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French Bisque Bebe EJ by Jumeau with Dramatic Large Blue Eyes

Lot Number: 
162
20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, very deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, widely-arched brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with heart-shaped upper lip, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E 9 J (head, and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: finest quality of bisque and complexion enhanced by splendid eyes, original body and body finish, original mohair wig.
Realized Price: 
$3,750
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4500