Most Endearing and Fine French Bisque Premiere Bebe by Jumeau

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12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, delicately-painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented 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: 5 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: the very beautiful premiere model presents a gentle face with very large captivating eyes, fine bisque and painting, original body and body finish, cutwork embroidered dress that is likely original with aqua silk ribbons and cap, matching undergarments, cream kidskin shoes incised "Paris".
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