Tete Jumeau bisque doll. Cork pate socketed head with fixed…
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Tete Jumeau bisque doll. Cork pate socketed head with fixed blue eyes, open mouth and pierced ears, red stamped 'Tete Jumeau' with an incised 12. Long brown later Dynel wig . Early period clothing of maroon velvet jacket and bonnet, with pink lace over embroidered panel skirt. Original black leather shoes. Overall good condition with hands cracked and surface losses. Height 62 cm

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  • Incised - A record of a name, date or inscription, or a decoration scratched into a surface, usually of a glass or ceramic item with a blunt instrument to make a coarse indentation. Compare with engraving where the surface is cut with a sharp instrument such as a metal needle or rotating tool to achieve a fine indentation.
  • Pate - The pate in a doll is a rounded piece of either cork or papier mache that covers the wig aperture of a doll, (the opening in the crown of the doll) and provides the base to which the wig can be attached.

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