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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