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 Beautiful large ( 5 ½”, 14cm ) tall German Art Deco porcelain half doll incised at back bottom of base “ 8669 “, most probably by Hertwig, with nude torso, left hand pressed back and resting at back of waist, right arm bent at elbow and holding in hand a contracted fan edged in yellow and magenta, wearing a chain necklace, gold drop earrings, having radical 1920s hairstyle with widow’s peak and “bob curls “ framing her face in true “ Clara Bow “ style, a haughty smiling expression with open/closed mouth, and perhaps most striking is the heavy makeup area around the eyes that have three dimensionally modeled lids. A most impressive piece with no damage or restoration observed……….US$$ 295. 

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 Unusual 4 ¾” ( 12cm ) glazed porcelain half doll of a 1920s era lady with nude torso, light brown shorter hairstyle with waves covering both ears, eyes barely open and looking downward to the right, arms extended and bent at the wrists, fingers together with thumbs separated, and wearing a gold armband on upper left arm. At bottom of base in back it is incised “ 31332 Germany “, and has all the characteristics of Hertwig and Co. of Katzhutte, Thuringia. Condition is excellent with no flaws noted………………………………………………………………………SOLD.

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Attractive 5”(13cm ) porcelain half doll circa 1920 portraying a Pierette with nude torso, right hand clasped around the wrist of the left whose hand rests on the girl’s chin. She has her head tilted down and to the left exhibiting a pensive expression yet serene. The fingers of the left hand are somewhat splayed. She has well painted eyes and lashes, the three tufts of golden hair peek out from the black hat or skullcap covering the majority of the head. On bottom of front base there is an impressed logo of F&W Goebel and Co., and on the base in back “ 336 “. As one knows Goebel was the firm that went on to make the famed “ Hummel “ figurines………………………………………………..US$ 185.

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 4 ½” ( 12cm ) china half doll figure circa 1920 of a young lady with nude torso , wearing pale blue cloche hat with feather with left arm extended holding makeup case with mirror while in right hand closer to the face applying the makeup with a powderpuff. The typical black “ bobbed -hair curls “ protrude from the bottom sides of the hat. Most likely a Hertwig & Co. production with indistinct numbers on bottom back of base. Very good condition with no problems found…..SOLD. 

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Unusual “ pincushion-type “ porcelain figure depicting a young lady with nude torso with unique pale blue pointed hat with orange band near the top and gold point at tip. She has gold hair with sweeping curls, heavy dangling blue earrings, a gold wrist band, with arms extended somewhat away from the torso as if either dancing or perhaps to exhibit a “ so-what “ response to a question (?). On back of base are numbers “ 570 “. German, circa 1920, exact maker unknown….SOLD.

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4” (10cm ) German half-doll lady with nude torso , elbows bent away but close to body, hands extended outward in unique poses with eyes concentrated as if looking down to palm of the right hand. She has a most elaborate hairstyle in that it is relatively long red hair with braids on both sides wrapping around to the back and tied, reaching just to below the neckline, and secured on top by a long blue ribbon in front of forehead into two bows on the side, then hair extending to form a second ribbon running horizontally across the top of the head. Descending downward from the obscured ears are long gold earrings. Based on the stylistic painting of the eyes one would suspect she is a Hertwig from Germany and from the 1910s as hairstyle is a slight holdover from the Art Nouveau period yet not yet sufficiently radical to represent the “ roaring-20s “! The numbers “12665 “ are impressed on back of base. Excellent condition…………………………………US$ 165. 

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 Exceptional and impressive pair of Gebruder Heubach bisque figurines, 15” ( 38cm ) tall including the bases, and representing an Edwardian-era couple at sea at the helm, each steering his/her own wheel wearing multiple-colored costumes with mauve and robin’s egg blue with gold luster edging the predominate colors. The lady has long gloves which meet the sleeves at the elbow and a flowing cape caught by the breeze accentuating the superior three- dimensional overall modeling for which Heubach is considered the ultimate master of design and execution. There is an embossed Heubach “ fan “ logo on the back of the base of the gentleman. Unfortunately the lady has some damage at the front of her skirt but has been well reglued and touched up resulting in a slight yellowing over time but this pair is hard too find, and as such still reasonably priced at only……US$ 395. The Pair.

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5” ( 13cm ) seated dark skinned child wearing white skirt supported by a blue halter top-type strap , legs extended forward with arms folded against the body. The hair is well modeled and facial expression with open/closed mouth with teeth well detailed. The base has a black fired in number of “ 107 “ but is part of the known Gebruder Heubach series of similar children in an array of different positions………………….US$ 125. 

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4” ( 10cm ) tall all bisque German match holder/striker in a well detailed image of an older man with long beard wearing tall hat, long coat and boots walking through a forest with a huge open ruck sack suspended over right shoulder to allow storage of matches with a ridged rough surface on lower left side to create the necessary friction to light a wooden match. No markings found but very well made!………………US$ 95. 

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 Lot consisting of two German bisque figures, each child 3 ½” ( 9 cm ) tall. The boy has molded and painted brown hair and wears a short waistcoat tuxedo with long tails in back. The blue trousers are form fitting and the white urn with green trim adding an additional one inch ( 2.5cm ) in overall height. The girl with wide high brim had with elaborately detailed blue and white costume with many bows is a one- piece figure with arms at waist length. The base of the figure is hollow with no flare at the bottom. Although not a “ pair “ they share a similar overall size and could be displayed together or separately. All in very good condition……………………………..….US$ 95.

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4” ( 11cm ) tall salt shaker with perforated holes in orange tassel of hat with semi-glazed painted bisque portrait face of a middle aged man with big ears, wearing yellow bowtie, and a cork in base to be removable to allow refill of the salt or whatever appropriate spice. German but no markings…………………………….US$ 45.

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Seated 4 ½” ( 11cm ) tall seated glazed porcelain puppy with long ears with hind legs tucked underneath body and weight supported by outstretched right leg. Underneath the base is a green stamp “ HEUBACH ( square logo )”. …….US$ 145. 

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4” ( 10cm ) tall all bisque figure incised on back of base “ 422 “ and portraying a banjo-playing minstrel sitting on the base of a tree stump. Excellent quality of German manufacture circa 1910………………….US$ 65. 

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 5” ( 13cm ) tall seated boy wearing pink diaper only but with his father’s tall gray top hat smiling with legs outstretched, left arms with fingers spread open and right hand clenched with hole between fingers to accommodate a flag or other similar item. He could be issuing in a New Year on viewing a parade hence allowing the item in hand to coordinate with the occasion on hand. Under the base are incised numbers “ 1870 “ and although German for sure the most logical assumption as to specific manufacturer would point toward Schaefer Vater circa WWI period……..US$ 45. 

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 3” (8cm ) tall, 4’ ( 10cm ) long all bisque dog with red molded and painted collar from which is suspended a small keg in the manner of what one associates with as a Saint Bernard yet the head appears more Spaniel-like in design. Charming in its own right but a great accessory for creating a scene or for a pet to accompany a particular doll or figure. German, circa 1910……………………………US$ 25. 

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 3 ½” ( 9cm ) tall ( including base platform ) of a young boy but dressed in ana adult-type suit with long pink tie and gold luster chain simulating the type associated with securing a pocket watch. German, circa 1910………………US$ 45. 

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 3”( 8cm ) tall seated small boy with nightshirt seated upon a footstool with legs dangling from sides with left arm pressed against body and right arm extended outward as if pretending to “ giddy-up “while playing “ horsey “. German, circa 1910… .US$ 65.

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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.