Standing over two and a half metres tall, this sculpture is truly exceptional—an unusual, and remarkable, statement piece. The sculpture features a standing female figure, her dress distinctly Orientalist in nature. She is cast from bronze, with light, conforming clothing draped over her body. Moreover, the bronze has been skilfully patinated, increasing the sense of texture and tonal variety. She holds in her left hand, which lies by her side, a gilt bronze mirror; her right hand, lifted high over her head, grasps a large six-light candelabrum, also formed of gilt bronze.
The figure is elevated on a gilt bronze three-leg podium, its warm colour further accenting the gilt bronze mirror and candelabrum, as well as the parcel gilt features of the figure, such as her necklace and headdress—the latter of which is draped with malachite beads.
This remarkable sculpture epitomises the best of the Belle Époque—few pieces of such scale and grandeur are available today.
Sculpture- Height 230cm, width 53cm, depth 50cm
Pedestal- Height 31cm, width 51cm, depth 51cm
Total height- 261cm