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Rare French Bisque Portrait Bebe, Model 12X, by Emile Jumeau with Dramatic Eyes

Lot Number: 
77
26" (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curled lashes, mauve blushed eyeshadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin, impressed philtrum, separated modeled pierced ears, brunette human hair hand-tied wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 12x (incised, head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880. Value Points: gorgeous early portrait model with rare signature mark, finest quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish, fine antique costume including leather shoes impressed with full figure of doll.
Realized Price: 
$11,000
Presale Estimate: 
9000/12,000