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Beautiful French Bisque Bebe E.J.A. by Emile Jumeau in Couturier Costume

Lot Number: 
77
25" (64 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked brows with feathered detail, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with beautifully shaded lips, impressed dimples at lip corners, philtrum and chin, separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig with ringlet curls, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with very plump limbs and straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: EJ/A 10 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, the very rare EJA bebe model was made for one or two years only, 1879/1880, and few models are known to exist. Value Points: outstanding quality of bisque, complexion, painting of features, original body and body finish, original wig, and wearing couturier rose and ivory silk dress with fine Alencon lace, undergarments, stockings and shoes.
Realized Price: 
$16,000
Presale Estimate: 
12,000/15,000