18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists

We have never had the privilege of owning one of these true Tete Jumeau Lady dolls on the earliest marked Jumeau Body with straight wrists. There are two styles of the Jumeau lady bodies, according to The Jumeau Book by Francois Theimer and Florence Theriault. The earliest style used the red decal "tete" marked doll and came about 1886 and the body was made of composition except for the attached wooden ball joints. This body had the blue decal. Despite the production date being at the time the jointed wrists were in use, the model always had straight wrists. The dimensions of the body height were the same as that of a child with a shortened torso, rounded, shortened limbs. The only difference was that it had the tiny waist and large busts. The second style appeared in about 1891. That torso is constructed of composition and the limbs were lathe-turned wood with attached ball joints. The wrists are jointed on this body. The two heads used on this body are the DEP and the SH 1159. Both of these dolls were after the S.F.B.J. in 1899.

So, that being said, my doll has the first body and she is a beautiful little young lady with the very tiny waist and large busts. She has lovely blue paperweight eyes and a closed mouth. Her facial features are drawn to perfection. Her blond mohair wig falls over her shoulders with soft curls. She is a " scrub mark " Tete Jumeau, meaning she was sold by another company or a fine boutique and thus her red decal was scrubbed from her neck. Other than a small paint miss under her wig high on the right side of her forehead, her bisque head is perfect. You can see in one of the photos, her beautiful body is marked with the blue Jumeau mark.

She is dressed in an off-white French Fashion dress with tiers of lace inserts and a trailing longer back. Her undergarments, including a corset, are lovely with lots of lace and feminine accents. She is wearing a lace-covered straw hat with a large blue silk bow on the backside. She is wearing leather pale blue boots and long over-the-knee stockings, all antique.

This doll is valued $2,000 more than a regular Tete Jumeau in the same size. She is a quintessential Tete Jumeau Lady and one that you might consider for your collection.

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18 In. Lady Tete Jumeau on Marked First Version of the Jumeau Lady Body, Straight Wrists

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