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Beautiful French Bisque Bebe E.J. by Jumeau in Original Couturier Costume

Lot Number: 
13
20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight eyes with rich spiral threading, dark eyeliner, mauve-blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7 EJ (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1882, the rare second generation of the EJ model made for only a very short time. Value Points: very beautiful shy-faced bebe has fine delicate complexion with artistic blush on eyelids, cheeks and chin, original body and body finish, and is wearing original Ernestine Jumeau couturier costume with matching bonnet, undergarments, leather shoes signed "Bebe Jumeau Depose".
Realized Price: 
$8,000
Presale Estimate: 
7500/9500