Delicately Featured French Bisque Portrait Bebe by Emile Jumeau

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25" (64 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish, albeit light rubs on finger tips. Marks: 12 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, a transitional portrait facial model used for both bebe and poupee models for a very short period of time. Value Points: beautiful doll with very delicate and gentle features enhanced by finest bisque and painting, original body and body finish.
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