If I were a collector aiming to purchase one French Bebe this year, I would skip the waiting game and simply purchase the best of the best of the best up front and scoop this Paris Bebe off the market. We have had so much pre-sale interest in this girl, I know that she will be gone very, very soon! This is the post-lawsuit example of the doll (the more desirable) made by Jumeau after Danel attempted to copy his classic Tete Jumeau. Jumeau made a few changes to the Paris Bebe before producing a small run of these rare dolls, including giving her those chubby cheeks, delightfully pointed nose, and petite chin.
The Jumeau Paris Bebe is known to have the clearest, most exciting character features, and this example does not disappoint. An extra bonus is that she comes on the distinctive Danel Paris Bebe body with the iconic Eiffel Tower stamp. This is because, after Emile Jumeau won the lawsuit against Danel for copyright infringement, Jumeau seized all of the Danel stock and continued to use the Danel bodies for his own Paris Bebes—Thus, the Jumeau head on the Danel body. She is Museum Quality, as far as we are concerned!
She is an extraordinary, five star French Bebe you may never see again.
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She has a bisque socket head on a fully jointed Jumeau body with jointed wrists. The most beautiful bulbous blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth with shading and accents, pierced ears with antique glass bead earrings, beautiful antique hand-tied strawberry blond human hair wig and her original cork pate. Plus, she comes with an additional antique blond mohair wig--You get both wigs because we just couldn't decide which one looked best on her!
She is fabulously dressed in a wonderful antique style cream and rose print cotton dress with small floral roses scattered throughout, fancy sleeves, lace trim, silk accent bow and antique underwear. Brown leather antique-style Jumeau shoes with brown silk rosettes and antique cream net socks adorn her feet! On her head is an extraordinary French bebe bonnet fit for a true princess with all the necessary bells and whistles and a sewn-in label marked Galleries Lafayette (the famed French department store--I am not sure if this hat is authentic, but it presents quite effectively.)
Blue stamp on head: PARIS BEBE
Blue Eiffel Tower stamp on the rear torso.
CONDITION: Excellent. She is guaranteed to be free of hairlines, cracks, chips or restoration to the bisque. She is guaranteed to be on her original Paris Bebe body. She is a lovely example of the desirable and rare Paris Bebe by Jumeau! The Jumeau body is in good original finish condition, but showing age wear with flaking of paint to some areas particularly at the joints which have been touched up. We also changed the band on the torso and gave her the extra blond mohair wig which is a little dusty with age. The pull-string crier still works. Small flakes at the ear pierce holes. She has a commanding presence and a wonderful couture costume. This rare, historical Jumeau will be one of the keynotes of your collection for sure!… LBK- 5-18-2019
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Rare and Incredibly Beautiful 25” Paris Bebe by Jumeau with Eiffel Tower stamped Body