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Early Period French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau with Gorgeous Eyes

Lot Number: 
5
14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, thick dark eyeliner, mauve blushed eye shadow, painted lashes, feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with daintily-outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball jointed body with straight wrists, wearing antique white pique bebe dress, undergarments, leather shoes with aqua velvet pom-poms, woven bonnet with silk draping and floral trim. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: especially gorgeous eyes on the early bebe are entrancing, choice bisque and painting, original body and body finish, lovely antique costume.
Presale Estimate: 
5500/7500