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Beautiful French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru with Fine Early Costume

Lot Number: 
75
17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, almond-shaped brown glass paperweight inset eyes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, slender kid bebe body with scalloped-edge collarette, Chevrot hinged hips, wooden lower legs, kid over wooden upper arms, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 7 (head and shoulderplate) (Bebe Bru original paper label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1886. Value Points: the pretty wide-eyed bebe is wonderfully-preserved, with original sturdy body and perfect bisque hands, original wig, beautiful early red silk costume (possibly original) with wonderful hat, earrings, pearls, woven socks, and leather shoes signed L.I.
Realized Price: 
$13,500
Presale Estimate: 
12,000/16,000

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