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French Bisque Poupee by Emile Jumeau with Portrait Like Expression

Lot Number: 
166
20" (51 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, dark painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with shapely torso, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8 (and artist checkmarks). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880. Value Points: fine example of the transitional era Jumeau poupee whose facial model evolved into the earliest Jumeau bebe, has finest quality creamy bisque accentuated by dramatic eyes, lovely antique costume.
Realized Price: 
$3,750
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4500