An assortment of German porcelain half-dolls including a whisk broom doll plus one bisque doll head and book, 8 items total. 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". 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. Note: this lot is accompanied by a copy of "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.). CONDITION: All items in good condition except as noted in above description.
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