13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
30" (76 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial shape and very full cheeks, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and accented lips, dimpled chin and philtrum, separately-applied pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, plump limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 14 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1882, the model known as Bebe Triste, the original model was sculpted by Parisian Carrier-Belleuse under special commission by Jumeau. Value Points: finest bisque with ivory-like complexion enhanced by delicate blushing, original body and body finish, and wearing superb multi-layered antique costume with embroidered cashmere dress and matching silk-tasseled fringe, matching cutwork undergarments, curly mohair collar and muff, silk bonnet and bone-handled silk parasol with silk fringe. Ex-Collection Ursula Brecht.