French Bisque Premiere Bebe by Emile Jumeau in Lovely Antique Costume

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18" (46 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and blue outer rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows with feathered details, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight loose ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, earliest bebe model with dramatic large size, lovely antique costume including unusual cutwork coat with triple capelet collars, dress, undergarments, red crepe ruffled bonnet, leather shoes signed "Bebe Jumeau Depose 8".
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