FINE MARBLE BUST – MARGHERITA. Artist – Signed : Giuseppe Bessi (some spellings include Bessji). Age : Patina would suggest 75 to 100+ years old. Material : Solid, genuine, natural marble or alabaster (nothing fake or composite) This is a genuine antique. Description : This is a very well done, hand carved bust. Condition : This bust is in outstanding condition with original natural patina. Minor wear to base. Otherwise no other issues. This bust has been very well taken care of. Dimensions : Bust is about 8 1/4 inches tall – Base is about 8 inches wide and weighs 8 pounds. Was an Italian sculptor famed for his lifelike busts and sculptures, such as prominent figures Ludwig van Beethoven, Joan of Arc, and Dante Alighieris muse Béatrice. To create his highly detailed sculptures, Bessi predominantly utilized alabaster and marble and combined Neoclassical and Art Nouveau styles. Born in 1857 in Volterra, Italy, he went on to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. During his life, Bessis works were included in the Worlds Fair in Paris, Turin, and St. His sculptures and busts are in the collections of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and the Ecomuseo dellAlabastro in Volterra. Bessi died in 1922 in Volterra, Italy. Some sellers are advertising a Bessi Bust as being 18th century. This is somewhat unlikely since Giuseppe was born in 1857. This is a more reasonable deal on a fine antique. As you can read above, some of Professor Bessi’s sculptures are in the Hermitage in St. It is to be assumed that his works will only appreciate in value. The item “Alabaster Bust G. Bessi (1857 1922) Grand Tour Carved Sculpture Besji Marble” is in sale since Friday, June 1, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines”. The seller is “thebohemianco” and is located in Tigerville, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Figurines & Statues
- Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original