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French Bisque Bebe Triste by Emile Jumeau,Size 13,of Splendid Beauty

Lot Number: 
134
27" (69 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very plump cheeks,amber-brown glass paperweight inset eyes,thick dark eyeliner,painted lashes,wide brush-stroked brows with feathered details,mauve-blushed eye shadow,accented nostrils,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips,separately-applied pierced ears,brunette extended-length mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden body with straight wrists and plump limbs. Condition: generally excellent,original body finish with some wear to finish. Marks: 13 (and artist check marks on head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1885. Value Points: gorgeous bebe whose very fine sculpting,bisque and painting is enhanced by waist-length antique mohair wig,luxurious bonnet,fine embroidered white cotton best dress under silk-fringed cape and curly mohair collar,undergarments,leather shoes.
Realized Price: 
$15,000
Presale Estimate: 
12,000/15,000