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French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru with Wonderful Original Body

Lot Number: 
106
17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades,amber-brown glass paperweight inset eyes enhanced by very thick dark eyeliner,rose blushed eye shadow,painted lashes,brush-stroked and feathered brows,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French kid bebe body with slender shape,Chevrot hinged upper legs,wooden lower legs,bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 5 (head and shoulders) (partial original Bru label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1885. Value Points: a beautiful bebe from the Golden Age of Bru has gorgeous bisque and painting,near mint original body with perfect bisque hands,and beautiful antique costume.
Realized Price: 
$15,500
Presale Estimate: 
16,000/21,000