Occasionally, we encounter a doll with an incredible presence. This Bébé calls you from across the room and draws you in to take a closer look. On close inspection, she is even more exquisite. Her sapphire blue paperweight eyes are striking and darkly lined with sweeping lashes and framed perfectly with finely stroked sienna brows. Her bisque is that wonderful blend of peaches and cream, gently tinted at the cheeks and more deeply colored at the lips with delicate coral and liner. Her honey-blonde wig is a thing of glory! In all the years that we have been working with antique dolls, we have yet to come across a wig as lavish and lush as this. The wig is extremely thick with a cascade of curly locks.
Our darling is wearing what would have been the latest couture for 1881-82 in her sapphire velvet and silk coat dress and matching velvet-covered bonnet. Her eyes light up in this ensemble, making it impossible to look away. Finally, her ivory-tone silk Jumeau signed shoes complete her look. This incised E11J is on her originally finished ball jointed body with the blue stamp Medaille d'Or Paris on the derriere. There is the usual wear at the joints and fingertips, but the body's in overall lovely condition and poses well!
Our beauty is in generally excellent condition. She does have some minute flakes at the earring holes of her beautifully modeled applied ears, which are quite tiny and not distracting.
This is a Bébé that is certain to add a captivating element to your collection, a doll that is certain to be and remain a favorite.