French Bisque "Bebe Phonographe" by Emile Jumeau with Lioret Mechanism

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25" (64 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with outlined lips, row of porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with phonograph disc system in torso that operates from keywind and lever at the back torso, metal sound plate. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism complete and operative. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 11 (head) (Lioret signature on the mechanism). Comments: Emile Jumeau, with mechanism of Henri Lioret, circa 1895, the model was introduced as "Bebe Phonographe" and marketed by both Jumeau and Lioret. Value Points: very appealing bisque bebe face and presence, original body and original mechanism.
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