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Unusual but well modeled 14” ( 37cm ) tall figure of a senior military officer, most likely a French general from late 19th- early 20th Century. We have tried to identify from photos of such officers starting from the Franco-Prussian War from early 1870s through WWI and have found several similar but none close enough to positively identify. Perhaps a French friend can assist (?!). Regardless the uniform and the hat in particular seem to indicate a French uniform so will be proceed from there. This figure is very heavy and very hard so could be a heavy composition of some sort but weight alone is more consistent with plaster and/or terra cotta. It is all one piece other than hands appear to be carved wood with minimal degree of articular with the hat also separately attached with slight movement similar to that in the manner of an all bisque “ nodder”.The elaborate three dimensional modeling is exquisite and brilliantly painted and decorated. The condition is overall excellent with probable old well done minor repair at back seam where top of left arm near the shoulder joins the left shoulder blade near torso. Exact maker unknown but rarely is that type of item a “ one off “ and suggests could easily be one of a series of well known important military personalities of a specific era/war. Although not a doll, could also have a dual role as a gentleman partner/escort to a fashionable lady of a similar era…….SOLD.

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 Highly detailed white porcelain lithophane standing 6” ( 15cm ) tall by 4 ¾” ( 12cm ) wide, showing a well attired young man with legs outstretched with pet spaniel resting on his legs, all in an outdoor scene in a field of trees with the branches of a close tree forming the frame above the boy’s head . On back rear are incised “ KPM 295 Z “) ( see photo of markings for better and more complete detail ). When illuminated from behind the three -dimensional intaglio designs appear to be a myriad of shades of gray! Charming both in execution and theme!…………US$ 295. 

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Pair of all carved and painted wood jointed figures by Schoenhut of Philadelphia featuring the famous comic strip characters “ Maggie and Jiggs “. Both are in very good condition with only minor typical wear dressed in all original costumes, Jiggs still with his cigar in mouth ( unfortunately Maggie has lost her rolling pin, much to Jiggs’ relief ). Maggie is 9” ( 23 cm ) tall, Jiggs 7 ½” ( 19cm )…………….US$ 375. 

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 9 ½ ( 24cm ) tall composition Madame Alexander “ McGuffy Anna “ with original cloth tag sewn to the original dress and identifying her as such as well has having a raised “ Madame Alexander New York “ emblem on back of torso. She has painted facial features, swivel neck and joints at shoulders and hips with all original clothing and mohair wig. Overall condition is very good with one shallow craze mark on lower left cheek , on right mold seam , and in back near the embossed Madame Alexander markings….US$ 110. 

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1 ½” ( 4cm ) tall, 4 ” ( 10cm ) long velvet bodied glass eyed “ jumping frog “ and stamped on bottom : MADE IN GERMANY SCHUCO PATENT “. The windup key protrudes ( and is permanently affixed ) from the left side. When wound it jumps slightly forward when the legs extended in the forward position but when legs are positioned in back of the body the frog moves forward on belly without any abrupt jump forward. An intriguing little toy and still functions relatively well…SOLD.

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Charming and well -constructed all wooden milk wagon and horse with all original paint and in good working order , 21’ ( 53 cm ) long, and 9” ( 23 cm ) tall to top of wagon, and as well as a toy, also advertised the Sheffield Farms Milk Company in New York City, who was a major supplier of milk there in latter part of 19th Century and the first half of the 20th. According to Wikipedia that after the early 1960’s the property formerly housing the Sheffield Farms Company on West 57th Street in New York now is the current location of the CBS Broadcasting facilities there. In addition to just being a toy wagon, it is also a pull toy and when the cord is pulled from the front the horse’s feet move back and front as if walking. Also perhaps a bit unusual is that the horse’s hooves do not actually touch the surface as he is propelled forward. Something a bit different and a great prop for making a display!…….US$ 575. 

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