The Doll as Theatre, Session One

The Doll as Theatre, Session One

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The Doll as Theatre, Session One

The Doll as Theatre, Session One

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The Doll as Theatre, Session One. Hanne Büktas began the pursuit of Continental dolls including Grodnertal, Genovese and Neapolitans, and, as was the case with her poupée collection, the pursuit encompassed each aspect of that collecting niche, including furnishings, accessories, animals, and other accoutrements. This is her final remaining collection, her favorite, and it will be presented in a special one-day event December 5, 2020 and a 2nd part March 2021. To order catalogs visit http://www.theriaults.com/catalogs/ for more auction information call 410-224-3655 or email info@theriaults.com.

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Important Neapolitan Asian Man with Dramatic Expression Attributed to Giovan Polidoro 4500/6500

Lot # 26 (Sale Order: 26 of 318)      

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of strongly-featured man with rich complexion, his head turned to the side, bald pate with shaded hair shadow and sculpt...moreed center crown tuft which extends at the back to his nape, highly-defined ears, enamel eyes, deeply-incised facial wrinkles, curved sculpting of brows, well-sculpted very thick moustache, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing original costume of striped homespun shirt and matching blanket, striped cotton breeches, silver necklace, and carrying woven basket with leather straps. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to Giovan Battista Polidoro, an identical attributed figure appeared in the famous Catello Collection. The rare model has exemplary sculpting, portrayal, and wonderfully-preserved state.

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Neapolitan Lady of the Court in Elaborate Silk Costume 1200/1500

Lot # 27 (Sale Order: 27 of 318)      

17" (43 cm.) Polychromed earthenware shoulderhead with heart-shaped face and elongated throat, brown sculpted hair waved loosely from face into ribbon-entwined chignon at...more her crown and little curls at her nape, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing silk court costume with elaborate detail of metallic trim, lace, fringe and beading, and holding a small box with gold painted dog. Excellent condition, early retouch of painted finish on forehead and hair. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.

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Early Carved Wooden Chair with Gold Leaf Finish 400/500

Lot # 28 (Sale Order: 28 of 318)      

15" (38 cm.) The carved wooden arm chair with high arched back has elaborate carving and is finished in rich gold leaf, with velvet upholstery. Excellent condition. Conti...morenental, late 1700s.

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Neapolitan Baby with Long Flowing Curls 900/1200

Lot # 29 (Sale Order: 29 of 318)      

5" (13 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta one-piece baby with extended arms and crossed ankles is sculpted with long flowing blonde curls, enamel eyes, open mouth with tiny tee...moreth and tongue tip, body details, incised hole at crown with inserted metallic flower, white baby gown included. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding sculpting of the tiny model enhanced by artistic painting and blushing accents.

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Neapolitan Merchant with Very Expressive Features Carrying Wooden Chest 1400/1600

Lot # 30 (Sale Order: 30 of 318)      

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead tilted to the side in a beseeching manner, sculpted black hair in casual brushed curls, enamel eyes, impressed facial wr...moreinkles, strong nose, smiling expression with row of painted teeth, sculpted bushy moustache, painted sideburns, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted wrinkled aqua leggings, brown shoes with black bows, fingers posed as though presenting a treasure, wearing original red silk costume with gilt trim, and carrying carved wooden treasure chest with painted gilt trim. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare model with very demonstrative expression enhanced by artistic painting.

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Neapolitan Smiling Lady with Gentle Demeanor 2200/2800

Lot # 31 (Sale Order: 31 of 318)      

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned slightly to the side, brown sculpted hair with tendrils of curls around the forehead and in front of sculpted ear...mores, waved loosely back into a formed chignon captured under a fitted gold metallic cap, heavy-lidded enamel eyes, closed mouth with slightly-upturned lip corners forming a gentle smile, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, green painted stockings, black heeled shoes with red bows, wearing original elaborate silk and velvet costume with rich braid and embroidery. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, superb state of preservation and unique portrait-like expression.

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Early Wooden Cabinet with Early Paper Lining 600/900

Lot # 31.1 (Sale Order: 32 of 318)      

9" (23 cm.) x 8" x 4"d. The wooden cabinet has original patinated green/brown finish, paneled sides and two drawers, the upper compartment is a faux-drawer which hinges o...morepen to form into a blanket chest and which is lined with original hand-painted papers including urn and garland design on inside lid. Excellent condition. Late 1700s.

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Petite Neapolitan Lady of the Court with Sculpted Gold Diadem and Silver Coffer 1200/1500

Lot # 32 (Sale Order: 33 of 318)      

9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with brown sculpted hair drawn loosely back, captured under a painted green snood and crowned with a carved wooden diadem...more, enamel eyes, aquiline nose, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, wearing original silk burgundy gown with metallic trim, and carrying silver basket and silver coffer with hinged lid. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, rare sculpted snood and diadem.

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Outstanding Neapolitan as Ottoman Sultan in Luxury Costume 1500/1700

Lot # 33 (Sale Order: 34 of 318)      

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, brown sculpted hair in long thick flowing hair drawn from face into curls at nape, brown sculpted short beard and thin ...moremoustache, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, carved stocking trim, wearing original luxury magenta silk costume comprising vest that is heavily encrusted with metallic embroidery and accented with faux emeralds and rubies, sash with lappets, matching long-tail jacket and fringed ivory silk faille lined floor-length cape, elaborate wrapped turban with large ruby medallion. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very fine sculpting especially for small model, outstanding costume.

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Early Faience Sedan Chair with Rosewood Door 1700/2500

Lot # 34 (Sale Order: 35 of 318)      

12" (30 cm.) Of fine softpaste faience with white background that is decorated with scrolled garlands which encircle colorful flowers and countryside scenes, with matchin...moreg finish on the interior and with rare rosewood door accented with tiny gold bead borders. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.

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Neapolitan Principessa with Superb Original Costume and Coiffe 2800/3800

Lot # 35 (Sale Order: 36 of 318)      

21" (53 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with regal expression, brown sculpted hair in long flowing curls, brown enamel heavily-lidded eyes, solemn expression, f...moreull throat and chin, sculpted ears, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet with carved sandal base, wearing original ivory satin gown with stitched paper lining, coral silk faille skirt, gold metallic braid trim, gilt metal-braid cap with floor-length cascading metallic thread veil, gold and pearl necklace, mother-of-pearl reticule on silver link chain. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding portraiture is enhanced by meticulously-constructed original regal costume.

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Early Fruitwood Arched Cabinet 300/500

Lot # 36 (Sale Order: 37 of 318)      

5" (13 cm.) The fruitwood hanging cabinet has gracefully arched top, hinged front door, three glass windows, and blue silk faille lined interior. Excellent condition. Con...moretinental, early 1800s.

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Austrian Marble and Bronze Bust of Lady by Peter Tereszczuk 300/500

Lot # 36.1 (Sale Order: 38 of 318)      

4" (10 cm.) Posed upon a square marble base is a bust of woman with carved bone face and hair, her head and shoulders enclosed by cast bronze head scarf. Incised P.Teresz...moreczuk. Excellent condition. Peter Tereszczuk, Austrian, circa 1900.

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Early Continental Fruitwood Cabinet with Marquetry Inlay 800/1200

Lot # 37 (Sale Order: 39 of 318)      

13" (33 cm.) 10"h. The fruitwood three-drawer chest has shaped front above three drawers with curved detail and is accented with rich marquetry inlay designs on top, side...mores and drawer front, ball feet, cast brass knobs, and unusual original marbled paper lining in each drawer. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.

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Neapolitan Angel with Wooden Wings 1800/2500

Lot # 38 (Sale Order: 40 of 318)      

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, brown sculpted curled flowing hair, enamel eyes in downcast pose, defined throat hollow, tow-wrapped posable armature b...moreody, carved wooden lower limbs, bare feet with carved sandal base, detachable carved wooden wings with original painted finish, wearing original ivory satin gown with richly-embroidered gilt metallic accents and silver incense burner on chain. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1800s.

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Outstanding Neapolitan Angel with Carved Wooden Wings Attributed to Ingaldo 1800/2500

Lot # 39 (Sale Order: 41 of 318)      

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side and gazing upward, sculpted brown curly hair, enamel eyes, parted lips with tiny painted teeth and tongue tip...more, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs to above the knees, bare feet, wire-framed gown, attached wooden wings (12" span) having carved detail of feathering, original cream/ochre finish. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, attributed to Nicola Ingaldo, mid/late 1700s, his works were recorded in the inventory of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies.

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Neapolitan Angel with Deeply Carved Wooden Wings 1300/1500

Lot # 40 (Sale Order: 42 of 318)      

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, sculpted brown flowing hair, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs to ab...moreove the knees, bare feet, original patterned costume with silver lace trim, attached wooden wings (9" span) having very deep carving of feathers, original cream/brown/blue finish. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.

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Petite Neapolitan Angel with Carved Wooden Wings 900/1100

Lot # 41 (Sale Order: 43 of 318)      

7" (18 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, sculpted brown short curly hair, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs to...more above the knees, bare feet, original robe with gilt lace trim, attached wooden wings (6" span) with carved detail of feathers having original cream/brown/blue finish. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.

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Neapolitan Oxen with Grand Sculpted Horns 1100/1300

Lot # 42 (Sale Order: 44 of 318)      

10" (25 cm.) l. The standing oxen is posed with well-defined musculature, curled tail, detailed hooves, bead eyes, horns, nostrils, and long curled horns with incised det...moreailing. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.

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Neapolitan Earthenware Cow 1100/1300

Lot # 43 (Sale Order: 45 of 318)      

6" (15 cm.) Polychromed earthenware of reclining cow, its head turned to the side, with sculpted horns and ears, well-defined curled tail, hooves, painted cream and brown...more with defined features of dewlap, eyes, muzzle. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.

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Neapolitan Earthenware Goat and Baby Lamb 500/700

Lot # 44 (Sale Order: 46 of 318)      

3 1/2" (9 cm.) goat. 4 1/2" lamb. Each sculpted of earthenware, including goat with sculpted horns, ears and goatee, well-defined sculpting of hide; and hobbled lamb with...more up-tilted head and carved open mouth. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.

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Neapolitan Standing Donkey 1100/1300

Lot # 45 (Sale Order: 47 of 318)      

8" (20 cm.) Polychromed earthenware donkey with shaded brown/ochre finish has developed musculature, sculpted mane, ears and curled tail, painted eyes. Excellent conditio...moren. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.

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Neapolitan Peasant with Farm Tools 1200/1600

Lot # 46 (Sale Order: 48 of 318)      

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of peasant man with gaunt features, grey sculpted hair brushed to the side, with sideburns, moustache and scraggly beard...more, enamel eyes, pronounced nose, painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing brown homespun costume with laced tunic, breeches, long cape, cap, and carrying wooden farm tools. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.

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Petite Neapolitan lady with Silver Necklace 1200/1800

Lot # 47 (Sale Order: 49 of 318)      

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with modeled bosom, head turned to the side and gazing down, sculpted brown hair with curls framing the face and framed ...moreby a painted maroon hair bow, chignon at crown, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red stockings and brown wooden clogs, wearing original elaborate silk costume with rich embroidery, carrying basket of fruit, and with silver filigree necklace. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, remarkable detail of embroidery on original costume.

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Neapolitan Elderly Lady with Modeled Cap 1800/2500

Lot # 48 (Sale Order: 50 of 318)      

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting an elderly woman with head turned in profile, well-defined details of age lines, sternly-set lips, hollow shou...morelderblades and defined goiter, enamel eyes, painted and modeled grey cap capturing her hair behind her sculpted ears, tow-wrapped posable armature body with carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing original costume with dainty embroidery and silver edged apron, green velvet vest, gold chain necklace. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding detail of sculpted features, very fine costume.

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