French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau with Rare Original Woolen Medic Uniform

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28" (71 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes and brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth, shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 13 (head) Bebe Jumeau Diplome d'Honneur (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1890. Value Points: the pristine condition of the doll and the tailored details of its costume suggest its past life in a tailor or military shop wearing a salesman sample of an original medic uniform of the late 1800s; the quality of fabric and level of construction are of a "maitrise quality", and include velvet collar tips, leather harness and belt, Red Cross medallion, and soft kid lining of metal helmet; the shoes are signed Jumeau, size 13.
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