Pretty as a picture in pink lace and satin! This darling Depose Tete Jumeau Bebe French bisque doll, circa 1890s, has the sweetest expression and lovely pale bisque. Her deepest chocolate inset eyes are fringed with delicately painted lashes and given a demure expression with feathered, arched eyebrows and a hint of mauve eye shadowing. She has soft pink blush and rosy cupid's bow lips.
Her open mouth reveals six tiny inset porcelain teeth. She wears tiny golden crosses with pink rhinestones in her pierced ears. Her lovely vintage pink French Alencon lace and appliqued costume consists of a cream satin under dress with lace overlay and a beautiful matching bonnet. Underneath that she wears a full slip and pantaloons trimmed with satin bows and Valenciennes lace. She has darling leather antique shoes over sweet pink trimmed socks.
Her light blonde wig is vintage and a nice quality, but she'll go to her new home with her original brunette wig and cork pate as well. Her chunky French wood and composition body is jointed at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees. It was repainted long ago, but is perfectly matched to her bisque. Her body shows the expected amount of play wear, such as crazing, wear at joints, except that her right foot must have gotten caught in a door and was glued : This beauty has been light tested and is free of hairlines, cracks or restoration.
A bit of bisque lightening on forehead, but nothing overly concerning. She's a very desirable cabinet sized Bebe at 19. She'd make a wonderful gift for the doll lover in your life! Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau in red with artist's initials.Please keep in mind that antique and vintage items are not new, and therefore will show signs of their use and history, which many collectors feel add to their authenticity and charm. Most are handmade, previously used and may vary slightly. The small imperfections which may be inherent will not affect their beauty or use. We make every effort to describe items accurately. Please carefully review the descriptions and photos as they are an integral part of the listing. If for any reason you are dissatisfied, please send a message, prior to leaving feedback, so that we may resolve the issue. We will not send your item(s) marked as a "gift, " so please don't request it. Thank you for your interest in Chantilly Dreams. The item "Precious Antique Depose Tete Jumeau French Bisque Doll Circa 1890s" is in sale since Tuesday, December 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "chantillydreams" and is located in Bloomington, Indiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.