Leon Casimir Bru, circle/dot   circa 1878 


Item Description:
17" (43 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head with very plump cheeks and throat, on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined teeth between the shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid bebe body with gusset-jointing, curved kid arms with bisque forearms and hands. Marks: (crescent and circle/dot impression on back of head) Bte SGDG (forehead crown rim). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1878. Value Points: exceptional sculpting with very sensual expression enhanced by finest bisque and painting, original sturdy body, original perfect hands, wearing fine antique coral silk dress, fancy bonnet, undergarments, kidskin shoes, stockings.



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