French Bisque Bebe by Jules Steiner, Figure C, Original Trousseau, Au Nain Bleu

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11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, cork pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists, wearing original aqua dress with lavish lace trim, undergarments, bonnet, leather shoes with silver buckle. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Figure C No 2/0 Steiner Bte SGDG Paris (head) Au Nain Bleu...Chauviere Paris (original paper label on torso). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1885, for the exclusive Parisian doll shop of Au Nain Bleu. Value Points: very beautiful bebe with brilliant eyes, original body and body finish, presented in presentation box with four additional dresses and a large assortment of original undergarments, several with Au Nain Bleu label.
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