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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    Large and impressive terracotta bust by the noted German sculptor Fritz Kochendörfer (b. 1871). The lady is wearing a sumptuous gown of deep...
    Ref:12295
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    Date added:2017-02-24 16:12:25
    Price: £685.00
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    Fabulous Orientalist terracotta bust from Goldscheider of a north African Bedouin woman wearing a large scarf on her head together with a loose shawl...
    Ref:13900
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2017-04-05 10:21:18
    Price: £4,350.00
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    Fabulous large size Art Nouveau terracotta bust titled "Esclave". Beautifully modelled and cast, this is a bust of very high quality,...
    Ref:12632
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2015-08-12 17:08:56
    Price: £2,100.00
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    Large and impressive terracotta bust titled 'Frédégonde' (also spelled Fredegund) depicting a woman wearing a lion's skin...
    Ref:12618
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2017-04-20 07:09:57
    Price: £3,250.00
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    Fabulous terracotta bust of a straw-hatted black American banjo player, from Friedrich Goldscheider dating from circa 1890-95. The large size...
    Ref:13080
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2017-04-13 17:08:47
    Price: £4,250.00
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    Good size Art Nouveau terracotta bust of a young lady with a ribbon tied in her upswept auburn hair. With her pale skin, fine detail to her...
    Ref:13039
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2016-05-20 14:45:03
    Price: £685.00
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    Beautiful Goldscheider terracotta bust of a young woman created by the artist Montenave circa 1903. She wears a headdress decorated with real...
    Ref:13184
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2016-06-19 17:02:49
    Price: £2,950.00
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    Very fine gilded bronze and carrara marble bust of a young girl by A. Calendi, about whom we have little information other than that he was...
    Ref:13072
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2016-04-01 15:14:37
    Price: £2,600.00
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    Quite delightful Art Nouveau bust sculpted by Cherc for Goldscheider. Patinated in a dark olive green shade, the young maiden is wearing flowers...
    Ref:13306
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2016-08-01 09:50:54
    Price: £2,250.00
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    Attractive good quality French Art Nouveau terracotta bust of a young lady decorated with pansy flowers, titled simply 'Les...
    Ref:13196
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2016-05-20 15:21:57
    Price: £995.00
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    Good Art Nouveau patinated bronze bust titled 'Silvia' by Emmanuel Villanis (1858-1914). The young girl's face has that usual very...
    Ref:12866
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2016-04-08 13:32:36
    Price: £750.00
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    This is one of the most recognisable and iconic of the many Art Nouveau terracotta busts produced by Goldscheider.   Originally sculpted by...
    Ref:12881
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2016-02-07 20:13:44
    Price: £1,250.00
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    Well detailed patinated bronze bust of a delightful looking young lady by the Italian sculptor Bastiani, about whom very little is known. Dating...
    Ref:12602
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2015-12-20 14:37:00
    Price: £550.00
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    Terracotta bust by the artist F. du Prémont for Goldscheider dating from 1897-98. Finished in shades of dark bronze and gold, the young...
    Ref:12614
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2015-10-19 15:52:33
    Price: £465.00
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    Art Nouveau terracotta bust of a smiling young maiden titled "L'Esprit de Marrons" by the artist Cherc for Goldscheider. Dating from...
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    Qty:1
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    Date added:2015-08-28 17:32:34
    Price: £1,175.00
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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...
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    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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    Patinated bronze bust of a young woman wearing a wide headband in her ornate hair. Very nicely cast and showing excellent detail to the features...
    Ref:12406
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2015-03-18 07:44:56
    Price: £850.00
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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
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    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
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    Qty:1
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    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...
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    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....
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    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
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    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
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    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...
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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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    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...
    Ref:11881
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    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
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    Qty:1
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    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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    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
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    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...
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    Qty:1
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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...
    Ref:12238
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    Qty:1
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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...
    Ref:11948
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    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...
    Ref:12161
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    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...
    Ref:12377
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    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...
    Ref:12055
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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...
    Ref:12241
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    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...
    Ref:11776
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    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...
    Ref:12154
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    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...
    Ref:12354
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-19 13:54:20
    Price: £1,550.00
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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...
    Ref:12488
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    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...
    Ref:11954
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    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...
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-19 14:19:53
    Price: £145.00
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    A good bronze bust titled "Bohème" by the Belgian sculptor Ernest Sperlaeten.  Little seems to be known about this artist,...
    Ref:12584
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2016-06-19 08:48:12
    Price: £525.00
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    Top quality large Art Nouveau terracotta bust titled 'Theodora' originally sculpted by the artist Cherc for Goldscheider. Presumably this...
    Ref:13229
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2016-06-19 13:44:54
    Price: £2,550.00
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    Superb Art Nouveau Goldscheider bust of Cleopatra, ancient Egypt's last and probably most documented Pharoah.   She is looking down over...
    Ref:12597
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2015-06-16 12:34:39
    Price: £1,985.00
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    Marble bust of a young maiden by the Italian sculptor Adolfo Cipriani who was artistically active between approximately 1880 and 1930. She is...
    Ref:12548
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2016-01-22 17:35:29
    Price: £3,150.00
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    Simple, unadorned mid-sized terracotta bust of an apparently undressed lady with an attached plaque stating "BUSTE OLILI par V....
    Ref:11958
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-19 08:34:05
    Price: £325.00
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    Fine Orientalist bust by Van Hasselt of an African woman dressed in an ornately coloured robe and complementing headdress.  Also wearing a...
    Ref:13252
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2016-06-07 16:06:03
    Price: £530.00
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    Very fine terracotta bust from Goldscheider originally sculpted by the artist Langer around 1894-98.    Known as L'Orientale or...
    Ref:12215
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2016-05-16 20:08:12
    Price: £1,950.00
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    Rarely seen Goldscheider Orientalist terracotta bust of a young north African woman, sculpted by Auguste-Maurice Lévèque, dating from...
    Ref:12596
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2015-06-13 16:22:54
    Price: £995.00
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    Very fine pair of terracotta busts of a North African couple, a man and a woman, unsigned but almost certainly by Johann Maresch. Dating from...
    Ref:12565
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2015-04-19 16:00:41
    Price: £595.00
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    This is a delightful terracotta signed by Charles Coudray, originating from France circa 1900.  Titled "L'Amitié" on the...
    Ref:12353
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-19 09:50:53
    Price: £680.00
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    Superbly cast bronze bust from the highly regarded French sculptor Henri Jacobs dating from around 1910. With superb detail to every facet and...
    Ref:12447
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    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2015-03-18 16:57:05
    Price: £1,650.00
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    Rare and lovely Art Nouveau terracotta bust by Edouard Lemassi for Goldscheider titled "Immortelle", of a modest looking young maiden with...
    Ref:12553
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2015-06-21 09:25:05
    Price: £935.00
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    French Art Nouveau plaster bust of a young girl titled "Innocence".  A pretty girl with long flowing hair portrayed in the typical...
    Ref:11863
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-18 17:44:08
    Price: £290.00
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    Highly unusual and quite charming terracotta bust of two young girls who are obviously very close.  The slightly taller of the two has long...
    Ref:11774
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-19 13:26:32
    Price: £340.00
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    Unsigned French plaster bust with the title "Fleur des Champs" or Flower of the Fields, of a young, modest looking country girl with her...
    Ref:12120
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-19 10:07:12
    Price: £265.00
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    Stunning terracotta bust titled "Rococo" of a young lady with attractive wavy hair arranged in a chignon.  She has a bow in her hair...
    Ref:12198
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-18 12:07:18
    Price: £1,580.00
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    French terracotta bust of a young farm girl titled La Moisson (The Harvest).  Wearing a patterned bonnet with the loose ribbons faliing behind...
    Ref:11923
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2015-03-22 16:26:38
    Price: £335.00
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    Large and impressive polychrome painted terracotta bust titled "Bohème" by the Italian sculptor Aristide de Ranieri (born Viareggio...
    Ref:12340
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2015-03-18 15:39:44
    Price: £925.00
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    Flame haired, fair skinned beauty with green eyes, her hair falling forward over one shoulder and wearing mistletoe at the top of her dress. This...
    Ref:12170
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-18 16:00:46
    Price: £165.00
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    Compact sized bisque bust of a handsome young boy with long, tousled hair signed A. Lenoir.  He is bare-chested apart from part of a cloak held...
    Ref:12239
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-18 15:52:00
    Price: £325.00
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    Wonderful Goldscheider terracotta of an African lady wearing a loose shawl and a scarf tied over her hair.  Her shoulders are bare and she is...
    Ref:11980
    Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock
    Qty:1
    Weight:0kgs
    Date added:2014-11-18 15:21:59
    Price: £1,900.00
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