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Gorgeous French Bisque Bebe, Leon Casimir Bru, Original Costume, Signed Bru Shoes

Lot Number: 
17
23" (58 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with tiny tongue tip between the shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid bebe body with kid-over-wooden body, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque lower arms and hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 9 (head and shoulders). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1883. Value Points: gorgeous bebe with desirable tongue tip modeling, beautifully-painted features, luminous eyes, very sturdy original body and perfect bisque hands, original couturier Bru silk dress and undergarments, antique bonnet, leather shoes incised Bru Jne Paris 9. 
Presale Estimate: 
16,000/22,000