This example is a small modern reproduction of a Bru Jne & Cie company doll. This professional doll artist-made replica has brown set glass eyes, a swivel neck on a bisque shoulderplate, pierced ears, and closed mouth with tongue. She has a kid body. Her clothes were especially made for her out of antique and vintage fabrics and her wig is blond mohair.
Authentic antique original Bru dolls can be very expensive. Because the mold to make the head for this modern copy was taken from an authentic antique Bébé Bru and the bisque was decorated by an accomplished doll artist, a doll like this can be more easily mistaken for an original. She is signed with the doll artist's name and dated 04, but this information that helps to identify it as a new item could be omitted in an online listing. The doll artist who made this example probably never intended for that to happen, but the potential still exists, just the same.
Antique dolls originally made by many different well-known makers have been copied, and are still being copied. Modern skilled craftsmen are able to recreate features of vintage or antique dolls. And as these types of artist-made reproductions begin to gain some amount of actual age of their own it may become increasingly difficult to differentiate some of them from the originals they mimic. Reputable dealers who value their reputation and avidly seek repeat customers are always happy to guarantee the authenticity of the items they sell.
Measures 7 inches tall.
Item ID: 2007RP000332
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