Some dolls are so charming, so clever-looking, that you can imagine they see and understand all that happens around them. This EJ Jumeau girl has the most intelligent brown eyes and the tenderest smile, framed by her long, soft curls of sandy blond hair. She's dressed for her summer holidays, perhaps an afternoon sailing her toy fleet on the pond- she certainly looks nautical in her smart red frock, with black-and-white striped edging and a jaunty matching hat. I doubt anyone can see that face without longing to hug her!
A spectacular example for the collector interested in completing or expanding their French bebe collection, this Emile Jumeau bebe is simply an outstanding doll. If you have been pining for an E J all your life, this is the one to get. Why? Because she has a hidden booboo that has been professionally restored on her forehead. Some may say "how unfortunate..." but others will say, "how lucky," because this is a rare opportunity to own the real McCoy at a fraction of the price for a perfect version of this highly desirable bebe! This marvelous bebe produced between 1879-1882. This model follows the Portrait Jumeau, and exemplifies the changes that the company was instituting leading to the Tete Jumeau bebes, such as the widening of the eyes, the delicacy of the nose and the lift and darkening of the brows. An excellent investment for a collector who focuses on Jumeau dolls, especially ones interested in the progression of the bebe, this particular doll, with her caramel brown paperweight eyes and tender closed mouth would be a crowning glory for any cabinet or vignette. IF she were perfect, she would command $12,000!
~Mademoiselle EJ is offered on our liberal, customizable layaway plan! With $1000 down, you may take up to eight months to pay for this incredible French Bebe. Contact our office for layaway details or to discuss the purchase, or just let us know at checkout that you need time to pay. Unlike many other outlets for purchasing French dolls, when you decide to purchase from us, we will give you award winning customer service. We can provide more pictures upon request at any time, full, no interest financing, free, fully insured domestic shipping, and committed customer care at any point during the transaction. Just visit our shop reviews to see how happy our other clients are with our service!~ Please note that any offers made will be considered cash offers and we do not consider offers for the first week that a doll is listed. Contact us if you'd like to request a Paypal layaway. Our number is 718-859-0901--however, response times are often shorter if you email us first.
This gorgeous French bebe has a pressed bisque socket head on a fully jointed and signed (later) Jumeau body with jointed wrists. Gorgeous HUGE syrupy brown Jumeau paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke arching brows, closed-mouth with shading and accents, applied and pierced ears with earrings with faux pearls, dimpled chin, lovely French dark blond human hair wig.
Wearing an extraordinarily beautiful bebe frock dress (newly made from antique fabrics) in deep red wool with black and white striped cotton edging to the skirt, collar and waist band, , box pleated skirt, the top with a fancy square sailor collar and a large blue navy bow, with a matching sailor cap also with bow. Underneath is a full cotton slip and nylon pantalettes, antique black net socks and wonderful reproduction brown leather Jumeau shoes with red silk trim and rosettes.
MARKS: DEPOSE / E 12 J (tick mark)
Oval label on body: Bebe JUMEAU / Diplome D'Honeur
CONDITION: Damage to the forehead has been airbrushed over at the top crown and the side behind the left ear (see photos of the inside of the head and trans-illuminated photo.) She has fine quality bisque, glowing rosy color, expert painting of delicate features, crisp modeling of one of the prettiest Jumeau faces ever produced with the distinctive almond cut eyes and dramatic brows. The later Jumeau body in clean and mostly original finish condition save for some typical wear to the joints, hands and toes which have been touched-up. This strikingly pretty example of the desirable EJ Jumeau is sure to become a family heirloom. She has beautiful, hypnotically captivating rich caramel brown paperweight eyes. What a pleasure it would be to actually own her!
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27" E J 12 Jumeau Bebe in Fabulous Costume, Just Striking!!
$3,800 $5,000 SALE