Rare Early Model of French Bisque Bebe Steiner, Series C

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18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial shape, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils of rounded nose, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, closed mouth with accented lips, impressed cheek and chin dimples, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over original lambswool wig, Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sie C 9 (head) (caduceus stamp on body). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1885. Value Points: rare model with original wig, pate, body, body finish, superb bisque and painting, and wonderful antique costume of fitted blue coat dress that is likely original, undergarments, knit socks, leather shoes.
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