13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, amber-brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined tiny tongue tip, shaded and outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig over cork pate, French kid bebe body with scalloped-edge collarette, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 6 (head and shoulderplate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1882. Value Points: outstanding original state of preservation with very sturdy body, beautiful bisque complexion, perfect bisque hands, and wearing her Bru original silk dress, undergarments, maroon stockings with silk bow garters, woven straw bonnet with silk edging and feathers, and brown leather shoes signed "Bru Jne Paris 6".