A very nice antique Victorian or Art Nouveau era French terracotta Maiden Bust. Un-Signed / Un-Marked. C. 1880-1900
This is a great example of a Victorian or Art Nouveau Maiden Bust. It has excellent artistic detail and fine casting. The finish or patina is a rare aged very dark green and black color - almost a liquorish tone. There are very small pin head sized areas when the bust is upside down where you can see what appears to be a terracotta tone to the under coat. I am not positive as to if the composition is plaster or terracotta - but - if it is terracotta - it is solid and not hollow.
A excellent sized bust for prominent display as a piano bust or would look wonderful on a mantle, table top, shelf, cabinet or a vanity area. These bust are getting harder to find in very good condition. So don't miss out on this!
Height: 14.5 Inches Width: 8 Inches Depth 4.5 Inches
Condition: Excellent - No Damage Observed. Only normal age and wear indicators commensurable with her age.
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