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Most Endearing Premiere French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau in Rare 2/0 Size

Lot Number: 
71
10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pert little smile, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique dress of broderie Anglaise, undergarments, socks, shoes, woven bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish albeit scuffed. Marks: 2/0 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: early period bebe in rare petite size with captivating expression, her delicate bisque enhanced by large spiral-threaded eyes.
Realized Price: 
$4,000
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4500