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French Bisque Poupee by Jumeau with Gorgeous Original Wig

Lot Number: 
213
15" (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with rich spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with shapely torso and legs, curved arms, stitched and separated fingers, antique day dress. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5 (and artist checkmarks on head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880, the wide-eyed poupee also served as the first face and eyes for the first period bebe of this era. Value Points: all-original poupee with dramatic large eyes, beautiful painting of features, very sturdy body, and superb waist-length soft mohair original wig in "flottante" style with blue hair bow. Also included is original (frail) folklore costume including rare "Au Deux Bonjours" bonnet. 
Realized Price: 
$2,300
Presale Estimate: 
2200/2800