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Early French Bisque Portrait Bebe by Emile Jumeau

Lot Number: 
13
20" (51 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, blue glass spiral-threaded eyes with darker blue outer rims, thick dark eyeliner, delicately-painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, delicately shaded outlined lips with upturn lip corners, pierced ears, lambswool wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with plump limbs and straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: beautiful early model with finest complexion and painting, original body and body finish, original factory chemise, and with (very frail) original gold silk dress with extended train.
Realized Price: 
$7,000
Presale Estimate: 
6000/8000