Circa 1880, cast by a French artist of the time, a rare bronze "bas relief" of a pensive Greek lady.
The piece is large and the casting fairly raw, but it has a lot of character and antique charm. (bronze is a warmer gold tone in real)
The Greek lady is beautifully rendered, with a lot of precision and sharpness (folds, features, feet and hands) for its size, which means this may have been a "lost wax", or unique cast.
The piece has been attached to a thin black velvet ribbon, but would also look very good with a large chain.
A delightful piece which is sure to bring A LOT of attention!
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 2 1/4". (5,5 cm) Length of ribbon (adjustable): 29". (73.5 cm)
CONDITION: In good condition with original scratches.
Any metal crafts studio or jeweler has the tools to polish the medallion if you decided to even out its surface. Charge should be minimal.
Will be shipped "Registered" from Paris, including insurance and signature at delivery.
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