Beautiful French Bisque Poupee by Jumeau for Maison Simonne in Antique Costume

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17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brilliant pale blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, lightly feathered lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, body very sturdy. Marks: 4 (head and shoulderplate) Simonne (stamp on torso). Comments: Pierre-Francois Jumeau, circa 1875, the poupee was presented in the luxury Parisian toy shop of Simonne. Value Points: the delicately-featured poupee with beautiful eyes, Simonne boutique label, wearing outstanding early silk gown with fringe trim, undergarments, woven bonnet with velvet rim, leather shoes marked C.P. and carrying hand-painted folding fan.
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