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Early French Bisque Bebe, Incised Depose Mark, Emile Jumeau, Gilt Signed Jumeau Shoes

Lot Number: 
6
14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, brush-stroked brows, rose-blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose 5 (incised, and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: endearing expression with beautifully-painted features, original body and body finish, and wearing wonderful antique costume comprising pearl-buttoned coat/dress with capelet collar and lace trim, undergarments, lambswool cap with silk ribbon, coral knit stockings, and rose silk shoes with gilt lettering "Bebe Jumeau Med d'Or 1878 Paris Depose" and incised "5".
Realized Price: 
$2,750
Presale Estimate: 
3000/4000