17 inch Antique Jules Nicolas Steiner doll with a very appealing early round face circa 1870 to 1880
Her deep blue paperweight eyes are surrounded by fine painted lashes and mauve eye shadow under soft feathered brows. No damage and no repair. A full mouth looking like she is going to speak , cute chubby cheeks and a double chin give her a distinctive look. The head is pressed bisque with pierced ears. An antique auburn human hair wig compliments her coloring. The fully jointed original body is marked Le Petit Parisien, Bebe Steiner. The body has original paint with a pull string mama papa talking body that really works when the strings are pulled. You can almost hear mama and papa. She wears an antique dress of silk and cotton fabric. The fabric is fragile and is melting in places, but still presents an elegant look. Her antique bonnet is lace trimmed organdy with a multilayered silk bow matching the bow on the dress. She has 3 pieces of antique underwear, silk sock and antique cloth shoes.
If you love French Steiner dolls, this one would be a wonderful addition to your collection.