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All-Original French Bisque Bebe,Size 3,by Leon Casimir Bru

Lot Number: 
39
13" (33 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades,amber-brown glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French slender kid body with gusset-jointing of hips and knees,kid-over-wooden upper arms,bisque forearms with separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 3 (head) No. 3 (right shoulder) Bru Jne (left shoulder). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1882. Value Points: beautiful bisque,modeling and painting,perfect bisque hands,sturdy original body,and wearing original Bru dress of aqua and ivory silk,undergarments,antique bonnet,and aqua silk shoes attributed to Bru with elaborate insignia.
Realized Price: 
$26,000
Presale Estimate: 
17,000/22,000