Portrait busts of Marie Antoinette were said by her contemporaries to capture more of her Habsburg hauteur (note the classic "Habsburg nose") than painted depictions such as many sentimental glosses done by Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun. This bust is finely detailed (note the portrait cameo of Louis XVI) and has a very nice, complex patina. It's a replica of the bust in marble on display in the Louvre, the sculptor of which I haven't been able to ascertain. Any information would certainly be welcome! France, late 19th century. H: 20"/51cm.