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French Bisque Bebe E.J., Size 8, by Emile Jumeau in Original Couturier Costume

Lot Number: 
37
19" (48 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, very large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over work pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E. 8 J. (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris. (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1882. Value Points: beautiful wide-eyed bebe has fine luminous bisque, richly-painted features, original wig, body, body finish, and wearing fine (albeit frail) original costume.
Realized Price: 
$5,500
Presale Estimate: 
4500/6500