This is a wonderful chunky antique Jumeau body for a larger Jumeau head. This composition and wood French body was purchased years ago at an auction in France and has been patiently waiting for the correct Jumeau head to make a beautiful doll. The body is unmarked but it is Jumeau, it is very heavy and very chunky with jointed wrists, original paint finish except for a bit of touch up on the hands. The body has some condition issues, mostly with the hands and feet. The left hand has some fingers that were glued back on and paint chipping, the right hand has paint chipping also, the feet have the surface composition missing at the toes (please see pictures of both). There is wear, surface paint flaking and crazing on the body and some around the neck. If this body were repaired, it would be an exceptionally lovely heavy earlier Jumeau body with jointed wrists and is priced accordingly. The neck opening measures 2 1/2" across.
If you have a Jumeau head and have been looking for a larger Jumeau body, then this one will be worth repairing to make a lovely doll. c. 1890