Early French Bisque Portrait Bebe by Emile Jumeau

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18" (46 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head,large brown glass enamel inset eyes,dark eyeliner,delicately painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth,defined space between the shaded and outlined lips,separately modeled pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body,straight wrists,antique red silk dress,ivory satin bonnet with lace trim,undergarments,white kidskin boots. Condition: generally excellent,body finish original albeit scuffed at hands and joints. Marks: C (or 6) EJ(head) Jumeau Medaille dÕOr Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1878. Value Points: very pretty pale bisque bebe whose large brown eyes contrast the complexion and are enhanced by delicate rose eye shadow.
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