An exquisitely carved 19th Century Italian marble bust of a young lady by Antonio Argenti.
This piece reflects the intricate artistic design and the attention to detail is incredible, from the stitching & buttons to the absolutely wonderfully sculptured pleated darts in the dress and also the delicate lacework.
This piece is signed Argenti Antonio, Milano & dates to around 1878-1880, he was supremely skilled & one of the leading Italian marble sculptors of the period.
This marble portrait sculpture is in excellent, original untouched condition for age.
Antonio Argenti ( 1845 - 1916 ) was born in Varese, Italy and studied at the Milan Academy, before exhibiting his marbles at the Expositions in Naples, Rome, Venice and Milan.
Height: 26.5 inches
Width: 16 inches
Depth: 9.75 inches