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18" (46 cm.) BEAUTIFUL FRENCH BISQUE BEBE JUMEAU WITH DRAMATIC EYES

Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lush lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and accented lips, pierced ears, fine original mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body.
An especially beautiful bebe with fine creamy bisque that contrasts the richly decorated eyes, original body and body finish.
The doll wearing antique original silk dress with lace decoration, antique bonnet, brooch BeBe, antique cotton underwear, socks, vintage brown leather shoes.

Condition: generally excellent, free of hairline or any restoration, very small chip on inside crown rim (from the wig glue).

Marks: (white space at back of head) 7.
Emile Jumeau, Bebe Reclame, circa 1892, the doll was commissioned by a Paris department store such as Samaritaine whose paper label would have been affixed to a white space at back of head.

18" (46 cm.) tall

Dimensions:
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