An All-Original Beautiful French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru

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16" (41 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid- edged bisque shoulder plate,plump modeling of cheeks and chin,small amber brown glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,feathered brows,rose blushed eye shadow and cheeks,accented eye corners and nostrils,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,original blonde lambswool wig over cork pate,kid bebe body with gusset jointing,bisque lower arms and hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1 (head) Bebe Brevete SGDG Paris (body label). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1878,his premiere bebe model known as Bebe Brevete. Value Points: an extraordinary early model bebe,with fabulous bisque and painting,perfect bisque hands,who has been preserved for more than 130 years in her completely original costume comprising of undergarments,ivory-peach silk dress,socks with matching straw bonnet trimmed with ivory-peach silk bows and lining,tan leather shoes with ÒBÓ initial,and earrings.
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