28" (73 cm.) Bisque socket head,blue glass paperweight inset eyes,thick painted dark eye liner,lushly painted lashes,widely arched brush-stroked brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth,shaded and outlined lips,pierced ears,original wig,French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. marks: artist checkmarks on head and blue ink stamped " Bebe Jumeau Diplome d'Honneur (body). Comments: Jumeau,circa 1888. Value Points: lovely luminous bisque enhanced with rich decoration of eyes,original body and body finish,beautiful original costume
Maison Jumeau , Paris France 1842-on. Jumeau dolls have a certain cachet and are extremely popular with collectors. Founded by Pierre François Jumeau , was taken after his death by his second son, Emile, that has studied to be an architect, but assumed his responsabilities. He was forced to take over the family business, and resolved to make France the world leader in the doll industry. The Metropolitan Museum of Art defines ART as “ including objercts that had a true sense of time and place”…. As are dolls perfect examples.
HEAD: Antique bisque socket head that has no repair, neither restaurations .Painted facial features. She has dramatic almond deep blue 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 . Antique ORIGINAL blonde curly wig over cork pate, that enhances her sweet look . Head is marked read ink : DEPOSE TETE JUMEAU 9 , BODY MARKED Blue ink bebe jumeau . Lovely bisque with great luminosity and painting on this rare French bebe, wearing multi-layered antique costume, ready to your collection. the DEPOSE doll have an special look, like a transitional model
body shows wear but no several damage at all- DOLL PRESERVEd in te original bebe jumeau marked box 12 and lid with jumeau origional rare advertisements,
Exceptional quality of bisque and painting,especially detailed about the mouth,original wig,pate,body,body finish,antique dress,, matching hat antique leather shoes and jumeau socks.
CLOTHES: She wears great antique French all original, but very extremelly fragile . that can be said in trth is the most original one with lot o meltying areas of teh pure silk and the embroidery, as a result of adoll preserved over 140 years inn the original boxe, displayed only later last 40 years in the beloved MARY MERRITT DOLL MUSEUM till it was closed and sold via auction. . Top doll ready for your collection .
doll has the original shipper tag label attached to her hand written ; W WINGATE & JOHNSTON SARL the worlds shippers ; 8 rue d' enghien , paris. BEING An antique shipper company fromm 1875- to 1925 , from paris to te Uniterd statES OF FINE AND WEALTHY LUXURY GOODS.
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.
Beautiful doll, ready for display.
SHE books in this condition for $7500.00-$78000.00 in this unique great size MIB Presentation and is offered for much less.
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PAYPAL accepted. LAY A WAY accepted (MAXIMUM 12 MONTHS)
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MARY MERRIT DOLL MUSEUM : Founded over 40 years ago in Douglassville Pennsylvania, the internationally known Mary Merritt Doll Museum is one of the finest doll museums in the world. Each of the two 2 day sales (Fall 2006 and Spring 2007) will offer over 1000 lots of fine antique dolls, dolls' houses, miniatures, toys, and a variety of related antiques. These auctions presented a once in a lifetime opportunity for collectors. The catalog for the September 30 and October 1 sale includeD a souvenir dvd tour of the museum. The second of the two sales were place on March 31 and April 1, 2007.
UNIQUE jumeau doll size 12 from the MARY MERRITT doll museum
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