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Beautiful French Bisque Bebe, Early Period EJ, with Original Wooden Fully-Articulated Body

Lot Number: 
57
17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, mauve-blushed eye shadow, delicately painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, auburn mohair wig over cork pate, French all-wooden body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7/EJ (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (incised back torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his first period EJ, circa 1882. Value Points: beautiful doll with very rare original all-wooden body with original finish, original wig, pate, earrings, and original costume comprising white pique dress, undergarments, socks, white kidskin shoes with buckles impressed "7", and fancy woven bonnet.
Realized Price: 
$9,000
Presale Estimate: 
7500/9500