This is such a sweet miniature French Bronze...a French lady seated outdoors next to a basket of Flowers. Cast CA.1880
Her petite size is approx.2.75"wide by 1-9/16"deep x 2.5"tall..she is solid cast of bronze and has a goodly weight...there is no indication of artist.
She is seated on a "Cut Stone Bench", holding onto the Basket of Flowers just next to her, all set on an oval base with large leafy foliage on the ground.
She holds one Rose in her right hand, another Rose is on her chest, and a bow around her neck. She appears to look wistfully off to her left..her hair is in a typical French "Chignon". Her dress is tightly laced to the waist, with a puffy peplum over a striped skirt...dainty slippers on her feet.
An interesting miniature Bronze...that would work well as a Paperweight on your French Desk!!
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