212 . A Companion Doll to #209
22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with very pale complexion,plump cheeks and chin,very deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,rose-blushed eye shadow,brush-stroked brows,dainty nose tip,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips,separately-modeled pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body,straight wrists,plump limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9. Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1882,an early model of the beloved bebe designed by French sculptor Carrier-Belleuse under commission from Jumeau. Value Points: dramatically-deep paperweight eyes contrast beautifully with the pale complexion,lovely wig,original early Jumeau body,and wearing a superb embroidered tulle dress with lace and silk trim,undergarments,fancy bonnet,worn brown leather shoes signed "Bebe Jumeau Depose 9".