Auction 12.12.1996

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 12.12.1996

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A J. D. Kestner mould 167

A J. D. Kestner mould 167 with blue sleeping eyes, blonde mohair wig, jointed body, pink muslin bonnet and dress - 13in. 33½cm. high, impressed Made in Germany 167, body stamped in red Germany 0 See illustration

Lot #: 601

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A Catterfelder Puppenfabrik 502 child doll

A Catterfelder Puppenfabrik 502 child doll with blue sleeping eyes, pierced ears, brown hair wig, jointed body, blue velvet dress and parasol - 17in. 44cm. high, impressed 02 Catterfelder Puppen Fabrik 1 ; and a composition shoulder-headed child doll, with fixed brown eyes, brown wig, gussetted kid

Lot #: 602

Estimate: £180 - £250

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A late bébé Jumeau

A late bébé Jumeau with fixed blue eyes, pierced ears, brown wig, jointed body, original white underclothes and silk frock - 13in. 33½cm. high, body impressed 4 See illustration

Lot #: 603

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A lead weighted Du Mein Kathe Kruse baby

A lead weighted Du Mein Kathe Kruse baby with green painted eyes, tricot covered body and sewn-on navel - 20in. 50cm., with original red box and a list of clothes used for teaching child care See illustration

Lot #: 604

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A pair of early Pedlar dolls on stands

A pair of early Pedlar dolls on stands with kid heads, painted features and original outfits, the lady with a straw poke bonnet carrying two baskets of hens and eggs - 8½.in. 22cm. high ; the man with a basket of flowers on his head and carrying another of vegetables - 10in. 25cm. high, Circa 1840

Lot #: 605

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A Bébé Jumeau

A Bébé Jumeau with heavy brows, fixed blue yeux fibres, pierced ears, long dark hair wig, jointed body, white underclothes and printed floral frock - 18in. 46cm. high, impressed 7, with painters mark See colour plate 2

Lot #: 606

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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An S.F.B.J. character mould 233

An S.F.B.J. character mould 233 with blue jewel eyes, moulded hair, open/closed mouth, jointed body, blue shorts and embroidered shirt - 12in. 31cm. high, impressed S.F.B.J. 233 Paris 4 See illustration

Lot #: 608

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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An Armand Marseille mould 351

An Armand Marseille mould 351 with blue sleeping eyes, moulded hair, jointed baby body and white muslin shift - 14in. 36cm. high, impressed A M Germany 351/3K ; and a brown mould 351, with cloth body and composition hands - 10in. 26cm. high (2

Lot #: 609

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A Paul Schmidt character baby

A Paul Schmidt character baby with brown eyes, brown hair wig, baby body and blue and white spotted muslin frock - 16in. 41cm. high, impressed P. St 23 Germany 5 ; and a wax/over composition shoulder-headed child doll, with fixed blue eyes, blonde wig, cloth body, wax/over composition limbs and

Lot #: 610

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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An Armand Marseille doll mould 1894

An Armand Marseille doll mould 1894 with brown eyes, blonde wig and jointed body, dressed in contemporary robe, cream carrying cape and bonnet - 23½.in. 59cm. high, impressed 1894 AM 8 DEP See colour plate 2

Lot #: 611

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A Kestner character mould 247

A Kestner character mould 247 with blue sleeping eyes, plaster pate, brown mohair wig, baby body and white muslin robe - 16in. 41cm. high, impressed 247 Made in Germany J.D.K. See illustration

Lot #: 612

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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An Armand Marseille baby doll mould 351

An Armand Marseille baby doll mould 351 with blue sleeping eyes and bent limbed composition body, dressed in blue knitted suit - 12in. 31cm. high, impressed A.M. 351/2½.K ; a quantity of outfits including cotton print frocks and white gown; a Dean's Rag Book Co. Mickie Mouse in velvet - 6½.in. 16cm

Lot #: 614

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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An Armand Marseille mould 390 with brown lashed sleeping eyes, blonde...

An Armand Marseille mould 390 with brown lashed sleeping eyes, blonde mohair wig, jointed body, white underclothes, pink frock and white muslin pinafore - 20in. 51cm. high, impressed 390 A 4 M

Lot #: 615

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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An unusual two-faced doll's china shoulder-head

An unusual two-faced doll's china shoulder-head one face modelled as an old woman with black bonnet, the other a young girl with black hair - 2¾.in. 7cm. high See Illustration

Lot #: 616

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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An American wooden doll by Schoenhut

An American wooden doll by Schoenhut with painted features, brown mohair wig and jointed body, dressed in lace frock, crochet bib and hat - 14in. 35cm. high, impressed on back Schoenhut Doll ; and additional items of clothing including a silk dress with train (a lot) See Illustration

Lot #: 617

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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An Armand Marseille Oriental mould 353

An Armand Marseille Oriental mould 353 with brown sleeping eyes, closed mouth and baby's body - 12in. 31cm. high, impressed A M Germany 353/3.K See illustration

Lot #: 618

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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Beatrice, a Heubach Kopplesdorf character mould 267

Beatrice, a Heubach Kopplesdorf character mould 267 with quivering tongue, blonde mohair wig, baby's body, embroidered shoes and cream muslin frock - 24in. 61½cm. high, impressed Heubach Kopplesdorf 267.11 D.G.R.M

Lot #: 619

Estimate: £180 - £250

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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Henrietta, an SFBJ mould 60 child doll

Henrietta, an SFBJ mould 60 child doll with dark sleeping eyes, brown mohair wig and jointed body, dressed in original shift and shoes - 18½.in. 47cm. high, impressed SFBJ 60

Lot #: 620

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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Katharine, an Armand Marseille mould 390n doll

Katharine, an Armand Marseille mould 390n doll with blue sleeping eyes, brown mohair wig and jointed body, dressed in original shift and cream carrying cape and bonnet trimmed with mohair plush - 22in. 56cm. high, impressed Armand Marseille 390n A 8 M

Lot #: 621

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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An unusual lay figure

An unusual lay figure with carved and painted head and an unpainted, jointed body - 13in. 33½cm. high, (one foot missing

Lot #: 622

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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Anna Margaret, a Gebruder Heubach character doll

Anna Margaret, a Gebruder Heubach character doll with blue lashed sleeping eyes, pierced nostrils, brown mohair wig and composition baby body, dressed in white gown - 19in. 48cm. high, impressed with the Heubach square 10

Lot #: 623

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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Thomas, a Porzellanfabrik Mengersgereuth, mould 914 doll

Thomas, a Porzellanfabrik Mengersgereuth, mould 914 doll with blue sleeping eyes, brown mohair wig and composition baby body, dressed in white gown - 16in. 40cm. high, impressed PM 914 7

Lot #: 624

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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Vicky, an Erste Steinbacher Porzellanfabrik mould 23 doll

Vicky, an Erste Steinbacher Porzellanfabrik mould 23 doll with blue sleeping eyes, brown wig and bent limbed composition body, dressed in petticoat - 17in. 43cm. high, impressed E St. P in cartouche 23 7½. ; and Martha, an Armand Marseille shoulder-headed doll, with brown eyes, fair wig and stuffed

Lot #: 625

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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Gladys, a Limoges child doll

Gladys, a Limoges child doll with blue eyes, dark mohair wig and jointed body, dressed in wool coat and hat - 12½.in. 32cm. high, impressed Limoges ; and Annegret, an Alt Beck & Gottschalck 1352 character doll, with blue sleeping and flirting eyes, fair mohair wig and jointed toddler body - 17in

Lot #: 626

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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Two Kammer & Reinhardt child dolls

Two Kammer & Reinhardt child dolls with blue sleeping eyes and straight limbed composition bodies with moulded and painted shoes and socks, one with blonde mohair wig and walking and head turning mechanism - 6in. 15cm. high, impressed K*R (2

Lot #: 628

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A papier mâché-headed doll

A papier mâché-headed doll with painted features, hair swept back into a bun and jointed wooden body, dressed in original gown - 5in. 12cm. high ; two all/bisque dolls, one a mulatto carrying a baby - 2½.in. 6cm. high ; the other modelled as an African Chief with moulded clothes - 3½.in. 9cm. high

Lot #: 629

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A Simon & Halbig 1349 Jutta child doll

A Simon & Halbig 1349 Jutta child doll with brown sleeping eyes, moulded brows, pierced ears, jointed body, leather shoes and white frock - 25in. 64cm. high, impressed S & H Jutta 1349, lips overpainted

Lot #: 631

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A turned domed shoulder-headed lady doll

A turned domed shoulder-headed lady doll with closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, bisque arms and gussetted kid body - 15in. 39cm. high, eyes detached

Lot #: 632

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A pair of Kestner 192 child dolls

A pair of Kestner 192 child dolls with brown sleeping eyes, blonde mohair wigs, jointed bodies and green outfits - 7in. 18cm. high, impressed 192, (one with detached arms) ; and a doll's trunk with a quantity of doll's clothes, including dresses; hats; and a pink woollen coat See colour plate 1 (2

Lot #: 633

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Dec 1996

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A pair of bisque-headed child dolls

A pair of bisque-headed child dolls with fixed blue eyes, brown mohair wigs, jointed straight limbed bodies, moulded shoes and socks and white muslin shifts - 6in. 16cm. high, one with a damaged foot See colour plate 1 (2

Lot #: 634

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 12 Dec 1996