19th c. French bronze sculpture by Adrien-Etienne Gaudez (1845-1902) entitled "L'Etoile du Matin" (Morning Star), c.1870-1890. Patinated bronze figure of a woman standing on a sphere decorated with roses and zodiac symbols, her right arm reaching towards the sky. Marked on a shield on the front: Etoile du Matin and signed with artist's name. Rouge marble base. Note: missing the star that should rest in her raised hand. 27"h x 8" diameter. 29.5 lbs. As always, more photos available upon request. We have a large selection of French antiques. Please visit our web site.