212 . A Companion Doll to #209
17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial shape,small blue glass inset eyes with darker blue outer rim,painted short curly lashes,arched feathered brows,accented nostrils,slightly-open mouth with two rows of tiny beaded teeth,pierced ears,blonde fleecy mohair wig over cork pate,French composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2 (head) Le Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner (torso). Comments: Jules Steiner,circa 1877,one of the earliest models of the firm. Value Points: rare doll has wonderful antique linen dress with red feather-stitching,undergarments,stockings,leather shoes,and red woolen cap.