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Rare German Bisque Doll Known as 'Kestner Bru'

Lot Number: 
285
17" (43 cm). Pale bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brown glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eyecuts, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale outlined lips and row of painted teeth, blonde mohair wig, kid gusset-jointed body with bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 10. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885, the doll closely resembles the "circle/dot" bebe by Leon Casimir Bru. Value Points: rare model with outstanding quality of facial sculpting and painting, sturdy original body.
Realized Price: 
$2,400
Presale Estimate: 
1200/1800