French Bisque Bebe Steiner in Antique Pont d'Esprit

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24" (61 cm). Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes with "dot" highlights, brushstroked brows with fringed highlights, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with heart-shaped upper lip, shaded lips, accented nostrils, impressed dimples at chin and lip corners, pierced ears, brunette human hair over Steiner pate, French composition fully jointed body with straight wrists. Condition; generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris Fre A 17 (head) (original Steiner stamp on torso). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1888. Value Points: beautiful wide-eyed child has very fine creamy bisque, artistic painting, original body and body finish, antique dress of pont d'esprit trimmed with rose silk edging and sash, undergarments, white leather ankle boots, tulle cap.
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