13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump face, delicate complexion, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over original Schmitt plaster pate, composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume and bonnet, great tan leather shoes with silk rosettes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bte SGDG 3 (head) Sch (in shield, on derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1880. Value Points: beautiful early model of the rare bebe whose plump face nicely contrasts the delicate complexion, original wig, pate, body finish.