Lot No. 101
French Jumeau “Tete Jumeau” Bebe Reclame c1892, 25” (64cm) incised ’10’. Poured bisque child, open pink mouth with peak accents and inner shading, row of upper teeth. Brown sleeping glass eyes, many black angled lashes, long arched gloss feathered brows with superb fine feathering. Black eyeliner, accented nostrils, pierced ears. Old brown wig, no pate. French ball jointed wood composition body. Mauve old long dress over antique petticoat and pantaloons. Cream silk blouse has aged thinning, mostly on long sleeves. Brown hand stitched silk cape with blue lining and brown braid trim, long brown socks. Red weary silk on hat with ostrich feathers and flowers.
History Jumeau in early 1890 used Bebe Reclame to reduce stock by acid etching off red stamps and selling in department stores, because of this success, the second generation Reclame’s were not stamped and sold only with size number such as this beauty.
Provenance Comes with a note of travel from Montpellier France in 1956 to Australia.
$1,500 – $2,000