SOLD...thank you very much M. !!
The factory of Jules Nicolas Steiner in France create around 1880/90 a wonderful Bisque Bebe like on mechanical Baby called " Bebe Gigoteur " with key wind mechanism in his torso ....which moves the doll head from side to side and the arms and legs up and down ! Through a bellows in the doll chest it made even vocal-like sounds similar as " Mama and Papa ".
This sweet 17" ( 43 cm ) Gigoteur Bebe is very charming and has best quality of bisque and painting.
Bisque socket head with blue glass paperweight inset eyes with dark eyeliner and lushly-painted lashes and brows.
Rose eye shadow and on open mouth with two row of tiny porcelain teeth between outlined lips.
Brunette human hair wig ......... Perfect head condition , free of damage , hairline , repair or other bisque problem................. Original mechanical body with composition limps with original finish.
Papermache torso covered with Muslin and leather covered metal upper legs , all complete original and in good condition to age of the doll from France around 1880/85..... by J.N. Steiner
Original key and stop lever , she works good .... the voice works only from time to time ( must be a little cleaned ) Generally excellent condition to age !!
The pretty Bebe is wearing with undergarments and muslin dress !
Located in a wonderful baby pillow .... fully covered of fine lace of on inside blue silk pillow.
Very beautiful ensemble for your doll collection ........
Please let me know if you have any question or if you need more or special pictures , I can send more to your mail address.
Thank you for your interest on my doll shop !!