Mechanical doll:Bebe Petit Pas

Bru Jne. & Cie.1891

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Leon Casmir Bru founded a doll-making company in 1866. The business produced exquisite lady-like fashion dolls and bebes, or dolls depicting children. Bru also experimented with mechanical innovations in his dolls. The company held patents for a nursing doll or Bebe Teteur, an eating doll called Bebe Gourmand, a Kissing Bru, a multifaced doll, and a Bebe Petit Pas or walking doll.

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  • Title: Mechanical doll:Bebe Petit Pas
  • Creator: Bru Jne. & Cie.
  • Date Created: 1891
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Type: Dolls from the Nineteenth Century, Mechanical Toys
  • Medium: bisque, composition, paint, glass, human hair, fabric
  • Object ID: 77.1978
  • Artist: Girard