Jules Nicholas Steiner born Mar 1832 and died Feb 1902, was also known as
Société Steiner in 1882, began his early career as a horloger mechanicale -
a clock maker in Paris, France. Steiner was issued his first patent of many in 1855 for a mechanical doll and in 1858 for a mechanical toy. By 1864 Steiner was advertising himself as a
fabrique spéciale de poupées et bébés parlants, mécaniques et articules - a specialized Doll maker and Toy maker.
Early Jules Steiner dolls are (also called Antique
Mechanical doll, Automata doll; 1863-1890s Bébé Parlant Automatique - automatic talking
baby doll - wax over papier mâché heads with fabric and bisque bodies, later dolls
have bisque heads with fabric and composition bodies. 1863 Waltzing Poupée lady dolls
with a bisque shoulder head on a cardboard base body. 1880-1890s dolls; Bébé Incassables (unbreakable doll), Bébé Premier Pas, walking and
talking dolls, Series dolls and Figure dolls, La Patricienne, plus many innovations and improvements over the years were made to the dolls of Steiner and
Jules Steiner History of Dates, Lessees or Successors
1880-1890 J. Bourgoin
- 1889 Le Petit Parisien Bébé J. Steiner
Medaille D' Or
1891-1893 Amédée Onésime La Fosse
- 1892+ La Parisien Bébé dolls
1893-1899 Marie La Fosse, widow of Amédée
- 1895 acquired H. Alexandre / Tourell Co - Bébé Phenix
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Jules Nicholas Steiner Dolls Identified
1870s Bébé Parlant Automatique face, 18"
Bisque solid dome unmarked shoulder head with a round
face, fixed glass eyes, painted
feathered brows, delicate painted upper and lower eye lashes, closed
Bébé Parlant Automatique bisque hip body, 18"
Body has bisque upper arms, lower arms, hips and lower
legs, fabric mid arms, abdomen and knees.
Also called a Motschmann or Täuflinge body type.
1882 Bébé Parlant Automatique doll face,
(automatic talking baby doll) 23" tall, Bébé Gigoteur a kicking and crying mechanical doll.
Solid dome bisque unmarked socket head, feathered eyebrows, painted upper and lower
eyelashes, fixed glass eyes, open outlined mouth with an upper and lower row
Tauflinge body type made of composition upper arms, lower
legs, composition covered with fabric torso and fabric upper legs.
Body blue ink stamp in a square box, reads;
Aux` Tuleries, Maison Bail, Jouets, 210
Rue de Rivoli
1890s Jules N. Steiner, Figure A Bébé Le Parisien, doll face, open mouth with teeth, 14" tall
Jules N. Steiner Figure A Bébé doll
Bisque doll head mark
A 7 _ 8
Ink body mark:
1890s Jules Steiner, Figure A doll face, Le Parisien 17 1/2"
Jules Steiner, Figure A doll, 17 1/2"
Bisque doll head mark
1889 + J Steiner Figure A Bébé doll face, about 21",
centimeters, bisque swivel socket head, feathered eye brows, painted upper
and lower eye lashes, fixed blue paperweight eyes, closed mouth with
outlined lips, composition body jointed at the shoulders, elbows, hips
and knees with straight wrists and banana fingers.
Jules Steiner Figure A Bébé doll doll head mark
Bte S G D G
Steiner Figure A Bébé body label with a flag: