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18" (46cm) Antique French Bisque Bourgoin Bebe, Series C, by Jules Steiner with Wire-Lever Sleep Eyes

Bisque socket head with early pale complexion,plumply-shaped face,large blue glass sleep eyes that operate from wire lever at back of head,painted lashes with dot" accents,rose-blushed eye shadow,brush-stroked and feathered brows,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with accented lips,pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over Steiner pate, rare wire-lever eyes, Steiner composition f fully-jointed body with straight wrists.
Very beautiful bebe has superb quality of bisque and painting, splendid eyes, original body and body finish, all complemented by superb antique costume, silk hat, undergarments, antique shoes.
Condition: generally excellent, very-very tiny factory chip in the corner of the right upper eyelid.

Marks: Sie C 2 (incised) J. Steiner Bte SGDG J Bourgoin Suc (red ink signature on head), Steiner (eyes) J.St. and black cadeceus stamp on body.

Jules Steiner, circa 1882.
18" (46cm) tall

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