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Early Period Gorgeous French Bisque Portrait Bebe by Emile Jumeau

Lot Number: 
158
19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, rose blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, his early period portrait bebe. Value Points: especially beautiful doll with luminous eyes that contrast the very delicate pale bisque, original body and body finish, fine antique costume.
Realized Price: 
$7,500
Presale Estimate: 
5000/7500