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Gorgeous French Bisque Bebe E.J. by Emile Jumeau, Size 14

Lot Number: 
159
30" (76 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, pretty aqua silk dress. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E 14 J (and artist checkmarks on head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: especially beautiful example of the desirable signed Jumeau bebe, with finest painting of complexion and dramatic eyes, original body and body finish.
Realized Price: 
$5,000
Presale Estimate: 
5500/7500