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French Brown-Eyed Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru, Signed Bru Shoes

Lot Number: 
235
16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with defined bosom and shoulderblades, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, blushed cheeks and chin, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French kid bebe body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque forearms with separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent, right thumb reglued. Marks: (circle dot symbol) 1/0. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1880. Value Points: superb modeling of the early bebe enhanced by finest bisque, very sturdy body, lovely antique costume, signed Bru shoes.
Realized Price: 
$8,500
Presale Estimate: 
11,000/14,000

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