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Simon Halbig Mignonette

5 1/2"
Jointed Elbows!

A relative from Germany is here to visit your French mignonette grouping, with so much about her that is French inspired.  Simon Halbig was genius in styling her slim all bisque torso and limbs to mimic those of the French examples, with gracefully opened hands and rare, sculpted bare feet.  Of course, you will notice her jointed elbows, with the jointing differing from the ball attachment used for French mignonettes.  It is a simple, two piece socket attachment. Her swivel head with fine facial features, captures a more gentle or content expression than her Sustrac muses, having that slight Simon Halbig smile we love.
She has a swivel head, original blond mohair wig, and cobalt blue glass eyes peering out from her pale bisque face, with softly rouged cheeks and closed, rose colored lips.  Her silk, A-line frock certainly looks original and at this point, is still sewn on to her body, making full viewing impossible without harming the clothing.  With as much inspection as allowed, there does not seem to be any damage under there.  Her fair weather outfit is complemented with a fancy straw chapeau with silk ties and decoration.         From the Sherryl Shirran Collection.

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Robust Early Kestner All Bisque

At 7 1/2" this healthy Kestner all bisque can take a prominent spot in your display case, with her super pouty round face, brown glass eyes in their original stationary set, closed mouth, multi-stroke eyebrows and softly painted lashes, original blond mohair wig and palest bisque.  She has a swivel neck on stout body, and jointed at the shoulders and hips both highly detailed hands being in the open position.  The excitement continues right down to her feet, which are elaborately molded, rarer blue bootines having black molded tassels and white stockings with cranberry garters.
 On the top of her left thigh is a double hip chip that has not been covered.  Her multi-layered, antique white cotton outfit has great integrity as all thee pieces, the dress, slip and pantaloons all have the same lace trim and embroidered decorative stitching repeated on them.  Adding a final touch to this darling girl is a large brimmed, floppy summer hat, adorned with fabric blossoms.   From the Sherryl Shirran Collection.

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Early Simon Halbig All Bisque

6 1/4"
Rare Molded Hair

An unusual find for a Simon Halbig collector as well as for an avid all bisque collector who searches for something truly unusual, is  this early molded hair example.  Starting with her hair, it is a rare, dark blond color, molded into flowing curls, parted in the middle, and pulled back by a molded black hairband peeking out in the front.  She has blue painted eyes, a closed mouth with light rose shading on her pale bisque, heart -shaped face.
She has a stationary neck, a plump torso with molded muscle detail and jointing only at the shoulders.  Her feet are molded pink bootines with a lustre glaze, over white stockings with blue painted trim.  These dolls appeared early in all bisque production, probably before 1880, and they could be looked at a transitions from the parian and molded bisque doll evolution.  Her flowing, billowy white cotton antique dress gives her the look of a very young child.   From the Sherryl Shirran Collection.

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Brown Bisque Early Kestner

7 1/2"
Bare Feet with Tiny Shoes


Beautiful, brown/black bisque is the key to this richly dramatic, large-size all bisque, who is and early example from the Kestner firm. She has a round face with ethnic molded features, dark brown glass sleep eyes, a closed mouth with plump lips, a widely molded nose and her sparse, but original, tightly curled short wig.  

The head swivels on a robust bisque, barefoot body with lots of life-like molding on the torso and limbs, and it is jointed at the shoulders and hips with both hands in a cupped pose. Her cotton antique dress is so endearing with a cream background beneath a simple, linnear print in brown and tan, accented with red at the sash, collar and along the edges of the cotton bonnet. Her little bare bisque feet are lucky to wear the tiniest, fine quality, antique leather lace up shoes!

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It's an All Bisque Mignonette Wedding!

First, The Bride and Groom in
Vintage, Gold Paper-covered Box, that includes an antique, wax flower bride's crown, to use as their wedding arch!
The Pair or Wedding Couple are all original and sold together in the box, with the wedding arch. 

The wedding couple are both approximately 5 1/4" tall, both with blue glass eyes, pale bisque, original blond mohair wigs and molded footwear, with the groom having blue strapped shoes and the bride having brown boots.  The price above is for the pair in the vintage box with the antique, wax flower wedding arch that is a real bride's wedding crown.  Bride has small hip chip at top of left leg, groom has small chip at front of neck socket.

The rest of the wedding party are sold separately and detailed below! 

All  of the dolls have swivel necks, are jointed at the shoulders and hips, are made by Simon Halbig and have varying molded footwear.  All of them have the signature closed, smiling mouth, pale bisque, antique clothing that is stitched on and any detectable issue with the bisque is listed.

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4 7/8" Mignonette in tuxedo with high collar linen shirt with brown glass eyes, curly blond original wig, and blue strapped molded shoes.  He has a small chip on the front of his neck socket under the shirt collar.  $2,250.  SOLD

5" Mignonette in sky blue silk brocade, two piece gown with lace trim, original blond mohair wig, vintage hat and black molded boots.  $2,450.  SOLD
5 1/4" Mignonette in burgundy, two-piece silk dress with long train, trimmed in lace and matching chapeau with silk ties, original blond mohair wig (sparse at front top),  brown glass eyes and faint brown spot in the bisque on the forehead, (not damage), molded tan boots.  $2,450.
5 1/2" Mignonette in dark brown silk, two piece suit with voluminous bustle at the rear of the skirt, matching, feather adorned chapeau, blue glass eyes, honey blond mohair wig and rare lavender molded shoes.  $2,250.
5 1/2" Mignonette in deep blue velvet dress trimmed in black lace with matching chapeau, blue glass eyes, dark blond mohair wig, and rare lavender molded boots.  Her head has a cracked head which you can see on the left side of her face, more photos available.  $1,195.
5 1/2" Mignonette in ebony velvet dress trimmed in black lace with matching, feathered chapeau, curly blond mohair wig, blue glass eyes, bisque on face has miniscule, factory pin tip size spots (not damage), and brown molded boots.  $2,250.

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German All Bisque Googly


A sweet all bisque German googly (6") that looks very similar to the Hertel and Schwab 165. She has brown glass sleep eyes that glance to the side, a closed mouth with watermelon smile, original brown mohair wig and a stationary neck. She is jointed at the shoulders and hips and has blue molded socks with black molded Mary Jane style shoes. Her country costume is antique and features a darling, early print apron and underneath is her adorable, one-piece knit undergarment with lace trim.

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Mignonette with Extra Personality

There is something extra ordinary about this 6", ginger-haired all bisque girl with her slim, mignonette torso and limbs, pale, early bisque, dark blue glass eyes and closed smiling lips.  She is most probably from a German maker like Gebruder Kuhnlenz for the French market, as she could easily stand next to her BTE friends and add some spice and personality to the setting.  Could it be her long, red mohair wig of curls?
In addition to having a swivel neck, add having her elongated, slim limbs jointed at the shoulders and hips, she has molded two strap black shoes and a rare, pumpkin stocking color with to contribute to her perkiness.  At the front of her torso at the neck rim, there is a minute shaving of bisque that is not distracting but must be mentioned.  For clothing, she wears an antique frock of fine white cotton with lace inlay and antique cotton pantaloons underneath.

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Black Bisque Baby Figure

5 1/4" Tall Overall
in Ormolu High Chair

An exotic, ethnic 3" bisque baby of fine workmanship by Kestner or Hertwig, as an immobile figure seated and secured into an opulent ormolu high chair with a tray that multi-tasks as a pin cushion.  The detail and painting of the face with blue painted eyes and cadmium red lips is quite intricate, not to mention the molded white bonnet and molded, thigh-length, one-piece infant garment.  Casually posed legs hide under the tray while the arms are in fully outstretched,  mealtime pose. (Some factory rough spots on the fingers.)


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