Introducing the RAREST of the Bébé Jumeau dolls from the latter part of the 1880's! This incredible twenty-six inch beauty is a celebration of Art and Mechanical Genius! Flirtatious dark chocolate glass eyes, set in a patented system by Fouquet and Douville, in a perfect creamy bisque head with tender painting of crisply modeled features and crowned with a lustrous sunlit antique long-tailed wig of exceptional quality. Her antique challis wool Mariner styled frock is edged with lace and trimmed with navy blue silk ribbons, emulating what may have been created by Jumeau. She has her original un-refinished and marked Jumeau body. Her undergarments are comprised of a matching original three piece set consisting of lace-edged pantaloons attached by buttons to her chemise and topped with the requisite half-slip. She is blessed to have her original silk stockings and russet-brown bee marked 12 Jumeau shoes. A very lucky little lady! This enchanting Bébé is at one moment shy and curious then playful and mischievous and when her gaze is level she can be quite solemn. She is truly a doll deserving of a discriminating collection!
CONDITION: Our beauty is in Overall Excellent Condition! Her bisque is excellent and free of damage or repair. Her original un-retouched body poses well and is in generally good condition with wear at the usual joints. She does have some paint loss on fingers and hands, a common find with Jumeau dolls from the late 1880's and 90's. This can be professionally minimized and we are happy to refer the new owner to an excellent resource. This charming and hard to find doll is so special that this is a small detail; one that many purists prefer to leave as is. Her eye mechanism works perfectly. This was a unique and very expensive sytem and dolls with this mechanism are rarely found from the Jumeau firm. She does have some missing eye wax, most likely due to the flirtation system.
TERMS: We offer a brief layaway at the listed price. Please inquire. Free shipping for outright purchase. Offers considered for outright purchase. Additional pictures available on request. Please email with questions. Thank you for stopping by the Bébé's Attic!
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