A Gorgeous French Bisque Bebe E.J. by Jumeau

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25" (63 cm). Pressed bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eyecut, painted lashes, mauve blushed eyeshadow, widely arched brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, dimpled chin and lip corners, separated applied and pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, original body finish. Marks: Depose E. 12 J. (and artist checkmarks on head). Comments: Emile Jumeau, his first registered model bebe, circa 1885, made for one or two years only. Value Points: rare large size 12 of the gorgeous bebe has superb bisque, painting and eyes, mohair wig, original body, antique costume comprising cutwork dress, undergarments, burgundy velvet coat and cap, leather shoes with burgundy silk rosettes signed "Paris Depose 12" with star symbol.
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