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French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru

Lot Number: 
1
23" (59 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder-plate with modeled bosom and shoulder-blades,blue enamel glass inset eyes with spiral threading,pronounced thick black eyeliner,painted lashes,mauve blushed eye shadow,sculpted brush-stroked brows,painted lashes,shaded nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with modeled tongue tip between the shaded and outlined lips,dimpled chin,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,Bru kid bebe body with kid-over-wooden upper arms,bisque forearms with separately sculpted fingers,kid gusset-jointed legs,blue silk dress and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 8 (head) Bru (left shoulder) N 8 (right shoulder). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1884. Value Points: exquisite facial modeling on the classic period Bru with desirable modeled tongue tip is enhanced by superb bisque and painting,original body,perfect hands. From the Seeley Family Dolls Collection,the doll was featured in the book Fabulous French Dolls by Mildred Seeley.
Realized Price: 
$29,000
Presale Estimate: 
16,000/22,000