Petite French Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Exquisite Expression

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13" (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows with feathered detail, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French slender kid bebe body with kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque forearms, bisque hands, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 2 (head and shoulders) (fragments of original label on body). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1882. Value Points: very beautiful gentle expression on the rare petite bebe with finest bisque and painting, original body with perfect bisque hands.
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