16” BRU JNE 7 Antique French Bebe in Superb Original dress, wig and shoes plus a fabulous Trousseau including extra shoes, dress accessories, parasol, purse, muff, undergarments hat, pins all circa 1880
What can we possibly say? One of the most beautiful bebe Brus we have ever had. An outstanding, all original example in her pique costume with additional blue silk bebe dress, we just don't have enough words to describe this wonderful girl's costume and accessories, undergarments, chapeaux- but above all her wonderful face. With the most desirable, dramatic Leon Casimire Bru trademark face, this bebe has the careful modeling and expression of a cherub, about to bestow a kiss upon her favorite friend. Those watery blue eyes hold so many secrets, her soft, generous lips seem as though they are about to turn up into a delicate smile... I am utterly in love with this doll, and I know that her new mamma or pappa will be equally elated with her outstanding quality, presentation, and overall beauty. We are pricing her very reasonably due to her smaller size and minuscule finger repair, but truly, if you buy one doll this year, this would be a most memorable purchase. She is offered with the highest order of gifts and guarantees that we offer with the purchase of our dolls, Courronne Platin, because you simply will not find a better Bru anywhere else, with all that this incredible little lady will bring to her new home. We will even offer personal delivery at many east coast doll shows and events; feel free to email us for specifics.
~Mademoiselle Bru is offered on our liberal, customizable layaway plan! With $2000 down, you may take up to one year to pay for this incredible French Bebe. Contact our office for layaway details or to discuss the purchase, or just let us know at checkout that you need time to pay. Unlike many other outlets for purchasing French dolls, when you decide to purchase from us, we will give you award winning customer service. We can provide over 50 pictures upon request at any time, full, no interest financing, free, fully insured shipping, and committed customer care at any point during the transaction. Just visit our shop reviews to see how happy our other clients are with our service!~ Please note that any offers made will be considered cash offers, contact us if you'd like to request a Paypal layaway.
Pressed Bisque socket head on signed Bru bisque shoulder-plate on original kidskin body with kid over wood pin hinged arms with lovely original bisque hands, gusset jointed at the knees and hips. Lovely watery blue paperweight eyes with delicately painted upper and lower lashes, slight mauve eye shadow, slightly molded and feathered brows, closed mouth with shading and accents, thin molded tongue between the lips, pierced ears with antique turquoise bead earrings, lovely original antique warm light brown human hair wig plus an additional honey blond mohair wig with delicate curls.
She comes with her original white pique dress and underwear, original brown leather double strap shoes with incised castle logo on the soles, additional pale blue antique leather shoes with metal buckles, antique white ribbed socks, frilly lacy antique bonnet in white lacy cotton. She also has an antique aqua silk bebe dress with dropped waist, pleated skirt, self shirring to the upper bodice, lace edging, metallic trim at the dropped waist with an antique enamel bebe pin, antique wired bonnet with applied lace and flower trim. In addition she comes with a fabulous original antique dome top trunk with novel compartments and removable tray, exquisite lithographic prints decorate the interior and a rich royal blue paper. The beautiful trunk holds all of her belongings including the following: Four original antique cream cotton undergarments, An antique bebe corset An antique parasol in blue and white striped silk (some wear) A card with four antique bebe pins A wonderful pair of two tone leather gloves A silver mesh purse A fur muff with ermine tails A cotton lacy bonnet A wired hat with flowers Two original antique bebe dresses (listed above) A blond mohair wig 2 pairs of antique shoes (one is her original pair) Her original light warm brown human hair hand-tied wig An antique blue enameled Bebe pin.
MARKS: BRU Jne 7 on plate: BRU Jne 4 CONDITION: Excellent. The head and plate are in wonderful condition! The original neck button and attachment (photo on request.) There is excellent professional restoration to three fingers on the right hand. The finest quality bisque with sensitive and delicate painting of features, very crisp modeling of captivating face with exquisite modeling which makes this one of the most sought after faces in antique dolls, penetrating watery blue paperweight eyes and the characteristic Bru Jne somewhat puckered mouth. Teeny flecks at the right ear pierce hole, minor lightening to the right cheek. These minor faults are truly insignificant and do not detract from her exquisite beauty overall and intrinsic value! The Bru body is sturdy condition with a few small patches at the hip joints... How often do we come across a perfect Bru in her original antique costume and an additional trousseau filled with antique goodies of her period? You can continue to add to her trousseau, too, though it is packed, there is still room for at least one more costume. Make her yours today! Extended layaway up to one year is available on this extraordinary doll!
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~A Note On Our New 'Couronne' Three Tiered Rewards and Guarantee System~
Couronne, the French word for crown, has always been a term dear to my heart. I was born in Paris, French was my first language, and will always be my favorite way to talk about dolls. The circular nature and royal implication of the word 'couronne' make it an excellent adjective to describe the best of the best that we offer, here at Kathy Libraty's Antiques. As time goes on, I find it harder and harder to come across dolls of the highest and finest quality; and when I do have the pleasure of finding and subsequently offering them to my customers, expressing their growing rarity is difficult. Thus, we now have a way to do it in far fewer words than I have used in the past. Dolls of the highest excellence will now be offered in three tiers, each with an embossed tag expressing their level of merit:
~Couronne Dauphine D'Argent~ (Silver) To achieve the Dauphine level, a doll must be- shall we say, a cut above the pack. A doll at this level is exemplary, and would achieve Impériale or Royale status if not for a small flaw or two, acquired over her long life. These dolls are divine and stand out on their own. At this level, in addition to the doll purchased, the buyer receives a small gift, personalized thank you note, as well as a 5% off voucher for a future purchase.
~Couronne Royale D'Or~ (Gold) Dolls that achieve this level are rare, alluring, beautifully dressed and in very good condition. They exemplify everything that we look for in a doll and prize above others in a 100+ year old antique. At this level, our customers receive a small gift in addition to their package along with a personalized thank you note that is included with every doll we sell. A voucher for 7% off of your next purchase will be included.
~Couronne Impériale Platin~ (Platinum) The highest order of antique doll, a doll that is all original or otherwise exquisitely costumed . A doll that has an absolutely original body and without damage or compromise. With a doll at this level, we offer our customers a gift of antique doll jewelry, a luxury bonbon, personalized thank you note specifying the value and rarity of the item. Additionally, a voucher for 10% off of your next purchase from us. A receipt of your purchase for insurance purposes is also available upon request at this level, as well as in invitation to our Holiday Antique Doll High Tea at our home in and show room in Brooklyn, New York. *Insurance receipts are also available upon request for any doll at these levels.*