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30.5” French DEP Bebe in Stunning Antique White Lace Dress, "Goldielocks" Hair & Mesmerizing Blue Paperweight Eyes
From her big blue eyes to her long, pale gold spiral curls, nothing about this precious girl is shy and dainty. She's ready to take on the world! Her antique dress shows her style and personality with its frothy masses of white lace, scalloped hem, and pink velvet sash. Just imagine the adventures you'll have with this darling by your side. Be-still my heart! If this doll isn't the most beautiful DEP I've ever seen, I just don't know what is!! Those eyes are an ocean of love and ethereal magic--I simply feel like swooning every time I look at her! This incredibly beautiful doll is undeniably the definition of gorgeous! From her inquisitive expression, to her wonderful antique lacy dress and lovely golden curly locks wig, she's simply amazing. A darling princess on her chunky original French body all ready for a very special occasion.
~This lovely lady is available on layaway! Take up to 8 months to pay for her. Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in-hand description of her fabulous condition, or just send us an email, and we will answer promptly, any of your questions! ~Please note that extended layaways are only offered for the full price of this Bebe. Offers will only be considered in 1-2 payments. Thank you so much for your continued patronage of our shop!~
She has a bisque socket head on a fully jointed FRENCH composition and wood French doll body with jointed wrists. Beautiful DEEP blue antique paperweight with painted lower lashes and real upper lashes, feathered and molded brows, open mouth with four upper teeth, pierced ears with beautiful yellow crystal earrings and a pretty pink silk bow in her hair.
Dressed in a wonderful antique-white cotton lace dress with all over insertion lace including embroidered panels and hand made lace bands, double scalloped hem, pink velvet sash, three layers of antique underwear, antique cream cotton knit stockings, antique tan oilcloth shoes, a pretty gold-tone locket and bow pinned to her dress. A superb presentation for a wonderful antique DEP Jumeau doll!
MARKS: DEP 15
CONDITION: There is a very faint hairline (probably there from the day she was born) at the back of the head (see photo). Also a faint linear rub to the right cheek. Otherwise, she has good quality smooth bisque with pleasant coloring, delicate painting of features. Crisp modeling of the very pretty dolly face. The antique fabulous paperweight eyes are replace, but they are what makes this doll incredible. The original chunky French body in very good condition with the original finish. Touch-ups to the forearms and hands are well done and one finger on the right hand re-glued. These are minor issues that affect dolls when they are over 100 years old. What a charming French girl. A veritable Sweetheart! LBK-6-16-2017
Note, The second doll in the last photo is a 32" Franz Schmidt that is also up for sale this week. Check her out on my Ruby Lane page!
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