An assortment of German porcelain half-dolls including a whisk broom doll plus one bisque doll head and book, together with a French Fashion doll, 9 items. 1st item: Doll with 18th century style powdered "wig" and black net dress, impressed mark attributed to Schneider with "DEP" and "13911", also marked Germany. 4 3/4" H. 2nd item: Doll with large hat, holding a folded parasol, impressed mark "5436". (Ref. Marion & Werner, Collector's Encyclopedia of Half Dolls, p. 285). 4 1/2". 3rd item: Doll with 18th century style powdered "wig", holding a basket of flowers. Impressed mark attributed to Schneider, 14378 Germany. Small 1/3" chip to lower edge, 3/4" flake to side. (Ref. Marion & Werner, p. 136). 4th item: Whisk broom doll with powdered wig, yellow ribbons on white dress, pink broom. 8 1/2" L. 5th item: Doll with dark upswept hair, nude except for pink lace tutu, stamped 23146. Small possible beauty spot or possible imperfection on chin. 5 1/4" H. Possibly French. Ref. Marion & Werner, p. 226. 6th item: Pincushion half doll, Art Deco or Flapper style, sleeveless green gown with fabric skirt revealing legs and pincushion. 4" H. 7th item: Bisque doll head with blonde hair and rhinestone necklace, lace shawl. Impressed signature "Sears" (?) on back. 5 1/4" H. 8th item: "The Collector's Encyclopedia of Half Dolls" by Frieda Marion and Norma Werner, Collector Books, 1979. (Some wear and small tears and fading to dustjacket). 9th item: French fashion doll, back of head marked FG / IMS. Likely a reproduction of a Francois Gaultier doll, dating from the mid 20th century. Bisque head and hands, blue fixed eyes, closed mouth, brown wig. Blue satin two piece dress and hat, fur stole and muff, gilt metal locket, silk stockings and velvet shoes. 12 1/2" H. CONDITION: All items in good condition except as noted in above description.
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