302 . A French Doll's Schoolroom with Nine Bisque Dolls and Furnishings from Exhibition at the Famed Musee de la Poupee in Paris
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.