Very Beautiful French Bisque Deposed Smiling Poupee by Leon Casimir Bru

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16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,almond shaped pale blue enamel eyes with darker blue iris rims,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,arched feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with pale accented lips posed in a gentle smiling expression,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,kid poupee body with square cut collarette,gusset-jointing,wooden arms with dowel-jointing at shoulders,elbows and wrists,wearing exquisite antique silk and lace gown,undergarments,leather shoes signed C.C. and straw bonnet known as "a deux bonjours". Condition: generally excellent,sturdy original body with some typical paint scuffing on wooden hands. Marks: F (head and shoulders) Depose (front crown rim). Comments: the model was deposed by Leon Casimir Bru in 1873 which was the same year that this body,which combined Bru's kid and wooden body styles,was also deposed. Value Points: rare model with rarer body,and having especially fine expression of smile,fine quality of bisque,and rarer forehead "Depose" mark.
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