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French Bisque Premiere Bebe with Endearing Expression

Lot Number: 
5
13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass enamel eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume (may be original), undergarments, stockings, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body), Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: the early period bebe has original body and body finish, most endearing shy expression enhanced by beautiful eyes and dainty blush, soft original wig.
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4500