I love this beautiful bust of a young lady with downcast intaglio eyes and heavily modeled rare hairdo. Please take the time to see the back view of her hair. This bust is 12 inches in height and 8 inches across the shoulders. The bisque is flawless with pale pinkish tinted cheeks and lightly colored lips. The eyes are modeled well with a dark line above and a shallow dent beneath the eye, all for accent and realistic appeal. I feel that I know her, or have met her at some time in my life! She has a solemn look but yet a hint of a smile coming from her lips. Her clothing and neck tie have touches of lace, gold luster, beading and hand-painted floral accents. The vest seems to have a bronze tint around the edges. I found no maker's marks and would only be guessing but I feel strongly that she is French. She needs a perfect spot in someone's collection with a spotlight on her.