If you love the the classic Jumeau look, this is the French doll for you. A huge sweet bebe to have and to hold in that super chunky size 15; 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," for her rosy cheeks and stunning pure white antique 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!
*Yes, she is available on layaway. Give us a call anytime at 718-859-0901 to hear an in hand description of her excellent condition, or to discuss layaway terms!*
She has a bisque socket head on a fully jointed and stamped Jumeau French composition and wood body with earlier straight wrists. 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 and applied ears with faux pearl earrings, luxurious golden blond French human hair wig over cork pate in luscious pencil curls.
Wearing a fantastic and possibly original white cotton dress with beautiful tiny mother-of-pearl buttons down the front.intricate openwork embroidery ruffled trim around the edges, box pleats to the dropped waist skirt, elaborate and skillfully made soutache trim to the skirt (this work must have taken months to complete). There are also two really cute pockets at the back (which might actually be the front). Underneath is a lovely antique full slip and a pair of antique pantaloons, hand crocheted white short socks and antique cream leather German doll shoes with metal buckles. On her head is a cream vintage straw hat with applied blue flowers and long blue ties. A lovely Victorian antique gold filled pin on her dress. Just a marvelous presentation. 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. 15 (tic marks)
Blue stamp on body: JUMEAU / MEDAILLE D'OR / PARIS
CONDITION: There is a section at the rear crown rim that has an old curved hairline (see Photo). Excellent! This superb bebe has a good quality bisque head with expert painting of features, crisp modeling of wonderful classic Jumeau face, with a gentle, creamy pale complexion denoting an earlier model..The original French Jumeau body in very good condition but having typical wear to the joint areas. A super beautiful and hefty French Bebe in an outstanding antique 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!
Please Note: In perfect condition, this doll would book for over $6500! But due to her hidden damage, I am selling her at a much lower price--so please do not point out her flaws which have been carefully considered when pricing this wonderful beauty!!
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Huge & Chunky 31" Closed Mouth Jumeau in Antique White Cotton Dress w/Copious White Soutache Trim