Gorgeous French Brown-Eyed Bisque Bebe E.J.A. by Emile Jumeau

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26" (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling and very full cheeks, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, outlined lips of closed mouth, heart-shaped upper lip, dimpled chin and philtrum, separately-applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed plump body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: EJA 10 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1882, the early signature model was made in two large sizes only, indicating its luxury status. Value Points: exceptional quality and beauty of the rare doll with finest bisque, complexion, and painting, near mint original body, beautiful rose silk dress, undergarments, woven bonnet with floral accents, signed EJ shoes.
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