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Look at what we have here! This is THE ULTIMATE wooden arm Bru poupee for the collector who loves the Huret-Rohmer scale, who loves antique textiles on their girls and truly outstanding examples that shine above others in this class. In a cornflower blue silk and lace ballgown, Mademoiselle is just the doll you've been waiting for if you love rare, early and spectacular fashion dolls, especially if you are collecting all six models of the Bru fashion poupee bodies, and have been awaiting model number II. That's not even to mention her expression! I don't think I've seen a more sweet-faced example of the Smiling Bru than this glowing example-with the icy eyes of an angel and rosebud lips that would alight Juliet's eyes in envy, a more superb model was never made. In near mint condition, I could not imagine a more perfect investment for the meticulous poupee collector. I am certain that this beauty will be gone soon!
~This incredible Bru is available on layaway! A customizable plan is waiting for you. We will never find another like this all original lady, and are confidant that you will be absolutely enthralled with her when you get her. Feel free to send us an email requesting more photographs, or give our office a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her condition, or to discuss layaway terms. Not to mention, she is offered with our Couronne Platin gifts and guarantees.~
This exquisite poupee has a bisque socket head and shoulder-plate on an original, kid body in fine condition with fully articulated wooden arms. The outstanding face features the most delicate painting of the eyes with full dark eyeliner, beautiful pale brows, and incredible, highly desirable painting of the plump, sweetly smiling lips with the most outstanding shading and accents. Sweet blushing to the cheeks, and fine rendering of the crisp features (an early one out of the mold, for sure!) She has a lovely brown mohair wig with delicate curls (antique) plus an original cork pate, too. ~A special note about Bru poupee bodies: It was very common in the Bru factory for heads and plates of up to three size differences to be matched together, and we are 100% confident that her head, plate, and body are all original as she has the original, untouched atachment of head to plate (a photo of the interior of the head is available, upon request.) This particular model is on what the Bru book by Francois Theimer refers to as the Style 1 Bru kid body with the V seam at the hips, but with the Style 6 body arms which is not pictured, but we have recently sold another doll with the style and will also provide photos for those interested in researching her rare body further. The assembly of the body is all original to the Bru factory, and we are very pleased to offer this rare and beautiful model- especially for collectors interested in completing their collection of rare Bru bodies!~
Wearing a fabulous silk costume made of victorian tissue silk, probably in the 1920's; it is beautifully done, and a very early piece that fits her so well, it is clear that it was custom made to her measurements (though the waist is tight with the third slip on.) The gorgeous ballgown features royal blue silk bodice top, a swag around the waist with a large blue silk bow cascading down onto the cream double layer pleated skirt with lace and silk daisy chain trim. The undergarment suit is all original and OUTSTANDING; she sports a gorgeous lace trimmed half slip with a lace ruffle, it is very full and lush. She has a lace trimmed chemise top, an additional slip and a lovely pair of pantaloons. She is completed with her fabulous lace and pink ostrich feather chapeau... She looks like she just stepped away from her prince to seek a glass of punch. What grace!
Marks: F(Head) G(shoulder-plate)
Condition: Excellent. Her bisque is in utterly mint condition, free of fault, crack, chip or issue. Her body is in very good condition with only typical age flaking to the original finish of the arms; all joints still pose well and all fingers are perfectly intact. The kid legs and torso are in beautiful shape as well though they have settled slightly with age. The costume has some gentle wear and snags to the fabric, but overall, it is in beautiful shape; it has been professionally restored as there was some melting that has been taken care of. If you've been dreaming of a perfect Bru well under $10,000, look no further, you've found her. This is an outstanding doll that will just capture your heart! LBE 12.29.16
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Museum Ready 17.5" Smiling Bru Poupee With Articulated Wooden Arms In Antique Silk Ballgown~WOAH!
$6,900 SALE PENDING
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