302 . A French Doll's Schoolroom with Nine Bisque Dolls and Furnishings from Exhibition at the Famed Musee de la Poupee in Paris
16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head with delicate complexion, inset blue glass spiral-threaded eyes with dark outer iris rims, dark eyeliner, short painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, feathered arched brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented lips, pale lambswool original wig over cork pate, pierced ears, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 0. Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1877, earliest period portrait bebe by Jumeau. Value Points: exceptional tranquil beauty, finest bisque and complexion, original body and body finish, and wearing original Scottish costume and cap whose elaborate construction and details suggest it was created by the hands of a professional tailor, undergarments, leather shoes with silk rosettes. With early blue ribbon award from Dollology Club of Washington D.C.