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French Bisque Bebe Jumeau,Premiere Model with Enchanting Shy Expression

Lot Number: 
94
2" (30 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head,large blue glass enamel eyes with darker outer rims and spiral threading,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,rose-blushed eye shadow,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1878,his first period bebe. Value Points: enchanting wide-eyed expression enhanced by sweet tentative smile,lovely bisque,original wig,pate,body,and body finish,and superb antique costume that is a match to her larger sister,#95,comprising white wool dress with lace overlay and ivory sash,elaborate bonnet,undergarments,Bebe brooch,Jumeau earrings,black leather shoes with brown silk rosettes.
Realized Price: 
$5,000
Presale Estimate: 
5000/7500