ANTIQUE'TETE JUMEAU' FRENCH BeBe. "Closed Mouth" - Circa: 1886 - 1887. With "GALERIES LAFAYETTE - PARIS" MARKED DRESS. This doll is from a smoke free home and has no odors. This beautiful closed mouth'TeTe Jumeau' doll is 19 1/2 inches tall.For price reference see page #300 in the book,'Doll Values' 13th Edition by Linda Edward. Description of this doll can be found on page 327 on in "The Jumeau Book" by Francois Theimer and Florence Theriault. She has an very old faint hairline in the center of her forehead from the crown part-way down the forehead but does not even come close to the eyes or eye brows. You can see this when lighting the inside of the head and it cannot be seen with the wig on. She is nicely marked: on back of head - Depose TeTe Jumeau Bte. 9: and she is stamped on the back of her waist. She still has her colored beads that are for her pull - string crier. There has been no repainting as examined by a black light. She has a tiny chip off her thumb on the right hand. She has her original body finish.
She has exquisite blue glass eyes. Her facial painting is gorgeous. She wears: original French leather shoes; black fine nylons; lace trimmed pantaloons; lace trimmed underskirt; fine linen under blouse; a terrific lined red dress marked "Galeries Lafayette Paris"; and a red matching hat.(If you don't know this department store in Paris, google it - you are in for a treat). I think that her cork pate and wig are original. I just love these dolls. She will be a real treat for the new owner. From my home to yours. Delivered right to your front door. Don't forget to add me on as a favorite.
The item "ANTIQUE'TETE JUMEAU' FRENCH BeBe BISQUE DOLL with MARKED DRESS" is in sale since Monday, January 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "honeyandshars" and is located in Sun City West, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.