Beautiful French Bisque Premiere Bebe by Emile Jumeau with Fine Original Costume

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16" (41 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and pronounced pupils, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight loose-ball jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his first-period bebe known as premiere, circa 1878. Value Points: beautiful early bebe with finest quality of bisque and delicate complexion and painting of features, original body and body finish, superb early velvet, silk and lace costume with matching bonnet, signed Jumeau shoes, size 7.
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