in rich cinnamon color has swivel head, pronounced snout, stitched ears, black shoe-button eyes, brown embroidered nose and mouth, hump at ...moreback torso, elongated jointed arms, hip-jointed legs, large feet, felt paw pads, with Steiff black metal button in ear. Excellent condition. Germany, Steiff, circa 1905. Rare early model with rich cinnamon mohair

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Rare German Apricot Mohair Teddy with Center Seam by Steiff 4500/6500

Lot # 46 (Sale Order: 45 of 326)      

20" (51 cm.) Mohair teddy in golden-apricot color has center-seam construction of swivel head, stitched ears, black shoe-button eyes, black embroidered nose and mouth, pr...moreonounced back torso hump, elongated jointed arms, hip-jointed legs with large feet, felt paw pads. With original Steiff button in ear with underscored F. Generally excellent, mohair worn a tad on nose, few spots on paw pads. Germany, Steiff, circa 1905, very rare center-seam model especially in this color. 

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German Mohair "Teddy Baby" by Steiff with Original Button in Ear 1100/1500

Lot # 47 (Sale Order: 46 of 326)      

16" (41 cm.) Of lush curly pale-golden mohair, swivel head with elongated shaved snout, open mouth with felt lining, brown embroidered nose tip, amber glass eyes, stitche...mored ears, short arms and hip-jointed legs, felt paw pads, free-standing, studded leather collar, brass bell. With original Steiff metal button in ear with underscored F and remnants of original red cloth tag indicating pre-1934 production. Excellent condition. Germany, Steiff, the bear was marketed as "Teddy Baby", circa 1930, and is very rare to find. 

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Rare American Cloth Character Boy by Martha Chase with Side-Part Brown Hair 1200/1600

Lot # 48 (Sale Order: 47 of 326)      

12" (30 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted head, complexion, hair, and facial features, brown painted hair in thick-impasto painting technique, with side pa...morert and little curls at the side forehead, painted brown eyes, white eyedots, red and black upper eyeliner, long curly lashes, brown single-stroke brows, stitched ears, oil-painted stitch-jointed body, separate thumbs, defined fingers, wearing fine antique costume including great coat with velvet trim, and having an antique photograph pin depicting man with side-parted hair. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Martha Chase, circa 1920. Value Points: rarity factors include petite size, brown hair color, brown eyes, and very rare hair style. 

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Rare German Wooden Mechanical Squeak Toy on Wheels 600/900

Lot # 49 (Sale Order: 48 of 326)      

7" (18 cm.) The simple wooden toy features two hand-carved wooden birds posed atop a wooden platform with center bellows, with carved trees and flowers, and the bellows a...morerrangement attached to a wooden platform with wooden wheels. When the bellows is squeezed, the birds seems to chirp and one bird vigorously bobs its head up and down, appearing to peck at the flower seeds of a large sunflower. Original hand-painted finish is well-preserved, and mechanism and squeak function well. Germany, mid-1800s. 

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Miniature American Painting of Esther Francis at Age 53 in Original Frame 400/600

Lot # 50 (Sale Order: 49 of 326)      

8" (20 cm.) x 6". Portrait painting on board of woman in black dress and lace-edged black cap with embroidered streamers, posed in front of a red-curtained window, the wo...moreman with gentle expression and hint of smile, and the costume enhanced with touches of enhancing glaze; in original ebony frame with gilt oval medallion center. Ink script on the reverse of painting reads "Esther Francis aged 53, 1884" and with illegible name of artist. Excellent condition. American, 1884. 

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American Cloth Doll by Izannah Walker with Ringlet Curls and Rare Painted Shoes  11,000/14,000

Lot # 51 (Sale Order: 50 of 326)      

18" (46 cm.) Cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted complexion and facial features, center-parted hair with two shaded ringlet curls in front of each stitch-shaped ear, ...moreand then forming into ringlet curls that tumble onto her nape, outlined brown eyes, lightly stroked brows, rounded nose, closed mouth, firmly stuffed body with stitch jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, defined applied thumbs, oil-painted hands and lower legs, painted black ankle boots with lacing, antique costume which may be original. Condition: very good, original finish with some scuffing. Comments: circa 1865, Izannah Walker, the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, doll creator who obtained a patent for her dolls in 1873, but likely had been making them previously for some time. Her patent described her purpose was to create a doll that is "easily kept clean and not apt to injure a young child which may fall upon it. It will preserve its appearance for a long time." Value Points: rare ringlet curled hair style with enhancing detail of shaded color, painted ankle boots. 

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