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Plaque on bottom of bust reads Napolean 1. This piece is signed and is from the same estate as the Jules Cesar bust. Weighs roughly 25 pounds.
Large nearly life size bust. Phenomenal detail. Weighs nearly 25 pounds of solid bronze. Believed to have originated from the studio of Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741 – 1828). We also have another bust of Jules Cesar that is unsigned by Houdon, done in the same style. (see alternate listing)
In excellent condition. No cracks. Measures 18 inches x 12 inches.
We have been asked to sell the estate of the historic colonial Ridgely family of Baltimore Maryland. This bust, along with the Kirk Sterling, John Adams books, Meissen china and other fine pieces have all come from this one family. The heir to it all passed recently.