Splendid French Bisque Bebe Triste by Emile Jumeau in Superb Costume

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30" (76 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial shape and very full cheeks, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and accented lips, dimpled chin and philtrum, separately-applied pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, plump limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 14 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1882, the model known as Bebe Triste, the original model was sculpted by Parisian Carrier-Belleuse under special commission by Jumeau. Value Points: finest bisque with ivory-like complexion enhanced by delicate blushing, original body and body finish, and wearing superb multi-layered antique costume with embroidered cashmere dress and matching silk-tasseled fringe, matching cutwork undergarments, curly mohair collar and muff, silk bonnet and bone-handled silk parasol with silk fringe. Ex-Collection Ursula Brecht.
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