If you love the the classic Jumeau look, this is the French doll for you. A big sweet bebe to have and to hold in that super chunky size 14; 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 "Rosette," for her rosy cheeks and stunning red dress. Look at those warm blushed cheeks set off by her deep ocean blue paperweight eyes and fine quality fabulous French human hair wig with multitudinous pencil curls! 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 labeled Jumeau French composition and wood body. Lovely bulbous rich blue paperweight eyes that the Jumeau company was renowned for. She has painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke brows, full closed mouth with shading and accents, pierced ears with venetian glass earrings, strawberry human hair wig in luscious pencil curls.
Wearing a wonderful antique-style maroon silk frock dress with antique lace overlay and maroon silk bows, fitted bodice with pleated skirt and dropped-waist, double-tiered ruffled skirt with marching ribbons, attached antique lace underskirt. She also wears and antique full slip with lace trim and a pair of matching pantaloons. On her legs are antique ecru wool knit stockings and she wears a wonderful pair of antique French tan leather lace-up boots incised 14 on the sole. On her head is a fantastic antique straw hat with matching maroon band, and applied cloth flowers. She also wears an authentic Victorian brooch on her chest. Just a stunning, large French bebe--she would stand out in any antique doll collection as a truly defining member. Every serious collection needs a classic Jumeau bebe! No wonder that these dolls have been treasured and loved for more than a century!
MARKS: DEPOSE/ TETE JUMEAU/ Bte S.G.D.G. 14 (tic marks)
Oval label on body: BEBE JUMEAU/ Diplome d'Honeur
CONDITION: Excellent! This superb bebe has a good quality bisque head with expert painting of features, crisp modeling of wonderful classic Jumeau face, gentle rosy color. Very minor graininess to the bisque and some roughness to the lower left eye-cut, a rub to the upper right forehead and an inherent speck on the upper right cheek. All of these very minor flaws do not detract on bit! The original body in sturdy original finish condition, but age wear at the joints and some areas of paint touch up. A super beautiful French Bebe in an outstanding antique-style costume! She has a commanding yet sweet presence that you easily can fall in love with. Don’t let this be the heirloom doll that got away! LBK-12-21-18
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Chunky 30" Size 14 French Tete Jumeau Bebe in a Fabulous Bebe Dress
$5,550 $6,000 SALE