Group of Ten Royal Doulton Porcelain Figures, to include "The Toymaker", "The China Repairer", "The Mask Seller", "The Puppet Maker", "Will He - Won't: Group of Ten Royal Doulton Porcelain Figures, to include "The Toymaker", "The China Repairer", "The Mask Seller", "The Puppet Maker", "Will He - Won't He?", "The Jester", "Tip-Toe", "Partners", "Punch and Judy man", along with "The Joker", each marked to the underside, height of tallest 9 3/4 inches. Provenance: Estate of James Wadhams Dimension Condition All lots are sold "AS IS" The condition of lots can vary widely and are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. *No credit card payments will be accepted for silver, gold, or jewelry from buyers that have not purchased from our gallery in the past.
Dodge 'n Bump Car Game, made by Multiple Toymakers, 1978, appears complete, good condition, original box, box shows some wear Estimate $50-100
ALOYSIUS C. O'KELLY
oil on canvas, signed lower left.
24 x 20 1/8
Royal Doulton Figure Toymaker HN2250
A toymaker's chest containing wooden and metal templates, a folio of designs etc, 80cm (31.5") wide
TOY CATALOGUE - RAU & Co.; publishers and manufacturers.Album containing 72 hand-colored plates of toys. N.p.: n.d [but with inscription: " Rau & Co / Nurnberg der 1 Juni 1850"]. Oblong folio (11 x 17 3/8 inches; 278 x 445 mm). 72 hand-colored lithographic plates, with manuscript captions, serial numbers and prices for use by a salesman, inscribed on the front free endpaper. Original black leather-backed pebble-grained black boards with the front cover containing the company name RAU gilt-stamped in its center. Condition : slight soiling, a few small tears repaired in one margin; hinges and head and foot of spin scuffed, corners worn. Provenance : Rau (inscription on endpapers and name on binding).a very rare complete and early toy catalogue as used by salesmen of rau & co’s toys: this is a rare survivor amongst toy-trade catalogues of the period, since the normal practice was to tear out pages when the information was no longer current, either because the toys had been discontinued or when prices changed . The catalogue is presented in the form of 72 numbered lithographed plates depicting more than one thousand wooden toys and games, all colored by hand, with manuscript captions, serial numbers and prices for use by a salesman, inscribed on the front free endpaper. The wide range of toys, the majority made from wood, include many mechanical figures and moving toys; several model Noah's arks, model villages, towns, farms, markets, and a zoo; various toy soldiers, some with artillery, and figures for a tournament as well as several hunting scene models; a toy theatre, trains, doll's houses, Swiss chalets, shops, a farmhouse and a windmill; doll's tea-sets, kitchen utensils and toy furniture for a doll-house; and musical instruments, building blocks, toy guns and swords. The manufacturing and sale of wooden toys in Nuremberg originated as a sort of seasonal bonus with the 17th century Christmas markets, and it was not until the 18th century that makers existed who were able to make a regular living from the year-round creation of these childhood delights. The first catalogue was published by a merchant named G. H. Bestelmeier in Nuremberg's Old Town who produced an illustrated toy catalogue ("Magazin") in 1798, but he was only a distributor for many different manufacturers, and the illustrations in the catalogue are too small to be satisfactory. The present catalogue is particularly interesting as it was published during a period of transition in the manufacture of toys in Nurenberg. In about 1825 a trade reform bill created in the city a new "Spielwarenmacher" (or Toymakers) guild, but it limited the quantity of master craftsmen. At this point and up until 1850 Nuremberg toys were still predominantly hand-crafted from materials such as wood, paper and papier mâché. It was only after this period that production was increased when the use of machines made the factory production of cheaper tin plate toys possible. Most surviving toy catalogues from individual Nuremberg firms date from this later period of mass-production, and the rarity and historical importance of examples such as the present catalogue from the earlier era cannot be overstated.
A Walt Disney celluloid from "The Great Mouse Detective"
1986, gouache on celluloid, depicting Hiram Flaversham, the kind old toymaker, who has been kidnapped by Ratigan and has been asked him to make a replica of the Queen Moustoria. Ratigan plans to overthrow the Queen and set himself up as King of Ratigan I, applied to a photographic image of the toy shop, with a Walt Disney Company seal lower left and a Disney certificate of authenticity, matted and framed.
9 ¾ x 13 3/4in within mat
Two Doulton figures 'The Toymaker' HN2250 and 'A Good Catch' HN2258
Royal Doulton Figure The Toymaker HN2550
Royal Doulton Figure The Toymaker HN2250
K. Sreenivasulu (1923-1995) Folk Painting, India, 20th century, depicting a male toymaker seated behind a desk with toys on top, inscribed with artist's signature and date "1955," watercolor on paper, mounted on woven straw mat, framed and glazed, painting 14 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Arthur L. and Genevieve S. Funk. Estimate $3,000-5,000 not examined out of glass; in good condition with some buckling. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
Two ivory figures of Shouloustanding with staff and peach, 5.5 and 6.5cm high and a figure of a toymaker, 4.5cm high (3)Property from a Stirlingshire Country House
EARLY 20TH C. GENRE SCENE; Oil on canvas of a toymaker with children, 1910 (framed); Signed A. Russell and dated; 20 1/2" x 24"
JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER, American (1874-1951), The Toymaker - A Study, circa 1920, oil on canvas, unsigned., 17 1/2 x 13 inches
Two Royal Doulton china figures The Toymaker, and The Mayor
TWO ERECTOR SETS AND A CHILD'S TOOL CHEST. American, 20th century. "The Boy Toymaker" lift lid chest with dovetailed case, 5.25"h. 16.5"w. 10.5"d., and two boxed erector sets.
9 PC LOT ROYAL DOULTON GRANDPAS & GRANNIES: 1) ''Embroidering'', HN 2855, 1979; 2) ''Flora'', HN 2349, Copr. 1965; 3) ''Teatime'', HN 2255; 4) ''Nanny'', HN 2221; 5) ''The China Repairer'', HN 2943; 6) ''Grandpa's Story, HN 3456; 7) ''The Family Album, HN 2321; 8) ''The Toymaker'', HN 2250; 9) ''The Wardrobe Mistress'', HN 2145, Copr. 1953.
2 Royal Doulton The Toymaker figures. They have slight color differentiations. 6" tall. Chip on back and a hairline crack on one and the other is in very good condition. Nanny Royal Doulton 6" tall. Has cracks and chips throughtout. Along with a 5" hand sculpted figurine from Antique and a 4.5" porcelain couple Made in Occupied Japan with chip on back of head. We do our best to describe all items in detail and provide pictures. If you have any doubt, please ask questions! We will provide extra pictures, or can schedule an in person or video conference preview at your convenience. In house Flat Rate Shipping of $20 is a domestic shipping estimate and includes insurance. We will gladly combine multiple lots for your convenience and economy. Each additional non doll item we can pack in the same box is $5. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
JEAN SCHOENNER MAGIC LANTERN WITH HAND-PAINTED SLIDES A late 19th century Magic Lantern by German toymaker Jean Schoenner, with a small assortment Schoenner hand-painted glass slides. The projector measures 14.5 inches by 9.25 inches by 5.75 inches.
19TH C. NESTING ALPHABET BLOCK SET BY J.A. CRANDALL (11) Piece Mammoth ABC Wooden Block Set, by American toymaker Jesse Armor Crandall, patented in 1881, with paper litho labels affixed dovetailed wooden frames, each illustrated with animals and children along with a letter of the alphabet, largest block: 6 1/4" high, 6 5/8" sq. Surface wear, paper litho loss areas to most blocks.