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French Bisque Bebe, Figure B, with Lever Sleep Eyes by Jules Steiner

Lot Number: 
155
16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass eyes which open and close from wire lever at back of head, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, two rows of tiny porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig, French composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, some body retouch. Marks: Figure B No 1 (head) J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1885. Value Points: sweet-faced child with original Steiner eyes, original body.
Realized Price: 
$2,100
Presale Estimate: 
2800/3500