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They just simply do not come any prettier than this! The face on this particular smiling Bru is the best I have seen. The "Mona Lisa" smiling Bru is the one French Fashion that every collector should have in their collection. This lady has the finest and purist bisque and the most perfected artistry I have ever seen in one. Her pale blue eyes, finely stroked aligned brows, pierced ears with no chipping, perfectly shaped mouth with outlining and black liner around her eyes are all intricate parts to this lovely lady and are what you want to see in a fashion Bru. The replacement antique gusseted kid lady body is in fine condition with a good straight stance with very little crouching of the legs. She has separately stitched fingers. She has a swivel neck on a bisque shoulder plate which gives her a good posing capability. The blonde mohair wig is original, as is her cork pate. She is wearing a gorgeous hand-made two-piece walking suit with a train, all made of antique cotton/linen fabric, cotton lace and silk ribbon. The clothing was made by a well-known doll costumer who creates his own in the manner of the original fashion clothing from the period using all of the old techniques. It is an amazing outfit and has a matching hat of the same fabrics and cotton lace trim. She is wearing what I believe are the original under clothing, including a corset with old batting stuffing to enhance the bust line. Her original two-piece silk walking suit is also included, although it is in very poor condition. Her antique brown leather fashion boots are outstanding! One shoe button is replaced. You would not be disappointed in this Smiling Bru Fashion no matter how many years you have collected dolls and how discriminating you may be.
Marks: "D" on the back of her head.
Condition: Excellent bisque with no chips, breaks, cracks or repairs. The kid body has signs of age, a few tiny old patches and a rust mark on her left wrist (probably from the wire inside her hands), and a white area around the rust spot, nothing that weakens the kid or distracts from this beautiful doll.
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17.5 In. Smiling Bru French Fashion, Gusseted Kid Body, Mohair Wig, Cork Pate, Side Button Brown Boots