French Deposed Model of Smiling Poupee by Bru in Rare Celluloid Variation

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15" (38 cm.) Celluloid swivel head on celluloid shoulder plate, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with accent line between the smiling lips, unpierced ears, ash-blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with shapely firmly-stuffed arms and legs, separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, tiny ding on nose, finger tips worn on left hand. Comments: French, Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1872 when his smiling poupee model was deposed. Value Points: very rare variation of the beloved model, with original body and wearing original woolen costume, undergarments, shoes.
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