109 . Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 7852, with Side Coiled Sculpted Braids by Gebruder Heubach
21" (53 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very full cheeks, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with rich spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accent line between the very full lips, separately applied pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 1 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (torso). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: gorgeous bebe with fine delicate bisque, richly threaded eyes, fine antique costume including exquisite bonnet and leather shoes signed "Bebe Jumeau" in gilt lettering.