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Petite Darling 11" German Belton-Type to Emulate The French Jumeau Bebe in Cute Bebe Costume
As the train pulls into the Gare de l'Est station, this darling girl bounces in her seat. It's her first time in Paris, and she's so excited! Just imagine her tugging on Mama's hand, brown eyes darting about to see every beautiful detail of the Champs Élysées. She'll have no trouble fitting in among her Jumeau cousins in her elegant frock with its delicate antique lace, shirred bodice, and matching hat perched just so atop her pale gold curls. At the end of a long day, let her come home to your parlor and tell all of her adventures!
This adorable little Belton girl we have here just can't wait to find a new home! We've treated her with nothing but love while she's been in our stock, but we both know she needs to find a long-term home, and a loving parent to care for her. She's ready to be displayed proudly in your collection cabinet, to be shown off to your doll-lover friends, or to be taken out and played with for hours on end! Her presentation is so French, as is that adorable expression -- just look at those huge chocolate brown eyes! Pale bisque, golden curls, and a sweet costume all combine to make one exceptional cutie, who can't be overstated. A little French market dolly like this is a MUST for any experienced collector, and whether you have been collecting dolls for years, or are just getting into the swing of things, this little girl would make an excellent addition to any collection. Do not waste another moment -- she's available on layaway, so what are you waiting for?!
~Our lovely Belton girl is available on layaway! Just give our office a call at 718.859.0901, or send us an email, to hear an in hand description of her condition or to discuss layaway options.~
Solid domed bisque socket head with three stringing holes on top on a fully jointed composition and wood Sonneberg-type body with straight wrists. Pretty brown fixed eyes with distinct pupils and painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke fine feathered brows, closed slightly-pouting mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, lovely curly blond mohair wig. She stands at 11"
She's adorned in a pink and brown bebe frock with shirred bodice, lace overlay dropped skirt, and antique lace trim. Underneath is a cute antique ensemble of a full lace edged slip and a pair of matching pantaloons, antique cotton knit ecru stockings, reproduction French -style Jumeau shoes win Burgundy leather with brown silk rosettes, wonderful antique style pink felt hat with brown velvet brim and band and pink silk bows and feathers accented with a cute cut steel button in the center signed "Karen Mayer Original." Just a marvelous little presentation for this cute wannabe French girl!
CONDITION: Excellent. Fine quality very pale bisque with very pleasant blush coloring, expert fine decoration of features and very crisp modeling of attractive sweet, innocent face with full cheeks and forlorn expression. Bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The original body is in great shape but the lower left leg is an antique replacement which is slightly smaller than the other one. A very sweet Belton child with rosebud mouth and pouting expression, and wonderful brown eyes!
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