If you love the the classic Jumeau look, this is the French doll for you. A sweet bebe to have and to hold in that perfect size 10; you will be hugging her tightly, finding her accessories, enjoying her in your display, and truly treasuring her for the rest of your life! What could be more divine than that? I call her "Cosette," after the sweet child in "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo. Look at that creamy pale bisque set off by her deep ocean blue paperweight eyes and fine quality original antique mohair wig! There is something so magical, so ethereal about this doll, and to tell you the truth, the photographs do NOT do her justice... In person, she is even more impressive, more beautiful, and more awe inspiring than these images show. She will highlight your collection. Don't let her just be the doll of your dreams--make your dream come true!
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She has a bisque socket head on a fully jointed and stamped Jumeau French composition and wood body. Lovely bulbous rich blue paperweight eyes that the Jumeau firm was renowned for, painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke brows, full closed mouth with shading and accents, pierced ears with antique mint glass flower-shaped earrings, pale blond original mohair wig over pressed cork pate.
Wearing a wonderful antique cream floral print cotton dress in mint green and rose chiffon with bouffant dropped-waist, double-tiered ruffled skirt with pink insertion ribbon, ruffled collar, and puffy sleeves. an antique half slip with lace edge and a pair of antique combination panties and chemise antique cream net stockings and antique cream french leather shoes with imprinted doll on the soles. On her head is a fantastic hat vintage made with antique fabrics silk ribbon and lace. She also wears an antique victorian gold-filled pin on her dress. Just a marvelous overall presentation! 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: DEPOSE/ TETE JUMEAU/ 10 (tic marks) blue stamp on body: JUMEAU/ MEDAILLE / D'OR
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. A teeny rub to the right brown and a couple of small flakes to the ear pierce holes are hardly worth mentioning. The original body in sturdy and shiny original finish condition, with only very minor age wear at the joints. A super beautiful French Bebe in an outstanding antique costume! 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! LBK-8-12-18
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