Rare 6 tall marble (or perhaps alabaster) hand-carved womans bust by Austrian sculptor, Leonie Boehm-Hennes, also known as Leonie Bohm-Hennes. This appears to be in the classic Greco Roman style, although much of this artists work was considered Art Deco. Were not quite sure when this was made but similar marble busts of women were carved by this artist between 1900 and 1910.
On the back near the bottom, the words Boehm-Hennes are etched in the marble in script writing. The bust is 6 tall, while the base is almost 2.5 side to side and 1.75 from back to front. As our pictures hopefully convey, the face is mark or chip free while the back has a few shallow scratch marks or chips above the artists signature. Also, there are a few chipped areas along the edges.The head has one hardly noticeable chip in the hair just above the right ear. Overall this is in great condition considering it is probably over 100 years old. Most of the minor chips impart character and are located along the edges of the base. On the bottom, theres a small, recessed metal medallion with the monogram RM inside with a small u above the other 2 letters.
Were not sure what this stands for but this medallion or logo also appears in the base of bronze statues from Boehm-Hennes. This item came from the estate of a wealthy Florida surgeon who came from Eastern Europe. The item "Antique Leonie Boehm-Hennes 6 Hand-Carved Marble Womans Bust (Circa 1910)" is in sale since Monday, September 24, 2018.
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