16.5 BRU CIRCLE DOT featuring a bisque socket head with very fine quality beautiful bisque, splendid chocolate brown with amber spiral threading paperweight eyes, feathered eyebrows, delicate eyeshadow on the upper eye lids, finely painted upper and lower eyelashes, dot accents at the inside corners of the eyes, fine eyeliner encircles the almond-shaped eyes, shaded and accented nostrils, closed mouth with painted teeth between the shaded and accented lips, and beautiful original human hair wig over cork pate. The bisque head is attached to the bisque shoulder plate with the original Bru attachment. She has her original Bru leather body with gusset joints and extremely beautiful bisque lower arms with beautiful shape and exquisitely painted fingernails.
It is VERY RARE to find a Bru with exceptional antique elaborate couturier dress, coordinated antique silk bonnet, and signed Bru shoes. She is a rare original find that has been wonderfully preserved for 140 years!
She wears a FANTASTIC antique couturier dress featuring silk and velvet fabrics trimmed with fine lace and silk ribbon trim. She wears a SUPERB coordinated couturier silk bonnet which has original newspaper on the inside (as if it was used for the pattern). She has knit stockings and her original signed BRU leather shoes, signed with the B in an oval (the early mark for the Bru shoes). Her exquisite bisque hands are perfect with no damage.
And, as can be seen in the photographs, the body is in good sturdy condition. If you would like additional photos, please let me know. The quality of the bisque is superb with excellent modeling and delicate facial decoration. The bisque head has a fine virtually invisible inverted V-shaped hairline at the crown rim which does not affect the display of the doll (see photos).
The hairline goes from the crown rim to the dolls right eye; the other line is shorter and starts from the same point at the crown rim toward the center of the forehead. The bisque shoulder plate is perfect.
The body is sturdy and is in overall good condition and retains the original Bru scalloped strip connecting the shoulder plate and body. The beautiful bisque hands have no damage or repair. [Circle Dot Symbol] (incised on back of head). (incised on top of forehead). B [inside oval] (marked on the bottom of each shoe).The doll will be professionally packed in a new box (24 x 12 x 12) with reinforcement. The item "16 BRU Circle DotPainted TeethCouturier DressBru ShoesHairline at Crown Rim" is in sale since Wednesday, June 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "webantiqueshop" and is located in Manhattan, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.