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French Bisque Bebe Steiner,Size 0,in Original Shepherdess Costume

Lot Number: 
42
9" (23 cm.) Bisque socket head,brown glass paperweight inset eyes,painted lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig,Steiner composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips,painted black boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 0 Paris. Comments: Jules Steiner,circa 1890. Value Points: the most appealing tiniest size Steiner bebe with lovely bisque and painting,original body and wonderful original costume of 18th century shepherdess inspired by historic French reverence for Marie Antoinette. The doll is presented in antique woven trunk with tufted silk interior and collection of little fleecy lambs.
Realized Price: 
$1,800
Presale Estimate: 
1700/2500