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Orientalist Goldscheider Bust Terracotta Antique Large Art Deco Bust Black Gold

Orientalist Goldscheider Bust Terracotta Antique Large Art Deco Bust Black Gold

A beautiful, rare and extremely impressive antique Orientalist terracotta bust in wonderful condition. Most likely made during the Art Nouveau period in the 1890s by world-renowned ceramicist Friedrich Goldscheider, this fabulously attractive and extremely heavy bust will add decorative splendour and bygone romanticism to any interior.


Impressively sized and beautifully sculpted from reassuringly heavy terracotta, this gorgeous design was named L'Orientale au Papillon and would have been produced in Vienna in 1893-6 by Goldscheider, before the family expanded to create worldwide factories, studios and outlets in Paris, Berlin, Florence, New Jersey and London.


Goldscheider's Orientalist terracotta busts are some of his most highly regarded and sought after works for their groundbreaking subject matter, which echoed the interests of young artists around the turn of the century, and this is a particularly lovely and exceedingly charming example.


This fine-looking bust would likely have had naturalistic paint tones originally, which were later painted over, possibly around the Art Deco period to match the starker gold and black tonal tastes of the era, which we believe makes it even more attractive and decoratively appealing than the original painted version.


The over-painting means that the original maker's etching can no longer be seen to the base, but the weight and quality of the form strongly suggest that it's a Friedrich Goldscheider original.


All in all this is a fabulously rare, sizeable, stunning and extremely impressive Goldscheider bust, which won't fail to impress or be a knockout in any setting.



This is in very-good-to-excellent condition. The only minor flaws are slight imperfections and marks to the paint, but she's a wonderful bust in superb condition for her age and if well looked after she'll be a show-stopper for many decades if not centuries to come - please see the photos.

Height - 50cm, Width - 30cm, Depth - 19cm, Base - 16x16cm, Weight - 18kg.

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