Exquisite 19th Century Bronze Dore Sculpture of a Stunning Nude Lady Perched on a open giant Sea Shell with a Cherub whispering to her. Most likely originating from France, the Venus has very fine details, beautiful execution, subject and finish. The nude woman has the cherub on her shoulder and is whispering in her ear, there are also to love birds or doves kissing, with flowers at the ladies feet. Perhaps it is meant to be Cupid putting the idea of love in her mind, either way, it's a wonderful, whimsical and allegorical piece set on dark marble. One of those great sculptures that would go in any room of the house from a coffee table with nuts or candies, a vanity for rings and trinkets, a powder room or even the kitchen.
CONDITION: The condition is excellent with no damage or repairs. The lovely patina is untouched and depending on your taste may require a cleaning with a little green verdigris in the folds of her dress.
SIZE: This is a very heavy piece measuring 6 1/4 inches high, 5 1/4 inches long and 4 3/4 inches deep.
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