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Very Beautiful Classic French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru

Lot Number: 
140
25" (64 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades,blue glass paperweight inset eyes,very thick eyeliner encircles the eye sockets,painted lashes,mauve blushed eye shadows,brush stroked and multi-feathered brows,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with well- defined tongue tip between the shaded and accented lips,heart-shaped upper lip,impressed dimples at philtrum,chin and lip corners,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,kid bebe body with kid-over-metal upper arms,jointed bisque forearms with distinctively sculpted fingers,Chevrot hinged leg system,wooden lower legs,nicely costumed in antique teal blue silk faille dress with pleated cream center panel,matching bonnet,undergarments,leather shoes signed Bru Jne Paris 11. Condition: generally excellent,tip of left baby finger broken. Marks: Bru Jne 10 (head) Bru Jne (left shoulder) N 12 (right shoulder). Bebe Bru (original paper label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1884,an exceptionally beautiful Bebe Bru with desirable sculpting of mouth,original bisque head and shoulderplate,original very sturdy body.
Realized Price: 
$23,000
Presale Estimate: 
17,000/23,000