8 Ball jointed composition & wood straight wrist body. N very good condition, some signs of wear, slight flaking on one of the thumbs (see pic). Stunning face, blush complexion, beautiful deep blue eyes, pierced ears, closed mouth, blond long curly wig.
Blue silk Taffeta dress with grosgrain ribbon & bow on back waist. Pin at neck and 3 buttons down front of bodice. Fixed under-petticoat sewn to dress + 2 cotton petticoats and vest and long bloomers with lace around the bottom. Lace slightly coming away on one leg (see picture).
Slight wear / fading on the dress. Hat: same fabric as dress with grosgrain ribbon and brooch at front, and bow on the back. Brown leather with rosette on front.Slight wear on back of one shoe. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNDOCUMENTED BEBE JUMEAU MARKED J. 16 Pressed Bisque socket head with rounded facial modelling , brilliant blue glass paperweight inset eyes , painted curly lashes , brush-stroked and multi- feathered brows , mauve- brushed eye shadow , accented eye corners and nostrils , closed mouth , tiny shaded lips with separating white space, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig- over cork pate. French composition and wooden eight- ball jointed body with straight wrists, antique ice-blue silk frock with matching bonnet , layered undergarments, knit stockings , brown leather shoes with rosette trim signed E Jumeau Med d Or Paris 1878. COMMENTS : The unique original Jumeau spiral spring attachment as well as signed body and shoes indicate the Jumeau origin of this rare doll.
Its body style and pressed bisque construction allow the doll to be dated circa 1883. VALUE POINTS : The beautiful modelling and bisque of the wide eyed bebe enhances further her rare documentary importance. After purchasing, this doll will be professionally packed, tracked and insured.Feel free to message me with any inquiries you may have. The item "EXTREMELY RARE EARLY 16 BEBE JUMEAU ANTIQUE DOLL signed body and shoes" is in sale since Thursday, February 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "charlesandchuck" and is located in Culver City, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.