Ladies and gentlemen, tonight I offer for sale a very special Steiner bebe all decked out in her party best dress. If you truly appreciate your French bebes in authentically styled, period appropriate silk and lace frocks, you’ve landed on the right site. She must have been very cherished because she still retains her original body and body finish and her bisque head is factory fresh without and rubs or damage. With her perfect pressed bisque head, her watery blue paperweight eyes, and her delicious French blond human hair locks, she is sure to find the key to your heart! Don’t let this pretty French girl walk out of your life!
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She has a pressed bisque socket head on a fully jointed composition and wood body with jointed wrists. Gorgeous ocean deep blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and painted lower lashes, multi stroked feathered brows, open mouth with six upper teeth, dimpled chin, pierced ears with antique turquoise glass earrings, wonderful French blond human hair wig over her original cardboard pate and she also comes with her original dark brown short cut human hair wig as seen in one of the body photos.
She is marvelously dressed in a lovely cream and powder-blue silk frock made in the appropriate period style by a very skilled seamstress with shirred lace front bodice, rows of pleated lace at the upper front skirt, pleated blue silk lower skirt with more lace pleats below that, her jacket with gold tone spherical buttons, side decorative pockets. Blue edge trim. Ruffled lace at the cuffs with trip buttons on each—but that’s just the front of the dress…The back of the dress is even more spectacular than the front. The round collar is edged with ruffled antique ecru lace, the center panel consists of shirred aqua silk down to the dropped waist, followed by three box pleats in aqua silk with fancy diamond shaped fold downs revealing cream silk edging, Beneath the jacket, the skirt continues the box pleats in three tiers of antique lace, aqua silk and antique lace again. The entire costume is tapered so that it doesn’t look boxy, like many frocks dresses do. Under the dress she wears a wonderful set of antique underwear consisting of a full slip with two rows of insertion lace and lace edging to the collar and armholes, pantaloons with tucks, lace and ribbon ties. Atop her head is a jaunty mob-cap with cream cotton ruffled edge and a wonderful aqua blue cotton entirely embroidered cap and she also wears a faux pearl choker. She has cream net socks and antique tan leather shoes with pierced designs. Whoa, I call this costume an award worthy presentation!
MARKS: (incised) A -- 13 PARIS LE PARISIEN (red Stamp on torso)
CONDITION: EXCELLENT. Fine quality pale bisque head with pleasant color, crisp modeling of attractive face with expert painting of features. The pull strings for an internal crier are missing. The original body in original finish condition, but with some typical touch ups to several fingers. There is minor and typical flaking of the paint to some of the joints. A sweet French Bebe with much appeal! LBK-7-12-16
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