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The Doll as Theatre, Session One

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The Doll as Theatre, Session One

by Theriault's
Sat, Dec  5, 2020  11:00 AM   Eastern
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.
Neapolitan Angel with Carved Wooden Wings Attributed to Ingaldo 1100/1300 Neapolitan Angel with Carved Wooden Wings Attributed to Ingaldo 1100/1300

Neapolitan Angel with Carved Wooden Wings Attributed to Ingaldo 1100/1300

Lot #1 (Sale Order 1 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with sculpted tousled brown curly hair, enamel eyes, parted lips with tiny painted teeth, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs to above the knees, bare feet, antique woven metallic thread gown, and with attached wooden wings having carved detail of feathering, original cream/ochre/teal blue 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.
Beautiful Neapolitan Court Lady in Elegant Costume 1500/1700 Beautiful Neapolitan Court Lady in Elegant Costume 1500/1700

Beautiful Neapolitan Court Lady in Elegant Costume 1500/1700

Lot #2 (Sale Order 2 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead sculpted tilted to the side, oval face, elongated throat, defined modeled bosom, brown sculpted hair waved loosely from face and captured in loose curls at her nape, enamel eyes, exquisitely painted complexion, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden hands and legs, original ivory silk gown with Juliet sleeves, braid sash and tiny bead trim, undergarments, flannel coiffe with Alencon lace and tiny beads. Excellent condition, some light paint wear on hands. Neapolitan, mid-1700s in the manner of Sanmartino.
Neapolitan Village Man with Wheeled Cart 1400/1800 Neapolitan Village Man with Wheeled Cart 1400/1800

Neapolitan Village Man with Wheeled Cart 1400/1800

Lot #3 (Sale Order 3 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting a highly-characterized man with strong nose, high cheeks, enamel eyes, firm closed mouth, painted black curly hair under attached leather cap, tow-wrapped body, carved wooden arms and legs with wrapped leggings and sandal straps, wearing original worker costume with detailed features including belt, short pants, flannel vest, and shirt, pushing a wooden single-wheeled cart with wooden barrel. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid/late 1700s, highly-characterized face whose features are enhanced by ruddy nose and cheeks, stubbly chin, finely-crafted wooden cart.
Neapolitan Lady with Rare Double-Looped Chignon 2000/2500 Neapolitan Lady with Rare Double-Looped Chignon 2000/2500

Neapolitan Lady with Rare Double-Looped Chignon 2000/2500

Lot #4 (Sale Order 4 of 318)

17" (43 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of lady with modeled bosom and throat hollow, sculpted brown curly hair waved behind her sculpted ears and forming into a double-looped chignon at the back of her head, enamel inset eyes, well-formed features with defined chin, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden arms and legs, very expressive individually-carved fingers, painted green stockings, carved black shoes with red buckles and heels, wearing original folklore costume with well-detailed vest, beaded and gilt necklaces, and carrying woven market basket with flowers. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, especially fine detail of modeling of both hands and fingers.
Neapolitan Lady with Rare Sculpted Green Cap 1600/1900 Neapolitan Lady with Rare Sculpted Green Cap 1600/1900

Neapolitan Lady with Rare Sculpted Green Cap 1600/1900

Lot #5 (Sale Order 5 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned to the left with heart-shaped face, well-defined throat hollow and defined bosom, brown sculpted hair with tendrils of curls around her face and over her sculpted ears, sculpted green cap with red corners, enamel eyes, charming turned-up nose tip, closed mouth, tow-wrapped posable body, expressively-carved wooden hands and painted blue stockings and red shoes, wearing original low bodice folklore costume with embroidered details, apron, blue apron streamers, and carrying woven basket of fruit. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, most beguiling facial expression enhanced by artistic painting, rare sculpted cap.
Genovese Carved Wooden Mountain Goat  800/1100 Genovese Carved Wooden Mountain Goat  800/1100

Genovese Carved Wooden Mountain Goat 800/1100

Lot #6 (Sale Order 6 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) One-piece carved wooden mountain goat posed on back legs, her front legs raised, with sculpted detail of horns, goatee, open mouth, whiskers, and udder, realistic texturing of hide which is shaded black and white, on original wooden base. Excellent condition. Genovese, mid-1700s, a nearly identical piece attributed to G. Pittaluga is in the archives of the Palazzo Rosso in Genoa.
Neapolitan Young Man with Wind-Blown Sculpted Hair 1800/2400 Neapolitan Young Man with Wind-Blown Sculpted Hair 1800/2400

Neapolitan Young Man with Wind-Blown Sculpted Hair 1800/2400

Lot #7 (Sale Order 7 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of serious young man with sculpted short brown hair in tousled wind-blown manner, enamel eyes, well-defined cheekbones and nose, tow-wrapped posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and painted tan shoes with black buckles, wearing original brown velvet jacket with gold braid, silk vest, linen pants, shirt. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, outstanding detail of modeling and artistic painting.
Neapolitan Black Prince in Jeweled Costume with Gold-Tipped Spear 2400/2800 Neapolitan Black Prince in Jeweled Costume with Gold-Tipped Spear 2400/2800

Neapolitan Black Prince in Jeweled Costume with Gold-Tipped Spear 2400/2800

Lot #8 (Sale Order 8 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, ebony black complexion, sculpted short cropped curly hair, black enamel up-glancing eyes, sculpted brows, distinctively-modeled nose and firm lips, impressed facial lines, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black stockings, brown knee-high boots, wearing ivory silk faille tunic with hand-stitched vest with inset faux-emeralds and paillettes, metallic embroidery, magenta silk breeches, blue silk jacket with rich embroidery and sequin trim, earrings, and carrying wooden-handled spear with gold-plated tip with shaped figural designs. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding portraiture and sculpting, superb costume.
Neapolitan Balthazar, King of Arabia, in Splendid Robes, on Horseback 10,000/12,000 Neapolitan Balthazar, King of Arabia, in Splendid Robes, on Horseback 10,000/12,000

Neapolitan Balthazar, King of Arabia, in Splendid Robes, on Horseback 10,000/12,000

Lot #9 (Sale Order 9 of 318)

20" (51 cm.) h. 28"w. Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead portraying young black-complexioned man with tightly-cropped sculpted hair, enamel eyes, aristocratic features, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs with carved leg sashes, wearing original royal costume comprising yellow silk trousers, fitted green silk vest, lined red silk long coat, ivory silk collared cape, thickly-padded turban, and with metal sword; each costume element is richly encrusted with gilt threaded embroidery and applique paillettes and pearls. Seated upon a cream painted terra cotta horse with deeply-sculpted mane and tail, enamel eyes, lavishly-fitted with gold-encrusted saddle over fringed yellow silk saddle blanket, sculpted brass bits, noseband and stirrups, and posed on wooden base. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, portraying Balthazar. King of Arabia, and bearer of myrrh in the traditional Magi scene. Outstanding in its presentation with extraordinary original costume in every small detail, superb sculpting, and finest state of preservation.
Neapolitan Caspar, King of Tarsus, in Royal Robes on Horse 10,000/12,000 Neapolitan Caspar, King of Tarsus, in Royal Robes on Horse 10,000/12,000

Neapolitan Caspar, King of Tarsus, in Royal Robes on Horse 10,000/12,000

Lot #10 (Sale Order 10 of 318)

22" (56 cm.) seated. 18"w. horse. Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead portraying aged grey-haired bearded man, deeply-sculpted hair and flowing beard, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, carved and painted distinctive green open-toed boots with gold rims, wearing very lavish original royal costume with overall gilt metallic embroidery and beading, comprising silk striped harem pants, lined silk fitted tunic, lined blue velvet jacket, golden silk cape with tasseled trim, padded draped turban with pearl beading and silk tip, sash with gilt sabre, and seated on brown painted terra cotta horse with enamel eyes, deeply-sculpted mane and tail, with decorated red velvet saddle and decorated harness, on wooden base. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, portraying Caspar, King of Tarsus, bearer of gold in the traditional Magi scene. The model is extraordinary, only in its luxury size, but in its magnificent sculpting, lavish costume, and perfectly-preserved condition.
Neapolitan Melchior, King of Persia, in Royal Robes on Horse 9000/12,000 Neapolitan Melchior, King of Persia, in Royal Robes on Horse 9000/12,000

Neapolitan Melchior, King of Persia, in Royal Robes on Horse 9000/12,000

Lot #11 (Sale Order 11 of 318)

23" (58 cm.) seated. 20"w. horse. Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead portraying young slender-faced man with deeply-sculpted brown hair and trimmed brown chin beard, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, carved and painted brown open-toed boots, wearing original royal costume comprising silk striped harem pants, green silk fitted tunic, paper-lined burgundy silk jacket, lined golden silk cape with tasseled collar, padded draped turban with pearl beading, sash, "jeweled" necklace, and seated on black painted terra cotta horse with enamel eyes, deeply-sculpted brown mane and tail, with red velvet saddle over fringed and metallic-thread embroidered saddle blanket, cast metal stirrups and harness trim, on wooden base. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, portraying Melchior, King of Persia, bearer of gifts in the traditional Magi scene. Wonderfully-detailed and rare figure with exceptional detail of horse modeled and decorations.
Neapolitan Young Boy in Blue Laced Vest 900/1100 Neapolitan Young Boy in Blue Laced Vest 900/1100

Neapolitan Young Boy in Blue Laced Vest 900/1100

Lot #12 (Sale Order 12 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned to the right, sculpted wind-blown brown short hair, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped armature body, sculpted wooden arms and legs, painted rumpled blue leggings and brown shoes with red straps, wearing original costume comprising blue homespun lined and laced vest, white shirt, woolen pants. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, especially fine detail of intelligent gaze on the rare to find smaller model.
Wooden Chair with Gilt Accented Crest and Finials 300/400 Wooden Chair with Gilt Accented Crest and Finials 300/400

Wooden Chair with Gilt Accented Crest and Finials 300/400

Lot #13 (Sale Order 13 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) The ladder-back chair with carved detail of spindles and finials has rope-woven seat, and green painted finish with gilt-accented carvings on crest back, spindles, finials and ball feet. Excellent condition. Late 1700s, rare miniature chair with strong craftsman presence.
Neapolitan Shaggy Dog with Detailed Features 500/700 Neapolitan Shaggy Dog with Detailed Features 500/700

Neapolitan Shaggy Dog with Detailed Features 500/700

Lot #14 (Sale Order 14 of 318)

3 1/2" (9 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta dog with sculpted shaggy fur and curled tail, well-detailed whiskers, shaded brown and white painted finish. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Neapolitan Bald-Headed Country Gentleman 1600/1900 Neapolitan Bald-Headed Country Gentleman 1600/1900

Neapolitan Bald-Headed Country Gentleman 1600/1900

Lot #15 (Sale Order 15 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of gentleman with bald pate and sculpted tufts of hair at forehead and over each ear, enamel eyes, well-defined chin, closed mouth with shy smile and painted row of teeth, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted blue/green stockings and black shoes, wearing original costume comprising silk-lined velvet jacket with gold braid and silver buttons, silk vest and cummerbund, textured short pants, brown cap. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, exceptional and expressive modeling of kindly-faced older man.
Neapolitan Lady with Braided Chignon 1700/2100 Neapolitan Lady with Braided Chignon 1700/2100

Neapolitan Lady with Braided Chignon 1700/2100

Lot #16 (Sale Order 16 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned to the right, defined throat hollow and bosom, brown sculpted hair with short tendrils of curls framing the face and nape, and forming into a large loosely-braided chignon at the back, enamel eyes, closed mouth with two painted teeth, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red stockings, blue painted clogs, wearing original costume comprising burgundy silk and velvet costume with richly hand-embroidered details, muslin undergarment, silver and coral necklace, mushroom-shaped basket with flowers. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, rare coiffure with exquisite detail of expression and complexion.
Neapolitan Woman with Rare Sculpted White Bonnet 1800/2200 Neapolitan Woman with Rare Sculpted White Bonnet 1800/2200

Neapolitan Woman with Rare Sculpted White Bonnet 1800/2200

Lot #17 (Sale Order 17 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed shoulderhead turned to the left, modeled bosom, sculpted white bonnet with gathered back and having brown sculpted hair framing the face and forming into frivolous curls in front of her ears, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open with painted teeth and tongue tip, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black painted shoes, wearing original silk costume with handmade lace and gilt braid trim, lined silk apron with metallic trim, carrying woven basket with goods. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid/late 1700s, rarity factors include well-detailed bonnet, eyes and mouth.
Neapolitan Lady with Smiling Expression 1800/2200 Neapolitan Lady with Smiling Expression 1800/2200

Neapolitan Lady with Smiling Expression 1800/2200

Lot #18 (Sale Order 18 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned to the side, brown sculpted hair waved loosely from her face and gathered in a casual bun at the back crown, large enamel eyes, closed mouth with wide smiling expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted stockings and shoes, wearing silk costume comprising peach and emerald green silk brocade with gilt metallic trim, apron, and holding a metal lidded tureen in her outstretched hands. Excellent condition, some professional restoration to fingers. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, unique charming expression enhanced by exquisite painting of facial features.
Italian Porcelain Miniature Table with Gargoyle Design 600/800 Italian Porcelain Miniature Table with Gargoyle Design 600/800

Italian Porcelain Miniature Table with Gargoyle Design 600/800

Lot #19 (Sale Order 19 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) l. Of heavy porcelain, the table with green marble-like finish is supported by four coral-tinted porcelain gargoyles with gilded wings and accents, and four fitted porcelain dishes and containers on the table surface. Excellent condition. Italian, 1800s.
Tinplate Table with Assortment of Carved Wooden Meats, and Basket of Wooden Ducks 600/900 Tinplate Table with Assortment of Carved Wooden Meats, and Basket of Wooden Ducks 600/900

Tinplate Table with Assortment of Carved Wooden Meats, and Basket of Wooden Ducks 600/900

Lot #20 (Sale Order 20 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) table l. The tinplate table displays a number of butcher's carved meats including roasts, hams, pig's head, sausages, bologna, and complete body for pig roast, along with a basket of carved wooden ducks, each with original painted finish. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Early Tinplate Stove with Flat-Iron Warmers 400/600 Early Tinplate Stove with Flat-Iron Warmers 400/600

Early Tinplate Stove with Flat-Iron Warmers 400/600

Lot #21 (Sale Order 21 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) The four-legged tinplate stove is designed for heating flat-irons, of which four cast iron irons are included as well as heating copper tea pot, also included. The stove is accented with brass rosettes and brass knobs for opening oven doors. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s.
Miniature Wooden Miniature Wooden

Miniature Wooden "Grabber" with Tin Hooks 200/300

Lot #22 (Sale Order 22 of 318)

6 1/2" (17 cm.) The wooden-handled dowel-stick has tin wrapped tip with two protruding hooks, and was designed for butcher or shop owner to "grab" a meat or supply from a high shelf or hook. Excellent condition. Circa 1800, rare accessory.
Collection of Carved Wooden Butcher Shop Victuals in Shop Setting 800/1000 Collection of Carved Wooden Butcher Shop Victuals in Shop Setting 800/1000

Collection of Carved Wooden Butcher Shop Victuals in Shop Setting 800/1000

Lot #23 (Sale Order 23 of 318)

Thirty-eight carved wooden cuts of meat, poultry, chops, roasts, sausages and birds are hand-painted and displayed in a (contemporary) foam-board butcher stall with details such as window and door at back. Excellent condition. Meats, early 1800s.
Miniature Wooden Cabinet with Intricate Inlay 300/400 Miniature Wooden Cabinet with Intricate Inlay 300/400

Miniature Wooden Cabinet with Intricate Inlay 300/400

Lot #24 (Sale Order 24 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Wooden cabinet with veneer surface inlaid in intricate pattern of stripes and checks features a hinged lid and single drawer above a double-door lower cabinet which opens to three interior drawers, each with a different inlay pattern. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s.
Outstanding Neapolitan Bearded Man with Pipe Attributed to Sanmartino  5000/7000 Outstanding Neapolitan Bearded Man with Pipe Attributed to Sanmartino  5000/7000

Outstanding Neapolitan Bearded Man with Pipe Attributed to Sanmartino 5000/7000

Lot #25 (Sale Order 25 of 318)

18" (46 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of deeply-tanned man, his head inclined and gazing to the side, very thick sculpted unruly hair with defined locks onto his forehead, sculpted stubbly beard and moustache, enamel eyes, pronounced nose, defined chest cavity, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, very expressive carving of fingers, wearing original costume comprising brown wool twill suit and homespun vest each with hand-stitched lacing holes, matching pants, burlap leggings, kidskin sandals, and with glass flask in woven bottle, kidskin water bottle with wooden cap, and bone-tipped wooden pipe. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to Giuseppe Sanmartino, one of the leading sculptors of 18th century Naples, his works included presepio figures such as this as well as full sculptures, silver, and statuettes.
Important Neapolitan Asian Man with Dramatic Expression Attributed to Giovan Polidoro 4500/6500 Important Neapolitan Asian Man with Dramatic Expression Attributed to Giovan Polidoro 4500/6500

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

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 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.
Early Carved Wooden Chair with Gold Leaf Finish 400/500 Early Carved Wooden Chair with Gold Leaf Finish 400/500

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. Continental, late 1700s.
Neapolitan Baby with Long Flowing Curls 900/1200 Neapolitan Baby with Long Flowing Curls 900/1200

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

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 wrinkles, 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.
Neapolitan Smiling Lady with Gentle Demeanor 2200/2800 Neapolitan Smiling Lady with Gentle Demeanor 2200/2800

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 ears, 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.
Early Wooden Cabinet with Early Paper Lining 600/900 Early Wooden Cabinet with Early Paper Lining 600/900

Early Wooden Cabinet with Early Paper Lining 600/900

Lot #31.1 (Sale Order 31 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 open 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.
Petite Neapolitan Lady of the Court with Sculpted Gold Diadem and Silver Coffer 1200/1500 Petite Neapolitan Lady of the Court with Sculpted Gold Diadem and Silver Coffer 1200/1500

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

Lot #32 (Sale Order 32 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, 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.
Outstanding Neapolitan as Ottoman Sultan in Luxury Costume 1500/1700 Outstanding Neapolitan as Ottoman Sultan in Luxury Costume 1500/1700

Outstanding Neapolitan as Ottoman Sultan in Luxury Costume 1500/1700

Lot #33 (Sale Order 33 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 moustache, 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.
Early Faience Sedan Chair with Rosewood Door 1700/2500 Early Faience Sedan Chair with Rosewood Door 1700/2500

Early Faience Sedan Chair with Rosewood Door 1700/2500

Lot #34 (Sale Order 34 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 matching finish on the interior and with rare rosewood door accented with tiny gold bead borders. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Neapolitan Principessa with Superb Original Costume and Coiffe 2800/3800 Neapolitan Principessa with Superb Original Costume and Coiffe 2800/3800

Neapolitan Principessa with Superb Original Costume and Coiffe 2800/3800

Lot #35 (Sale Order 35 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, full 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.
Early Fruitwood Arched Cabinet  300/500 Early Fruitwood Arched Cabinet  300/500

Early Fruitwood Arched Cabinet 300/500

Lot #36 (Sale Order 36 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. Continental, early 1800s.
Austrian Marble and Bronze Bust of Lady by Peter Tereszczuk 300/500 Austrian Marble and Bronze Bust of Lady by Peter Tereszczuk 300/500

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

Lot #36.1 (Sale Order 36 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.Tereszczuk. Excellent condition. Peter Tereszczuk, Austrian, circa 1900.
Early Continental Fruitwood Cabinet with Marquetry Inlay 800/1200 Early Continental Fruitwood Cabinet with Marquetry Inlay 800/1200

Early Continental Fruitwood Cabinet with Marquetry Inlay 800/1200

Lot #37 (Sale Order 37 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, sides and drawer front, ball feet, cast brass knobs, and unusual original marbled paper lining in each drawer. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Neapolitan Angel with Wooden Wings 1800/2500 Neapolitan Angel with Wooden Wings 1800/2500

Neapolitan Angel with Wooden Wings 1800/2500

Lot #38 (Sale Order 38 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 body, 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.
Outstanding Neapolitan Angel with Carved Wooden Wings Attributed to Ingaldo 1800/2500 Outstanding Neapolitan Angel with Carved Wooden Wings Attributed to Ingaldo 1800/2500

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

Lot #39 (Sale Order 39 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, 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.
Neapolitan Angel with Deeply Carved Wooden Wings  1300/1500 Neapolitan Angel with Deeply Carved Wooden Wings  1300/1500

Neapolitan Angel with Deeply Carved Wooden Wings 1300/1500

Lot #40 (Sale Order 40 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 above 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.
Petite Neapolitan Angel with Carved Wooden Wings  900/1100 Petite Neapolitan Angel with Carved Wooden Wings  900/1100

Petite Neapolitan Angel with Carved Wooden Wings 900/1100

Lot #41 (Sale Order 41 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 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.
Neapolitan Oxen with Grand Sculpted Horns 1100/1300 Neapolitan Oxen with Grand Sculpted Horns 1100/1300

Neapolitan Oxen with Grand Sculpted Horns 1100/1300

Lot #42 (Sale Order 42 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 detailing. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Earthenware Cow  1100/1300 Neapolitan Earthenware Cow  1100/1300

Neapolitan Earthenware Cow 1100/1300

Lot #43 (Sale Order 43 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 with defined features of dewlap, eyes, muzzle. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Earthenware Goat and Baby Lamb 500/700 Neapolitan Earthenware Goat and Baby Lamb 500/700

Neapolitan Earthenware Goat and Baby Lamb 500/700

Lot #44 (Sale Order 44 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 up-tilted head and carved open mouth. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Neapolitan Standing Donkey 1100/1300 Neapolitan Standing Donkey 1100/1300

Neapolitan Standing Donkey 1100/1300

Lot #45 (Sale Order 45 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 condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Peasant with Farm Tools 1200/1600 Neapolitan Peasant with Farm Tools 1200/1600

Neapolitan Peasant with Farm Tools 1200/1600

Lot #46 (Sale Order 46 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, 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.
Petite Neapolitan lady with Silver Necklace 1200/1800 Petite Neapolitan lady with Silver Necklace 1200/1800

Petite Neapolitan lady with Silver Necklace 1200/1800

Lot #47 (Sale Order 47 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 by 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.
Neapolitan Elderly Lady with Modeled Cap 1800/2500 Neapolitan Elderly Lady with Modeled Cap 1800/2500

Neapolitan Elderly Lady with Modeled Cap 1800/2500

Lot #48 (Sale Order 48 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 shoulderblades 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.
Neapolitan Young Girl with Brown Curly Hair 900/1100 Neapolitan Young Girl with Brown Curly Hair 900/1100

Neapolitan Young Girl with Brown Curly Hair 900/1100

Lot #49 (Sale Order 49 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed earthenware shoulderhead turned to the side, brown sculpted hair in short wind-blown curls pulled into a coiled bun at the back of head, enamel eyes, parted lips with tongue tip, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings with black shoes and red buckles, wearing original silk folklore style costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, circa 1800.
Neapolitan Young Lad with Baby Piglet 1200/1500 Neapolitan Young Lad with Baby Piglet 1200/1500

Neapolitan Young Lad with Baby Piglet 1200/1500

Lot #50 (Sale Order 50 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting young lad, sculpted short brown side-parted wind-blown hair, enamel eyes, painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted stockings and black shoes with red bows, wearing original silk costume comprising blue lined jacket, silk vest, burgundy breeches, and carrying little earthenware piglet. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late-1700.
Neapolitan Kneeling Shepherd with Lambs and Hen in Basket 1400/1800 Neapolitan Kneeling Shepherd with Lambs and Hen in Basket 1400/1800

Neapolitan Kneeling Shepherd with Lambs and Hen in Basket 1400/1800

Lot #51 (Sale Order 51 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) kneeling. Polychromed earthenware shoulderhead of shepherd, sculpted short windblown hair, enamel eyes, mouth sculpted as though open with little teeth and tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and lower legs, wearing original costume comprising laced homespun shirt under fleeced vest, brown breeches, leggings, kidskin sandals. Along with two carved wooden lambs with fine detail, and polychromed earthenware hen with painted and sculpted feathers resting in basket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Miniature Flower Cart and Cast Metal Watering Can 700/900 Miniature Flower Cart and Cast Metal Watering Can 700/900

Miniature Flower Cart and Cast Metal Watering Can 700/900

Lot #52 (Sale Order 52 of 318)

6 1/2" (17 cm.) l. Wooden cart with ebony black finish has double pump-handle to activate movement, has four spoked wheels and brass applique decorations, along with two wooden buckets with brass rims, and a brass finished watering can with incised decorations on each side, incised Septimus. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Important Neapolitan Portrait of Dark-Complexioned Lady Attributed to Celebrano 3800/5200 Important Neapolitan Portrait of Dark-Complexioned Lady Attributed to Celebrano 3800/5200

Important Neapolitan Portrait of Dark-Complexioned Lady Attributed to Celebrano 3800/5200

Lot #53 (Sale Order 53 of 318)

22" (56 cm.) Polychromed earthenware shoulderhead of lady with glowing brown complexion, sculpted black hair with loose curls framing her face and drawn into a loosely coiled bun at her crown with cascading curls onto her nape and sides of neck, very ample modeled bosom, brown enamel eyes, sculpted parted lips with painted teeth and tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing silk folklore costume with metallic braid accents, coral bead and gilt necklace. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, circa mid/late 1700s, attributed to the school of Francesco Celebrano who served as director of modelers for the Naples Royal Factory for ten years with particular attention to presepio figures.
Very Rare Neapolitan Portrait Gentleman in Velvet Suit Attributed to Sanmartino 3800/5200 Very Rare Neapolitan Portrait Gentleman in Velvet Suit Attributed to Sanmartino 3800/5200

Very Rare Neapolitan Portrait Gentleman in Velvet Suit Attributed to Sanmartino 3800/5200

Lot #54 (Sale Order 54 of 318)

23" (58 cm.) Polychromed earthenware shoulderhead turned to the side, angular facial shape with strong aristocratic features, enamel eyes, slightly-parted lips, teeth, sculpted ears, black sculpted hair with singular cluster of curls at center forehead, tousled curls at sides and back, closely-cropped beard with shadow stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare legs with original cobbled leather shoes and fitted leather buttoned leggings, wearing blue/cream striped velvet gentleman's suit, plaid velvet vest, lace trimmed shirt, silk sash and tie. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to Giuseppe Sanmartino, considered the most notable of the known 18th century sculptors whose works included presepio figures.
Neapolitan Brown Horse with Homespun Saddle and Embroidered Harness 1600/1900 Neapolitan Brown Horse with Homespun Saddle and Embroidered Harness 1600/1900

Neapolitan Brown Horse with Homespun Saddle and Embroidered Harness 1600/1900

Lot #55 (Sale Order 55 of 318)

18" (46 cm.) l. 15"h. Brown horse with well-developed musculature detail, well-detailed deeply-sculpted black mane and tail, upright ears, enamel eyes, hand-stitched homespun padded saddle with leather braces and straps, leather harness with embroidered silk ribbon panels. Excellent condition, original finish with some light craquelure on nose bridge and one leg. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Early Ebony Cabinet with Bone Inlay and Pulls 800/1100 Early Ebony Cabinet with Bone Inlay and Pulls 800/1100

Early Ebony Cabinet with Bone Inlay and Pulls 800/1100

Lot #56 (Sale Order 56 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) h. Wooden cabinet with ebony finish and ten ebony and rosewood drawers outlined with bone striping is accented with striped bone and ebony side columns and has bone drawer pulls. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Cast Iron Chest with Embossed Brass Designs 700/900 Cast Iron Chest with Embossed Brass Designs 700/900

Cast Iron Chest with Embossed Brass Designs 700/900

Lot #57 (Sale Order 57 of 318)

5" (13 cm.) l. The cast iron ebony chest is surmounted by a silver bowl supported by four gold-plated dolphins, features four brass claw feet and is ornamented on front and sides with raised brass figures depicting a Grecian scene; the back side hinges open to reveal a blue velvet pincushion and four little tinplate drawers. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Early Six-Arm Brass and Crystal Chandelier  1200/1700 Early Six-Arm Brass and Crystal Chandelier  1200/1700

Early Six-Arm Brass and Crystal Chandelier 1200/1700

Lot #58 (Sale Order 58 of 318)

7 1/2" (19 cm.) Cast brass six-arm chandelier with crown-shaped support is decorated with ten cascading crystal prisms around a center pole with large prismatic crystals, and with a circlet of crystals forming a half-orb at the bottom. Excellent condition, one candle-holder rim missing. Continental, early 1800s.
Early Carved Wooden Chest with Hammered Silver Hardware, Provenance 900/1100 Early Carved Wooden Chest with Hammered Silver Hardware, Provenance 900/1100

Early Carved Wooden Chest with Hammered Silver Hardware, Provenance 900/1100

Lot #59 (Sale Order 59 of 318)

5 1/2" (14 cm.) The hand-carved wooden domed chest has original ebony finish with white carvings, hammered silver bail handle, and front clasp and hinges open to silk-lined fitted interior. An early paper label on the underside.
Neapolitan Prince with Dagger and Scabbard 1500/1700 Neapolitan Prince with Dagger and Scabbard 1500/1700

Neapolitan Prince with Dagger and Scabbard 1500/1700

Lot #60 (Sale Order 60 of 318)

12 1/2" (32 cm.) Polychromed earthenware shoulderhead of young prince, shaved bald pate excepting sculpted tuft at back crown, enamel eyes, sculpted parted lips, row of tiny teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, sculpted green knee-high boots with red rims, wearing original silk costume comprising lined silk jacket with metallic trim, silk skirt with tallic yoke and coral buttons, silk sash, breeches, turban, and carrying metal scabbard and dagger. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, most expressive features and distinctive hair design.
Early Chair with Velvet Upholstery 400/500 Early Chair with Velvet Upholstery 400/500

Early Chair with Velvet Upholstery 400/500

Lot #61 (Sale Order 61 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) Wooden framed arm chair with carved legs and spindles features a high arched back and is upholstered in patterned blue velvet trimmed with brass studs and fringed braid. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Pair, Superb Early Embroidered Wall Hangings 1200/1800 Pair, Superb Early Embroidered Wall Hangings 1200/1800

Pair, Superb Early Embroidered Wall Hangings 1200/1800

Lot #62 (Sale Order 62 of 318)

40" (102 cm.) x 21". In gilt, cream and red threads, with various floral designs, the embroideries are worked on blue silk which is stitched to natural linen backing. Excellent condition. Late 1700s.
Grand Neapolitan as Persian Prince in Royal Robes 2800/3800 Grand Neapolitan as Persian Prince in Royal Robes 2800/3800

Grand Neapolitan as Persian Prince in Royal Robes 2800/3800

Lot #63 (Sale Order 63 of 318)

22" (56 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting strong-featured black-complexioned man, enamel eyes, sculpted short cropped curled hair, firmly-set lips, tow-wrapped posable body with sculpted wooden lower arms and legs, painted black shoes and white stockings, wearing original costume of Persian prince comprising red silk coat with superb gilt thread embroidery over embroidered ivory silk vest, shirt, gold silk pants, coral necklace with silver jointings, and very elaborate turban enclosing silver crown and ornamented with strands of pearls. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, luxury presepio in grand size, superb sculpting and exceptional costume.
Continental Burled Wooden Bombe Chest with Porcelain Accents 1200/1600 Continental Burled Wooden Bombe Chest with Porcelain Accents 1200/1600

Continental Burled Wooden Bombe Chest with Porcelain Accents 1200/1600

Lot #64 (Sale Order 64 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) w. x 11"h. x 8"d. Of fine exotic wood featuring a burled walnut top, inlay rosewood panels on walnut drawers, bombe shaped front and sides, six hand-painted porcelain scenes enclosed by elaborate brass drawer pulls and with matching escutcheons and brass mounts on the legs and feet, key included. Excellent condition. Continental, mid-1800s.
Pair of Austrian Silver Gilt and Enamel Tankards with Figural Finials and Maker's Mark 800/1200 Pair of Austrian Silver Gilt and Enamel Tankards with Figural Finials and Maker's Mark 800/1200

Pair of Austrian Silver Gilt and Enamel Tankards with Figural Finials and Maker's Mark 800/1200

Lot #65 (Sale Order 65 of 318)

5" (13 cm.) Each with a different mythological enamel scene in elaborate detail mounted on silver gilt tankard with raised designs on the base and hinged lid, and each with figural finial of armor-suited knight. With Austrian marked of S.G. Vienna. Austrian, possibly Simon Grunwald, mid-1800s.
Continental Gilt Wooden Cabinet with Wax Child 1200/1500 Continental Gilt Wooden Cabinet with Wax Child 1200/1500

Continental Gilt Wooden Cabinet with Wax Child 1200/1500

Lot #66 (Sale Order 66 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) h. case 4" doll. Of carved wood with arched crest and rich gold leaf painted finish, the display niche is silk lined with gilt metallic thread and displays a poured wax child wearing original green velvet costume with rich gilt metallic threads and embroidery. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Neapolitan Bald Man with Mandolin Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 4800/5600 Neapolitan Bald Man with Mandolin Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 4800/5600

Neapolitan Bald Man with Mandolin Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 4800/5600

Lot #67 (Sale Order 67 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) seated. 19" standing. Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of aged man with bald pate, darkened complexion, enamel eyes, sculpted ears, ruddy nose and cheeks, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs with painted blue stockings, black tied leggings, brown shoes with red buckles, wearing original costume of homespun laced vest, blue lined pants, fleeced lined homespun coat with lacing closures, black felt cap, and posed seated in wooden chair (included) holding early wooden mandolin with mother-of-pearl inlay designs. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to Francesco Celebrano whose works were held in high esteem by Ferdenand IV; this example has exceptional modeling of facial features, and superbly sculpted fingers, rare carving of wooden boots and leggings, early costume and mandolin.
Neapolitan Gentleman Burgher with Fine Costume 1500/1700 Neapolitan Gentleman Burgher with Fine Costume 1500/1700

Neapolitan Gentleman Burgher with Fine Costume 1500/1700

Lot #68 (Sale Order 68 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta depicting a solemn-faced gentleman with intelligent gaze, bald forehead crown, sculpted shaded brown hair at sides and back crown, enamel brown eyes, strong cheek bones and chin, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and tan shoes with red buckles, wearing original lined linen coat with silk covered buttons, vest with matching buttons, sash, green silk twill breeches. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, an especially fine sculpting with refined features.
Neapolitan Village Lady with Unusual Blonde Hair 900/1200 Neapolitan Village Lady with Unusual Blonde Hair 900/1200

Neapolitan Village Lady with Unusual Blonde Hair 900/1200

Lot #69 (Sale Order 69 of 318)

9 1/2" (24 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned sharply to the side with up-tilted face, sculpted blonde hair loosely waved from face into large coiled bun at the back, with tendrils onto her nape, sharply-chiseled angular features and incised age wrinkles, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted stockings and shoes, wearing original costume of village lady. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1800s.
Petite Neapolitan Young Girl with Superb Costume 1800/2100 Petite Neapolitan Young Girl with Superb Costume 1800/2100

Petite Neapolitan Young Girl with Superb Costume 1800/2100

Lot #70 (Sale Order 70 of 318)

10 1/2" (27 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of plump-faced young lady, her head turned proudly to the side, down-gazing brown enamel eyes, slight smile, sculpted auburn hair in long flowering curls onto her shoulders, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing original costume of green silk skirt trimmed with gilt thread, muslin blouse, embroidered arms and apron, and velvet-edged gilt metallic woven cap. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Feathered Bird 500/700 Neapolitan Feathered Bird 500/700

Neapolitan Feathered Bird 500/700

Lot #71 (Sale Order 71 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta bird with shaded details of feathering to enhance the sculpting, painted eyes, defined beak, posed on wooden base. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Burgher in Fine Silk Costume 1400/1800 Neapolitan Burgher in Fine Silk Costume 1400/1800

Neapolitan Burgher in Fine Silk Costume 1400/1800

Lot #72 (Sale Order 72 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting an aristocratic balding gentleman, bald pate, sculpted grey sidelock and nape hair, grey stubbly beard and moustache, enamel eyes, pronounced nose, mouth modeled open with two side teeth, tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, carved details of wrinkles in leggings, black painted shoes with red buckles, wearing rich silk costume comprising blue coat with silk braid trim and buttons, magenta silk breeches, silk vest, sash. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, notable for fine artistry of sculpting and lavish costume.
Neapolitan Elderly Woman with Exceptional Sculpting 1400/1800 Neapolitan Elderly Woman with Exceptional Sculpting 1400/1800

Neapolitan Elderly Woman with Exceptional Sculpting 1400/1800

Lot #73 (Sale Order 73 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting an elderly woman with wizened features and throat, enamel eyes, strong nose and chin, impressed wrinkles, brown sculpted centerpart hair waved loosely from face and gathered in coiled bun, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing original silk folklore costume with gold beaded necklace and embroidered detail of apron. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, exceptional detail of portraiture.
Neapolitan Woman with Taufling Baby  1700/2100 Neapolitan Woman with Taufling Baby  1700/2100

Neapolitan Woman with Taufling Baby 1700/2100

Lot #74 (Sale Order 74 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) h. 12" seated. 5"h. Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of lady with up-tilted head, sculpted black hair with short curls at forehead and ears, then pulled into coiled braid, with red hair bands, enamel eyes, strong nose, slight smile, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing original silk costume comprising green gown with laced bodice top, coral silk apron and sleeves with metallic gilt trim. The woman is posed seated on wooden rush chair (included) and is holding a terra cotta taufling baby wrapped in original matching swaddling costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, rare with original matching baby.
Neapolitan Mountain Goat Attributed to Francesco Gallo 1300/1600 Neapolitan Mountain Goat Attributed to Francesco Gallo 1300/1600

Neapolitan Mountain Goat Attributed to Francesco Gallo 1300/1600

Lot #75 (Sale Order 75 of 318)

4 1/2" (11 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta mountain goat posed on self-base with ground cover finish, has brown shaggy coat, short tail, extended curled horns, white shaded beard, enamel eyes. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s/early 1800s, attributed to Francesco Gallo, modeled of animals at the Royal Porcelain Factory.
Neapolitan Lying Ox Attributed to Francesco Gallo  1100/1300 Neapolitan Lying Ox Attributed to Francesco Gallo  1100/1300

Neapolitan Lying Ox Attributed to Francesco Gallo 1100/1300

Lot #76 (Sale Order 76 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta ox with painted black and cream hide, patches of cream around the eyes, muzzle and dewdrop, enamel eyes, defined hooves, tail, mane, ears and horns. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s/early 1800s, attributed to Francesco Gallo who was a modeler at the Royal Porcelain Factory specializing in animals.
Neapolitan Resting Cow 500/700 Neapolitan Resting Cow 500/700

Neapolitan Resting Cow 500/700

Lot #77 (Sale Order 77 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta depicting a resting cow, painted in shades of cream and black, with well-defined pink-shaded nose and inner ears, curled tail. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Aged Peasant Man with Turban and Rare Carved Leggings 1500/1800 Neapolitan Aged Peasant Man with Turban and Rare Carved Leggings 1500/1800

Neapolitan Aged Peasant Man with Turban and Rare Carved Leggings 1500/1800

Lot #78 (Sale Order 78 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting an aged man with stern expression, deeply-impressed facial lines and scowls, enamel eyes, strong nose, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, sculpted wrinkled leggings with attached sandals, wearing original costume comprising green linen jacket with lacing, brown linen vest with lacing, neck wrap with matching turban, brown linen breeches, and with silver lidded jar on cord. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding sculpting and well-preserved original costume, unusual sculpting of leggings.
Neapolitan Lad with Wooden Bucket 1200/1500 Neapolitan Lad with Wooden Bucket 1200/1500

Neapolitan Lad with Wooden Bucket 1200/1500

Lot #79 (Sale Order 79 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting young lad with up-tilted head, brown tousled windblown hair, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing original silk costume comprising jacket with silver buttons, vest, shirt, tie, and silk breeches with gilt metallic trim, carrying wooden bucket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, most expressive features of young lad enhanced by fine artistic painting.
Early Continental Earthenware Stove with Original Pots 800/1100 Early Continental Earthenware Stove with Original Pots 800/1100

Early Continental Earthenware Stove with Original Pots 800/1100

Lot #80 (Sale Order 80 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) x 8" x 9". The earthenware stove with glazed finish has chimney back and is fitted with four original lidded pots, kettle, two bowls and tray. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Two Neapolitan Baskets of Food 300/400 Two Neapolitan Baskets of Food 300/400

Two Neapolitan Baskets of Food 300/400

Lot #81 (Sale Order 81 of 318)

4" (10 cm.) diam. Each woven basket is set with polychromed terra cotta sculpted victuals, one basket containing bread stuffs and rolls, and the other with various meats. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Neapolitan Woman Holding Rooster 700/900 Neapolitan Woman Holding Rooster 700/900

Neapolitan Woman Holding Rooster 700/900

Lot #82 (Sale Order 82 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of woman with sculpted hair waved back into coiled bun, enamel eyes, two sculpted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red stockings, green clogs, wearing original costume, and carrying polychromed terra cotta rooster with black bead eyes. Figure excellent, costume very worn. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Black Persian Boy with Ornamental Small-Sword 1500/1700 Neapolitan Black Persian Boy with Ornamental Small-Sword 1500/1700

Neapolitan Black Persian Boy with Ornamental Small-Sword 1500/1700

Lot #83 (Sale Order 83 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) seated. 14" standing. Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting young man with black complexion, enamel eyes, black painted brows and sculpted tightly-curled hair, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted black stockings, brown slippers with red outlines, wearing original costume comprising white cotton shirt under coral silk tunic, embroidered lined vest, silk crepe striped short harem pants, ornamental gilt short-sword with coral tips, and draped turban. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, exceptional sculpting especially for smaller figure.
Neapolitan Aged Persian Man with Imperial Moustache 1700/2100 Neapolitan Aged Persian Man with Imperial Moustache 1700/2100

Neapolitan Aged Persian Man with Imperial Moustache 1700/2100

Lot #84 (Sale Order 84 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of slender-faced brown-complexioned elderly man with bald pate, frowning expression, enamel eyes, lips parted with two upper teeth, thick brows and imperial moustache, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted brown stockings and red knee-high boots, wearing original green silk robe with gilt metallic border, tapestry vest with silver buttons, shirt, yellow harem pants, and blue/cream coiled turban. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very distinctive modeling on the rarely-found figure.
Continental Wooden Chest with Elaborate Carving on Iron Trestles 600/800 Continental Wooden Chest with Elaborate Carving on Iron Trestles 600/800

Continental Wooden Chest with Elaborate Carving on Iron Trestles 600/800

Lot #85 (Sale Order 85 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) The dark wooden chest is elaborately-carved and bound with iron die-cut straps, with painted floral and decorative designs on the back and sides, and resting on a pair of iron trestles. Excellent condition. Continental, 17th century.
Wooden Chair with Tapestry Seat 200/300 Wooden Chair with Tapestry Seat 200/300

Wooden Chair with Tapestry Seat 200/300

Lot #86 (Sale Order 86 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Wooden arm chair with spindled back and finials has upholstered tapestry seat. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s.
Three Miniature Musical Instruments 400/500 Three Miniature Musical Instruments 400/500

Three Miniature Musical Instruments 400/500

Lot #87 (Sale Order 87 of 318)

4 1/2" (11 cm.) -5". Including wooden violin, tortoise-shell banjo with mother-of-pearl inlay, and tortoise-shell mandolin with mother-of-pearl and bone accents. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Neapolitan Portrait of Bagpiper, Pressed Tin Costume Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 4500/6500 Neapolitan Portrait of Bagpiper, Pressed Tin Costume Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 4500/6500

Neapolitan Portrait of Bagpiper, Pressed Tin Costume Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 4500/6500

Lot #88 (Sale Order 88 of 318)

20" (51 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, sculpted short windblown hair in deep strokes, dark complexion with ruddy cheeks, enamel eyes, shadowed stubble, firmly-set lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, carved painted brown wrinkled leggings and thick black shoes, wearing original costume comprising short pants and sleeveless vest of sturdy embossed tin-metal over linen shirt, and carrying Italian bagpipe (zampogna) with rich carving and silver tips. Excellent condition except chip to front of one legging. Neapolitan, mid/late 1700s, attributed to Francesco Celebrano, director of modelers of the Royal Porcelain Factory of Capodimonte (Naples) and sculptor of notable presepio figures under the direction of King Ferdinand IV. This particular example is remarkable for its artistry, fine state of preservation, unique costume and rare early zampogna accessory.
Neapolitan Royal Guardsman with Rare Costume 4500/5500 Neapolitan Royal Guardsman with Rare Costume 4500/5500

Neapolitan Royal Guardsman with Rare Costume 4500/5500

Lot #89 (Sale Order 89 of 318)

20" (51 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting a strong-faced brown-complexioned Royal Guardsman, angular features with well-defined cheek and jaw bones, strong nose, lips modeled apart with row of teeth, well-defined shoulderblades, bald pate except tuft of hair at crown, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted leggings with button sides and carton upper rims, brown shoes, wearing original costume of cream kidskin under pressed-carton armor with silver-metal finish and gold accents including figural face at center of front panel, carton brimmed helmet with gilded accent, and carrying wooden-handled silver spear. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, although unattributed the artistry of sculpting, larger size, and superb costume indicate its creation by a prestige artist of the era.
German Carved Wooden Taufling in Gilt Wooden Cradle, with Provenance 1200/1500 German Carved Wooden Taufling in Gilt Wooden Cradle, with Provenance 1200/1500

German Carved Wooden Taufling in Gilt Wooden Cradle, with Provenance 1200/1500

Lot #90 (Sale Order 90 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) figure. 13"l. cradle. Carved wooden taufling, flat-back carved wooden head with deeply sculpted brown curly hair, inset upper-glancing enamel eyes, tiny tongue tip, blushed detail of cheeks, chin and nose, attached to hollow-torso wooden panel which contains a number of early folded papers with names and messages in various old script writing, and a carton cover to the panel with German-language script (translated here) reading "In the interior of this statue of baby Jesus there are reliquaries from the holy land, and various graces" and signed "restored C.L. Rochus 1939". The figure is costumed in early silk and embroidered tapestry, and is presented in early carved wooden cradle with gold leaf finish. Germany/Austria, early 1800s.
Miniature Continental Wax Black-Complexioned Prince 500/700 Miniature Continental Wax Black-Complexioned Prince 500/700

Miniature Continental Wax Black-Complexioned Prince 500/700

Lot #91 (Sale Order 91 of 318)

6 1/2" (17 cm.) Wax swivel head with ebony black complexion, black bead eyes, carved wooden body with jointing at shoulders and hips, sculpted detail of high boots with gilt painted accents, wearing original tapestry costume with gold thread embroidery, matching crown. Excellent condition. Continental, late 1700s.
Carved Alabaster Floral Arrangement in Vase 300/400 Carved Alabaster Floral Arrangement in Vase 300/400

Carved Alabaster Floral Arrangement in Vase 300/400

Lot #92 (Sale Order 92 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) Double-sided floral arrangement in vase is of carved alabaster, mounted on original carved wooden base. Excellent condition.
Continental Mahogany Tilt-Top Table with Marquetry Inlay 500/700 Continental Mahogany Tilt-Top Table with Marquetry Inlay 500/700

Continental Mahogany Tilt-Top Table with Marquetry Inlay 500/700

Lot #93 (Sale Order 93 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) upright. 7" circ. The circular mahogany table with beveled edge is designed for tilt-top arrangement when not is use, having deeply-carved tripod pedestal, and elaborate marquetry inlay design on table top. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Three Silver and Gold Accessories 500/700 Three Silver and Gold Accessories 500/700

Three Silver and Gold Accessories 500/700

Lot #94 (Sale Order 94 of 318)

3" (8 cm.) h. crown. Including fine impressed silver oval tray with putti design, displaying carved pineapple; impressed silver vase with carved fruit, and a soft-metal gilt crown set with glass rubies and emeralds and with emerald-topped orb. Excellent condition. Late 1700s/early 1800s.
Silvered Wall Fountain with Figural Design 300/400 Silvered Wall Fountain with Figural Design 300/400

Silvered Wall Fountain with Figural Design 300/400

Lot #95 (Sale Order 95 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) The wall-hanging silvered-metal fountain is ornamented with figure in center panel and urns at each side. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Neapolitan Ottoman Prince with Royal Costume and Scabbard 2500/3200 Neapolitan Ottoman Prince with Royal Costume and Scabbard 2500/3200

Neapolitan Ottoman Prince with Royal Costume and Scabbard 2500/3200

Lot #96 (Sale Order 96 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, enamel inset eyes, sculpted black side-parted curly hair and thick bushy moustache and brows, strong nose and jaw bones, tow-wrapped posable armature body, wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings carved red boots with draped gilt-accented cuffs, wearing original costume comprising harem pants, fitted red silk vest with rich gilt threaded embroidery, matching lined red silk flowing cape with lavish embroidery including crown symbol, lined green silk full-length coat, and carrying brass scabbard with animal head grip. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, exceptional sculpting of facial features and superb costume.
Neapolitan Queen with Silver Embellishments 1800/2200 Neapolitan Queen with Silver Embellishments 1800/2200

Neapolitan Queen with Silver Embellishments 1800/2200

Lot #97 (Sale Order 97 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned delicately to the side, modeled downcast enamel eyes, heart-shaped face, brown sculpted hair loosely sculpted from face into coiled bun, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing peach silk gown with silver thread embroidery and prismatic amber stones, with gilt thread headdress under surmounted silver crown, and carrying silver jar and additional silver crown. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, exceptionally beautiful model with delicate complexion, luxury accessories.
Austrian Wooden King Melchior in Royal Garb attributed to Johann Giner 1200/1500 Austrian Wooden King Melchior in Royal Garb attributed to Johann Giner 1200/1500

Austrian Wooden King Melchior in Royal Garb attributed to Johann Giner 1200/1500

Lot #98 (Sale Order 98 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) excluding crown. Carved wooden swivel head with deeply-carved brown curls at back of head, well-defined facial features, painted eyes, cloth-wrapped armature body, wooden hands and full-length shapely legs, painted red stockings and gilt boots, wearing original velvet costume nearly completely overlaid with gilt metallic symbols and gilt metallic thread embroidery, including full-length cape with hip-length capelet cover, pearl and large "diamond" medallion, beaded gilt head-dress. Excellent condition. Austrian, attributed to Johann Neponuk Giner, early 1700s. The Giner family were celebrated in Austria as the creators of several important early crib scenes from their Tyrolean hometown of Thaur.
Bavarian Wooden Horse with Painted Saddlery  1100/1500 Bavarian Wooden Horse with Painted Saddlery  1100/1500

Bavarian Wooden Horse with Painted Saddlery 1100/1500

Lot #99 (Sale Order 99 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) h. 7"l. The carved wooden horse in prancing pose with realistically turned head has carved and painted detail of eyes, mane, tail, hooves, mouth and saddlery including gilt-fringed blanket with elaborate tassels. Posed on carved wooden platform to simulate ground cover. Excellent condition. Bavarian, late 1700s.
Austrian Wooden King Balthazar in Royal Garb attributed to Johann Giner 1200/1500 Austrian Wooden King Balthazar in Royal Garb attributed to Johann Giner 1200/1500

Austrian Wooden King Balthazar in Royal Garb attributed to Johann Giner 1200/1500

Lot #100 (Sale Order 100 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) excluding crown. Carved wooden swivel head with ebony black complexion, bald pate, well-defined facial features, painted eyes, cloth-wrapped armature body, wooden hands and full-length shapely legs, painted red stockings and gilt boots, wearing original green velvet costume overlaid with gilt metallic paillettes and thread embroidery, including full-length lined cape wide collar, large "diamond" medallion, head-dress decorated with gold beads, rhinestones and feathers. Excellent condition. Austrian, attributed to Johann Neponuk Giner, early 1700s. The Giner family were celebrated in Austria as the creators of several important early crib scenes from their Tyrolean hometown of Thaur.
Bavarian Wooden Horse with Painted Saddlery  1100/1500 Bavarian Wooden Horse with Painted Saddlery  1100/1500

Bavarian Wooden Horse with Painted Saddlery 1100/1500

Lot #101 (Sale Order 101 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) h. 8"l. The carved wooden horse in prancing pose with realistically turned head has black enamel eyes, carved and painted detail of mane, tail, hooves, mouth and saddlery including gilt-fringed and tasseled blanket. Posed on carved wooden platform to simulate ground cover. Excellent condition. Bavarian, late 1700s.
Pair, 18th Century Embroidered Silk Panels 800/1100 Pair, 18th Century Embroidered Silk Panels 800/1100

Pair, 18th Century Embroidered Silk Panels 800/1100

Lot #102 (Sale Order 102 of 318)

39" (99 cm.) x 15". Pair of lined burgundy silk panels with embroidered scenes of various peoples including nobility, putti, angels, scholars, and more, with very delicate embroidery borders, lace edging. Excellent condition. 18th century.
Continental Wax Angel with Polychromed Carved Wooden Wings 1100/1300 Continental Wax Angel with Polychromed Carved Wooden Wings 1100/1300

Continental Wax Angel with Polychromed Carved Wooden Wings 1100/1300

Lot #103 (Sale Order 103 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) excluding head-dress. Wax swivel head with angular face, black bead eyes, white mohair rolled curls, wooden carved torso, lower arms and legs from above the knees, carved and gilt painted sandal lacing, wearing original ivory embroidered silk costume with gilt thread accents and fringe, matching head-dress, with detachable carved wooden angel with elaborate ornate feathered detail and red/blue shaded polychromed finish. Excellent condition. Continental, late 1700s.
Continental Wax Angel with Gilded Carved Wooden Wings 1100/1300 Continental Wax Angel with Gilded Carved Wooden Wings 1100/1300

Continental Wax Angel with Gilded Carved Wooden Wings 1100/1300

Lot #104 (Sale Order 104 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) excluding head-dress. Wax swivel head with angular face, blue bead eyes, white mohair rolled curls, wooden carved torso, lower arms and legs from above the knees, carved and gilt painted sandal lacing, wearing original ivory silk costume with beading and gilt thread accents, matching head-dress with gilt edging and tri-color plumes, with detachable carved wooden angel wings with gold leaf finish. Excellent condition. Continental, late 1700s.
Neapolitan Smiling Lad with Unusual Sculpting of Stockings 1100/1500 Neapolitan Smiling Lad with Unusual Sculpting of Stockings 1100/1500

Neapolitan Smiling Lad with Unusual Sculpting of Stockings 1100/1500

Lot #105 (Sale Order 105 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead turned to the side, brown sculpted hair in short curls, brown enamel eyes, slightly-smiling expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, sculpted very wrinkled brown stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing original homespun pants and shirt, paper-lined linen laced vest in unusual pattern. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very expressive features, rare stockings.
Neapolitan Lad as Baker's Helper 1100/1500 Neapolitan Lad as Baker's Helper 1100/1500

Neapolitan Lad as Baker's Helper 1100/1500

Lot #106 (Sale Order 106 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of young lad with black sculpted short bobbed wind-blown hair, enamel eyes, ruddy complexion, mouth modeled as though calling out, teeth, tongue, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing original white shirt, yellow pants and vest with braid trim, and carrying a rack of breadstuffs. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Italian Ceramic Wall Fountain 300/400 Italian Ceramic Wall Fountain 300/400

Italian Ceramic Wall Fountain 300/400

Lot #107 (Sale Order 107 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Thick paste ceramic wall fountain with cream finish and decorations in brown and tan. Good condition, some rubs and typical small flakes. Italian, early 1800s.
Neapolitan Balding Man as Restaurateur  1100/1500 Neapolitan Balding Man as Restaurateur  1100/1500

Neapolitan Balding Man as Restaurateur 1100/1500

Lot #108 (Sale Order 108 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting a restaurant waiter with bald pate, black side burns, shaded stubble, brown enamel eyes, impressed age lines and moles, slight smiling expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved green stockings and tan shoes with brown soles and flaps, wearing burgundy velvet suit with gold braid, black vest, shirt, linen apron, and with metal ladle. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very detailed facial modeling with kindly expression, occupational themed.
Neapolitan Villager Musician with Guitar 1100/1500 Neapolitan Villager Musician with Guitar 1100/1500

Neapolitan Villager Musician with Guitar 1100/1500

Lot #109 (Sale Order 109 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta, sculpted brown hair, enamel eyes, mouth modeled open as though singing, teeth, tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, carved wrinkled green legs, black shoes with red buckles, wearing original costume comprising striped velvet breeches and blue jacket and carrying tortoise-shell guitar with mother-of-pearl inlay. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Smiling Boy with Original Costume  900/1100 Neapolitan Smiling Boy with Original Costume  900/1100

Neapolitan Smiling Boy with Original Costume 900/1100

Lot #110 (Sale Order 110 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, brown sculpted short curly hair, enamel eyes, smiling expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings, tan shoes with red buckles, wearing original costume comprising red silk jacket, green short pants, vest, sash. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Rare Miniature Wooden Shoe Polisher with Attached Brushes 200/300 Rare Miniature Wooden Shoe Polisher with Attached Brushes 200/300

Rare Miniature Wooden Shoe Polisher with Attached Brushes 200/300

Lot #111 (Sale Order 111 of 318)

3" (8 cm.) Walnut case designed with a row of brushes on each side wall, designed to move shoe forward and backward as though polishing, with brass studs and frame, and including pair of kidskin slippers. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Neapolitan Dog with Enamel Eyes and Silver Collar 700/900 Neapolitan Dog with Enamel Eyes and Silver Collar 700/900

Neapolitan Dog with Enamel Eyes and Silver Collar 700/900

Lot #112 (Sale Order 112 of 318)

5" (13 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta dog posed as though walking along, his tail curled, ears flung backward, head alert, with enamel eyes, and painted shaded finish of brown/tan/cream, with silver collar and chain. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Miniature Wooden Table and Bench with Food and Tableware 400/500 Miniature Wooden Table and Bench with Food and Tableware 400/500

Miniature Wooden Table and Bench with Food and Tableware 400/500

Lot #113 (Sale Order 113 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) The wooden table and bench are laden with eight pottery plates each with ceramic foodstuffs, along with pottery tureen, two metal carafes, creamer and goblet, and three pottery jugs. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s.
Neapolitan Smiling Lady with Red Hair Band 1100/1300 Neapolitan Smiling Lady with Red Hair Band 1100/1300

Neapolitan Smiling Lady with Red Hair Band 1100/1300

Lot #114 (Sale Order 114 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of lady with slightly-turned head on strong throat, brown sculpted hair with short curls framing her face and a coiled chignon held by red hair bow at her crown, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black flat open-back clogs, wearing original costume comprising yellow silk tapestry woven skirt, embroidered silk apron, green velvet laced vest, velvet sleeves, beaded necklace. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Three Neapolitan Figures Representing Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus 1700/2100 Three Neapolitan Figures Representing Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus 1700/2100

Three Neapolitan Figures Representing Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus 1700/2100

Lot #115 (Sale Order 115 of 318)

Including 8" Mary with polychromed carved wooden shoulderhead, brown sculpted hair in loose coil with tendril curls; 10" Joseph with polychromed terra cotta head, grey hair, beard and moustache, enamel eyes; 2 ¾" baby Jesus in wooden crib. Each of the larger figures has tow-wrapped posable armature body with carved wooden lower arms and legs. Very good overall condition. Late 1700s.
Neapolitan Lady with Gentle Expression 1200/1600 Neapolitan Lady with Gentle Expression 1200/1600

Neapolitan Lady with Gentle Expression 1200/1600

Lot #116 (Sale Order 116 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of slender-faced woman with slightly-turned head, brown sculpted hair with curls framing her face and a coiled bun at the back, small enamel eyes with heavy eyelids, slight smile, row of tiny teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and slender shapely legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing original costume with excellent detail, coiffe, and carrying metal basket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, an especially beautiful example.
Neapolitan Gentleman with Fine City Costume 1200/1600 Neapolitan Gentleman with Fine City Costume 1200/1600

Neapolitan Gentleman with Fine City Costume 1200/1600

Lot #117 (Sale Order 117 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of serious-faced gentleman with bald pate, enamel eyes, well-defined cheek and jaw bones, strong nose, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and tan shoes with red buckles, wearing bronze-green silk breeches, golden silk vest with self-covered buttons, scarf, lined great coat with faux-patch pockets and flat-hat with woven brim. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very handsome gentleman with wonderful costume.
Neapolitan Quartet of Musicians with Instruments 2200/3500 Neapolitan Quartet of Musicians with Instruments 2200/3500

Neapolitan Quartet of Musicians with Instruments 2200/3500

Lot #118 (Sale Order 118 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Each of the four dolls has polychromed terra cotta head with bald pate or sculpted hair, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted stockings and shoes, silk costume, and each is holding his musical instrument including stand-up bass and violin of carved wood and two tortoise-shell mandolins. Excellent condition, costumes are not original. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, the quartet is notable as each character has a different face and hair style, lending the arrangement a very realistic presentation.
Wooden Orchestral Gazebo with Rich Gilt Ornamentation 1100/1500 Wooden Orchestral Gazebo with Rich Gilt Ornamentation 1100/1500

Wooden Orchestral Gazebo with Rich Gilt Ornamentation 1100/1500

Lot #118.1 (Sale Order 118 of 318)

37" (94 cm.) x 36"h. The wooden performing platform, centered by a domed gazebo with shaped gilt shingles has architectural decoration panels along the wall. Excellent condition.
Neapolitan Princess with Splendid Original Costume 2200/2800 Neapolitan Princess with Splendid Original Costume 2200/2800

Neapolitan Princess with Splendid Original Costume 2200/2800

Lot #119 (Sale Order 119 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, reddish/brown sculpted hair in arranged curls away from her face and captured in an unusual vertical-looped braid at her back crown, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, green boots, wearing original silk royal robes in green and burgundy with gilt braid trim, pearl beading, and with necklace and ornate earrings. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Neapolitan Princess with Pearls and Gilt Embroidered Costume 2200/2800 Neapolitan Princess with Pearls and Gilt Embroidered Costume 2200/2800

Neapolitan Princess with Pearls and Gilt Embroidered Costume 2200/2800

Lot #120 (Sale Order 120 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, brown sculpted hair in arranged curls away from her face and captured in large double loop at her back crown, forelock curls, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing original silk royal robes in ivory and burgundy with gilt braid trim and embroidery, double strand of pearls. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Neapolitan Bearded King with Royal Robes 2200/2800 Neapolitan Bearded King with Royal Robes 2200/2800

Neapolitan Bearded King with Royal Robes 2200/2800

Lot #121 (Sale Order 121 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, bald pate with sculpted long grey beard, enamel eyes, strong nose, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted grey stockings, brown ankle boots, wearing original silk robes, comprising striped breeches, gilt thread embroidered vest, jacket, and long blue silk robe with rich metallic thread edging, padded turban with crown tip and pearl beading. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Ebony-Complexioned King in Elaborate Royal Robes 2200/2800 Neapolitan Ebony-Complexioned King in Elaborate Royal Robes 2200/2800

Neapolitan Ebony-Complexioned King in Elaborate Royal Robes 2200/2800

Lot #122 (Sale Order 122 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, ebony black complexion, enamel eyes, sculpted short curly hair, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted grey stockings and brown shoes, wearing original royal costume comprising silk striped breeches, ivory silk jacket with pearl appliques and matching shirt, brocade tapestry collared cap, with metallic gilt braid border, sash, and royal turban with surmounting crown and pearl beading. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Young King in Royal Robes 2000/2200 Neapolitan Young King in Royal Robes 2000/2200

Neapolitan Young King in Royal Robes 2000/2200

Lot #123 (Sale Order 123 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted brown hair waved from face into flowing curls at the back of head, sculpted brown goatee, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted brown stockings, brown ankle boots, wearing original silk robes, comprising striped breeches, gilt thread embroidered vest, red silk jacket, and long striped silk robe with rich metallic thread edging, padded turban with crown tip and pearl beading. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Three Silver Tableware with Rich Embossed Fruits and Flowers 400/500 Three Silver Tableware with Rich Embossed Fruits and Flowers 400/500

Three Silver Tableware with Rich Embossed Fruits and Flowers 400/500

Lot #124 (Sale Order 124 of 318)

4" (10 cm.) and 4 1/2". Of hammered silver, comprising bowl and two edged plates, each with deeply embossed designs of richly-arranged fruits and flowers. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Early Cast Brass Four-Panel Screen  500/700 Early Cast Brass Four-Panel Screen  500/700

Early Cast Brass Four-Panel Screen 500/700

Lot #125 (Sale Order 125 of 318)

6 1/2" (17 cm.) x 16" opened, 6 1/2" x 4" each panel. Of heavy cast brass, the four panel hinged screen features 20 various impressed figural scenes with cobalt blue backgrounds and gilt details. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Early Silver Urn-Shaped Vase with Paper Mache Fruits 200/300 Early Silver Urn-Shaped Vase with Paper Mache Fruits 200/300

Early Silver Urn-Shaped Vase with Paper Mache Fruits 200/300

Lot #126 (Sale Order 126 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) overall. 3 1/2" vase. The silver vase with vertical ribbing and fluted collar contains a bountiful arrangement of paper mache sculpted and hand-painted fruits. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Continental Chestnut Tilt-Top Table with Inlay Marquetry 500/700 Continental Chestnut Tilt-Top Table with Inlay Marquetry 500/700

Continental Chestnut Tilt-Top Table with Inlay Marquetry 500/700

Lot #127 (Sale Order 127 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) diam. 13"h. upright. The chestnut circular table is designed to tilt open when not in use as a table, its table top inlaid with fern and floral designs. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Neapolitan Young Man with Closely-Cropped Beard 2200/2400 Neapolitan Young Man with Closely-Cropped Beard 2200/2400

Neapolitan Young Man with Closely-Cropped Beard 2200/2400

Lot #128 (Sale Order 128 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting a young man with sculpted short brown hair with topknot detail, closely-cropped brown beard, brown enamel eyes, mouth modeled open depicting teeth and tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable armature body with carved wooden arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing original homespun costume comprising lined brown jacket, natural weave vest, moss-green short breeches, woven hat. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Pair, Carved Wooden Hunting Dogs 1200/1500 Pair, Carved Wooden Hunting Dogs 1200/1500

Pair, Carved Wooden Hunting Dogs 1200/1500

Lot #129 (Sale Order 129 of 318)

5 1/2" (14 cm.) and 6"l. The long-bodied carved wooden dogs in highly-stylized pose have original painted cream finish with brown spots, green sculpted gilt-edged collar, painted eyes, curled tail, defined rib cage, carved open mouth with gnawing teeth, on original wooden base to simulate ground cover. Excellent condition. Neapolitan/Genovese, mid-1700s, notable stylized carving.
Carved Wooden Dog with Collar 600/800 Carved Wooden Dog with Collar 600/800

Carved Wooden Dog with Collar 600/800

Lot #130 (Sale Order 130 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) Carved wooden dog in alert standing pose, tail uplifted, painted shaded brown/black coat, painted eyes, carved open mouth with well-defined teeth and tongue, carved thick black collar with painted gilt edging, on original wooden base with ground cover. Excellent condition. Neapolitan/Genovese, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Aged Woman with Sculpted Cap Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca 3500/4500 Neapolitan Aged Woman with Sculpted Cap Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca 3500/4500

Neapolitan Aged Woman with Sculpted Cap Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca 3500/4500

Lot #131 (Sale Order 131 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead portraying an aged woman with stern expression, sculpted grey hair captured under a sculpted fitted cap with scalloped edge, deeply-incised age lines and well-defined cheek and jaw bones, downcast lips, definition of gaunt throat lines, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs to above the knees, painted blue stockings, black slip-on clogs, wearing original folklore costume with applique silk ribbons and banding, pearl-drop gilt earrings. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding artistry extends not only to facial sculpture, but also age-modeling of hands and sculpted cap. Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca, whose other works are included in the noted Bordoni Collection of Bologna and the Bayerisches National museum of Munich.
Neapolitan Man with Eager Expression Attributed to Salvatore di Franco 3500/4500 Neapolitan Man with Eager Expression Attributed to Salvatore di Franco 3500/4500

Neapolitan Man with Eager Expression Attributed to Salvatore di Franco 3500/4500

Lot #132 (Sale Order 132 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting man with eager expression, impressed age lines and well-defined cheek bones, pronounced nose, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open with row of teeth and tongue, bald pate with scruffy painted finish, modeled row of curls at forehead and above the ears, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings with tan shoes and green buckles, wearing original red textured silk breeches and matching jacket, green vest with self-covered buttons, white muslin shirt, burgundy velvet hat. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, attributed to Salvatore di Franco whose works can also be seen in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich.
Neapolitan Portrait of Shepherd Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 3500/4500 Neapolitan Portrait of Shepherd Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 3500/4500

Neapolitan Portrait of Shepherd Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 3500/4500

Lot #133 (Sale Order 133 of 318)

17" (43 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead with darkened complexion depicting rugged shepherd, sculpted tousled black curled hair with scrubby beard and moustache, enamel eyes, mouth modeled open with teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, bare feet, wearing original costume of brown kidskin breeches, white muslin shirt, paper lined linen vest, fleeced vest, cotton sack containing baby lamb and carrying another lamb and wooden walking stick. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to Francesco Celebrano, exceptional detail of sculpting and artistic painting of facial features.
Neapolitan Smiling Lady with Basket of Lemons 1200/1500 Neapolitan Smiling Lady with Basket of Lemons 1200/1500

Neapolitan Smiling Lady with Basket of Lemons 1200/1500

Lot #134 (Sale Order 134 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the right and downward, brown sculpted hair casually waved back into loose coiled bun at top of head and casual curls at side of face and nape, enamel eyes, smiling expression, impressed dimples, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, green painted stockings and tan shoes, wearing original folklore costume comprising gold silk bodice, skirt, embroidered apron, beaded necklace, carrying basket of lemons. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially charming characterization with well-rendered features.
Small Neapolitan Young Lad with Wistful Expression 1100/1500 Small Neapolitan Young Lad with Wistful Expression 1100/1500

Small Neapolitan Young Lad with Wistful Expression 1100/1500

Lot #135 (Sale Order 135 of 318)

7 1/2" (19 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, painted short brown hair, wide-open enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though closed, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted stockings, leather shoes, wearing velvet breeches, twill vest, silk jacket with gold braid, woven hat. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, remarkable wistful characterization on the small child with compelling expression.
Small Wooden Brown and White Collared Pup 600/800 Small Wooden Brown and White Collared Pup 600/800

Small Wooden Brown and White Collared Pup 600/800

Lot #136 (Sale Order 136 of 318)

4 1/2" (11 cm.) l. Carved wooden pup with painted white coat with brown spots, ears, brown enamel eyes, curly tail, stitched leather collar. Excellent condition. Circa 1800.
Neapolitan Young Country Lad 1100/1500 Neapolitan Young Country Lad 1100/1500

Neapolitan Young Country Lad 1100/1500

Lot #137 (Sale Order 137 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, closely shaved stubble on bald pate, curl in front of each ear, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original homespun pants and laced vest, laced jacket, fleeced lambskin jacket, kidskin leather sack, woven hat, bound leggings and laced sandals. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, most artistic modeling of facial features, well-preserved original costume.
Neapolitan Lady with Topknot Coiffure 1200/1800 Neapolitan Lady with Topknot Coiffure 1200/1800

Neapolitan Lady with Topknot Coiffure 1200/1800

Lot #138 (Sale Order 138 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted brown hair waved loosely from her face and captured in a topknot, with curls cascading onto her shoulders and a blue hair band, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, yellow stockings, red ankle boots with blue rims, wearing original costume comprising yellow silk harem pants, lined silk tunic with thick metallic threading, lined green silk jacket with metallic trim, and carrying silver bag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, especially fine detail of costume.
German Organ Grinder with Musical Mechanical Movements 2200/2700 German Organ Grinder with Musical Mechanical Movements 2200/2700

German Organ Grinder with Musical Mechanical Movements 2200/2700

Lot #139 (Sale Order 139 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Standing upon a wooden platform behind a velvet-covered music box is a carved head young black-complexioned lad with fleeced curly hair, enamel eyes, closed mouth, carved wooden hands and feet, wearing original gilt trimmed silk jacket (frail) over twill costume. Standing upon the box are two pairs of tiny wooden dancing couples, and in his left hand is a coin tray; when wound, music plays and the dolls dance around. Excellent condition, mechanism functions willfully. Germany, early 1800s.
Neapolitan Young Lady with Sculpted Topknot 1200/1500 Neapolitan Young Lady with Sculpted Topknot 1200/1500

Neapolitan Young Lady with Sculpted Topknot 1200/1500

Lot #140 (Sale Order 140 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted brown hair with wisps of curls around her face, topknot and curls at her nape, enamel eyes, shy smile with modeled teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, blue painted stockings, brown clogs, wearing original folklore costume with laced bodice, gold thread banding, and carrying basket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very distinctive and charming facial expression.
Neapolitan Village Gentleman with Smiling Expression 1600/1900 Neapolitan Village Gentleman with Smiling Expression 1600/1900

Neapolitan Village Gentleman with Smiling Expression 1600/1900

Lot #141 (Sale Order 141 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, short black sculpted hair waved from face, incised forehead and laughter lines, shaded stubble of beard, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, carved wrinkled dark brown leggings, brown shoes with buckles, wearing original costume of blue serge breeches and jacket with gold braid, red twill vest, flat head. Excellent, some paint wear on hands and shoes. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine detail of facial modeling with artistic painting.
Tin Chestnut Roaster with Tray of Chestnuts 200/300 Tin Chestnut Roaster with Tray of Chestnuts 200/300

Tin Chestnut Roaster with Tray of Chestnuts 200/300

Lot #142 (Sale Order 142 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Crude tinplate toaster with faux-hinged oven door has a double-handled tray with sieve plate and holds a ribbon-tied netting of chestnuts for roasting. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Wooden Bench with Baskets of Foodstuffs 300/400 Wooden Bench with Baskets of Foodstuffs 300/400

Wooden Bench with Baskets of Foodstuffs 300/400

Lot #143 (Sale Order 143 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) l. bench. Arranged upon a rustic wooden bench are three woven baskets filled with modeled food stuffs including meats, cheeses and vegetables. Excellent condition. Late 1700s.
Neapolitan Lady with Blue Hair Band and Tambourine 1100/1500 Neapolitan Lady with Blue Hair Band and Tambourine 1100/1500

Neapolitan Lady with Blue Hair Band and Tambourine 1100/1500

Lot #144 (Sale Order 144 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, brown sculpted hair loosely waved from her face and gathered into a coiled bun at back of head, tied with blue head band, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, orange clogs, wearing original silk embroidered gown, coral glass-beaded necklace, and carrying tambourine with painted scenes. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Neapolitan Balding Musician with Inlay Wooden Guitar 1100/1500 Neapolitan Balding Musician with Inlay Wooden Guitar 1100/1500

Neapolitan Balding Musician with Inlay Wooden Guitar 1100/1500

Lot #145 (Sale Order 145 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting bald headed man, his head tilted toward his guitar, enamel eyes, strongly-defined features, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, sculpted wooden arms and legs, wearing original costume comprising patched homespun pants, silk striped vest, woolen brown jacket, green-lined brown twill cape, woven leggings, laced sandals, leather shoulder sack, and carrying wooden guitar with mother-of-pearl inlay. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Gentleman with Unusual Hair 1700/1900 Neapolitan Gentleman with Unusual Hair 1700/1900

Neapolitan Gentleman with Unusual Hair 1700/1900

Lot #146 (Sale Order 146 of 318)

12 1/2" (32 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, bald crown with black tuft of hair at forehead and carved curls at sides and back of hair, enamel eyes with heavy eyelids, two painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted grey stockings and black buckle shoes, wearing original silk breeches, lined embroidered vest, black velvet jacket with embroidered trim. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, rare hair style and expressive features on the gentleman.
Neapolitan Handsome Villager with Unusual Boots 1200/1500 Neapolitan Handsome Villager with Unusual Boots 1200/1500

Neapolitan Handsome Villager with Unusual Boots 1200/1500

Lot #147 (Sale Order 147 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, black sculpted hair in pageboy-like style, enamel eyes, sculpted facial lines, strong nose, row of sculpted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, painted wrinkled-top leggings over tan shoes with black buckles, wearing original costume of blue breeches, laced twill vest, twill tan jacket with covered buttons. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, outstanding characterization and painting, rare hair style and leggings.
Neapolitan Young Lad as Scholar 1200/1500 Neapolitan Young Lad as Scholar 1200/1500

Neapolitan Young Lad as Scholar 1200/1500

Lot #148 (Sale Order 148 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of young lad with slender face, sculpted side-parted hair in casual wind-blown short curls, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, green carved shoes with black buckles, wearing green silk leggings, silk striped shirt, lined green silk jacket with piping and buttons, scarf. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare model with distinctive hair and expression appearing as though a young scholar.
Neapolitan Young Gentleman with Expressive Smile 1200/1500 Neapolitan Young Gentleman with Expressive Smile 1200/1500

Neapolitan Young Gentleman with Expressive Smile 1200/1500

Lot #149 (Sale Order 149 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, black sculpted hair with unruly curls, enamel eyes, distinctive nose, impressed laughter lines and cheek dimples, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, tan shoes with red bows, wearing original costume comprising red velvet breeches, silk vest with embroidered edging, green silk jacket with silver buttons, and with silver lidded jar worn on silver chain around his neck. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very expressive character features distinguish the young gentleman in his town clothes.
Neapolitan Robust Village Lady with Sculpted Bun 1200/1500 Neapolitan Robust Village Lady with Sculpted Bun 1200/1500

Neapolitan Robust Village Lady with Sculpted Bun 1200/1500

Lot #150 (Sale Order 150 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, sculpted loosely-waved hair drawn toward face into coiled bun at back of head, enamel eyes, well-defined cheek and chin structure, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted tan stockings, black shoes with red bows, wearing original costume comprising coral silk skirt with ribbon trim, muslin apron, silk blouse with cross-stitch gold braid, vest, cap, and beaded necklace. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine characterization of robust woman, her features enhanced by artistic painting.
Neapolitan Baskets of Foods  400/500 Neapolitan Baskets of Foods  400/500

Neapolitan Baskets of Foods 400/500

Lot #151 (Sale Order 151 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) l. table. Arranged upon a wooden table and three wooden stools are various foods, including baskets of meats and vegetables, a large sculpted ham hock, and a side of pork. The creation and presentation of food stuffs was an important corollary of the presepio scene, and certain artists specialized in their craft. Late 1700s.
Early Terra Cotta Stove with Pot 400/500 Early Terra Cotta Stove with Pot 400/500

Early Terra Cotta Stove with Pot 400/500

Lot #152 (Sale Order 152 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) w. 4 1/2"h. The heavy terra cotta or earthenware stove features drawer for coals and two burners, one with handled pot. Excellent condition, some few typical scuffs. Early 1800s.
Neapolitan Villager with Upper Glancing Expression 1100/1300 Neapolitan Villager with Upper Glancing Expression 1100/1300

Neapolitan Villager with Upper Glancing Expression 1100/1300

Lot #153 (Sale Order 153 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting dark-complexioned man, deeply-sculpted short overall curls, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open with two modeled teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes with red flaps, wearing original silk costume comprising coral buttoned vest, shirt, tie, long-sleeved jacket, striped breeches. Excellent condition, Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Handsome Gentleman with Defined Moustache 1100/1300 Neapolitan Handsome Gentleman with Defined Moustache 1100/1300

Neapolitan Handsome Gentleman with Defined Moustache 1100/1300

Lot #154 (Sale Order 154 of 318)

13" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting a slender-bodied handsome gentleman, black sculpted hair with deeply waved forelock curl at forehead and sides of head, enamel eyes, mouth modeled closed with defined teeth and tongue tip, painted moustache and sideburns, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, painted blue stockings, tan shoes with red buckles, wearing original silk breeches, vest and jacket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, excellent portrait-like features.
Rare Neapolitan Man with Sculpted Cap 3200/4500 Rare Neapolitan Man with Sculpted Cap 3200/4500

Rare Neapolitan Man with Sculpted Cap 3200/4500

Lot #155 (Sale Order 155 of 318)

18" (46 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head portraying gentleman with sculpted grey cap with upturned all-around brim, button accents, enamel eyes in well-defined sockets, strong nose, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted dark blue stockings, black shoes with red bows, early grey silk costume with gold lining and brass buttons, muslin shirt. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, rare model highlighted by unique cap, and exceptional detail of sculpting.
Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Cap and Modeled Bosom 1600/1900 Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Cap and Modeled Bosom 1600/1900

Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Cap and Modeled Bosom 1600/1900

Lot #156 (Sale Order 156 of 318)

13 1/2" (34 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead portraying lady with tilted-back head, brown sculpted hair loosely drawn back into coiled bun and captured under a sculpted white head scarf, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open with teeth and tongue tip, sculpted very buxom bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and shapely legs, painted blue stockings and brown clogs, wearing original costume comprising homespun skirt with metallic thread border, silk apron, green silk jacket with metallic thread and lace embroidered center panel. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, the rare model with unique details of hair, hair ornamentation and generous bosom.
Wooden Armchair with Velvet Upholstery over Rush Seat 400/500 Wooden Armchair with Velvet Upholstery over Rush Seat 400/500

Wooden Armchair with Velvet Upholstery over Rush Seat 400/500

Lot #156.1 (Sale Order 156 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) The walnut chair with spiral and incised carving features arms with rolled front, and is upholstered in green velvet with braid trim, over rush seat. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Neapolitan Bull on Wooden Base 1200/1500 Neapolitan Bull on Wooden Base 1200/1500

Neapolitan Bull on Wooden Base 1200/1500

Lot #157 (Sale Order 157 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) l. Polychromed terra cotta bull is posed on wooden base with ground cover, his head turned to the side, enamel eyes, brown shaded coat with white muzzle, sculpted ears, horns, and deeply-incised mane, tail with sculpted curly tail tip, and deeply defined musculature. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, the sculpture of animals was an integral and significant aspect of the presepio scene, utilizing the skills of celebrated court sculptors such as the Vassallo brothers and Francesco Gallo from whom this particular luxury work might be the product.
Rare Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Colorful Snood, Possibly Bottigliere 2800/3200 Rare Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Colorful Snood, Possibly Bottigliere 2800/3200

Rare Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Colorful Snood, Possibly Bottigliere 2800/3200

Lot #158 (Sale Order 158 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned slightly sideways, brown sculpted hair peeking from the front of a colorful snood which covers the remainder of her hair, sculpted ears, enamel eyes, heavily-modeled eyelids, mouth modeled as though closed with row of teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and shapely legs, painted blue stockings, yellow shoes with red bows, wearing original homespun gown with ribbon trim and embroidery, muslin blouse, gold beading. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, a model with similar facial features attributed to Bottigliere has been in the Bordoni Collection of Bologna.
Early Continental Wooden Cabinet with Paneled Doors 800/1200 Early Continental Wooden Cabinet with Paneled Doors 800/1200

Early Continental Wooden Cabinet with Paneled Doors 800/1200

Lot #159 (Sale Order 159 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) h. 10"w. Of dark wood, the thick-planked cabinet features double doors with hand-cast iron hinges, paneled frames on each door, wooden knobs, and with dove-tailed construction on the roof. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Neapolitan Villager Posed as Though Exclaiming 600/800 Neapolitan Villager Posed as Though Exclaiming 600/800

Neapolitan Villager Posed as Though Exclaiming 600/800

Lot #160 (Sale Order 160 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, short black sculpted hair windblown forward, painted eyes, dark complexion, mouth modeled as though open with two rows of teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, painted green stockings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing original silk pants, woven vest, silk jacket. Neapolitan, early 1800s.
Neapolitan Village Lady with Sculpted Red Snood 700/900 Neapolitan Village Lady with Sculpted Red Snood 700/900

Neapolitan Village Lady with Sculpted Red Snood 700/900

Lot #161 (Sale Order 161 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted brown hair peeking out the sides of a red painted snood with green edging, painted eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and red clogs, wearing original well-detailed folklore costume with paper lined apron, red silk ribbons. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1800s, rare modeled snood.
Neapolitan Basket of Ducks and Geese 400/500 Neapolitan Basket of Ducks and Geese 400/500

Neapolitan Basket of Ducks and Geese 400/500

Lot #162 (Sale Order 162 of 318)

3" (8 cm.) Arranged within a woven basket are three nestled terra cotta ducks or geese with bead eyes, sculpted and painted definition of feathers, with wooden stool. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, baskets of victuals and foodstuffs were important accessories in village scenes.
Neapolitan Village Man with Unique Facial Sculpture in the Manner of Lorenzo Mosca 1200/1500 Neapolitan Village Man with Unique Facial Sculpture in the Manner of Lorenzo Mosca 1200/1500

Neapolitan Village Man with Unique Facial Sculpture in the Manner of Lorenzo Mosca 1200/1500

Lot #163 (Sale Order 163 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with unique heart-shaped face, sculpted close-cropped black hair with comb-marked detail, enamel eyes, heavily-lidded eyes, mouth modeled as though lips slightly parted, with a row of teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, early costume comprising painted blue stockings, orange/brown shoes with orange bows, wearing brown breeches, red vest, jacket with velvet trim. Excellent condition, Neapolitan, early 1700s, rare model with very expressive characterization, in the manner of Lorenzo Mosca.
Neapolitan Woman and Her Infant, Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 2800/3400 Neapolitan Woman and Her Infant, Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 2800/3400

Neapolitan Woman and Her Infant, Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 2800/3400

Lot #164 (Sale Order 164 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) seated. 18" standing, 5" baby. Polychromed terra cotta head with generously-modeled bosom, depicting gentle-faced woman gazing at the baby she holds, enamel eyes, heavily-modeled eyelids, brown sculpted hair with elaborate double-braided chignon at her nape, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, red clogs, wearing original folklore costume with buttoned-opened blouse enabling her to nurse the baby she is holding. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to Francesco Celebrano, who, it is reported, specialized in depicting peasant people in folklore costumes.
Neapolitan Moorish Prince with Elaborate Costume and Cap 1200/1400 Neapolitan Moorish Prince with Elaborate Costume and Cap 1200/1400

Neapolitan Moorish Prince with Elaborate Costume and Cap 1200/1400

Lot #165 (Sale Order 165 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, ebony black complexion, tightly-cropped fleeced hair, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, red ankle boots, wearing ivory silk pants, patterned velvet vest, long patterned silk coat, royal cap. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Moorish Prince in Royal Costume 1200/1400 Neapolitan Moorish Prince in Royal Costume 1200/1400

Neapolitan Moorish Prince in Royal Costume 1200/1400

Lot #166 (Sale Order 166 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, ebony black complexion, tightly-cropped fleeced hair, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, red ankle boots with accented edges, wearing gold silk costume with metallic gilt tunic front. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Bearded Man with Bone-Handled Walking Stick 1800/2200 Neapolitan Bearded Man with Bone-Handled Walking Stick 1800/2200

Neapolitan Bearded Man with Bone-Handled Walking Stick 1800/2200

Lot #167 (Sale Order 167 of 318)

17" (43 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, sculpted brown hair with deep curls waved from face, well-shaped short beard and moustache, enamel eyes, strong nose, mouth modeled as though closed with painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing early costume comprising lined green silk jacket and breeches, gilt metallic lapel and braid, burgundy brocade fitted shirt with rhinestone buttons, matching cap and carrying wooden walking stick with carved bone grip and tip. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, especially fine characterization, outstanding sculpting of hands and feet.
Continental Wax King with Elaborate Costume and Crown 1100/1300 Continental Wax King with Elaborate Costume and Crown 1100/1300

Continental Wax King with Elaborate Costume and Crown 1100/1300

Lot #168 (Sale Order 168 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Honey-toned wax head with sculpted brown hair and very full beard and moustache, bead eyes, armature cloth-wrapped body, poured wax hands and feet, wearing original very elaborate lined silk costume comprising patterned burgundy gown, silk twill coat with blue cuffs and collar and elaborate crown, with overall applique decorations of embossed gilt designs, beaded tassels, cascading pearls and large ruby-glass medallion on crown. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Trilogy of Silver Crowns 500/700 Trilogy of Silver Crowns 500/700

Trilogy of Silver Crowns 500/700

Lot #169 (Sale Order 169 of 318)

2 1/2" (6 cm.) - 3 1/2". Each of fine rich silverplate with elaborate cut-work and embossed designs. Excellent condition. Late 1700s.
Continental Mahogany Tilt-Top Table 500/700 Continental Mahogany Tilt-Top Table 500/700

Continental Mahogany Tilt-Top Table 500/700

Lot #170 (Sale Order 170 of 318)

5" (13 cm.) h. 9" upright. 7" diam. Mahogany circular table designed with tilt-top when not in use, with fancily-carved pedestal base, ogee-edged table top, and star-shaped marquetry inlay. Excellent condition. Continental, mid-1800s.
Neapolitan Prince in Rich Metallic-Threaded Robes 1800/2100 Neapolitan Prince in Rich Metallic-Threaded Robes 1800/2100

Neapolitan Prince in Rich Metallic-Threaded Robes 1800/2100

Lot #171 (Sale Order 171 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned sharply to the side, short brown sculpted hair with goatee and refined thin moustache, enamel eyes, well-defined throat, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted white stockings and brown shoes, wearing early costume of ivory breeches, green silk tunic, purple coat, and gold robe, each with rich metallic thread embroidery. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Prancing Horse with Original Saddle 1200/1500 Neapolitan Prancing Horse with Original Saddle 1200/1500

Neapolitan Prancing Horse with Original Saddle 1200/1500

Lot #172 (Sale Order 172 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) l. Carved wooden horse with upright head, prancing pose has carved definition of mane, ears, muzzle, tail and musculature, enamel eyes, and is fitted with leather saddle, blanket and stirrups, gilt-accented leather harness. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, possibly Vassallo brothers.
Rare Neapolitan Page Boy in Purple Robe, Possibly Lorenzo Mosca 1300/1700 Rare Neapolitan Page Boy in Purple Robe, Possibly Lorenzo Mosca 1300/1700

Rare Neapolitan Page Boy in Purple Robe, Possibly Lorenzo Mosca 1300/1700

Lot #173 (Sale Order 173 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting young Asian boy, shaved scalp except arranged tuft of curls at his crown, enamel eyes, heavily-modeled eyelids, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted stockings and red ankle boots with pointy tips, wearing original court costume comprising yellow silk harem pants, green silk vest with gilt metallic threads, purple silk robes with gilt braid and paillettes. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, possibly from the school of Lorenzo Mosca.
Rare Neapolitan Page Boy in Green Shirt, Possibly Lorenzo Mosca 1300/1700 Rare Neapolitan Page Boy in Green Shirt, Possibly Lorenzo Mosca 1300/1700

Rare Neapolitan Page Boy in Green Shirt, Possibly Lorenzo Mosca 1300/1700

Lot #174 (Sale Order 174 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting young Asian boy, shaved scalp except arranged tuft of curls at his crown, enamel eyes, heavily-modeled eyelids, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted stockings and red ankle boots with pointy tips, wearing original court costume comprising breeches, magenta silk vest with gilt trim, green silk jacket. Excellent condition, some frailty to costume. Neapolitan, early 1700s, possibly from the school of Lorenzo Mosca.
Neapolitan Dromedary with Elaborate Blanket and Fittings 1200/1500 Neapolitan Dromedary with Elaborate Blanket and Fittings 1200/1500

Neapolitan Dromedary with Elaborate Blanket and Fittings 1200/1500

Lot #175 (Sale Order 175 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) Carved wooden dromedary with deeply sculpted details of carving of mane, eye sockets with painted eyes, musculature, painted brown finish with shaded detail, and with elaborate velvet and gilt saddle blanket and wrappings. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, carved wooden animals were created in the studios of the Vassallo brothers albeit more commonly with enamel eyes; this work has unknown attribution.
Neapolitan King with Long Flowing Beard and Superb Costume 2200/2900 Neapolitan King with Long Flowing Beard and Superb Costume 2200/2900

Neapolitan King with Long Flowing Beard and Superb Costume 2200/2900

Lot #176 (Sale Order 176 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting bald man with long flowing grey beard and moustache, enamel eyes, thick grey brows, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted yellow open-toe leggings with gilt-edged green rims, wearing outstanding original silk costume comprising harem pants, paper-lined twill tunic with gilt braid trim, magenta silk long coat with braid and paillette trim, extended-length green silk cap, crown-topped turban, and carrying sword and sabre. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Petite Neapolitan Man in Original Homespun Costume 800/1000 Petite Neapolitan Man in Original Homespun Costume 800/1000

Petite Neapolitan Man in Original Homespun Costume 800/1000

Lot #177 (Sale Order 177 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, shadowed bald pate, brown sculpted short curls around side and back of head, enamel eyes with heavy eyelids, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing original homespun and silk costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, excellent characterization especially for this small size.
Rare Petite Size Neapolitan Lady in Original Cervera Folklore Costume 1200/1500 Rare Petite Size Neapolitan Lady in Original Cervera Folklore Costume 1200/1500

Rare Petite Size Neapolitan Lady in Original Cervera Folklore Costume 1200/1500

Lot #178 (Sale Order 178 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, brown sculpted hair drawn loosely to the back of head, sculpted eyes, mouth modeled closed, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, blue painted stockings, black shoes, and wearing original multi-layered folklore costume including coiffe and coral brooch from the village of Cervera, historic realm of Naples. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very choice rare miniature presipio with beautiful painting and superb preservation.
Neapolitan Young Lad with Rare Table-Chair  600/800 Neapolitan Young Lad with Rare Table-Chair  600/800

Neapolitan Young Lad with Rare Table-Chair 600/800

Lot #179 (Sale Order 179 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of young lad with curious gaze, brown sculpted short windblown hair, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original brown linen jacket with embroidery and lacing, tan twill breeches. Along with early oak wooden table-chair with unusual carving on the underside, and two sculpted cats. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Peasant Girl with Two Carved Wooden Goats 1100/1300 Neapolitan Peasant Girl with Two Carved Wooden Goats 1100/1300

Neapolitan Peasant Girl with Two Carved Wooden Goats 1100/1300

Lot #180 (Sale Order 180 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of young girl, sculpted brown hair in coiled bun with red hair band and ribbon, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original stiffened country costume and holding earthenware mug, affixed on original wooden base carved to simulate ground, along with her two pet goats, each all-carved wooden with well-defined horns, goatee, udder and painted white/brown hide. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, the rare assemblage, the carved wooden goats with particular attention to detail.
Two Tables Filled with Baskets of Breads 400/600 Two Tables Filled with Baskets of Breads 400/600

Two Tables Filled with Baskets of Breads 400/600

Lot #181 (Sale Order 181 of 318)

5 1/2" (14 cm.) l. tables. Laid upon the two wooden tables are two woven baskets, copper tray, and metal tray which are filled with a bounty of various terra cotta breads, buns and rolls of various types.
Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Bow-Trimmed Green Cap 1200/1700 Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Bow-Trimmed Green Cap 1200/1700

Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Bow-Trimmed Green Cap 1200/1700

Lot #182 (Sale Order 182 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side depicting lady with heart-shaped face, brown sculpted curls peeking from beneath green fitted cap with red ribbon border and bow, enamel eyes, serene expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, green painted stockings, orange clog shoes, wearing original well-detailed folklore costume which is particularly complementary to her cap. Excellent condition, one finger chipped. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare modeled cap with beautiful costume.
Neapolitan Bald-Headed Village Man as Bird-Seller 1700/2300 Neapolitan Bald-Headed Village Man as Bird-Seller 1700/2300

Neapolitan Bald-Headed Village Man as Bird-Seller 1700/2300

Lot #183 (Sale Order 183 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of aged man with bald pate and curly tufts of hair over each ear, impressed age wrinkles, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open with two teeth, painted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black stockings, brown clogs with red buckles, wearing red silk breeches, ivory silk twill vest and jacket with gold braid, and carrying wooden bird cage with interior bird. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially expressive features with artistically-painted complexion and details.
Outstanding Neapolitan Portrait of Water-Boy Attributed to Giovan Polidoro 2500/3500 Outstanding Neapolitan Portrait of Water-Boy Attributed to Giovan Polidoro 2500/3500

Outstanding Neapolitan Portrait of Water-Boy Attributed to Giovan Polidoro 2500/3500

Lot #184 (Sale Order 184 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with deeply-sculpted features, ebony black complexion, enamel eyes, age lines incised on forehead, closely-cropped hair with defined tuft at back crown, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and muscular legs, painted black stockings and tan shoes with red outline, wearing original costume comprising flannel shirt, embroidered linen vest with constructed wear, striped flannel harem pants, and carrying three tin water pails. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to the studios of Giovan Polidoro. The occupation of "water boy" was important at this time. In his 1730 book the widely-traveled Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Labat praised the pure waters of Naples as well as the many "people who earn their living selling water to passers-by, whether to quench their thirst or refresh themselves".
Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Diadem and Bosom 1200/1600 Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Diadem and Bosom 1200/1600

Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Diadem and Bosom 1200/1600

Lot #185 (Sale Order 185 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with brown sculpted hair drawn away from her face into a coiled loose bun at the back and with dainty forehead curls, with sculpted diadem in red and gilt trim, generously-modeled bosom, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open with defined teeth and tongue, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, expressive fingers, bare feet, wearing early silk low-bodice gown, green silk coat with yellow silk lining, necklace. Excellent condition, finish worn on legs. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rarity factors on the beautiful lady include sculpted diadem and bosom.
Neapolitan Ottoman Merchant with Rare Silver Chest 1800/2300 Neapolitan Ottoman Merchant with Rare Silver Chest 1800/2300

Neapolitan Ottoman Merchant with Rare Silver Chest 1800/2300

Lot #186 (Sale Order 186 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with sculpted dark brown brushed back hair, neatly-trimmed goatee and thick moustache, enamel eyes, row of painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted wrinkled yellow leggings and yellow clogs with red piping, original costume comprising silk harem pants, twill vest, full-length burgundy silk coat with metallic braid edging, fabric turban, and carrying an early fine silver chest with very delicate filigree work. Excellent condition, one finger chipped. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, exceptionally fine facial sculpture especially for this smaller model, with choice artistry of painting, rare silver chest.
Petite Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Topknot and Royal Court Costume 1100/1300 Petite Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Topknot and Royal Court Costume 1100/1300

Petite Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Topknot and Royal Court Costume 1100/1300

Lot #187 (Sale Order 187 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of slender-faced lady, brown sculpted hair loosely waved around her face and captured into a topknot, enamel downcast eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and tan ankle boots, wearing silk harem pants and lavishly-trimmed gilt-threaded vest and jacket. Excellent condition, some fabric wear to jacket. Neapolitan, mid-1770s.
Early Continental Wooden Cabinet with Intricate Cast Lock and Secret Compartments 900/1200 Early Continental Wooden Cabinet with Intricate Cast Lock and Secret Compartments 900/1200

Early Continental Wooden Cabinet with Intricate Cast Lock and Secret Compartments 900/1200

Lot #188 (Sale Order 188 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) h. 10"w. Rosewood cabinet with paneled burled double doors accented with ebony beading, ebony beaded trim at base and crest, ball feet, and interior cabinet fitted with ten interior dove-tailed drawers with wooden knobs which center a niche with three gilt-edged ebony drawers; the interior drawers pull out for access to hidden compartments, and the cabinet has cast metal and brass hardware including a very intricate lock and key. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Two Continental Wax Guardsmen in Original Costumes 600/900 Two Continental Wax Guardsmen in Original Costumes 600/900

Two Continental Wax Guardsmen in Original Costumes 600/900

Lot #189 (Sale Order 189 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) Each has poured wax head, bead eyes, armature body with carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original guardsmen costumes with metallic braid, with turbans. Very good condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Antique Textiles with Gilt Metallic Thread Embroidery 400/500 Antique Textiles with Gilt Metallic Thread Embroidery 400/500

Antique Textiles with Gilt Metallic Thread Embroidery 400/500

Lot #190 (Sale Order 190 of 318)

Included 24" x 13" ivory silk panel with fringed edging and rich embroidery; 33" x 33" ivory homespun panels with unusual fringe which is tipped with paillettes and lavishly embroidered with floral designs; and cut fragment of crushed green velvet. Excellent condition. 1800s.
Neapolitan Prince with Wooden Flute 1800/2200 Neapolitan Prince with Wooden Flute 1800/2200

Neapolitan Prince with Wooden Flute 1800/2200

Lot #191 (Sale Order 191 of 318)

23" (58 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head portraying young man, bald crown, sculpted curls at center forehead and above the ears and around back of head, enamel eyes, strong aquiline nose, incised character lines above the nose bridge, corners of mouth and arched downward from his nose, sculpted ears, stern expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet except painted sandals, wearing yellow linen and silk shirt with gilt metal applique, wide metallic sash with buckle, and blue silk brocade harem pants with gilt button accents, holding a wooden flute. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Wooden Chair with Silk Brocade Upholstery 300/400 Wooden Chair with Silk Brocade Upholstery 300/400

Wooden Chair with Silk Brocade Upholstery 300/400

Lot #191.1 (Sale Order 191 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) The wooden framed chair with dark finish has upholstered seat and back of padded gilt-accented coral silk edged with gold braid. Excellent condition.
Rare Early Italian Ceramic Background 900/1200 Rare Early Italian Ceramic Background 900/1200

Rare Early Italian Ceramic Background 900/1200

Lot #192 (Sale Order 192 of 318)

34" (86 cm.) x 20". The ceramic earthenware background in original painted ochre, brown and green colors has sculptural detail of recessed niches and various semi-hidden figural designs. There are some typical edge rubs and small flakes found on this material, but overall excellent and brilliantly executed. Italian, early 1800s.
Neapolitan Ottoman Traveler with Trumpet 1400/1800 Neapolitan Ottoman Traveler with Trumpet 1400/1800

Neapolitan Ottoman Traveler with Trumpet 1400/1800

Lot #193 (Sale Order 193 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting bald-headed man with lock of hair at back of head, enamel eyes, mouth modeled open with teeth and tongue tip, modeled moustache and goatee, large ears, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing yellow silk harem pants, embroidered shirt, vest, wrapped turban, and carrying brass trumpet. Excellent condition. Late-1700s.
Neapolitan Moorish Pageboy with Brass Bowl 1100/1300 Neapolitan Moorish Pageboy with Brass Bowl 1100/1300

Neapolitan Moorish Pageboy with Brass Bowl 1100/1300

Lot #194 (Sale Order 194 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with ebony black complexion, tightly-curled cropped hair, enamel eyes, strong facial features, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, blue stockings and black boots, wearing original silk pageboy costume and carrying double-handled footed brass bowl. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Bearded Man with Gilt Brass Bird Cage 1200/1600 Neapolitan Bearded Man with Gilt Brass Bird Cage 1200/1600

Neapolitan Bearded Man with Gilt Brass Bird Cage 1200/1600

Lot #195 (Sale Order 195 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head portraying man with sculpted curly brown hair and flowing beard, enamel eyes, gaunt detail of cheeks, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing linen coat with gilt-thread embroidery, brown silk pants, vest, and carrying brass bird cage with cast bird figural atop. Excellent condition, paint worn on hair and feet. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Neapolitan Portrait Peasant with Early Farm Tool, Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca 4500/6500 Neapolitan Portrait Peasant with Early Farm Tool, Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca 4500/6500

Neapolitan Portrait Peasant with Early Farm Tool, Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca 4500/6500

Lot #196 (Sale Order 196 of 318)

21" (53 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting a worn-faced man with short sculpted black curls, well-shaped ears, enamel eyes, strong nose, dark shadowed beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs with defined musculature, bare feet, wearing original costume comprising homespun shirt, blue chambray pants, jacket, brimmed hat, sash, and carrying early hand-cast metal trowel with wooden handle. Excellent condition, finish worn on legs. Neapolitan, mid-1770s, attributed to Lorenza Mosca, whose extensive presipio figures ranged from angels to oxen to everyday people, and were notable for their uncompromising naturalism.
Rare Neapolitan Portrait of Traveling Man Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 4500/6500 Rare Neapolitan Portrait of Traveling Man Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 4500/6500

Rare Neapolitan Portrait of Traveling Man Attributed to Francesco Celebrano 4500/6500

Lot #197 (Sale Order 197 of 318)

18" (46 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting an aged kindly man with sculpted bald pate, impressed age lines with modeled moles, enamel eyes, sculpted grey thick brows, strong nose, painted scrubby beard-shadow, defined throat hollow, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted brown shoes, wearing early traveling costume comprising green velvet short pants, shirt, embroidered twill vest, sash, brown velvet jacket, leggings, cap, brown homespun cape, and carrying homespun carpetbag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, extraordinary highly characterized sculpture with fine artistic painting, attributed to Francesco Celebrano, the celebrated Neapolitan sculptor, a favorite of King Ferdinand IV, for whom he was commissioned to create his highly realistic figures.
Neapolitan Wooden Miniature Fountain with Dog 400/500 Neapolitan Wooden Miniature Fountain with Dog 400/500

Neapolitan Wooden Miniature Fountain with Dog 400/500

Lot #198 (Sale Order 198 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) h, fountain. 2" dog. The wooden fountain has faux-brick facing with textured finish, metal faucet, and faux-stone base. Included is stoneware hunting dog with painted finish and collar. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Seven Miniature Stoneware Molds 200/300 Seven Miniature Stoneware Molds 200/300

Seven Miniature Stoneware Molds 200/300

Lot #199 (Sale Order 199 of 318)

2" (5 cm.) -4". With brown or ochre finish, the stoneware molds are in various shapes to accentuate the food for which they are designed. Excellent condition. 1800s.
Neapolitan Foodstuffs in Baskets and Bowls 300/400 Neapolitan Foodstuffs in Baskets and Bowls 300/400

Neapolitan Foodstuffs in Baskets and Bowls 300/400

Lot #200 (Sale Order 200 of 318)

3" (8 cm.) w. Of earthenware with shaped and painted details, including fixed arrangement of various meats and sausages, stoneware bowl of separated pieces of various cheeses, and bread circle loaf, along with wooden chair. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Assortment of Various Accessories for Neapolitan Dolls 300/400 Assortment of Various Accessories for Neapolitan Dolls 300/400

Assortment of Various Accessories for Neapolitan Dolls 300/400

Lot #201 (Sale Order 201 of 318)

Including cast copper funnel, toleware table top heater with wooden handle, wood-framed sieve, carpet beater, wooden handled broom, wheeled metal dolly. Excellent condition. 1800s.
Neapolitan Foodstuffs including Rare Fish 300/400 Neapolitan Foodstuffs including Rare Fish 300/400

Neapolitan Foodstuffs including Rare Fish 300/400

Lot #202 (Sale Order 202 of 318)

4" (10 cm.) l. largest fish. Comprising notably a larger exotic terra cotta fish in basket. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, along with four additional plates or baskets of live or prepared fish arranged on wooden table. Excellent condition.
Neapolitan Market Woman with Rare Modeled Green Snood 1100/1400 Neapolitan Market Woman with Rare Modeled Green Snood 1100/1400

Neapolitan Market Woman with Rare Modeled Green Snood 1100/1400

Lot #203 (Sale Order 203 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, sculpted hair peeking from the side of a modeled green snood which captures the remainder of her hair and is decorated with a red bow, enamel eyes, heavily-modeled eyelids, firmly-set lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes and brown buckles, wearing original burgundy silk dress with gilt braid and paillettes, and carrying a woven basket of earthenware fish. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare modeled snood with excellent detail of sculpting.
Neapolitan Woman with Rare Modeled Snood 1200/1600 Neapolitan Woman with Rare Modeled Snood 1200/1600

Neapolitan Woman with Rare Modeled Snood 1200/1600

Lot #204 (Sale Order 204 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, sculpted brown hair peeking from beneath modeled snood with red ribbon border and bow, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open with beaded teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and brown clogs, wearing original folklore costume. Very good condition, retouch to complexion, legs and hands. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare modeled snood.
Neapolitan Villager with Dog with Architectural Facade 800/1100 Neapolitan Villager with Dog with Architectural Facade 800/1100

Neapolitan Villager with Dog with Architectural Facade 800/1100

Lot #205 (Sale Order 205 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) man. 4"l. dog. 17" h. x 14"w. background. Polychromed terra cotta head depicting a smiling man with sculpted short hair, goatee and moustache, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings, sculpted brown wrinkled leggings, black shoes, wearing original homespun costume, along with earthenware white dog. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, excellent characterization for such a small figure, posed along with (contemporary) foam-board architectural facade.
Neapolitan Young Lord with Flowing Curls 1700/2500 Neapolitan Young Lord with Flowing Curls 1700/2500

Neapolitan Young Lord with Flowing Curls 1700/2500

Lot #206 (Sale Order 206 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead depicting young lad with plumply-modeled cheeks, blonde sculpted hair with shoulder-length deeply-incised blonde locks curled up at the edges, enamel eyes, slightly-parted lips with row of sculpted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing early blue cotton and silk costume with silver metallic edging and white cotton shirt. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, especially fine detail of modeling on the prosperous-faced young lord.
Neapolitan Shaggy Dog, Attributed to Saverio Vassallo  1200/1500 Neapolitan Shaggy Dog, Attributed to Saverio Vassallo  1200/1500

Neapolitan Shaggy Dog, Attributed to Saverio Vassallo 1200/1500

Lot #206.1 (Sale Order 206 of 318)

9 1/2" (24 cm.) Carved wooden shaggy dog with deeply-sculpted fur, long curly tail and floppy ears, enamel eyes, carved open mouth with defined teeth and tongue, realistic painting of brown/white shading. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, attributed to Saverio Vassallo; the Vassallo brothers were noted for their wooden animal sculptures and Saverio especially concentrated on sculptures. It is said that he used the dogs of King Ferdinand IV as models for his works.
Continental Wooden Doll with Articulated Body and Royal Robes 3000/4000 Continental Wooden Doll with Articulated Body and Royal Robes 3000/4000

Continental Wooden Doll with Articulated Body and Royal Robes 3000/4000

Lot #207 (Sale Order 207 of 318)

19" (48 cm.) Carved wooden head, brown enamel inset eyes, richly-painted features, all-wooden body with swivel waist, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, wrists and ankles, wearing very elaborate royal robes of green velvet with richly-encrusted metallic banding accented with seed pearls, necklace of pearls and faux-rubies, and shaped turban coiffe wrapped with pearls and jewels, metallic reticule. Excellent condition. Continental, late 1700s, included is wooden throne dais with embroidered upholstery and footstool.
Neapolitan Wooden Lady with Sculpted Coiffure and Court Robes 2500/3500 Neapolitan Wooden Lady with Sculpted Coiffure and Court Robes 2500/3500

Neapolitan Wooden Lady with Sculpted Coiffure and Court Robes 2500/3500

Lot #208 (Sale Order 208 of 318)

22" (56 cm.) Carved wooden head and torso with oval face and elongated throat, brown sculpted hair waved loosely from her face and captured in a casual bun with cascading curls, enamel eyes, heavily-modeled eyelids, aquiline nose, dowel-articulation at hips, knees, shoulder, wrists and elbows, bare feet with painted sandals, wearing elaborate costume comprising green silk jacket with metallic lace trim, red velvet fitted tunic with applique medallion, patterned homespun skirt, and with gilt headband set with tiny coral stones. Excellent condition. Continental, 1700s.
Pair, Glass Urns in Original Gilt Stands with Symbolic Figural Bees 600/800 Pair, Glass Urns in Original Gilt Stands with Symbolic Figural Bees 600/800

Pair, Glass Urns in Original Gilt Stands with Symbolic Figural Bees 600/800

Lot #209 (Sale Order 209 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) A pair of glass vases in cranberry and emerald-green with painted gilt symbols are presented in gilt metal stand with lattice borders and with figural bees and flowers. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Silver Treasure Chest with Faux-Jewels and Embossed Scenes 400/600 Silver Treasure Chest with Faux-Jewels and Embossed Scenes 400/600

Silver Treasure Chest with Faux-Jewels and Embossed Scenes 400/600

Lot #210 (Sale Order 210 of 318)

5" (13 cm.) The hinged domed-top silver chest has overall embossed scenes of cherubs, angels and posed settings, and is edged with a variety of silver-mounted colorful "jewels". The chest bears hallmarks on the underside. Early 1800s.
Mahogany Triptych with Elaborate Inlay Marquetry 800/1100 Mahogany Triptych with Elaborate Inlay Marquetry 800/1100

Mahogany Triptych with Elaborate Inlay Marquetry 800/1100

Lot #211 (Sale Order 211 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) The mahogany three-panel hinged screen displays five images on the interior set within brass oval or rectangular frames which are surrounded by rich gilt and mother-of-pearl inlay. When closed, the triptych displays fine artistry of inlay marquetry work on the exterior panels of brass, bone and fine woods, on pedestal base with finial. Excellent condition. 18th century.
Pair, Metallic-Thread Jeweled Decorative Plants in Wooden Stand 600/900 Pair, Metallic-Thread Jeweled Decorative Plants in Wooden Stand 600/900

Pair, Metallic-Thread Jeweled Decorative Plants in Wooden Stand 600/900

Lot #212 (Sale Order 212 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Constructed in a fanciful way, the decorative trees are constructed of stiffened metallic borders and circlets, some enclosing faux-rubies and emeralds, presented in matching wooden vases with gold-lead painted ball feet and edging. Excellent condition. Late 1700s.
Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Flowing Long Hair 2200/2700 Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Flowing Long Hair 2200/2700

Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Flowing Long Hair 2200/2700

Lot #213 (Sale Order 213 of 318)

23" (58 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead of oval-faced lady with elongated throat, enamel eyes, aquiline nose, brown sculpted hair waved away from her face into a captured loose chignon at the back of head and long curls onto her shoulders, with painted blue hair ribbon, sculpted tips of ear lobes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, elongated slender bare feet, ivory silk costume and elaborate coiffe with pearl coronet. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Flowing Brown Hair 2500/3500 Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Flowing Brown Hair 2500/3500

Neapolitan Lady with Sculpted Flowing Brown Hair 2500/3500

Lot #214 (Sale Order 214 of 318)

22" (56 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, brown sculpted hair in soft waves around her face and drawn back into softly-rolled bun at back of head with flowing curls below, enamel eyes, heavily-lidded eyes, slight smile, defined throat hollow, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet with painted sandals, silk and tapestry costume, bracelets, and metallic thread cap. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, wonderful definition of hair.
Rare Neapolitan Shepherd Posed for a Nap 1200/1500 Rare Neapolitan Shepherd Posed for a Nap 1200/1500

Rare Neapolitan Shepherd Posed for a Nap 1200/1500

Lot #215 (Sale Order 215 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted tousled short brown hair under sculpted hat, eyes modeled closed, painted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, tan shoes with red buckles, wearing country garb of lambswool and flannel, and posed reclining on his back, head flung backwards as though resting, his head and legs posed on a labeled sack of grain. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare model to find in distinctive pose.
Pair, Neapolitan Lambs in Resting Pose 600/800 Pair, Neapolitan Lambs in Resting Pose 600/800

Pair, Neapolitan Lambs in Resting Pose 600/800

Lot #216 (Sale Order 216 of 318)

5" (13 cm.) -6". Polychromed terra cotta lambs with sculpted curly wool coats and painted eyes are posed resting, one with head tilted downward, the other with head alertly posed upward. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Carved Wooden Lambs in Rare Intertwined Pose 800/1000 Neapolitan Carved Wooden Lambs in Rare Intertwined Pose 800/1000

Neapolitan Carved Wooden Lambs in Rare Intertwined Pose 800/1000

Lot #217 (Sale Order 217 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) Two wooden lambs are carved in intertwined pose, each head resting upon the back of the other, enamel eyes, well-defined details of woolly coat. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Stern-Faced Peasant with Bald Pate 1100/1500 Neapolitan Stern-Faced Peasant with Bald Pate 1100/1500

Neapolitan Stern-Faced Peasant with Bald Pate 1100/1500

Lot #218 (Sale Order 218 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta man with bald pate, distinctively-sculpted stern expression enhanced by incised age lines, enamel eyes, furrowed brows, high cheek bones, shadowed painting of hair and beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black stockings, unusual sculpted black boots with wrinkled detail, wearing country peasant costume comprising short pants, shirt, homespun jacket with patch pockets. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine detail of facial lines lending distinctive expression, unusual boots.
Rare Diminutive Neapolitan Boy 500/700 Rare Diminutive Neapolitan Boy 500/700

Rare Diminutive Neapolitan Boy 500/700

Lot #220 (Sale Order 220 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted short brown curly tousled hair, enamel eyes, mouth modeled open with teeth and tongue, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and brown shoes with red buckles, wearing original striped pants, (worn) brown homespun shirt, flannel vest, and carrying leather sack. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Carved Wooden Fountain with Tin Basin 800/1100 Carved Wooden Fountain with Tin Basin 800/1100

Carved Wooden Fountain with Tin Basin 800/1100

Lot #221 (Sale Order 221 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Wooden fountain with carved detail of brick and stone work, tin water basin set in base and metal lion's head figural. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Petite Neapolitan Lady with Fine Early Costume 700/900 Petite Neapolitan Lady with Fine Early Costume 700/900

Petite Neapolitan Lady with Fine Early Costume 700/900

Lot #222 (Sale Order 222 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted brown curls, enamel inset eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and brown shoes with black buckles, wearing original early folklore costume of metallic-braid trimmed silk, coiffe. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Cow with Well-Defined Features 700/900 Neapolitan Cow with Well-Defined Features 700/900

Neapolitan Cow with Well-Defined Features 700/900

Lot #223 (Sale Order 223 of 318)

7 1/2" (19 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta cow with painted brown finish, painted eyes, sculpted mane, horns, tail, ears, nostrils, udder, and musculature. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s. Excellent condition.
Neapolitan Girl with Rare Sculpted Hair Style 700/900 Neapolitan Girl with Rare Sculpted Hair Style 700/900

Neapolitan Girl with Rare Sculpted Hair Style 700/900

Lot #224 (Sale Order 224 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta doll with one-piece modeled head, torso and upper limbs, jointed wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, sculpted short brown curly hair in elaborate drawn-up loops and curls at the sides and back, sculpted comb at her crown, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open with painted teeth, country-style costume. Structurally excellent, comb is restored. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare construction style and coiffure.
Diminutive Neapolitan Peasant Boy in Early Homespun 700/900 Diminutive Neapolitan Peasant Boy in Early Homespun 700/900

Diminutive Neapolitan Peasant Boy in Early Homespun 700/900

Lot #225 (Sale Order 225 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted short brown curly hair, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing homespun pants and embroidered shirt, lambswool fleeced vest. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Arabian Man in Turban  600/800 Neapolitan Arabian Man in Turban  600/800

Neapolitan Arabian Man in Turban 600/800

Lot #226 (Sale Order 226 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, painted black hair under attached turban, enamel eyes, thick black brows and moustache, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green boots, wearing original costume comprising velvet breeches, metallic tunic, homespun jacket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Wooden Market Stall with Tables and Baskets of Foodstuffs 800/1000 Wooden Market Stall with Tables and Baskets of Foodstuffs 800/1000

Wooden Market Stall with Tables and Baskets of Foodstuffs 800/1000

Lot #227 (Sale Order 227 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Wooden fenced stall with platform contains three wooden tables along with four baskets of modeled foodstuffs including fruit, breads, apples, meats and such. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s.
Neapolitan Fountain Setting with Carved Facade 900/1100 Neapolitan Fountain Setting with Carved Facade 900/1100

Neapolitan Fountain Setting with Carved Facade 900/1100

Lot #228 (Sale Order 228 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) The wooden carved two-sided stage setting has textured carved wood stone facade, attached bench, two niches, one with fountain basin. Late 1700s.
Diminutive Neapolitan Peasant with Sculpted Beard 600/800 Diminutive Neapolitan Peasant with Sculpted Beard 600/800

Diminutive Neapolitan Peasant with Sculpted Beard 600/800

Lot #229 (Sale Order 229 of 318)

7 1/2" (19 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted black curly unruly hair, full beard, moustache, enamel eyes, painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, blue stockings, black painted shoes and red buckles, wearing embroidered linen shirt, short pants, flannel vest. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Peasant with Modeled Cap 900/1100 Neapolitan Peasant with Modeled Cap 900/1100

Neapolitan Peasant with Modeled Cap 900/1100

Lot #230 (Sale Order 230 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted dark wind-blown hair with modeled brown cap, modeled neatly-trimmed beard and moustache, modeled-shut eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing woven costume with laced front, sandals, leather sack. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare shut eyes and modeled cap.
Small Neapolitan Shepherd Lad with Lambskin Vest and Leather Sack 700/900 Small Neapolitan Shepherd Lad with Lambskin Vest and Leather Sack 700/900

Small Neapolitan Shepherd Lad with Lambskin Vest and Leather Sack 700/900

Lot #231 (Sale Order 231 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead, sculpted short brown curly hair with forelock curl, tow-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing lambskin vest, laced homespun shirt, brown short pants, scarf, sandals, leather bag. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late 1700s, especially fine modeling of facial expression.
Neapolitan Bull in Unusual Position  800/1200 Neapolitan Bull in Unusual Position  800/1200

Neapolitan Bull in Unusual Position 800/1200

Lot #232 (Sale Order 232 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta cow with shaded brown/tan coat, painted eyes, in standing pose, with head turned sharply and looking backward, realistic modeling of cow, horns, ears, tail. Excellent condition, horns and tail re-attached. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Reclining Cow 800/1100 Neapolitan Reclining Cow 800/1100

Neapolitan Reclining Cow 800/1100

Lot #233 (Sale Order 233 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta cow posed reclining, with shaded brown/tan hide, defined musculature, hooves, horns, ears, hair, painted eyes, nose. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Diminutive Neapolitan Boy in Unusual Sideways Pose 800/1100 Diminutive Neapolitan Boy in Unusual Sideways Pose 800/1100

Diminutive Neapolitan Boy in Unusual Sideways Pose 800/1100

Lot #234 (Sale Order 234 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, brown sculpted hair with unruly curls, enamel eyes, delighted expression, tiny painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted brown stockings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing blue jacket and short pants, homespun vest. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very expressive features on the finely-sculpted model.
Neapolitan Moustached Innkeeper 2200/2600 Neapolitan Moustached Innkeeper 2200/2600

Neapolitan Moustached Innkeeper 2200/2600

Lot #235 (Sale Order 235 of 318)

18" (46 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side in an exclamatory manner, sculpted deeply-incised short curly hair including forelock, enamel eyes, strong nose, furrowed brows, very thick and full sculpted moustache, painted stubble of beard, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, sculpted stockings in rare wrinkled manner, brown shoes, red buckles, original muslin and cotton costume and carrying copper pot. Excellent condition, restoration on nose. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, depicting village innkeeper with highly characterized concerned expression, unusual stockings.
Neapolitan Bourgeois Attributed to Matteo Bottigliero  3800/4500 Neapolitan Bourgeois Attributed to Matteo Bottigliero  3800/4500

Neapolitan Bourgeois Attributed to Matteo Bottigliero 3800/4500

Lot #236 (Sale Order 236 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, bald pate with sculpted hair at sides of head, enamel eyes, incised age wrinkles, defined cheek bones, strong nose, row of painted teeth, painted beard stubble, tow-wrapped posable armature body with carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted brown stockings, black shoes with tan buckles, wearing original tan twill costume with brown embroidery, matching laced vest, burlap vest, coat with 18 covered buttons, hat, and with walking stick. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, attributed to Matteo Bottigliero, considered one of the leading sculptors, not only of presipio, but also of wood and silver statuary, in the early years of the that century.
Neapolitan Wooden Dog Attributed to the Vassallo Brothers 800/1100 Neapolitan Wooden Dog Attributed to the Vassallo Brothers 800/1100

Neapolitan Wooden Dog Attributed to the Vassallo Brothers 800/1100

Lot #237 (Sale Order 237 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Carved wooden dog with lean body, upright tail, glass eyes, painted brown coat. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, attributed to the workshops of the Vassallo Brothers.
Early Ebony Wooden Mirror with Beaded Carving 400/500 Early Ebony Wooden Mirror with Beaded Carving 400/500

Early Ebony Wooden Mirror with Beaded Carving 400/500

Lot #238 (Sale Order 238 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) x 9". The wooden frame with ogee shaping has double bands of beading which center a small 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" mirror. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Early Carved Wooden Chair with Embossed Tapestry Seat 400/600 Early Carved Wooden Chair with Embossed Tapestry Seat 400/600

Early Carved Wooden Chair with Embossed Tapestry Seat 400/600

Lot #239 (Sale Order 239 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Carved wooden armchair with ebonized dark finish has unusual lattice-woven design at the back with fancy spindles, curved arms, fancy leg supports, and embossed tapestry seat. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Neapolitan Lady with Inquisitive Expression 2400/2800 Neapolitan Lady with Inquisitive Expression 2400/2800

Neapolitan Lady with Inquisitive Expression 2400/2800

Lot #240 (Sale Order 240 of 318)

19" (48 cm.) Polychromed wooden carved head with oval-shaped face, sculpted hair with deep combmarks drawn around the side of face and loosely-looped at the back with tendrils of curls, enamel eyes, heavily-sculpted eyelids, well-defined nose and chin, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs with very expressive fingers, painted blue stockings, brown clogs, early costume comprising patterned cotton skirt, green velvet appliqued jacket, metallic bodice. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, especially expressive features with well-defined expression.
Rare Early Neapolitan Lad with Tortoise Shell Banjo 2200/2800 Rare Early Neapolitan Lad with Tortoise Shell Banjo 2200/2800

Rare Early Neapolitan Lad with Tortoise Shell Banjo 2200/2800

Lot #241 (Sale Order 241 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Carved wooden head and torso, sculpted short brown hair, enamel inset eyes, wooden jointed arms, carved fingers, padded armature upper legs, carved wooden lower legs, painted green stockings and black shoes, wearing antique brown velvet jacket over rough-wool shirt, green woolen pants, and carrying tortoise shell banjo with mother-of-pearl inlay. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, rare model with well-rendered serious expression.
Rare Early Neapolitan Lad with Wooden Bagpipes 2200/2800 Rare Early Neapolitan Lad with Wooden Bagpipes 2200/2800

Rare Early Neapolitan Lad with Wooden Bagpipes 2200/2800

Lot #242 (Sale Order 242 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Carved wooden head and torso, sculpted short brown hair, enamel inset eyes, wooden jointed arms, carved fingers, padded armature upper legs, carved wooden lower legs, painted green stockings and black shoes, wearing antique transfer pattern jacket over rough-wool shirt, brown silk pants, and carrying wooden bagpipe. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, rare model with very fine characterization, costume and carved painted bagpipe.
Early Wooden Chest with Thick Handcast Iron Straps and Hinging 600/900 Early Wooden Chest with Thick Handcast Iron Straps and Hinging 600/900

Early Wooden Chest with Thick Handcast Iron Straps and Hinging 600/900

Lot #243 (Sale Order 243 of 318)

5" (13 cm.) w. 4"h. The thick wooden plant chest is bound with handcast iron straps with handcast nails and hinges, with brass lock. Excellent condition. Late 1700s.
Neapolitan Court Figure in Original Cavalier Costume 1200/1500 Neapolitan Court Figure in Original Cavalier Costume 1200/1500

Neapolitan Court Figure in Original Cavalier Costume 1200/1500

Lot #244 (Sale Order 244 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed sculpted wooden head and torso depicting strong-featured man of the court, painted eyes, sculpted thick wide moustache, sculpted brown hair waved from face onto neck, padded armature upper arms and legs, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green pointy-tip shoes, wearing original stiffened woven pants and coat with gilt metallic threading and brown velvet collar and pants, black hat with velvet feathers, carrying sword and sceptre, and posed on wooden stand. Excellent condition, Neapolitan, early 1700s, rare early model with exceptional carving.
Neapolitan Wooden Horse with Carved Wooden Saddlery 1100/1500 Neapolitan Wooden Horse with Carved Wooden Saddlery 1100/1500

Neapolitan Wooden Horse with Carved Wooden Saddlery 1100/1500

Lot #245 (Sale Order 245 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) h. 9"l. The carved wooden horse in prancing pose with realistically turned head has black bead eyes, carved and painted detail of mane, tail, hooves, mouth and saddlery including gilt-fringed and tasseled blanket. Posed on carved wooden platform to simulate ground cover. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Early Neapolitan Gentleman as Reverent Scholar 1200/1500 Early Neapolitan Gentleman as Reverent Scholar 1200/1500

Early Neapolitan Gentleman as Reverent Scholar 1200/1500

Lot #246 (Sale Order 246 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) Carved wooden head and torso, sculpted brown hair in shoulder-length curls, enamel inset eyes, wooden jointed arms, carved fingers, padded armature upper legs, carved wooden lower legs, bare feet, wearing blue velvet long-railed jacket, ivory silk vest and lace jabot, brown velvet pants. Neapolitan, early 1700s, rare model with intelligent gaze, distinctive body construction.
Continental Wooden Kneeling Prayer Chair 500/600 Continental Wooden Kneeling Prayer Chair 500/600

Continental Wooden Kneeling Prayer Chair 500/600

Lot #247 (Sale Order 247 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Wooden chair with ebony painted finish has low velvet-covered seat designed for kneeling, and spindled back with top tail designed for placement of hands in prayer. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Neapolitan Bourgeois with Sculpted Beard and Sideburns 800/1000 Neapolitan Bourgeois with Sculpted Beard and Sideburns 800/1000

Neapolitan Bourgeois with Sculpted Beard and Sideburns 800/1000

Lot #248 (Sale Order 248 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned to the side, sculpted brown hair with well-defined wind-blown curls, enamel eyes, thickly-sculpted brown brows, sideburns, moustache and neatly-trimmed beard, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted stockings and black shoes with red bows, wearing embroidered silk vest, pants, brown velvet jacket with gold braid edging. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Continental Sedan Chair with Tapestry Cover 800/1000 Continental Sedan Chair with Tapestry Cover 800/1000

Continental Sedan Chair with Tapestry Cover 800/1000

Lot #249 (Sale Order 249 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) The wooden-framed sedan chair is upholstered with gilt-tooled leather edging and silk tapestry with floral design, side glass windows, hinged opening front door with glass window, silk lined interior, wooden carrying rods. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Neapolitan Woman with Small Boy and Dogs 800/1200 Neapolitan Woman with Small Boy and Dogs 800/1200

Neapolitan Woman with Small Boy and Dogs 800/1200

Lot #250 (Sale Order 250 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) woman, 4" boy. 17" x 17" setting. Polychromed terra cotta head with sculpted brown hair held by red hair ribbon, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, wooden lower arms and legs, painted brown shoes, original traditional folklore costume. Along with small Neapolitan boy with sculpted short curly hair, and two terra cotta dogs with painted bodies. The late 1700s dolls are posed in a wooden-based courtyard with wonderfully-detailed brick oven. Very good condition, some early restoration on woman, the courtyard is included although age is uncertain.
Neapolitan Woman in Folklore Costume with Mule on Original Wooden Base 1100/1300 Neapolitan Woman in Folklore Costume with Mule on Original Wooden Base 1100/1300

Neapolitan Woman in Folklore Costume with Mule on Original Wooden Base 1100/1300

Lot #251 (Sale Order 251 of 318)

8 1/2" (22 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with sculpted hair loosely brushed to back of head into coiled bun, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body with wooden lower arms and legs, wearing well-detailed and accented folklore costume, balancing a basket of wheat on the back of a sculpted mule with original harness and blankets, arranged on original wooden base with ground cover. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, felicitous arrangement enhanced by very fine minute detailing of costume and pose.
Neapolitan Duck with Multi-Chrome Feathering 700/900 Neapolitan Duck with Multi-Chrome Feathering 700/900

Neapolitan Duck with Multi-Chrome Feathering 700/900

Lot #252 (Sale Order 252 of 318)

5" (13 cm.) h. 4"l. Polychromed terra cotta depicting strutting duck with well-detailed featherine, black bead eyes, wire-framed webbed feet, on original wooden base. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Fowl with Detailed Feathering 700/900 Neapolitan Fowl with Detailed Feathering 700/900

Neapolitan Fowl with Detailed Feathering 700/900

Lot #253 (Sale Order 253 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta farmyard fowl with well-detailed feathering enhanced by artistic painting, black bead eyes, and armature wire feet. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Woman with Gentle Smile and Original Folklore Costume 1100/1500 Neapolitan Woman with Gentle Smile and Original Folklore Costume 1100/1500

Neapolitan Woman with Gentle Smile and Original Folklore Costume 1100/1500

Lot #254 (Sale Order 254 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, oval elongated face, enamel downcast eyes with heavy eyelids, brown sculpted hair in center-part and drawn smoothly back from face into a loosely coiled arrangement at her nape, gentle smiling expression, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black stockings and tan clogs, wearing original silk folklore costume with gilt metallic thread trim, laced bodice. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Grey-Haired Elderly Woman Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca 4500/5500 Neapolitan Grey-Haired Elderly Woman Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca 4500/5500

Neapolitan Grey-Haired Elderly Woman Attributed to Lorenzo Mosca 4500/5500

Lot #255 (Sale Order 255 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta depicting an elderly woman with sculpted grey hair loosely drawn from her face and captured in a loose coiled bun at the back of head, enamel eyes, well-defined age lines, gaunt cheek bones, strong nose, strong chin, throat hollow, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings, blue slogs with red edging, wearing original folklore costume and carrying modeled wraps of provolone cheese. Excellent condition, mid-1700s, attributed to Lorenza Mosca, the celebrated sculptor or presipio; although self-trained (he was by livelihood a bureaucrat in the government), his works are acclaimed for their artistry and realism.
Neapolitan Bald-Headed Village Man  1200/1500 Neapolitan Bald-Headed Village Man  1200/1500

Neapolitan Bald-Headed Village Man 1200/1500

Lot #256 (Sale Order 256 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of firm-featured man, bald pate with painted hair shadow, sculpted tufts of hair over each ear, sculpted thick brows, enamel eyes, row of sculpted teeth with impressed lines at sides of lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden hands and lower legs with defined wrinkled leggings and brown shoes with black buckles, wearing velvet pants, white shirt and silk twill vest. Excellent condition, one finger chipped, finish worn on stockings. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Guardsman with Rare Sculpted Helmet 2700/3200 Neapolitan Guardsman with Rare Sculpted Helmet 2700/3200

Neapolitan Guardsman with Rare Sculpted Helmet 2700/3200

Lot #257 (Sale Order 257 of 318)

18" (46 cm.) Polychromed carved wooden head, black carved short curly hair under elaborately-carved green wooden helmet with gold-leaf edging and figural lion's head, enamel eyes, black sculpted thick moustache, shadowed beard stubble, padded armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green leggings with gilt edging, wearing original guardsman costume and carrying sword. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1700s, rare carved helmet.
Neapolitan Gentleman Aristocrat in Silk Costume 2200/2800 Neapolitan Gentleman Aristocrat in Silk Costume 2200/2800

Neapolitan Gentleman Aristocrat in Silk Costume 2200/2800

Lot #258 (Sale Order 258 of 318)

17" (43 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted short black hair with forelock detail of curl, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open with two rows of teeth and tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted black stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing original lined silk costume comprising short pants and matching jacket with gilt braid trim, fitted brocade vest. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early 1800s, charming gentleman with original silk salon costume.
Early Carved Wooden Dog in Highly Stylized Manner 800/1100 Early Carved Wooden Dog in Highly Stylized Manner 800/1100

Early Carved Wooden Dog in Highly Stylized Manner 800/1100

Lot #259 (Sale Order 259 of 318)

10 1/2" (27 cm.) The long-bodied carved wooden dog in highly-stylized pose has original painted cream/brown finish, red sculpted gilt-edged collar, painted eyes, curled tail, defined rib cage, carved open mouth with gnawing teeth, on original wooden base. Excellent condition. Neapolitan/Genovese, mid-1700s, notable stylized carving.
Continental Wooden Cabinet with Painted Floral Designs 400/500 Continental Wooden Cabinet with Painted Floral Designs 400/500

Continental Wooden Cabinet with Painted Floral Designs 400/500

Lot #260 (Sale Order 260 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) l. 10"h. The wooden cabinet has double doors with oval-shaped panels decorated with hand-painted flowers, single drawer, painted surface to simulate marble, and is decorated with gilt scrolling, with lock and key. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Four Miniature Books in Faust by Goethe 300/400 Four Miniature Books in Faust by Goethe 300/400

Four Miniature Books in Faust by Goethe 300/400

Lot #261 (Sale Order 261 of 318)

2" (5 cm.) - 3 1/2". The four miniature leather bound books in German and French are from late 1700s/early 1800s. Very good condition.
Neapolitan Priest with Long Flowing Beard 1200/1700 Neapolitan Priest with Long Flowing Beard 1200/1700

Neapolitan Priest with Long Flowing Beard 1200/1700

Lot #262 (Sale Order 262 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with elongated gaunt face, enamel upper-glancing eyes, sculpted dark grey hair cropped closely to the scalp, sculpted very full flowing curly beard and moustache, strong nose, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, slender fingers, bare feet with sandal soles, wearing original linen priest robe with hood and carrying mother-of-pearl rosary. Excellent condition except three finger tips broken. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Aristocratic Lady with Silver Jewelry 2400/3200 Neapolitan Aristocratic Lady with Silver Jewelry 2400/3200

Neapolitan Aristocratic Lady with Silver Jewelry 2400/3200

Lot #263 (Sale Order 263 of 318)

16" (41 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted brown hair with tightly-crimped curls around her face and captured in a chignon at the back encircled by narrow braid, curls at nape, enamel eyes with heavy eyelids, sculpted parted lips, teeth, tow-wrapped armature body, sculpted wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing original silk folklore costume with velvet embroidered apron, and silver and bead necklaces and little book. Excellent condition, two fingers repaired. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding portraiture with distinctive coiffure, refined expression.
Continental Elaborately Carved Wooden Chair with High Back 600/800 Continental Elaborately Carved Wooden Chair with High Back 600/800

Continental Elaborately Carved Wooden Chair with High Back 600/800

Lot #264 (Sale Order 264 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) The ebony-finished wooden chair has high back with three fancily-shaped back splats, thick carving on arms and feet enhanced by faded gilt accents, tapestry seat cover. Excellent condition. Continental, rare early model of miniature chair, 1700s.
Neapolitan Moor with Rare Sculpted Yellow Cap 2400/2800 Neapolitan Moor with Rare Sculpted Yellow Cap 2400/2800

Neapolitan Moor with Rare Sculpted Yellow Cap 2400/2800

Lot #265 (Sale Order 265 of 318)

17" (43 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, brown complexion with shaded stubble of beard, black painted short hair under yellow cap with blue edging, enamel eyes, curvy black sculpted brows, incised eyeliner, mouth sculpted open in expressive manner, painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, brown clogs, wearing original costume comprising striped harem pants, red silk shirt and green vest with gilt thread edging, and carrying sword. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare model with outstanding sculpting and painted yellow cap.
Neapolitan Dark-Complexioned Woman with Expressive Gaze 1700/2300 Neapolitan Dark-Complexioned Woman with Expressive Gaze 1700/2300

Neapolitan Dark-Complexioned Woman with Expressive Gaze 1700/2300

Lot #266 (Sale Order 266 of 318)

19" (48 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with dark-brown complexion, brown sculpted hair loosely waved from her face and captured in a loosely-coiled double-loop at the back of her head, enamel upper-gazing eyes, mouth modeled as though nearly closed with row of teeth, elongated slender throat, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing elaborate regional costume. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Peasant with Wheeled Wooden Wagon and Barrels 1100/1500 Neapolitan Peasant with Wheeled Wooden Wagon and Barrels 1100/1500

Neapolitan Peasant with Wheeled Wooden Wagon and Barrels 1100/1500

Lot #267 (Sale Order 267 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) man. 12" wagon. Polychromed terra cotta head, bald pate, enamel eyes, aged lines and frowning expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original peasant costume and carrying leather satchel. Along with a wooden wheeled wagon with three wooden barrels. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Ox with Grand Sculpted Horns 1100/1300 Neapolitan Ox with Grand Sculpted Horns 1100/1300

Neapolitan Ox with Grand Sculpted Horns 1100/1300

Lot #268 (Sale Order 268 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) l. The standing ox is posed with well-defined musculature, curled tail, detailed hooves, bead eyes, horns, nostrils, and long curled horns with incised detailing. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Continental Lady with Gentle Expression 800/1100 Continental Lady with Gentle Expression 800/1100

Continental Lady with Gentle Expression 800/1100

Lot #269 (Sale Order 269 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Carved wooden head and upper torso with shapely bosom, oval face, black sculpted hair arranged in short curls, enamel or glaze-painted black eyes, closed mouth with gentle smile, padded armature upper arms and legs, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted shoes, wearing silk fashionable costume of the early 1800s. Very good condition, some retouch. Continental, early 1800s.
Neapolitan Carved Donkey with Basket of Modeled Fruits 1600/2200 Neapolitan Carved Donkey with Basket of Modeled Fruits 1600/2200

Neapolitan Carved Donkey with Basket of Modeled Fruits 1600/2200

Lot #270 (Sale Order 270 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) l. Carved wooden donkey with well-defined mane, tail and ears, large enamel eyes, painted brown finish with shaded cream muzzle, and with woven basket slung over his back containing an assortment of sculpted polychromed fruits. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, outstanding carving with gentle facial expression, wonderful accessory basket with rare sculpted fruits.
Neapolitan Country Lad in Original Costume 700/900 Neapolitan Country Lad in Original Costume 700/900

Neapolitan Country Lad in Original Costume 700/900

Lot #271 (Sale Order 271 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted brown curly wind-blown hair, enamel eyes, heavy eyelids, eager expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing original woven twill work costume with laced tunic, fleeced vest, leather satchel, cap and walking stick. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very expressive features and original costume.
Neapolitan Fisherman with Basket of Oyster Shells 1200/1800 Neapolitan Fisherman with Basket of Oyster Shells 1200/1800

Neapolitan Fisherman with Basket of Oyster Shells 1200/1800

Lot #272 (Sale Order 272 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned sharply to the side and glancing down, extended length bodice allowing the man to wear open-front shirt, black modeled rumpled curly hair, beard, and moustache, thickly-modeled black brows, enamel eyes, strong nose, incised facial lines, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, wearing original homespun pants and shirt, sash, and carrying woven basket of oysters. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare model with outstanding detail of modeling of head and limbs.
Neapolitan Lady Aristocrat in Rich Original Costume 1200/1800 Neapolitan Lady Aristocrat in Rich Original Costume 1200/1800

Neapolitan Lady Aristocrat in Rich Original Costume 1200/1800

Lot #273 (Sale Order 273 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head inclined slightly downward, grey sculpted hair loosely waved back from her face into casually looped chignon at the back with cascading curls below, heavily-lidded enamel eyes, deeply-defined facial features, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and shapely legs, blue stockings, brown shoes, wearing original folklore costume of silk and velvet with gilt metallic embroidery, silver necklace, and holding a gilt-edged porcelain bowl. Excellent condition, chip at back chignon loop, Neapolitan, mid-1700s, very fine modeling and painting, finely-detailed original costume.
Neapolitan Caspar in Original Royal Robes 1200/1700 Neapolitan Caspar in Original Royal Robes 1200/1700

Neapolitan Caspar in Original Royal Robes 1200/1700

Lot #274 (Sale Order 274 of 318)

11" (28 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, brown sculpted hair waved backward, brown sculpted short beard, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted yellow boots with red edging, green stockings, wearing very elaborate original silk costume comprising silk pants, embroidered gilt thread tunic, full length coat, long cape with fringed metallic edging and elaborate turban. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, handsome visage with well-defined beard, well-detailed costume, depicted as Caspar of the Three Wise Men.
Neapolitan Balthazar in Original Royal Robes 1200/1700 Neapolitan Balthazar in Original Royal Robes 1200/1700

Neapolitan Balthazar in Original Royal Robes 1200/1700

Lot #275 (Sale Order 275 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicted aged man with sculpted long grey hair and very full elongated grey beard, grey brows, enamel eyes, mouth sculpted as though open with sculpted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted red boots with draped green edging, wearing original costume comprising ivory silk pants, richly-embroidered green velvet tunic, floral-embroidered coat, green velvet cap with gilt fringe, matching turban with jeweled medallion. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, depicted as Balthazar of the Three Wise Men.
Four Gold Thread and Velvet Wall Panels 800/1100 Four Gold Thread and Velvet Wall Panels 800/1100

Four Gold Thread and Velvet Wall Panels 800/1100

Lot #276 (Sale Order 276 of 318)

28" (71 cm.) x 20" overall panels. 20" x 14" embroidery panels. Each of four velvet covered panels is centered by a magenta velvet panel with exceptional detail of gilt thread embroidery. Along with 49" x 20" lined magenta silk cover with gilt thread. Display panels are contemporary, gilt thread embroideries mid-1800s.
Gilt-Accented Velvet Vitrine with Jeweled Brass Crown 800/1100 Gilt-Accented Velvet Vitrine with Jeweled Brass Crown 800/1100

Gilt-Accented Velvet Vitrine with Jeweled Brass Crown 800/1100

Lot #277 (Sale Order 277 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) l. vitrine. 3"l, crown. The wooden-framed vitrine with red velvet cover is accented with gilt ormolu garlands, with side-glass windows and domed glass front, mirrored back; the interior fitted with tufted rose silk cushion upon which rests an ormolu gilt bird and brass crown with silver border and beading, ten colorful prismatic glass "jewels" in silver mounts. Excellent condition. Early 18th century.
Neapolitan Prince with Wind-Blown Hair and Beard 1700/2400 Neapolitan Prince with Wind-Blown Hair and Beard 1700/2400

Neapolitan Prince with Wind-Blown Hair and Beard 1700/2400

Lot #278 (Sale Order 278 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head posed to glance downward, sculpted grey hair and beard in wind-blown tousled manner, heavily-lidded enamel eyes, closed mouth, incised age lines, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, wearing silk breeches and laced vest, burgundy lined jacket with gilt braid, and with silver and brass ornamental tool worn on chain around his neck. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, late-1700s.
Pair, Early Cast Brass Candle Holders 400/500 Pair, Early Cast Brass Candle Holders 400/500

Pair, Early Cast Brass Candle Holders 400/500

Lot #279 (Sale Order 279 of 318)

6" (15 cm.) Of cast brass, the pair of tripod candle holders have impressed designs and brass feet. Excellent condition. Late 18th century.
Three Miniature Silver and Brass Crowns 400/500 Three Miniature Silver and Brass Crowns 400/500

Three Miniature Silver and Brass Crowns 400/500

Lot #280 (Sale Order 280 of 318)

1 1/2" (4 cm.) -2 1/2". Two are of embossed silver with lyre-shaped designs, and the third is brass with silver rim and beading design. Excellent condition. Late 1700s.
Continental Mahogany Pedestal Table  300/400 Continental Mahogany Pedestal Table  300/400

Continental Mahogany Pedestal Table 300/400

Lot #281 (Sale Order 281 of 318)

5" (13 cm.) h. 8" diameter. Of finely-grained mahogany with center-inlay on the table top, and with center pedestal with ribbed base matching the ribbed feet. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Neapolitan Portrait of Balthazar in Lavish Original Costume 1800/2200 Neapolitan Portrait of Balthazar in Lavish Original Costume 1800/2200

Neapolitan Portrait of Balthazar in Lavish Original Costume 1800/2200

Lot #282 (Sale Order 282 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta with head inclined to gaze downward, enamel eyes, bald pate with grey sculpted curls around sides of head and nape, very lush sculpted grey beard, grey brows and moustache, incised age lines, tow-wrapped posable armature body, painted yellow open-toe leggings with blue borders, wearing original lavish costume comprising old silk harem pants, burgundy silk jacket with silk-covered buttons and gold thread embroidery, twill golden long jacket with beaded embroidery and matching wide cuffs. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, portraying Balthazar. King of Arabia, and bearer of myrrh in the traditional Magi scene.
Neapolitan Portrait of Melchior in Royal Robes 1700/2300 Neapolitan Portrait of Melchior in Royal Robes 1700/2300

Neapolitan Portrait of Melchior in Royal Robes 1700/2300

Lot #283 (Sale Order 283 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head with ebony black complexion, finely-chiseled features, enamel eyes, black sculpted closely-cropped hair and brows, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wood lower arms and legs, painted brown boots with gold edging, blue stockings, wearing silk royal robes including pants, burgundy silk blouse with paillettes and colorful "jewels", gold-lined black silk cape with gold thread embroidery, elaborate pearl and bead bedecked turban. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, portraying Melchior, King of Persia, bearer of gifts in the traditional Magi scene.
Neapolitan Ottoman as Lantern Bearer 1200/1800 Neapolitan Ottoman as Lantern Bearer 1200/1800

Neapolitan Ottoman as Lantern Bearer 1200/1800

Lot #284 (Sale Order 284 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta man leaning forward inquisitively, bald pate, enamel eyes, thick brown moustache and brows, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted brown boots, wearing original costume including purple silk turban with silver thread, and carrying stoneware pipe and early tinplate lantern. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare model to find with unusual stature.
Neapolitan Ottoman Page Boy with Rare Hair Style, Possibly Lorenzo Mosca 1200/1600 Neapolitan Ottoman Page Boy with Rare Hair Style, Possibly Lorenzo Mosca 1200/1600

Neapolitan Ottoman Page Boy with Rare Hair Style, Possibly Lorenzo Mosca 1200/1600

Lot #285 (Sale Order 285 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of youthful Ottoman boy, bald pate with sculpted tuft of hair at his crown, well-defined ears, enamel eyes, mouth modeled as though open with teeth and tongue tip, tow-wrapped posable armature body, painted red boots, blue stockings, original gilt-threaded silk costume and turban. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially distinctive facial model and hair, another example from the collection of Giuseppe Lembe has been suggested as the work of Lorenzo Mosca.
Neapolitan Seated Camel with Original Harness 1200/1500 Neapolitan Seated Camel with Original Harness 1200/1500

Neapolitan Seated Camel with Original Harness 1200/1500

Lot #286 (Sale Order 286 of 318)

8 1/2" (22 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta with shaded brown finish, sculpted brushstroked hair on hump, mane, and upper legs, painted eyes, brown leather applied harness and lead, green tassels. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, rare animal model with especially fine painting of face.
Neapolitan Ottoman with Original Richly-Embroidered Costume 800/1200 Neapolitan Ottoman with Original Richly-Embroidered Costume 800/1200

Neapolitan Ottoman with Original Richly-Embroidered Costume 800/1200

Lot #287 (Sale Order 287 of 318)

9" (23 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head turned sideways, bald pate except sculpted tuft of hair at his crown, curved black brows, sculpted black beard and moustache, tow-wrapped posable armature body, sculpted wooden hands and lower legs, painted blue boots, red stockings, wearing original costume comprising yellow pants and shirt, ivory twill vest with gilt metallic embroidery, lined red silk coat with gilt embroidery and paillettes, with brass scimitar. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine sculpting and unusual hair, original costume.
Early Wooden Spinning Wheel with Bone Accents and Heart Carvings 800/1200 Early Wooden Spinning Wheel with Bone Accents and Heart Carvings 800/1200

Early Wooden Spinning Wheel with Bone Accents and Heart Carvings 800/1200

Lot #288 (Sale Order 288 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) The ebony-finished spinning wheel with elaborately turned spindles and legs is trimmed with bone tips and finials, and has a border of decorative heart-shaped appliques in light fruitwood. Excellent condition, one small bone tip missing. Early 1800s.
Pair, Continental Marble and Gold-Plated Urns 400/500 Pair, Continental Marble and Gold-Plated Urns 400/500

Pair, Continental Marble and Gold-Plated Urns 400/500

Lot #289 (Sale Order 289 of 318)

5" (13 cm.) The matched pair of ornamental urns have white marble bases with gilt plinths supporting white bisque putti with wings, which, in turn are supporting gilt fretwork urns with figural handles. Excellent condition. Continental, mid-1800s.
Continental Marble and Carved Bone Arrangement 300/400 Continental Marble and Carved Bone Arrangement 300/400

Continental Marble and Carved Bone Arrangement 300/400

Lot #290 (Sale Order 290 of 318)

2 1/2" (6 cm.) h, The black marble base supports two carved marble books upon which is resting a carved bone skull. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s.
Early Marble Mantel with Wooden Built-In Stove and Copper Pots 900/1200 Early Marble Mantel with Wooden Built-In Stove and Copper Pots 900/1200

Early Marble Mantel with Wooden Built-In Stove and Copper Pots 900/1200

Lot #291 (Sale Order 291 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) w. 10"h. The black onyx and marble fireplace frame and mantel is resting upon a wooden ebony floor and has built-in wooden stove, along with copper pot and lidded copper kettle. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Neapolitan Woman with Very Fine Neapolitan Woman with Very Fine

Neapolitan Woman with Very Fine "Jeweled" Black Silk Gown, with Chair 2200/2800

Lot #292 (Sale Order 292 of 318)

20" (51 cm.) Polychromed carved wooden head with angular features, brown deeply-carved hair waved from face into loosely-coiled bun, pierced ears, enamel eyes, parted lips with row of upper teeth, tongue tip, tow-wrapped torso and upper limbs, carved wooden lower limbs, painted bare feet, wearing black taffeta silk gown with gold thread embroidery, rows of tiny glass beads, and a lavish sprinkle of colorful prismatic glass "jewels", undergarments, jewelry, included is wooden chair in which she is seated. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, early-1700s.
Miniature Poured Wax Silhouette Figure in Shadow-Box Frame 400/500 Miniature Poured Wax Silhouette Figure in Shadow-Box Frame 400/500

Miniature Poured Wax Silhouette Figure in Shadow-Box Frame 400/500

Lot #293 (Sale Order 293 of 318)

4" (10 cm.) Wooden frame with embossed gilt paper cover surrounds a velvet-lined shadowbox which displays a figural profile of woman with gold hat and high-painted blue gown. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Two Rare Miniature Spinning Wheels 1100/1500 Two Rare Miniature Spinning Wheels 1100/1500

Two Rare Miniature Spinning Wheels 1100/1500

Lot #294 (Sale Order 294 of 318)

Including 5"h. wooden upright spinning wheel with pewter wheel and tips, intricate construction; and 4"l. wooden wheel with dainty bone accent buttons and bone spindles. Excellent condition. Early 1800s.
Carved Bone Jar in the Shape of 16th Century Child 300/400 Carved Bone Jar in the Shape of 16th Century Child 300/400

Carved Bone Jar in the Shape of 16th Century Child 300/400

Lot #295 (Sale Order 295 of 318)

4" (10 cm.) The two-piece carved bone figure which separates at the hips for access to jar interior is sculpted with intricate detail of collar and cap, incised carving on skirt to suggest embroidery, holding an apple. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s.
Neapolitan Aristocratic Lady with Topknot Coiffure 800/1100 Neapolitan Aristocratic Lady with Topknot Coiffure 800/1100

Neapolitan Aristocratic Lady with Topknot Coiffure 800/1100

Lot #296 (Sale Order 296 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head depicting slender-faced woman with head turned to the side, sculpted brown hair waved loosely from face and drawn into a coiled topknot, with cascading curls onto shoulders, and painted red hair bands, heavily-lidded enamel eyes, aquiline nose, hint of smile, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted shoes and socks, wearing early padded homespun gown with silver metallic embroidery, pearls, and carrying a small wooden lidded box. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Neapolitan Bald-Pate Burgher  700/900 Neapolitan Bald-Pate Burgher  700/900

Neapolitan Bald-Pate Burgher 700/900

Lot #297 (Sale Order 297 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta, bald pate with sculpted curls at back and sides, head inclined to the side, small enamel eyes, incised age lines, mouth modeled as though open with sculpted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, sculpted wrinkled red stockings, black shoes with black buckles, wearing antique striped velvet pants and jacket with gold edging. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s.
Small Neapolitan Lad with Basket of Modeled Fruit 500/700 Small Neapolitan Lad with Basket of Modeled Fruit 500/700

Small Neapolitan Lad with Basket of Modeled Fruit 500/700

Lot #298 (Sale Order 298 of 318)

7" (18 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, short brown boyish wind-blown hair, enamel eyes, eager expression, tow-wrapped armature posable body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue stockings and black shoes with red buckles, wearing antique homespun pants, blue shirt, brown and yellow jacket, gold medallion, and carrying basket of modeled fruit.
Miniature Oak Keywind Disc Music Box 500/800 Miniature Oak Keywind Disc Music Box 500/800

Miniature Oak Keywind Disc Music Box 500/800

Lot #299 (Sale Order 299 of 318)

7 1/2" (19 cm.) Of golden oak, the cabinet with carved arch features a glass-front upper cabinet with disc-operated music box which winds at the back, and a lower cabinet which contains additional discs. Functions well. Mid-1800s.
Neapolitan Lady with Rare Coiffure and Modeled Bosom 1100/1600 Neapolitan Lady with Rare Coiffure and Modeled Bosom 1100/1600

Neapolitan Lady with Rare Coiffure and Modeled Bosom 1100/1600

Lot #300 (Sale Order 300 of 318)

13" (33 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, sculpted brown hair with deeply defined combmarks arranged with long tendrils framing her face, then hair drawn back into a looped and braid-encircled chignon with cascading curls, enamel eyes in unusually-deep eyes sockets enhanced by brown eye shadow, mouth modeled as though lips slightly parted with two upper teeth, modeled bosom, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted green stockings, black shoes with red buckles, wearing burgundy velvet jacket, silk patterned skirt, coral-bead necklace. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, exceptionally fine modeling of eyes, hair, and bosom.
Neapolitan Village Man with Handsome Visage 1200/1600 Neapolitan Village Man with Handsome Visage 1200/1600

Neapolitan Village Man with Handsome Visage 1200/1600

Lot #301 (Sale Order 301 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head, black sculpted short hair with forelock detail, enamel eyes with heavy eyelids, incised character line one forehead and cheeks, shaded beard stubble, mouth modeled as though nearly closed with painted teeth, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted brown stockings with detailed sculpting of wrinkles, tan shoes with black buckles, wearing green short pants, silk vest with gold thread embroidery, green jacket. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine sculpting and artistic painting.
Rare Neapolitan Mother and Child on Original Gilt Base 1800/2500 Rare Neapolitan Mother and Child on Original Gilt Base 1800/2500

Rare Neapolitan Mother and Child on Original Gilt Base 1800/2500

Lot #302 (Sale Order 302 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Standing upon a gold-leaf painted wooden base are two polychromed terra cotta dolls, each with dramatically-coiffed short brown curly hair, enamel inset eyes, solemn expression, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, in vintage-era silk costume. Excellent condition, there is restoration to the boy's wrist where attached to mother's hand. Neapolitan, late 1700s, depicted is a loving mother as she softly gazes at her young child who, in turn, returns her gaze.
Two Neapolitan Angels in Rare Petite Size 700/900 Two Neapolitan Angels in Rare Petite Size 700/900

Two Neapolitan Angels in Rare Petite Size 700/900

Lot #303 (Sale Order 303 of 318)

5 1/2" (14 cm.) Each has polychromed terra cotta head, painted features, sculpted hair in flowing curls, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet. Very good condition. Neapolitan, late-1700s.
Neapolitan Bearded Elderly Man 800/1200 Neapolitan Bearded Elderly Man 800/1200

Neapolitan Bearded Elderly Man 800/1200

Lot #304 (Sale Order 304 of 318)

24" (61 cm.) Polychromed terra cotta head of elderly man with balding pate, sculpted brown hair at back of crown onto the sides, very lush curly sculpted beard, enamel eyes, brown brows, closed mouth with downcast lips, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, bare feet, original (frail) silk costume. Very good, finish on hands and feet is flaking. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, especially fine sculpting of facial features.
Pair, Continental Wooden Cherubs with Golden Wings 800/1000 Pair, Continental Wooden Cherubs with Golden Wings 800/1000

Pair, Continental Wooden Cherubs with Golden Wings 800/1000

Lot #305 (Sale Order 305 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Each is one-piece all-wooden figure of cherub with expressively-posed arms and legs, sculpted costume wrap, sculpted short brown hair and painted facial features, and each with gold-leaf wooden wings with defined feathering. Structurally excellent, repaint on face. Continental, early 1800s, notably each pose is different.
Wooden Framed Arm Chair with Silk Brocade Upholstery 400/500 Wooden Framed Arm Chair with Silk Brocade Upholstery 400/500

Wooden Framed Arm Chair with Silk Brocade Upholstery 400/500

Lot #306 (Sale Order 306 of 318)

15" (38 cm.) The wooden framed chair with unusually high seat suggesting royalty is upholstered on seat and back with silk brocade trimmed with gold braid ribbon. Excellent condition. Continental, mid-1800s.
Continental Miniature Shadowbox Depicting Wax Nun in Vignette 400/500 Continental Miniature Shadowbox Depicting Wax Nun in Vignette 400/500

Continental Miniature Shadowbox Depicting Wax Nun in Vignette 400/500

Lot #307 (Sale Order 307 of 318)

12" (30 cm.) x 10". Within a wooden shadowbox with ebony frame is a poured wax doll in original nun's habit with coiffe, rosary, silk covered altar upon which are two paper decorative urns containing arrangement of silk flowers and small book. The walls are paper lined and have several applied images. The exterior of the box has original paper covers. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Collection of Decorative Beadwork Panels 400/600 Collection of Decorative Beadwork Panels 400/600

Collection of Decorative Beadwork Panels 400/600

Lot #308 (Sale Order 308 of 318)

Including three large beadwork panels, useful as wall hangings, each about 20", along with a wooden ball-footed footstool with beaded upholstery.
Rare Continental Poured Wax Doll with Very Elaborate Costume in Original Case 800/1000 Rare Continental Poured Wax Doll with Very Elaborate Costume in Original Case 800/1000

Rare Continental Poured Wax Doll with Very Elaborate Costume in Original Case 800/1000

Lot #309 (Sale Order 309 of 318)

10" (25 cm.) Poured wax child with enamel eyes, expressive features is posed with arms outstretched in dancing pose, wearing elaborate original costume trimmed with gilt and silver metallic threads, matching crown, is standing with an original tapestry lined arched wooden case, with superb beaded and embroidered wall covering, Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s, rare and most pleasing doll in elaborate arrangement.
Continental Wooden Spindled Arm Chair 400/500 Continental Wooden Spindled Arm Chair 400/500

Continental Wooden Spindled Arm Chair 400/500

Lot #310 (Sale Order 310 of 318)

14" (36 cm.) The wooden arm chair has very fancily-carved spindles and arms, original ebony finish, and woven tapestry upholstered seat with braid trim. Excellent condition. Continental, mid-1800s.
Continental Wooden Doll with Coral and Silver Jewelry 3000/4000 Continental Wooden Doll with Coral and Silver Jewelry 3000/4000

Continental Wooden Doll with Coral and Silver Jewelry 3000/4000

Lot #311 (Sale Order 311 of 318)

20" (51 cm.) Polychromed wooden head and shapely torso, oval-shaped face, sculpted downcast eyes, painted eyes, early human hair hand-tied wig, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees, wearing antique patterned silk gown, undergarments, thickly-woven stockings, needlework slippers and with coral and silver necklace and earrings. Excellent condition. Continental, early 1800s.
Continental All-Wooden Portrait Doll 2800/3600 Continental All-Wooden Portrait Doll 2800/3600

Continental All-Wooden Portrait Doll 2800/3600

Lot #312 (Sale Order 312 of 318)

19" (48 cm.) Polychromed carved wooden head and shapely torso, oval-shaped face with defined eye sockets, enamel eyes, closed mouth with firm expression, aquiline nose, original hemp blonde wig in very elaborate coiffe with intertwined beading. All-wooden body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Excellent condition, some light early retouch. Continental, late 18th century, the regal lady wears original silk and brocade velvet coat with silk metallic threads, fine decorated wig and bejeweled hat and necklace.
Continental Miniature Shadowbox Depicting Nativity Scene 500/700 Continental Miniature Shadowbox Depicting Nativity Scene 500/700

Continental Miniature Shadowbox Depicting Nativity Scene 500/700

Lot #313 (Sale Order 313 of 318)

8" (20 cm.) Arranged in original wooden shadowbox frame with fabric cover is an intricate nativity scene with people, animals, putti, wooded landscape with branches, plants and flowers. Excellent condition. Early 1800s, wonderful detail of tiny scene with numerous tiny scenes within.