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A Special Find in Aunt Janie's Doll Trunk is this Striking French Bebe, a very lovely Depose Tete Jumeau size 11 standing 24 inches tall in all original attire and in excellent condition! It isn't often that such gems come out of hiding, though there are many a Tete Jumeau available at fair prices today! We are excited to offer such an exceptional collector's dream.
HEAD: Her beautiful excellent condition bisque has no damage or repairs. Smoothly applied coloring with wonderful translucency adds to her dreamy far-away look. As one looks closely at her gorgeous brown paperweight eyes, rays can be seen radiating from the pupils showing earlier quality. Slightly turned up corners on her delicately accented mouth give her a friendly appearance. She has lovely earrings in her pierced ears and has her original coil head connector, cork pate and soft blond mohair wig. She is marked with the typical red stamp on the back of her neck. The overall quality and originality earned her the merit of being given the highest Gold Horse status at Theriault's where she was once auctioned.
BODY: Her proper, labeled, Jumeau body shows very little wear, as though she was never so fortunate to have been loved until now! You will certainly admire the near flawless original surface as seen in the photos. Her stringing is good so she can hold a pose for added life-likeness. There is a very slight indentation near the neck which indicates that the head was attached with a slightly short wire hook from the coil to a cross bar inside her chest at the factory.. It is so slight, there is no cracking of the paint and is very stable. There is some slight chipping of the top layer of paint just at the wrist joints and hardly noticeable because the same color is even on the undercoat of paint.
CLOTHING: Oh, it is so much fun to lay eyes on a doll that is still in the condition a child might have found her under the Christmas tree or opening the box for the first time. Her red flowered dress is guaranteed original and has never needed to be washed. It has the pretty light lace around the neck, Bertha collar, sleeves and hem. A distinct lace was used so replica dresses can be spotted by that. Pink ribbon runs through the beading lace as an accent. Her underclothing is also original and fits her perfectly. You will be happy that her original knit socks and leather shoes with Jumeau label soles have traveled through history with her looking nearly as good as new and no one has sold them off separately in a money hungry attempt to profit more. Her pretty netting and lace bonnet is graced with a rich silk satin ribbon and may have been sized down from a larger bonnet but she had it at the auction, so she keeps it!
This is the complete picture of a Jumeau my friends. She won't last long in my shop in such prime condition! I know you will enjoy her!
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A Theriault's Gold Horse 24" Tete Jumeau with Signed Shoes - Superb Factory Original Closed Mouth
$4,537 USD SOLD
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