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Rendezvous: Wednesday Night at the Auction

by Theriault's
Wed, Oct  28, 2020  7:00 PM   Eastern
Vive La France! Antique Dolls and Plaything from Private Collections. (absentee, telephone & internet bids) Location: Theriault’s in Annapolis, Maryland.
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27" French bisque bebe by Emile Jumeau, size 13, original signed body. $1600/1800

Lot #1 (Sale Order 1 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, row of porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, pink cotton dress and satin sash, Marks: Bebe Jumeau (red stamp) 13 (head) Bebe jumeau Diplome d’honneur (body). Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Emile Jumeau, circa 1895, very fine quality of bisque and complexion.
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25" French bisque poupee by Gaultier, size 8, with beautiful spiral eyes. $2600/2900

Lot #2 (Sale Order 2 of 70)

Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass spiral-threaded eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, rose blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, French kid poupee body with gusset-jointing, antique costume comprising white pique jacket, ruffled cap, undergarments, kidskin boots. Marks: 8 (head) Excellent condition, sturdy body, beautiful complexion and eyes. Gaultier, circa 1875.
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20" French bisque bebe by Jules Steiner, signed Steiner body, antique costume. $2800/3200

Lot #3 (Sale Order 3 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, rose blushed eye shadow, closed mouth, shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG A 13 Le Parisien (head) Le Petit Parisienne Bebe Steiner, Paris 1889 (body). Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Jules Steiner, beautiful complexion, lovely wig, antique costume, circa 1890.
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15" French bisque closed mouth Bebe Reclame by Emile Jumeau, size 6, signed body. $2400/2800

Lot #4 (Sale Order 4 of 70)

Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Marks: 6 (and untinted white space at back of head designed for Paris store label) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Excellent condition. light early retouch on body. Emile Jumeau, his Bebe Reclame, circa 1890, designed for store to use with their particular label, an especially pretty example, antique costume.
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17" French bisque closed mouth bebe "Phenix Star" by Jules Steiner Successors. $2600/2900

Lot #5 (Sale Order 5 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Marks: Phenix *88 (head) Le Petit Parisien Bte SGDG Paris (body). Excellent condition, original body and body finish, antique burgundy silk dress, undergarments, leather shoes, velvet bonnet. Jules Steiner successors, circa 1890.
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16" Pristine French bisque Bebe "Dep", Au Nain Bleu, superb original labeled costume. $2400/2800

Lot #6 (Sale Order 6 of 70)

Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, painted lower lashes, mohair lashes, lightly feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, original brunette human hair hand-tied wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Marks: Dep 6. (head) Au Nain Bleu Paris (paper label on body) Au Nain Bleu Paris (cloth label on skirt). Excellent unplayed with condition. The bebe was commissioned from Jumeau/SFBJ, circa 1900, by the prestigious Parisian doll shop, Au Nain Bleu, and presented in this elaborate costume created in their own ateliers, including matching undergarments, heavy woolen stockings, and patterned cotton skirt, petticoat, blouse, vest, apron with lace hankie and bonnet, each sewn with couturier details, the skirt proudly bearing the name of the prestige Paris store.
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4" French bisque poupee head by Gaultier. $400/500

Lot #7 (Sale Order 7 of 70)

Bisque shoulderhead, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, Marks: F 2 G. Excellent condition. Gaultier, circa 1880.
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24" French bisque closed mouth bebe by Denamur, size 11, original body. $2600/2900

Lot #8 (Sale Order 8 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, rose blushed eye shadow, closed mouth with very full outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Marks: E 11 D Depose. Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Denamur, circa 1890, very fine quality of bisque.
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15" French bisque poupee attributed to Gaultier, lovely silk costume. $1400/1600

Lot #9 (Sale Order 9 of 70)

Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass enamel inset eyes, closed mouth, dainty lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with gusset jointing, wearing lovely silk gown, undergarments, kidskin slippers. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875.
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3" French cream kidskin shoes with rose satin bows signed “Bru Jne Paris 10". $500/700

Lot #10 (Sale Order 10 of 70)

Cream kidskin slippers with pink stitched edging, rose satin original bows and ankle straps, leather soles impressed “Bru Jne Paris 10". Excellent condition. Circa 1880, rare style shoes with original Bru signature.
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12" Rare French bisque multi-head set of character dolls. $1800/2200

Lot #11 (Sale Order 11 of 70)

Three solid dome bisque socket head with blue glass eyes, sculpted hair (one with flocked cover), expressive laughing or crying features, with wooden neck dowel designed to attach (or detach) easily to French composition baby body. Included are 227, 235, and 233. Excellent condition. SFBJ, circa 1912.
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16" French bisque bebe by Leon Casimir Bru with signed Bru shoes. $8000/10,000

Lot #12 (Sale Order 12 of 70)

Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, mauve blushed eye shadow, painted lashes and brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, kid bebe body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque forearms, included is vintage silk dress in the 1880's style. Marks: (circle dot symbol). Excellent condition, kid upper arms replaced. Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1882, original shoes signed “Bru Jne Paris" in oval (ankle straps replaced).
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19" French bisque brown-eyed poupee by Emile Jumeau with signed Jumeau body $2200/2600

Lot #13 (Sale Order 13 of 70)

Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, lushly-painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, shapely kid poupee body. Excellent condition, very sturdy body. Marks: 7 (head and shoulders) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, antique white pique gown and jacket.
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19" French bisque blue-eyed bebe by Emile Jumeau, original body, mariner costume. $1400/1700

Lot #14 (Sale Order 14 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, open mouth, six porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Marks: Tete Jumeau (red stamp) 8. Excellent condition. Emile Jumeau, circa 1895, wearing antique twill mariner dress, undergarments, black leather shoes, socks.
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24" French bisque blue-eyed Bebe Triste by Emile Jumeau, size 11. $9000/11,000

Lot #15 (Sale Order 15 of 70)

Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, rose blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, rose silk dress. Marks: 11 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or paris (body). Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Emile Jumeau, circa 1882, his portrait "Bebe Triste" with outstanding quality of sculpting and complexion.
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22" French musical automaton "Gentleman Dandy Smoker" by Lambert. $5000/6000

Lot #16 (Sale Order 16 of 70)

Standing upon a velvet covered wooden base is a bisque head doll depicting dandy gentleman, dark blue glass paperweight inset eyes, slightly-parted lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, wearing (partially original) Marquis costume and top hat, and holding a bone cigarette holder which, when wound, he appears to be smoking; a bellows activity is designed to cause the cigarette draft to move through his right arm and exhale through his mouth, while music plays. Excellent condition, music and movements function well, smoking bellows may need replacement. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau SGDG 2 (doll). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890, the automaton appeared in their catalog as "Petit Marquis Fumeur".
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15" Bisque doll for the French market, Au Nain Bleu label, original Brittany costume. $400/500

Lot #17 (Sale Order 17 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, open mouth, four teeth, brunette mohair wig, French composition fully-jointed body, wearing original woolen folklore costume with elaborate embroidery from the Brittany region. Marks: Heubach 250 6/0 Koppelsdorf Thuringia (head) Au Nain Bleu (original label on body). Excellent condition. For the French market, circa 1900.
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27" French Bisque Character, 251, by SFBJ in Mariner Costume. $1100/1400

Lot #18 (Sale Order 18 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, two upper teeth, wobble tongue, brunette human hair, French composition fully-jointed toddler body, antique mariner costume. Marks: SFBJ France 251 Paris 12. Excellent condition, original body and body finish. SFBJ, circa 1915.
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19" French bisque closed mouth Bebe BruR by Maison Bru, Girard Epoch. $5500/7000

Lot #19 (Sale Order 19 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, wide brushstroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, dimpled chin and philtrum, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Marks: Bru JneR 9. Excellent condition. Maison Bru, Girard Epoch, circa 1892, beautiful creamy complexion, closed mouth, original body and body finish, beautiful antique costume and bonnet.
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30" French bisque blue-eyed Bebe Jumeau, open mouth, 1907 model. $1400/1600

Lot #20 (Sale Order 20 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, rose blushed eye shadow, open mouth, outlined lips, row of porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde human hair over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, pretty silk dress in the antique manner. Marks: 1907 14. Excellent condition, original body and body finish except retouch on hands. Jumeau/SFBJ, circa 1907.
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18" French domed doll trunk with Delechaux boutique label. $400/500

Lot #21 (Sale Order 21 of 70)

18" x 11" x 13". The wooden domed trunk with canvas cover, wooden straps, leather and brass stud accents and clasps, leather handles, original lining and lift-out tray has original brass doll-name label “Emma" on lid, and original store label of Delechaux on inside lid. Excellent condition. French, circa 1880.
Three pairs of leather shoes for Bebes Jumeau. $600/800 Three pairs of leather shoes for Bebes Jumeau. $600/800

Three pairs of leather shoes for Bebes Jumeau. $600/800

Lot #22 (Sale Order 22 of 70)

Each of black leather with brown stitching, brown silk bows and leather soles, incised: Paris Depose 11 with bee symbol; Paris Depose 9 with bee symbol; and one that is size 9 albeit two different Jumeau markings. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890.
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16" x 13" Early French room setting depicting nun at prayer, spinning wheels, poster bed, $600/800

Lot #23 (Sale Order 23 of 70)

A wooden framed room box with early marbled paper exterior cover and glass front has original wall and floor textures, and is fitted with a high poster canopy bed with linens, paper mache kneeling nun in habit at prayer, spinning wheel, ladder back chair, box of flax, slippers, table, print, and corner cabinet with row of books and bibelots. Excellent condition. French, early 1800s.
Vintage accessories for large poupees or bebes. $400/500 Vintage accessories for large poupees or bebes. $400/500

Vintage accessories for large poupees or bebes. $400/500

Lot #24 (Sale Order 24 of 70)

Including 15" blue silk parasol with turquoise beading and faux-bone handle; pressed velvet festival masque with lace border; ivory pique purse with braid trim and silk faille ribbons and bows; long kidskin gloves with button wrists; pair of black lace fingerless gloves, silk faille label Camille Lipman, Rue de La Paix Paris, and another silk faill label for Mme Wallet 69 Rue Blanche, Paris. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875.
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19" x 13" x 13" French doll trunk with elaborately fitted interior. $500/700

Lot #25 (Sale Order 25 of 70)

The wooden-sided domed trunk with metal straps and handles hinges open to paper lined interior with hinged upper tray, lift-out lower tray, and separate compartment with blue paper trays labeled “Divers", “Gants" and “Bijoux". Very good condition, some finish wear on exterior. French, circa 1870.
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23" French bisque closed mouth Phenix Star bebe by Jules Steiner successors. $2800/3200

Lot #26 (Sale Order 26 of 70)

Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, rose blushed brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde human hair wig. Steiner body with jointing at shoulders and hips, silk costume. Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Marks: *93. Jules Steiner successors, circa 1890, beautifully defined sculpting.
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20" French bisque character known as "Twirp", model 2651, by SFBJ, original body. $1100/1300

Lot #27 (Sale Order 27 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, tongue, chubby dimpled cheeks, brunette human hair, French composition and wooden fully-jointed toddler body, antique costume. Marks: 71 Unis France 149 251 10. Excellent condition, original body and body finish. SFBJ, circa 1918.
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15" French bisque poupee by Gaultier with near mint body, original chemise. $1400/1700

Lot #28 (Sale Order 28 of 70)

Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brown glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, very sturdy and shapely kid poupee body, stitched and separated fingers, wearing original store chemise and pantalets, blue earrings, pearls. Marks: 2. Excellent condition, body especially sturdy. Gaultier, circa 1880,
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15" x 10" x 12" French Schoolroom with furnishings, students and accessories. $600/800

Lot #29 (Sale Order 29 of 70)

The wooden-framed box-shaped schoolroom has a hinged lid and fold-down front to reveal the well-fitted interior, including wall clock, maps, instruction sheets, French flag, six wooden school desks, teacher’s desk, abacus, and black board. The exterior is covered with lithographed paper to simulate brick, door and windows. Good/very good condition. French, circa 1900.
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24" French bisque blue-eyed bebe E.J. by Emile Jumeau with original early body. $3500/4500

Lot #30 (Sale Order 30 of 70)

Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, dark curly lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume. Marks: Depose E 11 J (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Emile Jumeau, circa 1884, an especially beautiful bebe with splendid eyes.
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13" x 10" French boxed parlor game “Jeu du Cheval Blanc" by Saussine. $200/300

Lot #31 (Sale Order 31 of 70)

The boxed game features lithographed designs on the lid edged by gilt paper, and opens to four lithograph cards, and other devices for playing the game, with instructions included. Good condition. French, circa 1880.
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28" Beautiful French bisque bebe, Series C, by Jules Steiner, signed original body. $4200/4600

Lot #32 (Sale Order 32 of 70)

Bisque socket head, very deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and fringed brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, slightly-parted outlined lips, two rows of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Marks: Ste C 6 Steiner Bourqoin (head) (Steiner paper label on torso). Excellent condition. Jules Steiner, circa 1889, body is near mint, very lovely bisque, splendid eyes.
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21" French bisque closed mouth bebe "Phenix Star" by Jules Steiner Successors $2800/3200

Lot #33 (Sale Order 33 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, pretty lace dress. Marks: *93 (impressed). Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Jules Steiner successors, circa 1890.
Antique accessories for French poupees. $500/700 Antique accessories for French poupees. $500/700

Antique accessories for French poupees. $500/700

Lot #34 (Sale Order 34 of 70)

Including silk-covered double-hinged sac with fringed detail and cord handles (possibly original bon-bon box), woven bonnet, woolen plaid carriage robe with green leather straps, leather purse, needle case with lithographed scene and cord handle, and glass-lidded box containing a wooden folding fan and gilt ormolu hair ornament. Very good/excellent condition. French, mid/late 1800s.
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26" x 23" French wooden “Polichinelle" theatre with set of puppets from Au Nain Bleu. $400/500

Lot #35 (Sale Order 35 of 70)

The wooden theatre has original painted pale yellow finish with whimsical desgins of Polichinelle and words “Theatre de Polichinelle". Along with a linen-covered box with five puppets from Cinderella story in original costumes, with an old telegram via the French Cable Co, from Au Nain Bleu toy store in Paris to Huguette Clark, and with a hand-written label on the box lid addressed to Huguette Clark. Excellent condition. French, mid-1900s.
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15" French bisque brown-eyed bebe by Leon Casimir Bru, size 7. $8000/10000

Lot #36 (Sale Order 36 of 70)

Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, brown glass paperweight eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with very full lips, pierced ears, (new) blonde human hair wig over cork pate, kid bebe body with gusset jointing at hips and knees, (new) bisque forearms, silk French style dress and bonnet included, antique undergarments and corset. Marks: Bru Jne 7 (head and shoulderplate). Excellent condition, very sturdy original kid body, bisque hands are new. Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1886.
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13" x 10" French boxed parlor game “Loto-Comique" with humorous scene. $200/300

Lot #37 (Sale Order 37 of 70)

The cover depicts the run-away farm animals disturbing a card game and stealing the cards; the lid hinges open, to reveal 12 playing cards and a number of discs for filling in humorous scenes, directions on inside lid. Very good condition. French, circa 1900.
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29" French porcelain poupee with cobalt blue eyes, attributed to Barrois. $2400/2800

Lot #38 (Sale Order 38 of 70)

Pink-tinted porcelain shoulderhead with plump face, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, rich dark eyeliner, lightly-tinted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, brunette human hair, kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers, beautiful antique costume. Excellent condition. French, attributed to Barrois, circa 1860, very sturdy original body, rare exhibition size,
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16" French bisque bebe, Series I, by Jules Steiner with signed Steiner eyes,original body $2800/3200

Lot #39 (Sale Order 39 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes which work from wire lever at back of head, rose blushed eye shadow, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Marks: Sie C 1 Bourgoin (head) J. Steiner (eyes). Jules Steiner, circa 1885. beautiful shy-faced bebe with antique costume, undergarments, socks and leather boots.
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21"l. French wooden toy delivery cart with original stenciling and address. $500/750

Lot #40 (Sale Order 40 of 70)

The wooden delivery cart with box-shaped back with upper railing is painted original brown and with stenciling “Factage Parisien, 43 Boulevard Capucines", yellow wooden spoked wheels, with driver’s seat and compartment at front. Excellent condition. French, circa 1900.
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15" French wooden poupee body for Huret, Prevost era. $1100/1300

Lot #41 (Sale Order 41 of 70)

The wooden lady body with elongated torso, defined swivel waist, elongated arms and legs, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and wrists, metal hands has impressed mark at back torso "Huret 66 Rue de la Boetie". Excellent condition. French, Huret, Prevost era, circa 1915.
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25" French bisque Bebe E,.J. Emile Jumeau, original signed body, signed Jumeau shoes. $3800/4200

Lot #42 (Sale Order 42 of 70)

Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, mauve blushed eye shadow, richly-painted brows and lashes, closed mouth with shaded lips, impressed dimples at chin and philtrum, separately applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French compositon and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume and signed Jumeau leather shoes. Excellent condition except a possible small restoration or overpaint at left side of nose bridge (virtually imperceptible), fine original body finish, original wig. Marks: Depose E 11 J (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Emile Jumeau, circa 1882.
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20" French bisque brown-eyed bebe Emile Jumeau, open mouth, signed body, shoes. $1200/1400

Lot #43 (Sale Order 43 of 70)

Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, rose blushed eye shadow, open mouth, six porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette hair over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique lace dress. Marks: Tete Jumeau 8 (head) Bebe Jumeau Diplome d'Honneur (body). Excellent condition, light nose rub, light body retouch. Emile Jumeau, circa 1890.
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4"-6" Four French velvet purses for bebes. $400/500

Lot #44 (Sale Order 44 of 70)

In shades of burgundy, brown, red and blue, of rich velvet, and in various designs, the purses are suitable for display with 24"-30" bebes. Good/very good condition. Circa 1880.
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12" Bisque brown-eyed doll by Halbig for the French market, original body. $800/900

Lot #45 (Sale Order 45 of 70)

Bisque socket head, brown gtlass sleep eyes. mohair lashes, painted lower lashes, brushstroked brows, open mouth, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette human hair, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique undergarments. Marks: 1079 Germany Halbig S&H 4. Excellent condition, original body and body finish. For the French market, circa 1900.
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20" x 15" French musical boxed parlor game “Ombres Chinoises" by Saussine. $200/400

Lot #46 (Sale Order 46 of 70)

The complicated parlor game is designed as a “light show" featuring Parisian spectacles such as Serpent Dance in the Cage of Lions, the Grand Fountains of Versailles, and five more. The pieces are set in original frame with instructions (actually, quite complicated) for use, and the key-wind musical mechanism which accompanies them. Overall very good. French, Saussine Publishing, circa 1890.
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14" French bisque closed mouth bebe by Emile Jumeau, size 5. $2500/2800

Lot #47 (Sale Order 47 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair, cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique dress and leather shoes. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 5 (and artist checkmarks). Excellent condition. Emile Jumeau, circa 1888.
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18" French bisque blue-eyed bebe by Bru, original body. $9000/12000

Lot #48 (Sale Order 48 of 70)

Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, rose blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde human hiar over cork pate, kid bebe body with Chevrot hinged hips, wooden lower legs, wooden lower arms, lovely antique costume. Marks: Bru Jne 8 (head and shoulderplate). Excellent condition, chip at right pierced ear lobe, strudy body, Bru, circa 1888.
Collection of antique bebe clothing in early box from Paris store Printemps. $400/500 Collection of antique bebe clothing in early box from Paris store Printemps. $400/500

Collection of antique bebe clothing in early box from Paris store Printemps. $400/500

Lot #49 (Sale Order 49 of 70)

For bebe about 18", 4" shoulder width. Including two fine dimity gowns with lace detailing, white pique under slip with matching jacket, bebe stays with white pearl buttons and leatherstitching, and four various undergarments, in unused condition, and presented in old store box from Paris department store Printemps. Circa 1880.
Three antique wooden doll furnishings, classic Brittany carving including small 7 Three antique wooden doll furnishings, classic Brittany carving including small 7

Three antique wooden doll furnishings, classic Brittany carving including small 7" chair. $500/600

Lot #50 (Sale Order 50 of 70)

Each of dark wood with elaborate carving, including 7" arm chair with hinged seat lid above storage compartment; 10" chair with hinged seat lid above storage compartment; and 12" l. 5"h. bench with sliding lid for access to storage compartment. Excellent condition. French, circa 1900.
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24" Original French bisque closed mouth "Bebe Marchant" by Maison Bru. $7000/9000

Lot #51 (Sale Order 51 of 70)

Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin and philtrum, brunette human hair wig over cork pate, composition body with jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists and knees, and kid-over metal hinges at hips which connects to keywind mechanism in torso. When wound, the bebe cries "mama" and "walks". Marks: Bebe BruR 11. Excellent condition, original body and body finish, mechanism functions well. Bru, Girard epoch, the bebe was deposed in 1891, marketed as Bebe Marchant; it was made in this one size only and considered a luxury model which is emphasized by the exquisite quality of bisque.
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23" French bisque Bebe Steiner, Figure A, with original signed Steiner body. $2500/2800

Lot #52 (Sale Order 52 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inst eyes, rose blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded lips, impressed dimples at lip corners, philtrum and chin, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig over Steiner pate, French composition fully-jointed body, lovely costume comprising burgundy silk dress, undergarments, socks, black leather shoes with sil rosettes, velvet bonnet. Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Marks: Steiner Paris Fre A 15 (head) Le Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner (torso). Jules Steiner, circa 1888.
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4" - 6" Four French candy boxes with lithographed designs. $400/500

Lot #53 (Sale Order 53 of 70)

Each of carton with lithographed designs of playful children or romantic couples on the covers. Very good condition. French, late 1800s.
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26" French bisque closed mouth bebe, original body and Jumeau chemise, size 12. $3000/3800

Lot #54 (Sale Order 54 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, rose blushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 12 (head) Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris (body). Excellent condition. Emile Jumeau, circa 1888, original body and body finish, beautiful complexion, original Jumeau muslin chemise dress.
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4"-7" Five French bon-bon boxes including rare sailor hat. $200/300

Lot #55 (Sale Order 55 of 70)

Each of heavy card stock, three with lithographed scenes of children, one with Art Nouveau styling, and one is the shape of a sailor’s cap with red pom-pom on the lid and gilt lettering “Pompon Rouge". Very good condition. French, c. 1900.
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17" French bisque closed mouth bebe by Emile Jumeau, Size 7, original signed body. $2300/2600

Lot #56 (Sale Order 56 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, lushly-painted lashes and brows, rose blushed eye shadow, closed mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 7 (head) Bebe Jumeau Bte SGDG Depose (body). Excellent condition, some light touch-up on body. Emile Jumeau, circa 1888, beautiful painting of lashes and brows, original body, antique dotted Swiss costume, undergarments, ruffled cap, stockings, leather shoes.
Three French boxes for Bebes Jumeau. $500/700 Three French boxes for Bebes Jumeau. $500/700

Three French boxes for Bebes Jumeau. $500/700

Lot #57 (Sale Order 57 of 70)

Each with original labels on ends and advertising and labels on inside lid, include early box for Bebe Jumeau size 8, box for Bebe Jumeau parlant size 9, and box for classic Bebe Jumeau size 9. Very good/excellent condition. Circa 1880/1890.
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13" French doll trunk for Bleuette from Au Nain Bleu with original label. $400/500

Lot #58 (Sale Order 58 of 70)

The rectangular trunk with faux-snakeskin leather cover and faux-brown-leather edging has metal corners and clasp (original key) and leather straps, and with original metal plaque “Au Nain Bleu Paris". Excellent condition, original interior tray missing. French, circa 1910, the trunk was presented with Bleuette bebes as well as other small bebes by the prestige Paris store.
Two muslin Jumeau bebe chemises for Bebe Samaritaine. $400/500 Two muslin Jumeau bebe chemises for Bebe Samaritaine. $400/500

Two muslin Jumeau bebe chemises for Bebe Samaritaine. $400/500

Lot #59 (Sale Order 59 of 70)

Each of muslin with lace vertical bands and silk V-shape collars with soutache embroidery and lace edging. The chemises were presented on the Bebes Jumeau sold by the Paris department store Samaritaine as “Bebe Samaritaine". Excellent condition. Circa 1890.
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27" French bisque closed mouth bebe by Denamur with rare body signature. $2800/3200

Lot #60 (Sale Order 60 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes,rose blushed eye shadow, pale closed mouth with accented details, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed very plump body. Excellent condition, body is appropriate size and age, but not original. Marks: E 11 D Depose (head) Bebe Printemps R.D. Paris (body stamp). Denamur, with signed body of Rabery and Delphieu for their Bebe Printemps, circa 1890.
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17" French "Globe de Mariage" with Lovebird and Tufted Silk Cushion. $800/1000

Lot #61 (Sale Order 61 of 70)

Arranged under a glass dome upon an ebony base is an gilt ormolu frame with tufted magenta silk cushion. The frame forms into an arched garland with a number of gilt ormolu symbolic figures such as love bird, leaves, flowers and mirrors, along with white silk flowers. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890, the domed arrangements were created for each young betrothed couple to symbolize their upcoming marriage and hopes for the future.
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11" French paper mache mechanical "Lady with Bouquet" attributed to Theroude. $1600/1900

Lot #62 (Sale Order 62 of 70)

Paper mache doll with swivel head, enamel eyes, nicely painted features, slightly parted lips, double row of teeth, blonde mohair wig, paper mache torso and legs, kid arms with separated fingers, wearing original aqua silk dress, and carrying a small bouquet of flowers is posed upon a three-wheeled tinplate base. When wound, the wheeled hidden platform glides forward and in circles, while the girl turns her head briskly from side to side and moves her arms up and down. Excellent condition, mechanism functions well, (non-original) key included. Attributed to Theroude, Paris, circa 1850.
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23" French bisque bebe, Figure A, by Jules Steiner with signed Steiner body. $2400/2800

Lot #63 (Sale Order 63 of 70)

Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, rose blushed eye shadow, fringed brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair, Steiner composition and wooden fully-jointed body, pretty silk dress, French shoes. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG paris Fre A 15 (head) (paper label of doll holding flag on torso). Excellent condition, original body and body finish. Jules Steiner, circa 1890.
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4"-8", Two French salon Borzoi dogs for display. $400/500

Lot #64 (Sale Order 64 of 70)

Each is firm-bodied with lush white fur cover, shaved legs, open mouth, black bead eyes. Very good/excellent condition. French, c. 1900.
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15" Rare French bisque double-face doll as candy container by Leon Casimir Bru. $4000/5000

Lot #65 (Sale Order 65 of 70)

Bisque head with solid domed and flat-cut neck socket, different face on the front and back of the head, with carton “hood" which flips forward and backward allowing one or the other face to be shown, attached to cylinder candy container box (now sealed), antique costume. Each face with painted features, one depicting a crying child with squinting eyes, reddened complexion and closed mouth posed as though wailing; the other face depicting a beautiful happy child with exquisite detail of eyes. There is a faint hairline at the crown rim on either face (hidden under wig and cap). French, circa 1880, Leon Casimir Bru, the model has been found both in classic bebe form or as candy container, likely commissioned from a prestige Parisian confiserie.
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17" French bisque closed mouth Bebe Jumeau, brown eyes, original body, signed shoes. $2400/2700

Lot #66 (Sale Order 66 of 70)

Bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, rose blushed eye shadow, closed mouth with outlined lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 7 (head) Bebe Jumeau Diplome d'Honneur (body). Excellent condition. Emile Jumeau, circa 1890, beautiful eyes, antique costume, leather shoes by Alart with impressed figure of doll "Paris 7".
Four original store chemises for French bebe or German child dolls. $600/800 Four original store chemises for French bebe or German child dolls. $600/800

Four original store chemises for French bebe or German child dolls. $600/800

Lot #67 (Sale Order 67 of 70)

Each of fine muslin with decorative details of lace and silk ribbons; the chemises were designed to enhance the doll’s beauty, appearing as a dress more than an undergarment or basic chemise. Excellent condition. Circa 1890.
Kid bebe body for Bru and two French bisque shoulderplates. $600/800 Kid bebe body for Bru and two French bisque shoulderplates. $600/800

Kid bebe body for Bru and two French bisque shoulderplates. $600/800

Lot #68 (Sale Order 68 of 70)

Including 13" kid bebe body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, and with bisque hands in well-defined cupped pose. Along with 7" bisque shoulderplate marked “10" and 8" bisque shoulderplate (unmarked). Excellent condition, bisque hands are perfect. French, circa 1870/1880
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Three 14" bebe parasols with brass dog head grip for Bebes Jumeau. $500/700

Lot #69 (Sale Order 69 of 70)

Each has wooden handle with cast brass dog head grip. The parasols were presented in Paris department store catalogs for use with Bebes Jumeau, circa 1890. Excellent condition.
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12" French bisque Bebe Bonbons by Gaultier in original white pique bunting. $900/1200

Lot #70 (Sale Order 70 of 70)

Bisque socket head, black enamel eyes, closed mouth, attached to original candy container “body" designed as a baby in bunting, and wearing original white pique costume comprising bunting, lace-edged bib with gilt lettering “Andre" and bonnet with blue bows. The torso separates at waist for access to hollow candy container. The head is signed F.G. in scroll. Excellent condition. French, circa 1890.