Candy Spelling’s Extraordinary Doll Collection Crosses the Block Live Online on Proxibid Hundreds of magnificent dolls from the collection of Candy Spelling will cross the auction block when Theriault’s brings its upcoming auction to Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the world’s largest real a
News-Antique.com - Nov 09,2011 - Omaha, NE – November 9, 2011 – Hundreds of magnificent dolls from the collection of Candy Spelling will cross the auction block when Theriault’s brings its upcoming auction to Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the world’s largest real auction marketplace. The live auction will take place November 19 and 20 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, with previews beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day, at the historic Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Online bidding is already available by visiting www.proxibid.com/theriualts.
Day one of this auction includes 300 rare and exquisite dolls and automata, including a collection of 19th century antique French dolls and automata, many from the Candy Spelling collection. Additionally, this auction features items from the private estate of Jeanne Dailey and a private collector from the Netherlands, as well as two immaculate collections of rare Lenci dolls. Collectors will not want to miss important pieces by Vichy, Theroude, Lambert and Roulletet Decamps in day one. As well, other rarities include:
• Lot 1: Extremely Rare and Wonderful French Bisque Bebe Steiner, Series B, Size 4/0;
• Lot 17: Important German Bisque Art Character Doll, 106, by Kammer and Reinhardt;
• Lot 103: Wonderful French Musical Automaton “Little Tich” by Roulletet Decamps.
Day two of this auction features the Candy Spelling collection of vintage Alexander Dolls. This storied collection includes 350 pieces, most from the vintage golden years of the 1950s, and each perfectly preserved. Many of these dolls are extremely rare, and only appear on the open market every ten years, and all are in impeccable condition. Highlights of this session include:
• Lot 22: Outstanding and Extremely Rare “Deborah Ballerina” Portrait Doll, 1951;
• Lot 23: Wonderful Red-Haired "Pink Champagne" Portrait Doll from Rare 1951 Series;
• Lot 24: The Victorian Bride Portrait from the Rare 1951 Portrait Series;
• Lot 25: Very Rare and Stunning “Judy” from the 1951 Portrait Series;
• Lots 195-209: Baker’s dozen of rare dolls created exclusively for FAO Schwarz during the 1950s.
“The dolls available in this auction are superb,” said Stuart Holbrook, President of Theriault’s. “Collectors will not find dolls of this caliber on the open market again for some time. Many of the dolls crossing the auction block are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for collectors and we are pleased to be able to offer them on the global stage.”
For more information about this auction or to place your bids, please visit www.proxibid.com/theriualts.
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