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$1503 bids

Victorian French hand painted Parian ware bisque porcelain bust of an elegant woman. Delicately painted with gilt painted top, floral hair band, and gemstone necklace. Bottom signed "BW" and stamped 3

$2752 bids

B. FOMBE (Zimbabwean 20th Century) A PAIR OF AFRICAN SHONA SCULPTURES, "Bust of Man," AND "Bust of Woman," grey stone, signed L/L, "B. Fombe," presented on matching octagonal wood stands, bust height:

$802 bids

Two Hungarian iridescent glazed portrait busts of Vladimir LeninZsolnaysecond quarter 20th centurythe larger height 10 3/4in (27cm); width 9in (23cm); depth 5 1/2in (14cm)

$1752 bids

Italy,19th CenturyDepicts a youthful boy with wild curls and draped tunic glancing down towards his shoulder where a metal scarab beetle rests.Approx 19 5/8" t x 14" w x 6 3/8" d..MarbleFrom the colle

$2253 bids

Italian, after the 1st century Roman antique, 19th/20th century. Small patinated cast bronze Grand Tour bust of Augustus Caesar as a youth, on rouge marble pedestal with square plinth. Unmarked. Appro

$5501 bid

Carved sculptural bust, Arabian sheik from Egypt (Cheik arabe d'Égypte), after the original by Charles Henri Joseph Cordier (France, 1827 - 1905), depicting an Arab man in turban and cloak, worked

$1501 bid

African 'Shona' Style Carved Stone Busts (2) brown stone items including a man and a woman, both with chiseled and unpolished hair Height: 14 1/2 inches, Width: 7 1/2 inches (largest) Condition: Ve

$201 bid

Small figural bust.Size: 2 x 1 x 1 1/2 in. Please contact Nic at Info@premiershipment.com for an estimated shipping quote prior to bidding. Please note that all items are sold as is, and conditions sh

$5001 bid

19th Century Signed: F. Barbedienne. Fondeur. [Ferdinand Barbedienne] / Reduction Mecanique A Collas Brevete The patinated bronze bust of a young man with long hair and a mustache on a marble base


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Busts are sculptural portraits usually made of marble, bronze, plaster, terracotta, wood or stone modeled into different shapes. Evidence showcases that the first busts were sculpted in ancient Egypt around 1345 B.C, such as the famous Bust of Nefertiti. Through the years, busts were associated with the Hellenistic and Roman periods, depicting either idealized or realistic human forms. During the Renaissance busts were delicately carved and meticulously designed with soft naturalistic lines and exceptional elegance. Busts are recognized as coveted works of art with an ageless appeal that can bring incredible detail to any space. Sculptural ancient masterpieces representing remarkable leaders at their time have adorned the houses of many museums an collectors. The reason why portrait busts are so valuable pieces is that they exude an air of aristocracy. Busts are monuments of th