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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.

P22
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Hard to find, unique presentation of a half doll attached to a plush powder puff displayed in original powder box. When new, the box was filled with loose powder almost to the top. A paper seal covered the powder. The puff with attached half doll rested on top of the paper seal, and the doll was displayed through the hole in the cover. Clever! The powder has all been used. Crumpled paper in the box supports the puff and doll for display purposes. A hard to find, complete presentation in excellent condition.
Maker: Unknown, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1 pg.78
Size: The doll and puff measure 2 5/8" h. The doll and puff in the powder box measures approximately 4" h. Condition: The half doll, puff and box are in excellent condition. The box has age-related fading.

$125.

P57
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll brush. Colorful bulldog half doll head mounted as the handle on a hat brush or child's brush. This doggie has yellow ears, red polka dots on his head and a blue dog collar around his neck. With cord for hanging it up.
Maker: Unknown, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 8 pg.301
Size: Half doll head 2" h. Head and brush 4 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$65.

P71
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. The loveliest half doll head in my collection is this vintage redheaded flapper with amber eyes. Her face is stunningly beautiful. Her flaming red hair is coiffed in marcel waves which were all the rage with flappers in the 1920s. She was destined to be the handle attached to a swan's-down powder puff resting in a powder pot among the perfumes and paints on the vanity table of some sweet young flapper.
Maker: Possibly, Fasold & Stauch, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 5 pg.101
Size: 2 3/4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$165.

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 condition.

$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 condition.

$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
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg.19.
Size: 6" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$225.

P107
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Personality half doll. Nationalities and Personalities add special interest to a half doll collection. Some half dolls were inspired by real personalities. This is the lovely Mrs. Sarah Siddons (1755-1831). Born in Wales in 1755, she was a great tragic actress in the English theater in the 18th century. Her portrait was painted by many famous artists including Thomas Gainsborough. Mrs. Siddons is colorfully dressed in a fuchsia dress with pink and white shawl collar and pale green hat with a fuchsia bow and 3 ostrich plumes. She has a pretty face and gray court hairdo. A fuchsia ribbon is tied around her neck. Includes wooden stand and fuchsia, satin-fabric ruffle. A great "personality half doll" to brighten your collection.
Maker: William Goebel
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6 pg.60
Size: 5 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$255.

P109
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Personality half doll. Some half dolls were inspired by real personalities. This is a representation of the famous actress, Mme Mole-Raymond of the Comedie Francaise, the national theater of France and world’s longest established national theater. The inspiration for the doll is a portrait painted in 1787 by the most prolific and respected female artist of the era, Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842). More half dolls were inspired by her paintings than any other painter. This excellent version is the product of Dressel, Kister & Co., one of the finest half doll manufacturers in Germany. The doll is beautifully sculpted with the narrow, tapered, sew-hole base characteristic of so many D&K half dolls. Her face is lovely, and her gray-powdered hair flows realistically behind her from beneath her large blue hat. A unique, special feature of the hat is that there is a hole molded into the brim behind the ribbon to insert real feathers! Please click on the gallery picture to see more views of this outstanding half doll. The wooden doll stand and decorative ruffle are included.
Maker: Dressel, Kister & Co., Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 2, pg.50
Size: 4 1/4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$475.

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
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4 pg.25
Size: 6 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$225.

P115
From Pauline's collection. Circa 1920s. Personality half doll. Description with pictures of this doll. Many half dolls were inspired by real personalities of the day. The young lady who is the subject of this half doll is Chrysis Gablenska, popular dancer and entertainer featured on the cover of a 1924 Folies Bergere program seen in the additional pictures. Notice that the half doll has a similar elaborate headdress and pose as Chrysis on the program cover. The doll is factory dressed in a beautiful and elaborate multi-layered peach skirt comprised of eight layers of sheer fabric in the underskirt, covered with a layer of satin and finished with a top layer of lace with fabric rosettes on the skirt and on her shoulder!

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Additional description and detailed pictures of this doll (P115). Chrysis Gablenska is mounted on a large powder puff secured to the lid of a porcelain powder box that includes the legs. The bottom of the porcelain powder box was broken or otherwise disappeared over the years. I have found the best way to display her is to set the lid on a round or square box tall enough so her legs are free of the shelf. I used a black covered box; but any pretty complimentary box or even a Lucite riser would do nicely. Please click on the additional pictures to see how she is attached to the box lid and how she appeared in the Schneider factory catalog. Displays beautifully.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg.31
Size: Doll only, 31/4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$225.

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:
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg.24.
Size: 5 3/4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$365.

P127
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Long figure half doll. A small group of manufacturers were innovative in producing a different type doll, long-figure half dolls. Their subjects were long-legged reclining human figures or animals and birds with long tails. This long-figure half doll is a reclining Pierrot in a yellow smock with broad white collar and black pompons and white loose pants. He wears a black skull cap with side curls on cheeks and forehead. Nicely painted face with amber eyes and blushed cheeks. He holds an closed fan in his hand. 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 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 are: P319 long tailed cat on a large powder puff; and P366 reclining flapper bathing beauty.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg.56
Size: 8 1/2" long Condition: Excellent condition.

$398.

P132
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Nudie half doll. Large 6" doll with huge yellow hat measuring 3" across, decorated with a gray rosette and pink-edged plume. She has striated gray hair and a long tapered waist. Her pretty face has lid lines, coral nose dots and full red lips. Wooden stand and pink lace decorative ruffle are included.
Maker: Carl Theime, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 3 pg. 194
Size: 6" h. Condition: The index finger of her right hand has an old restoration. Very well done. Excellent finger proportion. Some very minor age discoloration to the repair. All other fingers are original and undamaged. There is also a sliver chip at the site of the back sew hole that is covered by the decorative ruffle. Displays excellently. Please see additional pictures. Priced accordingly.

$298.

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" 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" 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" 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.

P157
From Pauline's collection. Circa 1914. This red-headed flapper lady half doll is dressed in a lime green coat and matching cloche hat. A white and blue scarf is wrapped around her neck. Her base indicates she was originally mounted on a small brush. She is holding a purple posy in her hand. During WWI, when we were at war with Germany, Japan entered the porcelain novelty market, making copies of German and French porcelain products. The words, "Made in Japan" are stamped on the back as well as in the mold on this half doll. This is one of the better painted Japanese half dolls.
Maker: Unknown maker, Japan
Size: 3" h. Condition: There is a mold imperfection on back of hat. One small repaired sliver chip under hat brim. Displays very well. Priced accordingly.

$30.
$25.

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: Car Schneider, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg. 47
Size: 2" h. Condition: Good condition. 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 condition.

$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 condition. Flowers are nearly mint

$375.

P179
Pre-1939. Country girl half doll. This sweet young lady wears a pink dress with a wide white ruffle sewn in a V on the front and back of her dress. Well-painted facial features. Typical power puff half doll.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany
Size: 2" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$25.

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 condition.

$30.
$25.

P188
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Undoubtedly, one of the most desirable half dolls. This is the much sought-after Fasold & Stauch flapper holding a "Pulcinella" doll. The character, Pulcinella, later Anglicized to Punch, originated in the 16th-century, Italian, Commedia dell'Arte. Punch is a hunchback with a hooked nose that almost touches his jutting chin. Punch and Judy shows were very popular in Europe, particularly in England. In the show, Punch carries a large "slapstick" as big as he is, which he uses to whack the other characters, including his wife, Judy, and their poor little child, known as "The Baby." Punch is a nasty piece of work! This lovely half doll has a 1920s, Louise Brooks-inspired black bob haircut and a beautifully painted F&S face. She wears only three gold bracelets and holds nasty Punch to her chest with her delicate, graceful hands. What a great doll for your finest quality half doll collection!
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg.45
Size: 3" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$525.

P189
Pre-1939. Lady half doll. This French, peasant, country-girl half doll wears a pink shawl over her green dress. An orange kerchief is tied around her blond hair. She has a long molded necklace of blue beads on her neck. Her pretty face has a country-girl freshness with rosy cheeks and red lips. Her kerchief has faded from working in the fields in the hot, summer sun.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg.27
Size: 4 1/4" Condition: Very good. No chips, cracks, or repairs. Only condition issue is uneven painting on the kerchief Please see additional pictures.

$60.
$50.

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
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg.23
Size: 5 1/4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$115.

P192
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. This is a presentation that combines a porcelain half doll head attached to a pink velvet pincushion simulating the torso and fabric covered pipe cleaner arms and legs. Voila! a pincushion lady that "sits" on the edge of a shelf, chair*, riser or other devise, and serves as a sewing accessory on milady's vanity table. The flapper head has a fuchsia, 1920s, cloche hat and her chubby pincushion torso is decorated with colored pins, rickrack and feathers. Pleated ribbon finishes off the sleeves and pant legs. Carl Schneider "sewing dolls" appear to have been a specialty item shown in their catalog already assembled and dressed. This is a half doll that will add variety and a bit of fun to your collection.

*NOTE: Chair is not included.

Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 8, pg. 92
Size: The head is 2" h. The head and cushion (excluding the legs) is 4 1/2" Condition: Porcelain head is in excellent condition. Age-related fading to cushion.

$165.

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" h. 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 condition.

$325.

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 condition.

$275.

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.

P208
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Pincushion presentation. This presentation is a Pierrette half doll sewn on a small pincushion. Delicate Pierrette is wearing a black domino (mask), and a yellow skull cap. Her dress is white with a high pink collar. Pierrette is sitting pretty on her pincushion, covered with a gathered, slightly-pleated, pink skirt. Beneath her skirt is sewn the separate porcelain "half doll" legs that complete the presentation. Finding complete presentations is rare; this is one has the porcelain half doll, the pincushion and the separate porcelain half doll legs. An item of interest to add to your collection.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg.206
Size: Doll only, is 2" h. Presentation is 3" high x 3 3/4" wide from the edge of the cushion to the tip of her golden slippers. Condition: Excellent condition.

$125.

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 condition.

$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 P193), 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 condition.

$48.

P242
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Lovely nudie flapper half doll. Confident and sassy, this flapper is the Cat's Meow with her bobbed hair, pretty face, kohl-lined amber eyes, open ruby lips, and rouged cheeks. If she had knees, you can bet they'd be rouged, too. Graceful, delicate arms and hands. An asset to any half doll collection. The tiny star doll necklace set with emerald-colored stone is included.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7 pg.69
Size: 4 3/4" h. Condition: Nearly mint. The very tip of the pinky finger on her left hand is missing. Not obvious when on display. See additional pictures.

$165.

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.

P247
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. This is a complete presentation that combines a porcelain half doll head attached to a turquoise velvet pincushion simulating the torso and fabric covered pipe cleaner arms and legs. Voila! a pincushion lady that "sits" on the edge of a shelf, chair*, riser or other devise, and serves as a sewing accessory on milady's vanity table. The flapper head has black hair with a red ornamental comb. Her chubby pincushion torso is decorated with colored pins. Pleated and ruffled ribbons around her neck and on the cushion complete her decoration. White celluloid rings are attached to the ends of her arms and legs. These were designed to hold safety pins. Carl Schneider "sewing dolls" appear to have been specialty items shown in their catalog already assembled and dressed. This is a half doll that will add variety and a bit of fun to your collection.

*NOTE: Chair is not included.

Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg.63
Size: The head is 2" h. The head and cushion (excluding the legs) is 4" Condition: Porcelain head is in excellent condition. Age-related fading to cushion.

$165.

P250
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Full-figure character half doll. 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 is a porcelain full-figure half doll of the character, Hansel. This model was also made as a composition half doll as well. He is dressed in green pants, yellow hat and purple jacket. Hansel is incised on the front of the base. He is mounted on a red full-bristled clothes brush. A unique "fairy-tale character" half doll for your collection.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany
Size: 4 1/4" half doll only, 8" overall. Condition: The half doll and brush are in excellent condition.

$75.

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 condition.

$395.

P259
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Brush handle half doll. This is a rare and very desirable double-sided brush handle half doll. She is nearly identical on both sides and probably was attached to a flat hat brush. Grey, court-style, striated hair with gold circlet. Lovely detailed painting on face with large eyes, coral lid lines and nose dots, blushed cheeks and red lips. Her blue dress has gilded straps. Gilding was a process that required an additional kiln firing. This is a chance to have a rare double-sided half doll in your collection.
Maker: Dressel, Kister & Company, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 2 pg.81
Size: 2 3/8" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$150.

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 condition.

$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 condition.

$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 condition.

$125.

P267
Dapper Dan the Deco Man! This is a wonderful full figured powder puff handle half doll. What a guy, in his checkered pants, and green waist coat. He even has a raspberry top hat and spats! Now you can't beat that for sartorial splendor. A delightful deco half doll to add to your collection. From the Carl Schneider factory.
Size: 3 5/8" Condition: Excellent.

$125. SOLD

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 condition.

$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. 3x, pg.184
Size: 4 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$950.

P271
From Pauline's collection. Circa 1920s. Half doll head. The maker of this Egyptian half doll head was the Schafer & Vater company, famous for its creative, whimsical and sometimes comical artistry. The designer used the Art Deco style with large eyes and bisque finish for his creation. Most likely, he was inspired by the Egyptian craze sweeping the world after the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922. The fact that S&V produced less than 25 different models of half dolls, added to the fact that this particular head is so appealing and desirable, make it particularly scarce to find on the market. This is a rare opportunity to add this hard to find, comical, S&V half doll head to your collection.
Maker: Schafer & Vater, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg.166
Size: 3" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$195.

P272
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll head. The talented Fasold & Stauch designer of this wonderful, whimsical, half doll head managed to pack a lot of interest and color into this Pierrot powder puff doll. His comical face has typical F&S dramatic eyes, with rosy cheeks and a big red-lipped grin. Pierrot is wearing his ubiquitous black skullcap, and a huge red bowtie is tied under his pointy white collar. This happy guy is bound to bring a smile to your face and to your half doll collection as well.
Maker: Fasold & Stauch, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 5, pg.101
Size: 2 1/8" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$155.

P275
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Nationalities and Personalities add special interest to a half doll collection. This doll obviously 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. Her skin color reflects her East Indian heritage. She wears a white, teal-accented blouse with fitted bodice and wide sleeves. On her head she has a traditional cap and ornate ornament in her black hair. Her Gypsy costume is completed with a yellow girdle and jewelry. A red-rimmed tamboreen is held in her left hand, and her dynamic pose suggests she is about to tap out an accompanyment to a vibrant Gypsy dance. Lovely face with black eyes, rosy cheeks and full coral lips. It doesn't take a Gypsy fortune teller's crystal ball to see what an asset she would be to your half doll collection!
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg.50
Size: 4 1/2" h. Condition: Near mint. Very tip of pinky finger missing on left hand. No other damage.

$260.

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 condition.

$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 condition.

$145.

P280
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Description with close-up pictures of this doll. Nationalities and Personalities add special interest to a half doll collection. Some half dolls were inspired by real personalities. This doll is purported to be a depiction of the French gifted and highly acclaimed, professional portrait painter, Madame Louise-Elisabeth Vigée Lebrun (1755-1842). This Carl Thieme half doll is another example of the creativity and excellent craftsmanship characteristic of this maker. Elizabeth is modeled in a tight-fitting yellow bodice with lilac shawl collar. She has a broad-brimmed blue hat with ostrich plumes on her light brown hair. Beautiful, individually-molded flowers are held in each hand. This is a lovely presentation of a lovely half doll.

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Additional description with full-length pictures of this doll (P280). Many half dolls were inspired by real personalities. Madame Louise-Elisabeth Vigée Lebrun was a prolific painter and was considered one of the finest portrait painters in Europe in her day. She painted over 800 portraits of European aristocracy in her 87 years, including 30 paintings of Marie Antoinette. Forty or so of her paintings were self-portraits that inspired numerous porcelain makers to create half dolls in her image. The porcelain half doll is described in the listing P280 above, and the accompanying pictures feature close-ups of the half doll only. This second half of this listing allows you to see full-length pictures of the entire presentation, the half doll mounted on the cushion. Her skirt is a firm, well-proportioned pincushion covered in vintage fabrics and lace. Please click on the gallery picture to access the additional pictures.
Maker: Carl Thieme, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 3, pg.191
Size: The half doll only measures 4 1/2 h."; the full-length presentation measures 8 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent condition. Age-related fading and wear to the fabrics in the skirt.

$385.

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 condition.

$95.

P284
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Nudie half doll presentation. This exceptional half doll is Pierrot holding a guitar. Half dolls holding objects are particularly sought after by collectors. Pierrot wears the traditional black skullcap with spit curls at forehead and rouged cheeks. His face is beautifully decorated with a hint of pathos in his smoky, black-outlined eyes. He is dressed, or wrapped, in a pretty gold satin fabric or wide ribbon robe, and mounted on a suede-covered, round cardboard disk, once part of the lid of a bonbonnière. Both the guitar and his hands are nicely detailed, and he appears ready to strum the guitar as he sings a melancholy song of unrequited love for his lady love, Pierrette (Columbine). The guitar was molded separately and attached to the doll before it was fired. There was always the possibility of dolls with add-on items in their hands not surviving the firing process. Damage from warping or items sliding out of position in the extreme heat of the kiln caused the dolls to be rejected, adding to the cost of producing them. This is a hard-to-find, skillfully designed and crafted half doll presentation in excellent condition.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg.41
Size: 4 3/4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$425.

P287
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll head. This lady is a pretty flapper girl half doll head with eyes askance in her pink cloche hat with three blue posies on the side and a green band. The ridged base facilitated attaching the head to a powder puff. Blue eye shadow, kohl-rimmed eyes, rouged cheeks, and cupid's bow red lips complete her "thoroughly modern" 1920s look.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg.62
Size: 2" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$135.

LA BELLE CHOCOLATIERE - THE LEGEND
This is the famous pastel portrait, La Belle Chocolatiere, by Swiss artist, Jean-Etienne Liotard, portraying a serving girl carrying a tray with a pot of hot chocolate and a glass of water. The portrait, painted in 1745, is also referred to as The Chocolate Girl, Das Schokoladenmädchen, and various other descriptive names. The girl in the Liotard portrait was Anna Baldauf, a 15-year old Viennese beauty and waitress in a local chocolate shop. A persistent legend surrounding Anna is that, on a bitterly cold day, the Austrian nobleman, Prince Johann Deitrichstein, happened to stop at the shop for a cup of hot chocolate. There he met the beautiful Anna, fell in love with her, and subsequently married her. The story continues that the Prince commissioned Liotard to paint Anna's portrait, which he gave to her as a wedding gift. However, the prince was married to an Anna Baldauf in 1803, which would have made the girl in the portrait a 73 year old bride! Obviously, this romantic "fairy tale" involves two Anna Baldaufs!...one who was the subject of the 1745 painting, and the other who married the Prince in 1803. However, romantic fairy tales don't die easily, and the myth persists.

What is a fact and not a myth is that Henry L. Pierce, president of the Walter Baker Chocolate Company at the time, saw the painting in the Dresden Art Gallery in 1881. He was enchanted with La Belle Chocolatiere and Anna's fairy tale romantic story. He had a copy of the painting made, which hung in the Walter Baker Company office, and registered La Belle Chocolatiere as one of the first US trademarks. It appears on their boxes and packaging to this day. Click on the gallery picture to see the Liotard painting, a group picture of the "serving staff" and the Walter Baker & Co., Ltd. La Belle Chocolatiere logo.

Chocolate Girl half dolls for sale from Pauline's collection are seen below. Listings: P288, P295, P297, P298, P299

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 condition.

$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 condition.

$250.

P290
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Description with close-up pictures of this doll. Lady half doll. The William Goebel Company began making half dolls in 1917, and these early dolls were given names. This lady was known as "Lottchen" or "Lotti". She is beautifully designed in a colorful costume of the 1830s. The bodice of her dress has a decoupage floral print with a "V" insert and a pink shawl collar, further enhanced with a special Goebel technique of raised, tiny beaded trim. She is wearing fingerless gray gloves and a yellow bonnet with blue flowers beneath the brim. An ornate locket is around her neck. This Lotti half doll was made into a semi-play doll by a previous owner.

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Additional description with full-length pictures of this doll (P290). The previous owner who dressed this Lotti half doll was a master seamstress, no doubt. She constructed a multi-layered underskirt with tiny hooks and eyes as well as a beautiful overskirt and peplum, each with hook and eye closures. She also chose to make this half doll a semi-play doll by adding a soft stuffed body of hips and upper legs attached to the half doll. The lower legs and feet with black shoes are made of porcelain and are attached at the knee of the soft thighs. She even has a pair of silk bloomers with a tiny mother-of-peal button and crocheted loop!! Please see the additional pictures showing the full-length beauty of this doll and also what is beneath her skirt.
Maker: William Goebel, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg.40
Size: The porcelain half doll only measures 5 1/4" h.; complete presentation measures 12 1/2"h. Condition: Excellent.

$465.

P291
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Description with close-up pictures of this doll (P291). Lady half doll. This pretty court lady is holding a gilded lorgnette, a pair of glasses or opera glasses held in front of the eyes by a long handle at one side. She has gray striated hair, black eyebrows and unusual gray downcast eyes with coral lid lines. Her facial features and hands are delicately molded. She is beautifully painted with blushed cheeks and coral Cupid's bow lips. Her head is tilted and she has a pensive look about her. What is she thinking about?

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Additional description with full-length pictures of this doll (P291). Court lady half doll holding a gilded lorgnette. This delicate doll is mounted on a wire frame and is dressed in vintage fabrics. An ivory satin petticoat covers the frame. Ecru-colored fabric is gathered at her waist. Antique lace covers her torso, and there are long panels of lace cascading down each side of the skirt. The antique lace is trimmed with handmade ecru ribbon cabbage roses and sprigs of tiny blue forget-me-nots. Absolutely stunning! One of the prettiest ensembles of any doll in my collection. What a delightful doll to add to your quality half doll collection.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany
Size: Doll only measures 5" h.; complete presentation measures 12 3/4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$465.

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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Additional description with full-length pictures of this doll (P292). 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 condition.

$435.

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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Additional description with full-length pictures of this doll (P293). 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 condition.

$825.

P294
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Knitting half doll. This half doll may be the rarest in my collection. It depicts an older woman knitting a sock. The ball of yarn she is using is resting in the crook of her arm and the sock is attached to her hand. Both of these items were molded separately and attached to the doll before it was fired in the kiln. The rarity of the subject matter, older people were rarely represented in half dolls, and the perils this model faced in the firing process have resulted in it being rarely found in perfect condition. The knitting lady has been seen without the ball of yarn, presumably because it slid off her arm in the kiln. Her face reflects her age and her "knitted" brow indicates her vision wasn't what it used to be. She is squinting to see her work. The knitting lady is wearing a mobcap and is dressed in clothing appropriate for her age and era. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a very desirable and very rare half doll.
Maker: Ernst Bohne Sohne, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 2, pg.113
Size: 5" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$690.

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 condition.

$325.

P297
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Chocolate Girls inspired by La Belle Chocolatiere and other serving girls were produced by various German porcelain manufacturers...Sitzendorf, Theime, Goebel, Galluba & Hofmann, to name a few. Each maker produced their own versions and variations on the Chocolate Girls and serving girls theme. Serving girls were usually depicted holding trays with chocolate, tea, or coffee pots and various cups, saucers, and containers for serving these beverages. This half doll is a little child variation of serving ladies from William Goebel. Rather than being identified as a chocolate serving girl, Goebel factory records label her as "6 year old child serving tea; Rococo child, 6 years old." She holds a single tea pot on her serving tray. Very sweet young child half doll. (Please read the full story of La Belle Chocolatiere appearing just above listing P288.)
Maker: William Goebel, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 6, pg.21
Size: 4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$310.

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 condition.

$225.

P299
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 variation from the William Goebel porcelain company. She is 5 inches in height and has a floral decoupage decorated bodice. Original factory sticker on front base. Every half doll collection needs a Schokoladenmädchen. (Please read the full story of La Belle Chocolatiere appearing just above listing P288.)
Maker: William Goebel, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg.158
Size: 5" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$385.

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 condition.

$225.

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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Additional description with full-length pictures of this doll (P305). 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 condition.

$425.

P307
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Dutch girl half doll. From the Galluba & Hofmann factory, this is a sturdy young Dutch girl who seems to be quite pleased with her cup of hot chocolate. She is careful to hold the cup daintily with her pinky finger extended just like the grownup ladies who visit her home. She wears a large, pretty Dutch cap with teal accents, white blouse with a pale pink scarf around her shoulders and an innocent sweet expression on her youthful face, skillfully painted with blue eyes, coral lid lines, rosy cheeks and a small mouth with slightly parted coral lips. Such a pleasant young lady to add to your collection.
Maker: Galluba & Hofmann, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 4, pg.77
Size: 4 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$325.

P308
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 emotional pose of the clasped hands are irresistible. This excellent Dressel, Kister & Co. Pierrot with flared base is one of the most sought after for its beauty. Pierrots are often mistaken for females. However, Pierrot was a stock male character in the Commedia dell' Arte, a late 17th century art form. He was the youngest member of the troupe, which may account for his "pretty" face rather than a more masculine one. His character is naïve, and often the butt of pranks, 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. A good rendering of Pierrot makes it obvious that he is male, not female. His face is square-jawed rather than tapered and delicate, the neck is thicker than the slender necks of female dolls. The shoulders are broad and the chest 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. Pierrot is theatrically made up with a white face, dramatic eye make-up, and rouged cheeks, especially at the sides of the face and around the eyes.
Maker: Dressel, Kister & Company, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 2, pg.60
Size: 4 1/4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$250.

P309
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll related vanity powder puff dish. Pierrot is dressed in a red and white traditional costume with a red skullcap, loose tunic and baggy white pants. Pierrot and Pierrette were derived from the character Pedrolino in the Comedia dell'Arte, an Italian form of improvisational theater that flourished in the mid-16th to mid-18th centuries. This Pierrot dish is pictured in a Sitzendorf catalog with a powder puff in it. A companion Pierrette dish with the same mold number is also pictured with him, indicating they were meant to be sold as a pair. See the listing for the matching Pierrette powder puff dish above, P281. 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: The tip of his toe is missing. No other damage to the dish. Priced accordingly.

$75.

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 condition.

$240.

P311
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll related bottle stopper. Half dolls were used to decorate a number of household items. Here, a charming young girl with the distinctive headdress of the Alsace region of France is holding a goose and is the topper for a plain, cork bottle stopper. The goose has an opening in the mouth and is the pouring spout (non functioning now). This is a colorful half doll related item to add a little variety and interest to your porcelain collection.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany
Size: Porcelain bottle top figure 3 1/2" h.' Height including cork is 4 1/8" Condition: Excellent condition. Replacement cork.

$30.

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.

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 condition.

$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.

P318
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Flapper half doll. There are half doll heads, shoulder-head half dolls, waist-length half dolls, and then are there are a very few special hip-length half dolls that are extended from the waist to include the hips. This is one of the rare "hip length" half dolls. She is a fashionable flapper dressed "to the 9's."...a popular slang of the 1920s describing someone smartly dressed to perfection. Her floral printed flapper dress hugs her slender, boyish figure and we see the top of her gold pleated skirt at her hips. Her accessories are a navy blue cloche, long white gloves and colorful bead necklace. A matching gold, clutch purse completes her ensemble. Great face with gray eyeshadow, kohl-lined eyes, rouged cheeks and coral lips. Hip-length half dolls are particularly desirable to collectors because there were so few models designed in this unique longer style. This is a very disirable hip-length flapper to add interest and variety to your collection.
Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 3, pg.118
Size: 4 3/4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$365.

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 condition.

$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" Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks, or repairs.

$495.

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 condition.

$520.

P323
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Nudie half doll, powder puff ensemble. This listing is for a nudie flapper half doll attached to a vintage swans down powder puff resting in a porcelain powder puff dish with legs! This interesting combination of vanity items creates a complete powder puff ensemble. The half doll has a nicely painted face, with two pink roses in her black hair. She is attached to a fluffy, vintage swans down powder puff surrounded by pleated pink ribbon and a pink fabric garland of roses and leaves. The porcelain puff dish is very interesting. The dish is molded with a pair of women's legs bent and tucked to the side so that when the half doll puff is placed in the dish, the flapper becomes a full figure, including her legs. Very special.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 7, pg.193
Size: 2 7/8" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$210.

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 condition.

$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 proported 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 is 5 1/2" h. Complete presentation measures 10 1/2" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$998.

P327
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Full-figure half doll. Who can resist a cute little baby? with a cute little kitty? sitting on a fluffy swans down powder puff? This delightful nudie, full-figure baby has her black pet cat on her lap. She has a tiny black bow in her blond hair and a button nose. Her adorable face is painted with wide, round blue eyes, rosy chubby cheeks, and a tiny rosebud mouth. The swans down powder puff has a gathered pink fabric top, and the baby is sewn to the puff using the holes through the figure's hips, no sew-hole base. The cat was molded separately and added to the baby before firing. This is a most appealing and well-made complete presentation of a half doll on a powder puff.
Maker: Unknown maker, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 2, pg.207
Size:The baby is about 1 7/8" h.; 3" h. with the puff. Condition: Excellent condition.

185.

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" h. x 8" w. Condition: Excellent condition.

$225.

P352
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Hip-length half doll. This saucy lady is an exceptionally rare Herend half doll. There are only four half doll models known to have been produced by the famous Herend Porcelain Company of Hungary, and they are unlike any German or French half dolls. They are large and heavy, but beautifully made and decorated. The Herend half dolls are alleged to have been made in 1939, to celebrate the factory's centennial celebration. This model is a Hungarian woman dressed in a regional ethnic costume. She is wearing a white full-sleeved blouse with a yellow laced girdle over it, trimmed in red, a blue skirt and white apron with hand painted flowers. Her head is wrapped in a red dotted kerchief. Her pretty face is tilted to the side and her arms are akimbo. She is modeled after a Herend full-figure figurine. It is marked "Hand Painted" with the Herend Company stamp on the inside of he base. This rare hip-length, Herend half doll would be a lovely addition to your quality half doll collection. Maker: Herend, Hungary
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 8, pg.101
Size: 4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$355.

P353
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Half doll head complete presentation. This is a presentation that combines a porcelain half doll head attached to a velvet pincushion simulating the torso and fabric covered pipe cleaner arms and legs. Voila! a pincushion lady that "sits" on the edge of a shelf, chair*, riser or other devise, and serves as a sewing accessory on milady's vanity table. The flapper lady is wearing a yellow hat. Her chubby violet pincushion torso is decorated with colored pins. Pleated and ruffled ribbons around her neck and on the cushion complete her decoration. White celluloid rings are attached to the ends of her arms and legs. These were designed to hold safety pins. Carl Schneider "sewing dolls" appear to have been a specialty item shown in their catalog already assembled and dressed. This is a half doll that will add variety and a bit of fun to your collection.

*NOTE: Chair is not included.

Maker: Carl Schneider, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 8, pg.89
Size: The head is 2" h. The head and cushion (excluding the legs) is 4 1/4" Condition: Porcelain head is in excellent condition. Age-related fading to cushion.

$165.

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 condition.

$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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Additional description with full-length pictures of this doll (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. 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" 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.

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 condition.

$210.

P366
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. A small group of manufacturers were innovative in producing a different type doll, long-figure half dolls. Their subjects were long-legged reclining human figures or animals and birds with long tails. This is a lovely, flapper, bathing-beauty long figure in a lace bathing costume. She has lilac hose on her long slender legs and black bathing slippers. 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 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 condition.

$450.

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 condition.

$35.

P397
From Pauline's collection. Pre-1939. Lady half doll head presentation. This flapper half doll head in a shoulder powder puff dish has been a special delight in my collection. The head is a flapper wearing a white hat with lilac underbrim, decorated with lilac hatband and bow. She is attached to a fluffy, white swans down powder puff. The presentation has a porcelain powder-puff dish shaped as the shoulders of a woman wearing a lilac suit. When the stylish lady is placed in the shoulder-dish holder, she appears as the head of a lovely woman with a fluffy "fur" collar on her lilac suit. Voila! She has a beautifully painted face with smoky eye shadow and kohl-outlined amber eyes. Striking. It would not take long to fall in love with this very special powder-dish presentation.
Maker: Probably Fasold & Stauch or Carl Schneider, Germany
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. 1, pg.185
Size: The head only, 2" h.; Head and puff, approximately 4" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$495.

P398
From Pauline's collection. Part 1: Description with close-up pictures of this doll. 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 condition. Comes with wooden display stand (porcelain numbered plaque on bottom), certificate of authenticity and original box (age related wear to box).

$98.

P398
Part 2: Additional description with full-length pictures of this doll. 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 condition. Comes with wooden display stand (porcelain numbered plaque on bottom), certificate of authenticity and original box (age related wear to box).

$98.

P399
From Pauline's collection. Part 1: Description with close-up pictures of this doll. 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 condition. Comes with wooden display stand (porcelain numbered plaque on bottom), certificate of authenticity and original box (age related wear to box).

$98.

P399
Part 2: Additional description with full-length pictures of this doll. 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 condition. 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 condition.

$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 condition.

$250.

P432
Pre-1939. White porcelain shoulder-head doll. This Victorian shoulder-head child is suitable to display decoratively as is, or it can be attached to a play doll.
Maker: Unknown, German
Size: 2 5/8" h. Condition: Excellent condition.

$20.