French Blue-Eyed Bisque Portrait Bebe by Emile Jumeau

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18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrist, vintage rose silk dress, undergarments, leather boots Condition: generally excellent. Mark: 8 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: early period bebe with portrait like beauty, fine creamy bisque, splendid eyes, original body and body finish.
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