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Tete Jumeau 27â DEP French Bisque Doll

Tete Jumeau 27” DEP French Bisque Doll

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Directory: Dolls: Antique Dolls: Bisque: French: Pre 1900: Item # 1430909
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A beautiful young lady, she is on her originally fully articulating wooden composition body with pull strings for the voice box to ‘talk’. When you pull the strings says ‘wah, wah’, lol, it’s cute. She is a larger size of about 27” tall. This Tete Jumeau bebe would be a later period doll from Jumeau about the turn of the last century. She has the DEP signed on the back of her head with 12 for the size. She may have originally had the Tete Jumeau red stamp on the back of her neck, but if so, it is no longer evident. Her dark brown eyes have been set and match well with her soft brown replacement wig and feathered dark brown eye brows. She has tiny painted lashed beneath the eyes; however, her original mohair lashes are no long present. Nice coloring on her with rosy cheeks with a little open mouth smile on her open coral lips exposing 4 teeth; she has pierced ears but no earrings. She displays well wearing a vintage ecru color, thick cotton, long sleeve dress trimmed in small white lace. Old crocheted lace with pink threaded ribbon in her hair. She wears antique eyelet lace bloomers underneath with vintage slip and white socks with matching size 12 old SFBJ shoes. I can tell by looking inside of her that was restrung not that long ago. Her stringing is not tight or loose. Her head and arms hold most poses fine. She looks pretty clean on the inside and she has had a sponge bath along with all of her clothing and wig I have hand washed so she is clean and without offensive odors. The bisque head looks good without any cracks or repairs and she has all fingers and toes. The cardboard pate is glued on with the wig. She has the tinest dot of paint off her forehead, probably from glue when someone restrung and wigged her. The original body has some paint loss, mostly on the wooden legs, and some composition missing on the back of her right hand. Her hands appear to be antique replacements. She is a genuine, big, beautiful French Jumeau with a lovely childlike presence. Similar dolls of the same make and mold number with far worse issues are priced much higher, but I have priced her well below her value due to these few things. If you require a ‘perfect’ doll, she is not for you. But if you want a big, beautiful French girl at a great price, then she could be. She is ready for gentle play or display.