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184: Bru Jne 5 Bisque Head Doll, France, c. 1885, class

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Bru Jne 5 Bisque Head Doll, France, c. 1885, classic Bru bebe incised Bru Jne 5, deep blue paperweight eyes, clearly modeled closed mouth with tongue tip, with quizzical expression, no wig, shoulder plate with molded bosom, bisque lower arms, kid body, original cotton dress and shoes marked Bru Jne 5, ht. 15 in.

Provenance: Doll has been in the family of the original child owner. Family information will be provided with the doll.


Condition: She is without wig, missing two fingers, pointer on left and ring on right. Slight nose rub and very small shrinkage lines at outer edge of right eye and inner edge of left eye. Small chip at crown. She has her original necklace and earrings. Gusseted all kid body with paper label and scalloped kid band. Cork has not been removed by Skinner, Inc. but bisque has been examined under strong light, no damages or repairs seen.

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
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Estimate $15,000 – $18,000
Starting Bid $7,500

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Massachusetts, MA
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