Busts

Sculptors have been fashioning busts for many hundreds of years but most of those we offer are from the era of Art Nouveau. Deco busts are less frequently seen but from time to time can be found and we like to offer them when we can. Traditionally, looking back through history, busts often depicted heroic, scholarly or otherwise important figures, mostly men. However, the Art Nouveau artists were, to a much greater degree, captivated by the beauty and mystery of women and it was women who they mostly chose as their subjects. The wonderfully expressive faces, some modest looking or even shy, others quietly pensive, and yet others still with a knowing and confident look, offer a world of variety and we’ve always found that a carefully chosen bust displays as a real focal point and makes a great conversation piece. Interior designers have long seen their use as an ideal finishing touch to complete a design scheme. They can vary in size from small cabinet busts at around 14-15 cm. up to pretty much life size. Unsurprisingly, over the years many have received the odd knock or scuff but these minor age-related defects should not be of great concern. We offer what we hope is an interesting selection in terracotta, bronze, plaster and other media and with a wide range of values.

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    Lovely Austrian terracotta bust of a mythological water nymph titled "Ondine".  She has a captivating look and appears to have just...
    Ref:12303
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:0000-00-00 00:00:00
    Price: £985.00
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    Charming Art Nouveau bust of a pretty girl by the Italian sculptor Affortunato Gori. Titled "Douce Pensée" which translates to...
    Ref:12459
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2015-07-09 12:20:22
    Price: £435.00
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    Goldscheider terracotta bust of a Spanish lady, a noblewoman judging by her attire.  Unusually, the clothing only is gilded and painted in...
    Ref:12103
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 10:06:33
    Price: £535.00
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    Good size French plaster bust titled "Papillon", signed verso by the artist C. Jacobs and dated 1913.  The young girl, with long thick...
    Ref:11970
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-18 11:49:32
    Price: £295.00
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    This is a good Art Nouveau bronze bust titled "Marguerite" by the French sculptor Emmanuele Villanis, dating from around 1900. The young...
    Ref:12144
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 12:41:19
    Price: £1,900.00
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    Small cabinet sized spelter bust titled "Mille et une Nuits" (One thousand and one Nights) depicting Sheherezade by the French sculptor E....
    Ref:11971
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 13:11:23
    Price: £165.00
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    Nice quality French terracotta bust in a subtle pale bronze colour, signed by the artist - looks to be F. Fouche or possibly Foucie but it is a...
    Ref:12122
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 13:23:17
    Price: £390.00
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    Impressive and rare Orientalist terracotta bust from Goldscheider titled "Judith".  More usually seen as a statue showing her...
    Ref:12277
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 14:04:32
    Price: £820.00
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    Very pretty Art Nouveau French terracotta bust "Judith"  (obviously a different Judith to the one listed previously) by the sculptor...
    Ref:12146
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 15:01:06
    Price: £485.00
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    "Why born a Slave" is the title of this powerfully dramatic and very large bust of an African woman.  Sculpted by the renowned French...
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    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 16:31:22
    Price: £950.00
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    Wonderful bust of a Nouveau maiden originally sculpted by Alphonse-Henri Nelson and produced by Fr. Goldscheider around 1900.  The title is...
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    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-12-21 16:09:43
    Price: £985.00
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    Good little gold coloured plaster bust depicting the infamous Lucrezia Borgia by the sculptor Emmanuel Villanis and dating from around 1900. Her...
    Ref:12348
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2015-03-12 13:46:58
    Price: £190.00
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    An unusual pair of ceramic female busts from Bernhard Bloch.  Both signed by Schoop who went on to become one of the most highly regarded...
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    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 16:42:29
    Price: £495.00
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    Alabaster and marble bust signed by the Belgian sculptor G. (Gustave) Van Vaerenbergh.  Loosely sited on an octagonal marble base, the smiling...
    Ref:11939
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 17:01:19
    Price: £520.00
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    Very appealing bust of a young girl wearing a very large hat.  She looks a shy little thing and has such a cute face. Another offering from...
    Ref:11759
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-18 17:19:39
    Price: £440.00
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    Bronze and ivory very well-dressed lady, obviously clad for the cold winter weather.  She's wearing a large collared coat and very stylish...
    Ref:12238
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-18 17:28:57
    Price: £1,500.00
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