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Impressive in size, quality and scarcity, this 28 1/2" French bebe is incised " Mascotte  M ". She has penetrating bulbous brown blown " paperweight " eyes, thick even multi-stroke brows, tiny painted lashes , closed moth with well- defined lips, pierced earlobes, smooth evenly painted bisque head with slightly rouged cheeks, and mounted on the original fully articulated French wood and composition body with original patina in excellent condition. The unusual pink and cream cotton and lace dress has unusual pink thread dangling tiny balls resembling each about the size of an individual blueberry. The underwear is all antique, as are the white leather shoes, lovely antique chestnut human hair wig with long curls ( covering a cork pate ), and stunning brown silk, multi-colored wicker, and cloth floral bonnet. Although rare and seldom found fully incised " MASCOTTE " even when so, they are attributed to a little known manufacturer of " May Freres ". Already ready to be displayed with no further investment costs here!...........................US$ 5,950.
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Pretty 16" ( 41 cm ) French closed mouth bebe with head stamped in back in red "DEPOSE TETE JUMEAU 6 ", attached by a coil spring to the original fully jointed wood and composition body stamped in blue " JUMEAU MEDAILLE D'OR PARIS ". Although finish appears to be mostly original it has the flat finish ( " scrubbed " ) whereas the glossy varnish is either worn away or has been taken off over her many years. She has a nice antique blond mohair wig with side part covering a cork pate, a lovely antique white ribbed cotton and blue braid trim two piece mariner costume, antique socks and antique olive canvas shoes impressed on the soles " PARIS DEPOSE 6 " ( with the " bee " logo ), old undergarments and a blue cotton cap coordinated to the dress. The blown glass brown eyes are stunning, facial coloring even as are the eyebrows, lashes, and mouth. Dangling from her pierced earlobes are one bead magenta earrings. A classic model but good quality overall in a desirable size.........US$ 3,100.
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Exceptional model of the Jules Steiner " Figure A " bebe with head incised " J. STEINER Bte. S.G.D.G. PARIS A 17 " , 23 1/2" ( 58 cm ) tall, having large blue-gray glass set eyes, well painted lashes and ( evenly arched ) eyebrows, pierced earlobes . closed mouth with well modeled slightly pouty lips,  on the original light weight Steiner composition body, fully jointed with straight wrists and well defined elongated fingers, with original patina and bearing a paper label on front left torso of the Steiner logo of a child carrying the French flag. She is well costumed in an antique one piece blue and white wool mariner- themed costume with a button with embossed anchor; also, all antique undergarments, antique straw hat, full antique darkest blond/lightest brown mohair wig, and very nice French antique leather shoes impressed on soles " 11 PARIS ( with the 'bee' logo )". A high quality doll and about as nice as can be found of this ever popular Steiner model.................................................US$ 4,250.

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25 " ( 65cm ) closed mouth Jumeau bebe with head stamped in red " DEPOSE TETE JUMEAU PARIS 12 " , with gorgeous and extremely bulbous blue paperweight eyes , pierced earlobes, well painted lashes and ( evenly arched ) brows, on fully jointed French wood and composition body with mostly original finish stamped in blue on back torso" JUMEAU MEDAILLE D'OR PARIS ". Under the unique costume is the original white gauze and lace Jumeau chemise and she has nice antique leather shoes impressed on the soles with the known Jumeau logo of a 'bee' and the word " PARIS ". The heavy antique two piece dress is velvet of the darkest midnight blue possible ( appears black unless viewed in bright light ) and covered almost entirely by heavy black bead trim. The antique brown mohair wig covers a cork pate and inside the head one sees the coil spring attaching it to the body. Perhaps the most impressive part of the costume is a wonderful silk ribbon covered bonnet with tightly woven floral embroidery overall with two  lavender embroidered wide streamer ribbons sewn on each side and reaching to below the knees alongside the doll. A very beautiful classic " Tete " in elaborate unusual presentation!....................US$ 3,450.
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Excellent example of this ever popular Jumeau bebe with head incised “ DEPOSE E 8 J “ attached by a coil spring to the original fully jointed wood and composition body with straight wrists stamped “ JUMEAU MEDAILLE D’OR PARIS, all in wonderful original condition. This is indeed a transition doll as reflected by this slightly unusual body in that it is more elongated and not as plump as an earlier “ portrait “-style bebe, yet it has eight separate ball joints which is not the norm as what one would expect from a “ Depose EJ “ model. In addition to her beautiful and bulging blue paperweight eyes, and well painted mouth, brows, and lashes, she still retains the original French blond mohair wig in excellent and full condition. The shear white cotton dress with pale gold silk ribbon trim and well- coordinated bonnet show off her beauty and the simple but antique black leather slippers ( impressed “ 8 ½ L.M. “ on the soles ) complete the outfit with well thought out continuity. Simple elegance personified!...................US$ 6,250.

 

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