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Gorgeous French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru in Petite Size 2

Lot Number: 
80
12" (30 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, ice-blue enamel inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose- blushed eyeshadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid bebe body with kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque lower arms and hands, gusset-jointing at hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 2 (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1882, from Golden Years production of that firm. Value Points: exquisite expression and eyes, lovely bisque with delicate coloring, original firm body and perfect hands, lovely antique costume and leather boots signed C.C., and sought-after petite size. 
Realized Price: 
$24,000
Presale Estimate: 
9000/12,000