She has such a lovely childlike presence with big brown paperweight eyes and beautifully rendered features with an open mouth and little teeth that looks like she is almost going to say something. Her sweet expression is charming in every direction whenever I have pivoted her head, always sweet, always playful. She is wearing a vintage French, brown human hair ringlet wig over an old cork pate and the color of her hair is perfect for her complexion, Jumeau type blue earrings (they are not old) and I have dressed her in a genuine antique fall print dress with ruffles about the ends of the sleeves and a silk insert at the lined bodice. A newer, vintage frilly lace European type bonnet completes her sweet look with unseen antique onesie underneath with a matching half slip, then old sock and very old shoes that show wear and an attempt at a polish. She measures about 20 in height and is on a fully articulated body that was painted at some point, it has some bumps and bruises and most of the fingers were repaired and not very well.The arms and head are still move easily and fine and the arms can hold a pose but the legs are a bit loose, still, she stands ok and she has just been displayed on a stand. Her bisque head does have one stable hairline near the back of her head on the left, and that is what makes her at half the market price.
So, if you need a perfect antique doll, she is not for you, but if you love beautiful dolls and want a sweet French Jumeau bebe, then I think shes a lovely doll and at a great value. She is stamped in the back of her head Tete Jumeau in red ink and the incised 8 for the size at the bottom of the head with an incised x on the top back on the rim. The item "Antique Tete Jumeau 8 French Bebe Doll" is in sale since Wednesday, July 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French".The seller is "lovelyvintagetreasures" and is located in Shady Cove, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.