Original Antique Doll - Made in France. Such a beautiful 22 Jumeau walker bébé!
This open-mouth bisque-head child is in wonderful condition. She is marked only with an incised "X" at the rim and "8" at the base of her neck.Delicately painted, and with striking blue paperweight eyes. She has a full curly warm brown-auburn wig on her original cork pate.
Her (repainted) composition body has a walker mechanism. She is wearing a lavender two-piece silk period-style dress with lots of lovely french lace, matching silk slip, hat, and pearl-drop earrings. You'll wait a long time to find another as lovely and as well priced!
Unsigned Doll: We confidently attribute this doll to Jumeau. But, as with any attribution, what you are getting is a professional opinion. Thank you for your understanding. Beautiful antique condition -- from a non-smoking environment.
No issues found with the bisque after careful examination. No cracks, hairlines, or chips.
IMPORTANT: Besides the noteworthy issues mentioned above, EXPECT any antique doll (bisque/composition/leather/china/wood) to ALSO have: (1) SIGNS OF AGE - for example: toned/crazed/chipped composition, minor wig pulls, loss of "hair" lashes on bisque heads, not-so-tight stringing, etc. (2) MINOR CONSERVATION WORK by previous owners/collectors - for example: reset eyes in most cases! , repairs to wig, repairs to clothing, touch-ups on composition/finish/paint, etc. Any MAJOR issues -- hairline crack, total repaint, etc.- would be itemized above, but these normal age/conservation details are not. They are to be expected. I'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER. Provided it's rated the same (or faster) than the service you chose. If you live in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, or U. Message me to see whether there may be a cheaper alternative using Priority Post -- depending on the size and value of your parcel. And provided the items can travel safely in the same box.
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What was stated in the listing. As often happens, it's the few bad apples out there who ruin it for the rest of us. Not knowing what they're doing. And then, when they realize they've ruined the doll, they return it saying it was defective. BUT HAVING SAID ALL THAT..
I do bend over backwards, attempting to disclose any noteworthy condition issues I can find or think of. But these are antique and vintage dolls -- so, please understand that they won't be in brand-new condition. There will always be some minor indication of their age, and it would be impossible to itemize every single pinhead-size stain on the outfit, or hairline scratch on the body.
Please expect these types of conditions with old dolls. IT CONTAINS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION.The item "Jumeau Bebe 22 Walker Incised X Open-Mouth French Bisque-Head Antique Doll" is in sale since Wednesday, January 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French".
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