French Bisque Premiere Bebe Jumeau, Size 1

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The earliest period bebe by Emile Jumeau features pressed bisque socket head with very pale complexion, large blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading and darker outer rims, dark eyeliner encircling the eye sockets, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with modelled space between the pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, original composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. The doll wears antique costume comprising white pique coat dress with capelet collar and braid and fringe trim, underdress, undergarments, socks, blue kidskin slippers, and blue silk bonnet. Signed "1" on head and "Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris" on body. Emile Jumeau, circa 1878.
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