If I were a collector aiming to purchase one French Bebe this fall, I would skip the waiting game and simply purchase the best of the best of the best up front and scoop this Paris Bebe off the market. We have had so much pre-sale interest in this girl, I know that she will be gone very, very soon! This is the post-lawsuit example of the doll (the more desirable) made by Jumeau after Danel attempted to copy his classic Tete Jumeau. Jumeau made a few changes to the Paris Bebe before producing a small run of these rare dolls, including giving her those chubby cheeks, delightfully pointed nose, and petite chin. The Jumeau Paris Bebe is known to have the clearest, most exciting character features, and this example does not disappoint. An extra bonus is that she comes on the distinctive Danel Paris Bebe body with the iconic Eiffel Tower stmp. This is because, after Emile Jumeau won the lawsuit against Danel for copywrite infringement, Jumeau seized all of the Danel stock and continued to use the Danel bodies for his own Paris Bebes—Thus, the Jumeau head on the Danel body. She is Museum Quality, as far as we are concerned! She comes with our highest level of gifts and guarantees, because she is an extraordinary, five star French Bebe we may never see again.
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She has a bisque socket head on a fully jointed Jumeau body with jointed wrists. Beautiful blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth with shading and accents, pierced ears with antique glass bead earrings, beautiful strawberry blond human hair wig plus she comes with her original brown human hair wig and original cork pate!
Dressed in a wonderful antique style salmon wool dress with fancy black, rose and gray bands, ecru lace trim, pleated skirt with dropped waist, wonderful matching bonnet with large gray silk bow, antique Bebe bar pin with pink enamel on brass, antique cream factory chemise, antique cream cotton pantaloons with ruffles and tucks, Lacy long stockings, Black authentic Jumeau leather shoes signed 11 . MARKS: Blue stamp on head: PARIS BEBE TETE DEPOSE 10 Blue Eiffel Tower stamp on the rear torso.
CONDITION: Excellent. She is a lovely example of the desirable and rare Paris Bebe by Jumeau! The Jumeau body is in good original finish condition, but showing age wear with flaking of paint to some areas and repainting to both hands and forearms which have experienced typical flaking as well and repairs to areas around the joints and the back of the left leg (see photos). Small flakes at the ear pierce holes. She has a commanding presence and a wonderful costume.… LBK- 9-5-2016
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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.*