French Bisque Poupee with Superb Costume

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17" (45 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder-plate,pale blue glass enamel inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,arched feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth,accented lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,kid gusset- jointed fashion body with shapely waist and derriere,stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4. Comments: attributed to Jumeau,circa 1875,the portrait like poupee model evolved into the first period bebe. Value Points: outstanding bisque and painting,delicate bisque,wearing superb antique patterned silk costume with sateen green inset panels,matching bonnet,undergarments,leather shoes signed "J".
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