" price an EXQUISITE 18 1/2" ANTIQUE BRU SMILER ENFANTINE FRENCH FASHION DOLL! We don't come across a SUPERB Poupee of this caliper that often, especially with such an ETHEREAL FACE such as this one has--------an EXCEPTIONAL doll for the EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTION!
A gorgeous DISPLAY READY Fashion doll with her original all leather PATENTED BRU body, fabulous blonde mohair SKIN WIG, and endearing antique ENFANTINE ENSEMBLE; you will love her MAGNIFICENT PRESENTATION! She wears a RARE antique and early Enfantine dress made out of soft cotton with what have originally had a purple color background that has now aged to a more tan hue, complimented with a cream leaf print, and has a matching bonnet with blue silk ties and ruffled trim that frames her face beautifully! The outfit may be original to the doll or originally made for her, and it has wonderful workmanship, including a DROP WAIST with ecru piping trim, lace trim collar, and two. FLOUNCED ROWS at the hem, rivaling the original outfits created for her predecessors, such as a HURET or ROHMER Fashion doll!
The dress has FITTED TUCKS down the bodice which also has a cream cotton lining, and the original HOOK & EYE enclosures in the back ensures the PERFECT FIT! Underneath she wears beautiful antique white wear Fashion doll undergarments including a very FANCY SLIP that has exquisite HAND EMBROIDERED embellishments and rows of hand sewn pin tucks encircling it with a scalloped hem, a CHEMISE TOP that is gathered at the neckline, and dainty antique lace trimmed white COTTON PANTALOONS that also have pin tucks around each leg; please note there is some slight age spots to the fabric on the slip and pantaloons! She has antique white COTTON STOCKINGS with wonderful details including a slightly darker colored sock sewn at the bottom and tiny stitched embellishments at the top, and her antique leather HEELED BOOTS have an aged cream color, and in true Enfantine manner are ANKLE STYLE with a contrasting tan piping and all original six round BRASS BUTTONS! Her Fashion jewelry consists of a beautiful pair of antique PEARL DROP earrings set in gold metal that may have been original to her, and her original antique ORMOLU CROSS with black velvet ribbon necklace tie compliments her DEMURE APPEAL!She has the classic "BRU SMILER" features, reputedly modeled after the beloved French EMPRESS EUGENIE of the time, with the most EXQUISITE facial modeling and artfully painted features including MULTI-STROKED eyebrows and individual eyelashes, beautifully OUTLINED LIPS with turned up corners, and STUNNING PALE bisque with luminous blue and spiraled PAPERWEIGHT EYES accented with mauve eyeshadow! Her face truly shows what BEAUTIFUL MODELING she has, with slightly rounded blushed cheeks and the sweetest of double chins-----she really is an EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE of this sought after mold! She has the most fabulous SKIN WIG which we are not sure of its age but it definitely has seen some years, and the very pale mohair is luxurious and full! The back of her head is incised with the letter "G" corresponding to her size, and she has her original neck socket connection which is tight and secure. She has a CORK PATE that fits her head perfectly, and after lighting and carefully scrutinizing both the exterior and interior bisque including her shoulder plate there are no apparent hairlines, chips, repairs or restorations-----she is just PERFECT in every way!
Her original patented Bru gusseted LEATHER BODY is very sturdy with no leaks and is very firm, gusseted at the elbows, knees and buttocks and overall appears in EXCELLENT SHAPE for being almost 150 years old! In typical Bru fashion she has individually wired and sewn fingers; the exposed leather from the dress sleeves down has some expected aging to them and there is a pin point area where the wire on one of her forearms has poked against the leather. Her slip and pantaloons are sewn together so we were unable to remove them, but we did remove her chemise top and rolled her pantaloon legs up so you could see the wonderful condition of her torso and lower legs----note the INDIVIDUALLY STITCHED toes on her feet! This EXQUISITE 18 1/2 ANTIQUE BRU SMILER ENFANTINE FRENCH FASHION DOLL. Truly an EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY Poupee that will be treasured for a lifetime!Any other doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified. THANK YOU for LOOKING and GOOD LUCK! The item "EXQUISITE 18 1/2 ANTIQUE BRU SMILER ENFANTINE FRENCH FASHION DOLL" is in sale since Sunday, August 4, 2019.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "doriansroom" and is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
This item can be shipped worldwide.