Lot No. 100
French Bru Jne ‘Mulatto’ Bebe c1885, 12.5″ (32cm) swivel head bisque with light brown complexion on brown bisque shoulder plate with defined shoulder blades. Incised Bru Jne on head and left shoulder and faint 2 on right. Partially open closed mouth has lower lip fine paint rub, red peak accents, and shading. Brown amber glass paperweight eyes, black eyeliner, long black angled lashes, long lush dark brown brows with upper feathering, pierced ears with pink drop earrings. Cork pate and oversize brown mohair antique blue cap wig, original metal neck attachment. Brown painted kid leather original cross over period Bru Bebe body with replaced scalloped-edge collarette, brown kid over wooden upper arms and pin jointed modeled brown forearms with detailed hands, gusset jointed hips/knees, the right arm is not joined at the shoulder but has an original long screw. Cream pleated dress with wide upper lace. Silk copper jacket with yellow lace trim and antique inserted lace yoke, muslin pantaloons, black lace socks, leather shoes, gold bonnet with lace and bead trim.
$8,000 – $10,000