French Bisque Bebe E.J. with Dramatic Blue Eyes by Emile Jumeau

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24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, dark curly lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E 11 J (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: beautiful bebe with dramatic grand paperweight eyes enhancing the delicate pale complexion, original early body and body finish, original wig.
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