20" Old Antique Papier-mache Composition French Unis France Jumeau Doll
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20" Old Antique Papier-mache Composition French Unis France Jumeau Doll :
Here is a lovely old French doll looking for a good home and a little TLC. I believe the back of her head reads "UNIS 71 FRANCE 149 and 301". It is faint so I can't be certain of the markings, and head does show repaint (photo #6). My reference "Margaret Whitton The Jumeau Doll" shows similar dolls as this one on page 62, referred to as "pressed cardboard head doll".Dolls have a paper tag in the photos which say "Poupe Jumeau Paris" and they measures 18-1/2" to 20" tall.Please look at photo #3 and you decide if this might be her. I do not know her past historybut will try to describe this doll the best I can with any flaws. This doll measures just under 20" tall being a papier-mache socket head (cardboard type)on well made jointed composition wood French body. Strung fine with all fingers intact, jointed at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, legs and knees. The bottom of her feet are incised "GOO 7". I see a number "8" incised on the lower front neck area, also a number "6" on the upper legs. There is a "crier" in her side that does make noise every now and then. Doll has open and close brown glass sleepy eyes that work fine, almost an almond brown color, possibly human hair upper lashes at one time but long gone, single stroke brown brows and closed mouth. Some crazing throughout face, light scuffs and built in dirt. Looking inside this head shows some wear, repaint where the outside was touched up,thereis a metal bar inside across the center with metal spring in neck area. There are eyes on rocker. If you would like a photo of the inside of her head please email. Her brunette mohair wig is worn but charming, there is a gold hair clip and ribbon. Wears her original drop waist blue dress with lace accents, two buttons down the back. It must have been gorgeous at one time. There are rips throughout the material, I don't know if it can be restored, possibly somewhat. She wears undies, stockings and shoes. I have taken plenty of photos. Please look at my photos they will serve as part of this description. If you would like additional photos email please, Offering to you AS IS condition shown with sale. This French dolldisplays well even with flaws and would be a "Treasure" for a collection or display! I do combine shipping to save you money and have many more dolls posted. Email any questions you may have prior to offerding, I may have missed something that would be of concern to you. Shipping cost in the US would be $9.00 to $15.00 pending your location in the US, outside the US estimate priority mail to be $46.00 and UP. Import duties, outside US taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyers responsibility.