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Petite French Bisque Bebe, Figure C, with original Signed Body

Lot Number: 
126
11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, widely-arched brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pertly-shaped lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, Steiner composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, light cheek rubs. Marks: Steiner Paris Fre C 4 (head) (caduceus stamp on torso). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1882. Value Points: rare model with gentle yet mischievous expression so unusual on Steiner bebes, wonderful petite size with fine antique costume, shoes, and with rare antique Bourrellet cap. 
Realized Price: 
$7,000
Presale Estimate: 
3200/4500