Paris Bebe ; Le Petit Parisien
Pressed porcelain socket head has stationary light blue eyes, light brown feathered brows, painted lashes, soft coral tinted cheeks and lips, dimpled chin, and applied pierced ears. Earrings are clear plastic beads on a wire. Blond mohair wig has bangs and medium length waves. Composition body is jointed at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Hands have "banana" fingers. Doll parts are strung with heavy elastic cord.
Pink polished cotton dress has three-quarter length sleeves, dropped waist, and lace and braid trim. Sleeves and back bodice are covered with net lace. Capelet sleeves of net lace are stitched to shoulder seam; inner sleeve seam is gathered at elbow. Front of skirt at seam has horizontal silk ribbon trim tied in loops at each end. Capelet at shoulder have pink silk ribbon bows and tops of lower sleeves. Dress opens down the center back and fastens with metal hooks and eyes. A ruffle of white cotton eyelet embroidery is sewn to the underside of skirt at the skirt seam. A small, oval pin with fluer-de-lis on each side is fastened to dress below the center neck.
Doll wears a bandeau of net lace stitched closed down center back. Drawers are white cotton with 2" crochet lace trim at bottom of legs. Stockings have an open weave white cotton cuff and solid rib knit foot. White leather boots have brown leather soles, a leather rosette at the toe, six grommets, cording around the top, and pink cord laces.
Bonnet made of pink cotton fabric covered with net lace has a shallow crown with silk ribbon trim. Front of bonnet folds back to crown and exposed brim has silk ribbon looped bows. Pink ribbon streamers tie under the chin.
A square woven wicker basket with handle holds multiple pieces of lace. Two hand-made bobbin lace medallions are attached to each side of the basket handle.
[BACK OF HEAD] STEINER/PARIS/FRE A 10 //(pin on dress): BEBE
[STAMPED ON LEFT HIP] LE PETIT PARISIEN/ BEBE STEINER
[ON LABEL STITCHED AT HEM UNDER SKIRT, LEFT OF CENTER] FASHIONED BY/ DOROTHY ALEXANDER]
[STAMPED ON BOTTOM OF SHOES] L.P
(attached tag): JULES STEINER BEBE/.../MAKER JULES NICOLAS STEINER PARIS FRANCE/.../.../.../JOINTED COMPO BODY.../PAPERWEIGHT EYES/.../.../.../17"
Tag found with doll (tag now stapled to catalog report in DFA object file) Tag found with doll (tag now stapled to catalog report in DFA object file) JULES STEINER BEBE -1870-1908 --Marker JULIES NICOLAS STEINER Paris France -Mark: "LE PARISIEN "PARIS" BEBE LE PARISIEN "A" followed by # "BEBE STEINER, STEINER SKDG P.A.10 (last three are circled with pencil, P.A.10 in pencil -jointed compo body closed mouth paperweight eyes -KICKING AND CRYING STEINER OPEN MOUTH - BURGEON marked AUNAIN BLEAU PARIS"