This fabulous early Jumeau Bebe has a Portrait-type face and a Premiere size number (5). Portrait and Premiere are names that collectors have assigned to these early beauties and there is much crossover in characteristics between them. This lovely French girl has perfect bisque and her original marked body. Her wig and pate appear to be original and she is wearing a delightful antique dress of the period. She is a sight to behold! I have given her a prime display location in my living room, where I can enjoy her every time I walk past. Layaway is always an option, but please contact me to discuss terms before purchase. Here are her details:
Head: Her bisque is perfect with no damage of any kind. Her expression is wistful and perhaps a little melancholy. She has large brown paperweight eyes highlighted by deep eye shadow. Her lips painting is a work of art. Her blond mohair wig appears to be original and it is still attached to her original cork pate. This is a very fine wig! Her only marking is an incised 5 very low in the neck socket. Factory imperfections: some faint speckling and a faint brown mark - minor and not seen on display. Signs of wear: None – just as she came from the factory. She is very lovely.
Body: Her original 8-ball body is composition and wood, and marked with the blue Jumeau stamp on her back. The condition is excellent for the age with all original finish. Her head is attached with her original neck coil.
Clothes: She is wearing a superb antique dress of golden silk. It has elbow-length lace sleeves and the front is decorated with a ruched panel of color-coordinating brocade. Underneath, she wears a half-slip and bloomers that also appear to be antique. She has nice old cream knit stockings and unusual old two-strap leather shoes marked 6. Finally she wears her wide-brimmed straw hat of uncertain age. It is generously decorated with old flowers and rayon ribbon. The dress has wear to the silk on the chest, obviously from a doll stand. All else is in excellent condition. She is a vision!
Domestic Buyers: In order to cover this doll for her full value, she will be shipped by Registered Mail. This option is not offered in the Ruby Lane shipping calculator. Please contact me for a shipping quote. It will probably be less expensive than the Priority and Express prices shown.
International Buyers: Shipping and insurance options vary by country of destination. Please contact me to discuss your shipping options.
Item ID: 845
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