Albert Marque Doll french sells for $263,000
Posted at 9:33 pm by 1909ventilo, on February 16, 2010
Theriault’s, a specialty auction house for antique childhood items, set a record auction for a 1914 French art doll by sculptor Albert Marque. The doll sol for $263,000.00 beating the previous record for a similar model sold in 2003 for $215,000.00. The doll by Albert Marque, dressed in its period clothing to honor the Ballets Russes of Paris, was first introduced to international acclaim in 1909.
Theriault’s President, Stuart Holbrook, said, “While the perception may be that antiques would be subject to a stronger pricing scrutiny in uncertain economic times, these times, in fact, actually have an opposite effect of inspiring people to appreciate quality even more.”
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
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