17" (43 cm.) Elegant slender-faced model with aristocratic sculpting of nose and throat has grey sculpted hair waved from her face and arranged in softly-coiled curls, painted downcast eyes, on original muslin torso which is attached to a wire frame designed for use as tea cozy, original porcelain lower arms and hands with separately-sculpted fingers. The doll is wearing her original elaborate velvet and linen gown with rich metallic trim in the 17th century manner. Excellent condition. Germany, Koniglich-Bayerische Porcelain of Nymphenburg, the doll was introduced at the 1908 Munich Art Doll Exhibition in the category of "decoration dolls" and is considered a significant landmark in the fancies lineage.
4" (10 cm.) Waist-up figure of lady with arms modeled away from nude torso, sculpted grey hair in 18th century style decorated with blue beading, ringlet curls low on back torso. She is attached to a French paper mache powder box with silk and metallic trim. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915.
10" (25 cm.) seated. Porcelain half-doll of lady with grey sculpted hair in elaborate up-swept 18th century style, decorated with three colorful plumes, arms sculpted bent at elbows and posed in front of torso, muslin torso, porcelain legs modeled crossed at her knees, silk costume, and posed in burgundy velvet upholstered chair with fringe. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, the half-doll has especially fine painting of eyes and lips, exquisite sculpting of individual fingers.
4 1/2" (11 cm.) Waist-up porcelain lady with sculpted brown hair and painted costume in the 18th century style, posed with ring held in her right hand as she extends the ring finger on her left hand as though to place the ring. Excellent condition. Germany, Goebel, circa 1915, the popular model was made in a variety of styles including another example made of bisque, uncostumed and with mohair wig. Rarity factors of this charming half-dolls include dark brown color of hair and yellow gown with rose pattern.
4 1/2" (11 cm.) Waist-up porcelain figure of lady in the 18th-century style, with sculpted bonnet trimmed with green band and a large purple bow, sculpted costume with laced bodice below her ample bosom, arms extended from body with a dainty cluster of Dresden flowers in her right hand. Marks: 10780. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1915, Karl Schneider.
5" (13 cm.) h. 6 3/4"w. Waist-up porcelain lady posed with head turned to the side and arms outstretched, her left arm holding a garland wreath decorated with Dresden flowers, shaded brown hair decorated with feathers, combs and ribbons, with double-tiered ruffles of Dresden lace at her cuffs and collar. Excellent condition, professional restoration on feathers and blue dress ribbon. Bearing blue crown stamp of Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik. Germany, circa 1915, an outstanding and rare model with meticulous detail of lace and floral trim, distinctive pose.
4 1/2" (11 cm.) Waist-up porcelain young lady with wide-brimmed Neopolitan bonnet which frames her tumbling grey ringlet curls that are crowned with three Dresden flowers and green leaves, with arms held daintily to her bodice which features a floral decorated design, with voluminous sleeves accenting her tiny waist, a cluster of Dresden flowers in her hand. Excellent condition. Marks: (crown-over-N blue stamp). Germany, Ernst Bohne Sohne, circa 1910, luxury features include tiny pointed finger, four different flowers in hand, gilt-edging of bonnet.
7" (18 cm.) Porcelain full body figure of young girl with sculpted curly grey hair with topknot and large yellow bow, with sculpted costume decorated with band of blue flowers, arms extended, her right arm holding a bouquet of flowers, posed on porcelain base with gold wreath design. Marks: (blue bishop's staff stamp). 4168 (incised) Excellent condition. Germany, Dressel, Kister & Co, circa 1911, the figure appeared in the 1911 catalog, and was available as this full-doll and also as a half-doll.
4" (10 cm.) Porcelain hip-up child posed with arms held away from body, with curled fingers, sculpted baby cap with scalloped edge having painted floral design with gilt edging and sculpted feathers that are accented by Dresden flowers, and with burgundy streamers and throat bow. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, the rare model was constructed with multi-piece mold which created a rare torso construction and unique bonnet. Few examples are known to exist, one without throat streamers, and this extremely rare example having painted streamers.
10" (25 cm.) overall. 4" to waist. Porcelain waist-up figure of young girl with tousled grey curly hair decorated with a garland of Dresden flowers, with sculpted low-bodice blouse having Dresden corsage, and arms held in front, away from body, with clasped fingers. Attached to original quilted silk pincushion base with silk taffeta overskirt. Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1910, attributed to Dressel, Kister & Co, exceptional detail of finger modeling and variegated flowers; the model was created with four front sew holes (two at bodice, and two at hips) designed to allow an actual bouquet of silk or fresh flowers to be attached as though held in her hands.