243 . German Black Velvet Cat
11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head,brown glass paperweight inset eyes,painted lashes,brush-stroked and feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with accented lips,pierced ears,brunette mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball jointed body with straight wrists,wearing antique Jumeau rose silk bebe stays,pantalets,rose knit socks and kidskin shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3. Comments: Emile Jumeau,early premiere bebe,circa 1877. Value Points: especially beautiful portrait-like quality of bisque and painting for this petite model,with entrancing large eyes,original body and body finish.