Here we have a FABULOUS 21" French Bebe' made by Jules Steiner circa 1890. She is a Figure A and has the best modeling and painting. Add to that her magnificent Winter Couture costume from "When Dreams Come True" and you have a TREASURE!!!
Bebe has her perfect French Bisque socket head and a beautiful complexion with very good quality bisque. She has a CLOSED MOUTH with shaded lips, pretty blue glass paperweight inset eyes, finely painted black lashes and blonde feathered brows, shaded nostrils and soft peach-colored cheeks. She has her very full, original blonde mohair wig over her original pate. She has her original fully signed body with early straight wrists. She is a very PRIME example of the Fig A mold so if you don't yet have a Steiner A, this might be "the one".
Her costume is UNBELIEVABLE!!! Made by an expert seamstress in Germany (Annette Knuppel) - this Couture Costume is Magnificent! All her costumes are made from antique dresses, materials, and laces and each is unique - never to be made again. I have collected Annette's dresses for some time and have decided to part with a few. Problem is, every time I get one to sell, I can't part with it and it stays in my collection, LOL. So I am forcing myself to sell a few on my dolls on Ruby Lane to make room in the closet. This outfit needed the right doll and it works so perfectly with her size and coloring. First of all, she came with her original antique rose-colored shoes and socks AND her pink glass earrings, so I looked for a dress to match them. This couture set was calling out to her, and I couldn't deny her - So, she has the Best of the Best! She wears a rosey-peach colored Velvet couture Coat with antique lace trim, pink silk lining and cream colored passementerie trimmings at collar, cuffs, front and hemline. Sleeves are pleated and much is hand-sewn. Her matching hat has a wired front embellished with lace, more passementerie and ribbons. Her Muff is so great and made with such pretty lace! She holds it nicely with the long, tasseled cording. Underneath the coat is a the most beautiful antique lace sleeveless dress with hand embroidery on the bodice and a pretty rose colored ribbon sash. I wish I had more pictures to show the detail of this fabulous work of art -the lace is "to die for". Very full skirt with a full attached slip, also made from antique fabrics. I have added a vintage hair ribbon for her - so she can be dressed for WINTER or SUMMER!! We could spend all day describing this outfit it is so detailed, but I will stop here and let you look at the pictures! I hate to give this one up!
*I will be happy to do up to a 6-Month Layaway on her!
MARKS: (On Head) - Steiner Paris Fre A 13, (On Body) - Le Petit Parisian Bebe Steiner
CONDITION: Perfect Bisque Socket Head (No Hairlines, Cracks, Chips or Restoration). Excellent quality bisque. *In her pictures, she is showing a spec (dirt)above her right eyebrow which I didn't see until after I took her pictures - I removed it with a warm washcloth so it is no longer there. She has her original french composition fully-jointed Steiner body in good original finish and condition.
Please Note: My pictures are part of my description. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact me.
*This is an opportunity to own a Very Special Doll in a One-Of-A Kind Costume, never to be seen again.