Frasher’s July 9 doll auction has strong French accent

The ultimate acquisition for the collector of antique French dolls, this magnificent art doll by French sculptor Albert Marque, circa 1914, is presented in all her alluring beauty in Frasher’s July 9 auction.  Estimate: $125,000-$150,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.

The ultimate acquisition for the collector of antique French dolls, this magnificent art doll by French sculptor Albert Marque, circa 1914, is presented in all her alluring beauty in Frasher’s July 9 auction. Estimate: $125,000-$150,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.

OAK GROVE, Mo. – Frasher’s July 9 cataloged auction in Kansas City, Mo., titled “Magic of the A. Marque,” features a grand array of antique dolls, especially of French origin. The auction swings from the most rare, such as the hauntingly beautiful A. Marque doll and the splendid blue-eyed Bebe Bru Jne to a wide array of French bebes, poupees, German characters and babies.

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Many models of Jumeau, Steiner, Francois Gauthier, Jullien, Rabery & Delphieu and E.D. bebe will be featured. Sweet all-bisque models, china dolls, artist dolls by Lynn & Michael Roche, one-of-a-kind cloth dolls by Barbara Buysse, many R. John Wright examples, and early Kathe Kruse dolls will fill out the ranks. Sprinkled through the catalog pages will be a fine assortment of doll clothing, bonnets, shoes and accessories. The auction offers an excellent opportunity to see fine examples of a variety of dolls in all price ranges.

Frasher’ will conduct the sale at the KCI Expo Center & Holiday Inn Hotel, Kansas City, Mo. The auction will begin July 9 with a 9 a.m. Central preview followed by the auction getting under way at 10:30 a.m. While attending in person is the best option for acquiring a doll from the auction, collectors may also place bids by written or telephoned absentee bids, making a reservation for live telephone bidding, or pre-bid and live Internet bidding through liveauctioneers.com.

For further information or to order a 68-page color catalog phone Frasher’s at 816-625-3786; or view the full auction at liveauctioneers.com website.

 

altView the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


A stunning model of Bebe Bru Jne 3 with splendid blue eyes that command attention, labeled Bru Bebe body with lovely bisque hands. Estimate: $16,000-$24,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.

A stunning model of Bebe Bru Jne 3 with splendid blue eyes that command attention, labeled Bru Bebe body with lovely bisque hands. Estimate: $16,000-$24,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.

Of the Jumeau models known as ‘Triste,’ this 24-inch bebe is an outstanding example with long-face modeling and gentle expression, flawless pale bisque and beautiful costuming. Estimate: $13,000-$18,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.

Of the Jumeau models known as ‘Triste,’ this 24-inch bebe is an outstanding example with long-face modeling and gentle expression, flawless pale bisque and beautiful costuming. Estimate: $13,000-$18,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.

An especially choice 24-inch bebe by Rabery & Delphieu with desirable beauty of complexion enhanced by deep-sculpted features, superb wig and costume. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.

An especially choice 24-inch bebe by Rabery & Delphieu with desirable beauty of complexion enhanced by deep-sculpted features, superb wig and costume. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.

These Kestner 9-inch all-bisque “wrestler” dolls with plump modeling and original wigs are a charming twosome. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000 each. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.

These Kestner 9-inch all-bisque “wrestler” dolls with plump modeling and original wigs are a charming twosome. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000 each. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.

Early French bisque Premiere Bebe by Jumeau with exceptional eyes, superb complexion, modeling and expression, beautifully costumed. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.

Early French bisque Premiere Bebe by Jumeau with exceptional eyes, superb complexion, modeling and expression, beautifully costumed. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auction.