French Bronze Figure of a Naked Woman with long plaited braids. Late 19th century

Price: £2750
Stock No. 963/2020/QSA

A charming Art Nouveau bronze figure of a naked young woman with long braided hair. Her arms are raised as she gathers and plays with her plaited braids. It stands on its integral bronze circular plinth. Excellent colour and patina.

Unsigned, but stamped with the makers mark: “Bellman, Ivey & Cable, New Bond Street, London. By appointment to the Queen. Made in France.”

The firm Bellman, Ivey & Cable exhibited and sold sculptures from its premises on Picadilly and then Old Bond Street, in London, from the late 1880’s until the early 20th century, the firm regularly listed exhibitions of “Bronzes a cire perdue and Russian” and “Sculpture from Academy and Salon” in The Years Art.

Dated:  c.1896-1901

Height:  15 inches (38cm)

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