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Rare Tiny French Bisque Premiere Bebe Jumeau with Piquant Dainty Smile

Lot Number: 
1
8 1/2" (22 cm.) Bisque socket head, pale blue glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips and hint of smile, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878, his earliest period bebe. Value Points: very rare tiny size bebe with enchanting expression, wears original red woolen mariner costume with feather-stitching, matching hat with black velvet trim, undergarments, black shoes.
Realized Price: 
$4,000
Presale Estimate: 
3800/4600