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Extremely rare, and in a true whimsical and imaginative design is this covered two- piece container that could be a trinket box, a powder container, a pin holder, or for any or all one might imagine it to be. It portrays a young lady dressed in a typical Pierette costume with tight black cap and huge ruffled collar seated with the extended blue skirt forming the bottom of the lid and the top of the base of the container. The base consists of a large brown monkey on “ all -fours “ on which the Pierette is resting and supported. Just to each side of the front of the hunched simian and descending out from under the skirt are the lady’s bare legs with flat black painted slippers. When assembled it measures 6” ( 15cm ) tall. It is German circa 1910-1920 but no markings found, perhaps Hertwig. Excellent condition and a most usual and humerous piece!…………………………….USS $495. 

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When one refers to a “ pincushion doll “ this figure should be the “ poster child “ as to what constitutes the image and definition of that reference. Yes, “ pincushion dolls “ most often have a “ half doll “ as the basic nexus of their construction, and the better the half doll most likely the better than pincushion doll. This particular beauty starts with a prime example of a glazed porcelain half doll- arms ( way ! ) away in elegant positions, the lady looking upward and to her right with classic 1920s “ Clara Bow “ coiffure, the pink painted costume with open collar extending outward to form five gold luster trimmed pointed flares as if the lady were in the center of a flower with petals opening for the first time, and/or in the middle of an intense fire with rising flames ready to engulf anything in its path. The “ half doll “ lady figure is attached to an actual pink silk covered “ pincushion “ base covered in sequins made specifically to support the porcelain top but also form both the seat and the skirt for the woman. Strategically positioned on one side and protruding over the edge of the pincushion base are the porcelain legs with low heels painted in gold luster ( the tops of the legs hidden bellow the edge of the “skirt ). A most spectacular example of all described, in all original perfect condition!!!!……………..US$ 495. 

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A most wonderful German porcelain half doll just in its own right with elaborate 1920s marcelled hairstyle showing comb marks, rows of tight curls with one row covering forehead just above the eyebrows, eyes almost closed looking downward with long eyelashes, and, finally, an elaborately molded gold necklace painted in gold as is the hair!. Arms are molded delicately away from the body with left hand open just below her chin and right hand also open with fingers extended. She is being presented in a seated position with the half doll having been sewn to a round cloth pincushion base with the two- layer pink and green silk dress flaring out to cover the pincushion. The cloth base has then been secured to a round cardboard top which would have been the lid for an entire ( covered ) box, perhaps for powder or candy depending on the depth of the base. Unfortunately ,the base of the cardboard box is no longer present but the box lid allows secure seating. Height is 6 ½’ (15cm ). Excellent condition with no damage found…………………………………..…US$ 395. 

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Extremely rare and well-modeled figure of three young black children seated on, and fighting for, space on a chamber pot. It stands about 3 ½” (9cm) tall and about the same width across the back of legs at the two seated farthest apart. All three are wearing nightshirts with gold luster edging, the one in the center wears two socks, and the boy on the right with the peaked pink sleeping cap only on his right foot whereas the child on far left with hair exposed is totally barefoot. The middle child, more feminine in appearance, wears a mop cap with pink bow. She seems to be fighting for space in the on the pot as the one on left has his left arm across her chest and the boy on right ( her left ) is nudging her out with his right elbow. It is indeed incredible how much thought was given in the execution of design with this small, possibly seeming insignificant “nick-nack “, as all three children have their own personality , position, and individual clothing with each trying to maintain their own spot in the “ pecking order “. German, circa 1900, no markings found, no damage or repair located. Has dual category affiliation in both black memorabilia as well as “ potty babies “………………US$ 175. 

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Classic Gebruder Heubach seated “ piano baby “, 6 ½” ( 26cm ) tall sitting, and 6” ( 25cm ) long from back of hips to extended left foot in front. He has a very contented expression , wears a white nightshirt with aqua blue ribbon edge at top, and has his two arms extended grasping right foot while left leg reaches further forward by an extra ½ inch. The bisque is overall extremely pale, the head has intaglio painted blue eyes, and hair extremely well-modeled with raised curl on very top center and several shorter ones framing forehead. On lower center back of clothing there is a faintly embossed Heubach “ fan mark “ logo and also a letter “G” superimposed over an “H”. No damage or repairs observed…….…US$ 175. 

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Lot of three German all bisque dolls, all about 4” ( 10cm ) each with closed mouths and glass eyes, one piece head and torso with attached legs and separate arms jointed at shoulders. Two are essentially the same with the doll in red dress having a slightly more elongated face. All are elaborately dressed in multilayered ethnic costumes and assumed to be Russian and/or from Eastern European countries, all superbly crafted, utilizing beading, sequins, cloth flowers, metallic laces, and antique fabrics, each doll also having molded white stockings and black molded shoes with one ankle strap with slightly arched low heels. Each doll also has the original long mohair wigs ( two have blond and one brown ) with long extended braids. Even though the basic dolls are nice, the costumes are indeed fabulous!….US$ 795 for the Lot of Three/ (or, $295 each, if purchased separately). 

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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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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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  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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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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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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 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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