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Antique French Bisque Smiling Bru M0na Lisa Poupee Doll with Articulated Wooden Arms in Antique DressPEE BY LEON CASIMIR BRU WIT

Very rare early version of the smiling Bru fashion poupee with original maker's signature,original Bru deposed body with rarer wooden arms!
Pale bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes,feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with beautifully-outlined lips, ears pierced into head, blonde mohair wig in elaborate coiffure over cork pate, kid gusset-jointed poupee body with wooden articulated arms having dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, and wrists, wearing superb antique silk taffeta dress, hat, original underwear and leather boots, earrings and pendent.

14 1/2" (37cm)

Condition: generally excellent.
Marks: D (head and shoulders)

Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1867.


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