13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, ears pierced into head, original blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with shapely torso, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, Marks: 4 (head and shoulders). Comments: attributed to Barrois, circa 1860. Value Points: the beautiful brilliant-eyed poupee is wearing her elaborate original ivory silk satin wedding gown with extended train, with matching cap trimmed with orange blossom and floral trim, reticule, undergarments, ivory kidskin hand-stitched slippers. Ex-collection Dina Vierney.