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Superb French Bisque Bebe Bru in Original Dress and Shoes

Lot Number: 
137
18" (46 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid- edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades,almond-shaped brown glass enamel inset eyes,dark eyeliner encircles the eye sockets,short painted lashes,brush stroked and feathered brows,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,pierced ears,blonde lambswool wig over cork pate,kid gusset-jointed bebe body with bisque arms to below the elbow,beautifully sculpted bisque hands. Condition: generally excellent,bisque head,shoulder plate and hands excellent,body is very firm with few small patches. Marks: (circle dot symbol) 5 (head) 5 (right shoulder) Depose (front shoulder plate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1880,the model was deposed in that year. Value Points: very beautiful bebe with gentle expression,choice bisque,original lambswool wig,wearing original Bru dress with matching bonnet,and leather shoes signed Bru Jne Paris.
Realized Price: 
$19,000
Presale Estimate: 
12,000/16,000