292 . Wonderful French Bisque Bebe by Leon Casimir Bru in Original Festival Costume with Very Rare Signed Bru Shoes
293 . French Mechanical Musical Automaton "Polichinelle with Cymbals" by Leopold Lambert with Original Paris Store Label
17" (43 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with very plump rounded face, painted blue downcast eyes with decorative glaze at lower edge, heavy eyelids, painted all-around lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carved wooden body with articulation at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees, original metal hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Maison Huret/Boulevard Montmartre...(stamp on torso). Comments: Adelaide Huret, circa 1860, on later Huret body. Value Points: very beautiful poupee in the "mode enfantine" manner, wearing linen dress, undergarments, bonnet, jewelry, unusual heeled boots of twill and leather with edged leather soles in the Huret manner, and with three additional costumes of the 1860 era.