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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    Goldscheider terracotta bust of a Spanish lady, a noblewoman judging by her attire.  Unusually, the clothing only is gilded and painted in...
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    Date added:2014-11-18 10:06:33
    Price: £535.00
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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...
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    Date added:2017-02-24 16:12:25
    Price: £685.00
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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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    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...
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    Date added:2016-04-01 15:14:37
    Price: £2,600.00
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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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    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,...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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....
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Date added:2015-03-18 16:57:05
    Price: £1,650.00
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