This Thuillier doll is close in description to a doll Clark purchased at a May 18, 1993, Sotheby's auction. It was one of two antique dolls she purchased that day. Clark's Thuillier was described in the auction catalog as a pressed bisque doll, circa 1885, with pierced ears and a blond mohair wig. She was dressed in a pink silk dress with cream overdress and a straw bonnet. The doll bore maker's mark "A6T". Clark's winning bid was $14, 054. She authorized her attorney to bid up to $90,000.
Marks: Paris-Bebe Tete Depose 5 (red stamp) 5 (incised). Comments: Emile Jumeau,his trademarked model "Paris Bebe" with distinctive facial modeling,circa 1892. Value Points: very fine modeling and quality of bisque and painting of the rare model,original body,wearing superb original aqua silk dress and bonnet,undergarments,socks,aqua kidskin shoes.
All-Original French Bisque Bebe Jumeau,10X,Couturier Costume,E. Jumeau Aqua Shoes 22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head,deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,mauve- blushed eye shadow,painted curly lashes,brush-stroked brows with feathered detail,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips,separately-modelled pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate
wearing pretty antique dress,undergarments,leather shoes. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 3 (and artist checkmarks,on head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau,circa 1888. Value Points: very beautiful color of deep paperweight eyes complements the lovely pale creamy bisque,original body and body finish.