Rare French Bisque Bebe, Series C, by Jules Steiner with Original Signed Body

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20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded plump face, blue glass sleep eyes which operate from wire lever at the back of head, painted lashes, brushstroked and fringed brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, pierced ears, French composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume including brown leather shoes with silk rosettes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sie C 3 Steiner Bte SGDG Bourgoin (head) J St. (and caduceus stamp on torso) J. Steiner (eyes). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1882. Value Points: rare early Steiner model with lovely blushing on eyelids, cheeks and chin, original signed eyes, original body and body finish.
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