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Superbly modeled and painted rare glazed porcelain figure attributed to the highly desirable firm of Dressel Kister, created to be a full figure of a seated lady. As such the figure is composed of several individually designed parts, the first and most important, the head, arms, hair, bonnet, and hair flowing in the wind is a half doll ( so-called pincushion ) whose one piece half figure ends to a very tapered waistline under the cloth skirt. The young lady has her head turned to the left looking down and over her shoulder while her platinum/light brown hair flows back and upward and is held in place to some degree by the wide brim violet hat with ribbon bow tied in front. The arms are extended forward and are separated by a small space as one hand is held just above in parallel position above the other. Underneath the “ half -doll “ portion is a wire bent frame and cotton padded seated apparatus that is sewn on to similarly constructed porcelain lower legs that cross at the ankles and reveal low heel painted shoes painted similarly to the bonnet. To add to the “ fullness “ and “ completeness “ of presentation the entire figure sits neatly and securely in a wide seat wicker chair allowing her a degree of independence but difficult to define as she is more than a “ half doll “ yet not an actual doll nor a figurine- a bit of each but in her own distinct category. ( Base of chair to top of hat height is 7” (18cm ); seated half doll only from bottom of figure are to top of hat 4” (10cm ). A spectacular piece in superb condition!…………………….Currently Unavailable. 

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6” ( 15cm ) tall one piece German all glazed porcelain doll known to collectors as a “ Frozen Charlotte “ with black molded and painted wavy hair that is gathered at sides completely covering the ears with a similar upswept collection of curls on top. Although overall complexion is very white, the eyebrows, blushed cheeks, red smiling mouth, blue eyes with both red and blue eyeliners are delicately and expertly painted and lend a noticeable contrast to the almost alabaster finish of rest of body. As typical and mandatory on all figures qualifying as either a “ Frozen Charlotte or Charlie “ the arms are firmly outstretched with hands clenched and fingers painted downward, feet separated from knees down allowing to stand ( although potentially precarious ), and realistic modeling and rolls of baby fat on thighs, hips, knees and abdomen. Although the “ Charlies “ are traditionally bigger in general , a 6” tall Frozen Charlotte is considered much larger than the average found………….RESERVED 

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 Rare and desirable 3” ( 8cm ) tall German all bisque novelty/character item made of one piece immobile bisque with white, green, and salmon colors fired-in but with black facial features and hair painted later. This comical and whimsical googly-type has clear glass covered eyes with so-called “ floating “ eyes encased allowing for the changes of position and allowing side-glancing googly-like possibilities as well as looking surprised, alarmed, and looking both up and down with eyes working both individuality and together in tandem. His has a u-shaped red mouth accentuates the “surprised “ expression. His green and white “ beanie”-type hat is off-center and perched on left side of head and his color-coordinated white jacket with green bow tie and collar and matching hat; shoes are all green and surprisingly his hands tucked into jacket pockets. Why he might have green hands is anyone’s guess, although perhaps the designer was trying to indicate this wearing of gloves(?). As to the designer it is well incised with all markings completely covering the entire area of back and reads “ SNOWFLAKE Copr. OSCAR HITT GERMANY”. For knowledgeable collectors they can recognize the importance of the creator but also know that full size bisque googly dolls from the same era and designer are some of the rarest in the collecting world and rarely sell for much less than $20,000 apiece ( and often much more ). This example of “ Snowflake “ is in excellent condition which is not only admirable but rare and most often when and if found are missing much of the black paint on head and face as it comes off easily if not properly cared for……………………………RESERVED. 

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 Cute 5 ½” ( 13cm ) German all bisque doll, unmarked, with closed mouth and inset cornflower blue glass eyes,l painted lashes and one stroke arched brows, with one piece head and torso and separately wire- strung arms and legs with diagonal joints at hips. ( To reinforce stringing a previous owner has applied a dot of glue as reinforcement on tips of attachment over the metal on outer sides of string holes but not damaged.) She has a small round cut-out hole on top of dome head which is covered by a period honey colored human hair with with center part. The legs have molded and painted blue ribbed stockings and painted “Mary-Janes with one strap and slight heel. The clothing is original or at least of the period, consisting of a sleeveless off-white cotton gauze one piece dress with lace trim at neck, shoulders, and base of skirt and tied at the waist with a simple blue silk ribbon sash. ( No undergarments.) The dress is sewn together at the neckline at the neckline so cannot be removed for photos but loose enough for s to examine entire body with no issues found. Charming doll with pleasant smile!……..US$ 195. 

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 Hard to find 10” ( 25cm ) Gebruder Heubach pair of young male and female children, the boy with hands clasped and the girl with hands stretched upward with slight space in between in a position commensurate with prayer. Both wear similar but different long flowing white ankle length robes, she with wide open sleeve to the elbows, he with sleeves terminating at the wrists and tightly gathered at that point. Both costumes also have white wide ruffles ay neckline but hers are more narrow as well as trimmed in gold luster paint on edges. Both are barefoot with toes exposed in front. In contrast to current days accepted norms of “pink to blue “association in relation to gender, the boy’s collar is pink whereas the girl’s in light blue. One’s interpretation of the purpose of this particular pose is subjective- perhaps singing in a choir, perhaps a nighttime prayer before going of to bed, but regardless the intent, still intriguing and well executed in a realistic way with great detail to modeling. As one can see, both have two red stamps under the base- “ Made in Germany, and also with the Gebruder Heubach “ Sunburst “ logo and also “ DEP”. Both in are in very good condition with no damage or restoration found.…..US$ 395 The Pair 

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5 ½” (14cm ) tall seated glazed porcelain Bassett Hound with sad eyes and long droopy ears as if crying out “ take me home !” The tail is curling forward under left front leg, and he is painted in various delicate shadings of grey and white. He has the green Gebruder Heubach “ Square “ logo underneath . US$ 225. 

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 4 ½” ( 11cm ) unmarked French bisque socket head with closed mouth, highlighted nostrils, fixed blue glass eyes, painted lashes and one stroke brows, on a five piece composition body with painted shoes and stockings, elaborately costumed in a red and black velvet dress and antique straw hat, and a newer but well made auburn mohair long curly wig. Despite any identifying marks she greatly resembles late dolls by FG and/or Eden Bebe. A sweet miniature bebe! ……….US$ 285. 

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  Lot of three German bisque seated children of similar size ( 3”, 9 cm ) in height, of similar age and style and all wearing hats of some sort. The girl has a pale pink bonnet with long blue ribbon which ties under the chin and extends to the ankles while seated with legs stretched forwards. The boy with nightshirt only and with feet bare and knees raised has a tri-cornered hat similar with those made by folding a newspaper. The boy kneeling and supported by his hands has a much more elaborately styled costume with blue jacket, white shirt and trousers, bow at neckline, molded shoes and long stockings, and a peaked hat with ribbon tied around the perimeter. A charming trio showing exquisite detail of modeling, and all in very good condition.……………….US$ 145. ( The Lot ). 

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12 ½” ( 31cm ) tall ( including base ) all bisque marked ( with a red “ fan” logo underneath base ) Gebruder Heubach ballerina with blond upswept coiffure, long swan-like slightly turned neck and molded necklace, wearing a narrow waist gold leaf trimmed tutu with lavender shaded highlights, typical ballerina slippers, long “ textured “ stockings, and holding a candy-striped-type cane or baton between her hands. She stands on the typical Heubach multi-colored base with simulated textured stone wall back. Although one finds quite frequently the dancing lady with the fan in many sizes and color variations this particular figure is rarely observed at all much less in this larger size and with no apparent obvious damage and/or repairs. As is typical on these larger and complicated molds there is a slight firing separation on the back wall behind the dancer’s right thigh but is not a damage and only a common occurrence in the manufacture of these exquisitely executed figurine …US$ 275.

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 Lot of two all bisque German “ nodder-“type comical figures, the child also a “ potty baby “ seated in nightshirt on a chamber pot, with weight bisque head on separately made torso and potty. The other is a pink tinted bisque head with wide open smiling mouth showing red tongue, six upper teeth with yellow molded collar as a base. The large blue hat is elastically strung to the head and loosely so to allow the “ nodder” effect and nomenclature .The somewhat “ clownish “ head is 2 ½” ( 7cm ) tall, and the seated boy 3 ½” ( 9cm ) to top of head. Both in very good shape. …US$ 125. ( The Lot ) 

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 6” ( 15cm ) tall seated glazed china figure of a Great Dane with pointed ears and front legs and paws outstretched, wearing a molded chain collar and delicately shaded painting of greys. He is stamped underneath with the green Gebruder Heubach “ Fan “ logo. ………………………..US 225.

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 Nice 6” German all bisque doll in the “ Campbell Kid “ manner with intaglio side glancing eyes, molded and painted features including clothing and boots, most likely made by the German firm Hertwig, circa WWI era. The head, torso, and legs/boots are all one piece with separate wire strung arms………..US$ 135. 

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Small ( 4”, 10cm ) tall seated figure of a boy dressed in black coat, brown trousers, and huge brown top hat, perched on a low wall with bisque bouquet of flowers in left hand, a white cat seated alongside him on his left and a bouquet of cloth flowers inserted in-between them in a tiny hole in the bisque base. There are numbers “ 9198 “ incised on base bottom. On back edge of top hat there is a small indentation but is a firing imperfection as opposed to a later chip as is painted over and fired in the original paint. A unique and charming piece!……………………………………………………………US$ 135. 

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Unusual 4” ( 10cm ) tall seated bisque figure of a black boy in one piece white garment eating slice of watermelon with bare feet stretched forward while smiling. Was probably originally sold as a beach souvenir as both the base and the back are real sea shells with the smaller ones encircling the boy are a combination of actual and bisque both. …………..US$ 135. 

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1 ½” ( 4cm ) tall and 2 ¾” ( 7cm ) wide all bisque figure(s) of a baby in a cradle. We use the plural as it is made of two separate items, the clothed sleeping baby ad the wicker inspired cradle with blue blanket. The baby can be entirely removed and is modeled specifically to fit into the crevice left when the baby is taken out. Rare items can come in “ small packages “ as well as this unique ensemble reveals. Very nice quality and quite rare! We do not remember another exactly like this one before! German, circa 1910-20. ………………………………………US$ 95. 

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3” ( 8cm ) seated “ snow baby “-type figure of a boy on a polar bear with rough “ snow “ technique to bear’s back and boy’s costume and smooth finish to boy’s face and bear’s head and feet. Different pose and in good condition- German circa 1920……SOLD 

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 2 ½” (7cm ) tall, 4” ( 10 cm ) long “ inverted-V” shaped covered trinket box made by the German firm Schaefer Vater and incised under the base “5177” as well as a recognized S-V logo. The various shades of lavender and greens with gold luster edging are very strongly associated Art Nouveau designs and style with many extra three dimensional as well adding to the complexity of execution and detail………………………..US$ 165. 

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 4” ( 10cm ) tall as well as wide front to back whimsical figure of a naked baby/toddler with open/closed mouth a hair sticking up in front clutching an open pale green object with water-lilly on right side. He has expressive wide intaglio eyes and stuck -out ears. This Schaefer Vater German boy is incised under base “5120” and is circa 1920 and seldom found…………………………………………US$ 195. 

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Beautifully executed 6” ( 16cm ) tall glazed porcelain figure portraying a young black woman with sun bonnet and long dress and apron carrying a green “ wicker basket “ in right arm with an open “ v-shaped “ container in back. It has some lightly incised illegible numbers underneath. The overall style is reminiscent of the German firm Schaefer Vater both in technique and modeling. ………US$ 95. 

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3” ( 8cm ) tall ( including base ) German all bisque boy standing on oval base with molded and painted clothing holding a book in right arm and carrying an American flag in the clenched fist of the left hand. German but no markings, early 20th Century. US$ 75. 

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 Although not exactly related by theme, they both have a whimsical, humerus quality and include a full figure of a seated gnome with long beard ,and a faux wicker basket behind him. The second item is a bust of a child dressed as a clown on having a “ party hat”. The modeling in this figure is exceptional with creases in the saggy hat with red pompom on top, blond bangs with threep dimensional comb marks, and a flared white ruffled collar serving as the base to allow stability. The bust is 3” (8cm ) tall and the gnome also 3” to top of hat……………US$ 95. ( The Lot ) 

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 5” ( 13cm ) tall German comicalbisque comical figure “ the Violinist “ stamped on bottom of base in black “ Made In Germany “ and an impressed logo attributed to Schaefer and Vater, circa 1910. The back of his hair has many tiny round holes and had a dual feature, most likely as a match-holder with opening in back to perhaps dispose those already used. ………………… ……..US$ 95. 

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