Early French Bisque Portrait Bebe by Emile Jumeau with Early Signed Shoes

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17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass spiral-threaded eyes with darker blue outer iris rims, thick dark eyeliner, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth, shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely ivory silk costume, undergarments, socks, aqua kidskin shoes signed E. Jumeau. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: earliest period portrait bebe with gorgeous expression, dramatically-painted eye lashes, brows, and eyeshadow accenting the very delicate complexion, original body and body finish.
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