Fine Dolls, Dolls Houses, Juvenalia and Teddy Bears

13/09/2019 | Leigh Gotch

Fine Dolls, Dolls Houses, Juvenalia and Teddy Bears

Fine Dolls, Dolls Houses, Juvenalia and Teddy Bears: Wednesday 13th November 2019

The 370 lot sale achieved a hammer price of £99.400 with 92% of lots finding new homes.  The sale began with thirty lots of Dolls Houses and Dolls House furniture and miniatures with a good and early (circa 1820) English painted wooden dolls house (est: £1500 – 2,000) was keening fought after with the hammer coming down to a bidder in the room at £2,300.  Four fine tinplate Marklin prams were a great success selling for a combined £3,270.  A small selection of Teddy Bears was led by a 1920s Steiff Teddy Bear that achieved £900, an interesting WWI miniature solider mascot cat sold for £420 against hopes of £100 – 200.

Over twenty lots of Dolls clothes began with an extremely rare eighteenth century wooden dolls costume estimated at £500 – 800 the lot was fiercely contested finally selling for £3,700 to a telephone bidder.  Bisque headed dolls featured strongly in the sale with many selling for four figure sums, the highlight being a rare size 3 bisque headed Bebe by Schmidt of Paris, circa 1880 (illustrated) she came with additional clothing and accessories, estimated at £4,000 – 6, 000 she sold for £6,400. The sale concluded with a private collection of 1920s Half-Dolls and Dressing Table boxes mainly depicting fashionable flapper ladies of the period, the collection was a great success with 98% selling for a total £14,000.     

: Wednesday 13th November 2019

The 370 lot sale achieved a hammer price of £99.400 with 92% of lots finding new homes.  The sale began with thirty lots of Dolls Houses and Dolls House furniture and miniatures with a good and early (circa 1820) English painted wooden dolls house (est: £1500 – 2,000) was keening fought after with the hammer coming down to a bidder in the room at £2,300.  Four fine tinplate Marklin prams were a great success selling for a combined £3,270.  A small selection of Teddy Bears was led by a 1920s Steiff Teddy Bear that achieved £900, an interesting WWI miniature solider mascot cat sold for £420 against hopes of £100 – 200.

Over twenty lots of Dolls clothes began with an extremely rare eighteenth century wooden dolls costume estimated at £500 – 800 the lot was fiercely contested finally selling for £3,700 to a telephone bidder.  Bisque headed dolls featured strongly in the sale with many selling for four figure sums, the highlight being a rare size 3 bisque headed Bebe by Schmidt of Paris, circa 1880 (illustrated) she came with additional clothing and accessories, estimated at £4,000 – 6, 000 she sold for £6,400. The sale concluded with a private collection of 1920s Half-Dolls and Dressing Table boxes mainly depicting fashionable flapper ladies of the period, the collection was a great success with 98% selling for a total £14,000.     

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