5: FRENCH BISQUE STEINER "FIGURE B" BEBE WITH LEVER EYE
FRENCH BISQUE STEINER "FIGURE B" BEBE WITH LEVER EYES. Marks: Figure B. No. 1/ J Steiner Bte SGDG Paris. 17". Bisque socket head, patented lever-operated sleeping blue eyes, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyelids, feathered and brushstroked brows, pierced ears, open mouth, delicately-shaded and accented lips, upper and lower teeth, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, composition and wooden Steiner body with working mama/papa pull strings, stamped "Bebe Steiner Le Petit Parisien" on hip, wears ivory faille frock, newer tan leather shoes, old leather purse. Commentary: Finest quality smooth bisque enhanced by very pale complexion and delicate facial decoration, right hand suitably sized but not original; otherwise excellent original body with original finish.