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Petite French Bisque Bebe Steiner, Figure A 3, with Beautiful Facial Painting

Lot Number: 
8
11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted dark curly lashes, strong brushstroked and feathered brows with enhancing decorative glaze, rose-blushed eye shadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair over original Steiner pate, beautiful antique lace and silk costume, bonnet, undergarments, leather shoes, stockings. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Parisien SGDG A 3 (head) Le Petit Parisien (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1890. Value Points: petite bebe with especially beautiful facial painting especially dramatic enhancement of eyes that contrasts the shy expression, original body and body finish.
Realized Price: 
$3,000
Presale Estimate: 
2300/3200