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Vive la France! Wonderful French Dolls, along with accessories and related French playthings. (onsite, absentee, telephone & internet bids) Location: Theriault’s headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland.

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16" French Bisque "Smiling Poupee", "E", Deposed Model by Leon Casimir Bru, $2500/3500

16" French Bisque "Smiling Poupee", "E", Deposed Model by Leon Casimir Bru, $2500/3500

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Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brushstroked brows, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, original poupee body with square cut collarette, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Generally excellent, very sturdy body with slight wear on two fingers. Marks: E. Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1870, his deposed model known as "smiling Bru", with distinctive facial model, the poupee has very beautiful bisque, original distinctive body....more

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19" French bisque bebe with rare double row of teeth, by Gaultier Freres. $2200/2800

19" French bisque bebe with rare double row of teeth, by Gaultier Freres. $2200/2800

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 60)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner and lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, shaded and outlined lips, two rows of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette human hair hand-tied wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Marks: 8 F.G (in scroll). Generally excellent, retouch to body. Gaultier Freres, circa 1888, beautiful eyes and rare double row of teeth, charming antique costume....more

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Fourteen Pairs of Petite (1" - 1 3/4") Antique Doll Shoes.  300/500

Fourteen Pairs of Petite (1" - 1 3/4") Antique Doll Shoes. 300/500

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 60)

In various styles and colors, including a pair of 1" (extremely worn) Bru shoes (one sole missing, the other signed Bru Jne Paris). Fair to excellent condition. Late 19th century....more

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20" French bisque bebe, Figure A, by Jules Steiner with original signed body. $2800/4200

20" French bisque bebe, Figure A, by Jules Steiner with original signed body. $2800/4200

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 60)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted facial features, closed mouth with very full lips, impressed dimples at lip corners and philtrum, pierced ears, brunette human hair hand-tied wig, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: Steiner Paris Fre A 13 (head) Le Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner (body). Jules Steiner, circa 1888, beautiful shy-faced bebe with luminous bisque, original body finish, antique costume....more

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5" French all-bisque mignonette with rare peach ankle boots. $500/750

5" French all-bisque mignonette with rare peach ankle boots. $500/750

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 60)

Bisque swivel head on elongated slender bisque torso, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed bisque arms and legs, painted white stockings with blue rims and peach ankle boots with tiny heels. Generally excellent, French, 1882....more

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Six very fine silk dresses for petite French bebes, along with various bonnets. $500/900

Six very fine silk dresses for petite French bebes, along with various bonnets. $500/900

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 60)

Suitable for 14" dolls. Of fine vintage fabrics and trim, with authentic details of construction, age uncertain. Including four silk dresses and one pink cotton dress suitable for 14" dolls, grey silk/velvet dress and matching bonnet for 12" doll, and four various antique bonnets. Generally excellent....more

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24" French bisque closed mouth bebe, size 11, by Emile Jumeau, original signed body. $2800/4200

24" French bisque closed mouth bebe, size 11, by Emile Jumeau, original signed body. $2800/4200

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 60)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, silk dress, bonnet, undergarments, shoes ad socks. Generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 11 (and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Emile Jumeau, circa 1888, beautiful creamy bisque, original body and body finish....more

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18" h. (opened) French toy "Loterie" with roulette wheel and wonderful prizes. $600/900

18" h. (opened) French toy "Loterie" with roulette wheel and wonderful prizes. $600/900

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 60)

13" x 11". The wooden box with decorative papers hinges open to reveal an elaborately-fitted carnival "Loterie" stall, with mirrored back, wooden roulette wheel, fitted niches with little toy prizes and novelties. Excellent condition. French, the toy was presented in Parisian Etrennes holiday catalogs, circa 1890....more

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15" French bisque bebe by Gaultier with rare Gesland body and beautiful dress. $2500/3200

15" French bisque bebe by Gaultier with rare Gesland body and beautiful dress. $2500/3200

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 60)

"14"" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, pale complexion, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted facial features, closed mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, composition shoulder plate, padded armature Gesland body, composition lower arms and legs, wearing beautiful magenta silk antique dress with lace panels, undergarments, bonnet, shoes, stockings. Marks: 4 F.G. (scroll). Excellent condition. Gaultier Freres, circa 1885 on original rare body patented by Pannier and created by Gesland....more

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31" French Bisque Bebe Jumeau, Size 14, in Original Box. $1200/1600

31" French Bisque Bebe Jumeau, Size 14, in Original Box. $1200/1600

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 60)

31" (79 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, dimpled chin and philtrum, pierced ears, brunette human hair hand-tied wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Generally excellent. Marks: Tete Jumeau (red stamp) 14 (incised) Bebe Jumeau (paper label on torso). Jumeau, circa 1895, the doll has original wig, pate, body, body finish, muslin chemise and is preserved in its original labeled box....more

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8 1/2" French paper mache poupee with original gown. $500/800

8 1/2" French paper mache poupee with original gown. $500/800

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 60)

Solid domed paper mache shoulder head with painted black pate, painted blue eyes aquiline nose, painted features, closed mouth, slender kid body with wooden lower arms and legs. Generally excellent. For the French market circa 1850, the doll wears original blue woolen dress, undergarments....more

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Beautiful 13" French Bisque Bebe Jumeau, Rare Incised Depose Model. $3000/3800

Beautiful 13" French Bisque Bebe Jumeau, Rare Incised Depose Model. $3000/3800

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 60)

"Bisque socket head, small blue glass paperweight inset eyes, delicately-painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wearing beautiful antique blue dress with lace trim, undergarments, stockings, cream kid shoes, and woven bonnet. Marks: Depose Jumeau 8 (incised) (and artist check marks) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Emile Jumeau, circa 1883, the model was made for only one year, is very rare, and equally beautiful, with especially gorgeous eyes....more

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Four vintage woven straw doll bonnets. $200/400

Four vintage woven straw doll bonnets. $200/400

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 60)

Suitable for dolls 20"-24". In various styles and with rich decorations, Vintage. Very good to excellent....more

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Lot of small mohair wigs, some antique. $200/400

Lot of small mohair wigs, some antique. $200/400

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 60)

Lot of small mohair wigs, some antique....more

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14" French bisque poupee, size 1, Barrois, original signature, beautiful pale complexion. $2200/2600

14" French bisque poupee, size 1, Barrois, original signature, beautiful pale complexion. $2200/2600

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 60)

Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, painted facial features, closed mouth, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, wearing ice blue silk gown, undergarments, lace cap, leather boots. Marks: E Depose 1 B (shoulderplate) (illegible stamp on front torso). Generally excellent. Barrois, circa 1865....more

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17" French bisque bebe "Dep" for Jumeau, Size 7, with original body. $800/1200

17" French bisque bebe "Dep" for Jumeau, Size 7, with original body. $800/1200

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 60)

Bisque socket head, blue glass eyes, mohair lashes, painted features, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Generally excellent. Marks: Dep 7. Jumeau/SFBJ, circa 1900, the doll has original body and body finish, original wig and lashes, beautiful antique costume....more

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25" French bisque brown-eyed portrait bebe by Emile Jumeau, size 12, antique costume. $4500/6500

25" French bisque brown-eyed portrait bebe by Emile Jumeau, size 12, antique costume. $4500/6500

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 60)

Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and chin, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde human hair over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, pretty antique costume. Generally excellent, small pin flake on right cheek, light nose rub, body repainted. Marks: 12 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Emile Jumeau, circa 1880....more

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French child's sewing ensemble with needlework and accessories in original box. $400/500

French child's sewing ensemble with needlework and accessories in original box. $400/500

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 60)

12" x 8". The paper-decorated wooden box hinges open and has pull-out lower drawer, fitted with generous supplies of needlework supplies, samplers, wooden tapestry frame, scissors and other tools, designed to encourage children to learn needlework skills. Very good condition, still presented in original presentation box. Circa 1890....more

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15" French bisque bebe Bru, Girard epoch, with closed mouth and very dear expression. $2800/3500

15" French bisque bebe Bru, Girard epoch, with closed mouth and very dear expression. $2800/3500

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 60)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with impressed laughter crinkles at lip corners and philtrum, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition with jointing at shoulders and hips, nicely costumed. Marks: Bru Jne R 5. Generally excellent. Bru, Girard epoch, circa 1892, especially beautiful large eyes and piquant smile....more

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8" Tiny French bisque bebe, Figure A, Size 1, by Jules Steiner. $1200/1500

8" Tiny French bisque bebe, Figure A, Size 1, by Jules Steiner. $1200/1500

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 60)

Bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, five-piece paper mache body. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris A 1 (head) Le Petit Parisien (body). Generally excellent, original body and body finish. Jules Steiner, circa 1890, most endearing petite size with especially beautiful bisque, original body and body finish, coral necklace, earrings, pretty costume....more

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32" French bisque bebe by Emile Jumeau in rare grand size 15. $1800/2300

32" French bisque bebe by Emile Jumeau in rare grand size 15. $1800/2300

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 60)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, thick brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, open mouth, shaded lips, six porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique costume. Marks: 15. Generally excellent. Jumeau, circa 1895....more

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Large lot of antique doll whitewear undergarments. $200/400

Large lot of antique doll whitewear undergarments. $200/400

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 60)

Large lot of antique doll whitewear undergarments....more

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Lot of miniature costumes for mignonettes. $200/300

Lot of miniature costumes for mignonettes. $200/300

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 60)

Lot of miniature costumes for mignonettes....more

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17" French bisque bebe by Emile Jumeau with rare "D' marking, closed mouth. $3000/4000

17" French bisque bebe by Emile Jumeau with rare "D' marking, closed mouth. $3000/4000

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 60)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, auburn human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, lovely lace and rose cotton dress, undergarments, shoes and socks. Marks: D (and artist checkmarks on head) 6. Generally excellent, original body and body finish excepting touch-up on a few fingers. Emile Jumeau, circa 1886....more

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15" French brown-complexioned bisque doll by SFBJ in lovely costume. $400/600

15" French brown-complexioned bisque doll by SFBJ in lovely costume. $400/600

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 60)

Brown-complexioned bisque socket head with luminous complexion, dark glass inset eyes, painted facial features, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black fleecy hair, French brown composition and wooden fully-jointed body, pretty peach silk and lace dress and bonnet, undergarments, socks and shoes. Marks: SFBJ 60 Paris 4/0. Generally excellent, some body retouch. SFBJ, circa 1915....more

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