French bisque bebe doll, $18,000, Morphy Auctions
Gavels ’n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results from Near and Far
By Ken Hall
A 23-inch-tall French bisque bebe doll, incised ‘Eden Bebe Paris 9,’ sold for $18,000 at a Dolls Sale held December 4 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pennsylvania. Also, a Maggie Bessie cloth doll with hand-painted features, 13 inches tall, climbed to $16,800; a Circle and Crescent Bru Jne 4 bisque bebe doll, 15 inches in height, changed hands for $10,800; an Izannah Walker cloth doll, 24 inches tall, realized $9,600; and a circa-1885 Jules Steiner bisque bebe doll, 23 inches tall, went to a determined bidder for $7,800. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.