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THE BRU LIKE BEAUTY OF EARLY GAULTIER…The Ferdinand Gaultier heads have so much in common with Bru because F.G. produced exquisite heads for many of the other renowned firms without signing them. The Gaultier Firm did retail directly to the public much more of his later work however, probably half of his earliest work was produced for others to retail. That is what makes this early Bru face F.G. with the early Block Letter mark so important since some of his finest work does not bear his own name.. This beloved bebe is a scarce F.G. that predates the ones with composition bodies. Its beauty ranks amongst P.D., Bru and the early Round Face Steiners.
THE TIP OF THE TONGUE…Like Bru, it features the molded tip of the tongue between two tone Closed Lips, a short youthful nose and a round face. This youthful aspect is enhanced by a halo of platinum mohair curls. She has expressive brown Paperweight Eyes that glow warmly in the snow of her pure gently blushed bisque. Notice her particularly artistic eyebrows and evenly placed lashes. Of special merit to this sugar plum are the exquisite bisque arms. Chiseled like the Bru arms, these are extremely articulate and as pretty as her face. They have full delineated fingers and joints, deep dimples in the hands, and clearly realistic etched fingernails. Like a marzipan candy, they are generously blushed throughout with a noticeably sweet, rosy pink hue. She has the chubby gusseted kid body clean and in excellent posture but with some of the usual old patches beneath her Vintage Clothes.
She wears five delectable layers of clothing - a camisole, original pantalettes with the tiniest of pleats and lace trim, a sheer cotton full slip to match plus a half slip. They can all be found beneath her High Style Drop Waist Dress...and all of them closed by tiny buttons. The dress is a snowfall of tiny details and design. There is more open work than solid fabric ! What ever solid area of the dress that does not have lace or tatting is pleated ! Her matching hat is trimmed in three pleated open work layers. Her shoes and socks are also antique.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR PERSONAL LAYAWAY…if you want to be the one to give this superior Gaultier Bebe a place in your cabinet.! Such a treasured French delicacy should not go long without a loving home. We can assure you she is the essence of childhood perfection from the Golden Age of dolls. E-MAIL US or CALL US at …212-787-7279…24 hours a day…7 days a week to arrange your own terms or to ask for any further details.
MARKS: F 6 G incised on the upper rear crown.
CONDITION: Generally lovely. Perfect bisque with no hairlines or repairs. There is an ear flake at one earring hole. Her mint English mohair wig is a latter replacement. Her antique shoes have some general wear and the closures, as found, were extended with ribbon to tie across the ankle. The body is in good posture with slight turned in toes. There is old tape patching the right lower leg that is covered by the sock and the pantalettes. The left arm had been reinforced with old tape where the bisque joins the leather at the gussets.
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A Delectable 15" BRU FACE Block Letter F.G. with Bisque Arms
$5,200 USD SOLD
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