Lot No. 100
Rare Emile Jumeau “Bebe Triste” c1884 French bisque 20″ (51cm) incised “9.” on neck. Demure charming expression, closed pink mouth with modeled white space, peak accents and inner shading, shaded nostrils. Separately modeled pierced ears with heart shape earrings and central blue stone. Brown paperweight glass inset eyes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, black eyeliner and angled lashes, long arched brush-stroked brows with feathered detail. Original attached bald skin wig over original cork pate and replaced brunette wig. Long original spiral neck spring attachment. French composition and early eight wood ball jointed composition body blue stamped “Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris, with straight wrists in good condition and some paint wear. Pink dropped waist walking out dress with attached lace trim, inbuilt petticoat, and heart locket. Silk antique shoes with white mohair trim and cushioned blue silk inner lining. One family owned Bebe, and the rare smallest size of all the beloved Carrier-Belleuse Bebe Triste.
$5,000 – $8,000