A stunning bronze bust of a maiden in the Art Nouveau style, set upon an attractive marble base.The attention to detail throughout the piece is truly striking and this outstanding piece will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.This bronze bust will make a fine display item for anyone who appreciates the unique elegance of Art Nouveau motifs.This high quality bronze is made from the lost wax process (cire perdue).It is a recast of an original by the famous French sculptor George Charles Coudray.Height 67 cmWidth 37 cmDepth 18 cm Sometimes called by the French name of ''cire perdue'' or the Latin, ''cera perduta'' is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artist''s sculpture.
In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.
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