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, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: rare premiere bebe is wonderfully preserved with near mint original body, original lambswool wig, lovely bisque and expression, wearing original burgundy silk dress and matching bonnet from the workshops of Ernestine Jumeau, original undergarments, antique earrings, bone-handled silk parasol and leather shoes.