13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
6" (15 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, painted black hair in short bobbed fashion, painted brown side-glancing googly eyes, single-stroke brows, closed mouth with impish smile, paper mache body jointed at shoulders and hips, painted socks and one-strap shoes, original costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 31-1 1/2. Comments: Theodor Recknagel, circa 1915, inspired by the popular comic series, Katzenjammer Kids which was, in turn, inspired by the mid-1800s Wilfred Busch stories of Max and Moritz. Value Points: rare fellow with impish, yet shy, expression, enhancing decorative glaze on hair.