Beautiful Petite French Bisque Bebe, Size 5/0, by Leon Casimir Bru

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10" (25 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, grey glass enamel inset eyes with darker grey outer rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with delicately-outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid bebe body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque hands, fine antique costume including fancy shoes and woven bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5/0 (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1877, the earliest model bebe from that firm. Value Points: most endearing expression with finest bisque and painting, rare small size, perfect bisque hands.
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