All-Original Petite Bebe Steiner with Trousseau

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12" x 9" (30 x 23 cm) box, 8" (20 cm) doll. A heavy paper box with moire paper cover and gilt edging is gilt lettered "Etrennes 1891" on its lid. Inside is presented a bisque-head bebe with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, thick brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition body with shoulder and hip jointing, rose silk dress with lace edging, lace cap, stockings, black leather slippers, original chemise. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris A 1 (head) Le Petit Parisien (body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1891, the bebe was presented as exclusive Etrennes holiday doll by Paris toy boutique. Value Points: an exceptional presentation, in fabulous unplayed condition, the doll is laid in its original lace-edged box, having an assortment of original costumes, toys, and accessories still tied to box.
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