Ladies and gentlemen, tonight I offer for sale a very beautiful French Bebe by Henri Alexandre, in conjunction with Jules Steiner, in a sweet antique and original pink floral dress perfect for springtime. If you truly appreciate your French bebes, you’ve landed on the right site. She must have been very cherished because she still retains her original labeled body and body finish and her bisque head is factory fresh without and rubs or damage. With her gorgeous pressed bisque head and her watery blue paperweight eyes, this exquisite bebe is bound to become one of your most coveted family heirlooms! She is sure to find the key to your heart! Don’t let this pretty French girl walk out of your life!
*Yes, she is available on layaway; take up to 8 months to pay for this stunning bebe. We know that even advanced collectors need time to pay for the top dolls that define a top-notch collection. Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in-hand description of her condition, or to discuss layaway terms. Or, if you plan to use our layaway option, just let us know when you check out before someone else snaps her up!*
She has a pressed bisque socket head with gorgeous original blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, thick multi stroked feathered brows, a closed mouth with shading and accents, and pierced ears with antique glass bead earrings. She stands at 20” tall on her original, labeled, straight-wristed composition and wood body, and wears a lovely light Honey brown French human hair wig, worn in long curls with bangs.
She looks simply marvelous in her sweet antique print cotton dress, printed all over with pink flowers. The dress features white lace trim on the sleeves and collar, white lace overlay on the sides of the bodice, and white insertion lace down the middle and the sides of the back of the bodice and above the hem of the skirt, accentuated with tucks down the bodice and along the skirt and a pink silk sash. Underneath she wears a white cotton full slip, half slip, and pantaloons, all trimmed with lace. On her feet, she wears her original white net socks and her original brown leather boots, marked “Depose” with an image of a girl on the soles. On her head, she wears a straw hat with white and gold braided trim, with a large pink silk flower attached to the underside, and she wears a gold-tone necklace with a rectangular antique rolled gold pendant with a molded design, and in her ears she wears a pair of earrings with vintage round pink glass beads. Whoa, I call this costume an award worthy presentation!
MARKS: [Star] 93 [incised, back of head]
MEDAILLE D’OR PARIS 1889 / LE PETIT PARISIEN BEBE J STEINER / MARK DEPOSE [paper label, side of torso, also depicts a young girl holding a French flag]
CONDITION: EXCELLENT. The fine quality pale bisque head is free of any cracks, chips, hairlines, or restoration, with pleasant color, crisp modeling of her attractive face, and expert painting of features. The original labeled body is in original finish condition, with some minor age wear and discoloration, especially to the joints, and some surface crazing to the fingers. Her costume is in excellent condition, with the most minor and expected age wear.
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Incredible 20” Henri Alexandre Phenix French Bebe With Original Dress and Shoes