Closed Mouth / Straight Wrists / Signed Shoes. Incised: "DEPOSE E8J, " and with artist checkmark. Original Antique Doll - Made in France. Here is a beautiful 19 antique size 8 bebe by Emile Jumeau with beautiful painting. She dates to the early/mid 1880s.
She is incised "DEPOSE E8J" on the back of her head, and with the artist's red "T" tickmark. Her bisque is nice and pale, with perfect eyebrows, a tiny "beauty mark" on left cheek (kiln speck), closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears with red and pearl earrings (and a beautiful complementary red brooch), and lovely brown glass paperweight "doe eyes" that are really stunning in contrast to her blond hair and dark silk outfit.
She has a closed mouth with mustache-style upper lip and thin white space between the lips. She has her original head spring, and she also has her cork pate with a blond handmade human hair wig with bangs.
Her body is the earlier fixed-wrist type, stamped "Jumeau / Médaille d'Or / Paris, " and with its original finish. She is wearing a black silk dress with lavish embroidery all over. Under the dress, she wears antique batiste undergarments.
She also has her antique black velvet cape with its matching black velvet hat with pink silk lining. Both pieces tie on with black silk ribbons.
Lastly, she is wearing antique socks and original antique signed shoes. Please look closely at the photos: one shoe is Jumeau-signed (with the bee symbol).
The other shoe -- which looks identical from above except for minor differences on close examination -- is a rare signed "Paris Bebe" shoe by Jumeau's short-lived competitor (until a Jumeau lawsuit put him out of business): Danel et Cie. Beautiful antique condition -- from a non-smoking environment. No issues found with the bisque after careful examination. She does have a "beauty mark" kiln speck on the left cheek. Average age on the composition, but no repairs found.
There is a little paint loss on the upper arms. The pink silk lining of the hat is starting to melt, but this is not noticeable when it is on her head. IMPORTANT: Besides the noteworthy issues mentioned above, EXPECT any antique doll (bisque/composition/leather/china/wood) to ALSO have: (1) SIGNS OF AGE - for example: toned/crazed/chipped composition, minor wig pulls, loss of "hair" lashes on bisque heads, not-so-tight stringing, etc.(2) MINOR CONSERVATION WORK by previous owners/collectors - for example: reset eyes in most cases! , repairs to wig, repairs to clothing, touch-ups on composition/finish/paint, etc. Any MAJOR issues -- hairline crack, total repaint, etc. - would be itemized above, but these normal age/conservation details are not.
They are to be expected. I'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER. Provided it's rated the same (or faster) than the service you chose. If you live in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, or U. Message me to see whether there may be a cheaper alternative using Priority Post -- depending on the size and value of your parcel.And provided the items can travel safely in the same box. (opens in a separate window/tab)... Where you'll find more top-quality antiques/collectibles/artwork/dolls/and more! Significantly not as described: A. What was stated in the listing.
As often happens, it's the few bad apples out there who ruin it for the rest of us. Not knowing what they're doing. And then, when they realize they've ruined the doll, they return it saying it was defective. BUT HAVING SAID ALL THAT..
I do bend over backwards, attempting to disclose any noteworthy condition issues I can find or think of. But these are antique and vintage dolls -- so, please understand that they won't be in brand-new condition. There will always be some minor indication of their age, and it would be impossible to itemize every single pinhead-size stain on the outfit, or hairline scratch on the body. Please expect these types of conditions with old dolls.
IT CONTAINS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION. The item "19 Jumeau E8J Closed-Mouth Straight Wrists Signed Shoes French Antique Doll EJ8" is in sale since Saturday, June 19, 2021.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "saddlemountain" and is located in Newark, Delaware.
This item can be shipped to United States.