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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$ 475. The Pair.

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 7 ½” ( 19cm ) tall seated Gebruder Heubach all bisque figurines portraying Dutch children side glancing at each other in a predominate four color motif of scarlet-orange, dark and olive green, and white, with two different shade of brown for clogs on feet. The girl has her arms clasped at her knees, the boy with hands in back supporting his weight with legs spread and knees elevated. Both are impressed underneath with the Heubach “ fan “ logo. A lovely pair!…US$ 225. The Pair.

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 6” ( 15cm ) pair Gebruder Heubach all bisque pair Dutch children looking at each other with coy side-glancing expressions decorated in light blue, darker blue, and lavender tones with white sun bonnet on the girl and white scarf on boy, each incised underneath with the Heubach “ fan “ logo and the boy also bearing the numbers “ 8748 “. These Dutch kids are found in a variety of colors and sizes but always appealing………………… US$ 185. The Pair. 

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 Always one of the most popular “ piano baby “-type all bisque figures is this intermediate size ( 6”, 15cm seated ) of a older baby/young child in “ daddy’s “ shoe with bare feet protruding out in front with shoestring suspended and grasped in both hands. Intricately modeled with exquisite detailing of modeling throughout and stamped in blue underneath “ MADE IN GERMANY “, as well as a Heubach “ fan “ logo……US$ 375. 

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Ever popular 5” ( 13cm ) Gebruder Heubach “ Sunbonnet Baby “ all bisque figure of young girl seated with legs outstretched and arms extended with pointed fingers and wearing a coordinated costume of long white pleated dress with ruffled collar, pale dots and sash with wide brimmed bonnet with similar robin’s egg color decoration. Shoes of similar shade with low heels. On the base is an embossed signature but is a bit unclear but guaranteed to be Heubach…..US$ 165. 

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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$ 175. 

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6 ½” ( 17cm ) tall double figure with the boy with hat drawing female figure closer with arm closely around shoulder and confiding to her “ A DARK SECRET “ as portrayed on the front of the base. Both children are barefoot and miraculously the boy’s pointed finger is still intact with no evidence of damage or repair. On the back there is an embossed Heubach “ fan “ logo and the numbers “ 3848 “. A most appealing and popular Heubach all bisque figurine!……………………US$ 325. 

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6 ½’ ( 15cm ) tall figures of young black children dressed as adults, the boy in dress suit playing the banjo, and the girl in bare feet with full length pleated shawl draped over her shoulders and draping all the way to the ground in back wearing elaborate hat with flowers and holding a partially open fan in right hand pressed close to her body. This pair is rarely found, are in superb bright condition, and with the girl bearing two blue stamps under base reading “ MADE IN GERMANY “ and a Heubach “ sunburst “ logo as well. Not to be underestimated!!…..US$ 475. The PAIR. 

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6″ German bisque figure of a black and a white baby in a single blanket suspended from above by a bisque scale thought to have been designed originally to use as a weight to open and close drapes/curtains. No markings found but of very good quality and design……………………..US$ 165. 

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Charming and imaginative themed heavy porcelain figure of a long beaked stork approaching and ready to elevate the newborn naked baby below in open eggshell to the large basket-like container strapped to the back to deliver the infant to a new stage in life. The figure has a glazed finish, is very “ Staffordshire “-like in style and look, but is most likely German and most probably from Konta and Boehm. It stands 4” ( 11cm ) tall to top of basket and about 4 ½” ( 13cm ) wide from left to right. It does have one very minor issue in that one of the four blue corner tips on top of basket is missing but is nevertheless a very rare piece and not to be easily dismissed as it might be a very long wait before finding a substitute……………………….US$ 135. 

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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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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$ 65.

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4” ( 10cm ) tall all bisque oval-shaped bust of a middle aged gentleman with blond hair and mustache with open/closed mouth and teeth, wearing an orange gap tilt to right of head with an open slit on top perhaps serving as a child’s back for saving coins . Realistically portrayed and executed, most likely German both in style stereotype………SOLD

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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$ 175. 

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Delightfully charming 3 /2” ( 9cm ) tall and 5” ( 13cm ) wide glazed porcelain German figure from the ever-popular “ Pink Pig “ series portraying two piglet peering out from an open pocketbook trimmed in gold luster ……US$ 95. 

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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$ 85. 

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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$ 35. 

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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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