Incised Jumeau Bisque Bebe, marked Depose Jumeau 7 and red painter's mark A7, with open/closed mouth showing white line between lips, fixed honey-brown paperweight eyes, light brown brows, pierced ears, original curly blonde mohair wig (reworked onto modern cotton cap), jointed straight-wrist papier-mache body with "Mamma / Pappa" pull-string voice box, original finish and blue ink-stamp Jumeau Medaille d'Or, Paris on the back, in peach taffeta dress, white lawn undergarments, straw hat, white lace socks, kid shoes and white rabbit fur muff, ht. 16 1/2 in., (tiny piercing chip on left ear, some paint wear on legs, voicebox partially functioning, with both beads and one string detached).
Provenance: From the family of her original owner, Esther Smith. Esther was born in Northern Ireland, but spent much of her life on Elm St., in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Even coloring, head appears free of damage when lit, tiny chip left earring hole, costume has not been removed but body finish appears original.