Antique 23 French Early SFBJ Bebe Jumeau Doll on Original Jointed Body Excellent Condition. From its beginning in 1899 to its end in 1957, the SFBJ manufactured hundreds of thousands of bisque dolls in a wide variety of sizes and molds. An early mold used by the SFBJ is simply known as the "SFBJ Paris" and that is all that is seen for its mark, plus a size number at the base of the neck.
This is one of those dolls which means she's from the early Jumeau head molds, and was made in 1899 or very early 1900's. This is the doll you'd expect to see in a museum. Her body is in excellent condition. Many of these dolls have a lot of damage, especially to the hands. Condition as shown, see title for more information.Please look at the photos. They are a large part of the description. This exceptional 23 doll has a perfect bisque socket head that's marked on the back: SFBJ, PARIS, 10. She has multi- stroke eyebrows, original blue glass sleep eyes that work, painted lashes, red eye and nose dots, a beautifully painted and shaded open mouth and six molded teeth.
She has pierced ears with replaced old glass earrings. Her complexion is beautiful and flawless. There is a tiny manufacturing firing stress line at the top rim of the head, has always been there and does not effect the value. She does have a hairline in her left eye.It's low on the inside corner and you have to look for it to see it. The eyes still work fine and the eye seems to be stable. The wood and composition ball jointed body is original to the doll and in great condition; has chip on arm as shown in pic.
She comes with three outfits, none original to the doll, 3 pairs of shoes and two wigs. Her underwear originated in France and have been altered to fit this doll.
Her head is stuffed with tissue paper to protect her original paperweight eyes so she doesn't sleep for now. She has a pressed styrofoam pate that is lightly glued in place and her replaced (possibly human hair) wig is pinned to that. She wears a Jumeau beaded bracelet.
This beauty is a show stopper! Thank you for looking; I'm listing more items; please see my other auctions. The item "Antique 23 French Early SFBJ Bebe Jumeau Doll on Original Jointed Body Ex Cond" is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "ragdolltherapy_2" and is located in Defuniak Springs, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.