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Beautiful French Bisque Bebe, rare model "Depose Jumeau", with Signed Jumeau Shoes

Lot Number: 
147
19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the outlined shaded lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, auburn mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Jumeau 8 (incised markings) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885, the rare model was made for one or two years only. Value Points: very beautiful bebe with choice lustrous patina of complexion, finest modeling, original body and body finish, original blue velvet costume with ivory satin panels, lace bonnet, undergarments, leather shoes incised "Bebe Jumeau Depose 8".
Realized Price: 
$3,750
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4500