Wonderful Tiny French Bisque Premiere Bebe by Emile Jumeau with Rare Smile

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9" (23 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes with darker iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with upturned lip corners in shy smile, accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely costume, matching bonnet, leather shoes. Marks: 2 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: rare variation of the premiere bebe of the illustrious firm with dear smiling expression, choice bisque, original body and body finish.
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