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French Bisque Poupee by Leon Casimir Bru with Wooden Articulated Body

Lot Number: 
40
15" (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, wooden poupee body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, and with ball swivel waist. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1868, early version of the firm's deposed smiling poupee with original Bru deposed wooden articulated body. Value Points: fine original condition, original wig, body with original finish, and with original costume.
Realized Price: 
$7,500
Presale Estimate: 
2800/3500