Lot No. 100

Lot 100.

French Leon Casimir Bru Bebe c1880 27″ (68cm), incised circle/dot symbol on her neck and Bte S.G.D.G. on her forehead, and 9 on the shoulderplate. Pressed bisque swivel head on bisque shoulderplate with original metal cap/spiral attachment, modeled bosom and shoulderblades, very plump modeling of cheeks and chin. Compelling blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading, black eyeliner encircles the eyecut, angled lashes, generous mauve blushed eyeshadow, brush stroked, and multi-feathered brows. Accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded lips with darker peak accents, defined molding and red rarer space painting of the molded teeth, and pierced ears. Blonde mohair weft wig, original cork pate. Very plump excellent kid leather body with gusset jointing at hips and knees, bisque forearms with separately sculpted fingers, defined knuckles, and nails with accents. The kid leather edged strip attachment to the body is open on the lower front edge. Antique dress with inserted lace over a Broderie Anglaise dress, multiple undergarments, and a cream silk fancy walking-out hat. Modes Deparis kid leather antique shoes. An outstanding dream example of the desirable early Casimir Bru Bebe with superior bisque and superb feature painting.

$15,000 – $20,000

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