Early French Bisque Portrait Bebe with Superb Costume by Emile Jumeau

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19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, impressed chin dimple and philtrum, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 9 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: very beautiful early model with splendid large eyes, fine bisque and painting, original body and body finish, wearing antique magenta silk dress, red silk cap, magenta silk parasol with wooden handle, undergarments, signed leather boots.
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