Offered is this wonderful antique doll by the French firm of Jules Steiner. She is a Figure A, circa 1887-1891. She is dressed in all antique French finery!
She is approximately 18" tall. Perfect bisque socket head without hairlines, restoration or flaws with just the tiniest of flakes at her left ear piercing. Beautiful coloring of her bisque. Wonderful feathered brown eyebrows grace her original browneyes, with finely painted eyelashes surrounding them. The right eye has the tiniest of scratches, it is very hard to see. Beautifully shaded peachy-pink closed mouth. She has her original purple cardboard pate and antique brown human hair wig.
Her body is original and has the Steiner emblem on her left hip. It is in wonderful condition with the original finish. I love those long fingers these Steiner Bebe's have! Some wear at the top of the shoulders and top of the legs, but that is minor. Truly a beautiful body, strung nicely so she can pose for you!
Her clothing is fantastic! She has antique pantaloons (a tad to small for her at the waist), and the wonderful skirt and chemise combination that buttons together. Her antique French dress is gorgeous with lots of lacy details. Her bonnet has organdy ruffles that frame her face and a silk back. Antique brown socks and wonderful C.M signed brown shoes with rosettes. One ankle button loop has broken through.
A wonderful example of the Figure A, all ready to display!
Gorgeous 18" Antique French Steiner Bebe Doll