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Gorgeous French Bisque Premiere Bebe by Emile Jumeau in Rare Size

Lot Number: 
9
23" (58 cm.) Very pale pressed bisque socket head,amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes,thick dark eyeliner,painted lashes,mauve-blushed eye shadow,lightly-feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with defined space between the outlined pale lips,impressed dimples at chin and lip dimples,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists,wearing delicate white dimity and lace dress,elaborate lace and silk bonnet,undergarments,brown leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent,original body finish with minor finger tip scuff. Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1877,his premiere model of bebe,likely created as exhibition or special commission model. Value Points: very rare to find early model bebe with exceptional quality of bisque,exquisite pale complexion,original body and body finish.
Realized Price: 
$19,500
Presale Estimate: 
11,000/16,000

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