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French Bisque Bebe Triste by Emile Jumeau in Very Rare Size 16

Lot Number: 
60
33" (84 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with elongated face and very full cheeks, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, impressed chin dimple and philtrum, separately-applied pierced ears, elongated blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 16 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, their Bebe Triste sculpted under commission by the noted Parisian artist Carrier-Belleuse, circa 1885. Value Points: very rare largest size of the beloved model with very fine bisque and painting, luxury wig, wearing brown woolen dress with embroidered garland and birds, undergarments, lace cap, leather shoes.
Realized Price: 
$15,000
Presale Estimate: 
12,000/16,000