12.5" Sumptuous & Fabulous And Rare BRU Jne BEBE On Chevrot Body!
Pressed bisque socket head on signed Bru bisque shoulder-plate with molded bosom on original Chevrot kidskin body (with remnants of original paper labels) with lovely bisque hands, pin jointed at the elbows and jointed at the shoulders having kid over wood upper arms and carved wooden lower legs. Lovely blue paperweight “BEDROOM” eyes with delicately painted upper and lower lashes, finely feathered light brows, closed full mouth with shading and accents and distinctly modeled tongue between the lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears with glass bead earrings, original cork pate with a possibly original golden mohair close cropped and sparse, plus she wears a beautifully hand crafted modern mohair wig in golden blond. Dressed in a beautifully crafted mint green frock with cream shirred bodice and lovely ecru lace trim, original antique full slip and matching pantaloons, antique blue knit stockings and antique French black leather shoes which may be original, fabulous antique blue velvet bonnet with brown velvet top and blue ruffled ribbon trim and flowers, plus a gorgeous antique enameled oval pin on her dress. She also comes with an antique white dotted Swiss cotton dress with lace trim and blue ribbon sash.
on head: 4
on plate: BRU BRU JNE 2
Labels on her chest are mostly un-intelligible
CONDITION: Excellent. The head and plate without hairlines, or restoration. The fine quality bisque with sensitive and delicate painting of features, very crisp modeling of captivating face with exquisite modeling around her “melt your heart”, hypnotic deep blue “bedroom” eyes and characteristic Bru Jne somewhat pouting mouth with a distinct and cute, desirable molded tongue and extremely full lips. There are very minor rubs to the lips and left cheek and both ear pierce holes have chips. Otherwise, the head is perfect and so is the shoulderplate. The difference in the number marks on the head and plate is not unusual for the Bru factory as they believed the head of a baby should be larger in relation to the body than that of an older child or adult, so they often paired smaller bodies with larger heads. This was also done to accommodate certain costuming choices. See page 128 in the Bru book by Francois Theimer where this is mentioned The bisque lower arms with delicately modeled hands, but the left hand having been restored and both original wooden feet with a very old repaint. This is indeed one of the shining stars the French Belle Epoch! And her diminutive size only adds to her desirability and status as one of the true Aristocrats of the Antique doll world! Here is your opportunity to own this unbelievable gem!!!
Item ID: RLI-455
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