Imagine a grand Christmas window display at a Parisian department store of old, perhaps Aux Paradis des Enfants. Passers-by stop and stare as snow whips around the brightly lit little heaven behind the glass. And presiding over it all, a holiday angel: this exquisite Jumeau girl. Her blue eyes shine benevolently in a frame of golden curls (almost like a halo) and a white dress flatters her as perfectly as it has since she left the factory wearing it, with delicate lace, tiny pin tucks, and all the ornamentation a child's heart could desire. Welcome this heavenly cherub into your collection and your heart!
How very delightful! This Bebe Jumeau Size 10 from the earliest SFBJ period is a must have for the collector who looks for excellent French Bebes of all periods- especially transitional eras, which is what I focus on in my collection of Jumeaux! Wearing her original white cotton dress with pleating, lace trim and dropped self sash, she's ready for any activity that a young girl might encounter in Paris of the turn of the last century. Tea time, anyone? Her original body with original finish is chunky and sturdy of wonderful quality. She will present beautifully in any cabinet!
~Grab her before she is gone! This beautiful Jumeau Bebe is available on layaway. Take up to 6 months to pay for her. Just send us an email for more details or give our office a call at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her condition or to discuss layaway terms.~
She has a perfect bisque socket head on her original fully jointed and very chunky original French composition and wood body. Lovely original blue sleep eyes for which the Jumeau firm was renowned, with painted lower lashes , and the ever desirable dramatic eyeliner painting, multi stroke brows, open, slightly smiling mouth with shading, accent lines and six upper teeth, pierced ears with antique glass bead earrings, lovely blond mohair wig with extensions. She is just a delight!
Wearing her original cream cotton dress with lace edging, pin tucking down the front of the dress, and delicate detailing. It's perfectly lovely for cabinet display. Underneath she has a full set of cotton undies including a full slip and a full jumper set of pantalettes. On her head is a sweet antique white cotton bonnet with lace trim. Completed with a lovely pair of Jumeau earrings and a very fine blue and white enamel brooch. But no bebe is complete without a pair of shoes and this bebe sports a very lovely pair of slate blue high button boots that match her brooch and eyes and cream cotton ribbed stocking socks. A very fetching presentation indeed!
MARKS: SFBJ / Paris / 10 (Remnants of Jumeau stamp at base of neck.)
CONDITION: Excellent. The gorgeous head with fine quality bisque, pleasant color, expert painting of delicate features, crisp modeling of very attractive and happy face with those ever desirable big blue paperweight eyes that seem to pack an ocean of depth. The original body is in very good condition , but with typical areas of repaint plus partial rebuild to some of the fingers. A big and beautiful French Bebe! LBE-7/10/17 GTGX21055
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