RARE French bisque BEBE JUMEAU, TETE model with patented LEVER EYE Mechanism
RARE doll for the ultimate TETE JUMEAU doll collector. FRENCH BISQUE BEBE JUMEAU, TETE MODEL, WITH PATENTED EYE MECHANISM BY FOUQUET AND DOUVILLE 22 inch. The head is of poured bisque with mechanical eye device, allowing eyes to "flirt" from side to side, or open and close from device in back of head. DEVICES cast iron lever that sticks out the back of her head IS MISSING, but one could be made. I naturally don't know for sure, but the lever must have came out of the head when the owner was playing with her. Which saved this dolls head from being broken. Later in her life someone removed the wig and plastered the inside wires, so the eyes only looked straight ahead. I freed up the wires so you can move the eyes to sleeping position, and they now flirt from side, as you can see in pictures. Eyes are now being held in position with tissue paper. She has brown glass flirty sleep eyes, long painted lashes, brush stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and shaded nostrils, and closed mouth, shaded lips, impressed dimples at corners of mouth, pierced ears, vintage blonde wig over cork pate.
She has a tiny left cheek rub, and a small chip at right corner of slot in back of head, and a tiny chip on left pierced ear hole. Head has been checked for hairlines and she has none.
Her head is attached to body with original spring device. Head is incised on back of head TETE JUMEAU , artists red mark V11, and incised B te SGDG. The unique and very expensive to produce eye mechanism was patented by FOUQUET and DOUVILLE in 1891. The composition body is wooden ball jointed, with attached ball joints, and jointed wrists, with a working voice box that has had the pull strings replaced.. Body is marked BEBE JUMEAU Diplome d Honneur.
The body is in very nice condition. She is wearing a beautiful vintage pink outfit made from vintage material with lots of lace, a pearl necklace, vintage under garments, antique socks and antique pink silk shoes.
IF YOU ARE A TETE JUMEAU DOLL COLLECTOR, YOU NEED THIS DOLL. The item "RARE French bisque BEBE JUMEAU, TETE model with patented LEVER EYE Mechanism" is in sale since Saturday, May 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "dennihuyvaer-9" and is located in Geneseo, Illinois.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Material: Bisque
- Brand/Artist: Jumeau
- Brand: Bebe Jumeau
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Doll Gender: Girl Doll
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Eye Color: Brown
- Doll Size: 22 inch
- Skin Color: Fair/Light
- Features: Ball Jointed Doll (BJD)