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THE ELUSIVE CHARM OF THE RARE FiGURE ‘C’ STEINER…was never better demonstrated than it is here in this stunning example. Steiner Collectors as well as those pursuing the rare Bebe examples will want to secure this seldom found doll quickly. Her profoundly beautiful modeling renders an image that is both sensuous and thoughtful. This is achieved by virtue of her larger size…a nuance that is lost in smaller sizes. The quality of her Pressed ivory satin bisque is flawless and magnificent in every way...with a dewy blush, mauve shaded lids and richly feathered eyebrows. They frame the wide eyed gaze of her Blue Paper Weight Eyes which glow like the moon. Hers is a remarkable expression. How confident she seems! At the center of it all lies her discreet yet evident smile. A smile which shapes her entire face. All this is framed by her Original Mint lengthy Mohair Wig that rests on her Steiner Pate and falls below her shoulder blades in typical French corkscrew tresses.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FIGURE ‘C’…Do not underestimate the importance of the Figure ‘C’ model because of the abundance of Figure ‘A’ models. The Figure ‘C’ offered here is a seldom found bébé. She is an early creation ca.1885 as evidenced by her fully incised markings in the earlier font as opposed to the large lettered abbreviations found on later ‘C’ bébés. One should also appreciate her unusual height - it is a highly desired feature in a Figure ‘C’ ... as it captures her extraordinary beauty so successfully.
A VIVACIOUS JEUNE FILLE...She has the original mint Signed Steiner Body. It is more graceful and less chunky than other French dolls and this contributes to her lithesome aspect. Even her slender hands have long delicate fingers. By design, Steiner bodies also happen to be very light weight. So ‘Pretty in Pink’, she is wrapped in stylized layers of vintage petal pink delicacy with four antique layers beneath. Her lively party dress is ruffled, pleated and sashed at her waist, cuffs and hemline…not to mention the matching flourish at her neckline. This motif is echoed by her Matching Chapeau. Her vintage faun colored buckled shoes and socks complete this tender confection!
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR… that magical French Bébé that totally captures the spirit of a young ingenue…that doll that you will never stop looking at...then you must E-MAIL US or CALL US at 212-787-7279 to CUSTOMIZE A PERSONAL LAYAWAY and bring your search to a fabulously happy ending !
MARKS: Steiner Pate…incised ‘6'
Head…Figure C n.6 // J.Steiner Bte s.g.d.g. // PARIS
Body…Le Petit Parisienne // Bebe Steiner ( faint blue ink stamp on left hip)
CONDITION: EXCELLENT….Flawless head and body…both fully signed. The original Steiner pate is incised ‘6’ to match the head.
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Important and Captivating 28” FIGURE ‘C’ STEINER BEBE in 'Mint Condition' !
$7,200 USD SOLD
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