A Darling, Early 23" French Bebe Steiner Fig. A circa 1890's. She is just ADORABLE in her blue summer cotton frock with a straw hat to keep out the sun while she plays with Kitty in the garden! (Dress and hat are antique). She has pretty ICE BLUE GLASS PAPERWEIGHT EYES surrounded by painted black lashes and brown feathered brows. Her painting is perfectly done - with accented nostrils and blushed cheeks. She has a CLOSED MOUTH done in a very soft, subtle pink. She wears her very lovely original antique human hair wig with long tendrils still attached to her carton pate. She is early with her straight wrists and unmarked Steiner body. Her head is perfect. She has the most adorable child-like countenance and sweet expression.
She wears a gorgeous ANTIQUE french Blue Cotton Dress with huge Puffy Sleeves and much detail (pleating and eyelet on the bodice with blue lace trim). The dress has a full skirt and is tied at the waist with a gorgeous striped taffeta blue & white striped ribbon. Her sweet flat-topped STRAW BONNET is trimmed with the original blue ribbons and looks so great on her! I have added a genuine antique "bebe" pin to her dress and some pretty blue glass earrings. Her antique underthings consist of a pretty antique slip and lacy pantiloons. She retains her antique socks and wonderful antique french shoes. Her lovely ensemble compliments her coloring and brings out her big blue eyes!
*Please Note: Her kitty "friend" and basket are NOT included in this sale.
MARKS: On Head - Steiner Paris Fre A 13
CONDITION: Perfect Bisque head (no hairlines, cracks, chips or restoration). Excellent quality bisque and fine painting. Original Early French composition & wood fully-jointed body with straight wrists in good condition with original finish. One finger is Re-Glued (her baby finger), very minor.
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*I will be happy to do up to a 8-month layaway on this Darling Girl.
-A Really Sweet Doll in ALL-ANTIQUE PRESENTATION & Priced-To-Sell!
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