Gorgeous French Bisque Portrait Bebe by Emile Jumeau

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16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, delicately painted lashes and brows, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, wearing beautiful early pique dress, undergarments, silk frou-frou bonnet, French leather shoes with silk rosettes, original jewelry. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: gorgeous early period bebe by Jumeau with transfixing expression, finest bisque and painting, original body and body finish.
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