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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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4 “ ( 10cm ) long all bisque Bye-Lo baby with painted eyes, one piece head and torso, and separately strung arms and legs with molded and painted pink booties. On back of torso is incised “ 20-10 Copr. By Grace S Putnam Germany “ with inside of arms and legs also incised “ 20-10”. In very good condition and as a bonus the buyer gets the antique wicker baby basket with pink ribbons as shown!………………..US$ 250. 

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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$ 325.

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Extremely rare and realistically executed 6” ( 15cm ) tall Gebruder Heubach ( with blue “ fan” mark logo under base ) all bisque figure portraying a young African-American ( or any young black girl from any region in the world ) all dressed up with her “ hair up “ and wearing an elaborate ball gown in dark teal color with pink painted flowers, huge white ruffled high collar and trimmed sleeves, all while smiling and raising her skirt up in front and wearing lavender gloves to reveal ( although otherwise extremely well attired ) bare feet underneath. Perhaps at the “end of the night “  and wanting to finally “ kick off her shoes “ for the final dance. ….US$ 275.

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 Good quality 3 ¾” ( 9.5cm ) 1870s -era all porcelain one piece doll known as a “ Frozen Charlotte”, with outstretched arms facing upward, molded and decorated lower legs with white stockings held with blue garters and gold luster boots ( slight luster wear ). The facial features are well- painted and the black hair has a slight center part but gathered firmly and pulled back covering the ears into six well modeled tight vertical short curls stopping at the neckline. She has well-made antique undergarments and printed cotton outer dress that at this stage are secured only by a safety pin but luckily this allows us to fully examine the body underneath which we have done and can assure hides no damages or repairs underneath. ….US$ 135. 

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 4 ½” ( 11cm ) one piece all porcelain “ Frozen Charlotte “ miniature doll with arms outstretched and palms facing down, bare feet, and black painted hair with tight braids framing forehead , ears entirely covered, and hair in back formed into vertical curls to bottom of neck. Based on overall construction and hair style one might assume that the vintage of this doll would be the early part of the 1880s. She comes well dressed with lace underwear, a silk top and crocheted skirt. We have pried away at the clothing as best as possible to examine body underneath but found no negative issues..US$ 95. 

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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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 Somewhat unusual 6 ½’ ( 17cm ) all bisque doll with “ googly-like “ characteristics although the brown glass sleep eyes look directly forward rather than the customary “ side glancing style. Yet it has a pursed closed tiny mouth much like the Heubach “ Elizabeth “ model and a one piece head and torso with separately strung arms and legs with white molded stockings and brown “ Maryjanes “. The mohair wig appears original as do the sewn around gauze and pink silk ribbon dress and undergarments. No markings found but clothes sewn around torso. German, circa 1920 and a real cutie!……………………………………..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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Small ( 1 ¾”, 4.5 cm tall; 2 ¼” 5.5 cm long ), all bisque “ snow baby “-type figure of two boys with snowsuits in rough texture and smooth and colorful faces, on a yellow all bisque sled stamped on base “ Germany”. Superb and clean condition……SOLD. 

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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……US$ 65. 

 

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