13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
8" (20 cm.) A bisque shoulderhead doll with sculpted short blonde hair, painted blue eyes, closed mouth, cone shaped body with wheels hidden at the base, wire upper arms, wooden hands, original costume, is pushing a wire two-wheel carriage with little celluloid baby. When wound, the doll propels forward, pushing the carriage. Condition: mechanism functions fine, overall dusty costume and baby, lower bottom back of shoulderplate has hidden reglue and some chipping. Comments: Germany, circa 1890. Value Points: rarely found toy with well-functioning mechanism.