French Bisque Earliest Period EJ Bebe by Emile Jumeau

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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.
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