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Very Rare Exhibition Size French Bisque Bebe Steiner, Figure A, Size 21

Lot Number: 
89
37" (94 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition fully-jointed body, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris Fre A 21 (head) (original partial Steiner paper label on body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1888. Value Points: outstanding quality of bisque and painting, fine state of preservation and very rare grand size indicate the doll's likely original creation as an exhibition model.
Realized Price: 
$5,500
Presale Estimate: 
6500/8500