Antique Tete Jumeau Doll

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Description of Tete Jumeau Doll for Sale

I am thrilled to present a great example of an antique bisque head Tete Jumeau Bebe doll. This French Bebe has a desirable closed mouth and is a manageable size at 21 1/2 inches tall. This Tete was made in France by Jumeau with her original composition body from 1886 up to at the latest 1891 when the body stamp was changed. This Tete has beautiful Jumeau blue human form paperweight eyes with tremendous depth and clarity set off with wonderful feathered eye brows, eye shadow, eye lashes and hints of eye liner. The Tete's pouty closed mouth is expertly painted. The head has been lighted and is perfect. She is wearing a vintage replacement French human hair wig over her original cork pate. She has pierced ears and is wearing modern earrings.

The marked antique Jumeau composition and wood Bebe body is all original with its original finish. The Bebe body is fully jointed including jointed wrists. It has surprisingly little wear considering it is 125+ years old. The doll is wearing a modern replacement dress with a half slip and bloomers. She is also wearing a pair of vintage German oilcloth shoes.

Head Mark



Bte S.G.D.G.



body mark


Medaille d Or


The doll is marked as shown: 

Condition of Doll for Sale

The antique bisque head is perfect with no chips, cracks, rubs or repaint. The composition body has it's original finish with minimal wear. The original body stamp is present. Because this is an early body the finish is a little rough but I have inspected it closely and can see no repainting. There is slight wear on the edges of the joints. (see pictures and slide show) The vintage dress is in good shape with no foxing, stains, rips or repairs.

This is an antique doll that will have some wear and imperfections expected in an antique or vintage doll.  I make every effort to describe all significant flaws in my descriptions and show them in the pictures.  Please read the description fully and examine all the pictures to be sure you understand the condition of the doll.  The pictures can be enlarged to show the doll in great detail.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information on this doll please email me and I will be glad to answer your question.  California residents are responsible for California Sales tax in addition to the purchase price shown.

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Availability: In Stock

Cost Price: $2,850.00 Shipping & Insurance: $90.00 Dollnum: #341

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Terms and Shipping

The shipping charge includes packaging, insurance and tracking information.  Dolls over $500 will require a signature when they are delivered. I sell and ship only to the continental US (no Alaska and Hawaii).  I often ship by UPS so the shipment must be to an address (no P.O. boxes).

All items are guaranteed to be as described on this page regarding condition, attribution and attire. If you purchase something from me and feel it is not as represented on this page please contact me by phone, email or postmarked letter within three days of receiving the item and I will gladly refund your full payment excluding shipping fees.  To get a refund the item must be returned in it's original condition and with all garments and accessories. If you do not contact me within three days of receiving the item, it is understood by both the buyer and the seller that the item is as described and a return privilege is no longer available.