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Wonderful French Bisque Bebe Steiner,Figure C,3/0,with Signed Body and Wig

Lot Number: 
1
11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial shape,blue glass spiral-threaded eyes,painted lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with center accent line,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate,Steiner composition fully-jointed body,wearing original simple white cotton frock with lace and tucks,undergarments,socks and shoes. Condition: generally excellent,tiniest pinflake at right eye corner. Marks: Steiner Paris Fre C 3/0 (head) La Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner (torso) Art de Paris Brevete SGDG (purple stamp in oval inside wig). Comments: Jules Steiner,circa 1884. Value Points: rare model in most endearing and rare petite size,with original signed body and body finish,original pate and signed wig.
Realized Price: 
$5,250
Presale Estimate: 
6000/9000