Tall 19th Century French Porcelain Musical Automaton Jumeau Doll For Sale
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Tall 19th Century French Porcelain Musical Automaton Jumeau Doll

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Here is a treasure for doll collector! This 19th century doll by Jumeau was crafted in France, circa 1870; the doll's head and right arm are in motion when the music is been played by cranking the knob on the base. The head and hands are made of bisque (or porcelain), with lace clothing in the blue and beige palette. Very good condition commensurate with age and use. Signed Jumeau on the back of the neck. Jumeau antique dolls are coveted all-over the world. Jumeau bebes (child dolls) are known for their expressive eyes, shinny hair, and beautiful bisque; the French Fashion dolls are the perfect expression of their time and place. Jumeau dolls can sell for many thousands of dollars today, and demand for the dolls is quite high. The dolls were made in the second half of the 19th century during the heyday of French doll making by two generations of the Jumeau family. Pierre Francoise Jumeau began the Jumeau firm in the 1840s. At that time, they made papier mache dolls. By the end of the 1850s, they made porcelain (glazed) dolls, and for the rest of the firm's production thereafter, they specialized in dolls with bisque heads first, poupees (fashion ladies) and then bebes (child dolls). Emile Louis Jumeau took over the firm in 1874, and the company remained in family hands until it was subsumed into SFBJ in 1899. Measures: 14" W x 26" H.

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  • Dimensions
    H 26 in. x W 14 in. x D 13 in.H 66.04 cm x W 35.56 cm x D 33.02 cm
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Seller Reference Number
    93-349
  • Reference Number
    LU951211335983
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