Lot No. 100
Divine 1878 Emile Jumeau “Premiere Bebe”, 14” (36cm) Pale pressed bisque child. Incised ‘5’ on head. Closed rose pink mouth, outlined pale lips and shading, model space. Blue glass inset paperweight eyes with angled upper lower lashes, painted eyeliner and rose blush eye shadow, superb feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, lovely soft blush, pierced ears. Blonde mohair wig with plaits over cork pate. French straight wrist composition ball jointed body with original “Jumeau Medaille d’ Or Paris” body stamp, has an old retouch to body. Divine shy expression on this rare first period Bebe from Emile Jumeau. Antique beautiful pique whitewear ensemble and undergarments, red leather shoes. A very rare beauty from Jumeau to treasure.
$5,500 – $6,500