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French Bisque Brown-Eyed Bebe Triste by Emile Jumeau

Lot Number: 
218
22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows with feathered detail, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 10 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: very delicate bisque contrasts her dramatic brown eyes with rich decoration, original body and body finish, leather shoes signed "Bebe Jumeau 10."
Realized Price: 
$9,000
Presale Estimate: 
9000/12,000