12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks and chin ,brown glass paperweight inset eyes,thick dark eyeliner,painted long lashes,brush-stroked brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with richly-accented lips,separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette long hair hand-tied wig over cork pate,French original Jumeau composition and wooden fully-jointed body with plump limbs ,wearing antique coutured Ernestine Jumeau french dress with silk melting in front chest and sleeves and lot of embroidery and valenciennes and tulle dress, and original JUMEAU DEPOSE shoes size 3 marked on sole. . Condition is perfect, excellent. Marked red tinted DEPOSE JUMEAU 3 (head) and artists check marks. And in blue ink printed Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body) by Emile Jumeau,circa 1885. Rare tiny size of the beloved wistful-faced bebè Jumeau ,with lovely bisque,painting and expression.
HEAD: Antique bisque socket head that has no cracks chips or repair, neither restaurations .Painted facial features. Light tested and she is perfect condition. She has dramatic almond deep brown glass spiral paperweitht inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, mauve blushed eye shadow, accented eye corners, and shaded nostrils. Closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips. Accented nostrils. Well defined applied pierced ears with
Exceptional quality of bisque and painting,especially detailed about the mouth, original wig, cork pate, body,body finish, antique Jumeau all original.
CLOTHES: She wears great antique French all original coutured silk princess dress, probably from ateliers Ernestine Jumeau , and white multi-underwear also original. just in great condition to age. All original marked JUMEAU SHOES size 3. all original matching 2 hats in suilk and embroidery material marked "au nain bleu. rue st honore paris " Top doll ready for your collection
Entrancing deep paperweitht eyes are enhanced by richly painted eyeliner and lashes, with the most beautiful bisque and body finish.
Doll displayed and preserved in non-smoking home.
the doll was assembled and costumed exclusively for the Paris doll shop, Au Nain Bleu, circa 1899 . VALUE POINTS: In fine unplayed with condition,
Preserved in the original selling AU NAIN BLEU labeled trousseau trunk , with the exceptional bronze inscription label. only the best examples and most expensives dolls hat marked labelled hats dresses and more matching trousseau. that was an assembling piece bought by a rich familly for her daughter. Very rare antique 19th century dolls trunk from Paris store Au Nain Bleu with sizes 35x 20x 19 cm
This trunk is made from cardboard with leather straps on either side and embellished with brass studs and hinges.
It has the original working lock and store label with name and address.
Au Nain Bleu of Paris, founded in 1836, was owned by the Chauviere family until 1910. Its reputation was for deluxe dolls presented in exquisite costumes that were best pf paris doll shops.Dolls sold by the prestige Paris doll shop Au Nain Bleu are notable for
luxury costumes and accessories. These date from about 1885-1915.
It was said that during the 1860 era the entir e court ofNapoleon III ordered their children’s dolls and playthings from there. At the end of the 19th century the stor e hadmaintained its fine reputation and prominence. It was sophisticated, elegant, just a tad snobby, and absolutely derigeur if you considered yourself a member or wanna-be member of chic society.
The history of Au Nain Bleu has been well documented in an authorized study by Francois Theimer, which draws upon actual material in the shop archives. Throughout the 19thcentury, the dolls of famous French firms such as Bru and JUMEA appeared on their shelves.
Beautiful doll, ready for display.
SHE books for 9000.00-$10000.00 in this MINT BOXED and original condition, and is offered for much less.
****Reasonable offers considered****
PAYPAL accepted. LAYAWAY accepted.
DREAMFUL perfection:12"(30cm)antique french BEBE JUMEAU-3/jumeau couture dressshoes/ au NAIN BLEU labelled hat & trousseau (trunk)
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