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ANTIQUE ca. 1870, 14" BRU French Fashion Doll
Here is a regal little lady with a superb Bru kid body with RARE bisque hands, AND she is wearing a FABULOUS original gown, gathered in back to exhibit a stylish faux bustle and train! Her signature Bru bisque hands are graceful and SO delicate with their long tapered fingers, reminiscent of the finely painted hands of royalty in oil paintings and sculptures by the old masters.
She is a wonderful "Smiling" Bru, not perfect, but her faults seem minor when compared to her many strong points! You can't easily see it but there is a nearly invisible hairline on the back of her bisque shoulder that perhaps emanates from a sew hole. More pronounced, but also not to be noticed when dressed, is a hairline on the back of head at the crown near the incised letter "D". Her face has a lovely expression with her sweetly painted slightly smiling lips, decorative brows and lashes, and her clear blue eyes. There are a couple of slight blemish bumps in her making, right side lower cheek and over brow.
Her Bru kid body is clean, straight, and very nice indeed, small patch at hip. Her wig is original to her, soft blond mohair to which I have added a few curls in back (as I like curls!) Her well-coiffed hair is complimented by the addition of a spray of tiny antique flowers. In her ears are a pair of antique French green glass earrings which coordinate nicely with the freshness of her toilette.
Her gown is a master stroke! Stylish and form fitting, it has an abundance of lace decoration and drapery folds, a confection of perfection in white! Under this she has antique underwear. A pair of the sweetest light blue leather shoes caress her tiny feet. Just darling!
This Mademoiselle is quite the package and demands center stage in any cabinet! Her condition is reflected in her discounted price. From my own collection--she is a joy to look at and just so dainty!
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