When Mama and daughter step into the fine jewelry store on the Rue Royale- and this little Tete Jumeau girl gasps. The elegant peacock theme designed by Alphonse Mucha matches her new frock and bonnet perfectly! Her blue paperweight eyes shine with awe as she takes in the stately bronze statues and sinuous, curving designs around her- almost like the soft curls of her deep auburn hair (original blond wig included). Her beloved new dress is antique, made of rich teal silk with lace and brocade trim and a shining bebe pin on the voluminous bodice. There's something of the peacock in her antique hat, too, trimmed with flowers and feathers to her heart's content. Even when Mama is done picking out new earrings, the enchantment of this day will surely live on in her memory!
I have been selling antique dolls for more than 30 years and I have only ever had one other size 1 Jumeau. While I have seen them in other collections and at auction, they are very few and far between and so "in demand" that I have rarely ever been able to capture one of these rare little birds! So I must be nuts to sell her, but sell her I must... By far one of the cutest little size 1 Jumeaux I have ever had the privilege to own, she is truly a is a singular doll and dressed adorably in a wonderful antique teal blue silk dress. This is the sweetest little girl with her expressive face and imploring big blue eyes, she is just what the doctor ordered to cheer you up on a daily basis. How can you possibly pass her up? These super-rare tiny Jumeau Bebes never stick around for long! We are offering her with the opportunity to put her on layaway for up to 10 months! Not a long time to wait to own this diminutive cherub!
She has a bisque socket head on her original fully jointed Jumeau composition doll body with straight wrists and cupped hands. Pretty original large blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, thick multi stroke brows, closed full mouth, pierced ears with original blue glass bead earrings, auburn mohair wig plus she comes with her original dark blond human hair wig.
Dressed in a wonderful antique teal silk fully lined dress with with dropped waist pleated skirt and bouffant bodice, lace and brocade trim, antique half slip with lace trim, muslin panties, original blue net socks and original blue silk shoes signed " BARBERAS/MADRID/*/MODELE/DEPOSE. She also wears a gold pin with a pearl on her chest and her antique blue silk hat is trimmed with fancy blue/ black and white feathers and velvet flowers.
MARKS: DEPOSE/ TETE JUMEAU/ S. G. D. G./ 1 (tic marks) blue stamp on body: JUMEAU/ MEDAILLE / D'OR
CONDITION: Excellent! This gorgeous head is in fine condition with the finest quality pale bisque, pleasant coloring, expert painting of features including lush brows, crisp modeling of very sweet face with original watery blue paperweight eyes. She also has her original blond human hair wig. The original body is in very good condition with original finish (but some areas have had some touch-ups). Her dress is somewhat small at the back and does not full close. She is quite delightful in her petite size and she would be the perfect companion to a premiere Bleuette if you are fortunate enough to own one. A real treasure!!!
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