13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head with very delicate complexion, blue glass inset eyes with rich spiral threading, dark eyeliner, delicately-painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, antique dress with lace and silk ribbon trim, undergarments, silk bonnet, socks, French leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 1 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: exceptionally fine example of the earliest period Jumeau bebe in sought-after petite size, endearing shy expression, delicate bisque, fine painting, original early body.