French Bisque Premiere Bebe by Emile Jumeau

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17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks,small amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes,painted lashes and feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined lips,separately-modeled pierced ears,original blonde lambswool wig over cork pate,early Jumeau composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1878,early model known as Premiere. Value Points: desirable model with endearing shy expression,original body,early burgundy silk dress,undergarments,leather shoes,stockings,superb woolen bonnet with detailed embroidery.
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