Long Face Jumeau Mechanical

"Brigitte"

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Long Face Jumeau, "Brigitte" Mechanical  is approximately 18" (45.45cm) tall on Seeley's French Mechanical Composition Body. The head is poured in Seeley's Lady White porcelain, and the skin tones are painted matching the beautiful pale skin tones of the antique Jumeau dolls as closely as possible. She has a synthetic mohair wig.   Her eyes are Hand Glass Craft blown glass paperweight eyes,  imported from England.  The musical works inside the doll plays a  lovely waltz as her arms move up and down, playing with her little puppet, and her head turns gently from side to side.  

This version of the Jumeau BeBe is known as the "Long Face" Jumeau.   She is also often referred to as a "Jumeau Triste"  Or "Cody Jumeau".  These dolls were made in France in the 1800's, by the Jumeau Company.  The reference to "Cody" is because one of these dolls was presented to Buffalo Bill Cody, when his traveling Wild West Show appeared in Paris, France, in the 1800's.  She has pierced ears which hold lovely little blue beaded earrings .  Jumeau was well known for making many different varieties of mechanical dolls which performed many different tasks.   Evelyn's museum quality reproduction would be a fine addition to any collector's home.

Her  Lambert costume is made of dupioni silk, cotton laces and gold threaded trims and silk ribbons.  Her underwear is of fine cottons and French Val laces.   Her shoes are decorated with little silk bows.   The The base of her stand is covered in a complimenting velvet and trimmed with gold trim  and flowers.   She holds her little dancing puppet, which is included with the doll.

She comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity,  a brief resume of the Jumeau Company, and the Resume of the artist, Evelyn Stanbury, GMDM.

She moves her arms up and down, and turns her head from side to side.   The wind-up key is in the back of the doll.

 $1,375.00  Canadian Funds

 

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This Page Last Edited September 19th, 2014.


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