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French Bisque Bebe,Series B,by Jules Steiner with Captivating Expression

Lot Number: 
60
16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump face,large round blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,mauve eye shadow,painted long curly lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde lambswool wig over Steiner pate,Steiner composition fully-jointed body,wearing lovely antique dress with maroon silk ribbons,undergarments,socks,shoes and silk maroon bonnet. Condition: an imperceptible overpaint to faint hairline at side of right eye,otherwise excellent with all original painting of features and complexion,original body and body finish with light hand scuffing. Marks: Sie B 1(head) (cadeceus Steiner mark on torso). Comments: Jules Steiner,circa 1882. Value Points: the rarity of this Steiner model is enhanced by the absolute charm of the doll with beautifully-painted features and gorgeous eyes.
Realized Price: 
$13,500
Presale Estimate: 
14,000/17,000