"I Only Wanted to Wonder", A Marquis Doll Auction

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Over 500 dolls and two important collections including The Private Collection of Lorna Lieberman, Part I, and including the complete and extensive Private Collection of Petra Aichele of Germany.

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Most Endearing German Bisque Character, Model 700, Attributed to Marseille 1200/1600

Most Endearing German Bisque Character, Model 700, Attributed to Marseille 1200/1600

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 501)

13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, small brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with primly set lips, impressed dimp...moreles at lip corners and chin, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique costume, shoes and socks. Marks: 700 2/0. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: attributed to Marseille, circa 1910. Value Points: few examples of the model are known to exist, this example enhanced with most endearing expression and fine quality of bisque.

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Rare German Bisque Character, "Fany", by Marseille, with Beautiful Costume 2500/3500

Rare German Bisque Character, "Fany", by Marseille, with Beautiful Costume 2500/3500

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 501)

16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and double chin, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, close...mored mouth with wistful expression, accent line between the lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish with very light touch-up on hands. Marks: 231 Fany (script) A 3 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1912, the model was inspired by the 16th century Francois Duquesnoy sculpture of a young child. Value Points: enchanting doll, whose rarity and historical significance are rivaled by finest sculpting and bisque, wearing beautiful antique costume and carrying wooden toy horse.

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German Bisque Art Character, 115, by Kammer and Reinhardt with Rare Sculpted Hair 2500/3500

German Bisque Art Character, 115, by Kammer and Reinhardt with Rare Sculpted Hair 2500/3500

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 501)

14" (36 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head depicting young lad, very plump cheeks, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, one stroke brows, accented nostrils, clos...moreed mouth with very full downcast lips in wistful expression, dimpled double chin, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique boy's costume comprising tweed double-collared coat over shirt, woolen pants, argyle socks, and leather saddle shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R S&H 115. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, the model known as "Phillip", circa 1912, this being the rare sculpted hair model. The art character was inspired by the sculpture of the Dutch 16th century artist, Francois Duquesnoy, whose style was revived and highly popular in the early 1900s; his sculpture of a young boy was the model for K*R 115, for Marseille's Fany, and for the early type 1 model of Kathe Kruse (see also #2 and #4). Value Points: rare model with importance in doll history, and with outstanding detail of modeling, bisque and painting, fine lustrous complexion, original body and body finish.

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Outstanding and All-Original Early German Cloth Character Doll "Ilse" by Kathe Kruse 4000/6500

Outstanding and All-Original Early German Cloth Character Doll "Ilse" by Kathe Kruse 4000/6500

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 501)

16" (41 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted complexion, facial features, and shaded brown hair with swirling forelock curl, shaded green/brown eyes with whit...moree eyedots, black upper eyeliner, brown upper eye shadow, rounded nose with nostril accent dots, closed mouth with pouting expression, stitch-jointing at shoulders, disc-jointed hips of plump legs, separately-stitched thumbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse 68141 (left foot) Made in Germany (right foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse, early Type I model, circa 1925, the model appeared in a mid-1920s catalog named "Ilse", model 106. Value Points: exceptionally fresh condition, with flawless artistic painting, the doll is wearing factory original pinafore dress, blouse and matching cap with extended collar, undergarments, socks and shoes. Included is a photo image of an original Kruse advertisement in which the doll, in this costume, was presented.

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Early Period German Wax-over-Paper Mache Child Doll by Kestner in the French Manner 1200/1500

Early Period German Wax-over-Paper Mache Child Doll by Kestner in the French Manner 1200/1500

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 501)

16" (41 cm.) Solid domed wax-over-paper mache socket head, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, painted lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth with center accent l...moreine, blonde mohair wig, early composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, very light rubs on cheeks. Comments: attributed to Kestner, circa 1875, the model very closely resembles the early paper mache bebe by Schmitt et Fils that preceded their bisque bebe. Value Points: very sweet face and complexion framed by soft curls, original early body, and wearing antique aqua and ivory silk dress in the French manner.

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Splendid German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, Model 103, by Kestner with Extended Wig 2200/2600

Splendid German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, Model 103, by Kestner with Extended Wig 2200/2600

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 501)

29" (74 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with out...morelined lips, impressed dimples at lip corners and philtrum, extended-length brunette mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, light retouch on hands. Marks: 17 103. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: grand doll has beautiful bisque, original early body, and wearing outstanding early costume and very rare and lush waist-length mohair wig.

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Beautiful German Bisque Child, Model 103, by Kestner with Lovely Antique Costume 1200/1600

Beautiful German Bisque Child, Model 103, by Kestner with Lovely Antique Costume 1200/1600

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 501)

30" (76 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, thick brushstroked brows with decorative glaze, shaded nostrils, sli...moreghtly-parted lips with outlined shaded lips, four square cut teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 17 103. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: lovely pale bisque with expressive modeling around the mouth, the doll wears a beautiful antique aqua silk dropped-waist dress, undergarments, kidskin shoes.

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German Bisque Flapper Doll by Kammer and Reinhardt in Original Trunk, Trousseau  1200/1500

German Bisque Flapper Doll by Kammer and Reinhardt in Original Trunk, Trousseau 1200/1500

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 501)

8" (21 cm.) doll. 10" x 11" trunk. Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, single stroke brows, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, blonde mohair wig, co...moremposition five-piece flapper body, painted shoes and socks. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Halbig K*R 21. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1915. Value Points: the silk-dressed little doll is presented in her original trunk along with four additional costume, three bonnets, matching undergarments, lace cap and matching purse.

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All-Original German Bisque Child Doll "Daisy" by Kestner Inspired by  Paper Doll 1100/1500

All-Original German Bisque Child Doll "Daisy" by Kestner Inspired by Paper Doll 1100/1500

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 501)

18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lower lashes, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, soft blonde mohair wig ...moreover plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6 1/2 made in Germany 7 1/2 171 (head) Germany 7 1/2 (body) Kestner Jointed Doll (box label) Crown Doll Kestner (paper label on chemise). Comments: Kestner, circa 1911, the 171 model in this particular size was introduced in the March 15, 1911 issue of Ladies' Home Journal as Daisy, "The Doll That Has Come to Life", inspired by their popular Lettie Lane paper doll. The issue told young girls how they could obtain the doll along with patterns for all of the costumes shown: just obtain three subscriptions for the magazine and send along with $4.50. The promotion was immensely popular, and for many months the doll continued to be offered "in her party clothes", "in her school clothes", "as a bride", and more. Value Points: in pristine unplayed with condition, in original box, with original chemise; included are 1911 Ladies' Home Journal magazines with color illustrations of the doll.

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Rare German Bisque Painted Eye Character by Marseille 1600/2300

Rare German Bisque Painted Eye Character by Marseille 1600/2300

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 501)

16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, intaglio pale blue eyes with large black pupils, black upper eyeliner, short stroke brows, accented nostrils, cl...moreosed mouth with beaded teeth between the outlined lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, mariner costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Made in Germany A 4 M 7. Comments: Marseille, circa 1910, from their rare art character series with intaglio painted eyes. Value Points: wonderfully expressive features on the rare doll with especially fine sculpting around the eyes and mouth.

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German Bisque Art Character, 1263, by Franz Schmidt with Captivating Expression 4500/6500

German Bisque Art Character, 1263, by Franz Schmidt with Captivating Expression 4500/6500

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 501)

12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with highly-defined features, painted small blue eyes with black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, rounded nose, closed mouth with very...more full lips having center accent line, brunette mohair wig with coiled side braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique red cotton dress with pinafore, undergarments, red shoes, socks. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: Deponiert F.S. & Co. 1263/30 Germany. Comments: Franz Schmidt, circa 1910. Value Points: very rare art character with compelling pensive expression achieved by deeply-defined modeling around the eyes and mouth

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Rare Petite German Bisque Glass-Eyed Character, 141, by Hertel and Schwab 1800/2500

Rare Petite German Bisque Glass-Eyed Character, 141, by Hertel and Schwab 1800/2500

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 501)

13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, delicate feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the sh...moreaded and outlined lips, impressed cheek dimples and laughter crinkles at eye corners, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 141 1. Comments: Hertel and Schwab, circa 1912, from their art character series. Value Points: rare model, especially charming in this petite size, with delightfully-defined dimples and laughter lines, fine quality of bisque, original wig, body and body finish.

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Rare German Bisque Glass-eyed Character, 149, by Hertel and Schwab 6500/8500

Rare German Bisque Glass-eyed Character, 149, by Hertel and Schwab 6500/8500

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 501)

19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full o...moreutlined lips, dimpled chin, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 149 5. (head) Germany (body stamp). Comments: Hertel and Schwab, circa 1912. Value Points: the very rare model has gorgeous expression, enhanced by finest bisque and complexion.

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Three German Porcelain Half Dolls with Dresden Flowers by Dressel & Kister 500/800

Three German Porcelain Half Dolls with Dresden Flowers by Dressel & Kister 500/800

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 501)

2" (5 cm.) - 5". Each is waist up figure of adult nude woman with styled sculpted hair in the 18th century style, painted facial features, arms modeled away from body, ea...morech holding a Dresden rose, and each with variation of hair ornamentation including green bonnet or garland of flowers. Each with blue bishop's mark of Dressel and Kister. Excellent condition with few minor typical flakes on Dresden flowers. Germany, Dressel & Kister, circa 1900.

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Three German Porcelain Half Dolls with Arms Modeled Away 500/800

Three German Porcelain Half Dolls with Arms Modeled Away 500/800

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 501)

2" (5 cm.) - 4 1/2". Each is all porcelain figure of adult nude woman with sculpted grey or blonde hair in the 18th century manner, each with arms modeled away from body,...more and one with jointing at the shoulders and having gold beaded headband. Generally excellent. The larger two have blue bishop's mark. Germany Dressel & Kister, circa 1900.

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Fine German Porcelain Lady Doll by KPM with Provenance  3500/4500

Fine German Porcelain Lady Doll by KPM with Provenance 3500/4500

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 501)

20" (51 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of lady with elongated oval face, slender throat, defined bosom, dark brown sculpted hair in center part, waved around the sides of fo...morerehead, covering her ears, and deeply looped into a flat chignon at the back of her head, and with well-defined brushmarks, deeply-set eye sockets, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, aquiline nose softened by tiny turned-up tip, circle accents at nostrils, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body, leather arms with stitched and separated fingers, wearing calico paisley print dress, cotton apron, attached purse, undergarments, red kidskin slippers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (Blue KPM mark inside shoulderplate). Comments: KPM, Berlin, circa 1840, the doll was in the previous collection of Madeline Merrill and featured in her 1985 book, The Art of Dolls, pages 83 and 89. Value Points: stunning doll notable for the deeply-modeled features especially of well-shaped nose and eyes, with maker's mark, original body, and provenance.

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Outstanding 18th Century English Wooden Doll "Nellie" in Grand Size, Provenance 26,000/42,000

Outstanding 18th Century English Wooden Doll "Nellie" in Grand Size, Provenance 26,000/42,000

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 501)

28" (71 cm.) Carved wooden oval-shaped head with elongated throat and torso having shapely bosom and waist, large black enamel eyes, "dot"-fringed lashes, feathered brows...more, accent dots at each eye corner and nostrils, closed mouth with well-defined lips, rosy cheeks, pert little chin, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, cloth upper arms, wooden lower arms with so-called "spatula" hands, dowel-jointing at hips and above the knees, shapely calves. Condition: generally excellent, original finish with very light rub on chin. Comments: English, circa 1770s, the doll was a cherished treasure of the Harris family of the Radford House of Plymstock, England. The Harris family, members of Parliament, of considerable military and political influence, owned the impressive Radford House for more than 500 years, it being notable for secret tunnels in the ground, a richly-paneled banquet hall, and encompassing over 50 rooms. Found tucked in the drawer of an 18th century chest in one of these 50 rooms was this doll, along with the accompanying 18th century German hat box and hat. The doll, named Nellie, was purchased from Radford House by the grandfather of an antique dealer from Newton Abbott named Graham Voadin, and was eventually acquired by a private English collector in whose home it has resided for several decades. For more information about the house see Daphne DuMaurier's novel, The King's General, or visit www.lostheritage.org.uk/houses/lh_devon_radfordhouse.html. Value Points: an extraordinary doll with original finish, grand size, and intriguing provenance, is wearing her original early woven brocade gown, with attached lace-edged apron, coin purse, rare embroidered sewing reticule, undergarments, hand-stitched silk slippers; the metallic decorated cap is preserved in original paper covered box.

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Rare 18th Century Doll-Sized Gentleman's Frock Coat and Vest 1100/1600

Rare 18th Century Doll-Sized Gentleman's Frock Coat and Vest 1100/1600

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 501)

6" shoulders. 13"l. coat. To fit doll about 22"-24". Of rich brown silk satin with canvas lining for shape, the fitted jacket has turn-up cuffs and pleated back tails, do...moreuble-flap faux pockets, and is richly encrusted with gold metallic braid and embroidery; along with bronze green silk satin fitted vest with gold braid edging and flap pockets, and with lace ruffled jabot. Excellent condition, stand is included. Very rare early costume with superb detail. Late 18th century.

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German Paper Mache Lady with Enamel Eyes, Original Costume, Attributed to Muller 1100/1600

German Paper Mache Lady with Enamel Eyes, Original Costume, Attributed to Muller 1100/1600

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 501)

17" (43 cm.) Solid domed paper mache shoulder head with oval face, strong elongated throat, black painted hair drawn smoothly around the face, looped behind her ears and ...moreforming into a two coiled chignons at the back of her head, black enamel eyes, painted lashes, closed mouth, original polished muslin slender body with stitch-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, mitten hands with defined thumbs. Condition: very good/excellent, original finish, tiny nose rub. Comments: Germany, attributed to Johann Friedrich Muller, circa 1850. Value Points: regal presence of the gentle faced lady, with rare sculpted coiffure, original body, and wearing original muslin gown with embroidered center panel and applique paillettes.

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Stately French Paper Mache Bride Original Coiffure and Coiffe, Attributed to Andreas Voit 2200/2800

Stately French Paper Mache Bride Original Coiffure and Coiffe, Attributed to Andreas Voit 2200/2800

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 501)

22" (56 cm.) Solid domed paper mache shoulderhead with oval face, strong elongated throat, black enamel eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, pierced ears, closed mouth ...morewith primly-set lips, brunette human hair wig arranged with wide poufs of curls at each side of face, slender French kid body with shapely waist and defined bosom, gusset-jointing at hips, shapely legs, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: doll is excellent, costume is all original with some fabric frailty of gown. Comments: Andreas Voit, circa 1825, German immigrant to France, created these elegant ladies, considered the premiere French poupee models, with heads commissioned from his native Germany, and with bodies, wigs, and costumes created in his adopted French home. Value Points: the stately presence of the elegant lady is enhanced by her splendid coiffure, and fine original wedding ensemble including undergarments, silk slippers with ankle ties, embroidered tulle fichu, elaborate coiffe and floral bouquet of wax orange blossoms.

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Outstanding French Bisque Poupee by Adelaide Huret with Extensive Trousseau 25,000/35,000

Outstanding French Bisque Poupee by Adelaide Huret with Extensive Trousseau 25,000/35,000

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 501)

16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head with very plump face, on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, painted blue eyes with darker blue iris outlines in deeply set eye sockets, thick...more black upper eyeliner, black down-glancing pupils, all-around painted lashes, arched feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, original blonde mohair wig in ringlet curls, cork pate, on blown leather body in the "mode enfantine" shape, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Poupee Brevete SGDG (stamp on torso). Comments: Adelaide Huret, circa 1867, on early rare Clement body of 1866 which was a durable hollow leather body that exactly copied the shape of the Huret gutta percha body, and was designed to serve that market. Value Points: an outstanding poupee whose rarity and wonderful preservation is enhanced, simply, by her beautiful presence. Included with the doll is an extensive trousseau of seven outstanding antique "mode enfantine" gowns in classic mauve and aqua silk and cottons, along with blue silk jacket, black leather cap with red flannel skirt, green woven day coat, lace cap and woven slippers. This very doll (in alternate dress) is featured in a full page photograph in The Huret Book by Francois and Danielle Theimer, page 181.

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Petite French Bisque Poupee with Brilliant Eyes, Original Costume and Label 2800/3500

Petite French Bisque Poupee with Brilliant Eyes, Original Costume and Label 2800/3500

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 501)

13" (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, pale bisque, large cobalt blue inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, acc...moreented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, upturned lip corners in piquant smile, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, some patches on kid body. Marks: Maison Alice Couturier Paris 8 rue du Dauphin (paper label on body). Comments: circa 1870, the doll was presented at the prestige doll shop, Aux Enfants de France, operated by Alice Couturier. Value Points: beguiling smiling expression and dramatic large eyes, the doll has original boutique label and is wearing original gown, undergarments, leather shoes, jewelry, watch and fob, and very fine bonnet.

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French Miniature Leather Hat Box as Sewing Necessaire 500/750

French Miniature Leather Hat Box as Sewing Necessaire 500/750

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 501)

3 1/2" (9 cm.) h. The firm-sided oval-shaped leather hat box with slant sides is in the shape of a gentleman's hat and has dark brown leather borders and a brass name pla...morete on the handle, with leather strap closure. The hat box opens to a purple velvet interior with purple velvet pincushion on the inside lid, and contains a number of miniature sewing tools and accessories including scissors, thimble, spools of thread, and various bone-handled tools. Generally excellent. French, circa 1875, rare accessory in miniature size for display with poupees.

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French Blue Velvet Hat for Poupee with Original Huret Label 400/600

French Blue Velvet Hat for Poupee with Original Huret Label 400/600

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 501)

2" (5 cm.) The firm-sided blue velvet cap with flat top is decorated with ice blue silk band and ribbons, and has cream silk inside band stamped "Huret". Excellent condit...moreion. The doll was presented for the Maison Huret boutique, designed for costuming of the classic 17" Huret poupee, circa 1860.

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Rare French Crocheted Hat for Poupee with Velvet and Silk Trim 300/500

Rare French Crocheted Hat for Poupee with Velvet and Silk Trim 300/500

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 501)

2" (5 cm.) diam. For poupee about 16"-18". In woven crocheted design to simulate straw, the flat-topped hat is decorated with brown velvet borders and silk ribbons and bo...morews. Excellent condition. French, circa 1865.

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