Posted 8 years ago
I just purchased this gorgeous Art Nouveau bronze sculpture which the (highly reputable) seller assured me was manufactured circa 1900 - 1910 and not just a finely made reproduction. He has an excellent reputation and I tended to believe him (at $600 it wasn't cheap!), but I wanted to know for SURE is if this was truly manufactured circa 1900 rather than merely a well-made "vintage" re-strike. After doing some research and some helpful comments from Cogito, I now know that it is indeed "the real deal".
It measures 7 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches, and has the expected appropriate age-wear. The base at the bottom (also solid bronze) is affixed with 4 tiny sunken screws (see pic #4).
I like this so much more than the "usual" bust (head and shoulders), and think it looks great from every angle. So I thought I'd share this with other like-minded collectors on this (helpful!) site.