Pierre François Jumeau
originally partnered with a man named Louis Desire Belton, (Belton &
Jumeau), Belton died before 1846, Jumeau continued to make the
beautiful bisque Bébés dolls loved by antique doll collectors today. Up
until 1872 many bisque heads were supplied by
until Jumeau built it's own porcelain factory in 1873. About 1878 second son, Emile Jumeau, took over from his
father who retired. In 1899 Jumeau became a member of the
SFBJ - Societe Française de Fabrication de Bébé & Jouets, until
their demise in 1958.
Many of Jumeau's earliest dolls are
considered works of art.
Some Jumeau Dolls Types:
Almond Eyed Bébé Jumeau,
1893-1898 Bébé Jumeau Phonographe
or Bébé Jumeau Lioregraph
(inventor Henri Lioret, marked phonographic parts HL),
B.L. Bébé, E.D. Bébé
(produced while Emillle Douillet was director 1892-1899), E.J. Bébé, E.J.A. Bébé, great Ladies Series, Jumeau Character Bébé, Jumeau Déposé Bébé, Long
Faced Triste Bébé, (sad facial expression), Multi Faced Bébé Jumeau, Parisiennes (kid
bodies with bisque heads), Portrait Bébé, Poupée Bois, Poupée de Mode (Lady
Doll of Fashion),
Premiere Bébé, Princess Elizabeth Jumeau, Second Series Bébé Duet, R.R. Bébé and
Tete Jumeau Bébé.
Jumeau supplied some marked bisque heads for
Roullet et Decamps walking and mechanical
Jumeau Triste Bébé, 30" tall, long, sad
face doll, pressed bisque socket head, large oval shaped paperweight eyes,
feathered brows, delicate painted eye lashes, closed mouth, applied
pierced ears, composition jointed body with straight wrists. The
Triste bébé bisque face mold was created by Jumeau chief designer Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
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