French Bisque Bebe E.J. by Emile Jumeau, Size 11

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24" (61 cm). Pressed bisque socket head with deeply modeled features, brown glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and prominent pupils, dark eyeliner encircles the eye sockets, lushly painted lashes, mauve blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, impressed dimples at lip corners and chin, separately modeled pierced ears, antique brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, early Jumeau composition and wooden body with eight loose-ball-joints, straight wrist, lovely antique costume with torchon lace trim and embroidery, ruffled bonnet, undergarments, Jumeau socks and signed shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E. 11 J. (head, and artist checkmarks) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1885, the model was made for one or two years only. Value Points: rare large size of the deposed E.J. model has superb detail of modeling and bisque, outstanding painting, original body and body finish.
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