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French Bisque Bebe Steiner,Figure A,with Original Wire-Lever Sleep Eyes

Lot Number: 
32
16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head,blue glass sleep eyes that operate from wire-lever at the back of her head,dark eyeliner,rose-blushed eye shadow,painted lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,open mouth with slightly-parted lips,row of tiny porcelain teeth,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig,Steiner composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris Few A 9 (head) Le Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner Medaille d'Or Paris 1889 (body) (eyes also signed Steiner). Comments: Jules Steiner,circa 1890. Value Points: lovely pale bisque,the little bebe has original rare eyes,signed Steiner body,and is wearing a beautiful antique costume comprising cutwork cotton dress with coral silk sash,matching stockings,undergarments,leather shoes signed with full figure of doll,and gorgeous flower trimmed antique bonnet.
Realized Price: 
$3,100
Presale Estimate: 
3000/4500