Stunningly Beautiful French Bisque Portrait Bebe by Emile Jumeau

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13" (33 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head, large grey/blue glass inset eyes known as "wrap-around" with spiral threading and pronounced black pupils, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, rose-blushed eyeshadow, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, pretty antique aqua silk costume, undergarments, leather slippers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8/0 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: very sought-after early portrait model bebe with entrancing large shape of richly threaded eyes, finest quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish.
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