French Bisque Premiere Bebe by Emile Jumeau

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12" (30 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head,blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading,dark eyeliner,painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with primly set lips having shaded and accented details,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1878,the early premiere bebe model with endearing shy expression. Value Points: rare early bebe,wearing original rose silk/linen dress with black velvet trim and pearl buttons,undergarments,bi-color woven bonnet,Jumeau earrings,black knit socks,and black leather shoes (one signed E.J.).
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