Lot No. 099
Pale bisque Tete Jumeau Bebe c1886, 20″ (51cm). Superb closed rose mouth with inner shading, variation half-moon peak accents, upturned corners, modeled white space. Brown glass paperweight eyes, black eyeliner, bold angled black gloss lashes, long arched brown gloss brows with fine outer feathering. Pierced ears with a flake to left earhole. Red stamped on the neck ‘Depose Tete Jumeau Btg SGDG ‘ also artist checkmarks. Early from mold example with deep modeled features. Original cork pate with original blue cap, brown human hair wig, front fringe and central ponytail. All original inside head with long spiral spring neck attachment. First series Tete wood composition good condition body with French ball joints, jointed wrists, the body is lightly blue stamped ‘JUMEAU Medaille d’or Paris’. Scarce working Mamma/Poppa dual pull string crier with retained original pink bead, original mesh and kid leather on body cut for crier. Brown check long sleeve vintage wool-blend dress with brown velvet cuffs and inserted collar/bodice. Antique lace inserted petticoat and pantaloons. scallop edge cream socks and French A.L. Providence size 9 brown leather overcast Bebe shoes with one retained pom-pom, matching brown velvet bonnet with a ribbon rose and lace trim.
$3,500 – $5,000