FRENCH BISQUE BEBE BY SCHMITT ET FILS WITH EXCEEDINGLY BEAUTIFUL FACE. Marks: Sch in shield/ 4. 22 ½”. Pressed bisque socket head with short rounded face, plump modeling and full cheeks, blue paperweight eyes with dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, feathered brows, closed mouth with defined space between accented lips, pierced ears, original blonde mohair wig over cork pate, Schmitt composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists and flat-cut derriere with Schmitt markings, dressed in emerald green silk/satin costume, white leather shoes. Commentary: This bebe shown in Coleman’s Encyclopedia I, page 550, photo 1450a and 1450b. Very beautiful bebe with dramatic blue eyes, exquisite detail of facial painting, original wig, excellent original body and body finish, fine costume. Estimate: $9000/15,000.