13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
21" (53 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, rose-blushed eyeshadow, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, kid bebe body with Chevrot hinged upper legs, wooden lower legs, bisque forearms with separately sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 9 (head and shoulders). Comments: Bru, Chevrot epoch, circa 1886. Value Points: fine bisque and painting, original sturdy body with perfect bisque hands, wonderful antique costume including original leather shoes signed "Bru Jne Paris".