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French Bisque Bebe Bru with Very Rare Painted Teeth

Lot Number: 
139
20" (51 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid- edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades,very full cheeks,blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading,thick dark eyeliner,painted lashes,incised eyeliner,mauve blushed eye shadow,brush stroked and feathered brows,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with defined painted teeth between the shaded and outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,kid bebe body with gusset jointing,bisque arms to below the elbows,beautifully sculped hands,(dusty) antique dress,bonnet,leather shoes,undergarments. Condition: generally excellent,right thumb restored,some kid body patches. Marks: (circle/dot symbol) 2 (head) Bte SGDG (forehead) Bebe Brevete SGDG Paris (body). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1880. Value Points: stunningly beautiful early Bru bebe with gorgeous eyes,rare painted teeth,very fine detail of modeling.
Realized Price: 
$17,000
Presale Estimate: 
11,000/15,000