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It isn't often that we find true pairs of dolls - we had to travel to France to discover these, and we believe it was worth the trip.
Details of the couple, both in original presentations, include papier-mache shoulderheads with classic painting of eyes and lips, and both wearing wigs over solid dome heads with black-painted pates.
Both retain their original pink-tinted leather bodies in very good, clean condition. She wears a magnificent costume in brilliant green and gold brocade, with tulle and metallic trimmings, while her companion wears white cotton breeches with a white cotton shirt, accented by a striped silk vest and head scarf.
A fanciful pair that remain all original - a happy miracle, to be sure.

Lady measures: 13 1/2" overall
Gentleman measures: 13 1/2" tall overall

Thank you,








21 1/2" German China, an unusual child model that features a perfect bisque shoulderhead with nice coloring and painting, and a youthful hairstyle that includes molded bangs, swept back hair that cascades down upon the shoulders in front and back.
On a cloth body that is fitted with leather arms and china legs that wear black-painted boots, she wears an adorable two-piece ensemble in blue plaid silk with lace accents, while antique underthings are a very nice bonus.

Please click to see details "au naturel"

Thank you, N.







21 1/2" German, Wax over Papier-mache shoulderhead featuring inset cobalt blue glass eyes and applied blonde mohair curls, all on a cloth body with composition arms, and shapely legs that wear heeled boots (repairs).
She does wear her original woolen dress that remains in good condition overall.
An early example who still retains plenty of charm, largely due to her all original condition.









This petite English wax child did not come to us with a name, but "Rosie" might be a nice one due to the crown of blossoms in her hair. Details include a poured wax, turned-shoulderhead, pretty blue glass eyes, rosy cheeks, and inserted blonde hair worn in a short style.
On a cloth body with well-formed, perfect wax limbs, she wears a darling original dress of creamy pink (faded from brilliant pink) linen, with lace and silk ribbon accents.
Rosie stands thirteen and one-quarter inches tall (fourteen and one-quarter, overall)...and due to her charming presentation, is sure to become a favorite of yours.

Click here to see details "Au Naturel"







17 1/2" German Papier-mâché shoulderhead from the Cuno, Otto Dressel firm (complete with stamp) that remains in good condition, featuring lovely, extra-detailed, blue-painted eyes, delicate lashes and a full mouth (possibly re-touched) and with a darling blonde hairstyle. On her original stuffed cotton body that is fitted with leather arms (recovering her original cloth ones) she wears a darling printed cotton dress in turkey red that features a floral mini-print.
Too cute!

Thank you, B.








What could be better than a nineteenth century paper doll that remains in its original sleeve complete with beautiful clothing?
Victoria, a wonderful paper doll set from the McLoughlin firm, New York, includes the doll (reattached at neck) with the original sleeve (showing wear) and five colorful ensembles - one complete with a hat.
The beautifully detailed ensembles, comprised of both fronts and backs, are of the variety that slip over the doll's head. A wonderful example that will display well in your doll room, whether framed, or displayed otherwise.

Sleeve measures: 4 3/4" x 8 1/4"
Doll measures: 6" tall








As evidenced by this backdrop that was created for the Holy Family, a lot of activity can take place in a relatively small space. In this tableau, designed and created by Jose Cabrera, you will find a plethora of riches. Besides the classic, yet contemporary artist-created Neapolitan creche Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus, you will find additional figures that include the Three Kings, a Archangel complete with colorful wings and the sandaled feet which are required for him, and finally representing the stark realities of life, a sleeping shepherd.
Each of the figures is made in the traditional fashion, of sculpted terracotta, featuring the classic hemp-wrapped bodies with classic arms and legs. Further, each is exquisitely costumed in rich silks and trimmings save for the shepherd who is wearing wool and cotton.
The background piece is constructed from wood and plaster to represent brick and stone, and then artfully painted to portray an aged structure. Please note the exquisite accessories that are included such as the wax fruit.
There is room to add yor own personal touches to this lovely scene.

Scene measures: 36" wide x 23 3/4" deep x 29 3/4" tall
Joseph stands 14" tall
Mary measures 12" seated
Baby Jesus measures 5" long

$4500.00 as shown









This piece, more art than doll, should be displayed in that manner – artful. Actually a nineteenth-century, Italian, carved wood marionette, this gentleman depicts a commedia del' arte figure. Impressive at 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 beard, expertly done, and the glass eyes – very realistic in blown glass with blue 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 red silk velvet costume with a long black coat over it. Wool stockings and leather slippers complete the look.
He is ready to take the stage!








Female National Costumes of Europe
states the hand-colored box lid of this set of Paper Dolls and in four languages, no less.

This wonderful set comes with two dolls to dress-the reverse of one is shown above.

There are eight extremely colorful costumes, with fronts and backs, (loss to back and a hand on one costume) for the ladies to wear-all hand-colored with glossy details which were achieved by applying egg white to the paper.

This boxed set dates circa 1860.

The dolls measure six and one-half inches tall.

The box measures seven inches by ten inches.


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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