Beautiful French Bisque Premiere Bebe by Emile Jumeau in Petite Size 1

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11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head with very delicate complexion, blue glass inset eyes with rich spiral threading, dark eyeliner, delicately-painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, antique dress with lace and silk ribbon trim, undergarments, silk bonnet, socks, French leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 1 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: exceptionally fine example of the earliest period Jumeau bebe in sought-after petite size, endearing shy expression, delicate bisque, fine painting, original early body.
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