Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: French bisque doll, $36,000, Theriault’s
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A French bisque wooden bodied poupee doll, circa 1867, with extensive trousseau and original trunk, sold for $36,000 at an auction titled “As in a Looking Glass” held July 15 in San Antonio, Tex., by Theriault’s, based in Annapolis, Md. Also, a porcelain lady doll, made circa 1850 and accompanied by an elaborate trunk and trousseau gaveled for $16,500; a French bisque bebe by Schmitt et Fils (circa 1882) fetched $11,000; and a petite French bisque block-letter bebe by Gaultier (circa 1884) topped out at $6,500. Prices are hammer and exclude a buyer’s premium.