11"h (28 cm) arm chair. Each is nicely shaped in
faux bamboo style with gilded finish,peach silk
upholstery with embroidered floral designs,braid
and brass trim edging. The set comprises circular
pedestal table,settee,arm chair and side chair.
The settee has original paper label from Maison
Giroux,the luxury Parisian store of the 1860 era.
15" (38 cm). Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-
edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled
bosom,blue glass inset eyes with spiral
lashes,brushstroked brows,accented eye
corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with
outlined and shaded lips,pierced ears,blonde
mohair wig over cork pate,original Bru kid body
from Chevrot patent with hinged upper legs,wooden
lower legs,bisque forearms. Condition: generally
excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 3 (head and shoulder
plate). Comments: Bru,circa 1884. Value Points:
very beautiful petite size 3 Bru bebe has dreamy-
eyed slightly petulant expression,original body
with perfect hands,original Bru
dress,bonnet,undergarments,signed Bru Jne shoes.
18" (46 cm). Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-
edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled
bosom,brown glass enamel inset eyes with spiral
threading,dark eyeliner encircles the
eyecut,painted lashes,rose blushed
eyeshadow,brushstroked and multi-feathered
brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed
mouth with tiny modeled tongue tip,shaded and
outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over
cork pate,original Bru kid body with gusset-
jointing at hips and knees,bisque lower arms.
Condition: generally excellent,tip broken on
middle finger of right hand. Marks: Bru Jne 6
(head and shoulder plate). Comments: Leon Casimir
Bru,circa 1883. Value Points: very fine quality
of bisque and deeply sculpted features enhanced
by creamy complexion,rich brown eyes,original Bru
9"h (23 cm) chairs. Each piece has wooden frame
with richly gold-leafed finish and neatly turned
legs with rounded backs,each upholstered in
maroon silk capitonne; the set comprises
settee,two arm chairs and two side chairs. One
chair has original label "P. Dartout,28,Rue de
Paradis,Paris". Excellent condition except
frailty to silk. French,circa 1865,an especially
appealing petite size.
For about 15"_16" (38_40 cm) slim waisted poupee.
The ensemble comprises black taffeta two piece
gown with rose silk edging and ruffles,along with
bone-handled parasol with rose and grey silk
cover and ivory fringe,and rose kidskin ankle
boots. Excellent condition. French,circa 1870.
For 20"_22" (51_56 cm) poupee. The ensemble
comprises grey woven jacket with lace edging,rose
silk bows and cording,pleated back at
hemline,along with bone-handled parasol having
rose silk cover with generous flouncing and bows.
Excellent condition. French,circa 1870.
17" (43 cm). Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-
edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom
and shoulder blades,light brown "cafe-au-lait"
complexion,brown glass enamel inset eyes with
spiral threading,eyeliner encircles the
eyecut,painted lashes,brushstroked and multi-
feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye
corners,closed mouth with defined space between
the shaded lips,pierced ears,Bru kid bebe body
with tinted brown finish,gusset jointing at hips
and knees,brown bisque hands with expressively
posed fingers. Condition: generally
excellent,body especially sturdy,bisque on
head,shoulderplate and hands perfect. Marks:
(circle/dot symbol) 5 (head) Bte SGDG (forehead
rim). (Bru label on body). Comments: Leon Casimir
Bru,the model deposed with the French courts in
1880,and represents one of the first French bebes
created with exotic complexion. Value Points:
very rare doll is superb condition with beautiful
lustrous complexion,original magenta silk dress
with matching stockings,chemise,pantalets,straw
bonnet,shoes signed Bru Jne.
6"l (15 cm). Paper mache bulldog with velvet coat
having painted detail has brown glass
eyes,loosely attached head,holds French doll shoe
in his mouth. When wound,he nods head from side
to side,up and down. Circa 1900.
From the couturier workshops of Ernestine
Jumeau,the luxury silk ensemble comprises ivory
silk faille dress with floral designs,red silk
and lace trim,matching red crepe bonnet with
cascading tiny flowers and red silk bows,red
Jumeau stockings,red Jumeau silk shoes with gold
Jumeau signature "Bebe Jumeau Med. d'Or 1878
Paris" and incised "10",and original one piece
chemise and pantalets and matching slip with
maroon edged border. Excellent condition.