This special Steiner bebe is all decked out in her "Sunday Best" white dress bedecked with Broderie Anglaise, with a sweet pink bonnet. Looking at her simply evokes an old time song and a sweet feeling of love and comfort. If you truly appreciate your French bebes in frilly, period style lacy frocks, you’ve landed on the right site. She must have been very cherished because she still retains her original finish and her bisque head is just as adorable as it was on day one! Additionally, she is in superb condition! She is on her original fully-jointed body with the desirable Steiner stamp. With her lovely pressed bisque head, her watery blue paperweight eyes, her gorgeous brown locks, and her original body, she is sure to find the key to your heart! Don’t let this pretty French girl walk out of your life!
She has a pressed bisque socket head with deep blue paperweight eyes, delicately painted upper and lower lashes, multi- stroked brows, a closed mouth, and pierced ears. She stands at 21” on her original, fully-jointed, marked Steiner body with pull strings, and wears an antique light brown French human hair wig.
She is dressed in a gorgeous antique white organdy dress covered in openwork embroidery, done in a bee motif at the bodice, with a floral motif at the skirt, sleeves, and on two ruffles on either side of the bodice. The ruffles, sleeves, and collar are trimmed in lace, and the waist features a pink insertion ribbon. Underneath, she wears a matching antique white cotton underwear set of a full slip and pantaloons, both trimmed with eyelet lace. On her feet are a pair of antique white net socks, and antique tan leather lace-up shoes. On her head is a gorgeous pink silk bonnet, with silk flowers, feathers, cord braid trim on the brim, and a lace ruffle on the inside, framing the face; she also wears a pair of earrings with coral-pink oblong glass beads and seed beads.
MARKS: A-13 / PARIS [incised, back of head]
LE PARISIEN / [unclear] / A-13 [stamped, back of head; appears to be double-stamped]
Le Petit Parisien / BEBE STEINER / Medaille D’Or / PARIS 1889 [stamped, side of torso]
CONDITION: Perfect! Excellent quality of pale bisque with no cracks, chips, hairlines, or restoration, though she does have a slight flake to one earring hole, which is typical of dolls with pierced ears. She features sensitive and delicate painting of features, very crisp modeling of her captivating sweet face with subtle coloring. Her beautiful body is in mostly very nice original finish condition, but both lower arms have been repainted, and the right hand pointer finger has been re-glued. Her costume is in excellent condition, with minor and expected age wear.
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Gorgeous 21" Jules Nicholas Steiner "Le Petit Parisien" in Lacy White Frock