If early French Jumeau dolls make your heart go pitter-patter and if you just can’t resist antique dolls dressed in their original clothes, you have landed on the right planet. This super fabulous early Jumeau bebe doll boasts all of the sought-after characteristics of the early Jumeau bebes and comes to us in superior condition for all of the years she has existed. With a face that looks like a cross between, the EJA and the Schmitt bebe (which, incidentally, was produced by Jumeau) she possesses that certain French “je ne sais quoi” that all collectors of fine antique dolls desire most. Her huge, light blue spiral eyes immediately draw you in. Her delicately pale and smooth bisque denotes the highest quality that Jumeau had to offer. Her serene and gently confident expression truly a tribute to the talent of the artist who designed her mold, perhaps after a special child known to the producers, is so lifelike and compelling that I am sure you will be instantly captivated by this wonderful work of art. So if you want to bring your collection up to “world class status” this is your best opportunity to add one of these super rare and super sought-after JUMEAU French dolls to your collection. How often do you come across such delectable girls with so much charm, culture and history behind them? I’ll wager, not too often. This beautiful gem of history is offered with our esteemed Couronne Impériale Platin, our Platinum-Level reward! See below for the information! c:
*YES, she is available on layaway! We are happy to work out a custom layaway plan for you, up to a year and a half, to pay for this spectacular girl. Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her condition, or to discuss layaway terms. You are also welcome to let us know that you want to put her on layway at check out. Also, she is offered with 100% FREE SHIPPING, anywhere in the world! c:*
She has a lovely Bisque socket head on a fully jointed Jumeau body with eight loose balls and straight wrists. Hypnotic ice-blue spiral paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke arching soft brows, mauve eye shadow, closed mouth with shading and accents, well modeled applied pierced ears with antique glass bead earrings, lovely antique blond human hair wig.
Wearing her original cotton net dress with copious floral embroidery, pale beige silk under-dress, short cotton camisole with glass buttons, antique cotton pantaloons with ecru crocheted lace bottom, original antique beige ribbed cotton socks, antique Jumeau black leather shoes with incised “Bee” insignia, and finished off with a wonderful antique bonnet having tons of lace and ribbon trim. Her wonderful costume is further enhanced by an antique gold-front bar pin engraved "Belle." I believe this name suits her quite well. THIS PRESENTATION IS SO SUPERB!! —JUST WOW!
MARKS: 10 blue stamp on body: JUMEAU Medaille d'Or PARIS
CONDITION: Excellent! The gorgeous head with lovely, fine quality bisque, paler color, expert painting of exquisite features, crisp modeling of alert and friendly face is in great shape! The original body in good original finish condition but with minor tough-ups to the joints and hands. What a sweet presentation of this incredibly wonderful early French bebe! A true Family Heirloom!!!!! Treat yourself today to one of the most desirable dolls in all of the Antique Doll World!!
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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.*
LBK 7-30-2016. TBS 8/14/16. RLI-2073.