243 . German Black Velvet Cat
21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial shape,amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted curly lashes,mauve blushed eye shadow,brush-stroked and multi feathered brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with slightly upturned lip corners,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate,Steiner composition fully-jointed body,Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Figure C. No 3 J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris (head) Le Petit Parisien Steiner Medaille d'Or Paris 1889 (body). Comments: Jules Steiner,circa 1889. Value Points: the rare-to-find model with endearing gentle expression has finest bisque and painting,original body and body finish,and wearing a beautiful antique teal blue silk dress with feather-stitching,undergarments,black stockings,leather shoes,and ruffled bonnet.