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Half-Dolls, Bathing Beauties and Other Vanity Figures Featuring The One-Owner Collection of Hanne Büktas of Vienna, Austria. At the Governor Morris Hotel, Morristown, New Jersey.

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German Porcelain Doll Known as "Nymphenburg Lady" in Original Tea Cozy Presentation 1200/1800

German Porcelain Doll Known as "Nymphenburg Lady" in Original Tea Cozy Presentation 1200/1800

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 325)      

17" (43 cm.) Elegant slender-faced model with aristocratic sculpting of nose and throat has grey sculpted hair waved from her face and arranged in softly-coiled curls, pa...moreinted downcast eyes, on original muslin torso which is attached to a wire frame designed for use as tea cozy, original porcelain lower arms and hands with separately-sculpted fingers. The doll is wearing her original elaborate velvet and linen gown with rich metallic trim in the 17th century manner. Excellent condition. Germany, Koniglich-Bayerische Porcelain of Nymphenburg, the doll was introduced at the 1908 Munich Art Doll Exhibition in the category of "decoration dolls" and is considered a significant landmark in the fancies lineage.

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Tiny German Porcelain Half-Doll as Powder Box for the French Market 200/300

Tiny German Porcelain Half-Doll as Powder Box for the French Market 200/300

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 325)      

4" (10 cm.) Waist-up figure of lady with arms modeled away from nude torso, sculpted grey hair in 18th century style decorated with blue beading, ringlet curls low on bac...morek torso. She is attached to a French paper mache powder box with silk and metallic trim. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll "Seated Lady in Velvet Chair" 600/900

German Porcelain Half-Doll "Seated Lady in Velvet Chair" 600/900

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10" (25 cm.) seated. Porcelain half-doll of lady with grey sculpted hair in elaborate up-swept 18th century style, decorated with three colorful plumes, arms sculpted ben...moret at elbows and posed in front of torso, muslin torso, porcelain legs modeled crossed at her knees, silk costume, and posed in burgundy velvet upholstered chair with fringe. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, the half-doll has especially fine painting of eyes and lips, exquisite sculpting of individual fingers.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll "Brown-Haired Lady with Ring" by Goebel 300/500

German Porcelain Half-Doll "Brown-Haired Lady with Ring" by Goebel 300/500

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 325)      

4 1/2" (11 cm.) Waist-up porcelain lady with sculpted brown hair and painted costume in the 18th century style, posed with ring held in her right hand as she extends the ...morering finger on her left hand as though to place the ring. Excellent condition. Germany, Goebel, circa 1915, the popular model was made in a variety of styles including another example made of bisque, uncostumed and with mohair wig. Rarity factors of this charming half-dolls include dark brown color of hair and yellow gown with rose pattern.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll "Lady with Purple Bow" by Karl Schneider 300/500

German Porcelain Half-Doll "Lady with Purple Bow" by Karl Schneider 300/500

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 325)      

4 1/2" (11 cm.) Waist-up porcelain figure of lady in the 18th-century style, with sculpted bonnet trimmed with green band and a large purple bow, sculpted costume with la...moreced bodice below her ample bosom, arms extended from body with a dainty cluster of Dresden flowers in her right hand. Marks: 10780. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, Karl Schneider.

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Extraordinary German Porcelain Half-Doll "Lady with Floral Wreath" Aelteste Volkstedter 800/1100

Extraordinary German Porcelain Half-Doll "Lady with Floral Wreath" Aelteste Volkstedter 800/1100

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 325)      

5" (13 cm.) h. 6 3/4"w. Waist-up porcelain lady posed with head turned to the side and arms outstretched, her left arm holding a garland wreath decorated with Dresden flo...morewers, shaded brown hair decorated with feathers, combs and ribbons, with double-tiered ruffles of Dresden lace at her cuffs and collar. Excellent condition, professional restoration on feathers and blue dress ribbon. Bearing blue crown stamp of Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik. Germany, circa 1915, an outstanding and rare model with meticulous detail of lace and floral trim, distinctive pose.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll "Young Lady with Neopolitan Bonnet" by Ernst Bohne & Sohne 400/600

German Porcelain Half-Doll "Young Lady with Neopolitan Bonnet" by Ernst Bohne & Sohne 400/600

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 325)      

4 1/2" (11 cm.) Waist-up porcelain young lady with wide-brimmed Neopolitan bonnet which frames her tumbling grey ringlet curls that are crowned with three Dresden flowers...more and green leaves, with arms held daintily to her bodice which features a floral decorated design, with voluminous sleeves accenting her tiny waist, a cluster of Dresden flowers in her hand. Excellent condition. Marks: (crown-over-N blue stamp). Germany, Ernst Bohne Sohne, circa 1910, luxury features include tiny pointed finger, four different flowers in hand, gilt-edging of bonnet.

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German Porcelain "Young Girl with Bouquet" by Dressel & Kister 400/600

German Porcelain "Young Girl with Bouquet" by Dressel & Kister 400/600

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 325)      

7" (18 cm.) Porcelain full body figure of young girl with sculpted curly grey hair with topknot and large yellow bow, with sculpted costume decorated with band of blue fl...moreowers, arms extended, her right arm holding a bouquet of flowers, posed on porcelain base with gold wreath design. Marks: (blue bishop's staff stamp). 4168 (incised) Excellent condition. Germany, Dressel, Kister & Co, circa 1911, the figure appeared in the 1911 catalog, and was available as this full-doll and also as a half-doll.

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Very Rare German Porcelain Half-Doll "Child with Decorated Cap" 900/1300

Very Rare German Porcelain Half-Doll "Child with Decorated Cap" 900/1300

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 325)      

4" (10 cm.) Porcelain hip-up child posed with arms held away from body, with curled fingers, sculpted baby cap with scalloped edge having painted floral design with gilt ...moreedging and sculpted feathers that are accented by Dresden flowers, and with burgundy streamers and throat bow. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, the rare model was constructed with multi-piece mold which created a rare torso construction and unique bonnet. Few examples are known to exist, one without throat streamers, and this extremely rare example having painted streamers.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll Pincushion "Young Girl with Clasped Fingers" by Dressel & Kister 700/900

German Porcelain Half-Doll Pincushion "Young Girl with Clasped Fingers" by Dressel & Kister 700/900

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 325)      

10" (25 cm.) overall. 4" to waist. Porcelain waist-up figure of young girl with tousled grey curly hair decorated with a garland of Dresden flowers, with sculpted low-bod...moreice blouse having Dresden corsage, and arms held in front, away from body, with clasped fingers. Attached to original quilted silk pincushion base with silk taffeta overskirt. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, attributed to Dressel, Kister & Co, exceptional detail of finger modeling and variegated flowers; the model was created with four front sew holes (two at bodice, and two at hips) designed to allow an actual bouquet of silk or fresh flowers to be attached as though held in her hands.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll with Dramatic Eyes and Jewelry in Original Presentation 500/800

German Porcelain Half-Doll with Dramatic Eyes and Jewelry in Original Presentation 500/800

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 325)      

16" (41 cm.) overall. 5" doll. Waist-up porcelain figure of lady posed with dramatically tilted head to counterpoint her upheld left arm, black sculpted hair in arranged ...moreshort curls, and attached to original wire frame designed for use as tea cozy, with lace and tinsel overskirt. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, the dramatic pose is accentuated by exaggerated make-up of eyes, and with beaded necklace, gilt bracelets and gilt earrings.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll "Brown-Haired Flapper with Green Hair Band" 400/500

German Porcelain Half-Doll "Brown-Haired Flapper with Green Hair Band" 400/500

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 325)      

5 1/2" (14 cm.) Waist-up porcelain slender-bodied lady with tilted head, dark brown sculpted short curly hair framed by a wide green hair band with gilt edging, her arms ...morebent at elbows with hands held demurely toward her face. Marks: 8650. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1920.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll "Flapper in Top Hat" 300/500

German Porcelain Half-Doll "Flapper in Top Hat" 300/500

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 325)      

5" (13 cm.) Waist-up porcelain figure of flapper-era lady posed with arms outstretched in front, with bent elbows, and expressively-posed hands, her slender head leaning ...moreto the side and with little spit curls peeking from beneath the modeled black top hat that she wears, with painted brown eyes and grey eyeliner. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1920, the highly-stylized lady's top hat was inspired by performances of Nolly DoRey and Josephine Baker at the Folies Bergere of Paris.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll "Flapper Lady Holding Polichinelle" in Original Presentation 500/700

German Porcelain Half-Doll "Flapper Lady Holding Polichinelle" in Original Presentation 500/700

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 325)      

8" (20 cm.) overall. Porcelain half-doll of naked slender-bodied lady with black hair in short bob with bangs, her arms bent at her elbows and clasping a Polichinelle dol...morel with green and white striped costume, original cloth lower torso and porcelain legs in dainty pose. She is posed seated on a velvet pin-cushion and has embroidered tulle skirt and beaded necklace. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1920, charming and wonderfully-preserved novelty, details include gold painted bracelets and heeled shoes and characteristic hump on Polichinelle.

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Large German Porcelain Half-Doll "Flapper Lady in Stylish High Top Hat" 300/500

Large German Porcelain Half-Doll "Flapper Lady in Stylish High Top Hat" 300/500

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 325)      

6" (15 cm.) Waist-up porcelain nude lady with head turned discreetly to the side, she is holding a red pencil to her cheek, and with her left hand adjusting the brim of t...morehe grey wide-brimmed, high-topped hat that nearly covers her hair except for two tiny curls, with floral decoration on the cap. Excellent condition. Illegible markings. Germany, circa 1920, wonderfully-stylized pose and hat.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll with Original Shell Skirt Lamp by Dressel & Kister 600/800

German Porcelain Half-Doll with Original Shell Skirt Lamp by Dressel & Kister 600/800

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 325)      

13" (33 cm.) Waist-up nude porcelain lady inclined to the side with arms posed as though dancing, sculpted grey hair, dramatically-painted facial features, attached to or...moreiginal wire underframe designed as lamp shade, which is covered with a plenitude of iridescent shells that form a skirt, and holding a garland of tiny shells. Excellent condition. Germany, Dressel, Kister & Co, circa 1912.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll with Rare Curl Clusters by Dressel & Kister 300/500

German Porcelain Half-Doll with Rare Curl Clusters by Dressel & Kister 300/500

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 325)      

4" (10 cm.) Waist-up porcelain figure of nude lady with sculpted grey hair arranged in unique manner with five ringlet clustered curls at each side of face, and topknot c...moreurls at the back crown, with arms modeled away from body. Marks: (blue bishop's staff stamp). Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, Dressel & Kister.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll "Dancer with Bracelet and Necklace"  400/600

German Porcelain Half-Doll "Dancer with Bracelet and Necklace" 400/600

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 325)      

4" (10 cm.) to waist. 5"l. including hand. Waist-up nude porcelain figure of lady with unusual dark streaked hair decorated with pink flowers, her right arm modestly held...more in front of her bosom and her left arm extended far away from body and below the waist. Bearing blue crown stamp of Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik. Germany, circa 1915, the figure is thought to portray the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, and has green beaded necklace and bracelet.

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German Porcelain Ballerina with Jointed Arms by Dressel & Kister 500/800

German Porcelain Ballerina with Jointed Arms by Dressel & Kister 500/800

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 325)      

8" (20 cm.) Porcelain nude lady with curvaceous body is posed en pointe on left leg, her right leg extended forward, peg-jointed arms with bent right elbow, sculpted grey...more hair, painted pink ballet slippers, antique embroidered tulle costume. Excellent condition. Germany, Dressel, Kister & Co, the figure appeared in the company's 1911 catalog as model 4502B, and was made with hole at tip of both right and left feet to allow for display of choice.

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Outstanding German Porcelain Doll in Original Viennese Candy Box Presentation 800/1100

Outstanding German Porcelain Doll in Original Viennese Candy Box Presentation 800/1100

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 325)      

12" (30 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with painted features, very elaborate mohair coiffe with "pearls and jewels" ornamentation, cloth upper arms, porcelain arms from abov...moree the elbows, cloth torso and attached to original cardboard candy box which is lavishly covered with silk and laces. The base of the box removes for access to candy interior. Original paper label from Demel of Vienna candy shop. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, the entire presentation is original and perfectly preserved.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll "Brown-Haired Lady with Four Birds" by Dressel & Kister 1200/1500

German Porcelain Half-Doll "Brown-Haired Lady with Four Birds" by Dressel & Kister 1200/1500

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 325)      

7" (18 cm.) Waist-up porcelain nude woman with slender throat, her head slightly tilted, and with long casually-waved curls tied with a blue headband, her arms modeled aw...moreay from her body with separately-modeled fingers. There are two colorful birds perched on her head, a third on her right shoulder, and a fourth posed with wings ready for flight on her left hand. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, attributed to Dressel & Kister, an outstanding large and very rare half-doll with intriguing theme and meticulous detail.

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German Porcelain Half-Doll "Lady Admiring Ring" Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik 1100/1400

German Porcelain Half-Doll "Lady Admiring Ring" Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik 1100/1400

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 325)      

6" (15 cm.) h. 7"w. Waist-up porcelain nude lady in dramatic pose, her head sharply turned sideways and down as she extends her right arm to gaze at her engagement ring, ...moreher left arm bent at the elbow and held to her flowered pink hat, with dramatic brown coiffure featuring long flowing curls onto her shoulders. Excellent condition. Bearing blue crown stamp of Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik. Germany, circa 1915, the outstanding large half-doll features such details as richly-painted bracelet, brown streamers at the back of hat, separately-sculpted fingers, superb painting of facial features, and rare coiffure.

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German Half-Doll "Aristocratic Lady with Brown Hair" Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik 300/500

German Half-Doll "Aristocratic Lady with Brown Hair" Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik 300/500

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 325)      

5 1/2" (14 cm.) Waist-up porcelain nude lady, her head tilted slightly to the side and arms bent at elbow and held modestly in front of bosom, with semi-folded fingers, w...moreith deeply-defined sculpted brown hair having shaded details, rolled curls at the sides, and a long looped curl at the back, brown eyes. Excellent condition. Bearing blue crown stamp of Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik. Germany, circa 1915.

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German Porcelain Figurine Depicting a Barefoot Lady Feeding Birds 300/500

German Porcelain Figurine Depicting a Barefoot Lady Feeding Birds 300/500

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 325)      

10" (25 cm.) Posed upon a porcelain base is a brown-haired woman, her left arm held up to protect her face, and her right arm clasping a basket of meal. Posed about her o...moren the the ground, at the basket and on her head are fifteen porcelain birds. The woman has well-detailed costume with rich draping and painted fabric patterns. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1900.

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German Porcelain Figurine of Seated Lady with Falcon Medieval Series of Dressel & Kister 1100/1500

German Porcelain Figurine of Seated Lady with Falcon Medieval Series of Dressel & Kister 1100/1500

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9 1/2" (24 cm.) Posed on porcelain base is a woman seated in porcelain chair, her arms extended and a porcelain falcon perched on her arm. The lady has flowing brown hair...more beneath a high purple hennin worn over a long white wimple which wraps around her left arm; her costume comprising a teal tunic with fleur-de-lis designs over an ermine robe, ermine collar, elaborate gold collar. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, from the Medieval Series of the Dressel & Kister Co. The figurine was made in several variations including #27 of this catalog which is a half-doll with separate chair, and without the flowing wimple of this model.

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