French Bisque Smiling Poupee by Leon Casimir Bru with Original Body and Bisque Hands

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16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderhead, blue glass spiral-threaded eyes with darker outer irises, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, delicately-feathered brows, accented nostrils of aquiline-shaped nose, closed mouth with slightly-upturned lip corners, accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with square cut collarette, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque forearms, lovely silk costume, undergarments, shoes, straw bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1872, the head model was registered in that year, and is considered to be a portrait tribute of the Empress Eugenie. Value Points: beautiful smiling model with exquisite painting of facial features, original body with bisque hands.
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