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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    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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    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...
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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...
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    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...
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    Date added:2014-11-18 17:28:57
    Price: £1,500.00
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    Fabulous pair of Orientalist busts from Van Hasselt.  These - when they can be found at all - are occasionally seen individually but are very...
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    Date added:2014-11-18 12:22:55
    Price: £1,350.00
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    Absolutely super Goldscheider terracotta bust of a Negro boy with his shirt open and his fine chest exposed.  He has a wonderfully lifelike and...
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 18:16:49
    Price: £2,900.00
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     A unique and absolutely charming late 19th. century bust in alabaster and marble.  The subject is a delightful small girl who is learning...
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    Date added:2014-11-18 19:52:52
    Price: £1,850.00
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    Terracotta "Cleopatre" signed by Jacobs.  The classical Egyptian temptress as interpreted by this highly regarded French...
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 20:05:08
    Price: £325.00
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    "Buste de faunesse a la coiffure de feuilles et fruits" - quite a title !   This is a dark green patinated bronze bust set on a...
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-18 20:44:58
    Price: £2,400.00
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    French plaster bust of a romantically stylised young maiden and typically Art Nouveau.  She has a lovely innocent face and quite an...
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    Date added:2014-11-18 20:53:11
    Price: £450.00
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    Super small Goldscheider bust of a north African lady with a wonderful face, wearing a jewelled headband around her forehead. Numbered 323...
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    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-19 08:17:55
    Price: £600.00
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    Most busts from the Goldscheider manufactory were produced in terracotta.  This is one of the rarer glazed ceramic pieces. Dating from around...
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-19 14:36:30
    Price: £1,350.00
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    Gold medal winning small bronze bust by Henri Godet from around 1890.   A really lovely sculpture of a curly-haired young lady emerging...
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-11-19 13:54:20
    Price: £1,450.00
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    A unique and quite stunning hand finished terracotta bust by the French sculptress Berthe Girardet (née Imer, b. Marseilles 1869). This is...
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-12-06 15:38:41
    Price: £1,250.00
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    Charming and rare mid-sized terracotta bust from Goldscheider of a young girl wearing flowers of Lily-of-the-Valley.  She also has flowers in...
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    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
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    Date added:2014-12-21 14:09:51
    Price: £315.00
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    These little plaster busts turn up in France from time to time, variously titled, as this one, "La Villanella" (The Village Girl) or...
    Ref:11853
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-19 14:19:53
    Price: £145.00
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