243 . German Black Velvet Cat
13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head,blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush-stroked brows,rose-blushed eye shadow,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 4 (head,and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body),Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1885. Value Points: very fine quality of bisque and painting with unusual very sweet expression for this model,original signed body with original finish,wearing original embroidered tulle dress with lace and rose silk trim,knit Jumeau stockings,signed Jumeau cream kidskin shoes,undergarments,woven bonnet.