This stunning antique French fashion doll is an exquisite Bru example. Her bisque head does swivel and she has antique earrings. Expertly painted eyebrows, very fine skillfully painted eyebrows, pale blue paperweight eyes. She dates circa 1874-1880. Flawless bisque with rose blushed cheeks. Marked 3 in the back of head. Shoulderplate is in lovely condition with no damage. Lovely bisque lower arms with dainty fingers slightly curved. Palest blush pink to highlight fingernails. Lovely with no damage. Fabulous antique high button boots with tassels. One shoe has some stitching to reinforce sole to body of shoe. The shoes were not removed in the examination process. Dressed handsomely as a pre-debutante. in a two piece silk costume with ocean blue fringe. Lace collar with lace down the front. Antique toffee colored socks. Brown antique mohair wig with a charming straw day hat, accented with velvet ribbon and ties which cascades down the back. The fashion stands 14.5" tall. Cork pate. Remnants of paper label on chest. Leather body in overall very good condition. Body was not examined from socks down to shoes.
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