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 "Jolie," 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 auburn French human hair wig with multitudinous 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 jointed 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 vintage bead earrings, luxurious auburn French human hair wig with multitudinous curls over her original cork pate
Wearing a fantastic and possibly original white cotton lace dress over a rose cotton antique dress with pink insertion ribbon and an additional pink ribbon sash. Underneath is a lovely antique pair of pantaloons, black stockings and a pair of antique child's black leather shoes. On her head is a large pink silk bow. A lovely Victorian antique gold filled pin on her dress. A truly 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!
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Oval Label on Body: BEBE JUMEAU / Diplome d'Honeur
CONDITION: Excellent! This superb bebe has a fine 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. Original blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes. Very minor isolated peppers. The original French Jumeau body in very good condition but having typical wear to the joint areas and showing yellowing of the varnish with age. 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: This huge Jumeau usually books for over $6500! But I am selling her at a much lower price--Thank you for considering my doll!
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Huge & Chunky 31" Closed Mouth Jumeau in Antique Lace Dress & Fabulous Wig