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Rare and Charming French Bisque Bebe Steiner,Series E,2/0,in Wonderful costume

Lot Number: 
120
12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head,amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes,long painted lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined lips and slightly-smiling expression,pierced ears,auburn mohair wig over original Steiner pate,French composition fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sie E 2/0 (head) (faint Steiner cadeceus stamp on torso). Comments: Jules Steiner,circa 1884. Value Points: among the rarest of the Steiner bebe models,the petite bebe has captivating expression,original signed body,and wearing wonderful antique cashmere wool bebe dress (possibly original),with woven bonnet,undergarments,knit stockings,tan leather bebe shoes.
Realized Price: 
$8,500
Presale Estimate: 
9000/12,000