Precious 16.5" Bebe Jumeau Open Mouth Circa 1897 In Party DressPrecious 16.5" Bebe Jumeau Open Mouth Circa 1897 In Party DressPrecious 16.5" Bebe Jumeau Open Mouth Circa 1897 In Party DressPrecious 16.5" Bebe Jumeau Open Mouth Circa 1897 In Party DressPrecious 16.5" Bebe Jumeau Open Mouth Circa 1897 In Party DressPrecious 16.5" Bebe Jumeau Open Mouth Circa 1897 In Party DressPrecious 16.5" Bebe Jumeau Open Mouth Circa 1897 In Party DressPrecious 16.5" Bebe Jumeau Open Mouth Circa 1897 In Party DressPrecious 16.5" Bebe Jumeau Open Mouth Circa 1897 In Party Dress

Butterflies flutter from rosebud to blooming aster; sunlight filters through the leaves of trees shading the garden. And who's the whirlwind of powder blue silk, ice blue ribbons, and cream lace flitting from the tea table to the kitchen door and back again? Why, the little hostess, of course! This Jumeau girl is determined that her birthday tea be the event of the season, just as Mama's last ball was. Her blue eyes sparkle with delight as she pauses just long enough for Nanny to smooth her warm brown curls, then she's off again. Does your party need the advice of an expert planner? Look no further!

What an angel! Large powder blue paperweight eyes peep out from long dark branching lashes and precious pale skin to present a most shy and delightful Jumeau bebe. In the coveted size 6, this gorgeous, cabinet ready little lady boasts all of the attributes that serious collectors yearn for... long dark hair, large shining eyes, wonderful original wig and that smiling open mouth. A very special example with wonderful features and a very nice presentation I am simply enchanted with this precious girl- and I see an awful lot of Jumeaux every year! We have priced her to sell, so act fast before she is scooped up and off to her new home.

*Yes, she is available on layaway. Give us a call anytime at 718-859-0901 to hear an in hand description of her excellent condition, or to discuss layaway terms!*

She has a bisque socket head on a fully jointed Jumeau French composition and wood body (with earlier French hands.) Lovely bulbous deep brown paperweight eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke brows, open mouth with shading and accents and six upper teeth, pierced ears, dark human hair wig over original pressed cork pate. Wearing a beautiful powder blue party dress with ribbon insertion lace and lace trimming, and a lovely blue bow. Two antique underwear, cream cotton knit socks, wonderful French style reproduction tan leather lace-up shoes with cream silk bows and a fancy, frilly blue straw bonnet. A wonderful antique French bebe with all the bells and whistles! No wonder that these dolls have been treasured and loved for more than a century!

MARKS: (incised) X 6

CONDITION: Excellent! This superb bebe boasts a fine quality pale bisque head with expert painting of features, crisp modeling of wonderful classic Jumeau face, very subtle and gentle color. The lovely original French body in sturdy original finish condition, with only very minor age wear, the right hand has reglue on three fingers. A super beautiful French Bebe in an appropriate antique style costume with signed head and body and a sweet and shy expression! She has a dreamy, endearing demeanor that you easily can fall in love with. Don’t let this be the heirloom doll that got away!

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Item ID: RLI-2706

Precious 16.5" Bebe Jumeau Open Mouth Circa 1897 In Party Dress

$2,150 USD

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