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
9" (23 cm.) A cast iron shoe with wheeled base holds a seated old woman with metal cast face, painted facial features, paper mache and metal body, holding a bounty of little bisque and china dolls. When pulled along, the lady is designed to bob up and down as though riding a rickety carriage. Condition: generally excellent, bobbing action willful. Comments: American, circa 1880, the toy is often attributed to Ives Blakeslee. Value Points: charming early toy with excellent original finish throughout.