Stunning 22" Steiner Fire A Bebe W/paper Label On Body Antique Dress/bonnet Lr For Sale
Here is an incredibly beautiful, large, size 15, straight wrist, closed mouth, Jules Steiner Bebe with beautiful round face, piercing blue paperweight eyes, old cork pate over her original human hair wig, fabulous original, Steiner body with most of the original paper label, stunning antique dress, quite possibly her original chemise and pantaloons antique slips, socks, marvelous antique French leather shoes, along with a gorgeous antique French bonnet with huge silk bows. She was made in the mid to later 1800's by the Jules Steiner Factory and she is fully and perfectly incised on the back of her head and is one of the most stunning Steiner I have seen in a long time. She is 22" tall and incised J Steiner Bte S.D.G.D. Paris Fire A 15. She has gorgeous pale, smooth, creamy bisque with no chips, cracks or hairlines and her coloring is fantastic. She has huge piercing blue/gray, spiral thread, bulge, almond shaped, glass paperweight eyes along with heavy painted upper and lower lashes. The sculpting and detail to her face is outstanding and the shading to her full lips and closed mouth is stunning. She has that wonderful round full face that seems to make the Steiner's stand out above all others along with pierced ears with no chipping and original earrings. Her only flaw in my opinion is there are a couple of scratches on her eyebrow but it. She has an antique cork pate over her fabulous original long human hair wig. Her wig is wonderfully full and thick with long curls down the back and a few feathery wisps of hair/bangs that frame her face perfectly. Her original straight wrist, wood jointed and composition French Steiner body is in excellent condition and still retains the original finish. Her body has original paper label on the side. As you can see part of the label and you can still see some of the letters colors. This label usually reads Le Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner Medaille D'Or Paris 1889. There are no touch ups but it looks like some compound was used on one of her big toes, one knee and a couple fingers so maybe that could be touched up to match but leave it be. Her feet are fabulous with wonderful up-turned big toes and the detail is outstanding. She has the Steiner chunky straight wrists and wonderful thicker hands and fingers, which for some reason they are called banana fingers. She is wearing an outstanding antique French dress marvelous condition and the color is perfect on her. Her dress has long full sleeves with wide tight cuffs with delicate antique lace. I think the dress is some kind of silk but I really know nothing about material. The front of her dress has incredible draping with lace trims around the edges and gather at the waist with a wonderfully full pleats bottom with inserts of lace. There is silk bows on each side of her dress with a long ribbon that ties on back. There are old hooks up the back and row edges inside but no rips or tears and sure you can tie a much better bow then I can. Her chemise and long pantaloons loons look original but they are really clean so I guarantee that. She does have another long antique that over the others and her long antique socks are wonderful. She has a fabulous pair of antique French leather shoes in excellent condition with original glass buttons. They in my opinion, button as there a gap but not going to try and use some black silk ribbon to tie them together but I have any at this point. Her antique French bonnet is exceptional with lace, gathers and huge silk bows on top with longer ribbon ties. This is a gorgeous French bonnet and goes with her dress perfectly like it was made just for this dress. I have been told this bonnet would sell for at least $400.00 so that makes this gorgeous Steiner Fire A even more desirable. This is an amazing size 15 Steiner and she is even more impressive in person and would make you the envy of all you know and make an exquisite addition to your collection. This exquisite, large 22" Jules Steiner Figure A First Bebe size 15 should sell for around $8,200.00 but my reserve is less so don't let her get away. Lucky winner pays $53.00 S/I and international would be more. Email any questions and thanks for looking. Check out my other sales for more wood jointed, composition character and antique bisque dolls.
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Stunning 22" Steiner Fire A Bebe W/paper Label On Body Antique Dress/bonnet Lr: $1,425