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Wrestler Bru Jne. Model

9 1/2"
Mold 132

Here is one you don't see but once or twice in a collecting lifetime;  the elusive German Bru Jne. for the French market all bisque wrestler.  She comes from the line of wrestlers we all know, from the standard number 102, to the rare Circle Dot Bru face of the number 120 and then this extraordinary Bru Jne. version of the doll bearing the number 132 on the back of the head.  These are the only three numbers found on an actual wrestler all bisque, but many wrestler-type dolls with other markings and faces do exist.
The familiar presence of the Bru Jne. comes alive in all bisque form with her sky blue paperweight eyes with soft eyeliner, lashes and brows, her closed lips with a hint of tongue in between, her full, rose-blushed, pouty cheeks and pierced ears plus a voluminous antique blond mohair wig.  She has a swivel neck and the signature body of the husky wrestler we love;
Full chest and muscular arms with one bent more than the other, jointed at the hips, and even more robust legs jointed at the hips and molded footwear with the knee height white stockings and gold and black bootines.  She has the typical wrestler shading on joints and torso. Her clothing included an antique silk frock and cotton undergarments with some oversized accessories that include a brown felt and crimson feathered chapeau and a long, rabbit fur stole.  Looks like the ultimate all bisque has been playing dress-up in mama's closet!

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Barefoot 102 Wrestler

She may look strong with her highly molded and muscular "wrestler" body, but she is as graceful and feminine as can be with her powder blue originally set glass eyes, lush lashes and browns, open mouth with two square top teeth and one on the bottom, beautifully blushed pale bisque, antique blond, long mohair wig and pierced ears.  A swivel neck and jointing at shoulders and hips.
  Incised with  the defining wrestler mold number of 102, she has the classic wrestler bisque body, with one arm bent more than the other.  How the wrestlers we all know and love usually have molded bootines in various colors. this rare girl has beautifully molded bare feet that allows her lifelike, chubby curves embrace her from head to toe.  She just has a small chip on the front rim of her left thigh, otherwise no damage.  Her simple starched organdy antique slip lenty of clothing for such an attractive body, along with her antique pantaloons and vintage lace mini-bonnet.  She is a hearty 8 1/2" tall.

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Little Miss Sunshine

9 1/2"
Early Kestner Girl

Like a tall sunflower, this statuesque 9 1/2" all bisque girl is drawn to sunshine and spreads warmth and happiness wherever she is.  She has blue sleep eyes, open mouth with square cut teeth, peachy pale bisque, long blond human hair antique wig, swivel neck and jointed at shoulders and hips and a healthy body with robust curves and detailed hands and bare feet.  Her right big toe has a chip at the end.
Every angle of her bisque body, from her shapely torso, to her chubby arms and detailed knees is awesome. Her bright personality is complimented by her antique yellow cotton and starched organdy garden dress with coordinating bonnet, antique undergarmens and if she so prefers, she has little leather antique shoes in mint green. Little Miss Sunshine!

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Mignonette with Jointed Elbows

Most probably from Sustrac in the late 1870's, this 4 3/4" French all bisque with bird-like fineness is a tiny treasure from head to toe. She has blue enamel eyes, pursed closed lips, and arched painted brows with dotted  lashes. Her swivel head is perched on her ultra slim body, having long legs, bare feet and slender arms that are jointed with detached balls at the elbows.  She is completely original, with a long, strawberry blond mohair wig and cream silk, lace trimmed frock and hat. She even retains her original silk ankle ties that serve as her shoes, better to display her dainty bare feet. Her left foot has been expertly repaired, almost invisibly.

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Black all Bisque Mignonette

Although the standard 5" height of a French all bisque mignonette, the black complexioned girl's long and slim proportions give her the illusion of more height. She has beautifully sculpted arms, legs, straight hands and bare feet and a kid-lined swivel neck.  Her warm brown glass eyes complement her dark coffee-toned bisque and her full lips, nose, prominent cheeks and original, tightly curled mohair wig are true to her ethnic inspiration.
Her French frock of white cotton pique-like fabric in an A-lined silhouette has hand crocheted trim and rests over simple cotton undergarments.  Her bare ankles and feet are wrapped with turquoi,se silk ribbons that match those in her abundant ebony hair.  A rich and graceful little gem, possibly from the Sustrac firm.

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All-Bisque Bye-Lo Baby in the Nursery

It's nearly nap time for this 4" Grace Putnam all bisque Bye-Lo Baby who is resting in her antique, fabric and ribbon covered rocking cradle and bedding that may be original to her.  She has painted blue eyes, a stationery neck, and is jointed at the shoulders and hips, having blue molded and painted shoes with white stockings.  She even has her original chest sticker.
Her starched, organdy gown and matching bonnet also seem original to her, as well as her cream wool, long knit booties.  She is already developing a wardrobe, as she comes with an extra pink wool bonnet and matching leotards which can be worn with her undergarments and diaper for a change of clothing.

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Rare Kestner Multi-Jointed 111 Cutie

Extra jointing is always fun, especially with an irresistible face like this Kestner 111 googlie has!  The side-glancing, set blue glass eyes and watermelon mouth invite you to play and pose her versatile body that has jointing not only at the shoulders and hips, but also the elbows and knees.  Molded brown Mary Janes and white molded socks with blue garters adorn her dancing feet, and an antique blond mohair wig tops her head.  The right eye has a tiny piece of bisque missing that looks like the factory missed it and proceeded to keep decorating the lashes.  She wears a quirky red and white checkered dress and black velvet cap with a Scottish flavor.

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