French Bisque Smiling Poupee by Leon Casimir Bru with Bisque Hands

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13" (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pale accented lips, upturned lip corners, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig with interwoven ribbons, kid poupee body with gusset jointing at hips and knees, bisque forearms with expressively posed fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B (head and shoulderplate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1872, the model was deposed by Bru in that year. Value Points: most charming petite size with near mint body, rare bisque hands, original ivory satin costume, undergarments, shoes, and original wig.
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