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Superb All-Original French Bisque Bebe Steiner, Series C, in Petite 3/0 Size

Lot Number: 
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10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump face, blue glass sleep eyes which operate from wire lever at back of head, dark painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with hint of smile on the accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over original skin cap and carton pate, French composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists and curled fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Steiner SGDG Bourgouin Series C 3/0 (head) (caduceus stamp on torso) J. Steiner (eyes). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1882. Value Points: the wonderfully-preserved petite bebe with original head, eyes and body, original body finish, beautiful bisque, and wig, is wearing original blue silk dress with lace trim, undergarments, leather shoes, and blue velvet bonnet with feather and floral trim. Ex-collections Ursula Brecht before its acquisition by Luann Guleserian.
Presale Estimate: 
5500/7500