This girl is so beautiful that I named her Eloise for the E J initial incised on the back of her head. But the fact of the matter is that the EJ bebe is known by the name of its creator- Emile Jumeau. After the production of his Bebe Incassable or 'Portrait Jumeau' Emile Jumeau claimed he was so proud of the new and improved model of his famous doll, he insisted that it must bear his initials. "A face so dulcet and sweet cannot be attributed to anyone else," he is rumored to have said of his EJ bebe. And we couldn't agree more! Ironically, this exceptional doll came to us without any clothes, so we found this stunning maroon silk brocade couture French Bebe frock that fit her to the T. Have a moment to get lost in those beautiful deep soulful eyes and appreciate her original 8 ball signed Jumeau body with straight wrists. Everything about this angel is breathtaking! Now the best part: Normally a size 12 Bebe EJ sells for upwards of $12,000, but due to some hidden damage under her wig, we are selling her for much, much less! I know she will not be here long.
~Mademoiselle is available on layaway! Take up to 8 months to pay for her. Contact us for more photos or to discuss layaway terms? Send us an email, or give us a call at 718.859.0901 to hear an in-hand description of her condition or to discuss layaway terms.~
She has a lovely pressed bisque socket head on a blue stamped "JUMEAU / Medaille d'Or/ PARIS" Jumeau 8 ball body with straight wrists. She has the most beautiful bulbous brown paperweight eyes, with delicately painted upper and lower lashes, delicate mauve eye-shadow multi stroke feathered brows, pierced ears with maroon glass bead earrings, closed, shy mouth with shading and accents, lovely antique brown human hair wig topped with a superlative ostrich feather chapeau! There is a wonderful vintage gold tone pin with a large faux garnet foiled cabochon on her dress. Just a delightful period appropriate presentation for this wonderful antique EJ Jumeau bebe!
And this bebe frock! What an ensemble it is! A gorgeous Victorian-style rich maroon silk brocade jacket over a well made dress consisting of a silk pleated skirt to match the jacket and a long front center panel in antique silk and cotton shirred lace. The jacket has decorative bows, front and back and is lace edged down the front and also at the artist's collar. Underneath go a lacy antique cotton full slip, and antique lace edged cotton pantaloons. Her wonderful antique socks are cream silk knit with insertion maroon velvet ribbon and she wears antique French brown leather shoes with pierced design tops, scalloped front and incised 9 on the soles. Just perfect!
MARKS: E 12 J (on head)--on body: JUMEAU / Medaille d'Or/ PARIS
CONDITION: There is an old spider crack on the forehead under the wig (see photo). Otherwise, she is absolutely outstanding. She has crisp modeling of the lips and nose and eyes with a slightly dimpled chin. . Her original body retains its original finish and is in excellent condition, save for minor wear at the joints. Overall, she's a true treasure. She’s in the market for a new Mommy and/or Daddy! Will you be the lucky new parent to our bonny mademoiselle Eloise? ~LBK 2-9-19~
25.5" Enchanting EJ (E 12 J) Bebe By Emile Jumeau With Penetrating Paperweight Eyes Circa 1882