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Unusual 17" ( 43 cm ) French-type papier-mâché glass eyed shoulder head, attributed to Andreas Voit, with narrow face, rarer closed mouth, with painted black pate with slit on top of head to allow for wig insertion, mounted to a French body with cloth covered carton torso with wasp waist, white leather body with hip gussets, and long white leather arms with individually stitched fingers. She has one original remaining braid of human hair framing the face, which had been pinned to the slit in the top of the head, but has now been sewn to the edge of the bonnet to achieve the effect and also to remain secure. The dress is made of light cream wool with printed red roses with maroon bows at sleeves and shoulders, and ecru lace at sleeve bottoms. Another unique feature of the head is that the front of the plate has cleavage with slight hint of molded bosom as opposed to the typically flate shoulder front. A lovely smaller size with distinctive features, circa 1850's. ........................................US$ 2,300.
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Rare early 20" ( 51 cm ) pink lustre German porcelain shoulder head representing an older boy or very young man, with molded and painted facial features with rarer brown eyes, short wavy hair with distinct " comb marks"  framing the face, rosy cheeks, separately modeled eyelids with both red and black eyeliner, on an antique heavy stuffed muslin body with antique long porcelain arms and legs with painted long white stockings, black painted flat shoes, and pink lustre ribbons serving as garters. This doll is circa early 1850's. It is rare to find boys at all but especially of this period and in this size and quality. He wears an antique white cotton shirt with ruffled collar, and was long ago well redressed in a two piece brown velvet suit with brass buttons and gold thread braid trim. The overall condition is very good with some typical slight paint wear to a few spots on the hair and boots. From the same collection as the " Queen Victoria " china.........................................................................................SOLD
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Beautiful 26" ( 66 cm ) all original German wax-over-papier-mâché shoulder head doll with blue glass sleep eyes, mounted on a stuffed muslin body with sewn joints at the shoulders, hips, and knees, with brown leather forearms with individually stitched fingers. This early 1870's era doll has a fantastic blond mohair wig with long " sausage "-style curls, tiny curls framing the face and braids held in place with the original pink silk ribbon bow. The ( faded ) pink silk dress with pleated bottom panel, ecru lace trim pink silk ribbons and white pearl buttons ( a few missing ) rivals any French bisque " fashion doll " dress of the same period. She has a simulated ivory fan , a white bead necklace with turquoise bead center, fabulous original undergarments, and brown leather side button " fashion boots  with low heels with a " Keystone " logo and a " 4 " impressed on the soles. These wax-over-papier-mâché dolls are definitely undervalued and are getting harder and harder to find, especially in such a  nice original and elaborate condition as is this one!............................................SOLD.
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Unusual 22"(55cm ) heavy carved wood figure with well modeled hair, mustache, intaglio eyes, with one piece head and torso and limbs, jointed at the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. Whether this piece is a one-of-a-kind, or of limited commercial manufacture is unknown, as is its exact age, but it is not new by any means, and has great charm with folk art crossover appeal. A unique piece for the adventurous collector with eclectic taste.......................................................SOLD.

 

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