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French Bisque Earliest Period EJ Bebe by Emile Jumeau

Lot Number: 
11
24" (60 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very full cheeks and chin,large brown glass enamel inset eyes,dark painted eyeliner,mauve blushed eye shadow,painted lashes,brush- stroked and feathered brows,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips,separately sculpted pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French eight-loose-ball jointed composition and wooden body with plump arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9 EJ (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1882,the earliest period of his first signature doll. Value Points: very rare portrait bebe in commanding size,her rarity only rivaled by her great beauty and quality,antique ivory silk satin dress,undergarments,lace bonnet,white kid shoes,stockings. From the Seeley Family Doll Collection.
Realized Price: 
$12,500
Presale Estimate: 
9000/12,000