Rare Vtg Florence Art Co (contemp Of Esther Hunt) Signed Asian Chalkware Bust
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Rare Vtg Florence Art Co (contemp Of Esther Hunt) Signed Asian Chalkware Bust:
Here is a fantastic originalchalkware Asian girl bust, made in the 1920's by Florence Art Co. and signed by artist Jerome. This is a beautiful and very rare piece of authentic art deco sculpture from the 1920's. Florence Art Co. was established in 1916 and is still doing business today. The artist "Jerome" followed in the footsteps of Esther Hunt by capturing the beauty of the people and children of San Francisco's 1920's China Town. Measuring 10" tall and 7 5/8" wide at the base, all hand painted. The work is very artistic and you can see the many brushstrokes in the pictures. The expression on her face is so strikingly serene ~ just beautiful! She is made of solid chalkware and is very heavy, well balanced and sits nice and solid without tipping over. Her condition is good with some flaking to the painton her face, hair and garments but NO deep gouges or cracks anywhere on the piece. It looks as though someone tried to touch up the paint on her face, but it is not significantly noticable. The artist has impressed his signature, number J006 and copyright on her back, see picture. A very beautiful, rare and truly lovely piece! Please magnify and check photos carefully. This is an estate sale find and is being sold "as found" and "as is".Please email with any questions.