So big and so sweet, I've been holding on to this angel for months enjoying her sweet face when I would walk by her in my workshop- but alas, it is time for her to find her next home because I am certain there is a loving mama or papa who will adopt her soon. And she's set to go in the Sunday best dress and her toasty "Red Riding Hood" antique cape! What more could you dream of? And that should certainly not be too hard! With that exquisitely sweet face, this GORGEOUS costume and those big blue eyes, passing her up would be such a shame! Grab her while she's still around. Plus we are Lay-away friendly. Take up to 8 months to pay!
We are designating this beauty at the Couronne Dauphine D'Argent (Silver) level. Read below to discover the perks associated with this level of purchase.
~This lovely girl is also available on layaway! Take up to 8 months to pay for her. And we are always happy to take more photos- please let us know if you'd like to see more images of her!~
She has a classic Jumeau bisque socket head on a fully jointed and original JUMEAU French composition and wood body. Lovely blue original PAPERWEIGHT eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke thick brows, open mouth with shading and accents, six upper teeth, pierced ears with original antique glass leaf earrings, wonderful French light auburn human hair wig with banana curls.
She is marvelously dressed in a superb and possibly original antique white cotton dress with copious insertion lace and tucks, original cream cotton and homespun wool full slip, antique half-slip, antique pantaloons, antique cream stockings, antique red felt shoes with red and black mohair faux-fur around the ankles and leather soles, red ribbon sash around her waist. But wait! The best part is her antique lavish, long red corduroy cape with hand openings, cream faux-fur trim and matching pompoms. She also has two wonderful gold front Victorian bar pins with seed pearls sewn on to the front of her dress! The presentation is simply exquisite! I see her in a display in one of the Big French Department stores of around 1895 in a lovely Christmas scene. You can recreate this image in your home or doll museum. Wouldn't that be lovely?
CONDITION: Excellent. The gorgeous head with creamy bisque, pleasant color, expert painting of delicate features, crisp modeling of the classic Jumeau face so lovely in this jumbo size! There are some minor wig pulls at the rear of the head. There is a surface inherent mark at the rear crown rim (not a hairline or firing line--see photos) and a few isolated specks. These irregularities are events that occurred during the production of the head and do not affect the aesthetic beauty or the structural integrity of the bisque. The original body is in very good original finish condition but having typical flaking and touch-ups to the hands and fingers (see detailed photos). What a gorgeous and HUGE Jumeau Bebe she is! I never cease to fall in love with these French beauties! And this big girl definitely has “The Look!”!! Where can you find another one this big in such and extraordinary costume in excellent condition????
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~A Note On Our New 'Couronne' Three Tiered Rewards and Guarantee System~
Couronne, the French word for crown, has always been a term dear to my heart. I was born in Paris, French was my first language, and will always be my favorite way to talk about dolls. The circular nature and royal implication of the word 'couronne' make it an excellent adjective to describe the best of the best that we offer, here at Kathy Libraty's Antiques. As time goes on, I find it harder and harder to come across dolls of the highest and finest quality; and when I do have the pleasure of finding and subsequently offering them to my customers, expressing their growing rarity is difficult. Thus, we now have a way to do it in far fewer words than I have used in the past. Dolls of the highest excellence will now be offered in three tiers, each with an embossed tag expressing their level of merit:
~Couronne Dauphine D'Argent~ (Silver) To achieve the Dauphine level, a doll must be- shall we say, a cut above the pack. A doll at this level is exemplary, and would achieve Impériale or Royale status if not for a small flaw or two, acquired over her long life. These dolls are divine and stand out on their own. At this level, in addition to the doll purchased, the buyer receives a small gift, personalized thank you note, as well as a 5% off voucher for a future purchase.
~Couronne Royale D'Or~ (Gold) Dolls that achieve this level are rare, alluring, beautifully dressed and in very good condition. They exemplify everything that we look for in a doll and prize above others in a 100+ year old antique. At this level, our customers receive a small gift in addition to their package along with a personalized thank you note that is included with every doll we sell. A voucher for 7% off of your next purchase will be included.
~Couronne Impériale Platin~ (Platinum) The highest order of antique doll, a doll that is all original or otherwise exquisitely costumed . A doll that has an absolutely original body and without damage or compromise. With a doll at this level, we offer our customers a gift of antique doll jewelry, a luxury bonbon, personalized thank you note specifying the value and rarity of the item. Additionally, a voucher for 10% off of your next purchase from us. A receipt of your purchase for insurance purposes is also available upon request at this level, as well as in invitation to our Holiday Antique Doll High Tea at our home in and show room in Brooklyn, New York. *Insurance receipts are also available upon request for any doll at these levels.*
TBS 8/30/16 RLI-2016