French Bisque Bebe Jumeau with Lever Sleep Eyes

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15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head,blue glass sleep eyes that operate from turn lever at back of head,lushly painted lashes,thick brush stroked brows,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with space between the accented lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden fully jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 6 (head) Jumeau Medaille dÕOr Paris (body) 6 (purple stamp inside wig). Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1886,when his sleeping eye mechanism was deposed; the eyes opened and shut by turning the metal screw at the back of head. Value Points: rare model of Bebe Jumeau with perfectly working sleep eyes,enhanced by lovely bisque,original wig,pate,body,body finish,beautiful antique dress and bonnet,undergarments,knit stockings,black shoes with gold lettering ÒBebe Jumeau".
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