The Doll Collection of Huguette Clark

The Doll Collection of Huguette Clark

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The Doll Collection of Huguette Clark

The Doll Collection of Huguette Clark

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The collection comprises extraordinary dolls and automata from the French golden age of 1860-1890, as well as selections of sought-after early Japanese cultural dolls and architectural miniatures. 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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French Bisque Bebe E.J. Emile Jumeau, Original Couturier Costume by Ernestine Jumeau 4500/6500

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 418)      

15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mou...moreth with shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E. 6 J. (head and artist signatures) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1883. Value Points: beautiful expression with richly-threaded eyes, original body and body finish, wearing original burgundy silk dress with patterned ivory silk trim, lace and tassels, pleated balayeuse under ruffle, designed in the workshops of Ernestine Jumeau, along with antique black leather shoes with silk rosettes.

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Petite French Bisque Bebe, Figure A, by Jules Steiner as Marquis 2200/2800

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12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, blonde lambswool wig over Steiner pate, French composition ful...morely-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Fre A 5 (head) Le Petite Parisien (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1889. Value Points: choice bisque, original body and body finish, on the dear petite Marquis, in original elaborate silk costume with brocade jacket and tripod hat.

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Splendid French Musical Automaton "Elegant Lady Reclining on Recamier" Lambert 22,000/34,000

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 418)      

23" (58 cm.) l. x 19"h. seated upright. Bisque portrait-faced lady is posed in an imperial manner upon a velvet-covered wooden-framed recamier with ball and fringe edging...more and embroidered velvet pillow. She has brown glass paperweight eyes, closed mouth, finely-painted facial details, brunette mohair wig in upswept coiffure, shapely elongated carton torso and slender legs daintily crossed at the ankles, and is wearing a finely woven silk and lace gown with low neckline designed to emphasize her separately-modeled shapely bisque bosom; the gown is decorated with appliqued pearls which match her pearl necklace and velvet-flowered and pearl hair ornament, and she has golden velvet slippers and holds a gilt handled fan with exquisite hand-painted scene and a gilt lorgnette. Condition: generally excellent, music and movement function well. Marks: L.B. (key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1885, with bisque portrait head by Jumeau, the rare automaton is accentuated by three brass cams plus two steel stud-cams within the clockwork mechanism. When wound, music plays, and a series of realistic actions occur. Luxuriating on her recamier, the elegant lady, seeming to greet guests, turns and nods her head in a graceful circular movement, appearing to arise, while alternately fanning herself with her left hand, and gazing imperiously through the lorgnette held in her right hand. She pauses, and then reclines again, evidently having satisfied the social demands of her high station. Value Points: its larger size and intricate movements and artistic presentation of the model indicate its luxury creation, as does the rare portrait Jumeau head and exquisite original costume, recamier and accessories. Few other models are known to exist.

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French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bebe E.J., Emile Jumeau in Exclusive Christian Dior Costume 8000/11,000

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 418)      

24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, strong dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, ...moreclosed mouth, shaded and accented lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, ash-blonde curly hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E. 12 J (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his registered bebe model bearing his initials E.J., circa 1884. Value Points: finest bisque, painting, original body and body finish, wearing four piece silk Petit Prince costume, especially commissioned from the Parisian atelier of Christian Dior, comprising jacket, brocade vest with gilt buttons, silk pants, white shirt, and with additional jacket having pattern to match the vest and custom leather boots marked "12 E.Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris". The jackets each bear the cloth label of Christian Dior. Included are three original hand-written letters from M. Gervais of Christian Dior to "Chere Madame", dated from April 1959 until May 1962, detailing the project such as the unsuccessful visit to an antiquarian to find the desired antique fabric, the naming of the costume as "Petit Prince", the acknowledgement that a second jacket in the same fabric as the vest, was desired, and finally the "infiniment plaisir" that Madame loved the costume.

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French Bisque Blue-Eyed Bebe E.J., Emile Jumeau in Exclusive Christian Dior Costume 7000/9000

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 418)      

26" (66 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked brows, smoky eyeshadow, shaded nostrils, clos...moreed mouth with richly-painted lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, wheat-blonde hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E. 12 J. (head, and artist marks) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: especially beautiful eyes complement the choice bisque and rich painting, original body and body finish, wearing ivory and rose silk brocade Marquis-style costume, especially commissioned by Huguette Clark, from the Christian Dior atelier, comprising jacket with silk covered buttons, vest with gilt buttons, pants, and white cotton shirt, and with original shoes signed "12 Bebe Jumeau Paris". The jacket bears the silk label of Christian Dior, was made by request for Mrs. Clark, so delighted had she been with the first "Petit Prince" costume.

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French Bisque "Bebe Phonographe" by Emile Jumeau as "Cantatrice" Dior Costume 7000/9000

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 418)      

24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head with delicate complexion, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, op...moreen mouth, shaded lips, six tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, original blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with internal phonograph mechanism which operates by keywind mechanism at the back torso, and with speaker plate at the front torso. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 11. Comments: Emile Jumeau, the Bebe Phonographe, introduced in 1892 with internal phonograph mechanism and cylinder recordings by Lioret; when wound the bebe sings or recites. Value Points: beautiful bisque and painting, the bebe is wearing blue silk Dior gown with woven silver metallic borders and fine lace trim over matching cotton gown, both pieces designed to open at the front for ease of access in changing the recordings, and has ivory satin slippers with Jumeau signature; the bebe appropriately holds the recording "La Reve de L'Enfant". The costume bears the cloth label of the Parisian couturier, Christian Dior.

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Tiny French Bisque Premiere Bebe by Emile Jumeau with Rare Smiling Expression 4500/6500

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 418)      

9" (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass eyes with darker blue outer rims, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with uptu...morerned corners in piquant smile, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: very rare early model with most endearing shy smile, choice bisque, original body in very fine original condition.

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French Bisque Bebe Triste by Emile Jumeau, Size 14, Signed Shoes, with Provenance 12,000/15,000

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 418)      

29" (74 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, pained lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and o...moreutlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with very plump limbs, straight wrists, lovely antique costume of bronze silk and blue velvet, bonnet with silk ball fringe edging, undergarments, stockings, leather shoes signed "Paris Bebe 14". Condition: generally excellent. Marks: N (tiny incised letter at crown rim) 14 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880, the model sculpted by Carrier-Belleuse for Jumeau, known as Bebe Triste for its sad wistful expression, the incised "N" is unusual and curious, possibly indicating "nouveau" for initial offerings of the model. Value Points: outstanding example of the sought-after model with splendid eyes, very deep sculpting of features, choice bisque, original body and body finish. The doll was acquired by Huguette Clark in 1986 at Theriault's auction of the Helen Jo Payne collection where it had resided for many years. The actual doll is shown on page 88 of The Jumeau Book, by Theimer/Theriault and is featured on the cover of Theriault's 2020 50th Anniversary calendar.

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French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau in All-Original Outstanding Japanese Costume 5000/7000

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 418)      

20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, smoky-rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, ...moreslightly-parted outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black human hair in elaborate upswept coiffure under original headdress, cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8. Comments: Jumeau, circa 1900. Value Points: superb state of preservation of the all-original doll, likely inspired by the Japonisme movement of the early 1900s in Paris, the bebe wears royal purple robe with three-layered sleeves embellished by embroidered butterflies and flowers over rich pink silk skirt and golden silk pants, each with braid trim, along with elaborate headdress with beaded fringe and silk floral and butterfly mounts, and with stacked heel slippers.

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French Automaton "Chinese Lady with Fan" by Leopold Lambert in Superb Costume 15,000/19,000

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 418)      

23" (58 cm.) Standing upon a burgundy velvet covered base is a bisque Chinese woman with gleaming amber-tinted complexion, brown glass eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked ...moreblack brows with feathered details, accented nostrils, slightly-parted lips, row of porcelain upper teeth, black mohair wig in upswept manner, tall slender carton body and legs, wire upper arms, amber-tinted bisque lower arms and slender fingers. Condition generally excellent. Marks: 4 (head) L.B. (key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1885, when wound, music plays and the elegant lady nods her head in a circular movement while faning herself. Value Points: rare variation of their Chinese Tea Server automaton, this present example being larger, having open mouth, variant activity, and luxurious costume and accessories, possibly an Exhibition model as only one other example is known to exist.

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French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bebe Triste by Emile Jumeau, 10, Lettered Jumeau Shoes 8000/11,000

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 418)      

22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber-brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accen...moreted eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, dimpled chin and philtrum, separately-modeled pierced ears, original blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish with few rubs at joints. Marks: 10 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his distinctive portrait bebe known as "triste" in reference to wistful expression, circa 1884. Value Points: beautiful brown-eyed bebe is wearing lovely antique costume comprising lace/silk dress with burgundy bows, lace frou-frou bonnet, undergarments, socks, and cream kidskin shoes signed with gilt lettering "E. Jumeau Med d'Or Paris Depose" and size "10".

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Swiss Mechanical Bird by Reuge 700/900

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 418)      

11" (28 cm.) The gilded metal cage with pressed garland designs and velvet floor encloses a leaf trimmed bird stand upon which is perched a red feathered bird. When wound...more, the bird flits from side to side and waves feathers. Swiss, Reuge, mid-1900s.

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French Bisque Blue-Eyed Bebe Triste in Marquis Costume by Emile Jumeau, Size 9 11,000/15,000

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 418)      

20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted dark lashes, smoky-rose eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, a...moreccented eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, dimpled chin and philtrum, separately-modeled pierced ears, ash-blonde caracul wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his signature model known as Bebe Triste, circa 1882, the rare smallest size. Value Points: wonderful expression enhanced by finest artistic painting, original body and body finish, wearing superb ivory satin Marquis costume with embroidered details, metallic fringe, gilt buttons, tricorn hat, signed Jumeau shoes.

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French Musical Automaton "Shepherdess with Surprise Lamb" by Jean Roullet 12,000/18,000

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 418)      

24" (61 cm.) Posed standing upon a velvet-covered platform is a bisque head portrait lady doll, brown glass paperweight eyes, rich dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, fe...moreathered brows, closed mouth, original blonde mohair wig, separate bisque shoulder plate, carton torso and shapely legs, bisque forearms and hands, wearing bronze green satin shepherdess gown with tiered lace sleeves. Appearing to be held in her right hand is a woven lidded basket decorated with colorful flowers, in which is hidden a little lamb; the basket is actually attached to her torso by hidden metal rods. When wound, music plays and her head turns as though gazing into the distance at her flock of sheep and she lifts the bouquet of flowers she holds in her left hand. Meanwhile the lid of her basket lifts, as though the baby lamb is just awakening. The lamb's head peeks out, turns side-to-side, and his mouth opens and closes, the shepherdess turns and nods tenderly to the baby lamb, which bleats and tucks back into the basket. The lid closes. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism and music function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 9 (head). Comments: Jean Roullet, Paris, circa 1880, with commissioned bisque portrait head from Emile Jumeau. The automaton appeared in an early Roullet catalog named "Bergere Watteau" in homage to the French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau whose early 18th-century romantic paintings had idealized the French countryside. Value Points: splendid presentation of the idealized romantic scene is accentuated by her exquisite bisque portrait face, and intricate movements, of which there are seven.

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French Bisque Bebe Jumeau, Depose Model,Couturier Costume, Jumeau Shoes, Armband 5500/7500

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 418)      

14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight eyes, dark eyeliner, painted long lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined l...moreips, pierced ears, original Jumeau blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Jumeau 5 (incised) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1882, the model was made for one or two years only, and is notable for its shy-faced demeanor. Value Points: beautiful bisque and painting, original wig, pate, body, body finish, and wearing original silk couturier dress from the atelier of Ernestine Jumeau with gilt lettered armband "Bebe Jumeau", brown leather shoes with burgundy tassels having gilt lettering "Bebe Jumeau Med d'Or Paris Depose" and incised "5", original Jumeau earrings.

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Very Beautiful French Bisque Bebe Jumeau in Original Burgundy Silk Costume and Bonnet 4500/6500

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 418)      

20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth w...moreith outlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears, original blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 8 (head, and artist checkmarks). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1886. Value Points: early presentation of the tete model has superb gleaming complexion which enhances the deeply-modeled features, rare applied ears on this model for this size, original body and body finish, wearing original burgundy silk dress with lace overskirt, matching undergarments, burgundy socks, black leather shoes with brown rosettes, and lavish woven bonnet with burgundy trim and feathers.

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French Bisque Art Character, 225, Jumeau, Couturier Costume, Parasol, Original Box 25,000/35,000

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 418)      

26" (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with perfectly oval face of older child, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, dark rose-blushed eyeshad...moreow, brushstroked widely-arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, Jumeau blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 225 Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 12 (head) Bebe Jumeau Diplome d'Honneur (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1892, from his "Series Fantastique", this was the final model made in that series; a similar Jumeau bebe appeared shortly thereafter, marketed as Bebe Francais. Few examples of the marked 225 model are known to exist. Value Points: extremely rare doll, in pristine unplayed with condition, superb gleaming bisque, original body and body finish, original Jumeau rose silk dress with lace trim, pleated balayeuse, matching bonnet, Jumeau earrings, undergarments, stockings, rose kidskin shoes impressed "12 E. Jumeau Med d'Or Paris", wooden handled rose silk parasol, and preserved in original box with unique color-tinted label.

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All-Original French Automaton "Crying Child with Polichinelle", Lambert, 211, Jumeau 8000/15,000

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 418)      

20" (51 cm.) Standing upon a green velvet covered base with ball fringe is a bisque head child with highly-characterized face depicting a crying child with narrow squinti...moreng inset glass eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, teardrop, shaded nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though wide open in crying expression, modeled tongue and teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, wearing rose silk party dress with lace and sequin trim, lime-green silk ribbons, and rose silk shoes with little bows. In her left hand she holds a hankie, while dangling from her right hand is her Polichinelle doll in classic costume. When wound, music plays, and she alternately lifts her left arm as though to dab the tears in her eyes, and then tries to lift her fallen Polichinelle, her head turning side to side and nodding. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 211 Depose Tete Jumeau 4 (doll) L.B. (key). Comments: Leopold Lambert, with specially commissioned bisque head from Jumeau's Series Fantastique, circa 1890. Value Points: the rarity of the luxury automaton, which functions beautifully and with strong music is further enhanced by superb state of preservation, luxurious original costume, wig and accessories, delightful modeling with choice bisque and painting.

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Splendid French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bebe E.J. by Emile Jumeau in Couturier Silk Costume 5500/7500

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 418)      

24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head with gleaming complexion, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, mauve- blushed eyeshadow, ...morebrushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, shaded lips, impressed chin and philtrum dimples, separately-modeled pierced ears, original Jumeau blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent.. Marks: Depose E 11 J. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1883. Value Points: deeply-defined features enhanced by gleaming complexion, original elongated wig, original body and body finish, original rose silk dress with unusual Belgian lace and green velvet trim, matching silk bonnet, undergarments, socks, cream kidskin shoes marked "Paris". Jumeau earrings.

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Very Rare and Stunningly Beautiful Petite French Bisque Bebe A.T. by Andre Thuillier 8000/11,000

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 418)      

9" (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corner...mores, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair waist-length wig, cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, dainty antique costume, undergarments, socks, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 1 T (head) T.D. (in shield, on derriere). Comments: Andre Thuillier, circa 1882. Value Points: especially beautiful face on the rare petite bebe, enhanced by finest quality bisque and painting, luxurious original wig.

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Beautiful French Bisque Bebe A.T. by Andre Thuillier in Lovely Antique Costume 11,000/16,000

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 418)      

15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and e...moreye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 6 T. Comments: Andre Thuillier, circa 1885. Value Points: superb example of the rare bebe with choicest bisque and painting, dramatic eyes, original wig, body, body finish, and very fine antique lace dress with silk ribbons, undergarments, leather shoes incised with greyhound symbol and Depose, velvet-edged woven bonnet.

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Six Reference Books of Dolls from the Huguette Clark Library 100/200

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 418)      

Including Dolls, by Esther Singleton, Hobby House Press, 1962 (from original 1927 copyright); Dolls of Three Centuries by Eleanor St. George, Scribner, 1951; The Collecto...morer's History of Dolls by Constance Eileen King, Bonanza, 1977; European and American Dolls by Gwen White, Putnam, 1966; The Doll by Carl Fox, Harry Abrams Publishers, 1977; and The Jumeau Book by Francois Theimer and Florence Theriault, Gold Horse Publishing, 1994.

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French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau as Marquis 3500/5500

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 418)      

22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils, closed m...moreouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden lady body with tapered waist to accentuate the tight fit of the velvet Marquis costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 9 (and artist checkmarks) Bebe Jumeau Diplome d'Honneur (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: the handsome lad is costumed as Marquis in burgundy velvet with silk brocade vest, five-tiered lace jabot, tricorn hat, signed Jumeau shoes.

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French Bisque Bebe E.J. Emile Jumeau, Size 4, Antique Costume, Signed Jumeau Shoes 4500/5500

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 418)      

12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted dark lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mout...moreh with richly painted outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E 4 J (head, and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: fine creamy bisque enhanced by fine rich painting of brows and lips, original body and body finish, wearing lovely antique costume comprising burgundy silk dress with lace trim and pleated balayeuse underskirt, matching bonnet with upturned brim, undergarments, maroon Jumeau socks, leather shoes signed "4 E.Jumeau Med d'Or Paris Depose".

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French Musical Automaton "Little Girl with Butterfly Net" by Leopold Lambert 6000/8500

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 418)      

22" (56 cm.) Standing upon a green velvet covered base is a bisque head girl with blue glass paperweight eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked br...moreows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, wearing original silk dress with matching bonnet, holding butterfly net in her right hand, and silk parasol in her left hand which is adorned with silk flowers and from which a butterfly is flitting. When wound, music plays, she turns her head side to side, and tries to catch the butterfly in her net. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 4 (head) L.B. (key) (original music label on underside). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1888. Value Points: rare automaton with especially beautiful face and delightful action.

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