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13" ( 33cm ) socket head French Fashion with very pale bisque, blue
glass inset eyes, upper and lower painted lashes and multistroke brows,
pierced earlobes, mounted on a separate bisque should plate mounted to an
all kid fashion-type body with gusset joints at the elbows, hips, and knees.
Hands show some discoloration and wear with one finger missing on the right
hand. she wears her antique honey mohair wig over cork pate, long earrings,
wonderful black leather fashion boots with heels, an antique red wool
petticoat, and a two piece blue and white wool 1870's period dress ( some
wear and discoloration ) and a brown wool hooded cape. Her facial
characteristics are more " Bru-like " than Barrois, but being
unmarked with a slightly different face makes it impossible to say for sure.
The eventual buyer can decide for him/her self.......................SOLD.
16" ( 40 cm ) French Fashion attributed to Bru with bisque swivel
socket head with light blue glass threaded eyes,
pale bisque, closed mouth with slight hint of a smile,
pierced-into-the head earlobes, mounted to a separate bisque shoulder
plate incised " E" with identical incised marking on back of
head. The body is white leather with gusset joints at hips and knees, and
fully articulated wooden arms with dowel joints at shoulder, elbows, and
wrists in the distinctive and recognizable Bru manner. She wears an
antique pleated pale green silk two piece walking dress with lace trim and
train in back. The wig is strawberry blond mohair over cork pate. Her
shoes are simple back leather with flat soles but nevertheless antique.
Although still a Bru " smiler, she is slightly earlier than the
better known " Mona Lisa " smiler and indeed even harder to
find. A wonderful doll of quality and