A Petite 10.5" French Bebe' made by Jules Steiner for the famous Parisian Doll Shop "Au Nain Bleu" in her ORIGINAL DRESS, circa 1890. She is a Figure A in Petite size with exquisite painting of features lending to her sweet face. 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 and center accent line, pretty blue glass paperweight inset eyes, lushly painted black lashes and brown feathered brows, shaded nostrils and eye corners with soft cheek coloring. She has her original LONG-TAILED BLONDE MOHAIR WIG over her Steiner pate. Her FINGER NAILS ARE PAINTED WHITE with the red outline (commissioned by the shop Au Nain Bleu). She has her original fully signed body with EARLY straight wrists and pierced ears. She is every collector's dream of a French doll from a prestigious French Shop in a darling petite size!
Her costume is wonderful!! Factory made for "Au Nain Bleu" - it was available in several colors (I have seen the pink and blue)- wouldn't it be fun to collect them all? This one is YELLOW - which includes a gold silk liner edged in lace - under the most gorgeous all over valenciennes lace and ribbon work dress. Dress has lace bretelles and is accented by yellow ribbon inserts on the bodice and skirt. The skirt is very full because of the stiff liner. I have added a yellow straw hand-made bonnet with vintage flowers and sweeping upturned brim - so perfect on her! Underneath she has her original set of matching undies - a camisole, pantaloons and slip - darling! She has newer black velvet shoes with buckles and black stockings.
*I will be happy to do up to a 9-Month Layaway on her!
MARKS: (On Head) - J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris Fre A 3, (On Body) - Paper Label of Doll Holding Flag
CONDITION: Perfect Bisque Socket Head (No Hairlines, Cracks, Chips or Restoration). Excellent quality bisque. Her right ear has a rough finish at the base - done in the manufacture (original & finished) - she can wear earrings just fine. She has her original french composition fully-jointed Steiner body in great original finish and condition.
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*This is an opportunity to own a TINY, ORIGINAL "Au Nain Bleu" Steiner French Bebe which is so rare to find - snatch her up for your prestigious collection!
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