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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.
She’s modelled looking downwards with a somewhat enigmatic “Mona Lisa” smile playing around her lips.
Unusually, it is finished in the same colour as the actual terracotta, with just the lady’s hair a little darker.
Discovered at an old brocante in mid France, this old and very pretty bust is a fraction under 35 cm high.