13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
18" (46 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with blonde sculpted hair deeply waved away from face into elaborate curls at the back and crown, framed by a braided crown coronet, painted blue upper-glancing eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, brown feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, commercial muslin stitch-jointed body, bisque lower arms, antique costume with early cotton print two-piece day dress, blouse, undergarments, sewn-on leather boots. Condition: generally excellent, reglue on right arm. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: elaborately-sculpted hair with braided detail, beautiful painting, antique body and costume.