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Gorgeous French Bisque Bebe Triste by Jumeau in Exceptionally Rare Size 16

Lot Number: 
44
34" (86 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very full cheeks, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin and philtrum, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with very plump limbs, straight wrists. Condition; generally excellent. Marks: 16 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, the model known as Bebe Triste in reference to its sad and wistful expression, circa 1885, sculpted by Carrier-Belleuse for Jumeau. Value Points: very rare largest size of this model with beautiful expression, bisque and painting, original body and body finish, wonderful antique silk party costume with elaborate lace and pom-pom jester cap and embroidered silk shoes.
Realized Price: 
$16,000
Presale Estimate: 
18,000/25,000