A Superb French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru, Size 1, in Original Costume

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11" (28 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades, blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading,dark eyeliner,painted dark lashes, brush-stroked brows with feathering, accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with accented lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,slender kid bebe body with Chevrot hinged upper legs,wooden lower legs,bisque forearms and hands. Condition: generally excellent, left fingers retouched although structurally original. Marks: Bru Jne 1 (head) No 1 Bru (shoulders) (original paper label on body). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1885,created during the Chevrot epoch. Value Points: very rare size 1 Bru bebe has superb bisque and expression with sought-after defined tongue tip,very sturdy original labeled body,original mohair wig,and wearing original Bru silk couturier dress with matching bonnet,undergarments,socks,and leather shoes with silver buckles marked "Bru Jne 1".
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