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Busts

Egyptian Temptress

Terracotta “Cleopatre” signed by Jacobs.  The classical Egyptian temptress as interpreted by this highly regarded French sculptor.  Attractively finished in a single rich reddish-brown colour, giving it a look almost of bronze. Wearing an ornate…

Bronze Lady

“Buste de Faunesse a la Coiffure de Feuilles et Fruits” – quite some title! This is a dark green patinated bronze bust set on a square, slightly tapered red marble base and signed in the…

Nouveau Maiden by Carli

French plaster bust of a romantically stylised young maiden and so typically Art Nouveau. She has a delightfully innocent face and a most impressive hair style. Her clothing is finished in pleasingly muted shades of…

Very Old Goldscheider

Super small Goldscheider bust of a north African lady with a wonderful face, wearing a jewelled headband around her forehead. Numbered 323 verso, this is very similar to model no. 1044 illustrated on p. 20 of…

Goldscheider Ceramic Bust

Most busts from the Goldscheider manufactory were produced in terracotta.  This is one of the rarer glazed ceramic pieces. Dating from around 1903 it is by the artist J. Louger who sculpted several other figures…

Old Breton Lady

A unique and quite stunning hand finished terracotta bust by the French sculptress Berthe Girardet (née Imer, b. Marseilles 1869). This is such a beautifully sympathetic sculpture, emphasising the strength and character in this lady’s wonderful…

Goldscheider Girl with Jewelled Tiara*

Beautiful Goldscheider terracotta bust of a young woman created by the artist Montenave circa 1903. She wears a headdress decorated with glass opals and has her hair enclosed in a net at the sides and…

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Goldscheider Bust by Montenave*

This is one of the most recognisable and iconic of the many Art Nouveau terracotta busts produced by Goldscheider.   Originally sculpted by the artist Montenave, and finished in shades of gold and brown, it…

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Goldscheider ‘Theodora’*

Top quality large Art Nouveau terracotta bust titled ‘Theodora’ originally sculpted by the artist Cherc for Goldscheider. Presumably this is Cherc’s stylised take on the Roman Empress Flavia Maximiana Theodora who was the second wife…

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Bronze bust by Ernest Sperlaeten*

A good bronze bust titled “Bohème” by the Belgian sculptor Ernest Sperlaeten.  Little seems to be known about this artist, other than that he was productive during the latter part of the nineteenth and early…

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‘Jeune Fille au Bonnet’ by Calendi*

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 artistically active during the late nineteenth and early twentieth…

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La Villanella*

These little plaster busts turn up in France from time to time, variously titled, as this one, “La Villanella” (The Village Girl) or “Au Village” (From the Village).  A lot of them have suffered over…

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‘Schilf’ by Gambeauche for Goldscheider*

Very fine Art Nouveau terracotta bust originally sculpted by the artist Gambeauche for Goldscheider circa 1903. Titled ‘Schilf’ which translates to ‘Reeds’, the young maiden is wearing the long strappy leaves of reeds with just…

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Frédégonde by Carrier-Belleuse*

Large and impressive terracotta bust titled ‘Frédégonde’ (also spelled Fredegund) depicting a woman wearing a bear’s skin over her head, across her shoulders and down her back. Also known as ‘Chriemhild’ (Kriemhilde), this wonderful piece…

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Huge Bust by Carpeaux*

“Why born a Slave” is the title of this powerfully dramatic and very large bust of an African woman.  Sculpted by the renowned French artist Jean Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-75) who, two years before his untimely…

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Art Nouveau Goldscheider*

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 her hair and a small bonnet on her head. A lovely old piece of…

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