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Very Pretty Shy-Faced French Bisque Bebe with Rare Incised "Depose" Mark by Jumeau

Lot Number: 
54
18" (46 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very full cheeks, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, wearing pretty antique dress, silk textured cape, undergarments, socks, signed Jumeau shoes, and fancy cap. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose 8 (incised, on head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, an early bebe model with luxury details such as separately-modeled ears not found on later bebes of this size, circa 1885. Value Points: rare model with especially expressive features, very fine bisque and painting such as shaded eye lids, original body and body finish.
Realized Price: 
$4,750
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4500