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22â Paris Bebe by Jumeau ~ Unique and Fabulous

22” Paris Bebe by Jumeau ~ Unique and Fabulous

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Directory: Dolls: Antique Dolls: Bisque: French: Pre 1900: Item # 1264995

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This unique French girl is Paris Bebe by Jumeau. She has perfect bisque and her original body retains the original finish. She is fully dressed in a fine outfit including original unders, excellent antique lace-up boots, and a fanciful hat. Layaway is always an option. Please contact me to discuss terms.

There is sometimes confusion between the Paris Bebe of Danel and the Paris Bebe of Jumeau, so I have added a blog about the lawsuit between these two men in regard to Paris Bebe. Although these dolls have completely different heads, they are both listed in Jan Foulke’s Blue Book under Danel. Here are the details:

Head: Her bisque head is perfect with no cracks, chips, or hairlines. She has large bulbous blue paperweight eyes and a closed mouth. The Paris Bebe of Jumeau has almost character-like features - her longer, more slender nose is a little turned down on the end, and her mouth and chin have fine extra modeling details. The modeling of her features is excellent and her painting is fine. If you are looking for a French bebe with a unique face, you have found her! She has a lovely antique brown curly mohair wig. Her head is marked in a manner similar to a Tete Jumeau, with a red stamp: Paris Bebe / Tete Deposee / 10. She is also incised 10 down in the neck socket. (Danel’s Paris Bebe has incised markings and no red stamp.) Examination: There is a short red surface line near the rim which occurred in firing. There are no signs of wear, she is just as she came from the factory.

Body: Her original body is fully jointed. The body has been blacklighted and there are no signs of repair or repainting. The all original finish has darkened with age and shows normal wear. It is correctly marked on the rear, Paris Bebe / Deposee and an Eiffel Tower. Please see the historical note.

Clothes: She is fully dressed and I really love her costume. She wears a gorgeous dress designed with row after row of gauzy lace-trimmed finely pleated ruffles. There is age wear to the stiff gauzy fabric but it is minor and hidden by the tiny pleats. It appears to be antique, but on close examination, I believe it is made of fine antique materials. Underneath, she wears an antique three-piece matched underwear set that I believe is original to her. It consists of a camisole and bloomers that button together and a nice half-slip with widely flounced hem. She has a fabulous unique hat and a crocheted purse, both of unknown age. She wears antique knit stockings and excellent antique lace-up boots marked 10 with the impressed figure of a lady.