French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru, Teal Silk Costume, Signed Shoes

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17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes and brushstroked brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, shaded nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with upturned lip corners, shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, dimpled chin, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, slender kid bebe body with scalloped upper trim, Chevrot-hinged hips, wooden lower legs, bisque lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 7 (head and shoulders). (Bru paper label on chest). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, Chevrot era, circa 1886. Value Points: The lovely bebe with soft subtle blushing of complexion has original wig, sturdy original body, perfect bisque hands, and is wearing early Bru aqua silk dress and bonnet with lace trim, undergarments, leather shoes signed Bru Jne Paris (in oval), and is in base of original wooden box.
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