This lovely 14 antique French Fashion doll is a Smiling Bru, also known as Empress Eugenie. She has a bisque swivel shoulder plate head, paperweight blue eyes, glued on cork pate, pierced ears with earrings, closed slight smiling mouth (similar to the Mona Lisa), marked "D" on the back of her head to denote her size, made by the House of Bru. She has a light auburn mohair wig and leather body. The body is well worn, has some mending and stitches but is very solid for changing clothes easily. Her leather has tightened over her many years and draws the legs up but she displays wonderfully.
It should be noted that she has a hairline on her forehead that comes halfway down but not to the eyebrow, it is hardly noticeable and doesn't show with her wig on. There is an almost imperceptible scratch of her left cheek, very hard to see in the photo, hardly visible to the average eye. Check left and right side pictures. She has a custom wardrobe consisting of dresses, two piece outfits, gown, day dresses, underwear and slips (not shown), sailor dress, and opera cloak of very old silk and vintage lace silk fringe with feather hat.
There are 11 outfits in total with eight corresponding hats. Her clothing consists of old lace, vintage and antique trims, velvets, 7 are made with silks.
Her price has been adjusted to represent her quality and value, she is a rare find especially with all her finery, hats and delicate leather shoes. She comes with a miniature vintage style travel trunk.She does come with her saddle doll stand which she sits in nicely. The item "14 ANTIQUE SMILING BRU EMPRESS EUGENIE FRENCH FASHION DOLL+11 Outfits" is in sale since Sunday, December 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "catrando" and is located in Atascadero, California.
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