7 . Automaton
24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head,large blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes with dot highlights,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with outlined lips,dimpled chain,pierced ears,brunette mohair wig over Steiner pate,Steiner composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris Fre A 17 (head) Le Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner...(original paper label on torso). Comments: Jules Steiner,circa 1888. Value Points: lovely delicate bisque with soft blushing on eye lids and cheeks,original signed body in beautiful condition,antique maroon silk/wool dress with Alencon lace collar and cuffs,plaid hip sash to match under-ruffle of skirt,undergarments,ruffled lace bonnet,stockings,shoes.