A.T. bebe leads bevy of beauties at Frasher’s doll auction Feb. 27

This French bisque deluxe portrait bebe by Jumeau has dramatic ‘wrap-around’ eyes. One of Emile Jumeau’s earliest period bebes, this 15 1/2-inch doll has a $9,000-$13,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

This French bisque deluxe portrait bebe by Jumeau has dramatic ‘wrap-around’ eyes. One of Emile Jumeau’s earliest period bebes, this 15 1/2-inch doll has a $9,000-$13,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Frasher’s Doll Auctions will present “A Little Stardust,” a cataloged auction of 251 lots Sunday, Feb. 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time. Of special note is an A.T. bebe by Thullier with luscious face and hauntingly beautiful expression. This French bisque bebe is estimated at $27,000-$32,000.

LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

The auction will have a bounty of beautiful French bebes, German bisque characters, china dolls, all-bisque, piano babies, fashions, accessories, composition dolls of merit and much more, said Barbara Frasher.

Also featured will be several fine models by Jumeau including early portraits, E.J. and Tetes, as well as models of Steiner and other French makers.

Capturing the lead for rarity among the German characters is a precious 16-inch Heubach girl with molded hair (est. $8,000-$16,000), plus other Heubach and K * R models.

The sister of legendary collector Ralph Griffith has consigned his amazing, seldom-seen 36-inch china doll, circa 1850, along with a number of piano babies and other dolls.

The auction will be conducted at the Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. The preview will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the day of the sale. For hotel reservations call 480-949-1414. For more information on the auction call Barbara Frasher at 816-625-3786.

 

 

View 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


Full-length view of 16-inch A.T. French bisque bebe by Thullier, circa 1882, in white silk frock with lavish lace and ribbon trim and wearing a fancy pink silk bonnet and black leather shoes. Image courtesy of Frasher's Doll Auctions.

Full-length view of 16-inch A.T. French bisque bebe by Thullier, circa 1882, in white silk frock with lavish lace and ribbon trim and wearing a fancy pink silk bonnet and black leather shoes. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

The A.T. French bisque bebe by Thullier is the star of Frasher’s ‘A Little Stardust’ doll auction. It carries an estimate of $27,000-$32,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

The A.T. French bisque bebe by Thullier is the star of Frasher’s ‘A Little Stardust’ doll auction. It carries an estimate of $27,000-$32,000. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

Legendary doll collector Ralph Griffith owned this 36-inch china doll, which was made in the mid-1800s. Consigned by Griffith’s sister, the unusual and interesting doll is in excellent condition and has a $4,000-$6,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

This French bisque deluxe portrait bebe by Jumeau has dramatic ‘wrap-around’ eyes. One of Emile Jumeau’s earliest period bebes, this 15 1/2-inch doll has a $9,000-$13,000 Legendary doll collector Ralph Griffith owned this 36-inch china doll, which was made in the mid-1800s. Consigned by Griffith’s sister, the unusual and interesting doll is in excellent condition and has a $4,000-$6,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

Considered rare, this precious Gebruder Heubach character girl with molded hair stands 16 inches tall. The German beauty, estimated at $8,000-$16,000, has deep and expressive character modeling, fine quality bisque and lovely facial painting. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

Considered rare, this precious Gebruder Heubach character girl with molded hair stands 16 inches tall. The German beauty, estimated at $8,000-$16,000, has deep and expressive character modeling, fine quality bisque and lovely facial painting. Image courtesy of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.