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Early German Market Scene

We are pleased to offer a glimpse at German, early nineteenth daily life, all beautifully displayed under the security of a glass dome.
Formerly part of the collection of Angels Attic Museum in Santa Monica, California, is a German Market Stall that features three marvelous Grodner Tal wooden doll examples. Included in the scene is what appears to be a mother and daughter doing their shopping, aided by a capable merchant in the form of an unusual male Grod, whose handsome facial features include a painted moustache.
Available for purchase are sliced meats, seafood delicacies that include lobster and crabs, plus hams, sausages and even a goose. A crate of fruit is present as well.
The overall condition of this captivating assemblage is quite good, with the only issue being the sleeves of the child's dress which does show losses.

The merchant measures: 8 1/4" tall
The lady measures: 7 1/4" and the child is 5 3/8"
Dome measures: 15 1/2 tall overall

Thank you, R. & A.





For you china collectors out there, here is a marvelous cabinet ready example. Details of this very pretty doll include a china shoulderhead (not perfect due to a repaired plate) with a head that features a handsome molded hairstyle complete with brushstrokes at the forehead and temples, plus a molded snood and head band with gilded accents showing wear.
On a stuffed cloth body fitted with china forearms and cloth legs that wear antique leather slippers on the feet, she wears a magnificent, 1860s style, two-piece ensemble in midnight blue silk, accented with exquisite metallic trimmings.
For the sympathetic collector, this lovely, but not perfect example represents a great opportunity.

Measures: 15" tall

Thank you, A.







17" German, Wax over Papier-mache featuring a molded blonde hairstyle, pierced ears fitted with the original earrings, inset cobalt blue glass eyes and nicely blushed cheeks - all on a cloth body with composition arms, and shapely legs that wear painted heeled boots.
She does wear her original dress of black gauze that features a field of purple flowers, but its condition is quite tender, with losses to the back and upper sleeve area.
An early example who still retains plenty of charm, largely due to her original condition.








15 1/2"all original English poured Wax child with abundant charm - details include a perfect shoulderhead with lovely coloring, expressive inset blue glass eyes, inserted blonde hair worn down in a luxurious style - all on a cloth body with wax limbs.
She wears a gorgeous original ensemble in cream and blue crochet - it includes crochet underthings as well, even a matching hat!






Like his companion above, a nineteenth-century, Italian, carved wood marionette, this handsome young gentleman depicts a commedia del' arte figure. Standing an impressive thirty six inches tall, he is jointed in all the right places to enable very fluid movements. The carving details upon his expressive face are remarkable – the mask and other details are expertly done, and the glass eyes – very realistic in blown glass with brown irises.
This fellow, who has a body composed of stuffed cotton and carved wood components, with screw eyes remaining here and there that used to give strings an anchoring point, wears a four-piece cotton costume with green wool rope as decoration. Painted stockings and carved wood shoes complete the look.
So much artful expression – and great for display in the right shop or home.


Since we all know time flies, you will have your doll at home in your arms in no time at all!

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