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Earliest Period French Bisque EJ Bebe by Emile Jumeau

Lot Number: 
71
19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass spiral-threaded eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows with feathered details, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined shaded lip, separately-applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake at right upper eye rim. Marks: 7/ EJ.(head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880. Value Points: splendid spiral-threaded eyes on the rarely-found earliest period version of EJ bebe, original body and body finish.
Realized Price: 
$4,500
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4500