ALL BISQUES/FIGURINES III

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 Sweet Art Nouveau era and themed German figure of a young lady seated with right arm outstretched, the left arm bent and touching body at neck, with two open containers at each side. She wears a blouse with puffy sleeves a pale green narrow waisted long skirt and molded and painted pink slippers… Underneath there is an incised marking “ 251” and has all the qualities and characteristics of a bisque item made by Hertwig & Company. Height ( seated is 2” and from right to left at base 2 ½” to tips of toes. …………………………………………………..US$ 49. 

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Pair 2 ½” ( 6cm ) tall seated bisque children and although small in stature superb in design and execution in extreme detail of clothing, arm and leg extensions and facial modeling. The one with the gold sun bonnet is definitely a female but although the other has a knee length dress and wide brimmed hat the other has a more masculine appearing facial structure and until almost 1920 it was not uncommon for young boys to wear dresses, especially when “ dressing up “ for special occasion……..US $95 the PAIR 

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 Interesting and rare all bisque figure of a screaming older baby/young boy wearing a nightshirt and resting on hands and emerging from an overturned basket ( or perhaps a beach cabana? ) crying for assistance and frustrated that the tube leading from his blue baby bottle is tangled in the neck of his clothing. He has well defined hair and facial features, costume edged in gold luster, and the wicker design of the basket is most realistically portrayed. Measurements are 4” (10m ) high and wide and 4 ½” ( 11cm ) deep. No markings found and there is a slight mold separation on bottom coming from right outer corner. …..US$ 165. 

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 3 ½” ( 9cm ) pair of German bisque figures portraying a late Victorian-period boy and girl leaning over the feeding or water trough of farm animals, the boy with arms separated and the girl with hands together. The costumes are elaborately designed and executed with a purple luster trim outlining the boys’ hat and sleeves as well as girls’ bow and collar. German with black artist numbers/initials under base only, circa 1890s……………………………..US$ 95 PAIR 

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Seldom found 9” ( 15cm ) all bisque German figure portraying an older woman wearing bonnet and dressed in an “ Old Mother Hubbard”-type manner walking on a raised base to resemble grass but carrying on her back a man with mustache wearing long brown coat, plaid trousers, white boots, with a big black top hat in right hand. The only markings on bottom are a red “ 89 “ stamp and a few indistinct impressed numbers. The theme subject is anyone’s guess but probably had more identifiable connotation at time of manufacture. ………..US$ 135. 

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 3” ( 7.5cm ) tall and 5”( 13cm ) wide left to right bisque figure represents two Cocker Spaniel puppies with open mouths resting in a green wicker object and one with a pink bow and other a blue bow around neck. Incised under base are the numbers “ 9084 C5 “ and a green stamp most likely made by Schaefer Vater of Germany circa 1910. The charm of the pups sells itself and can lend a smile to anyone with a heart!…………..US$ 95. 

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7 ½” ( 19cm ) unusually constructed all bisque full figure of a young man standing with “ wicker “ basket hanging from his left arm. Great detail is rendered in creating his elaborate costume consisting of a wide brimmed hat with blue ribbon, a white pleated shirt with extended collar, pink ribbon scarf/tie, a long scarf or blanket draped over the right shoulder, and knee length trousers secured with orange bow garters, long white stockings and painted black flat soled shoes. The unique feature in his presentation is that the back is completely flat with a U-Shaped opening allowing him to be hung on an hook or nail to create a “ wall pocket “ -type ornament and/or for holding tiny flowers or alternative small objects. German but no markings. ………………..US$ 95. 

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3 ½” ( 9cm ) tall Gebruder Heubach figure with well modeled and paint facial features with deep intaglio eyes glancing to the left with white ruffled shirt collar with green bow tie, modeled hair protruding from under the partially molded cap both in back and touching the ears on the sides. The bonnet in back has horizontal ribbed lines allowing for match striking as this “ open- top “ novelty item was often used as a “ night light “ by allowing a short candle to be inserted from within. On the bottom of the half figure are two red stamps, one reading “ MADE IN GERMANY “ and the other the well know Heubach logo “ fan mark “. ………………………………………….US$ 95.

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 Charming and rare 6 ½” ( 16cm ) German bisque figure portraying a a young girl sleeping in a tall chair with wicker broom clutched in hand while she naps in the midst of a chore indicated by the presence of a dust pan stored beneath the chair. She wears a mop cap, pink boots , a pale green and white dress with floral design with gold luster edging throughout the entire figure including the chair and dust pan. No markings found but made circa 1890s…………………………………………..US$ 95. 

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3” ( 8cm ) all bisque boy sitting on a chamber pot with opening on top of cap and a tiny home between the bottom of the night shirt and pot below. These so-called “ leakers”, “wetters”, or “ pisseurs “ are in their own right a category of collectibles and come n many forms with all sorts if characters ( men, women, and children ) in many positions and in many settings. If one were to pour water into the spout at top of head it would eventually evacuate though the opening hence simulating urination…………US$ 65. 

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 3 ½” ( 9cm ) tall seated all bisque black boy in molded clothes and wide brimmed straw hat eating a large slice of watermelon. Although the theme is typical and apparently acceptable to the majority as of the age of production it is nonetheless as well made and artistically rendered design. One will notice at least two irregularities on the edge of the hat brim but these are not damages and meant to infer that the hat is well worn hence not in new condition as would be assumed worn by a country boy of meager means. German, circa 1900, no markings found…………..US$ 95. 

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4” ( 10cm ) all bisque boy with all molded facial, hair, and clothing with separately wire-strung arms. Although unmarked the majority if this type of dolls are though to be made by the German firm Hertwig. His hat with padded coat and thick legs imply he is dressed to play in the snow………………………………US$ 35. 

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6 ½” ( 16cm ) tall German all bisque boy with molded and painted features as well as full costume and boots. He has the basic hairstyle of a “ Campbell Kid “ although blond. Arms are separately wire-strung. Although lacking any markings most of dolls of this type were known to have been made by Hertwig & Co……US$ 85. 

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3 ½” ( 9cm ) German all bisque seated googly baby in “ Kewpie”-like manner with legs outstretched and both palms open, the left arched in back, the right in front, smiling with blue intaglio eyes looking to his right. On bottom is a green stamp similar to that on figures by Gobels. ………………………………………………..US$ 85. 

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2 ¾” ( 7cm ) tall all bisque figure of a young boy entering an outhouse but finding it already occupied. On the front of the base is incised “ ONE MOMENT PLEASE “. On the base there is a red circular “ MADE IN GERMANY “ stamp. Although small the details of modeling are indeed outstanding!……………………………………US$ 95.

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3 ½” ( 9cm ) German all bisque seated figure of a young boy wearing a diaper/underwear with textured three dimensional designs, right leg crossed over extended left leg and intricate modeling of the hands and extended hands with both index fingers extended and pointed ( even touching ) each other. The figure is deceptively heavier than expected with an unusual slight glaze over the entire figure giving it a somewhat shiny finish. Different is all aspects from the norm but very well made and in good condition………………………………………US$ 85. 

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2” ( 5cm ) tall, 3: ( 8cm ) long girl on stomach with arms tucked under supporting her weight with legs extended in back while uplifted. She wears a wide brim bonnet and a pink dress with large white collar and sleeves. German, circa 1900……US$ 48. 

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 Lot of two German porcelain “ Pink Pig “ comical figures, and although made in Germany these two were manufactured for the Anglophone market as all descriptions displayed in English. The taller ( 4 ½”, 11cm ) shows a standing pig attempting to enter a “ privy “ that is ironically inscribed on top “ PUBLIC TELEPHONE CALL OFFICE “ but with door partially open the pig can see it is in use , hence the lower inscribed word on bottom “ ENGAGED “.On back of building there is an incised round logo “ MADE IN GERMANY “ and a number “ 2.771.”.The smaller item is a glazed white porcelain chamber pot with handle on one side with seated white pig with gold luster tipped ears inside looking out and written across the front of the pot “Morning Exercise “. As collectors of these items are aware ( and there are many of them ), there are an endless amount of “ pink pigs” to find and were prolific in their production and often made as souvenir items for travelers to bring home as a remembrance of a vacation spot……………………………………………………….US$ 95 ( The Lot ). 

 

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