209 . French Bisque
28" (71 cm). Bisque socket head, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eyecut, lushly painted dark lashes, incised eyeliner, widely arched brushstroked brows with multi-feathered detail, shaded nostrils, open mouth, shaded and accented lips, row of porcelain teeth, pierced ears, original brunette human hair hand-tied wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 13 (head) Tete Jumeau (red stamp on head) Bebe Jumeau Diplome d'Honneur (body label). Comments: SFBJ, circa 1900. Value Points: outstanding example of Jumeau/SFBJ bebe retains the very choice creamy bisque of the earlier models with richest quality of facial painting, original body and body finish, wig, pate, Jumeau red flowered chemise, stockings and shoes signed "Paris Depose 13" with bee symbol.