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Extraordinary Lifesize French Gilt Bronze Bust Armide Zacharie Rimbez

Price: $8,800
  • Item No: 74980

Extraordinary Lifesize French Gilt Bronze Bust Armide by Zacharie Rimbez. This extremely well sculptured bust of Armide was sculptured by Zacharie Rimbez (French 19th century). Smaller busts by this artist of similar quality have sold for more than $12,000.00 at auctions in New York. The young woman is beautifully sculptured wearing a headdress and necklace. The necklace has high relief sculptured pendants of fish and other decorative designs. She also wears a pentacle in the center of her chest within a crescent moon. She has an attached name plate with the title ARMIDE. She rests on a square plinth base. RIMBEZ is inscribed on her left shoulder, PARIS is inscribed on her right shoulder. This is an exquisite Art Nouveau French orientalist bust the most beautiful one we have had the pleasure to purchase and offer for sale. Weight 42 lbs. The bust measures 25 inches high, 13-3/4 inches wide from shoulder to shoulder and 8-1/2 inches deep. Her vest has ornate hand chased designs. She has long flowing hair underneath her oriental headdress. Beneath her pentacle pendant is a medallic high relief sculptured bird. She gazes slightly to the right, her face is exquisite as is the entire sculpture. The detail and quality are the best anyone might ever hope to find in a French circa 1900 Art Nouveau Orientalist sculpture. This bronze has appeared at auctions with estimates of $15,000 to $25,000. This beautiful bronze is in excellent condition guaranteed to please as are all our items.

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