If I were a collector aiming to purchase one French Bebe this spring, I would skip the waiting game and simply purchase this darling Tete Jumeau Bebe. With the look of an EJ Jumeau, this charming bebe with her watery blue eyes and her golden blond hair is a total winner! But best of all, she has a hidden hairline that becomes an opportunity for people who must watch their budget. As a result, she is more reasonably priced. Stake your claim now, because this bebe will be going to a new home really soon. Don't be left in the dust!
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She has a bisque socket head with blue paperweight eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brown brows, a closed mouth, and pierced ears. She stands at 20” tall on her original fully-jointed wood and composition body, with a pull-string crier, and wears a gorgeous blond human hair wig, styled in curls with bangs.
She is dressed in a gorgeous modern-made pink silk frock, with a dropped waist and pleated skirt. The collar is pointed, with cream lace trim and tape lace overlay, the bodice has a cream silk placket down the front, tapering to a point at the waist, with cream lace trim and buttons down the front. The sleeve cuffs are trimmed with cream lace overlay, and at the waist is a pleated sash and cream lace over the top of the skirt. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton full slip and pair of pantaloons, both decorated with tucks and lace trim. On her feet are a pair of white net socks and modern-made black leather shoes with brown rosettes. On her head is a white organdy bonnet, with pink Swiss dots, a pink ribbon band and ties, and lace along the inner brim; she wears antique faceted wine-red earrings. A stunning overall presentation!
DEPOSE / TETE JUMEAU / Bvt. S.G.D.G. 9 (tic marks, something written in blue pen) [stamped/written, back of head]
JUMEAU / MEDAILLE D’OR / PARIS [stamped, back of torso]
CONDITION: She has a hairline on the right side of her forehead, which is easily covered with a wig. Otherwise, the bisque head is free of chips, cracks, or restoration. Her original body has several touch-ups to the arms, legs, hands, and feet. The pull-string crier still functions well. The costume is in excellent condition. She is a lovely example of the desirable Tete Jumeau Bebe by Jumeau! She has a commanding presence and a wonderful costume and she is a great opportunity for anyone who wants an authentic antique Tete Jumeau at a reduced price!
*Please note that the price shown for this doll was calculated by factoring in the doll’s condition carefully. The doll’s condition is described fully in the "Condition" paragraph above. Any damage or flaws are carefully evaluated as to the manner in which they may reduce the retail value of this item. Unless there is some major issue we overlooked in the condition report, we decline to entertain any proposals for price reductions due to a less than perfect condition report. Most dolls that are over 100 years old will have encountered issues over the years and perfection is rare when it comes to antiques.
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