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Art Nouveau Italian Carved Alabaster Bust on a Bronze Pedestal Base by Aldolfo Cipriani $1950.00

Art Nouveau Italian Carved Alabaster Bust on a Bronze Pedestal Base by Aldolfo Cipriani $1950.00
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A fine quality Art Nouveau Era alabaster Marble sculpture depicting a bust of a coquettish young woman. This is a signed piece that was executed by notable Italian sculptor Adolfo Cipriani who was active from 1880 to 1930.
Cipriani's work was highly regarded not only in his own era but has continued to be actively sought after by collectors.

This young lass has survived remarkably well, despite the vulnerability of Alabaster from which she is carved. Alabaster is a much softer medium than regular marble and produces a very fine porous surface. For this reason, it is readily chosen by allegorical Sculptors such as Cipriani due to its slightly translucent nature which mimics the characteristics of the skin. 

Also, keeping in mind this is over 100 years old she exhibits only minimal symptoms of age and wear, but nothing significant and no repairs.  The heavy antique cast brass/bronze pedestal base has been custom made for her, allowing her to turn while staying securely grounded. 

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