Outstanding Petite French Bisque Bebe, Series C, by Jules Steiner

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10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump rounded face, blue glass spiral-threaded eyes with dark outline, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, pierced ears, original lambswool wig over Steiner pate, French composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Steiner Bte SGDG Sie C 3/0 Bourgoin (head) (original Steiner caduceus mark on body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1882. Value Points: rare model especially in this petite size, with superb painted of complexion and features, paperweight eyes, original wig, original body and body finish, antique blue woolen mariner costume, leather shoes, bone whistle.
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