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Early French Bisque Portrait Bebe by Emile Jumeau with Splendid Eyes

Lot Number: 
272
18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with rich spiral threading, dark eyeliner, delicately-painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, heart-shaped upper lips, outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique shoes. Condition: generally excellent, old body repaint. Marks: 1. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: gorgeous early bebe with splendid eyes accentuated by finest bisque with most delicate blush on chin cheeks, ear lobs and eye lids.
Realized Price: 
$6,200
Presale Estimate: 
5500/7500