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 Good quality 7” ( 18cm ) German all bisque doll circa 1900 which is incised on back of head “ 130 7 ½ “ and attributed to Kestner . She has a one- piece head and torso with separately strung arms and legs. The fingers are outstretched with thumbs separated from the other fingers while the legs have separated molded and painted knee-length ribbed white stockings and brown two-strap “Maryjanes “ with slightly raised heels. She has fixed brown glass eyes, well painted lashes and brows, ad an open slightly smiling mouth with four molded square upper teeth. The long blond mohair wig with bangs is original and clothing consists simply as a one piece pleated cotton and lace dress ( sewn around the waist ) with blue ribbon halter top straps. Pinned to her dress is a unique bronze violin with pin-back attachment. In excellent original condition!…………………………..US$ 695. 

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Sweet 4 ½” ( 12cm ) all bisque doll, certainly nice enough to be categorized as a mignonette, with a bisque swivel head with closed mouth and inset brown glass eyes, nicely painted lashes and one stroke broad moon-shaped brows, on separate bisque torso, separately strung arms and legs with lovely painted stockings and gold boots that are edged in black trim with mid-sized heels. She still manages to retain what appears to be her original blond mohair wig with bangs with a tiny green silk ribbon bow. Dress is simple homemade pink crocheted with two layers of the skirt portion. On back of head there are some lightly incised numbers which appear to be “ 203 2 “. Nice quality doll with no negative issues observed…………….RESERVED. 

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Lovely larger than average ( 10”. 25cm ) Gebruder Heubach all bisque figure of a young boy standing in in a shallow wash basin with hands pressed firmly against his tummy and blue undergarment. Other than third the and fourth finger of ech hands the fingers are ( well ) modeled separately. His head is leaning to his right but with head cocked and eyes side glancing to his left. The eyes are blue taglio and great detail has been paid to the eyelids, curly hair with deep comb marks, as well as to the rolls of baby fat on thighs and knees with similar attention paid to his toes and bare feet. The oval shapedbasin has a spout on one side to “ throw out the bath water “ later and has a blue edge paint around the top rim matching the color of his only piece of clothing. On the underside of the tub is an impressed logo of the G overlaying the H Heubach “fan mark “ as well as the numbers “ 3046”.The condition is excellent although true to form with these larger pieces with intricate modeling there is a minimal typical firing separation across the front of left ankle and darkened slightly as the paint from the overall decoration seeps the slight indentation. Similarly, and to even a much lesser degree, there is a hint of a similar firing separation where upper left arm joins the torso near the armpit area. A very popular and appealing figure in a size which exemplifies the complexity and sophistication for which Gebruder Heubach is famous and admired!………RESERVED.

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Lot of two “ Frozen Charlotte/Charlie “-types consisting of : 

1) Diminutive in size ( 2 ½”, 6.5cm ) , but superior in design and execution of production is this rare all porcelain “ Frozen Charlotte” -type child with arms outstretched with palms facing downward, legs bare from just above the knee, with bare feet, and wearing a pale green pleated nightshirt with pink luster trim on sleeve edges, and a similarly decorated ribbon tied in top front center near the neckline. The facial features are quite detailed considering the small size with black molded and painted hair, indeed also elaborate with tight curls framing the face with hair pulled barely behind the ears, a center part top of head, and seven vertical curls in back which stop at the neckline. By nature the majority of “ Frozen Charlotes “ are nudes so any extra detail such as clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc. are an “ added bonus” and up the scale in the areas of rarity and desirability ; 

2) Getting down to basics we have this tiny ( 1 ½”, 4cm ) all porcelain German one piece figure know as “ Frozen Charlie/Charlotte “ depending on gender with this interpretation more likely the male version. With black painted hair and all facial features other than the red lips, he stands rigid with feet slightly separated below the ankles, palms of hands facing down, and interesting economically decorated with front side and hair glazed but back side left with rougher matte finish. For the collector who wants “ one- of- each- size “ and/or for use in decorating of a very small doll house or diorama!. 

Although NOT MANDATORY they be purchased together the lot price is only US$ 265! (Individually for the dressed girl US$ 245; Individually for the little nude boy US$ 45.) SOLD.

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Elaborate and heavy 6 ½” ( 17cm ) German all bisque doll with one piece head and body with separately strung arms jointed at shoulders. Although unmarked and could have been made by a variety of manufacturers one might suspect it is probably by Hertwig after trying to compare obvious qualities and styles .Starting from the top she wears an intricately molded ruffled mop cap covering thick café-au-lait hair, molded and painted facial features, a blue necklace with anchor, clothing that is most likely a late Victorian-era bathing costume with low ruffled collar, blue bodice with button down seam in center, lower white tight skirt with ruffles at knees and a sash tied all the way around her waist tied at left side with yellow trimmed edge, most surely her “ beach towel “. Legs are bare but wears brown painted slippers with “ lace-up “ ties. A most rare doll with great thought and detail executed throughout!…….SOLD

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Elaborate and heavy 6 ½” ( 17cm ) German all bisque doll with one piece head and body with separately strung arms jointed at shoulders. Although unmarked and could have been made by a variety of manufacturers one might suspect it is probably by Hertwig after trying to compare obvious qualities and styles .Starting from the top she wears an intricately molded ruffled mop cap covering thick café-au-lait hair, molded and painted facial features, a blue necklace with anchor, clothing that is most likely a late Victorian-era bathing costume with low ruffled collar, blue bodice with button down seam in center, lower white tight skirt with ruffles at knees and a sash tied all the way around her waist tied at left side with yellow trimmed edge, most surely her “ beach towel “. Legs are bare but wears brown painted slippers with “ lace-up “ ties. A most rare doll with great thought and detail executed throughout!……SOLD 

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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.….SOLD 

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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! ………SOLD 

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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!…………………………………………………………..SOLD. 

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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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 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. ……SOLD 

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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……………ELF SOLD: BOY $35.  ,

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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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