18 Hand Worked Button Loops. The body is a straight wrist Jumeau body with attached ball joints. The stamp on the lower back is very crisp, in the form of a blue decal stamp; Medaille dOr, Paris. The body does show some wear loved but well taken care of.
See pictures of neckline, arms and hands. Blue Stamp: Jumeau, Medaille dOr, Paris. 3 7/8 Cotton Edge Eyelet. This beautiful girl is an amazing example of the superb workmanship that people of the Jumeau Factory in Montreuil produced. She stands 23 tall; every inch stunning and captivating.Made between 1886 and 1889. Her bisque is perfect and masterfully painted. Her elaborate costume can be studied for hours revealing something new at every turn. Her head is painted on very thin, translucent, poured bisque. The ears are attached, well-modeled and pierced through the lobe. The eyes were perfectly cut in the greenware state, are almond shaped, and rimmed in black.
She has a closed mouth with the corners of the mouth upturned. The eyes were produced by Guepratte for Jumeau and are deep blue paperweight eyes.She has 2 artist checkmarks in red and the bisque is incised Depose Jumeau 11. Her eyebrows are beautifully painted Feathered Brows; exquisite shading and distinct feathering. The eyelashes are well executed and spaced nicely. She has rose toned eyeshadow that is well shaded. Her blush is perfectly blended. The lips are shaded nicely from pale to deep in color with crisp accent lines. The end result of all the above masterfully, executed elements, is a doll with an incredible angelic, sweet look to her. The seamstress had very advanced sewing skills, using the heirloom sewing technique. The dress has a complicated construction something rarely seen. The neckline is trimmed with ½ antique cotton edge lace. Below is antique cotton netting with a slight V is created using 7/8 antique cotton insertion lace. Continuing in the V pattern are 8 small horizontal pin tucks. Below the pin tucks are rows of vertical pin tucks. There is piping below the vertical pin tucks that separates the bodice from the dresss skirt. The sleeve is a version of the leg-o-mutton style. The top to bottom of the sleeve is as follows: antique cotton insertion lace, antique cotton batiste, 6 horizontal pin tucks, antique cotton insertion lace and then the cuff. The cuff; 4 horizontal pin tucks, with ½ antique cotton edge lace. At the closure there are 5 Mother of Pearl Buttons and 3/8 slightly gathered, antique edge lace at the closure. The skirt section is sewn in panels. There are 5 panels that are part of the Front Skirt (Center Panel, 1 Inner Side Panel on each side of the Center, Panel and 2 Outer Side Panels). All of the panels have the slight V pattern and the insertion lace is skillfully mitered at the point of the V in all panels. All panels are connected using insertion lace in a vertical application. The Center Panel from top to bottom. Insertion lace, cotton batiste, insertion lace, cotton batiste, insertion lace, cotton batiste and insertion lace, and edge lace. Are created using the 3 7/8 antique cotton Eyelet. The bottom of the panel has the insertion lace and edge lace. The outer panels are constructed the same way as the center panel. The train (back of skirt) consists of 3 different panels.
Each panel gradually becomes longer in length to create the train. The outer panel of the skirt back is constructed the same way as the inner side panel to the front skirt. The Center Panel of the back skirt is constructed in the same manner as the Center Panel on the front skirt. The skirt is gathered at the waistline and attached to the bodice. There are 18 covered buttons and hand worked button loops.
The covered buttons were beautifully made before tools were invented to make the process easier. Each hand worked button loop is made with fine sewing thread quite amazing. The garment is in excellent shape very small staining in a few areas. The petticoat is sewn with the same expertise as the dress. The overall construction is made of antique lawn fabric and the lower edge is trimmed in the following layers: Insertion lace, antique cotton eyelet, insertion lace, insertion lace and edge lace.
The waist is gathered by means of an encased pull string. The petticoat is in wonderful condition. The second petticoat is quite beautiful. It is made of cotton lawn with 11 horizontal pin tucks and 3 7/8 cotton eyelet edge trim. There is a small tear at the top of the skirt.This skirt has a button closure and buttonhole. The skirt is held in place using a safety pin. Possibly too tight to button. The hat is constructed of vintage millinery velvet.
It has vintage Rococo Trim, and a vintage floral spray, with off white taffeta ribbon. The blue and gray flowers are made with vintage millinery velvet and there are vintage stamens in the spray. While looking at this captivating doll my mind starts to wonder What is her story? Where did she get this amazing dress?
If only she could talk! My guess is that she would tell us that she was the favorite doll of a little girl and was loved and cherished. The little girl grew up and got married. Her wedding dress was made by a skillful and advanced seamstress and the woman requested that a replica of her wedding dress be made for her favorite doll. We will never know she holds all the secrets to her past.
There is no doubt though; she has been handed down to people who have taken very good care of her. She has been loved and cherished her whole life. We are looking for that special person who will love and cherish her. We hope that she will see another turn-of-the-century in all of her finery.She needs to find a non-smoking home with a glass case so that she can delight anyone who passes by her. As we all do, from time to time, we need new shoes and new garments she is no different.
Currently her pantaloons and boots need to be replaced. Shopping for the perfect shoes/boots and pantaloons for this beauty can be a whole lot of fun. She certainly can be enjoyed while looking for that perfect fit.Neither her boots or pantaloons are visible. I think anyone who has an appreciation for antique Jumeau dolls will be absolutely taken by her and might want to take things to the next level. Her hat is ideal for her trip to the church, maybe she needs a cape to keep her warm.
When she gets to the church she will need a veil and a bouquet of flowers. The item "EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE TETE JUMEAU" is in sale since Friday, October 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French".
The seller is "kari345" and is located in Erie, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.