13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
25" (64 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with feathered details, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig over cork pate, French all-wooden fully-articulated body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hip and knees, and additional swivel-jointing at upper arms and legs, included is (frail) silk costume and parasol. Condition: generally excellent, fine original body finish with few surface scuffs. Marks: 8 (head and shoulders). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1870. Value Points: very rare grand-sized poupee with deluxe articulation of shapely wooden body.