Outstanding French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau in Very Rare Size 20

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42" (107 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark painted lashes, brush stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears, auburn mohair wig over cork pate, Jumeau composition and wooden fully jointed body with very plump limbs, antique rose silk dress, bonnet, undergarments, stockings, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 20 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1886. Value Points: the largest size made of Bebe Jumeau according to company inventory records; very few models are known to exist as the bebe was likely a special commission or exhibition model only; this rare example has well defined sculpting, lovely bisque and painting, original wonderful body and body finish.
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