French Bisque Poupee by Jumeau in Superb Original Turkish Exhibition Costume

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14" (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, large blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with shapely torso. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, the poupee was likely prepared as an exhibition model for an international exposition as indicated by both the high quality of the facial sculpture and detail, and the extraordinary original and authentic costume designed to appeal to international traveling royalty. Value Points: the elaborate original costume of fine silks, lace and embroidery with elaborate coiffe is perfectly preserved, the body is near mint, the bisque flawless.
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