22 inch Antique FRENCH BISQUE BEBE BY BRU WITH ORIGINAL BRU BOX.... NO DAMAGE and NO REPAIR Circa 1890
Marked on back of bisque head Bru Jne R 9 is 22 inches tall with a perfect bisque socket head blue glass sleep eyes, delicately painted lashes, finely feathered and brush stroked brows, pierced ears open mouth, shaded and accented lips, light brown human hair wig.
The 9 on the back of head may look like a circle in the photographs but is clearly a 9 when you see the doll in person.
Patented Bru body by Eugene Girard. Raise her right hand and she will try to send kisses in original box labeled Bebe Bru Brevette SGDG Marchant No. 9. The box is marked 9 and also the dolls head is marked 9 so you know this is the correct box for this doll. The body is clean and has the original finish. The box is all there.
Underneath the box lid is also a label which we have pictured.
When a child held the doll by the hand the doll would walk with the child first one foot then another.
This doll is on a walking body that is why the legs are not joined at the knee, the kid leather around her chest is where they put in a bellows for her to cry but the bellows does not work. I have not heard any sounds. We have not taken her apart to see if the bellows will work.
Beautifully dressed in all antique finery, a lovely full dress trimmed with silk ribbon and lots of lace. Antique under set shoes and socks.
Everything is correct on this darling doll. She was lovingly played with and then always stored in her original box.