French Bisque Bebe E.J. Emile Jumeau, Original Couturier Costume by Ernestine Jumeau

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15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E. 6 J. (head and artist signatures) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1883. Value Points: beautiful expression with richly-threaded eyes, original body and body finish, wearing original burgundy silk dress with patterned ivory silk trim, lace and tassels, pleated balayeuse under ruffle, designed in the workshops of Ernestine Jumeau, along with antique black leather shoes with silk rosettes.
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