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French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Figure A, by Jules Steiner

Lot Number: 
145
18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with chocolate-brown complexion, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, black brushstroked brows with feathered highlights, black painted lashes, accented nostrils, slightly-parted lips, two rows of porcelain teeth, pierced ears, black mohair wig, brown composition fully-jointed French body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A 11 Le Parisien Bte SGDG A 11 (head) Le Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner Paris 1889 (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1890. Value Points: very pretty wide-eyed bebe with rose-blushed cheeks enhanced by gleaming patina, original body and body finish.
Realized Price: 
$1,500
Presale Estimate: 
1800/2300