This charming and rare Antique Wax Bust of a Smiling Lady dates I believe to around 1900 or thereabouts. I have been reliably informed that it is French in origin, but those with more knowledge than myself will have to judge for themselves. It measures approximately 9 inches high without the base (this is a later addition I believe) and around 12 inches with the base. The Wax Bust stands alone without the base also. It weighs around 1.019 kg and is in excellent vintage condition, with the only tiny imperfection being a really tiny shallow blemish below one eye-this is hardly visible-and very shallow.Dings-most probably very historic and some probably having been there from the day it was produced. The Face and hair are charming with superb detail and the patina is fabulous. There are some incised markings to the reverse of the Bust-I assume this to be the maker's signature.
Considering that the Wax Bust is around 120 years old I consider it to be in excellent vintage condition, with any signs of wear being commensurate with age and normal use. I have photographed it fully and the photos form part of the description. The item "A Rare Antique French Wax Bust Sculpture-Smiling Lady-c1900" is in sale since Sunday, April 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures".
The seller is "treacle2107" and is located in colchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.