13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with kid-covered hinged jointing at hips allowing freely swinging legs, beautiful antique aqua silk and lace dress, bonnet, undergarments, stockings, black leather French shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: L'Intrepide R.D, Bte SGDG (and artist checkmarks). Comments: the walking system was deposed by Roullet & Decamps in 1892, with bisque head made by Jumeau; this is the second version of the model. Value Points: rare model with full L'Intrepide markings on the head, in fine state of preservation, lovely face.