French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau, Original Costume, Signed Jumeau Shoes

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30" (76 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, separately-applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 13. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885, earliest presentation of the tete model with smaller eye cuts transitioning from incised depose model, and with straight wrist body. Value Points: very beautiful bebe with finest bisque, complexion and features, original body and body finish, and wearing Jumeau-original rose silk dress, undergarments, and leather shoes signed Bebe Jumeau Depose.
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