French Bisque Bebe Louvre for Au Louvre Parisian Store by Emile Jumeau

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19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the richly-shaded lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original firing line by left ear. Marks: B.8 L. Comments: Emile Jumeau, the specially commissioned bebe for Au Louvre department store of Paris, circa 1890. Value Points: rare model with very lovely bisque and painting including rose blushed eye shadow and glazed highlights on lips, original body and body finish, beautiful antique burgundy silk dress, undergarments, socks and shoes.
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