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Four German Dolls

Auction:
2756T
Lot:
1055
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Auction:
Discovery - 2756T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 09, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Four German Dolls, a bisque shoulder head girl, possibly Armand Marseille, marked on shoulder plate underneath body, with fixed blue glass eyes, painted eyebrows and eyelashes, open mouth with top teeth, blonde wig, bisque arms, kid body, cotton undergarments, printed blue and white polka dot cotton dress, knit socks, turquoise boots, and straw bonnet with silk flowers and velveteen-faced ribbon, ht. 19; two small bisque head girl dolls, one marked "Made in Germany 201 9/0 DEP" to back of head, with sleeping blue glass eyes, painted eyebrows and eyelashes, open mouth with inset top teeth, blonde wig, pressed sawdust body and composition arms, pale blue silk hair ribbon, cotton undergarments, white cotton dress, and socks; the other a shoulder head doll marked "Germany Mabel 11/0" to back of shoulder plate, with sleeping blue glass eyes, painted eyebrows and eyelashes, open mouth with inset top teeth, brunette wig, stuffed body, composition arms, cotton dress, black socks, and straw hat, ht. to 14; and a Karl Hartmann bisque head girl, Stockheim, Germany, first quarter 20th century, mold no. 4/0 impressed inside maker's mark to back of head, with sleeping brown glass eyes, painted eyelashes and eyebrows, open mouth with four inset top teeth, dark blonde curly wig, fully jointed composition body, white cotton undergarments, black leatherette shoes, pale blue silk dress, and beaded necklace, ht. 15 in.

Provenance: The estate of Jeanne Hedberg.
Estimate $400-600


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Bisque Shoulder Head, Armand Marseille, Jeanne Hedberg

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