I have always had a love for this art form. It seems I am not alone, as there are endless examples to chose from. The bust in my collection tend to be mostly from Europe. They are or the Royal heads of state and common people as well. My collection are from the Victorian years, however some of the subjects lived much earlier. Where mine are of porcelain, other bust range in media from marble, bronze to wood. Bust have adorned houses and building since the dawn of time. My house is no exception and today I am sharing my small collection with you. This pair of bust is on the fireplace mantle in my dining room. They are porcelain that is not glazed, known as Bisque. They are life size. I bought them from a home estate sale in Springfield,Ill.
|Leopold V- Duke of Lippe, Austria. was King and this bust is of Crown Prince Leopold III,Prince of Lippe, crowned 1851.Married Princess Elisabeth of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt in 1852.|
|This is a real photo of the Crown Prince, do you see a resemblance?|
|Makers mark on the bottom of the two bust.|
married Princess Alexander of Denmark. Her full name was: Alexandra Caroline Marie
Charlotte Louise Julia. Chosen at the age of 16 to be Edwards wife , they married in 1863.
The Tiara she is wearing is from Queen Adelaide, wife of King William IV.The bust is of her
as young lady .
|This is a photo of Queen Alexandra.|
The french often made bust of there common people as well as there Royals. The
next group of my bust are the commoners. They again are of porcelain, the painted ones
are called Bisque and the white ones were called Parian.
|This lady is sure to have been a house maid, see her head dress. I love the faux marble plinth.|
|Love how his cloths are painted and the plinth is highly decorated .Love the hat. He too is life size.|
|Judging by her hat and dress this girl was mostly likely a house maid.|
|Queen Marie stand guard in my library.|
|The real Queen Marie Antoinette|
|This lady is glazed porcelain and I am not sure who she is. I have seen her in many forms.|