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
22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, deeply-defined intaglio-sculpted upper-glancing blue eyes, dark upper eyeliner, short-stroke brows, rounded nose, closed mouth with slightly-pouting expression, richly glazed lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F.P. 8. Comments: Swaine & Co, circa 1910 when the firm's art character dolls were introduced at the Leipzig Fair; this F.P. labeled model is virtually unknown. Value Points: the rarity of the doll is further enhanced by superbly-sculpted features, outstanding painting of complexion and features, original wig, body, body finish, factory original chemise and shoes, and with antique dress.