Superb antique bronze sculpture titled Chrysis par G. Colin (Medaille) Salon des Beaux Arts. This extraordinary sculpture won a medal when it was displayed at the Salon des Beaux Art in the 19th century. It has its original inscribed bronze metal plaque attached to the base. The base is a very unusually designed marble base with a gilt bronze under plate and six sides. The sculpture depicts Chrysis a beautiful nude lady wearing only sandals and a jeweled crown. Her hands at one time held a necklace she was about to put on. This is an extremely rare bronze discovered on one of our world wide buying trips many years ago. At first glance one can see how beautiful her face is and how lovely her body and composition are. She stands like a proud queen adorning herself with jewelry. She is inscribed G. Colin, a very important French 19th century sculptor who created some of the most beautiful female nude bronze sculptures during the 19th century. This exquisite bronze is the finest example of this sculptor's work that we have ever had the pleasure to see, purchase, and offer for sale. She measures 21-1/2 inches high to the top of her crown. From elbow to elbow she measures 5-1/2 inches across. The base is 6 inches wide, 5-3/4 inches deep, and 4-1/2 inches high. The bronze not including the original marble base she is attached to measures 17-1/4 inches high to the top of her crown. She has one of the most beautiful faces we have seen on any bronze sculpture. She is in excellent condition guaranteed to please the most particular collector or connoisseur.