This lovely bebe is a wonderful example of the Steiner Fre. A mold and a steal at this price. Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows with feathered details, accented nostrils, closed mouth with daintily shaded lips, and the character face distinctive for Steiner. Her head is of pressed bisque. She has pierced ears, with antique earrings, a brunette mohair wig, and a marked Steiner composition fully-jointed body, Her beautiful costume is of appropriate fabrics and lace made by a Russian professional seamstress. She wears artist-made shoes, which are a replica of the Jumeau shoes from the period.
Marks: J. Steiner Bte SGDG Paris Fre A 9 (head) Le Petit Parisien Med d'Or 1889 (paper label with the image of doll holding French flag).
Excellent condition. Her bisque head has no damage, hairlines or repairs. Her body has the normal wear of an antique doll.
French, Jules Steiner, circa 1890.

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Joan's Antique Dolls

16" French bisque bebe, Figure A, by Jules Steiner

$2,900

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