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French Bisque Bebe, Figure B, by Jules Steiner, with Original Signed Steiner Eyes

Lot Number: 
254
16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes which open and close by wire lever at the back of head, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, slightly parted lips with up-turned lip corners and double row of teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition body with jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees, pretty silk costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Figure B No.1 J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris (body) J. Steiner (eyes) Le Petit Parisien (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1885. Value Points: beautiful bisque and complexion on the pretty bebe, with original signed body with original finish, original signed eyes.
Realized Price: 
$3,250
Presale Estimate: 
2800/3500