243 . German Black Velvet Cat
17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head,blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,thick brush-stroked brows,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with slightly smiling expression,shaded and outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde human hair wig over Steiner pate,Steiner composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Steiner Paris Fre C 9 (head) Le Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner (torso). Comments: Jules Steiner,circa 1885. Value Points: especially beautiful bisque and complexion with fine gleaming patina,enhanced by lovely painting of features,deep paperweight eyes,lovely antique costume including superb bonnet,original body and body finish.