French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru with Signed Bru Shoes

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18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, slender kid body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, bisque forearms and hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 8. Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1884. Value Points: finest quality of bisque and painting, brilliant blue eyes, very sturdy original body with perfect bisque hands, wearing fine antique white pique dress, undergarments, very elaborate bonnet, leather shoes signed "Bru Jne 8".
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