Lot No. 100
Holy grail size 1 Tete Jumeau Bebe c1885, 9.5″ (24cm) pale bisque with a superb soft blush. Exquisite closed rose mouth has darker half-moon peak accents, upturned corners, modeled white space, and darker inner shading on the upper lip. Brown glass paperweight eyes, black eyeliner, fine angled lashes, long arched brown gloss brows with fine outer feathering, faint rub above the left eyebrow. Pierced ears with gold earrings. Red stamped on the neck ‘Depose // Tete Jumeau // Bte S.G.D.G. // 1’ also multiple artist-checkmarks. Original cork pate and brown mohair wig with front fringe. All original inside head with wood button attachment. Very good original wood composition French ball jointed body, jointed wrists, blue stamped ‘JUMEAU Medaille d’Or Paris’ on back. Pink silk dress with lace overlay, antique petticoat, and pantaloons with lace trim. Wide brim hat with roses, white socks, and antique kid leather shoes incised ‘LT in oval//1’ and cream rosettes. The smallest doll Jumeau made is an elusive size one Tete Jumeau Bebe, the holy grail for Tete Jumeau Bebe collectors.
$5,000 – $7,000