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Small Bronze c.1890 Bust of Jesus Christ on wooden stand by Bouasse-Jeune of Paris, c.1890 - Beautiful Antique Solid Bronze Bust - R1
A very special little Antique bronze bust of the Saviour, Jesus Christ, cast by the leading French Foundry Bouasse-Jeune in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century. We were lucky enough to find this lovely item while scouring the Brocantes and antique shops in Nice, France. The dealer was quite reluctant to sell it as he had only recently acquired it from the estate of a local dignitary, and had planned to add it to his private collection. Fortunately for us all, we were able to persuade him that our customers needed it more than he did.
The bust is cast in solid bronze with the foundry stamp on the back for Bouasse-Jeune of Paris, c.1890. It is mounted on a rounded pedestal of wood that has been ebonised but shows many years of wear. The bust itself is very detailed down to the curling hair of the beard and the woven crown of thorns. This foundry produced many crucifixes however we have only seen this one single bust of Jesus Christ. It is highly likely that this may have started life as a silver plated wax seal and when the initials became redundant this wonderful piece was given the stand wooden instead. The overall. height is only 3-1/4" or 8.5cm, and the width is no greater than 1-3/4" or 4cm. The bust weighs 143 grammes without any packaging. This would make a very special gift.
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