Discovery Auction

Skinner
Park Plaza 63
02116 Boston, MA
United States
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Date of the auction: 09.10.2013

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German Bisque Socket Head Character BabyGerman Bisque Socket Head Character...

German Bisque Socket Head Character Baby, c. 1920s, light blue sleeping eyes, open mouth, molded tongue edge, two upper teeth, impressed "made in Germany 152 4," blonde mohair wig, bent-limb composition baby body (paint loss on hands), white muslin and lace dress and knit lace bonnet, lg. 13 in

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Armand Marseilles 390 Bisque Head DollArmand Marseilles 390 Bisque Head Doll

Armand Marseilles 390 Bisque Head Doll, Germany, back of head incised "Armand Marseilles/ Germany/ 390/ A 2 M" with sleeping eyes, parted lips with inset upper teeth, fully articulated composition body, and white cotton dress with white cotton undergarments and white leatherette booties, ht. 17 in

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Four China Shoulder Head DollsFour China Shoulder Head Dolls

Four China Shoulder Head Dolls, probably Germany, late 19th century, each with black-painted hair, cotton and silk dresses and undergarments, and cloth bodies and arms; together with a cloth doll

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Large Papier-mache Shoulder Head DollLarge Papier-mache Shoulder Head Doll

Large Papier-mache Shoulder Head Doll, mid-19th century, painted blue eyes, smiling mouth, black center-part hair with curls behind exposed ears, cloth body, white kidskin arms, brown and taupe patterned dress with lace collar, cotton and felt undergarments, green silk stockings, and brown velvet

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Handwerck 109 DEP Bisque Head Girl DollHandwerck 109 DEP Bisque Head Girl Doll

Handwerck 109 DEP Bisque Head Girl Doll, Germany, early 20th century, brown sleeping eyes, open mouth, inset upper teeth, impressed "109-11 1/4 Germany HANDWERCK," blonde mohair wig with pink ruffled bonnet, fully articulated composition body, stamp reading "Handwerck/Germany" visible on back right

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Armand Marseille 390 Bisque Head DollArmand Marseille 390 Bisque Head Doll

Armand Marseille 390 Bisque Head Doll, Germany, back of head impressed "Armand Marseille/Germany/390/A. 0 1/2. M.," with sleeping blue eyes, blonde wig with black velvet cap, fully articulated composition body, white silk dress with metallic embroidery and black velvet cape, white silk stockings

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$50 - US$100

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Two Door of Hope Mission DollsTwo Door of Hope Mission Dolls

Two Door of Hope Mission Dolls, China, early 20th century. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Four Gilt and Polychrome Paint-decorated Wayang PuppetsFour Gilt and...

Four Gilt and Polychrome Paint-decorated Wayang Puppets, Indonesia, probably Java, 19th/20th century. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Five Hina Musician Dolls and a Noh Dancer DollFive Hina Musician Dolls and...

Five Hina Musician Dolls and a Noh Dancer Doll, Japan, 19th century. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Japanese Costume Doll, Geisha or BijinJapanese Costume Doll, Geisha or Bijin

Japanese Costume Doll, Geisha or Bijin, Japan, possibly Kyoto, 19th century. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Large Early Glass-eyed Papier-mache DollLarge Early Glass-eyed Papier-mache...

Large Early Glass-eyed Papier-mache Doll, America, mid-19th century, with black pupil-less glass eyes, smiling mouth, black center-part hair with black curls behind exposed ears, cloth body, light brown kidskin arms (one separate from body), blue patterned cotton dress, cotton undergarments, and

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Kammer & Reinhardt 192 Bisque Socket Head Child DollKammer & Reinhardt 192...

Kammer & Reinhardt 192 Bisque Socket Head Child Doll, Germany, late 19th century, back of head impressed "193/13," with brown sleeping eyes, pierced ears and blonde wig on ball-jointed composition body with green velvet hat with silk ribbon and dyed blue feathers, blue silk and lace dress, pink

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Bisque Head Smiling Lady Doll by BruBisque Head Smiling Lady Doll by Bru

Bisque Head Smiling Lady Doll by Bru, France, late 19th century, back of head impressed "E," with blonde wig, pale blue paperweight eyes, closed mouth, pierced ears, gusseted kidskin body, ivory taffeta bodice and skirt with applied floral and vine decoration, cotton and flannel undergarments, and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Blonde China Head DollBlonde China Head Doll

Blonde China Head Doll, late 19th century, with painted blue eyes, molded blonde hair with black headband, closed mouth, cloth body (one leg missing, arms missing), and ivory cotton and lace gown and robe. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Closed-mouth Bisque Shoulder Head DollClosed-mouth Bisque Shoulder Head Doll

Closed-mouth Bisque Shoulder Head Doll, France, late 19th century, unmarked, bisque arms and hands, stationary blue glass eyes, brown wig, purple cotton bodice with red kerchief, red skirt, floral apron, and black ribbon hat, lg. 19 in. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Small Schoenau & Hoffmeister Character Bisque Socket Head DollSmall...

Small Schoenau & Hoffmeister Character Bisque Socket Head Doll, Germany, dated 1909, impressed "SHPB/1909/8/o/Germany," with black pupil-less glass eyes, open mouth, two upper teeth, single stroke eyebrows, and polychrome silk and wool ensemble. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$100 - US$200

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Two Papier-mache DollsTwo Papier-mache Dolls

Two Papier-mache Dolls, a pink-toned boy in cotton and linen costume, blue glass eyes, blonde wig, and composition body; and a girl in red cotton costume, blue stationary eyes, brown wig, and composition body. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Two Ishii Shoten Carved and Painted Bamboo FiguresTwo Ishii Shoten Carved...

Two Ishii Shoten Carved and Painted Bamboo Figures, Kyoto, Japan, early 20th century, both figures in floral patterned kimonos with five removable wigs: the first to illustrate the proper hairstyle for women ages four to seven; the second for women ages eight through twelve; the third for women ages

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Seven Wax, Bisque, China, and Straw DollsSeven Wax, Bisque, China, and...

Seven Wax, Bisque, China, and Straw Dolls, America and Europe, 19th/20th century. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Seven Carved Wood and Paint-decorated DollsSeven Carved Wood and...

Seven Carved Wood and Paint-decorated Dolls, Italy, 20th century. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Four Door of Hope Mission DollsFour Door of Hope Mission Dolls

Four Door of Hope Mission Dolls, China, early 20th century. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Gilt- and Polychrome-decorated Wayang Puppet of Prince SambaGilt- and...

Gilt- and Polychrome-decorated Wayang Puppet of Prince Samba, Indonesia, probably Java, 20th century. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Armand Marseille 390 Bisque Head DollArmand Marseille 390 Bisque Head Doll

Armand Marseille 390 Bisque Head Doll, Germany, back of head impressed "Armand Marseille/Germany/390/A. 7. M." with blue sleeping eyes, auburn wig with red ribbon, fully articulated composition body, red floral print cotton dress with white cotton undergarments and white knit stockings

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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DEP Bisque Socket Head DollDEP Bisque Socket Head Doll

DEP Bisque Socket Head Doll, Germany, early 20th century, back of head impressed "22 7x/DEP" with blue sleeping eyes, pierced ears, open mouth with inset upper teeth, blonde wig with silk and lace bonnet, fully articulated composition body with red-painted fingernails (losses to paint), and white

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Large China Shoulder Head DollLarge China Shoulder Head Doll

Large China Shoulder Head Doll, Germany, mid-19th century, pale blue painted eyes, short black curly hair with center part, now illegible light mark on back of shoulder plate, cloth body, china lower arms and legs with blue-painted garter belts on both calves, floral print cotton dress, white cotton

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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French Bisque Shoulder Head Lady DollFrench Bisque Shoulder Head Lady Doll

French Bisque Shoulder Head Lady Doll, late 19th century, blue glass eyes, closed mouth, blonde wig pulled back with braids, gusseted kid lady body (tears and separations at knee joints), separated fingers, ivory and taupe silk dress (losses), with woven straw hat with silk ribbon and applied floral

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$200 - US$400

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Large Simon & Halbig Bisque Socket Head DollLarge Simon & Halbig Bisque...

Large Simon & Halbig Bisque Socket Head Doll, Germany, early 20th century, back of neck incised "Simon & Halbig/Germany/80," with sleeping brown eyes, parted lips with inset upper teeth, curly blond mohair wig, fully articulated composition body (losses to right hand), with blue and white cotton

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Two Armand Marseille 390 and 390n Bisque Head Girl DollsTwo Armand...

Two Armand Marseille 390 and 390n Bisque Head Girl Dolls, Germany, one with back of head incised "390/A.O.M," with brown glass eyes, curly auburn mohair wig, fully articulated composition body, and blue pleated dress with white cotton undergarments and stockings, ht. 15 1/2; the other with back of

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Kammer & Reinhardt/Simon & Halbig Open-mouth Bisque Head DollKammer...

Kammer & Reinhardt/Simon & Halbig Open-mouth Bisque Head Doll, c. 1920s, back of head incised "K*R Simon & Halbig 117 n" with sleeping blue glass eyes, open mouth with two inset teeth, curly blonde mohair wig, five-piece jointed composition toddler body, cream linen dress and black leatherette

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 9 Oct 2013

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Three German Bisque Head DollsThree German Bisque Head Dolls

Three German Bisque Head Dolls, a Handwerck doll with brown sleeping eyes, curly brown mohair wig, parted lips with inset upper teeth, fully articulated composition body with white cotton and lace dress and white cotton stockings and undergarments with white buckled shoes and a gold-tone

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 9 Oct 2013