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Endearing French Bisque Bebe Steiner,Series A,by Jules Steiner

Lot Number: 
57
24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial modeling,dark blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,widely fringed brushstroked brows,mauve blushed eye shadow,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate,French composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bte SGDG Sie A 5 (incised) Bourgoin? (red stamp) (caduceus stamp on body). Comments: Jules Steiner,circa 1885. Value Points: gorgeous large bebe with flawless bisque and painting especially enhancing the splendid deep paperweight eyes. Sculpting details includes philtrum and dimpled chin,dainty lips with fine accented details,original signed body,beautiful antique silk taffeta dress,bonnet,undergarment,leather shoes.
Realized Price: 
$14,500
Presale Estimate: 
6500/8500