Wonderful antique pair of busts, man and woman in eighteenth century French Napolean Empire costume. I am not sure if these are German or English origin, they are marked with an incised "B", which could be Burmantofts of Leeds, Yorkshire, England, who used an impressed "B" from 1880-1904. This pair is extremely well detailed, with fine features, hair, and roses on their bases. This pair of bisque busts are costumed in French Empire, Napolean dress, the woman is extremely well molded, with each curl of her hair defined, and her partner as well defined, even the folds of their garments are finely molded. The man stands just over 9 1/4" tall, the woman stands just over 9" tall, they are a matched pair and in very good condition, the woman is missing one plume on her extravagant headdress, which could be restored, but it is hard to spot the damage, I have detailed it in the photos. The detailed molding and superb hand painting suggest either English origin, which I am more leaning to, or German origin. Circa 1900.
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