Emily Hart Dolls
Antique Reproduction Porcelain Dolls

Smiling Jumeau

U.S. $4500.00

Emily Hart here offers for the first time, an extraordinary doll that was painted for Competition and the head kept in a drawer for many years.

This doll was never made for, nor intended to be offered for sale, and is an absolute jewel and the best of the very best of Emily Hart dolls.

French Bébé Antique Reproduction doll originally made by Emile-Louis Jumeau circa 1889 and marked 203. Very few of this model of happy faced doll were made, as all were custom ordered in the 200 series of character faces.

Poured in "Magnolia white" porcelain and with many layers of China paint meticulously applied and firings in between each layer

The skin tone is very desirable pale and with eye shadow

She wears earrings and matching necklace of the very finest Genuine Swarovski crystal beads, and Swarovski glass pearls, made especially to match her costume.

This doll features unusual glass eyes hand made by Heiko of Germany. These eyes are true “Hazel” brown eyes that look like natural eyes. Unfortunately they are hard to photograph.

Very fine and lustrous natural undyed Australian mohair wig with overall soft curls closely resembles a skin wig.

The doll has a cork pate.

Extra Fine Painting done in 2002.... this head is flawless and truly breathtaking!

PLEASE NOTE... THESE EYEBROWS ARE NOT THE SAME ON EACH SIDE BECAUSE THEY ARE PAINTED EXACTLY LIKE THE ANTIQUE DOLL WAS PAINTED.

This doll is a very difficult one to paint and few Reproduction artists will attempt to make this doll that is from an extremely rare Antique.

The body of this doll was carefully handmade by Jim Vickerman in composition with Jumeau lower arms in porcelain made by Emily Hart. The Antique doll would not have had porcelain lower arms, however this doll was made for Emily’s own personal collection and features extra special facets that dolls made to sell do not have.

This stunning ONE OF A KIND costume is made with hand dyed silk velvet, textured pure silk, extra-fine genuine Antique laces, and unusual and rare Vintage trim adorning the front of the dress. The dress and matching ruched bonnet are embellished with handmade ribbon flowers.

The undergarments are 100% cotton bloomers and half slip. Socks are hand knitted silk/rayon and shoes are in the French style made from the same silk to match the costume.

This doll stands 18 inches and 21 inches with bonnet included.

Emily Hart, Grandmaster of Dollmaking is an artist who earns her living exclusively from making and selling her porcelain art.

Emily is the winner of over 50 International awards, Canada's Top Trophy and many Best of show Rosettes in International Competition.