How very delightful! This SFBJ Bebe Jumeau Size 12 is from the earliest SFBJ period (circa 1899-1900) is a must-have for the collector who looks for excellent French Bebes of all periods- especially transitional eras! That is what I focus on in my collection of Jumeaux! Wearing a lovely maroon and cream silk frock dress with lace trim and pleated dropped skirt, long sleeves, lace trim all over and tiny MOP buttons and just to secure her jacket, she wears and antique faux jewel brooch at her front bodice --This girl is dressed to impress! Atop her head is a fetching maroon velvet chapeau bedecked with flowers, she's ready for any activity that a young girl might encounter in Paris of the turn of the last century. Tea time, anyone? Her original body with original finish is chunky and sturdy of wonderful quality. She will present beautifully in any cabinet!
~Grab her before she is gone! This beautiful Jumeau Bebe is available on layaway. Take up to 6 months to pay for her. Just send us an email for more details or give our office a call at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her condition or to discuss layaway terms.~
She has a perfect bisque socket head on her original fully jointed and chunky original French composition and wood body with pull-string crier. Lovely original original brown fixed paperweight eyes for which the Jumeau firm was renowned, with painted upper and lower lashes, full modern French dark blond human hair wig, multi stroke feathered and slightly molded brows, slightly smiling mouth with shading, accent lines and six upper teeth, and pierced ears. She is just a delight!
In addition to the dress mentioned above, she wears cream cotton undergarments consisting of a lair of pantaloons and a full slip with lace overlay. She wears antique brown lace stockings and a wonderful pair of three strap antique tan leather shoes with red contrast stitching and lovely glass shoe buttons. She makes such a pretty picture! Wouldn't it be wonderful to photograph her under your tree?
MARKS: SFBJ / Paris / 12
CONDITION: Generally Excellent. A small firing rim split at the upper left crown and a minor rub to the left cheek, Otherwise, the gorgeous head with fine quality bisque, pleasant color, expert painting of delicate features, crisp modeling of very attractive and sweet face with those ever desirable big brown paperweight eyes that seem to pack an ocean of depth. The original body is in very good condition, but with typical minor flaking of the hands and fingers which have been retouched.
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Charming 24" SFBJ Jumeau With Big Brown Paperweight Eyes, Stunning Silk Costume ~ WOW!