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There are few words to describe the beauty of this splendid super sized Jumeau Bebe. Thought to be the "ultimate bebe" in size and proportion, this aristocrat of the French Belle Epoche doll era, the unmarked Jumeau Bebe is just right for the lover of large French dolls—She's definitely a “statement doll!” If you have yet to purchase this particular size of Jumeau, or have been waiting many years to attain your first Jumeau, or even have another size 16 that is just begging for a twin sister, this would be an incredible acquisition. Ready to party in her superb antique bebe dress and with signed mark French shoes of her day, I don't think you could come upon a more scrumptious example! Take the plunge and go for the gold if you are ready to acquire a Jumeau that truly is a size or three above the rest. She is offered with our second highest level of gifts and guarantees, which you can read more about below.
~This beauty is available on layaway, up to 12 months. Feel free to give our office a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her condition or to discuss layaway options. Or just send us an email! We would be happy to work out a layaway plan that suits your needs.~
She has a poured bisque socket head on a fully jointed composition and wood French body with jointed wrists. Luscious large almond cut brown paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke arching brows, closed mouth with shading and accents, well modeled applied pierced ears with antique pink cut crystal bead earrings, wonderful honey golden blond human hair wig over her original cork pate. Wearing a pretty antique pink cotton print dress with insertion lace and long self sash, original antique underwear including split pantaloons, and antique cream French shoes with incised figure of a girl on the sole, antique cream net socks (some wear) and pretty pink bows in her hair.
Marks: tic marks 16
CONDITION: Excellent. She is guaranteed to be free of hairlines, chips, cracks or restoration to the bisque head. The gorgeous head with lovely fine quality bisque, paler color, expert painting of exquisite features, crisp modeling of very sweet and full face. The French body is not a typical Jumeau body and may be replaced but it fits perfectly and the head is spring strung, so this body may have been given to her at the factory during the SFBJ period when many of the French manufacturers merged. The head, however, dates from around 1890. The knees have been reinforced and repainted due to wear. The hands are in lovely condition and most of the body retains its original finish. What a Gorgeous and huge Jumeau! Invite her to tea or put her in the passenger seat to travel in the HOV lane! LBK 4-24-16. TBS 8/27/16
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34" Huge Antique French Jumeau Bebe with Closed Mouth in a Pretty Pink Cotton Print Antique Dress
$6,500 USD SOLD
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