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Busts

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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‘Sappho’ by Blasche*

High quality plaster bust of the ancient Greek lyric poetess Sappho whose work, although surviving only in fragments, is noted for its passionate and erotic celebration of the young. She’s seen looking upwards and into…

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Handsome Negro Boy*

Absolutely super Goldscheider terracotta bust of a Negro boy with his shirt open and his fine chest exposed.  He has a wonderfully lifelike and seriously thoughtful expression on his face. As usual with this producer,…

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Spanish Lady from Goldscheider*

Goldscheider terracotta bust of a Spanish lady, a noblewoman judging by her attire.  Unusually, the clothing only is gilded and painted in darker colours while the lady’s skin is left pale.  This has given the bust a…

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Kochendörfer Bust of a Noblewoman*

Large and impressive terracotta bust by the noted German sculptor Fritz Kochendörfer (b. 1871). The lady is wearing a sumptuous gown of deep red and gold and her long hair is tied back in an…

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Her very First Lesson*

A unique and absolutely charming late 19th. century bust in alabaster and marble. The subject is a delightful small girl who is learning to write her very first letters, leaning on a book to do…

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Cleopatra with the Asp*

Superb Art Nouveau Goldscheider bust of Cleopatra, ancient Egypt’s last and probably most documented Pharoah.   She is looking down over her right shoulder towards the infamous Asp which is slithering upwards ever closer to…

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Adolfo Cipriani Marble Bust*

Marble bust of a young maiden by the Italian sculptor Adolfo Cipriani who was artistically active between approximately 1880 and 1930. She is modelled with her head turned slightly to her left, in a modest pose,…

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Mona Lisa Smile*

Simple, unadorned mid-sized terracotta bust of an apparently undressed lady with an attached plaque stating “BUSTE OLILI par V. Mauger”.  It’s a delightful piece but unfortunately we are unable to find any information on the artist.…

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Orientalist Bust of an African Woman*

Fine Orientalist bust by Van Hasselt of an African woman dressed in an ornately coloured robe and complementing headdress.  Also wearing a coloured necklace, she’s a striking looking young woman with her lovely ebony skin…

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Goldscheider Terracotta Bust ‘L’Orientale’*

Very fine terracotta bust from Goldscheider originally sculpted by the artist Langer around 1894-98.    Known as L’Orientale or Orientalin, this African lady has a strikingly lovely face.  Her very slightly lowered head and downcast…

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Goldscheider Young African Woman*

Rarely seen Goldscheider Orientalist terracotta bust of a young north African woman, sculpted by Auguste-Maurice Lévèque, dating from c. 1891-93. She is semi-naked with one breast completely exposed and the other partially covered by her…

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Pair of Orientalist Busts*

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 around the 1880’s – 1890’s they are in typical Maresch…

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Friendship by Coudray*

This is a delightful terracotta signed by Charles Coudray, originating from France circa 1900.  Titled “L’Amitié” on the base, it is of a young girl adorned with ivy leaves.   She has a very attractive face and the…

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Bronze ‘Ondine’ from Jacobs*

Superbly cast bronze bust from the highly regarded French sculptor Henri Jacobs dating from around 1910. With superb detail to every facet and good even dark brown patination, this is a bust that can only…

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