A rare, stunning example of a Leon Casimir Bru Jne from the golden age of doll making and the firm that was simply the best. She's from the Girard era, circa 1889! Her luminous bisque is masterfully sculpted and free of hairlines, cracks and restoration. Mesmerizing blue glass paperweight inset eyes, enhanced by black eyeliner and accentuated by delicately fringed lashes give her a pensive expression.Highlighting her eyes are feathered brushstroke eyebrows that lend an intense, pensive look for which Brus are famous. Shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, and delicate blush give her a grace that is second to none.
She has an open mouth with inset porcelain teeth. Her pierced ears don little pink pearl earrings.
She wears a luxurious chestnut brown human hair wig over her pate that is set in long graceful curls. She's on her original wood and composition body which is in excellent condition given her age. She has a bit of paint loss to one forearm, and a bit of crazing here and there, but nothing bothersome. Her lovely rosy pink silk antique frock, trimmed in lace, was likely added later, but is appropriate to her genre.
She wears an antique lace trimmed slip and pantaloons. Her French leather shoes and socks are newer, but lovely. Mark: Bru JneR 12 Become the caretaker of this treasure for future generations... Please keep in mind that antique and vintage items are not new, and therefore will show signs of their use and history, which many collectors feel add to their authenticity and charm.
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We will not send your item(s) marked as a "gift, " so please don't request it. Thank you for your interest in Chantilly Dreams. The item "Authentic Rare Antique Bru Jne French Bisque Doll Circa 1889 Superb" is in sale since Thursday, December 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "chantillydreams" and is located in Bloomington, Indiana.
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