French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bebe with Rare Incised Depose Mark by Emile Jumeau

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24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, amber-brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin and philtrum, separately modeled pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, beautiful rose brocade costume with silk fringe and cord, antique undergarments and superb silk bonnet, Jumeau stockings and leather shoes signed "Bebe Jumeau Depose". Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Jumeau 10 (incised) Bebe Jumeau Hors Concours. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885. Value Points: rare model made for one or two years only, has a superb expression enhanced by fine luminous patina, original body and body finish, signed Jumeau shoes.
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