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Fine French Bisque "Paris Bebe" by Emile Jumeau with Expressive Character Face

Lot Number: 
65
23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling and highly characterized sculpting of cheeks and chin, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, dark painted curly lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the outlined lips, dimpled chin and defined philtrum, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wearing antique royal blue velvet jacket and feathered cap, pants, undergarments, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris Bebe Tete Depose 10 (head) Paris Bebe Depose (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his rare Paris Bebe model of 1892, considered by doll scholars as the precursor of Jumeau's 200 art character series. Value Points: outstanding quality of sculpting on the rare model is enhanced by finest quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish.
Realized Price: 
$7,000
Presale Estimate: 
6000/8000