This wonderful French Bebe deserves a place of honor in any collectin, big or small. With her dreamy bisque, her watery blue paperweights, her silken locks, her original Jumeau shoes, and her two wonderful dresses, she just cant be beat! Don’t pass her up because you won’t find another one this nice for a long, long time.
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She is made of an early pressed bisque socket head on a fully jointed and signed Jumeau body with straight wrists. Gorgeous light blue original paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke light brows, closed mouth with shading and accents, pierced applied ears with lovely antique faux pearl earrings, dimpled chin, gorgeous antique hand ties mohair wig with copious shiny original sausage curls over her original pressed cork pate.
She is dressed in a most extraordinary salmon silk couture dress to represent a marvelous frock dress of her era that even Earnestine Jumeau would be proud of. It has a low box pleated skirt, a bodice with antique lace overlay, self pleated trim at the collar and cuffs, large brass pin at the left hip and a wonderful antique bar pin on the center chest with faux coral cabochon and a fabulous wired bebe hat (see photos). But that’s not all! She also comes with her stunning antique white cotton bebe dress with dropped waist, insertion lace, wide insertion ribbon at the dropped waist, frilly lace edging, multi pin tucks, floppy v shaped collar—just in superb original condition, original lace edged matching antique undergarments, black net antique socks, fabulous original antique French Bebe black leather shoes incised DEPOSE with the Bee insignia), and to top it all off, she wears a a stunning pink silk and lace bonnet with rows of ruffles creating the proverbial halo effect to frame the most gorgeous of all Jumeau faces ever made! WOW—I have never had such a superb Jumeau in such a becoming antique costume with such ethereal presence! MARKS: DEPOSE JUMEAU 13 Blue Stamp on body: JUMEAU Medaille D’Or PARIS CONDITION: A hairline on the forehead is all that prevents this rare Jumeau from being absolutely perfect! The gorgeous head with the finest quality pale bisque, glowing color, expert painting of delicate features, crisp modeling of a sweet and shy French child with lovely almond cut hypnotic blue paperweight eyes. The body in clean and excellent condition with the original finish and very minor wear to the fingertips and the joints. This an outstanding example of the Incised Depose Bebe with a haunting look of pure innocence. A sweet French Bebe in a wonderful antique costume and so much going for her! What a treasure she is!
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