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Petite French Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru

Lot Number: 
117
13" (33 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, slightly modeled bosom, amber brown glass enamel eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, rose blushed eye shadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid gusset-jointed body, kid upper arms, bisque lower arms and sculpted hands, nicely costumed in rosy silk and lace dress, undergarments, stockings, leather shoes, purse, and beautiful early embroidered bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: (circle and dot symbol) Bru Jne 2 (head and shoulderplate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1883, a transitional model bearing markings of both circle dot era and Bru Jne era. Value Points: charming petite size with very full cheeks and chin, lovely features, original sturdy body, perfect bisque hands.
Realized Price: 
$10,000
Presale Estimate: 
8000/11,000