SOLD Thank you C! Please ask about my Bru Bebe Modele to
be listed soon. 714-213-0933
There's just something special about this exquisite, prime example of a Chevrot period Bru. Dolls of this quality are seldom found and this petite size 3, 14" tall, is very rare and can be nicely displayed with her amazing doll scale French camel back trunk and fabulous trousseau in your cabinet! Even her little kitty and antique “Wide Awake” German all bisque doll are included in the listed price.
In the bottom of the trunk, was found the provenance of the original owner in the form of the mourning card which is included.
Made of fine pressed bisque, she has the original head connector, rayed, blue paperweight eyes, and the desirable little tongue tip. Her exquisite decoration of colorful hue and delicate charm could only have been achieved by a superior craftsman of that period, circa 1880. I never tire of gazing at her and cannot help but admire this wonderful piece of art.
Over all, her Chevrot body is in tremendous shape and original assembly. There are a few age spots on the body leather, which is quite normal. Her wooden lower legs have a bit of crazing of the original paint but it is stable and not flaking off. There is wear of the leather on the upper arms at the shoulders so her arms are a tiny bit loose and cannot be posed extending up or out from the shoulder, but her arms do bend at the elbows. Her bisque lower arms are original, as seen by the incised #3 on the back of the ball joint at the elbows. There is some roughness on her bisque forearms, also “in-the-making”, when arms were laid on the kiln shelf for firing. This, too, is hardly noticed.
What a prize! This Bru Jne 3's pressed bisque is in very good condition with a few tiny, “in-the-making” flaws and a professional touch up of a small eyelid flake. Her bisque head, breastplate and arms are GUARANTEED to be free of breaks, cracks or hairlines. She will be shipped undressed to allow you to examine her and determine that she meets this description..
Please note all photographs and their captions, as they are part of this description. Her breastplate has a few shallow flakes near the back of the neck socket that appear to have been done in the making. They have the pink tint on the surface that would have been white if damaged since that time.
There is a 1”, “in the making” barely raised thin line known as a "straw mark" which appears on the back of her neck, hardly seen or felt with a fingernail. This is not a hairline or crack.
The artistry on the professional touch-up to a small rim flake on her left lower eyelid can be greatly appreciated because it is practically impossible to locate, even with great magnification. One may think they have identified the area when enlarging the photo, thinking that the irregularity of a few lashes identifies the few repainted ones, but those are actually original lashes! None of this detracts from her ethereal presence, winsome expression, or exceptional appeal.
So much to enjoy!
• blonde mohair wig and pate
• blue, rayed paperweight eyes which were reset with bee’s wax and
plaster like original set to correct one eye that was askew,
• Chevrot body including lower arms
• delicate knit lace socks and Bru shoes with marked soles (to me the soles
appear tampered with but not the tops)
• drawstring pantaloons,
• wire brimmed lace bonnet,
• tiny print and burgundy silk dress (according to previous owner)
• pantaloons & chemise with buttons at the shoulders.
This little world traveler has already been on holiday to Scotland, where she was presented with a lovely tartan and all the traditional accessories, to England, where she needed to don her cream color wool and aqua silk ribbon cape and hat because of the weather, to Japan, where collectors were clamoring over her original tiny floral print and burgundy silk dress, and now she’s come to America where she recently attended her Jumeau cousin’s tea party in her soft pink silk faille dress with matching antique original hat and antique pink shoes.
Just yesterday I peeked in on her and found her primping her blond mohair curls while gazing into her silver hand mirror with her kitty curled up beside her. She looked deep in thought so I asked her what was on her mind. She told me she knows she’s getting older but she really would rather not have to wear her pink cotton corset just yet. She’s not quite old enough for that! She is happy enough in her original or new fine batiste chemise and original pantaloons and full half slip, which are so soft and comfortable.
To be as described and photographed.
Thank you for visiting! I know you will love her!