The first documented use of dolls as toys dates back to 1st century AD Greece, although there is evidence of dolls made from rough materials used for magical and religious purposes as far back as 2000 BC. The first set of Russian 'babushka' or 'matryoshka' dolls were created in the late 19th century, crafted from wood and inspired by traditional Japanese dolls. China dolls depicting young girls were also produced in the 19th and 20th centuries across Western Europe; although originally marketed as children's toys, they are considered today as collectors' items and can hold great value. Similarly, vintage doll's houses - alongside their accompanying furniture and figurines - have become highly sought after. Since the release of the first vinyl Barbie in the late 1950s, the majority of contemporary dolls have been made of plastic and enjoyed by children as playthings; however, some limited edition Barbie dolls come with eye-watering price tags, such as jewellery designer Stefano Canturi's diamond-adorned creation, which sold for $300,000 in an auction at Christie's, New York.
Constructed in five pieces of supple leather, the American teaching aid, teething or grappling doll, used by children partly for learning how to lace and tie shoes, the horse hair stuffed body with eyelet and shoelace closed chest having painted features and tooled in relief with the body finely stitched and the design patented by Gussie Decker in 1902/3 and made by M.S. Davis Co, 1902-9 in Chicago, Illinois, America.
A Vintage Wax Doll Handmade doll with wired armature, cloth body, wax feet, hands and head. Modelled after an 18th century French noblewoman with woollen powdered wig and corseted gown with woven metallic panelling and applique floral sprigs. Length 11 inches, please see accompanying image
Various Passtime including a card theatre, Triang Dolls House, boxed games, Lego and others (qty) Condition Report: ARR: Categories: General Collectables, Lot Description:, Various Passtime, Condition Report:, Condition Report:, ARR:, Categories:, General Collectables
The large boudoir doll with plush covered face and painted features, inset lashes, blonde floss silk hair set in curled platted style, having carved wood and composition plaster lower limb sections with gold painted high heel shoes and delicately carved arms having the original golden apricot and pink silk dropped waist dress with asymmetrical hemline and multi-coloured beading, wearing a faux-pearl necklace and surviving from the first quarter of the twentieth century.
1st printing of scarce 1st UK edition of this Perry Mason story with copyright date only - in dark brown cloth with gilt titles to spine - all still fresh, clean and bright. The binding is tight, sound and square. Internally ffep is missing and some light staining to bottom right corner of front pastedown. The unclipped dustjacket is virtually complete with a couple of tiny chips and some rubbing and wear at edges and folds. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Dolls house. Impressive hand built street model titled 'The King Street' designed and created by Geoff Mercer March 1993. Consists of 'The Royal Oak' corner pub, Toy shop, The Record Store, 'R Hayter' Jewellery shop and Laundrette. Fixed to a substantial base that contains lighting and power controls. comes with handbook by Geoff Mercer detailing the history behind the model, facts and figures relating to wiring, man hours, brinks, slates on the roof, pictures of the assembly at different stages
DOLL SHAPED BOOK, Tuck's No.1756, inscribed 1901, 370 x 190 mm, 14½ x 7½ inches, die cut card covers shaped at top and fore-edge around a beautiful doll, dressed in pink and lace, with huge hat, carrying parasol, lower cover plain. 4 pages of delightful chromolitho illustrations, 9 in total, all but 1 depicting children with dolls, 10 text pages with many line illustrations, mostly children with dolls. A few tiny surface chips to shaped edges (max 2 mm (1/8" deep), small pencil inscription on lo
Softcover. The young Morrissey's ode and love letter to the New York Dolls. Some excellent images and sharp and astute text by Morrissey. The Dolls were a huge influence on Morrissey- he was president of their UK fan club. "Some bands grab you and they never let you go and, no matter what they do, they can never let you down . the Dolls were that for me." Fandom aside, Morrissey has produced a brilliant book on what is a quite important chapter in the history of popular culture, the Dolls not on
Undated, no title page. Largely good condition card cover, some wear and tear to edges. Contents are a colourful pop-up book, in good condition. A nice copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
A West African Ghana Fanti Peoples Female Fertility Doll ‘Akuaba’ of Abstract Form with Incised Geometric Decoration to the Reverse of the Head Holes to the side of the face and top of the head for beads White inventory no. 208, to base Late 19th – Early 20th Century
The rare early twentieth century boudoir doll poised in first position with a straw stuffed suede body and suede covered papier-mache head with painted features, wearing a faux-pearl necklace and her original silk ballet dress and lace up shoes, her silk braided golden hair in the typical 1920s headphone style, surviving from the first quarter of the twentieth century.
A good first edition copy with immaculate dust jacket other than a book lovers sticker on the front. Some foxing to the edges but otherwise a very neat copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
2x antique 11" Chinese antique ceramic and wood opera doll original hand embroidered costumes with brass head jewellery.\n\nBeautifully embroidered, with spectacular details on the dresses and head gear.\n\nBoth dolls have a sign/mark on the back of the neck (Chinese writing)\n\n28.5 cm (11") height.\n\nMaterial faded consistent with age.\n\nThese dolls are rare and collectable. Asian Antiques---
Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls - The Tzar and family, the largest doll painted with images of Nicholas II and Alexei, signed in cyrillic and dated 1998; a set of the Presidents of the United states of America; two sets of Russian political leaders including Yeltsin and Gorbachev; and two sets of ?Mexican bandit dolls, 21cm high and smaller (6)
Brand: Chanel Description: Black & Gold Tone Paris-Moscou Matryoshka Doll Cuff Bracelet Accompanied With: vendor Presentation Box Gender: Ladies Bracelet Length: 18cm Bracelet Width: 5.2cm Clasp Type: Slide Lock Condition: 8 Material: Yellow Gold Total Weight: 147.46g -- Condition: Used -- Location: PE7 -- Shipment: Collect & Deliver This lot is supplied with free UK Royal Mail Special Deilvery - Overseas delivery can be arranged, please enquire.
Large hand made wooden three bedroom 1930's style dolls house modelled on a real house in Edgbaston with glass windows and some furniture, mounted on a table, house measures 53cm tall x 101cm wide, the whole piece measuring 138cm tall, also to include a small house sale catalogue piece
Collection of various books relating to Toys comprising of titles; The War Toys, The Collectors Book of Dolls by Coleman, Toy Boats (Miller & Forbes), Collecting Toy Trains (Pearce Calson) Matchbox price Guide (Frank Thompson), etc
Vintage 1970's Girl's annual books including Sindy Annual 1971 - 'Fun with swinging Sindy, the famous fashion doll, and her friends; Boyfriend 75; Princess Tina Pony Book 1975; The Sun Annual 1975; and others (10)
FIRST EDITION (1925), 170 x 130 mm, 6½ x 5 inches, pink cloth, black illustration to upper cover of little girl with dolls, 71 pages. Pretty coloured frontispiece, 30 poems interspersed with charming drawings by Lewis Baumer. Spine slightly faded and with small stain, corners rubbed but not fraying, a couple of tiny tooth marks to lower cover at 1 corner, endpapers lightly browned, margins occasionally thumbed, occasional slight foxing. A good plus copy (lacking dustwrapper). Early Blyton inspir
FIRST EDITION (1938), front cover die-cut from thick card round lovely coloured illustration of 2 little children with their toys (Golly, puppy, Dutch doll) fishing from a tub, base curved along line of rocker, maximum size 230 x 215 mm, 9½ x 8 inches, lower cover plain, little book stapled inside lower half of covers. 13 pages of delightful red, black and white illustrations to sweet little poems. Staples rusted, covers crisp and undamaged. Near Fine copy of uncommon Attwell item. See John Hent
Circa 1910, cream card folded once, folded size: 92 x 113 mm, 3 5/8 x 4½ inches, coloured illustration to upper cover: 3 wooden Dutch dolls: 2 girls, 1 dressed as a ballerina, 1 in a wooden cart pulled by a boy doll dressed in a red tailcoat with caption "Here we are!". The invitation text is printed inside in gilt letters. A Fine copy unused, clean and crisp. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.