Lot No. 099
Closed mouth French c1880s “Bebe” pressed bisque 27” (69cm) incised “PARIS // 12”. Blue Guepratte paperweight eyes, black eyeliner, black angled lashes, very long brown arched lush brows with very fine upper feathering. Open rose red mouth with inner shading and peak accents, shaded nostrils, lignite mark on side of dimpled chin, pierced ears. Original brown human hair blue cap wig and cork pate. French wood composition jointed loose strung body with jointed wrists, inserted hand carved toes with some paint flaking. Red felt double breasted coat with anchor gold buttons, white pleated heavy cotton dress with red piping, gold chain bracelet, no underwear. Even though this dolls markings have remained a mystery to the doll world, her feature painting has all the hallmarks of Jumeau factory for another company.
$3,000 – $4,000