Presented for sale is an exceptional 1900 era Bohemian Teplitz bust, hand painted in rich glazed caramels and lush greens and pinks. The bust depicts a beautiful young woman (possibly modeled after the actress Sarah Bernhardt) dressed in a frilly bustier with capped sleeves. Her upswept corkscrew curls are embellished with a chapeau draped by a trailing ribbon. A small putti rests at the base of her bust and is blowing a kiss-- which is an unusual addition for a Teplitz bust, but quite charming.
The bust is in very good condition with restorations to the pierced crest atop her hat, and a few extremely minor chips.
Size: 18 ½” Height by 15” Width.
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