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P11
Circa 1970s. This court lady half doll is a reproduction of an original vintage German Sitzendorf doll. Over 40 years ago, in the 1970s, she was produced in Taiwan and given to the attendees of a large doll show in the United States.
Maker: Taiwan, China (1970s).
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg. 78.
Size: 5" h. Condition: There is a stable surface hairline that runs along her right side (does not go through to the inside. See additional pictures. Priced accordingly.

$30.
$15.

P77
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. This striking nude flapper half doll was my first "great doll." Her arms are raised in a dramatic pose. Her hands are poised and delicate. She wears earrings, and each arm has a red bangle bracelet. Please click on the gallery picture to see enlarged photos and better views of the lovely expression on her face. Because of the design of this doll, with arms fully extended to either side and delicate hands, it is rare to find her in perfect condition as she was particularly prone to damage to the arms, hands, and fingers.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg. 142.
Size: 4" to the top of her hands. She has a full 6" arm span. Condition: Excellent.

$225.

P80
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Wonderful nudie half doll. This beautiful flapper lady strikes a dramatic pose with her graceful arms and hands. She is dressed only in her jewelry...gold earrings and bracelets, and a red beaded necklace. Smokey amber eyes, eye shadow, coral nose dots, red lipstick and rouged cheeks. Typical Fasold & Stauch beautiful face.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 46.
Size: 3 1/2" h. to top of head. 5" h. to top of raised arm. Condition: The tip of her left thumb is missing, and she has a repair at the very bottom of the base at the back of the doll. The right hand and the fingers of the left hand are undamaged. She displays beautifully. Priced accordingly.
Hint: I place a bit of ruffled lace or material around the base of dolls with base issues. It hides any flaws and colorfully enhances the display (see pictures).

$145.

P100
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll head. This flapper lady has marcell-waved shiny black hair. A fashionable red comb is tucked into the side of her hair. Blue eyes and rouged cheeks. Cupid's bow mouth. Probably attached to a powder puff. Very nice Carl Schneider half doll head for your collection.
Maker: Unknown, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg. 63.
Size: 2 1/8" h. Condition: Excellent.

$75.

P102
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. This gorgeous 6 1/2 inch tall Senorita half doll with an abundance of detail has always been a special favorite in my collection. She has a beautifully painted Fasold & Stauch dramatic face with striking amber eyes, discrete smokey eye shadow, and rouged cheeks. Her perfectly painted, coral lips are slightly parted. Coal black hair with Spanish curls at her cheeks and forehead peek out from beneath her cream "molded lace" mantilla draped over a towering Spanish comb. The Senorita's deep red bodice is accented with two roses at her waist. She has a gold bracelet on her wrist and beautifully modeled hands, with a gold ring on her finger. Truly, an outstanding half doll to add to your collection.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 15.
Size: 6 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$450.

P105
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. This sweet half doll is in the style of an 18th-19th century "country or court lady." Her blue bodice has a wide orange shawl collar with white lace cuffs and orange bows decorating the sleeves. Two bright orange bows are tied around the curls of her powdered dressed hair. She holds two pink hydrangeas. This country girl has a lovely face with blue eyes, coral lips and country-fresh blushed cheeks. She is a large six-inches tall. Her bright coloring and impressive size make her a stand-out addition to any half doll collection.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 19.
Size: 6" h. Condition: Excellent.

$195.

P112
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Stately 6 1/2 inch half doll. Lovely rosy-cheeked, country-girl face. She is dressed in a yellow fitted top with a white under blouse. Her eye-catching, broad-brimmed, yellow hat measures an impressive 3 5/8" across, and is trimmed with two blue ostrich feathers to match the bows on her shoulders. This young lady would add a spot of sunny brightness to your half doll collection.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 25.
Size: 6 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$195.

P126
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Personality half doll. Many half dolls were inspired by real personalities of the day. This doll is Jenny Lind by Goebel. Jenny Lind (1820-1887) was a Swedish opera singer often known as the "Swedish Nightingale." She was one of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, performing all across Europe and in America. This lovely half doll shows Jenny in a pretty blue gown with floral decoupage decoration. The wide white ruffle around the neckline and white ruffled trim sleeves are enhanced with tiny beaded trim. Dark blond hair styled with Apollo's knot and side curls. She contemplates a pretty pink rose in her hand, delicate fingers of her other hand rest on her chin. Very nicely designed, decorated and executed.
Maker: William Goebel, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg. 24.
Size: 5 3/4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$365.

P133
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll head. This sweet little country girl half doll head has a red and white decorated bonnet with a red rosette covering her blond hair. Her hat is tied under her chin with wide red ties and a big red bow. She was most likely intended as a powder puff handle. Great detail for such a little half doll.
Maker: Unknown, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 8, pg. 90.
Size: 1 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$45.

P134
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll head. This fine English gentleman half doll head wears a gray top hat and a bright blue scarf. He has brown hair and great profile. Most likely intended as a powder puff handle. Well painted.
Maker: Unknown, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 8, pg. 90.
Size: 1 3/8" h. Condition: Excellent.

$45.

P135
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll head. This half doll head is an unusual Oriental lady. This tiniest lady is dressed in a decorated orange Oriental gown and is painted with Oriental features. She is most likely a powder puff doll.
Maker: Unknown, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 8, pg. 90.
Size: 1 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$45.

P144
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Nudie half doll. This Schneider Victorian-era lady has a pretty painted face with coral lid lines, rouged cheeks and slightly open coral lips. Her pale blond hair is coiffed in a 19th-century style. This delicate lady has gracefully posed arms, and both hands have daintily molded fingers. A very pleasing addition to your half doll collection.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg. 43.
Size: 4 1/2" h. Condition: The tip of the pinky finger on her right hand is missing; it is unnoticeable when displayed.

$95.

P162
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. This tiny country girl half doll is holding a red book in her hand. She is wearing a green country bonnet with a big red bow, a scooped-neck blouse with yellow tinting and a green dress. The design has good detail and her tiny face is nicely painted. She was probably a powder puff handle.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg. 47.
Size: 2" h. Condition: Good -- repaired chip to bow on hat.

$25.

P172
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Personality half doll. Some half dolls were inspired by real personalities. Goebel labels this half doll "Marie Antoinette of France." She is depicted in a regal pose from the tilt of her head to the closed fan in her delicately molded hands and fingers. Her hair is dressed in 18th century court style, powdered and elaborately piled high with curls and plumes. Highly detailed, her lovely royal blue gown has a wide neckline displaying a graceful neck and full bosom. Elaborate white ruffles trim the tight sleeves and neckline of the dress that are also enhanced with additional tiny beaded trim. She has a small waist and a pretty, serene face. The doll has a substantial, tapered, decorated sew-hole base. The Goebel crown logo is printed in blue and "Germany" in black on the base. She is a skillfully crafted and finished, quality half doll for your collection.
Maker: William Goebel, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg. 20.
Size: 6" h. Condition: Excellent.

$365.

P178
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Classic Dressel, Kister & Co. quality half doll. This very popular D&K lovely nudie lady was produced in many variations and sizes by the company. She appears with and without flowers in her hair or hand, or with grapes or nothing in her hand. Sometimes she holds a rose or blue flowers. This version is a larger size, 4 5/8 inches. She has a beautifully painted face, D&K signature striated gray hair, and typical D&K tapered long waist. A coronet of individually crafted and applied roses encircles her head, and she holds a single red rose in her hand. The wooden stand and vintage lace decorative ruffle are included. Lovely half doll for your collection.
Maker: Dressel, Kister & Co., Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 2, pg. 56.
Size: 4 5/8" h. Condition: Excellent. Flowers are nearly mint.

$375.

P183
Pre-1939. Court lady half doll. This charming little lady is holding a pink-tinted closed fan in her hand. Her dress has a blue laced bodice with a white shawl collar and she has a pink ribbon in her court-style gray hair. This court lady half doll was probably sewn on a powder puff or small pincushion.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 5, pg. 210.
Size: 3" h. Condition: Excellent.

$30.
$25.

P191
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Lady half doll. This large court lady wears a deep orange bodice with double frilled cuffs. Her hair is dressed in typical 18th century style. Her powdered coiffure is topped with a matching hat adorned with cream flowers and plumes. She holds a bunch of cream flowers to her chest. Attractive large half doll, nicely done.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 23.
Size: 5 1/4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$115.

P193
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Personality half doll-related vanity boudoir lamp. Some porcelain figurines were inspired by real personalities. The lady featured on this vanity lamp is a famous ballerina. Born Marie Anne de Cupis de Camargo (1710-1770), she was the rage of the Paris Opera Ballet. The rendition of La Camargo, as she was simply known, was from a painting by Lancret called "The Camargo Dancing." She is dressed in a pretty yellow dress with large white ruffled cuffs, a green insert in bodice and rows of decorative flowers. The mold for this lamp is detailed and complex with her arms outstretched, holding her skirt out to the sides. The gilded accents on the white post required an additional firing. Very pretty and very well-done vanity boudoir lamp.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany.
Reference: This particular lamp from my collection is pictured in The Half Doll book, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg. 26.
Size: 6 1/2" high. Condition: Excellent. The lamp is no longer wired. See additional pictures.

$130.

P195
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Pictured in Frieda Marion's book, China Half-Figures Called Pincushion Dolls. Frieda says, "Collectors call her 'Miss Columbia.' Her flowing locks and 'jewel'-studded gold headband certainly remind us of the early patriotic symbol... We may assume that 'Miss Columbia' was actually produced several years before World War I, and may represent an allegorical figure." This doll does have finger issues (see below). Despite her flaws, she is a desirable and special half doll.
Maker: Sitzendorf, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 201.
Size: 3 5/8" h. Condition: Tips of index finger and thumb missing on right hand. Tip of little finger on left hand missing. No other chips, cracks, or hairlines. Priced accordingly.

$98.
$65.

P196
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Some girls just have "attitude". This nudie, flapper half doll was plenty of that. The confident tilt of her head, the dramatic position of her arms and hands all say, "I've got Attitude! She is a Spanish dancer with plenty of Latin passion. This doll has heavily kholled eyes, rouged cheeks and a slightly open pouty mouth. The Senorita's hair is styled in the Spanish style with curls at her cheeks and a gold comb tucked into the chignon at the back. She holds a large green and white fan behind her head to frame her beautiful face. Two metal "straps" are wrapped over her shoulders. This is an indication that she was mounted on an ormolu-covered powder box intended mainly for the French market. Wooden stand and decorative ruffle are included.
Maker: Dressel, Kister & Co., Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 2, pg. 66.
Size: 4 5/8" h. Condition: Excellent.

$325. SOLD

P197
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. This 6 inch half doll is the only one in my collection dressed in French Empire or Directoire Era costume, also known as Regency style in England, which encompasses various periods between the 18th century and the Victorian Era (1795-1815). An internet source describes this style in dress as being inspired by classical times, emphasizing femininity and grace, quite "décolleté" and girdled immediately beneath the breasts. This half doll is a prime example of the Empire/Regency Era style, and has been one of my favorites for the muted pastel colors of her costume and the gentle expression on the lady's face. Her pretty, light teal gown is definitely décolleté and the skirt of the dress is gathered just below the bosom just as described. The dress is decorated with a floral pattern. Lavender ribbons and bows accent her strawberry blond hair, her slender neck and lovely gown. Her gentle features are understated with blushed cheeks and a small mouth. Altogether a very pleasing, different and desirable half doll for your collection.
Maker: Unknown, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 5, pg. 195.
Size: 6" h. Condition: Excellent.

$275. SOLD

P202
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Beautiful Goebel court lady half doll. At 5 1/2 inches, this substantial doll would be a great addition to your collection. She is wearing a white camisole with "lace trim" impressed in the mold around the top. There is a teal ribbon around her neck. Her powdered grey hair is dressed in an elaborate 18th century court hairdo with waves and curls. She has a lovely face and her hands are well defined and delicate.
Maker: William Goebel, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg. 60 and pg. 200.
Size: 5 1/2" h. Condition: Near mint. There is a sliver missing on the front of her left middle finger (see pictures).

$135.

P207
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Country lady half doll. This court lady is dressed for a day in the countryside. She wears a peach dress with green lacing over a white underblouse with white ruffled cuffs, and green bows on the sleeves. Her matching hat is set at a jaunty angle on her gray court hairdo. She has tucked a bright pink flower under the brim of her hat on the side.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 85.
Size: 3 7/8" h. Condition: There are some surface chips on the brim of her hat. See pictures.

$45.

P215
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Little serving girl half doll. Sweet little girl with a huge red bow in her blond hair. She is wearing a white blouse and lilac bodice and balancing a tray of colorful goodies on her shoulder. Wagner & Apel is her maker, an uncommon half doll producer. She has a lot of detail for a small doll.
Maker: Wagner & Apel, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg. 136. Size: 1 3/4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$35.

P216
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Full-figure half doll. This is a complete presentation with a desirable full-figure bathing beauty half doll. This young flapper is wearing a yellow bathing costume with lilac bands at mid-thighs. Her beach costume is completed with a lilac cap with streamers and lilac bathing slippers. A previous owner hand-crocheted the pincushion cover, skillfully matching the colors to the flapper's bathing suit. This is a complete presentation that is a handcrafted item and quite different for your half doll collection. The full diameter of the crocheted area around the base of the cushion when lying flat is 8 inches. It can be displayed flat if there is room, or, as I did, it can be put on a box or riser to allow the extra crocheted part to hang down around the platform taking up much less space in the display case.
Maker: Heinz & Company, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 5, pg. 174. Size: The half doll is 2 3/8"; the diameter of the complete crocheted presentation is 8". Condition: Near mint. She twisted her ankle at the beach and it had to be glued back on. It is virtually impossible to see the repair. Displays perfectly.

$85.

P234
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Full-figure half doll. This half doll was inspired by a painting of the dancer, Mlle. Marie-Anne De Cupis De Carmargo, by Nicolas Lancret, entitled, "La Camargo Dancing." It was also produced as a lamp (see my listing p319), powder box, tape measure and figurine from the same maker. This tiny treasure would have been sewn on a pincushion or power puff and has remarkable detail for such a diminutive figure.
Maker: Carl Shneider, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg. 28.
Size: 2 5/8" h. Condition: Excellent.

$48.

P246
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Lady half doll. This court lady is wearing an orange dress with yellow insert. Her powdered gray hair is dressed in 18th century style. She is holding a colorful bouquet of flowers to her shoulder. Sweet face. A delightful half doll.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 196.
Size: 4 1/4" h. Condition: She looks mint, but she was a victim of the French Revolution and was beheaded at some point. However, her head was reattached with a skillful repair not visible when on display. See pictures. Priced accordingly.

$45.

P250
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. A unique PAIR of full-figure character half dolls. Some half dolls were inspired by literary characters or characters in cartoons, movies or other entertainments. The Brothers Grimm were German scholars who were best known for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales. They produced several volumes of tales before their deaths in 1859 and 1863. The tale of Hansel and Gretel was included in their works. This model of the siblings was produced in both composition/plaster and in porcelain. This is the porcelain pair of full-figure half dolls, Hansel and Gretel. He is dressed in green pants, yellow hat and purple jacket. She has a pink skirt, green apron. He is Mr. Perfect with no condition issues. Gretel has a small kiln flaw on the front and a shallow sliver chip on the base on the back. Each figure is incised with their name on the front and Germany on the back of the yellow decorative base and are mounted on a red full-bristled clothes brush. It is very unusual to find them for sale together. A unique pair of "fairy-tale character" half dolls for your collection.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany.
Size: 4 1/4" half doll only, 8" overall. Condition: The handel is in excellent condition. Gretel has two issue on the base. Together they display exceptionally well. See additional pictures.

$165.

P254
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Personality half doll. Some half dolls were inspired by actual personalities. This lovely large, bisque, nudie half doll is identified as "Lady With Ring", Elizabeth of Austria (1837-1898), by the Goebel Company that produced her. Nicknamed, "Sisi", she was married to Emperor Franz Joseph I. While Franz Joseph was passionately in love with her, she did not reciprocate his feelings. Restless and emotionally distant from her husband, she fled him and court life as much as she could. While travelling in Geneva in 1898, she was stabbed to death by an Italian anarchist named Luigi Lucheni. She is depicted removing her gold ring, perhaps a symbolic gesture of her troubled and distant relationship with her husband and separation from court life. Despite her positive identification as Elizabeth of Austria, her bald pate is covered with a blond mohair wig and regional headdress of the French Alsace region. This is inconsistent with the actual empress' appearance and nationality; she was neither blond nor French. It becomes obvious that a previous owner took historic license with her appearance and bestowed a blond wig and French regional headdress on her bald head. Regardless of her identity crisis, whether an Austrian empress or a French peasant, she is an exceptional half doll.
Maker: William Goebel, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg. 27.
Size: 5 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$395.

P260
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Flapper half doll. Striking flapper lady half doll dressed in Senorita costume with yellow flat-brimmed, Spanish-style hat, blue earrings, black top and colorful, red-fringed shawl. Hands on hips, she looks like she is about to break out in a lively, happy Fandango, the most famous, traditional dance of Spain. Colorful flapper lady to add to your collection.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 26.
Size: 4 1/4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$145.

P261
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Lady half doll. This doll wears an extravagant dress typical of the Elizabethan Era (1558-1603). Her yellow court gown has a spectacular, stand-up, Elizabethan collar. The texture of the starched lace that forms the collar is in the mold, adding a unique feature to this half doll. Her gown has puffed sleeves and a bright blue "V" insert in front. Her blond hair is in an updo and she has a pretty face.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 21.
Size: 4 1/4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$98.

P263
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Young lady half doll. Delightful young, country-girl half doll with a sweet innocent expression and curly blond hair. She wears a big blue floppy picture hat, an orange bodice with tight-fitting white ruffled sleeves and is holding a single flower. A jaunty yellow ostrich feather plume and blue ribbon adorn her sun hat.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 20.
Size: 4 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$125.

P268
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Black lady half doll. What a rare find! Spain produced only one half doll model, in six variations. All the dolls are bisque and have jointed arms. All of them were produced without hair and have wigs in various colors and styles. Five of the models are white skinned and only one is a black-skinned beauty. Northern African, Moorish, culture has been a part of Spain's history since the Middle Ages. This lady is most likely a tribute to the Moorish influence and culture in Spain. She is very large at 6 1/2 inches. The dolls have either large almond-shaped or round eyes. This doll has dark complexion, large almond-shaped eyes, rouged cheeks and an open mouth with delineated, painted teeth, a most unusual feature! She is dressed in a black camisole with black lace over fuchsia ribbon straps and a decorative ribbon and lace ruffle around the base. She is photographed sitting on a round black box, raising her enough so her arms can extend below her waist, an effective way to display her. Made in pre-war Spain in a porcelain factory in Badalona, a suburb of Barcelona. Interestingly, one doll was found in a "thieves' market" in Morocco. This is a rare opportunity to own a very unique and desirable doll.
Maker: Unknown maker, Spain.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg. 152.
Size: 6 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$425.

P270
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Lady half doll. Call her "la crème de la crème", call her "la pièce de résistance", but whatever she is called, she is one of the most desirable half dolls to have in your quality half doll collection! This lovely half doll is known as "the flower vendor," and she is splendid. The basket in her arm holds seven different flowers individually modeled and applied to the figure. Individual flowers are also held in each hand. The close fitting cap, low square neckline, tight bodice and full ruffles on the sleeves of her gown, all denote the fashions of 1740-1750. Altogether a fabulous half doll and an exemplary example of craftsmanship from the Carl Thieme porcelain company.
Maker: Carl Thieme, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 3, pg. 184.
Size: 4 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$950.

P276
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. To quote the lyrics of an old Vaudeville song, "Oh, you beautiful doll!" I have named this lady, Sally Rand. For those of you who have forgotten, or are too young to know who Sally Rand was, let me introduce you to a famous entertainer. Sally Rand (1904-1979) was a dancer, and leading star of stage and screen in the 1920s-1940s. She was famous...and infamous...for her phenomenal ostrich feather fan dance in burlesque shows. Burlesque, popular from the 1860s to the 1940s, was a type of variety show performed in cabarets, clubs and theaters featuring bawdy comedy and female striptease! If you are at all curious about Sally, you can see a video of an actual performance of her famous, fan dance at the 1934 "Century of Progress" World's Fair in Chicago. I believe she was the inspiration for this most beautiful, nudie flapper half doll.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 55.
Size: 4 1/4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$255.

P277
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll head. This Pierrot half doll head with wide, flared, ruffled collar is ready to be attached to a swans down powder puff. In this variation of Pierrot, he has a white skullcap rather than the customary black one with spit curls on his cheeks and forehead. Excellent Pierrot face with black outlined eyes, coral lid lines blushed cheeks and red lips. This is a fancy variation to the Pierrot half doll heads in your collection.
Maker: Sitzendorf, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 8, pg. 197.
Size: 2 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$145.

P281
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll related vanity powder puff dish. This Carnival Girl powder puff dish is dressed in a blue and white Pierrette costume with a tight bodice, knee to mid-calf length skirt and sugar loaf hat. Pierrette was based on the character Columbine in the Comedia dell'Arte, an Italian form of improvisational comedy that flourished in the mid-16th to mid-18th centuries. This Pierrette dish is pictured in a Sitzendorf catalog with a powder puff in it. A companion Pierrot dish with the same mold number is pictured with her, indicating they were meant to be sold as a pair. See the listing for the matching Pierrot powder dish below, P309.

Note: This listing is for the powder dish only; the powder puff is not included.

Maker: Sitzendorf, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg. 178.
Size: Dish measures 5" long. Condition: Excellent.

$95.

P288
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Chocolate Girls and other serving girl half dolls inspired by La Belle Chocolatiere were produced by various German porcelain manufacturers...Sitzendorf, Theime, Goebel, Galluba & Hofmann, to name a few. Each maker produced their own versions and variations of the Chocolate Girl theme. This half doll is a Delft-style variation from the William Goebel porcelain company. Every half doll collection needs a Schokoladenmädchen. (Please read the full story of La Belle Chocolatiere appearing just above this listing.)
Maker: William Goebel, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 158.
Size: 4 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$285.

P289
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Nationalities and Personalities add special interest to a half doll collection. This doll represents a European Romani lady. The Romani, known as Gypsies or Roma, are an ethnic group living mostly in Europe and the Americas that originated in and migrated from northwestern India about 1,500 years ago. This Roma lady has so much detail in her mold. She wears a white blouse with fitted bodice and wide sleeves. A colorful red and blue vest is worn over the blouse. On her head she has a red traditional cap. Her Gypsy costume is completed with elaborate yellow jewelry including large open hoop earrings. Lovely face with black eyes, rosy cheeks and full coral lips. A delightful ethnic lady to add interest and variety to your collection.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg. 42.
Size: 3 3/4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$250.

P292
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Description with close-up pictures of this doll. Nationalities and Personalities add special interest to half doll collections. Some half dolls were inspired by real personalities. The blue crown mark found in the base of this doll identifies the maker as Aelteste Volkstedter Porczellanmanufaktur (AVP). The AVP produced a number of half dolls portraying dancers, including this one, representing Fanny Elssler (1810-1884). She was an Austrian ballerina of the Romantic Era (mid-19th c.-1850). Fanny's performances of the great Romantic ballets, placed her among the most talented and notable ballerinas of the Romantic ballet period.

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Nudie half doll, Fanny Elssler. Fanny has molded hair swept back into a chignon with a gilded hair ornament completing her elegant look. Her face is delicately painted with coral lid lines highlighting her soft brown eyes, a fine nose, rouged cheeks and a sweet expression on her slightly parted coral lips. There are blushed accents at the base of her throat, breasts, arms, hands, and fingers. Her gown was made by a professional dressmaker in peach silk fabric and beige lace. Fanny holds a metal fan in one hand and a domino mask in the other. These accessories are later additions to her ensemble but totally appropriate in proportion to the doll. She appears to be on her way to a wonderful masquerade ball! Fanny Elssler was a boudoir lamp and is mounted on a wire frame with a light socket beneath the skirt. This is an exceptional half doll of majestic proportions. (Please see additional pictures.)
Maker: Aelteste Volkstedter Porczellanmanufaktur, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 5, pg. 34.
Size: 5" h.; arm span is 6" w.; overall measurement is 13 1/2". Condition: Excellent.

$450.

P293
From Pauline's collection. Description with close-up pictures of this doll. Some girls are flashy dressers. They stand out in a crowd. It seems no bow is too big or too colorful for this young lady. But she can carry it off. This is without a doubt, a shining star in my collection. Arguably, some of the most elaborate and detailed half dolls came from the creative minds and hands of the talented designers of the Ernst Bohne Sohne factory. This beautiful half doll is an example. From her large bonnet embellished with hand-formed applied flowers lining the underside of the brim, to the bright orange bows, one large one on the top of the bonnet and an enormous tie under her chin, to the radiant expression on her face and the haute couture of her gown, she is the embodiment of youth, confidence and style. She not only has the confidence to wear such an extravagant tie, she boldly holds it up for your attention in case you missed seeing it!

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The bodice of her gown is designed with puffed sleeves and is covered with decoupage flowers in pink and lavender. A ruffled peplum emphasizes her slender waist. Gray fingerless, elbow-length gloves complete her porcelain attire. The rest of this young lady's ensemble was sewn by a professional seamstress. She was mounted atop an elegant boudoir lamp. The original heavy metal lamp base, wire frame and light socket are hidden beneath her skirt, covered by a simple white petticoat, then her fancy ruffled lace underskirt and lavender satin overskirt. She is a true beauty and would dominate your half doll collection.
Maker: Ernst Bohne Sohne, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 5, pg. 17.
Size: The half doll only measures 5" h. The complete presentation measures 11 1/4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$985.

P295
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Chocolate Girls and other serving girl half dolls inspired by La Belle Chocolatiere were produced by various German porcelain manufacturers...Sitzendorf, Theime, Goebel, Galluba & Hofmann, to name a few. Each maker produced their own versions and variations of the Chocolate Girl theme. This half doll is a Dutch girl variation from the Galluba & Hofmann porcelain company. She carries a cup of chocolate and a water container on her tray. Every half doll collection needs a Schokoladenmädchen. (Please read the full story of La Belle Chocolatiere apprearing just above listing P288.)
Maker: Galluba & Hofmann, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg. 137.
Size: 4 5/8" h. Condition: Excellent.

$325.

P298
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Chocolate Girls and other serving girl half dolls inspired by La Belle Chocolatiere were produced by various German porcelain manufacturers...Sitzendorf, Theime, Goebel, Galluba & Hofmann, to name a few. Each maker produced their own versions and variations of the Chocolate Girl theme. This half doll is a Delft-style Dutch girl variation from the Galluba & Hofmann porcelain company. She carries a cup of chocolate and a water container on her tray. Every half doll collection needs a Schokoladenmädchen. (Please read the full story of La Belle Chocolatiere appearing just above listing P288.)
Maker: Galluba & Hofmann, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg. 137.
Size: 4 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$225.

P300
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Court lady half doll. Powdered gray hair piled high and dressed with ostrich plumes, this court lady half doll has an aristocratic haughty tilt to her chin. She has graceful hands holding a fan in one hand and a separately fashioned, applied rose in the other. Dressed in a yellow bodice with a wide pink sash, this half doll is a fine example of a typical European court lady. Very nice half doll for your collection.
Maker: Gebruder Heubach, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg. 165.
Size: 4 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$225.
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P305
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Description with close-up pictures of this doll. Unusual and hard to find shoulder/head half doll from Fulper Pottery. A shoulder/head doll is just that. It is designed to have the head and shoulders of a figure, but does not include the midriff and waist of the figure. There were only two American companies that produced any half dolls. Fulper/Stengl Pottery and Lenox Ceramics Art Company. This shoulder/head doll is believed to have been made by Fulper prior to World War II. She is a Victorian girl. Her gray hair is styled with waves and curls at each side of her face. View the additional close-up pictures by clicking on the gallery picture.

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A previous owner had assembled this Fulper shoulder/head half doll into a boudoir lamp by mounting it on a wire frame and welding a light socket to the bottom of the cage. She was in shambles when I acquired her, the arms were detached, one hand was missing its fingers, and her clothes were ragged and dirty. It was obvious she had had a rough life. I disassembled what was left of her, and was able to find the perfect replacement arms which I remounted into the shoulders of the doll. Then, I created a torso for her. After cleaning the fabrics I had salvaged from the original presentation, I redressed her in the original sleeves, petticoat and skirt and created a bodice for her gown with scraps of original fabric, adding pieces of old lace. Her makeover was a success! She is now structurally sound, clean and beautiful. Unique, hard to find and ready to find a new home in your collection. See the additional pictures of her makeover.
Maker: Fulper/Stangl Pottery, USA.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg. 182.
Size: Shoulder/head half doll measures 4" h. Complete presentation 14" h. Condition: Original shoulder/head half doll in excellent condition. Original wire frame and light socket. Replacement lower arms/hands. Rewired and remounted to shoulders. Clothes cleaned and redressed. Completely restored.

$185.

P306
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Nudie half doll with outstretched arms. This amazing half doll with both arms fully extended to the sides is the celebrity dancer, Marie Anne de Cupis de Camargo (1710-1770). La Carmarago, as she was simply known, began dancing at the Paris Opera when she was 16 year old, and became the rage of this venerable entertainment venue. There are many interpretations and variations of this famous ballerina by different porcelain manufacturers, including Carl Schneider and A. W. Fr. Kister. This lovely half doll is from the prestigious Dressel, Kister and Company factory. She has applied flowers in her strawberry-blond hair, graceful arms and hands and the signature tapered waist of D&K half dolls.
Maker: Dressel, Kister & Company, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 2, pg. 54.
Size: She is 3 5/8" h., arm span is 7 1/2" wide. Condition: Excellent.

$425.

P310
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Young girl half doll. One of my favorite porcelain companies is Schafer & Vater for their superior creativity, original designs, their sense of whimsy and exceptional craftsmanship. This Dutch girl half doll is no exception. She is Dressed in a white blouse with gilded ruffles, black laced girdle with gilded trim and gilded Dutch hat. Gilding required an additional firing. Her hands are delicate and well formed with separated fingers. She has a plump, rosy-cheeked, country-girl face with a slightly open-mouthed smile and a happy expression on her pretty face. Unfortunately for us collectors, Schafer & Vater made very few half dolls, less than twenty-five different models of half dolls and half doll heads are identified in the eight volumes of The Half Doll by Marc and Shona Lorrin, making S&V half dolls very hard to find and very desirable.
Maker: Schafer & Vater, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 165.
Size: 3 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$240.

P314
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Exceptional and rare Herend half doll. There are only four half doll models known to have been produced by the famous Herend Porcelain Company of Hungary. They are unlike the German or French half dolls. All of them are large, heavy and beautifully made and decorated. These four half dolls were made in 1939 to commemorate Herend's centennial celebration. This model is a Hungarian woman dressed in a spectacular ethnic costume. Elaborate white dress with huge puffed sleeves and a red and blue peplum, visible at the back of the waist. A large kerchief, heavily decorated with an elaborate red embroidered pattern, is draped over her tall headdress and around her neck. Her face is raised as she proudly wears the traditional costume of her region and exhibits the skill of her handwork in her gorgeous scarf. This half doll is painted with bold and soft muted colors in Herend style. She is modeled after a Herend full-figure figurine. Marked "Hand Painted" with the Herend Company stamp. At 6" high and a huge 5.5" at the widest point, she is massive and impressive. She certainly is a standout and a high quality doll for your collection.
Maker: Herend, Hungary.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 8, pg. 103.
Size: 6" h., 5.5" at widest point. Condition: Excellent.

$410. SOLD

P316
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll head. This stunning half doll Pierrot head is by Fasold & Stauch. Pierrot was derived from the character Pedrolino in the Comedia dell'Arte, an Italian form of improvisational comedy that flourished in the mid-16th to mid-18th centuries. This Pierrot has the beautifully painted face so consistently produced by the decorators at the F&S factory, smoky amber eyes (their hallmark feature), rosy cheeks, and slightly parted coral lips. See the additional pictures that show his wonderful full face and profile.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 5, pg. 102.
Size: 2 3/8" h. Condition: Excellent.

$135.

P317
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Nudie half doll. Marc Lorrin summed it up best in his introduction to The Medievals section of The Half Doll Book, Vol. 2 page 28 when he said, "The Medieval period in European history refers to the Middle Ages (c. 500 A.D. - 1450 A.D.) the span between ancient and modern times. ....Among the most valuable of all half dolls are those in the Medieval Series." The Medieval Series is almost exclusively the masterful work of the Dressel, Kister & Company porcelain factory. They produced numerous historically accuate, fine-art figurines, half dolls and other porcelains depicting ladies, men, and actual historical figures from the Medieval Era. They are without equal in the porcelain industry. The Medieval half doll in this listing is wearing a linen coif, a fashion of the early 15th century. It is trimmed with gold adding elegance and richness. Her hair is coiled around her ears. She has a beautiful face, graceful hands and the signature tapered D&K waist. Wooden stand and decorative ruffle are included. This is a rare opportunity to own a Medieval Series doll, the Rolls-Royce of half dolls, for your collection.
Maker: Dressel, Kister & Company, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 2, pg. 39.
Size: 5 3/8" h. Condition: In the interest of full disclosure, I believe there is a museum quality repair to the index finger of her left hand. It is near mint and almost undetectable. This model doll was valued at $1,500 in 2002 and sold on the internet in 2003 for $2,200. with a firing flaw. Taking into account the excellent finger restoration, I have priced this rare doll accordingly.

$985.

P319
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Long figure half doll. A very small group of manufacturers were innovative in producing a different style doll, long-figure half dolls. Their subjects were animals and birds with fully extended long tails and full length, reclining human figures. A clever previous owner attached this long-tailed cat to a large, plush-type powder puff. The kitty sits on a black patterned silk pocket stuffed with cotton balls. Lace is sewn around the edge of the puff, and an old ribbon is tied around the cat's neck. Theories as to the function of these long figures include use as handles sewn to nightdress cases and boudoir pillows, sewn to rectangular pincushions, or to powder puffs and powder pats with the long legs or tails a convenient way to hold and use the item. These rare, hard to find long-figures are a novel and eye-catching way to add variety to your collection. Two other long figure half dolls listed in this section: P127 Reclining Pierrot and P366 Flapper bathing beauty.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 3, pg. 72.
Size: The cat measures 9" long; the powder puff is 4 7/8" in diameter. Condition: Tiny flat flake on back of ear (repaired with black enamel paint; not visible on display. Otherwise in excellent condition.

$399.

P320
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Lady half doll. This is an elaborate, detailed 18th-19th century lady half doll. The intricate design of this doll has many elements that involved undercutting. Undercutting is necessary when elements of the design, like legs, arms, or parts of clothing, create spaces or protrude from the surface of the figure. These parts would become caught in a simple two-part mold, so casting a figure with undercutting required a multi-piece master mold. After the parts were cast separately, they had to be reassembled. All of which was complex, time-consuming, more costly, and required skilled craftsmanship to successfully complete. However, the result was a beautiful, elaborate, and intricate half doll that is highly prized and sought-after by collectors. Elegant lady is the product of the Sitzendorf factory. She is dressed in a tight-fitting bodice with white ruffles edging the sleeves. The gown has a pink shawl collar with a pink rosette pinned to the center and a pink peplum. Her hair is beautifully coiffed and embellished with ostrich plumes and ribbons. The decorators at Sitzendorf skillfully painted a lovely face and her hands are beautifully sculpted. She would be a delight to view among the half dolls in your collection.
Maker: Sitzendorf, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 204.
Size: 6 1/4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$585.

P321
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Lady half doll. Depictions of older women are very uncommon among half dolls. Youth and beauty rule! This magnificent matron drinking tea was made by the porcelain factory of Bruno Schmidt. She is bisque, expertly modeled as an old woman in green dress and orange patterned kerchief. She is holding a cup and saucer in her hands. Her realistic, detailed face shows a sweet "Grandma" with a pleasant, mature expression. Perhaps she is pleased with her cup of tea at the end of a long day. A rare and special opportunity to add a better doll to your collection. A most unique and rare "mature" half doll.
Size: 4 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks, or repairs.

$600.

P322
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Lady half doll. This intricate half doll is holding a porcelain box with the silhouette of a loved one on it in the palm of her hand. Her early Victorian hairdo has a love knot in the back decorated with a blue ribbon and clusters of dark blond ringlets on either side of her face. The bodice of her dress has covered with hand-painted flowers and a scarf is loosely draped over one shoulder and across her arm with the ends hanging down. All of these lovely details on the front and back of this half doll required skilled undercutting, a sculpting technique that created the interesting spaces and protrusions. It also required the use of multi-piece molds to successfully cast it and reassembly of the pieces before firing it, all of which was complex, time-consuming, more costly, and required skilled craftsmanship to successfully complete. However, the result was a beautiful, elaborate, and intricate half doll that is highly prized and sought-after by collectors.
Maker: Galluba & Hofmann, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg. 143.
Size: 4 3/4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$520.

P324
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Flapper half doll. Oh, so sassy and classy. This flapper is dressed in a late 1920s V-neck orange luster dress with a large ermine collar. Ladies always wore gloves when they were dressed to the 9s, and she has her short white gloves on. She is holding her green cloche hat with one hand and a matching green clutch purse with the other. She also wears a haughty, confident expression on her up-tilted face. The luster paint of her dress required an extra firing in the kiln. She is a true flashy, sassy, classy lady, and would add some pizzazz to your half doll collection.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany.
Size: 4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$165.

P326
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Lady half doll. Some half dolls were inspired by fictional characters in books, cartoons, movies or other entertainments. This charming, complete-presentation half doll is purported to be Clara Peggotty, referred to simply as, "Peggotty." This literary-character half doll is an expression of the apple cheeked, motherly, gentle and loyal Peggotty of the 1850 Charles Dickens novel, David Copperfield. She was David's old nurse, a second mother to him, and was his mother's housekeeper. She remained faithful to David all her life. Miss Peggotty is dressed in a modest bonnet with pink bows and a blue striped shawl. Her sausage curls are visible below her bonnet in the back. Her arms are crossed over her matronly figure, and she has a purse on her wrist. The expression on her plump, apple-cheeked face is gentle and loving. Mounted on a wire frame, a previous owner provided her with a pretty pink satin ribbon and ecru lace ruffled skirt. This half doll is very rare and very desirable. Miss Peggotty, loyal and loving, needs a new caretaker and a new home.
Maker: A. W. Kister, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 2, pg. 103.
Size: Half doll only, 5 1/2" h. Complete presentation measures 10 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$998.

P329
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Nudie lady half doll. Dramatic is the word to describe this fabulous Spanish dancer half doll. Black hair drawn into a chignon at the back of her head and a red Spanish comb tucked into the bun. Her jewelry includes bright blue earrings, a blue beaded necklace and red bracelets, one on her left wrist and one on her upper right arm. The tilt of her head and the position of her slender arms express the passion of her fiery dance. She holds yellow castanets in her palms to accompany the clicks and stomps of her heels as she twirls and sways to the passionate music of the Fandango. Beautiful face, creative emotional design and wonderful workmanship make this an exceptionally desirable doll. However, this Senorita got totally carried away with her twirling and swaying, causing her fall down and break her neck. (Oh, my goodness!) But, it was a clean break, which has been skillfully reglued. She displays exceptionally well. Priced accordingly.
Maker: Hertwig & Company, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg. 44.
Size: 5" h. Condition: Head has been reglued. Very good repair.

$125.

P332
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Vintage porcelain vanity lamp. This is a beautiful courting couple vanity lamp. The couple is sitting on an ornate sofa. The young lady is dressed in an elaborate, colorful dress with a wide skirt painted in purple, green and gold. The tight bodice, low square neckline, and full ruffles on the sleeves, all denote the fashions of 1740-1750. She holds a fan in one hand and her tiny pet lap-dog in the other. Her suitor sits attentively beside her, offering a treat to the puppy. His powdered wig and court dress are appropriate to 18th century fashion for men. This lamp design would have required an incredibly complicated, multi-piece mold with many elements separately cast and then reassembled to create this beautiful, highly detailed boudoir lamp. "Germany" is stamped on the bottom. There is also a blue Capodimonte crown over N mark indicating it was made in the Capodimonte style. An importer in Marc Lorrin's Half Doll book, Volume 8, is quoted as saying, "Capodimonte is a style, not a factory," and "... hundreds of factories made Capodimonte." The lamp is no longer wired. There is a sprig of artificial fig leaves in the column behind the sofa to simulate a tree. It is included if you so desire. Whether you rewire it and use it as a lamp, or simply enjoy it as a beautiful piece of porcelain art, it will be the "shining light" in your collection!
Maker: Capo di Monte mark, German made.
Size: 7" high x 8" wide. Condition: Excellent.

$225.

P354
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Full figure half doll. This full-figure half doll is a representation of a Putto or Cherub holding a bouquet of flowers in his left arm and holding a cluster of flowers in his upraised right hand. This same model was also made as a crown top perfume bottle. A putto (Italian) is a figure in a work of art depicted as a chubby male child, usually naked and sometimes winged. Cherubs are usually depicted in religious art while putti are seen in erotic secular art. The child has a sweet face with rosy cheeks. He is sitting on a tree stump. At four inches tall, it was most likely used as a topper on a pincushion.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg. 208.
Size: 4" h. Condition: Excellent.

$135.

P356
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Young girl half doll presentation. This is an extremely rare and desirable half doll and a cat-lover's "must-have" item. This young girl is cradling her small kitty in her arms. The cat and his little mistress both have loving expressions on their faces as the kitty snuggles its head against the little girl's cheek. What is so appealing about this half doll is that it artistically captures the special bond between animal lovers and their pets. Beautifully designed and executed, the little girl's hands and arms are molded to surround and support the precious animal she holds. Her blond hair is styled in child-like waves and ringlets tied with purple bows. Her dress has a purple bodice with large white shawl collar and a green insert in the front. View the additional close-up pictures by clicking on the gallery picture.

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From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Young girl half doll presentation. This is an extremely rare and desirable half doll and a cat-lover's "must-have" item. This young girl is cradling her small kitty in her arms. This half doll is mounted on a large heavy pincushion that a previous owner covered with a silk overskirt. Huge velvet flowers are appliqued over and around the skirt. Age has taken its toll on the fragile silk fabric, and it is tattered now. But this original presentation is still intact and a fabulous, very rare find...and, as a cat lover, this has been the absolute favorite of my half doll collection.
Maker: Muller & Company, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 5, pg. 60.
Size: Half doll only, 4 1/2" h. Complete presentation, 8 1/4" h. Condition: The porcelain half doll is in excellent condition. The silk skirt has age-related disintegration. The pincusion is in very good condition, and the flowers on the skirt are in good, but worn condition.

$1,995.
$1,500.

P357
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Nudie half doll. This is a nude Carnival Girl half doll. She has black hair coiled into a loose chignon in the back. A small sugar cone hat is perched on her head. Her arms and hands are dramatically and gracefully posed. This Carnival Girl is wearing the white makeup of a Pierrette, with typical dramatic eyes, rouge applied on the temples and cheeks, and beautifully-shaped, semi-parted coral lips. Another very pretty half doll from the Carl Schneider factory.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg. 44.
Size: 4 5/8" h. Condition: Excellent.

$210.

P366
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. A very small group of manufacturers were innovative in producing a different style doll, long-figure half dolls. Their subjects were animals and birds with fully extended long tails and full-length, reclining human figures. This is a lovely, flapper, bathing-beauty long figure in a lace bathing costume or negligee. She has lilac hose on her long slender legs and black slippers. Theories as to the function of these long figures include use as handles sewn to nightdress cases and boudoir pillows, made to be sewn to rectangular pincushions, or to powder puffs and powder pats with the long legs or tails a convenient way to hold and use the item. These rare, hard to find long-figures are a novel and eye-catching way to add variety to your collection. Two other long-figure half dolls listed in this section: P127 Reclining Pierrot and P319 Long-tailed Cat.
Maker: Possible attribution: William Goebel, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 5, pg. 183.
Size: 9" h. Condition: Excellent.

$450.
$399.

P375
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Young girl half doll. This country girl is on her way to market in her orange sun bonnet with her matching orange wicker basket on her arm. Her blond hair peeks out from under the broad brim of her bonnet, and she wears a green dress with striped shawl collar. A small, but remarkably detailed half doll for a powder puff or small pincushion.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg. 135.
Size: 2 7/8" h. Condition: Excellent.

$35. SOLD

P398
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From Pauline's collection. In 1986, The William Goebel Company issued a series of six classic half dolls using original vintage molds and designs from their archives. Each doll was produced in a limited edition of 5,000 worldwide. The Goebel brochure describes the dolls as "delicately hand painted heads and bodices adorning hand sewn gowns in billowing layers of lace and satin." The original vintage half dolls were sewn to a padded cover used to insulate a tea pot, keeping it hot while the tea brewed. They were known as "Tea Cozy" dolls. Now the reissued dolls rest on wooden stands for display. A porcelain plaque on the bottom of the stand is hand numbered, and each doll comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Wilhelm Goebel, chairman and chief executive officer of the Goebel Company (in 1986), and is in its original box. Over thirty years later, the dolls are available only on the secondary market, and the original molds have been returned to the Goebel archives. From the Goebel "Archive Collection", this lovely half doll is Empress Elizabeth of Austria. This description continues below with full-length pictures of the presentation.
Maker: William Goebel, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg. 73.
Size: approximately 10" h. Condition: Excellent. Comes with wooden display stand (porcelain numbered plaque on bottom), certificate of authenticity and original box (age related wear to box).

$98.

P398
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Empress Elizabeth of Austria (1837-1898) was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and King of Hungary. She is shown removing a ring on her finger. Her porcelain bodice is sunny yellow with pink hand-painted flowers. She is dressed in a handsewn skirt of bright yellow satin with a lace underskirt and black ribbon accents. The Goebel brochure assures that, "Each doll has been given the same intricate detailing and careful workmanship as their antique predecessors." An interesting addition to your half doll collection.
Maker: William Goebel, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg. 73.
Size: approximately 10" h. Condition: Excellent. Comes with wooden display stand (porcelain numbered plaque on bottom), certificate of authenticity and original box (age related wear to box).

$98.

P399
Part 1: Description with close-up pictures of this doll.

From Pauline's collection. In 1986, The William Goebel Company issued a series of six classic half dolls using the original vintage molds and designs from their archives. Each doll was issued in a limited edition of 5,000 worldwide. The Goebel brochure describes the dolls as "delicately hand painted heads and bodices adorning hand sewn gowns in billowing layers of lace and satin." The original vintage half dolls were sewn to a padded cover used to insulate a tea pot, keeping it hot while the tea brewed. They were known as "Tea Cozy" dolls. These reissued dolls rest on wooden stands for display. A porcelain plaque on the bottom of the stand is hand numbered, and each doll comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Wilhelm Goebel, chairman and chief executive officer of the Goebel Company (in 1986), and is in its original box. Over 30 years later, the dolls are available only on the secondary market, and the original molds have been returned to the Goebel archives. From the Goebel "Archive Collection", this lovely half doll is Madame de Pont. This description continues below with full-length pictures of the presentation.
Maker: William Goebel, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg. 73.
Size: approximately 10" h. Condition: Excellent. Comes with wooden display stand (porcelain numbered plaque on bottom), certificate of authenticity and original box (age related wear to box).

$98.

P399
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Madame de Pont (circa 1870) represents the people of the French region of Alsace who chose always to be a part of France. Although Alsace was ruled under German and French kingdoms for centuries, the people of the region always considered themselves French and proudly wore a tiny French tricolor rosette button on their hat. This Alsace woman is dressed in the fashion of the day, adorned with rich embroidery on her black velvet skirt and white apron and wears the lavish Alsace regional headdress. The Goebel brochure assures that, "Each doll has been given the same intricate detailing and careful workmanship as their antique predecessors." An interesting addition to your half doll collection.
Maker: William Goebel, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg.73.
Size: approximately 10" h. Condition: Excellent. Comes with wooden display stand (porcelain numbered plaque on bottom), certificate of authenticity and original box (age-related wear to box).

$98.

P429
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Full-figure half doll. This little carnival girl is holding her "domino", a small black mask covering only the eyes. Since the 18th century, dominoes have been traditionally worn at festivals and carnivals, like the Venetian Carnival. The child is dressed in typical Carnival or Mardi Gras costume and is attached to a small ruffled pincushion. This is a very sweet complete factory-dressed presentation.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 5, pg. 91.
Size: 1 7/8" h. Condition: Excellent.

$145.

P431
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Nudie half doll. Pierrot half dolls are a perennial favorite with collectors. The appealing face filled with pathos and the emotional pose of the clasped hands are irresistible. Pierrots are often mistaken for females. However, Pierrot was a stock male character in the Commedia dell'Arte, a late 17th century Italian art form. He was the youngest member of the troupe, which may account for his "pretty" face rather than a more mature and masculine one. His character was that of a sad clown, pining for love of Columbine, who usually broke his heart and left him for his arch-rival, Harlequin. He usually wears a black skullcap, and sometimes appears with a frilled collar. The classic Pierrot half doll in this listing is wrapped in orange satin ribbon and mounted on an orange, fabric-covered lid for a chocolate box or bonbonniere. He has a youthful male face, sturdy neck, broad shoulders and a chest that is ...well, lacking the usual characteristic female anatomy! Spit curls peek out from under his skullcap in front of the ears and in the middle of the forehead. His makeup is theatrical, with a white face, dramatic eye make-up, and rouged cheeks. This is a beautiful, classic Pierrot half doll for your collection.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany.
Size: 4 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent.

$250.