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French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru

Lot Number: 
12
18" (46 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder-plate,brown glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,mauve blushed eye shadow,brush-stroked brows with modeling detail,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with tiny modeled tongue tip between the accented lips,dimpled chin,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,Bru bebe kid body with slender torso,kid over wooden upper arms and upper hinged legs,bisque forearms with separately sculpted fingers,wooden lower legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 6 (head and shoulders) (original paper label on chest). Comments: Bru,circa 1884. Value Points: the most sought-after Bru face is exquisitely achieved in this model,with original body,perfect hands,lovely antique maroon velvet gown with extended train,shoes labeled Bru Jne Paris 6. From the Seeley Family Doll Collection.
Realized Price: 
$28,000
Presale Estimate: 
14,000/17,000