14 French Fashion Poupee Doll , attributed to Jumeau, with a bisque socket head with very fine quality beautiful bisque, splendidly beautiful early blue paperweight eyes, feathered eyebrows, finely painted upper and lower eyelashes, dark eyeliner encircles the upper eye lids, dot accents at the inside corners of the eyes, shaded and accented nostrils, closed mouth shaded and accented lips, slightly smiling expression, and beautiful original blonde mohair wig with braded coiffure along the front wig over cork pate. The bisque head is attached to the bisque shoulder plate with the original attachment. She has her original leather gusseted poupee body in near mint (not played with) condition.
It is VERY RARE to find an ALL ORIGINAL French Fashion Poupee from the 1870s with exceptional antique elaborate couturier dress, very fine and intricate straw woven bonnet with silk ribbon, and signed J leather boots with heels. She is a rare original find that has been wonderfully preserved for 140-150 years! She wears her FANTASTIC antique couturier dress featuring aqua silk/wool with much rouching and silk ribbon detail. She wears a SUPERB coordinated couturier bonnet that is constructed of very fine woven straw with silk ribbons, flowers, and feathers. She wears layers of original undergarments as follows.(1) chemise; (2) underskirt with pleated ruffle (in the Jumeau manner); and (3) pantaloons with pleated ruffle (in the Jumeau manner). She has knit stockings and her VERY RARE & EARLY original signed leather boots with heels, signed the J in an oval and the size 1.
Her head is also marked with the size 1 which correlates to the Jumeau size chart. THE JUMEAU BOOK (page 236) indicates that a size 1 Jumeau poupee is 35 cm (14). We have not fully removed the dress and undergarments because we do not want to damage the dress. We have examined the bisque head and bisque shoulder plate and there is no damage to the bisque.We have also examined the body around and underneath the clothing and the body is in near mint condition. The fashion has been cherished and beautifully preserved for 140-150 years!
The quality of the bisque is superb with excellent modeling and delicate facial decoration. I have lighted the head with a bright light and the bisque head has no damage and no repair. The bisque shoulder plate has no damage and no repair.
The body is sturdy and is in overall excellent condition. The original clothing is in overall excellent condition.
1 (incised on back of head). J [inside oval] and 1 (marked on the bottom of each boot). The doll will be professionally packed in a new box (24 x 12 x 12) with reinforcement.
The item "14 French Fashion Poupee DollALL ORIGINALBlue EyesAttributed to Jumeau1870s" is in sale since Sunday, November 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "webantiqueshop" and is located in Manhattan, Kansas.
This item can be shipped worldwide.