"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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Collection of Vintage Photographs of Children with Teddy Bears 300/400

Lot # 26 (Sale Order: 26 of 307)      

7" (18 cm.) -9" largest. Twelve vintage studio photographs depict young boys and girls holding a favorite teddy bear. Excellent condition. Early 1900s....more

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German Bisque Character, Model "119 Baby" by Kammer and Reinhardt 1800/2500

Lot # 27 (Sale Order: 27 of 307)      

23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted short curly lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with defined space betw...moreeen the shaded lips, blonde mohair wig, composition bent limb baby body, antique costume including wonderful brushed flannel coat with long curly mohair fringe. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 119/Baby 62. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912, a continuation model from the firm's art reform series, the use of the English language word "baby" in the head markings indicates its intention for the American or English market; the scarcity of the model suggests either its failure as a commercial endeavor or its exclusive production for a specific store. Value Points: extremely rare, few examples of this "119/Baby" model are known to exist, this example with finest quality of bisque and sculpting, original body and body finish.

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German Mechanical Walking Dog "Trippel-Trappel" by Bing 400/600

Lot # 28 (Sale Order: 28 of 307)      

12" (30 cm.) Brown-spotted white mohair pup with long floppy ears, amber glass eyes, light brown stitched nose and mouth, swivel head, tail, brown leather collar with lea...moresh, has hinged legs with hidden metal wheels allowing the pup to be pulled along in a brisk walking action. The dog has original red metal tag "DRGM D.R. Patent Trippel Trappel BTE SGDG Engl. Patent, Amerik Pat. Appd For" and with Bing logo on reverse side. Excellent condition, mohair well preserved. Germany, Bing of Bavaria, circa 1912, the toy was made in a variety of different dogs, but is very rare to find especially in this fine condition.

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Early French Bisque Bebe Brevete by Leon Casimir Bru with Splendid Eyes 11,000/15,000

Lot # 29 (Sale Order: 29 of 307)      

17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue iris rims, thick dark eyeliner,...more painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, French kid bebe body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, bisque lower arms and hands, burgundy velvet bebe dress with lace trim, lace bonnet, undergarments, burgundy knit stockings, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent, body very sturdy and clean some patch-up on arms. Marks: 2. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, his earliest period bebe, circa 1878. Value Points: finest delicate complexion enhanced by very subtle blush on cheeks and chin, splendid eyes, original sturdy body, perfect bisque hands.

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French Miniature Borzoi Salon Dog 300/400

Lot # 30 (Sale Order: 30 of 307)      

8" (20 cm.) Firm-bodied standing Borzoi dog has brushed flannel face and legs, open mouth, felt tongue, black bead nose, amber glass eyes, long curled tail, and is covere...mored with very lush white fur. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890.

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Beautiful French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru with Signed Bru Shoes 11,000/16,000

Lot # 31 (Sale Order: 31 of 307)      

16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted l...moreashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, kid bebe body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (circle dot mark). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1880. Value Points: very beautiful bebe with finest bisque and painting, original wig, original very sturdy and clean body, perfect bisque hands, wearing antique magenta and ivory silk dress, undergarments, bonnet, burgundy silk parasol and with ivory kidskin shoes marked B in oval.

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German Bisque Blue-Eyed "Gretchen", Model 114, by Kammer and Reinhardt 2500/3500

Lot # 32 (Sale Order: 32 of 307)      

21" (54 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted pale blue eyes, thick dark upper eyeliner, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting lips, ...moreimpressed frown lines under eyes and lip corners, dimpled chin, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 54. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, the model presented as "Gretchen" by their firm from their art character series, circa 1910. Value Points: rare larger size of the artistically-sculpted model, with finest bisque and painting, original body and body finish, wonderful antique mariner costume.

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German Bisque Child with Rare Square-Cut Teeth, 929, by Simon and Halbig 1100/1300

Lot # 33 (Sale Order: 33 of 307)      

18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling, blue glass spiral threaded inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, slightly-parted ...morelips with two square-cut upper teeth and one lower, dimpled chin and philtrum, pierced ears, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique burgundy silk dress and bonnet, undergarments, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 10 H 929. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1885, rare model from their 900 series with distinctive teeth, original body and body finish.

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German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, 949, by Simon and Halbig 1100/1400

Lot # 34 (Sale Order: 34 of 307)      

26" (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling, large blue glass inset eyes with darker blue outer iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked ...moreand feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, body retouched. Marks: S 15 H 949. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: the closed mouth child has very expressive features enhanced by gleaming complexion, antique costume and bonnet.

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German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, 949, by Simon and Halbig 700/900

Lot # 35 (Sale Order: 35 of 307)      

11" (28 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, brown glass eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, com...moreposition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SH 3 949. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: dainty early model in rare size, original body and body finish.

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German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll, Bare Bisque Feet by Simon and Halbig 600/800

Lot # 36 (Sale Order: 36 of 307)      

9" (23 cm.) Solid domed bisque shoulderhead, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center acc...moreent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, original cloth body with bisque arms to above the elbows and bisque legs below knees, bare feet, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 0 H. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1885. Value Points: dainty doll with beautiful expression, original body with bare feet.

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Victorian Miniature Doll Chair 200/300

Lot # 37 (Sale Order: 37 of 307)      

6" (15 cm.) Ebony bentwood chair in unusual curved shape is fitted with original patterned tapestry and matching tassel fringe, with white beading at tips. Excellent cond...moreition. Late 1800s.

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English Mahogany Doll's Slant Front Desk with Painted Details 800/1100

Lot # 38 (Sale Order: 38 of 307)      

14" (36 cm.) h. x 13"w. x 8"d. The rich mahogany slant front desk with two pencil drawers and two full width drawers is decorated with inlay marquetry borders on drop fro...morent and drawers, and with an oval hand-painted panel of cherub in country scene surrounded by a garland of Flowers. The desk top has another handpainted arrangement of flutes and tambourines. Excellent condition, missing one small wooden piece on right front foot, and 1 1/2" piece of missing marquetry border. English, mid-1800s, superb workmanship and design enhanced by finest woods and hand-painting.

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French Bisque Bebe E.J. by Jumeau with Original Jumeau Shoes 3500/4200

Lot # 39 (Sale Order: 39 of 307)      

18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mou...moreth with shaded and outlined lips, separately-applied pierced ears, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique rose and silk ivory costume, feathered bonnet, undergarments, socks, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E 8 J (body) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: dramatic large eyes highlight her beautiful face with lovely painting, original body and body finish, original leather shoes incised "Bebe Jumeau Depose 8".

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French Bisque Poupee by Leon Casimir Bru with Wooden Articulated Body 2800/3500

Lot # 40 (Sale Order: 40 of 307)      

15" (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils and ey...moree corners, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, wooden poupee body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, and with ball swivel waist. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1868, early version of the firm's deposed smiling poupee with original Bru deposed wooden articulated body. Value Points: fine original condition, original wig, body with original finish, and with original costume.

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French Bisque Poupee in Original Fashionable Costume Attributed to Jumeau 2200/2800

Lot # 41 (Sale Order: 41 of 307)      

15" (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, pale blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye c...moreorners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, kid poupee body with shapely torso, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1870, attributed to Jumeau. Value Points: beautiful gentle face with finest complexion and painting, sturdy fresh body, wearing original-era walking suit, undergarments, matching bonnet, leather ankle boots in wonderful state of preservation.

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French All-Bisque Miniature Doll with Rare Bare Feet 800/1100

Lot # 42 (Sale Order: 42 of 307)      

7 1/2" (19 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque elongated torso, cobalt blue glass eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with cent...moreer accent line, blonde mohair wig with original blue ribbon, peg-jointed bisque elongated arms and legs, bare feet, antique rose silk costume with velvet ribbon trim. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake at upper front rim of torso. Marks: 3 (head, arms, legs, torso). Comments: French, circa 1880. Value Points: distinctive facial expression, all-original with matching markings on head and body, original wig, bare feet.

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Beautiful French Bisque Poupee by Pierre-Francois Jumeau 2800/3500

Lot # 43 (Sale Order: 43 of 307)      

22" (56 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes with darker blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, painted lashe...mores, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded accents, separately-modeled pierced ears, wheat-blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, body is very sturdy. Comments: Pierre-Francois Jumeau, circa 1870. Value Points: gorgeous face whose gentle expression is enhanced by delicate complexion and soft blushing of cheeks and eyeshadow.

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Outstanding French Child's Porcelain Dinner Service "Butterflies and Flowers" 1100/1500

Lot # 44 (Sale Order: 44 of 307)      

19" (48 cm.) x 12" box. Of finest white porcelain with hand-painted designs of wildflower sprays and colorful butterflies, and with gilt edging, the service for four comp...morerises six large dinner plates, six smaller plates, six scalloped rim dessert plates, oval and round platters, four lidded tureens in various sizes, two footed bowls, one footed fruit bowl, and relish dish, along with four napkin rings, four forks, four spoons, ladle, two glass relish dishes, four goblets and two decanters, each tied into the box with original rose silk bows. Along with four linen napkins with woven butterfly design. The wooden box has floral-lithographed paper cover with gilt edging and hinges open to a multi-tiered arrangement with pink paper shelving and embossed gilt paper edging. French, circa 1880, the superb state of preservation is enhanced by the luxury origin of the presentation, and wonderful "butterfly" theme.

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Rare German Bisque Glass-eyed Character, Model 141, by Hertel & Schwab 1800/2300

Lot # 45 (Sale Order: 45 of 307)      

13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes and slightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full o...moreutlined lips, impressed cheek dimples, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 141 2 Comments: Hertel & Schwab, circa 1915. Value Points: rare-to-find model, especially in this petite size, with wonderful dimples, beautiful wig, original body and body finish.

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German Bisque Child, Model 117, "Mein Liebling", by Kammer and Reinhardt 1200/1500

Lot # 46 (Sale Order: 46 of 307)      

14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, brunette m...moreohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 117 36. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, their model marketed as "Mein Liebling", this being the rare open-mouth variation, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model with wonderful expression, choice bisque and painting, original body and body finish, factory-original costume.

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German Bisque Art Character "Gretchen", Model 114, by Kammer and Reinhardt 4000/5500

Lot # 47 (Sale Order: 47 of 307)      

22" (57 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, thick dark eyeliner with delicate fringed upper lashes, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils and eye corne...morers, closed mouth with very full pouting lips, impressed dimples at lip corners and chin, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 57. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, the model "Gretchen" from the firm's art character series, made with glass eyes for one or two years only. Value Points: rare variation, finest matte bisque with soft blushings, original body and body finish, original antique costume.

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Extremely Rare American Carved Wooden Exhibition Clown by Schoenhut 4500/6500

Lot # 48 (Sale Order: 48 of 307)      

34" (86 cm.) Carved wooden socket head with bald pate, painted white clown complexion with painted facial features, wide smile, red and black painted clown decorations on...more face, wooden torso, wooden arms jointed at shoulders with attached wooden gloved hands, wooden legs with hinge-jointing at hips to allow seated pose, wooden painted red shoes on feet, wearing black and white clown costume and cap which appears original. Condition: generally excellent, original finish overall with small paint restoration on forehead. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1910, the very rare exhibition clown was created on commission for toy stores as promotion for the firm's Humpty Dumpty Circus and very few are known to exist.

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German Bisque Art Character, Model 112, by Kammer and Reinhardt 4500/6500

Lot # 49 (Sale Order: 49 of 307)      

16" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, blue eyes glancing to the right, thick black upper eyeliner, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed...more mouth modeled as though lips are slightly parted, two painted upper teeth, wheat-blonde human hair wig in braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 112 43. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, from their art character reform series, circa 1910. Value Points: very fine modeling of dimples and eye crinkles on the rarely-found art character, original body and body finish.

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Rare Carved Fleece-Coated Reindeer from FAO Schwarz 800/1100

Lot # 50 (Sale Order: 50 of 307)      

13" (33 cm.) l. The carved wooden reindeer standing with head turned alertly to the side, has golden fleeced coat, amber glass eyes, black snout and hoofs, and carved det...moreachable antlers. The reindeer has applied leather harness and saddle blanket. Excellent condition. Mid-1900s, an identical reindeer with clockwork mechanism was offered at FAO Schwartz during this era, and this is likely a variation of that presentation.

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