243 . German Black Velvet Cat
13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head,pale blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,feathered brows,mauve-blushed eye shadow,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with accented lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Emile Jumeau,early portrait bebe model,circa 1877. Value Points: extremely rare petite size of the gorgeous early bebe with original body and body finish,beautiful antique silk costume,matching bonnet,undergarments,and wearing original early aqua kidskin shoes with incised "J".