This is a stunning large pair of blanc de chine busts. They are modeled after Franz Bustelli, 18th century Meissen modeler.The young girl bust has great detail, with braided hair and roses and a bow in her hair. The young boy has his hair pulled back and to the side. Great expressions with the open mouths, the style is rococco. Nymphenburg produced this style of busts. I was not able to confirm the blue crown marks on the bottoms were Nymphenburg. The busts are definitely German, and likely date to the early or mid 20th century. They are also signed Bustelli on the backs, along with the numbers 6291A and B. The busts are large and heavy, standing 13 1/2" tall and 8" wide. The pair weights about fifteen pounds. The girl has a small chip on the edge of the rose pedals. Otherwise, the busts are in good condition with no cracks or repairs. These pieces can really make a statement in any room!
Item ID: MP000500
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