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Comical presentation of a seated “ Pierrot”, mouth open, eyes gazing both forward and downward, with arms clutching what appears to be , at least from the outside front, to be a large piece of white paper. However, when turned to either side, and/or looking from the back, one observes straight black lines running horizontally left to right with a distinct space in the middle. As the paper lacks any musical notes he may not be singing, possibly reading aloud a newspaper either to himself to anyone who might listen. .Pierrot wears his required costume with long sleeves, black cap, side curls, and huge ruffled collar. The seated figure is 4” ( 10cm ) tall, 5 ½” ( 13cm ) front to back, and 4” ( 10cm ) wide. It is very heavy, in very good condition, and is impressed on base underneath “ 23044 “ and also has an impressed logo that appears to be that of a crown and also the letter “S”. ( Perhaps Goebel ? ). Very good condition and designed with great imagination and sense of humor……………………US$ 275. 

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6 ½” ( 16cm ) pair of German porcelain candlestick figural bases representing the classic Pierrot and Pierette, both strumming mandolins, dressed in all the traditional clothing expected from each character, and as long as positioned at a slight angle one to another, appear to be attempting to catch the attention of the other although very discreetly. Each is positioned on a base that is somewhat triangular in design; on the bottom of each is an engraved marking “ Germany 6025”. Circa 1900-1920………………………..US$ 275. ( The Pair ) 

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Large ( 8 ½”,21cm tall; 7 ½”, 19cm wide across base ), and heavy porcelain covered box with charming subject matter of a Pierrot ( albeit a very young one ), seated on the edge while of the lid of the box but with most of his body overhanging the edge of the lid, while two accompanying dogs play with him. Each also wears the “Pierrot-style “ ruffled collar, one seated along side of the boy on box lid, the other applied to the side of the base as if he were jumping upward. In the boy’s right hand there is a round object much like that found on his costume yet appears to be a ball which the lower dog may be attempting to “catch “. There are no marks found anywhere on the object but style is not typically German, more likely German, Italian, or Eastern European. Although no identifying marks, and although most likely not Lenci, it does have a few of the characteristics of Lenci porcelain and pottery products rendered in the 1920s and 30s’. Inside the boy’s dangling right leg there is an irregularity and a slight bit of open space not visible from the front nor when box pieces in place and fully aligned. A most appealing piece illuding innocence and frivolity!………….US$ 295. 

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 Unmarked but undoubtedly a Gebruder Heubach production is this well modeled 4’ ( 10cm ) nude boy in positioned pigeon-toed stance with knees turned inward, knees deeply bent, arms also turned out at the elbows, and with fingers of both hands splayed as if he were about to sneak up on an acquaintance or friend. If not that maybe he imagines himself as “ Baby Stuart “ in his attempt to trying to imitate the positioning, stature of a creche-figure( ?!). Regardless he is charming, popular, and one of many examples of various Heubach “ position- babies!….US$ 145. 

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Charming 4 1⁄2” (11cm ) tall all bisque figurine of a young black girl in seated position with well modeled smiling expression with bare feet, the right leg fully outstretched and the left tucked under her body hidden by the knee-length pink and white skirt, and also wearing a wide-sleeved white blouse with pale yellow scarf tied at neckline. The right arm is outstretched and clasping the back of an open top pale green melon. Although unmarked is of German manufacture circa 1900 and of the quality commensurate with Hertwig & Co. ……………SOLD.

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Precious tiny ( 3 ½”, 9cm ) all bisque child with closed mouth and inset glass eyes, with one piece head and torso and separately strung arms and legs. The tightly sewn on clothing is 100% original as appears to be the long brown mohair wig tightly glued to the head. She would be perfect in any location but this German child would be ideal in a small to medium size doll’s house…………US$ 125. 

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Most diminutive ( 3 ½”, 9cm ) German all bisque child with blue painted eyes yet has the unexpected feature of a swivel neck, very rare in one so tiny. The legs have well modeled and painted yellow boots with heels, again, unusual for one of this size. The ankle length dress is simple but antique and is of white cotton and tiny lace with a pink silk ribbon tied around the waist……………………US$ 75. 

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 3” ( 7.5cm ) tall and 2 ½” ( 7cm ) long bisque figure of man with top hat looking to his left and riding and animal which could be either a horse of donkey. Wire-strung joints are on both shoulders of the man and at tops of all four legs on the animal. The man’s long coattails stretch back and cover the entirety of the animal’s hindquarters with legs tightly clutching the animal’s torso. Although only lightly painted in key areas that color is fired in permanently. No markings observed other than some hand written marks of “ 8-T-A” on underside of animal. Although small, much thought and work have gone into the production of this seldom found novelty item……..SOLD.

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 Lot of six small ( 2 ½”, 6 cm ) German bisque children, all of similar age and manufacture but each in a unique position, none of whom are standing. All wear white nightshirts, many with bare bottoms, five barefoot, and a lone wolf with one blue sock remaining. Two are crawling, three are seated, and the other resting his head on hands with shoulders on surface and legs doubled up and raised high in back. All in very good condition……………………………..US$ 195 ( The Lot )

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 Lot of three diminutive ( 2”, 5 cm tall seated ) German bisque children of similar sizes and styles, all with molded blond hair, and legs extended forwards . Two are almost twins wearing nightshirts pulled up at the knees, with a partially eaten biscuit in outstretched left hand. If there is indeed any difference is that one has brighter coloring than the mate. The other child with legs fully extended has a drum at left hip and teo drumsticks in the hands, each at a unique angle. His costume is a blue undergarment with an attached diagonal shoulder strap crossing the chest in front. All in very good condition.……….US $ 135 ( The Lot ) 

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 Charming and extremely unusual 3 ½” ( 9cm ) German all bisque figure of a blond haired young girl wearing nightshirt only with bare feet standing on a grassy surface in front of a large “ wicker “ basket raising up the lid to reveal a ( cotton and wire ) frog standing on hind legs trying to peer out over the top and/or escape. Detail is superb and a rare concept to have the frog made of another material other than the standard bisque!………………………………………US$ 145. 

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 Lot of four unusual all bisque German children, all in seated or reclining position including a slightly larger girl laying on right side, legs bent and, outstretched, and lifting the edge of the dress with left hand into the air and exposing the knee. There is a crawling boy in nightshirt, a girl in nightshirt with molded and painted bonnet, and a seated girl in dress and wearing a large black hat ( perhaps that of her father ). Three of the four have no damage but perhaps a reglue where the right arms join with the clothing. The sizes are 2 ½” ( 7cm ) to 1 /2” ( 4cm ) tall seated………………………………..US$ 175 ( The Lot ). 

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 Well executed 12” ( 31cm ) Gebruder Heubach bisque figure of a boy seated on a tufted stool reading a multipage handwritten letter. He has blue intaglio eyes looking downward with right hand raised and index finger separated from the others. Dressed in a knee length multicolored nightshirt with white collar and edge trimmed in gold luster, a tri-cornered hat of similar colors, and socks with gold trim at tops. The upholstered round cushion on which he sits is distinguished from the upholstery of the base which resembles long thin rope-like tassels. He has a red stamp inside the base with the familiar Heubach “fan “ logo and has no damage other a tiny roughness at base edge which is barely detectable.…SOLD.

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3 1/2” ( 8cm ) tall, 4” ( 9cm ) wide pin tray/ashtray -type all bisque figure most likely a souvenir item for the famous German “ Oktoberfest “ celebration in Munich featuring a three dimensional multicolored cityscape scene and a very elaborated three dimensional raised portrayal in back of a young “ Munich Maid “ in traditional long black and yellow hooded costume raising a beer stein in right hand, a large barrel to her right, all perched on a forest scene of a log and flowers.On the back is an incised artist signature “ A Pauson “ and “ geselzl gescghuetz 1894 “. Although not an especially large figure the degree of complexity in both the modeling and execution should not be overlooked or underappreciated!……………………………………US$ 135. 

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4 ½” ( 11cm ) all bisque Asian child with one piece head, torso, and legs, and separately strung bisque arms wearing molded and painted lime green and lavender hat with long black braided queue in back to waist, and molded and painted black one strap shoes. Although much in the manner of the Gebruder Heubach “ Chin-Chin “ Babies, he has no markings and appears slightly different to verifiable male Heubach versions found in photos and all those found have had more colorful, less traditional shoes than these “ Mary Jane “-type ones found on this exact model. Nevertheless he is appealing, well executed, and in excellent condition!…………………..US$ 65. 

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Interesting and unusually constructed all bisque girl doll, 4” ( 9.5cm ) tall, with one piece head and torso with all painted features including pink hair bows, arms folded and pressed to the body in different position. The unique feature, not often seen, is that her one piece long thin legs with molded shoes and socks are separately strung by a single wire which passes through the lower skirt on both sides and allows her to kick her feet ( forward only ). No markings of any type located but a most unusual little figure!. SOLD.

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 Interesting and seldom found all bisque figure portraying a black well- dressed gentleman wearing a long coat with “ brass” buttons high boots, tipping a black top hat in the left hand, and carrying what appears to be a “ ruck sack “ on a stick in the right. He stands on a raised platform with an open container in back in an outdoor scene in a natural setting. The German made item is incised underneath “ 7338 DEP “ and another illegible logo, and stands 5 ½” ( 14cm ) tall and is 4 ½” ( 11cm ) wide. No damage found other than a slight roughness on one tip of an open flower in back………SOLD.

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4” ( 10cm ) tall rare seated all bisque “ potty baby-type “ figure but in this rare rendition features a older child/very young woman Asian with bun on top of head and a queue draping midway to the high neckline and clasped in her left hand resting on left shoulder is a large fan. On the back base of the chamber pot are the incised numbers “ 309-4 “ and is at least in the style of other figures made by the German maker Schaefer Vater in early 20th Century although not guaranteed as we have never seen this exact figure previously. …………………………US$ 135.

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2 ½” ( 7cm ) tall seated little girl in crouched position pulling her nightshirt dress up over her head and tucked under chin as if she were a “ potty baby “-type figure yet there is no chamber pot nor any other object positioned below. German, circa 1910…US$ 45. 

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 6” ( 15cm ) tall whimsical German bisque figure of boy with bulging eyes and mischievous grin with drum stick in right hand and furiously beating the drum as he obviously has smashed a huge hole in the covering with crazing outward from the force. The painting, design, and style are indicative of the German firm Schaefer and Vater, circa 1910, and typical of the many series of humerus character series they are recognized for and highly regarded by many collectors………….US$ 95. 

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 4” ( 10cm ) seated German ( very ) heavy all bisque figure of a boy with molded and painted clothes and heavy blond wavy hair with right hand at face level, left knee bent, and right leg extended. On bottom of base there is a painted “ 34” but no manufacturers marks. There is a firing line running along left side of leg and hip. Whether this is in the making or a later damage is hard to determine but this flaw is well reflected in the low offering price. The unique feature in the positioning and associated weight is that it can be displayed in two positions-;1) as such and flat on a surface, or; 2) at the edge of a surface carefully placed on a second flat edge of the buttocks that allows the legs to be extended over the table and dangling without falling off ( extreme care needed though to position properly with great adherence to the balance of the object ). Obviously much thought given in the design and also one that required a sophisticated knowledge of physics. US$ 45. 

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