7 . Automaton
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.