"Keeper of the Dolls"

"Keeper of the Dolls"

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"Keeper of the Dolls"

"Keeper of the Dolls"

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Featuring the lifelong collection of Connie Bailey of North Carolina with exceptional collections of French and German bisque dolls - all your favorite classics in pristine condition with fine antique costumes and original wigs. Order catalogs here http://www.theriaults.com/catalogs

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Two Framed Antique Photographs of Young Girls with Their Dolls 200/400

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 307)      

7" (18 cm.) Each is sepia-toned vintage photograph, one depicting a young girl holding the handgrip of a woven doll carriage in which is seated her Bebe Jumeau, the girl'...mores straw bonnet resting nearby on the ground, in original frame; the other depicting a young girl in silk dress standing against a richly-carved Victorian wall, her favorite doll clasped in her arms, framed. Excellent condition. Circa 1880.

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German Tin Doll Carriage by Maerklin with Early Porcelain Doll 400/500

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 307)      

4" (10 cm.) l. carriage. 3" doll. The pressed tin carriage with embossed wicker design on the sides has original cream painted finish with rose interior, four spoked whee...morels, gilt edging, metal handle, by Maerklin, circa 1900. In the carriage is a miniature porcelain lady with chignon coiffure, feathering at sides of face, painted features, muslin body, porcelain lower limbs, silk costume, Germany, circa 1860. Excellent condition.

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Precious French Bisque Bebe, 5/0, by Rabery and Delphieu in Diminutive Size 3200/3800

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 307)      

11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, delicate rose blushing, accented eye corners, painted lashes and ...morebrows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with rosebud-shaped lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely silk costume with aqua ribbons, aqua kidskin shoes, woven bonnet, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: R 5/0 D. Comments: Rabery and Delphieu, early period bebe from the firm, circa 1880. Value Points: especially precious expression on the petite bebe with loveliest bisque, original body and body finish.

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Beautiful French Bisque Bebe, 3/0, by Rabery and Delphieu with Splendid Eyes 3200/3800

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 307)      

13 1/2" (34 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, rose-blushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with feathered highlight...mores, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with rosebud-shaped lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: R 3/0 D. Comments: Rabery and Delphieu, early period bebe, circa 1880. Value Points: finest delicately shaded pale bisque complexion enhanced by splendid eyes, original body and body finish.

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Rare German Blue and Cream Velvet "Bully" by Steiff with Red Cloth Label 1100/1400

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 307)      

3 3/4" (10 cm.) (excluding ears). The miniature bulldog seated on back haunches, has aqua/blue and cream velvet cover, large amber glass eyes, swivel head, black stitched...more nose, black leather collar, and original metal button with underscored F, and red cloth label "Steiff 3410...". Near mint condition. Germany, Steiff, circa 1927, the velvet Bully was made in three sizes only, this being the smallest size. A very rare model especially in these distinctive velvet colors and in superb condition.

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Framed Victorian Photograph of Father with Child and Doll 200/300

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 307)      

8" (20 cm.) x 10" frame. The sepia-toned antique studio photograph depicts a gentleman with moustache, tophat and great coat, seated on a carved chair, holding a bonneted...more child who, in turn, is holding her favorite doll, in gold frame. Excellent condition. Photograph circa 1885.

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French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau, Original Costume, Signed Jumeau Shoes 4000/5500

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 307)      

30" (76 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostr...moreils, separately-applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 13. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885, earliest presentation of the tete model with smaller eye cuts transitioning from incised depose model, and with straight wrist body. Value Points: very beautiful bebe with finest bisque, complexion and features, original body and body finish, and wearing Jumeau-original rose silk dress, undergarments, and leather shoes signed Bebe Jumeau Depose.

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Pair, German Bisque "Boy and Girl with Pets" by Gebruder Heubach 500/700

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 307)      

12" (30 cm.) Each of the matched pair portrays a young boy or girl with blonde tousled curly hair (hers held by sculpted pink hair bow at the back crown), expressive feat...moreures, sculpted ruffled smock with floral accents, pink boots. She holds a white dove in her arms to which she appears to be speaking, and he, with mischievous expression, is frantically holding a white bunny, tugging at its ear. Each piece bears the stamp mark of Gebruder Heubach, circa 1900. Excellent condition.

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Two German All-Bisque Begging Pups by Gebruder Heubach 400/500

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 307)      

6" (15 cm.) Each is one-piece bisque figure of white shaggy-haired pup posed as though begging for a treat, each with painted intaglio brown eyes highlighted by white eye...moredots, painted collar, and with detail of painted paws. The larger bears the blue sunburst stamp of Heubach. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910.

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German Bisque Character "Fany" by Marseille with Wonderful Antique Costume 3500/4500

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 307)      

19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, arched lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting ...moreexpression, very plump cheeks and chin, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden fully-jointed toddler body with well-detailed muscular and chubby shape. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 231 Fany DRMG 248/1 A 5 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1912. Value Points: rarely found model from this firm, its rarity rivaled by outstanding sculpting and quality of bisque, original body and body finish, wonderful antique costume, and carrying little Steiff lamb "Snucki".

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German Blue-Eyed All-Bisque Miniature by Kestner with Painted Grey Boots 800/1100

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 307)      

8 1/2" (22 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent...more line between the solemnly-set lips, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointing at shoulders and hips, painted white stockings with scalloped rims, green ties, grey ankle boots with black tassels, lovely antique cotton and lace dress, undergarments, coral silk bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, chip on left leg at stringing hole. Marks: 3 (head) 111 (torso). Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: rare large size, rare painted boots and green stocking ties, lovely bisque.

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Doll's Mahogany Etagere with Miniature Silver Filigree Furnishings 400/500

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 307)      

7" (18 cm.) The three-tiered etagere with fancily spindled posts is laden with delicate filigree miniature furnishings and accessories, including parlor set and tables, a...morelong with various serving pieces. Excellent condition. Late 19th century.

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German Brown-Eyed All-Bisque Miniature Doll by Kestner with Painted Blue Boots 700/900

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 307)      

7" (18 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth in solemn expression, blonde mohair wig over plas...moreter pate, peg-jointing at shoulders and hips, painted white ribbed socks with maroon ties, blue ankle boots with black tassels, lovely rose silk dress, undergarments, straw bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flakes at right shoulder and left hip stringing holes. Marks: 2. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: beautiful little miniature doll with fancy blue ankle boots.

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Doll-Size Mahogany Three-Tier Table with Collection of Decorative Miniatures 800/1100

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 307)      

16" (41 cm.) The three-tiered mahogany table with graduated-width tiers banded by brass grill walls has a tripod pedestal base with claw feet, and is laden with a bevy of...more miniature decorative objects including porcelain tete-a-tete tea service, five various silver and gilt metal frames, porcelain basket, ten-piece silver filigree tiny chairs and table, sterling basket, silver faux-clock, and metal-framed diorama with easel back, and mechanical movements. Excellent condition. Late 19th century.

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Beautiful German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll by Kestner in Antique Lace Dress 1400/1800

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 307)      

25" (64 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, lightly-painted lashes, brushstroked brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, accented eye corners, shaded no...morestrils, closed mouth with solemn expression, outlined pale lips, wheat-blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 15. Comments: Kestner, circa 1880. Value Points: beautiful child with fine gleaming complexion, wonderfully-painted lips, original body and body finish, antique lace dress, undergarments, woven bonnet, leather shoes.

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French Miniature Sedan Chair with Cherubic Scenes 400/500

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 307)      

6 1/2" (17 cm.) The firm-sided miniature sedan chair has teal blue velvet lining and roof, beveled glass windows and opening door, and applied metal sides with raised sce...morenes of frolicking cherubs. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885.

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French All-Bisque Mignonette with Bare Feet 600/800

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 307)      

5 1/2" (14 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque slender torso, bright blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with hint of smile, blonde moha...moreir wig, peg-jointed slender elongated bisque arms and legs, bare feet, wearing original silk gown. Condition: generally excellent, tiny back torso chip at neckline. Comments: French, circa 1882, the mignonettes were presented as "poupees de poche" (pocket dolls) in reference to the diminutive size. Value Points: lovely expression, choice bisque, rare bisque bare feet.

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Petite French Bisque Poupee with Bisque Arms, "A Deux Bonjours" Bonnet 1400/1700

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 307)      

14" (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, close...mored mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with shapely torso and gusset-jointing, bisque arms to elbow, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1. Comments: French, circa 1865. Value Points: expressive features with pertly shaped lips, very sturdy and clean body, rare "A Deux Bonjours" bonnet.

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French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru, Teal Silk Costume, Signed Shoes 11,000/15,000

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 307)      

17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted c...moreurly lashes and brushstroked brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, shaded nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with upturned lip corners, shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, dimpled chin, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, slender kid bebe body with scalloped upper trim, Chevrot-hinged hips, wooden lower legs, bisque lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 7 (head and shoulders). (Bru paper label on chest). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, Chevrot era, circa 1886. Value Points: The lovely bebe with soft subtle blushing of complexion has original wig, sturdy original body, perfect bisque hands, and is wearing early Bru aqua silk dress and bonnet with lace trim, undergarments, leather shoes signed Bru Jne Paris (in oval), and is in base of original wooden box.

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Early French Bisque Bebe by Schmitt et Fils with Original Signed Body 7500/9500

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 307)      

22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump face, dark blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows w...moreith feathered highlights, shaded nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed plump body with flat-cut derriere, straight wrists, early bronze green satin dress, woven bonnet, undergarments, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SCH (in shield 4 (on head) SCH (on flat edge of derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1880, early period bebe by that firm. Value Points: finest quality of bisque complexion and painting of features, original body and body finish.

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German All-Bisque Miniature Doll with Rare Painted Pale Rose Ankle Boots 800/1200

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 307)      

7" (18 cm.) Solid domed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mou...moreth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white knee socks with blue rimes, pale pink heeled ankle boots, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: attributed to Simon and Halbig, circa 1880. Value Points: very fine all-bisque, wonderfully-detailed body, expressive features, rare painted boots.

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German Lithographed Tinplate Doll Carriage by Maerklin 1100/1300

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 307)      

12" (30 cm.) The heavy tinplate carriage has four double-sided spoked wheels, hinged sunshade with original silk covers, wooden hand grip, and original aqua and cream fin...moreish with blue flowers and gilt scrolled accents. Excellent condition. Germany, Maerklin, circa 1895.

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Charming Petite German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll by Kestner 1200/1400

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 307)      

10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accen...moreted lips, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden body with jointing at shoulders, knees and hips, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5. Comments: Kestner, circa 1880. Value Points: dearest expression on the wistful closed mouth child, near mint body finish.

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Rare German Bisque Closed Mouth Child Known as "A.T. Kestner" 3800/4500

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 307)      

15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with decorative glaze, accent nostrils, closed mouth with outlin...moreed lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely silk and lace dress, bonnet, aqua kidskin shoes, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9. Comments: Kestner, the model is known as "A.T. Kestner" in reference to its close resemblance to the French bebe marked A.T. Value Points: the rarity of the beautiful doll is rivaled by its beauty and fine condition, original body and body finish.

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Large German Mohair Teddy by Steiff Along with Mohair Balls 400/600

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 307)      

26" (66 cm.) Light brown curly mohair teddy has swivel head, rounded nose muzzle with brown embroidered nose, amber glass eyes, stitched ears, jointed shorter arms and le...moregs with felt paw lads, and with original Steiff button in ear and yellow tag (number illegible). Along with Steiff colorful mohair balls enclosed in original woven netting. Excellent condition. Steiff. circa 1960.

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