Truly a most striking Jumeau bebe, this dark and mysterious Tete is just decked out for the Fall Holidays!. She is a gorgeous example for a discerning collector who won't settle on mediocrity but instead seeks the most beautiful bebes on today’s antique doll market. This French girl is just what the doctor ordered! So if you've been dreaming of adding a wonderful Jumeau to your collection, or you are pining for your first Jumeau ever, you've may just have found the one that's perfect for you!
Given the amount of interest we have had lately in these beautiful girls, this exquisite model will probably be gone soon! She even ships for free anywhere in the continental USA! And she is available for layaway. Take up to 8 months to pay--and there is no interest!
Due to her exquisite condition, beauty and presentation, we are categorizing this bebe at the Couronne Royale d'Or level. Read below for couronne designation perks!
She has a bisque socket head on a fully jointed Jumeau body with original Jumeau blue stamp. Lovely bulbous amber/brown paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke brows, closed-mouth, shading and accents to lips, pierced ears with cute red glass and faux pearl earrings, luscious French auburn human hair wig plus she comes with her original brown human hair wig in coiled braids with her original cork pate!
Dressed in an antique-style red, black and forest green plaid on a cream ground cotton frock with self ruffles all over and antique black velvet banding trim and highlighted by a wonderful vertical row of black and cream glass buttons down the front. She wears two layers of antique cream cotton undergarments with lace trim, black antique net socks, wonderful reproduction French style oxblood leather shoes with maroon silk ribbons. She is simply splendid!
MARKS: (tic marks) DEPOSE/ TETE JUMEAU / Bte S.G.D.G / 8 (very faint blue stamp on body) Jumeau Diplome d”Honneur
CONDITION: Excellent! She has a gorgeous head with glowing and powdery pale bisque, expert painting of delicate features, crisp modeling of very endearing, classic Jumeau face. The original body is in very good, original finish condition with only very minor wear at the joints and one replaced hand hand is slightly smaller than the other. She has lots of personality! What a gorgeous Jumeau! I never cease to fall in love with these French beauties!!!……..WOW--NEED I SAY MORE? Yes I DO! This is a fabulous closed-mouth Bebe Tete Jumeau representing the best of what Jumeau had to offer in the 1890s! These gorgeous Jumeaux Bebes are getting harder and harder to find! LBK 10-12-16 X0032
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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.*