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SOLD ON LAYAWAY: 13.5" Bru Smiler French Fashion Lady

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Directory: Dolls: Antique Dolls: Bisque: French: Pre 1900: Item # 1336537

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Faraway Antique Shop
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P.O. Box 353
East Millinocket, Maine 04430

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This smiling French Fashion Poupee is made by Bru. She has a perfect bisque head. She retains her original fancy blond mohair wig and cork pate. Her all-kid body is in very good aged condition. She is fully dressed in layers of hand-stitched clothing that was lovingly created for her, and she has nice antique boots and antique stockings. She carries a little dog marked Germany. Layaway is always an option, but please contact me prior to purchase to discuss terms. Here are the details:

Head: Her bisque head is perfect with no damage or repairs. Her stunning paperweight eyes are icy pale blue with spiraling. Her lush lips are artistically rendered with fine accenting. Her head is attached to the shoulderplate with the typical Bru "screw and nut" attachment - see pic. Her blond mohair wig is likely original. It is still attached to her cork pate with the original nails. She is marked C. Examination: there is some light inconspicuous speckling.

Body: Her antique French kid body is in very good aged condition. There are patches at each knee joint and a hole where a wire poked through. The body is sound with no leaking.

Clothes: She wears many layers of clothing that were obviously created for her with great care. These are all hand-stitched with tiny stitching, French seams and overcast edges. Someone really put a lot of work into these pieces. She wears a dress with separate overskirt and also a sweet hat with silk trim. Underneath she wears four layers of unders – two half-slips, chemise, pantaloons and bustle. Finally, she has nice antique red leather side button boots (each missing a button), and lovely fancy knit antique stockings with red edging at the top.