Expressions - A Marquis Antique Doll Auction

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Expressions have been the theme of the Brem collection. She sought dolls whose faces reflected human moods. Antique dolls of bisque, porcelain, paper mache, wood and wax filled this private museum.

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An All-Original French Bisque Poupee by Gaultier with Superb Costume 2500/3500

An All-Original French Bisque Poupee by Gaultier with Superb Costume 2500/3500

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 319)

14" (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed...more mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupee body with gusset-jointing, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1. Comments: Gaultier, circa 1870. Value Points: pristine all-original condition, with original wig in superb original coiffure, original fashionable gown with extended train of burgundy serge with ice blue silk and lace trim, pressed felt bonnet with blue silk ribbons, undergarments, jewelry, stockings, leather heeled boots with fancy gilt buttons marked "1".

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French Bisque Poupee by Jumeau with Superb Original Costume 2500/3500

French Bisque Poupee by Jumeau with Superb Original Costume 2500/3500

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 319)

15" (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading and dark blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lash...morees, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2. Comments: Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: very beautiful poupee is wearing her original burgundy silk gown of elaborate construction, ruched detailing and Alencon lace, along with burgundy-ribbon trimmed bonnet, undergarments, stockings, shoes, beautiful early faux-watch, original wig.

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Fine French Rosewood Chaise à Porteur with Elaborate Marquetry Inlays 1200/1700

Fine French Rosewood Chaise à Porteur with Elaborate Marquetry Inlays 1200/1700

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 319)

21" (53 cm.) h. x 13"l. x 8"w. Of very fine rosewood, the vitrine in the shape of a classic chaise a porteur has domed roof and bombe shaped sides, scalloped shape of win...moredow frames, opening front door above two lower drawers, velvet-lined interior, and elaborate bronze mounts and carrying handles. Excellent condition. French, mid-1800s.

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Grodnertal Wooden Doll as "The Doll Peddler" 800/1200

Grodnertal Wooden Doll as "The Doll Peddler" 800/1200

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 319)

10" (25 cm.) The carved wooden doll with painted black hair and facial features, large blue eyes, defined nose, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing ant...moreique peddler costume. Condition: generally excellent, glass dome is repaired. Comments: Grodnertal, circa 1880. Value Points: the peddler lady holds a wooden tray that offers more than 35 tiny porcelain and wooden dolls; the doll is preserved on wooden base under glass dome.

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English Doll Costumes with Queen Victoria Provenance 300/500

English Doll Costumes with Queen Victoria Provenance 300/500

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 319)

19" (48 cm.) x 16" frame. 9"h. costumes. Presented under glass in a wooden frame are two white cotton hand-stitched doll garments, each with ink-lettered note, one indica...moreting "5 yrs and 2 months" and the other "5 yrs and 5 months". An old type-written paper under the glass indicates that the costumes were "handsewn by Queen Victoria" at these young ages. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s.

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Early Miniature Slant Front Chippendale Desk 400/600

Early Miniature Slant Front Chippendale Desk 400/600

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 319)

6" (15 cm.) h. x 5 1/2"w. x 3"d. Of very fine burled cherrywood, the desk features a slant drop front with keyhole (key not included), which hinges open to reveal six tin...morey drawers and a tiny niche, above three full width drawers, and with bracket feet. Excellent condition. Circa 1820.

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Fine Early English Wooden Doll from the Lord and Lady Clapham Series 8000/11,000

Fine Early English Wooden Doll from the Lord and Lady Clapham Series 8000/11,000

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 319)

16" (41 cm.) One piece carved wooden head and torso, well-sculpted facial features with defined chin and cheek bones, elongated throat, painted pale complexion, two black...more upper glancing eyes painted with two tiny eye dots in each, painted single line brows with "dot" fringe, closed mouth with primly-set lips, rouged cheeks, pronounced beauty spots, remnants of hair wig sewn to linen cap, wasp-waist, linen upper arms, carved wooden lower arms with separately-carved fingers, wooden legs with dowel-jointing at hips and knees. Condition: original finish with some light nose scuffing, limbs rubbed. Comments: English, late 1600s. A series of dolls with remarkably similar expressions and construction and decorative details were accomplished, likely by the same English craftsman, and likely on commission for British aristocracy. Other dolls from this series include Lord and Lady Clapham at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Lady Elton from the Estrid Faurholt book (featured on the cover of her 1967 Book of Dolls and Dollhouses, and later featured in the Legoland Museum of Antique Dolls). Value Points: an extremely rare find, the remarkable doll has original finish, and is wearing elements of her original costume including soutache embroidered petticoat with coin pocket, tacked-on socks and silk twill slippers.

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All-Original French Musical Automaton "Little Girl with Book of Fables" Leopold Lambert 5500/7500

All-Original French Musical Automaton "Little Girl with Book of Fables" Leopold Lambert 5500/7500

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 319)

19" (48 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered base is a bisque-headed doll with a blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, rose-blushed eye ...moreshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, wearing bronze-silk dress with ribbon trim, matching shoes, lace-edged matching bonnet, holding a feathered-edged fan in her right hand, and a miniature book of Fables in her left hand. When wound, she turns her head side to side, and alternately fans herself, and then lifts her book as though reading, while music plays. Condition: generally excellent, Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 4 (head) (paper tune label on base indicating waltz music). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: all-original luxury charming automaton, including costume, accessories and beautifully-functioning movements and music.

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Collection of Antique Baskets and Travel Cases for Dolls 300/500

Collection of Antique Baskets and Travel Cases for Dolls 300/500

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 319)

5" (13 cm.) l. leather case. Six various pieces includes firm-sided leather valise with pearl and bronze insets and silk lined interior for sewing tools, double-sided wov...moreen market basket, two smaller baskets, double-handled valise with silver straps and name plate, and tiny woven base with bail handle fitted on interior for two thimbles. Very good/excellent condition. Late 1800s.

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Superb All-Original French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau from Original Family 4500/6500

Superb All-Original French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau from Original Family 4500/6500

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 319)

14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and e...moreye corners, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, waist-length blonde mohair wig with original "flottante" curls over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 4 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1888. Value Points: pristine all-original condition with superb wig, luxury silk costume from the atelier of Ernestine Jumeau comprising elaborately-constructed dress of ivory silk faille with painted floral design with panels of burgundy silk having embroidered ribbon bands, Jumeau undergarments, burgundy silk stockings, red silk shoes with gilt lettering "Bebe Jumeau Med d'Or Paris 4", earrings and faux watch with fob, preserved in original box. The doll was brought to America in 1891, a gift to Jean Woodward from her grandmother, Sarah Stanley Hutchins, and has remained in the family until this time.

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All-Original Musical Automaton "Little Girl with Basket of Flowers" Leopold Lambert 5500/7500

All-Original Musical Automaton "Little Girl with Basket of Flowers" Leopold Lambert 5500/7500

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 319)

19" (48 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered base is a bisque head doll with brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, rose-blushed eye shadow, br...moreushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, wearing original gold silk dress with elaborate trims, matching silk cap and slippers, and with an attached wicker lidded basket connected to her internal mechanism by a metal rod to her torso. She appears to hold the basket, and when wound, music plays, and she turns her head side to side, and alternately blows kisses with her right hand, and lifts the basket lid with her left hand, revealing a nest of flowers and a little bird which flits back and forth. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 4 (doll). (paper tune label on base). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: charming automaton, in all original presentation, and with well-functioning movement and music.

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Pair, Miniature Blown Glass Compotes with Gold Decoration 200/400

Pair, Miniature Blown Glass Compotes with Gold Decoration 200/400

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 319)

3" (8 cm.) The pair of blown glass compotes with shapely stems have six-sided rounded scallop-shaped rims, and are decorated with gold leaf and white beading. Excellent c...moreondition. Late 1800s.

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18th Century Continental Mahogany Apprentice Model Cabinet 1200/1800

18th Century Continental Mahogany Apprentice Model Cabinet 1200/1800

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 319)

14" (36 cm.) h. x 12"w. x 8 1/2"d. Of fine mahogany, the serpentine-formed three drawer cabinet is trimmed with elaborate gilt-bronze mounts, on shaped feet. Excellent co...morendition. Probably Dutch, mid-1700s.

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Gorgeous Early French Brown-Eyed Bisque Portrait Bebe by Jumeau 4500/6500

Gorgeous Early French Brown-Eyed Bisque Portrait Bebe by Jumeau 4500/6500

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 319)

20" (51 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and throat, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered b...morerows accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with delicately shaded and outlined lips, impressed dimples at philtrum and chin, separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with plump limbs, straight wrists, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Emile Jumeau, their earliest period bebe, circa 1877. Value Points: gorgeous bebe with superb delicately-tinted bisque and soft rose blushing including eyelids, original early body.

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French Bisque Smiling Poupee, Depose Model, "D", Leon Casimir Bru, Bisque Hands 3500/4500

French Bisque Smiling Poupee, Depose Model, "D", Leon Casimir Bru, Bisque Hands 3500/4500

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 319)

15" (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes with darker iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, acc...moreented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with upturned lip corners, pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with square cut collarette, shapely torso, gusset-jointing at hips, bisque hands with separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: D (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, his deposed model believed to depict the beloved Empress Eugenie, circa 1872. Value Points: sought-after model with outstanding sculpting, complexion and painting, original body with exquisitely-sculpted hands, original couturier gown, undergarments, bonnet, leather ankle boots.

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Superb French Bronze Cabinet with Enamel Scene of Lady in Swan Sleigh 1400/2100

Superb French Bronze Cabinet with Enamel Scene of Lady in Swan Sleigh 1400/2100

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 319)

8" (20 cm.) h. 5" l. The gilded bronze cabinet with elaborately sculpted legs and back decorative railing centered by a figural winged cherub, has a hinged lid which open...mores to an interior compartment, and with enamel porcelain scene on the lid depicting a man in 18th century style costume who is pushing a winter sleigh with swan head, in which is riding a woman in fur-trimmed winter wear. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875, superb luxury details and craftsmanship of the luxury object d'art.

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19th Century Cast Metal Gilded Jewelry Box with Collection of Doll Accessories 500/800

19th Century Cast Metal Gilded Jewelry Box with Collection of Doll Accessories 500/800

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 319)

8" (20 cm.) l. box. 2 1/2" l. fan. The oval-shaped jewelry box of cast metal has richly-plated gilt finish, rests upon four cherub figurals, and has a hinged glass lid wi...moreth beveled edge. It opens to a collection of various doll jewelry and accessories, including two folding fans, pocket watch, faux-watches, lorgnettes, opera glasses and more. Very good/excellent. Late 19th century.

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French Bisque Portrait Poupee by Pierre-Francois Jumeau with Exquisite Costume 3500/4500

French Bisque Portrait Poupee by Pierre-Francois Jumeau with Exquisite Costume 3500/4500

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 319)

18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, feathered...more brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, original stitch-jointed muslin body, bisque arms to above the elbows. Condition: generally excellent, restoration to four finger tips. Comments: Pierre-Francois Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: gorgeous portrait model enhanced by finest bisque, complexion and painting, with beautiful bronze silk gown, matching bonnet, lorgnette, watch with fob, leather purse, undergarments, stockings, tan leather shoes.

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French Miniature Sac du Voyage for Bebes 500/800

French Miniature Sac du Voyage for Bebes 500/800

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 319)

6" (15 cm.) The distinctively-styled sac du voyage (or carpet-bag) has firm-sided rectangular base with canvas cover, leather straps and metal studs, beneath a woven tape...morestry valise with brass closure and woven bail handles. Very good condition. French, circa 1875.

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French Parasol and Leather Gloves for Poupees 600/800

French Parasol and Leather Gloves for Poupees 600/800

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 319)

7 1/2" (19 cm.) l. parasol. The bone-handled parasol has slate grey silk cover with long ivory silk fringe trim. Along with three pairs of kidskin gloves, one of cream ki...moredskin with green kidskin edging, and with one original glove box. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875.

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Framed Arrangement of Miniature Sewing Accessories 400/600

Framed Arrangement of Miniature Sewing Accessories 400/600

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 319)

8" (20 cm.) x 6" frame. Arranged under glass in a wooden frame is an assortment of tiny sewing novelties including seven scissors (each different), five thimbles, threads...more, tiny pins, knitting project in the works, wooden clothespins, and more. Excellent condition. Late 19th century.

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Mid-19th Century Continental Chest of Drawers with Floral Marquetry 1100/1500

Mid-19th Century Continental Chest of Drawers with Floral Marquetry 1100/1500

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 319)

11" (28 cm.) h. x 14"w. by 8"d. The fruitwood chest of drawers in serpentine form with three bombe-shaped drawers, curved sides, deep apron and claw feet is decorated wit...moreh floral and decorative marquetry. Excellent condition. Probably Dutch, mid-1800s.

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Earliest Period Rare French Paper Mache Bebe by Schmitt et Fils in Fine Antique Costume 1200/1800

Earliest Period Rare French Paper Mache Bebe by Schmitt et Fils in Fine Antique Costume 1200/1800

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 319)

22" (56 cm.) Solid domed paper mache socket head with flat-cut neck socket, very plump cheeks and chin, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented n...moreostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, brunette human hair, composition and wooden bebe body with protruding neck dowel for head attachments, eight loose-ball-joints, plump limbs, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1875, their first period bebe. Value Points: very rare doll, considered a pivotal landmark in doll history, retains its original finish, expressive features, original body and body finish wearing antique forest-green costume with velvet and lace trim, undergarments, socks, leather shoes, carrying pressed tin watering can.

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French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bebe by Schmitt et Fils in Antique Boy's Costume 6000/8000

French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bebe by Schmitt et Fils in Antique Boy's Costume 6000/8000

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 319)

17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks and chin, brown glass paperweight inset eyes in perfectly oval shape, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve- blushed ...moreeye shadow, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden body with eight-loose-ball-jointing with straight wrists and flat-cut derriere. Condition: generally excellent, right hand worn. Marks: 8 (Sch in shield mark, on head and flat-edge of derriere) Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1880. Value Points: very expressive features are complemented by finest bisque and painting, plump cheeks, original signed body, and wearing antique costume of young lady with woolen jacket, plush cap, trousers, socks, and leather ankle boots signed C.M.

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French Bisque Bebe, Series C, with Gentle Smile by Jules Steiner 3200/4500

French Bisque Bebe, Series C, with Gentle Smile by Jules Steiner 3200/4500

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 319)

17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose- blushed eye ...moreshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body, antique costume, bonnet, undergarments, stockings and leather shoes signed C.M. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sie C 2. Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1884. Value Points: very beautiful bisque complexion and painting, original body, body finish, wig, pate, and antique costume including signed shoes.

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