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Smiling Poupee with Original Articulated Wooden Body by Leon Casimir Bru

Lot Number: 
18
22" (56 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,almond-shaped light blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading and darker blue rims,dark eyeliner,arched feathered brows,rose-blushed eye shadow,accented eye corners and nostrils of aquiline nose,closed mouth with slightly upturned lip corners in an enigmatic smile,outlined lips,pierced ears,brunette mohair wig over cork pate,all-wooden shapely lady body with dowel-jointing at shoulders,elbows,wrists,hips,knees and ankles with separately carved and defined fingers,and having ball-swivel waist,wearing beautiful antique lingerie. Condition: generally excellent,two faint very old hairlines at back of head. Marks: Depose J (crown) J (back of head). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,the rare larger size poupee has 1872 Bru deposed head model of smiling lady,and 1867 Bru deposed wooden articulated body and is all original. Value Points: rare large size of the sought-after "Empress Eugene" doll,and with especially beautiful face and bisque,luxury model of articulated wooden body.
Realized Price: 
$5,250
Presale Estimate: 
4500/6500