39. RARE FIGURE “C” BEBE BY JULES STEINER FROM AU NAIN BLEU. Marks: Figure C No. Steiner Bte.SGDG Paris. 19”. Bisque socket head, lever-operated blue glass sleep eyes, blushed eyelids, painted lashes, feathered and brushstroked brows, pierced ears, closed mouth with hint of a smile, accented and shaded lips, original blonde mohair wig, original composition jointed body with straight wrists, stamped on hip Le Petit Parisien Bebe Steiner; plus original shop label Au Nain Bleu Paris, antique white cotton frock, antique black leather shoes. Commentary: Circa 1885 bebe from the famous Paris doll shop of AuNain Bleu, especially lovely bebe with wonderful expressive modelling, original body, wig, pate and boutique label.