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Jules N. Steiner Figure A bebe doll, 23"

 

Jules Nicholas Steiner Figure A bebe doll 23" tall

 

Jules Nicholas Steiner was born March 1832 and died February 1902, he 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. 

 

Jules Nicholas Steiner's company was also known as Société Steiner in 1882.

 

Early Jules Steiner dolls are 1863-1890s Bébé Parlant Automatique (also called Antique Mechanical or Automata doll) an automatic talking baby doll with wax over papier mâché heads, a bisque and fabric body.  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 dolls by Steiner and his successors

 

 

Jules Steiner History of Dates, Lessees or Successors

1880-1890 J. Bourgoin

   - 1889 Le Petit Parisien Bébé J. Steiner Medaille D' Or Paris

1891-1893 Amédée Onésime La Fosse

   - 1892+ La Parisien Bébé dolls

1893-1899 Marie La Fosse, widow of Amédée

   - 1895 acquired Henri Alexandre / Tourell Co - Bébé Phenix

1899-1903 Jules Mettais

     - 1899 acquired May Frères Bébé Mascotte

     - 1899 Baby, Phenix-Baby,  Bébé-Liege

     - 1900 Bébé Merveilleuse

     - 1901 Bébé Modéle

     - 1904-1908 Edmond Daspres

     - 1905 La Patricienne Déposé

Antique Jules Nicholas Steiner Dolls Identified

Items shown below are for reference

1870s J Steiner doll face 18" w/ Motschmann type body

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 outlined mouth.

 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.

 

J Steiner ca 1870s Bébé Parlant Automatique, 23"

ca. 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 of teeth. 

J Steiner Bebe Gigoteur mechanical doll body, 23"Steiner ink stamp; Maison Bail store, Rue de Rivoli, Paris

Bébé Parlant Automatique, 23" tall, doll body, doll stamp

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 J Steiner Figure A doll, 14" tall, open mouth, teeth

1890s Jules N. Steiner, Figure A Bébé Le Parisien, doll face, open mouth with teeth, 14" tall

 

Jules Steiner Figure A doll, Paris A78 mark

Jules N. Steiner Figure A Bébé doll

Bisque doll head mark

PARIS

 A 7 _ 8

 

Red ink body mark:

 

LE PARISIEN

1890s Jules Steiner, Figure A doll face Le Parisien 17 1/2"

 

 

Jules N. Steiner, Figure A doll, 17 1/2"

Bisque doll head mark

11

PARIS

 Le Parisien

 

1889 + J Steiner Figure A doll face, 21"

1889+ J N. Steiner Figure A Bébé doll face, about 21",

53 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

 

J STEINER

Bte S G D G

 PARIS

FIre A 13

 

Jules Steiner Figure A Bébé body label with a flag:

Jules Steiner Figure A Bébé body label with a flag:

 

Le Petit Parisien Médaille D' or Paris 1889

 

J Steiner Figure C doll series, 15"

1890s Jules N. Steiner Figure C doll 15"

 

Jules N. Steiner Figure C doll 15"

composition jointed body

 

J Steiner Figure C series face, 33"

1890s Jules N. Steiner Figure C doll face, 33"

 

J Steiner Figure C

Doll mark

FIGURE C 7

STEINER

 

J Steiner Phenix bebe face #83

1895 Jules N. Steiner Phenix Bébé doll face 11" tall

J Steiner Phenix bebe, star # 83 doll mark

Jules N. Steiner Phenix  Bébé, 11" tall

doll mark star 83

 

 

Jules Nicholas Steiner Abbreviations

 

B   BTE - registered

FE   FIRE   FRE  FIGURE = face

SIE = series

STE = Steiner

SUCCr = successor

S.G.D.G. = registered without government guarantee

 

 

Jules Nicholas Steiner Series incised Bisque Head Doll Marks

(Series   Letter  ·  various doll size numbers)
SIE A · # SIE B · # SIE C · # SIE E · # SIE F · # SIE G · #

 

 

Jules Nicholas Steiner FIGURE A Incised Bisque Head Doll Marks

 

A 3/0

J STEINER B. S.G.D.G.

J BOURGOIN SUCCr

FIGURE A No 5

J STEINER BTE S.G.D.G.

PARIS

J STEINER

BTE S.G.D.G.

PARIS

FRE A 9

STEINER

PARIS

F A - 11

A 2.3

PARIS

A 7

LE PARISIEN

BTE SGDG

A 7

A. 9. 10

LE PARISIEN

A . 15

NAIN BLEU

 

Jules Nicholas Steiner FIGURE B Incised Bisque Head Doll Marks

 

B  I

J STEINER B. S.G.D.G.

J BOURGOIN SUCCr

FIGURE B No 1

J STEINER BTE SGDG

PARIS

J STEINER

BTE SGDG

PARIS

FIRE B 20

 

Jules Nicholas Steiner FIGURE  C -  D -  E  Incised Bisque Head Doll Marks

 

FIGURE C No 3/0

STEINER BTE SGDG

PARIS

STEINER

PARIS
FRE C 4/0

STEINER

PARIS

FRE C 15

STEINER

PARIS

FRE D · 15

J. STEINER

BTE. S.G.D.G

PARIS

FRE E 3

 

 

Jules Nicholas Steiner / J Bourgoin Early Doll Body Ink Stamp Marks

 

J STEINER B S.G.D.G.

J BOURGOIN SUCCr

STEINER B S.G.D.G.

BOURGOIN SUCCr

PARIS

J Steiner Bte S.g.d.g. J. Bourgoin

 

 

Jules Nicholas Steiner Label or Ink Body Stamp

 

Jules N. Steiner doll mark J Caduceus symbol ST

J Caduceus symbol ST

 

Caduceus = a symbol of a winged staff with two intertwined snakes ink body stamp

 

Jules N. Steiner also supplied bisque heads to Maison Francois Simonne for fashion lady dolls and bébés.

 

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