French Bisque Bebe, by Jules Steiner, in Original Costume from Au Nain Bleu

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11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, long painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, auburn mohair wig over Steiner pate, French composition fully jointed Steiner body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Le Parisien A 3 Bte SGDG Paris (head) Le Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1890. Value Points: most endearing all-original petite bebe wearing gold silk and lace dress with original Au Nain Bleu silk label, undergarments, bonnet, socks and little kidskin shoes.
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