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Enchanting French Bisque Premiere Bebe,Size 0,in Lovely Costume

Lot Number: 
97
8" (20 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head,blue glass enamel eyes with darker outer rims and spiral threading,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush-stroked brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,auburn mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent,original body finish a bit scrubbed,one thumb repaired. Marks: 0 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1878,the smallest model of his premiere bebe. Value Points: rare size bebe with enchanting appeal,lovely expression and bisque,original body and body finish,fine antique costume includes dainty dress,undergarments,leather slippers,rose silk satin bonnet.
Realized Price: 
$5,250
Presale Estimate: 
5000/7000