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Shy-Faced French Blue-Eyed Bisque Bebe by Jumeau with Incised Depose Mark

Lot Number: 
12
17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Jumeau 7 (incised) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, the rare deposed model, circa 1884. Value Points: captivating shy expression achieved by smaller eye cuts, lovely bisque and painting, original Jumeau wig, body and body finish, and wearing very fine blue velvet and lace couturier costume, bonnet, undergarments, earrings and ivory kidskin shoes with gilt lettering "Bebe Jumeau Med d'Or Paris Depose" and incised 7.
Realized Price: 
$8,600
Presale Estimate: 
4500/6500