Four sweet babies at play have set up the perfect hiding place in an old luggage basket! The sculpting and painting on this piece are superb. The best of old German workmanship by the celebrated doll manufactory Gebruder Heubach, active in Thuringia Germany from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. These sweet little doll faces are to die for with deeply carved intaglio eyes painted two shades of blue, and a raised white beaded enamel dot for the light in their eyes. Blushed, dimpled chubby cheeks and elbows.
Feathered blonde brows, deeply carved open mouths. Angel-wing upper lips and white enamel baby teeth, just the top two teeth, on the two tag-along babies on the sides, making them about 1 year old. Impressed Gebruder Heubach sunburst mark on base. Large, rarely seen size: 7 tall x 6 wide x 10 long.
These hardly ever come to market in this large size and with this. I've seen this box fairly often in smaller sizes. With modeling and painting that is good, but doesn't come.
Anywhere close to this larger top-of-the-line model; this piece is. Top tier, for the discriminating collector who wants the best. Ref: similar smaller box in Heubach Character Dolls and Figurines.Condition- some small tight firing lines tucked away here and there; they're stable, not noticeable and a normal part of the firing process for complex antique figures like this. Two fingers on the side baby have professional repair, not apparent on display, only found them when I was studying the piece with a magnifier: pinky and index finger, see next two photos. Overall excellent and ready for display. Photos taken with daylight bulbs for accurate color. Though monitor colors may vary.
I have lost count of how many times over the years I have personally received a broken porcelain item due to poor packing - that is heartbreaking and I don't want any customer of mine to ever have that experience! These are items from my own collection. I've taken great care to provide an accurate description and have provided many large clear photos.The high resolution photos are part of the description. By purchasing from me you agree to these terms.
I value my customers and always do my best to ensure you have a happy shopping experience; your patronage is very much appreciated. The item "Heubach Porcelain Four Piano Baby Dolls Box Bisque Figurine Largest Size RARE" is in sale since Sunday, February 04, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines". The seller is "sussexcountyantiques" and is located in Stanhope, New Jersey.This item can be shipped worldwide.