13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
30" (76 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, brushstroked brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded lips, separately-modeled pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, pretty aqua silk dress. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose E 14 J (and artist checkmarks on head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1884. Value Points: especially beautiful example of the desirable signed Jumeau bebe, with finest painting of complexion and dramatic eyes, original body and body finish.