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 fabulous two piece silk and lace Bebe frock dress with matching wired chapeau, three layers of antique undergarments, cream net socks and antique black oilcloth shoes, 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 is chunky and sturdy and she wears her original French honey blond human hair wig! She will present beautifully in any cabinet!
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She has a bisque socket head on her original fully jointed and chunky original French composition and wood body. Lovely original blue sleep paperweight eyes for which the Jumeau firm was renowned, with painted upper and lower lashes, full original antique French honey blond human hair wig recently reset in multitudinous banana curls, multi stroke feathered and slightly molded brows, slightly smiling mouth with shading, accent lines and six upper teeth, and pierced ears with antique blue bead and faux pearl earrings. She is just a delight!
Wearing a stunning two piece crispy silk and lace Bebe frock dress with large double box pleats, antique ecru lace trim, and a fabulous wired chapeau with three rows of wiring, shirred gathering, ruffled lace trim. Underneath are an antique full slip with lace trim, a cotton half slip, and antique pantaloons with broderie anglaise edge trim. On her feet are lovely long cream lacy stockings and antique black oilcloth shoes. Quite a fetching presentation indeed!
MARKS: SFBJ / Paris / 13
CONDITION: Generally Excellent. The gorgeous head with fine quality bisque, pleasant color, expert painting of delicate features, crisp modeling of very attractive and sweet face with big blue paperweight/sleep eyes that seem to pack an ocean of depth. A teeny rub to the right cheek and some minor wig pulls under the wig. The eye lids have been professionally re-waxed. The original body is in very sturdy condition, but with and old re-varnish that has yellowed with age Just stunning.
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Lovely 27" SFBJ Jumeau 13 w/Blue Sleep Eyes, Fine Blue Silk Costume & Original Wig