167 . Petite French Bisque Bebe Modele by Leon Casimir Bru with Wooden Articulated Body and Signed Bru Shoes
174 . German Bisque Art Character, 109, "Elise" by Kammer and Reinhardt in Original Folklore Costume
175 . Rare German Bisque Art Character, Model 112, from Kammer and Reinhardt with Rare Painted Teeth
31" (79 cm.) Carved wooden shoulder head with oval face and elongated throat, sculpted facial features with dark enamel eyes in heavily-lidded eye sockets, defined carving of nostrils, closed mouth with defined teeth, painted complexion over gesso, painted brows, lips, rosy cheeks and chin, original flax wig, all-wooden carved torso with shapely waist, padded homespun upper arms, carved wooden lower arms, dowel-jointing at hips and knees, painted arms and legs with red painted sandals, wearing silk costume with lace, bead, and metallic trim. Condition: very good, some craquelure at throat, limbs retouched. Comments: Italian, probably late 17th century. Value Points: outstanding portraiture expression and painting is enhanced by the grand size of the rare early Neopolitan figure.