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French Bisque Bebe Triste by Emile Jumeau

Lot Number: 
11
21" (53 cm). Pressed bisque socket head with long-faced modeling,blue glass paperweight inset eyes with heavily-modeled eyelids,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brushstroked and multi-feathered brows,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with shaded and accented lips,separately modeled pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1884,his portrait model known as "triste" (sad) in reference to wistful expression. Value Points: rarest size of the sought-after model in outstanding unplayed with condition,choicest bisque and painting,original body and body finish,original rose silk and burgundy velvet frock,lace bonnet,undergarments,leather shoes signed Bebe Jumeau Depose 9.
Realized Price: 
$30,000
Presale Estimate: 
18,000/23,000