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Superb French Bisque Classic Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru with Signed Bru Shoes

Lot Number: 
13
20" (51 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades,amber-brown glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush-stroked and feathered brows,accented nostrils,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with modeled tongue tip between the outlined lips,pierced ears,brunette hand-tied human hair wig,kid bebe body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees,kid-over-wooden upper arms,bisque forearms with separately-sculpted fingers and defined nails and knuckles. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 7 (head and shoulders) (original Bru paper label on torso). Condition: generally excellent,perfect bisque hands,sturdy original body. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1884,from the Chevrot golden age of production. Value Points: entrancing expression melding drama and gentleness on the beautifully modeled and painted bebe,original body,beautiful blue silk antique costume,undergarments,bonnet,socks,and leather shoes marked Bru Jne 7.
Realized Price: 
$16,000
Presale Estimate: 
15,000/18,000