An All-Original French Bisque Premiere Bebe Jumeau,Size 3

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11" (28 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with shy-faced expression,brown glass enamel inset eyes in small eye socket cuts,delicately painted brows and lashes,dark eyeliner,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau,his premiere model bebe,1878. Value Points: in superbly preserved original condition,with very sweet classic expression,fine bisque,original wig,original early body with fine original finish,and wearing all original Jumeau couturier costume of aqua silk satin with Alencon lace,matching bonnet,original muslin Jumeau chemise,undergarments,Jumeau knit stockings and black leather shoes with silk rosettes signed "E. Jumeau Med d'or Paris."
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