Orientalist Marble Bronze Semi-Nude Female Dancer with Tambourine - 48 in 122 cm
Our client's wonderful figure of a semi-nude female dancer with tambourine in the Orientalist style dates from the late nineteenth century to early twentieth century. Apparently unsigned and likely of French or Italian origin. The figure is hand-carved from marble bands on her arms and a finely sculpted headdress of beads. Her robe is cast in bronze and the tambourine in bronze as well with brass jingles, one of which is missing. It measures 48 by 18 by 12 inches.
Overall good condition, with rubbing wear, scratches, surface dirt particularly in crevices, and nicks and dents to the bronze, and numerous small chip losses to the edges of the base. Three of the fingers have been reattached. Tambourine is loose and can be inserted into a small hole in the proper right hand, and one jangle is missing. There is a restored break to the proper right foot with small losses, and another restoration at the proper left ankle. The arms are originally carved separately, with slightly visible joints.”