Large Glazed Terra Cotta Bust of Woman Personifying Diana
Continental, ca 1750-1775
A sensational late eighteenth century Baroque style bust of a woman personifying Diana, signified by a crescent moon worn on a fillet in her hair and by the right breast left bare. Shoulders and left breast covered by a drapery that is knotted over the right shoulder and attached by a band. Her head elevated and her gaze looks upward, with hair brushed back and arranged in sculpted rolls and curls piled at the crown and trailing down behind the neck with a strand over her left shoulder. The sculpture formed of red terra cotta, with opaque white tin glaze. The bust attached with a plaster or putty joint to a round faux painted molded socle base. Restorations to nose, moon and ruffle.
Measures: 35 ¼”h x 24”w
Connie McNally opened her first antique shop in Palm Springs, California in 1976. In 1978 she was joined by husband Bill McNally, and they formed The McNally Company Antiques, Inc. Together they traveled and exhibited at many antique shows throughout the country before opening…