13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pert little smile, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique dress of broderie Anglaise, undergarments, socks, shoes, woven bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish albeit scuffed. Marks: 2/0 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: early period bebe in rare petite size with captivating expression, her delicate bisque enhanced by large spiral-threaded eyes.