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Brevete Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru with Bru Shoes

Lot Number: 
13
10 1/2" (27 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder-plate,small brown glass enamel inset eyes,painted lashes,lightly feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with pertly shaped and outlined lips,pierced ears,brunette mohair wig over cork pate,Bru bebe kid gusset jointed body with bisque forearms,separately sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 5/0 (head) (partial Brevete paper label on chest). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,the first model of the Bru bebe,circa 1878. Value Points: very rare petite size with exquisite facial expression and painting,original body and perfect bisque hands,antique lace dress,undergarments,original Bru leather shoes signed B in script.
Realized Price: 
$11,500
Presale Estimate: 
10,000/13,000