Beautiful French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru with Original Signed Bru Shoes

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18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked brows with feathered details, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with tiny defined tongue tip, outlined heart-shaped upper lip, dimpled philtrum and chin, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, slender kid bebe body, Chevrot hinged hips, wooden lower legs, kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque forearms with separately-sculpted hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 6 (head and shoulders) Bebe Bru Bte SGDG (original paper label on chest). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1884. Value Points: lovely bebe from the golden age of the illustrious firm, with entrancing expression, sturdy body with perfect bisque hands, early velvet and silk dress (likely original), undergarments, silk bonnet, and leather shoes signed "Bru Jne Paris 6".
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