Antique Tete Jumeau Bebe Doll

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Description of Doll for Sale

For your consideration I present a bold example of an antique French bisque head Tete Jumeau Bebe doll.  This Tete Bebe has a desirable closed mouth and is impressively large (size 12) at 26 inches.  Big enough to make a impression in any collection but not so big you are uncomfortable handling her.  This Tete was made in France by Jumeau with her original body from 1886 up to no latter than 1891 when the body stamp was changed.  This Tete's head is made by Jumeau and is not one of the heads Jumeau had made in Germany for some of their Bebe dolls. 

This Tete has beautiful Jumeau blue human form paperweight eyes with tremendous depth and clarity set off with wonderful feathered eye brows, eye shadow, eye lashes and hints of eye liner.  The Tete's pouty closed mouth is expertly painted with a line painted between the upper and lower lips.  The head has been lighted and is perfect.  She is wearing a vintage replacement French human hair wig over her original cork pate.  She has pierced ears with no chips.  She us wearing modern earrings with one dangle missing. 

The marked antique Jumeau composition and wood Bebe body is all original with its original finish.  The Bebe body is fully jointed including jointed wrists.  It does have normal wear expected in a Tete Jumeau body that is 125+ years old.  The body has the original neck spring in the head. 

The doll is wearing a vintage replacement lace dress and hat. The hat has a label with the name Flo Lewis on it.  This Bebe is wearing antique underwear consisting of a full slip, chemise and bloomers.  The pieces do not match and the bloomers are too big for her.  While antique it is unlikely any of the underwear is original to her.  There are also a pair of antique leather shoes with her that have had their soles come out. All the pieces are there but they are in need of repair. 

Head Mark

DEPOSE

TETE JUMEAU

Bte SGDG

12

Marks

body mark

Jumeau

Medaille d Or

Paris

The head and body are marked as shown: 

Condition of Doll for Sale

The bisque head is perfect with no chips, cracks, rubs or repaint. The body has it's original finish. The body is dirty and has some marks and rubs in some areas.  The original body stamp is present. Because this is an early body the finish is a little rough but I have inspected it closely and can see no repainting.  There are some wear on the edges of the joints especially on the knees.  (see pictures and slide show) You can click the pictures to see close-ups of the condition.

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The vintage dress is in good shape with no foxing, stains, rips or repairs.  The material in the underwear is sound but there are some holes in the fabric and separations and splits in the lace.

This is an antique doll that will have some wear and imperfections expected in an antique or vintage doll.  I make every effort to describe all significant flaws in my descriptions and show them in the pictures.  Please read the description fully and examine all the pictures to be sure you understand the condition of the doll.  The pictures can be enlarged to show the doll in great detail.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information on this doll please email me and I will be glad to answer your question.  California residents are responsible for California Sales tax in addition to the purchase price shown.

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Availability: In Stock

For this doll I am including the option to purchase the stand with the doll.  The default price is for the doll with the stand. As an option you can select the doll without the stand for a lower price. Select the stand option before pressing Buy Now.

Cost Price: $2,800.00 Shipping & Insurance: $148.00 Dollnum: #315

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Purchase Information

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Terms and Shipping

The shipping charge includes packaging, insurance and tracking information.  Dolls over $500 will require a signature when they are delivered. I sell and ship only to the continental US (no Alaska and Hawaii).  I often ship by UPS so the shipment must be to an address (no P.O. boxes).

All items are guaranteed to be as described on this page regarding condition, attribution and attire. If you purchase something from me and feel it is not as represented on this page please contact me by phone, email or postmarked letter within three days of receiving the item and I will gladly refund your full payment excluding shipping fees.  To get a refund the item must be returned in it's original condition and with all garments and accessories. If you do not contact me within three days of receiving the item, it is understood by both the buyer and the seller that the item is as described and a return privilege is no longer available.


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