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Unusual 5 ½” ( 14cm ) German swivel-neck all bisque doll with closed mouth, inset blue glass eyes, incised “2” on back of head, and head elastically strung to all bisque body with separate torso, peg-strung arms and legs with molded white stockings and black “ Mary Jane “ shoes. In good condition other than a few shallow chips at the stringing holes of right arm and leg. She wears a well- made 1890’s-style yellow silk and lace dress ( no buttons) , a long but newer elaborate blond mohair wig, and a lovely antique brown velvet bonnet with antique ribbon trim and bow. Maker unknown but circa 1890 time of manufacture……..SOLD.

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 13” ( 33cm ) Gebruder Heubach bisque figure of superior quality and appeal portraying a young boy with head turned to the right in a side glancing manner with wavy blond hair covered by a wide brimmed cap with brown ( fur? ) design on folded edge, a white long sleeve shirt with high collar and a scarf tied underneath the gold luster trimmed collar, a similarly gold edged pink waist coat in which he is hiding his hands in the pockets, knee-length light green trousers, long white ribbed stockings, and gold luster edged beige shoes with round buckles at ankles. He is standing on molded forest ground and leaning against a tree stump in back which extends upward to his waist. On the interior near bottom there is a faint blue stamp with the Gebruder Heubach “fan” logo. For full disclosure there are a few “ flea-bite “ size flakes at bottom of base and on bottom right of base at the mold line an inherent minor firing separation but is “ in-the-making” and should not deter purchase of this rare and wonderful figure, especially since the price quoted more than compensates for the minimal imperfections noted………SOLD.

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10” ( 26cm ) seldom found Gebruder Heubach figure of a young boy holding a bag of cherries in his left hand with right arm raised with a few in that hand about to put into his mouth as he looks slightly upward. The pale green color is the principle highlight base running all through the piece with some areas much lighter and in other areas such as the front of the vest, knees, and shoes much darker. Gold luster trim is found throughout as an accent feature on buttons, edging of jacket and collar, and shoelace ties. No markings on outside although in interior there is a red stamp “ Made In Germany “ contained within a circle, a recognized Heubach labeling technique, as well as at least 2 incised numbers are completely indistinguishable. Condition very good with no obvious problems. ………………………………..US$ 165.

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 Seldom found 12 ½” ( 32cm ) Gebruder Heubach elaborately designed and decorated boy “ fisherman “, clasping between his hands a fishing net ( that also drapes alongside his left side and all around his body in back) with his “ catch “ ensnared. His clothing consists of a wide brimmed decorated cap, knee-length fishing boots allowing him to wade into water, a shirt with wide brimmed open collar with sprig design gold luster, a wide high-waist leather belt with well- modeled buckle. He is standing on a base designed to replicate a forest environment with a tree stump in back. Inside the figure near the base are a blue G Heubach logo stamp, as well as a circular red stamp reading “ Made in Germany “, also a known G Heubach registration marking. On left side of head where his curly blond hair meets the top of the ear this is a minor surface loss of bisque but is very insignificant yet necessary to divulge to any prospective buyer…US$ 165. 

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Sweet 5” (12cm ) unmarked German all bisque doll with closed mouth, blue glass sleep eyes ( slightly loose ) with one piece head and torso and wire strung arms and legs with molded and painted blue stackings and black boots. She has an antique brown mohair wig with bangs, and homemade underwear and blue cotton dress. All the clothing is sewn on and around the body with no buttons or clasps of any kind. German circa 1890-1900…………………….US$ 165. 

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Despite its small size ( 2 ¾”, 7cm tall; 3 ½”, 8cm long ), this bisque baby made by the creative and forever humorous German firm of Schaefer and Vater portrays a comic strip character ( Baby Snookums ), circa 1920. His big mouth with huge lower lip is the defining characteristic of this figure as well as the pointed topknot supposedly to represent a cowlick although in a unique position. Also notable are the V—shaped arched eyebrows and a determined, almost aggressive look in his eyes as he crawls forward. On the bottom of the soles of his booties is impressed the word “ Germany “. Although certainly comical, a face only a mother could love!………………………………………US$ 135. 

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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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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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 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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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” ( 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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 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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