This is a spectacular 18" doll with a lavish presentation and attitude! A simply stunning blue-eyed beauty with a wonderful original blonde wig and excellent creamy bisque. Her sumptuous trousseau is well cared for in her trunk and consists of a lovely array of accessories and costumes with bonnets. **A petite engraved silver purse, fabulous fringed parasols, ornate pink floral porcelain standing calling card tray, needlepoint slippers, nightgown, white wear, nosegay bouquet in a gilt holder, painted silk fan, gloves, candlestick, tiny lithographed boxes with hairpins, marked Epingle a Cheveux, mother of pearl dance card with tiny pencil, blue snood, tiny garters, a crinoline skirt, and a superb selection of four ensembles, plus four additional hats; three varied straw hats and one black/navy velvet hat. Her trousseau includes a blue silk fringed parasol. Our beauty is costumed in a stunning pale pink and creme silk ensemble with matching lavish pale pink and creme feathered hat. She is well-groomed in her chemise and slips as well as stockings and antique leather boots. Mademoiselle is accompanied by a lovely full-skirted pale blue silk gown, a black and white checkered day ensemble with eyelet lace and coral highlights. Finally, a stunning two-piece cerulean blue challis wool afternoon walking suit with deep gray soutache trim and an ecru gauze chemisette or lovely ecru blouse to select from. Everything about this poupée is first-class. Her beautiful trunk is original to her; all fresh from Paris. CONDITION: EXCELLENT. Usual aging to costumes. Doll and trousseau are circa 1873-75. This is a museum-worthy acquisition. TERMS: Layaway terms must be agreed prior to purchase. Price firm on layaways. THANK YOU for your interest in this spectacular example from the earliest years of Leon Casimir Bru circa 1870-1877

( The pink parasol and the borzoi dog are display only, as is all furniture in photographs.)

Early Bru Fashion on Wood Body w/ Lavish Trousseau

SKU: 091820-001BFTX