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Four German Bisque Head Dolls

Auction:
2756T
Lot:
1065
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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

Description:

Four German Bisque Head Dolls, one Heinrich Handwerck, marked "Germany Heinrich Handwerck Simon & Halbig" to back of head, with fixed brown glass eyes, painted eyebrows and eyelashes, open mouth with four inset top teeth, blonde wig, fully jointed composition body, white cotton undergarments, pink striped cotton dress with checked overdress, white socks and shoes, and straw hat; one Adolf Wislizenus, marked "AW Special Germany" to back of head, with sleeping blue glass eyes with applied top eyelashes, painted eyelashes and eyebrows, open mouth with four inset top teeth, blonde curly wit, fully jointed composition body, white cotton undergarments, striped cotton dress, brown socks and shoes, brown purse, and brown velvet hat; and two Schoenau & Hoffmeister: one marked "SH 1909 7 1/2 Germany" and "PB" inside a star to back of head, with sleeping blue glass eyes with applied top lashes, painted eyelashes and eyebrows, open mouth with four inset top teeth, light brown wig, fully jointed composition body, cotton undergarments, purple silk and velvet dress with lace collar, black shoes and socks, and straw hat with shirred silk ribbon; the other marked "Germany SH 1909 6" and "PB" inside a star to back of head, with blue glass eyes (mechanism detached), painted eyebrows and lower lashes, open mouth with four inset top teeth, light brown wig, fully jointed composition body, cotton undergarments, embroidered cotton dress, white socks, black shoes, woven bonnet, leather purse, and parasol, ht. to 24 in.

Provenance: From the Estate of Jeanne Hedberg.
Estimate $1,000-2,000


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 Head, Adolf Wislizenus, Heinrich Handwerck, Germany, Jeanne Hedberg

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