In my 30 years of dealing in antique dolls, I have never seen a more outstanding deluxe Bebe Jumeau such as this chunky cherub!! Her chubby face and big baby blues are so endearing that you just want to hug her and never let her go! Dressed in her antique crispy white dress chock full of lace and ruffles! And she has a wonderful antique white overcoat with so much more eyelet lace around her double tiered capelet, this bebe is on her way to a fancy occasion--Could it be she's traveling to meet her new mom or dad? I am certain there is a loving mama or papa who will adopt her soon. With that exquisitely sweet face featuring her large blue paperweight eyes, a beautifully styled dark French human hair wig, applied ears and chunky original body with its original finish, I am certain that she will be a treasured family heirloom for many, many years to come. This Deluxe size Bebe doesn't cease to delight! Passing her up would be such a shame! Grab her while she's still around.
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She has a classic Jumeau bisque socket head on a fully jointed and original JUMEAU French composition and wood body with original finish. Lovely blue original PAPERWEIGHT eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke thick brows, open mouth with shading and accents, six upper teeth, pierced ears with antique salmon bead earrings, wonderful rich dark brown French human hair wig with banana curls over a pressed cork pate.
She is marvelously dressed in a superb antique white cotton dress with elaborate insertion lace in geometric patterns, encircling panels of hand embroidered elements, scalloped hem, antique full slip with crocheted hem, half slip, antique pantaloons, antique cream wool stockings, wonderful French style reproduction Jumeau shoes with brown silk rosettes. Over her dress is a wonderful antique coat in whir pique cotton with a two tiered eyelet lace capelet and four mop buttons at the upper bodice. On her head is a large pink hair bow. What a total package of precious she is! The presentation is simply exquisite! I see her in a display in one of the Big French Department stores of around 1895 in a lovely Easter scene. You can recreate this image in your home or doll museum. Wouldn't that be lovely?
CONDITION: Excellent. She is guaranteed to be free of hairlines, cracks, chips or restoration to the bisque head. She does have a couple of inherent rim splits to the inside rim as is very typical with these larger bisque heads. The gorgeous head with creamy bisque, pleasant color, expert painting of delicate features, crisp modeling of the classic Jumeau face so lovely in this jumbo size! T The original body is in sturdy condition with a very nice original finish and only very minor age wear considering that she is over 125 years old. She date from around 1890. What a gorgeous and HUGE Jumeau Bebe she is! I never cease to fall in love with these French beauties! And this big girl definitely has “The Look!”!! Where can you find another one this big in such and wonderful antique costume in excellent condition???? LBK 10-11-2017
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