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French Bisque Bebe Bru,Size 1,in Original Taufling Costume,with Signed Shoes

Lot Number: 
1
12" (30 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades,blue glass enamel inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush- stroked and multi-feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with tiny modeled tongue tip,accented lips,pierced ears,original blonde lambswool wig over cork pate,kid bebe body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees,bisque lower arms,separately sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 1 (head and shoulders,and circle/dot impression on head). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,a transitional model with circle/dot modeling and Bru Jne signature,circa 1880. Value Points: exquisite bebe in virtually unplayed with condition,has near mint sturdy body with perfect bisque hands,beautiful facial complexion and painting,original wig,and wearing factory original gown,undergarments,bonnet,matching very rare taufling costume,and original shoes signed Bru Jne Paris 1.
Realized Price: 
$28,000
Presale Estimate: 
10,000/14,000