A French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Patinated Bronze And Ormolu Bust Of Mercury
Item # 8913
Category: Objets D'art
A handsome and very attractive French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze and ormolu bust of Mercury. The bust is raised by a thick square Black Belgium marble base above ormolu ball supports. Above is an impressive square ormolu mottled socle. The bust of Mercury shows his draped paludamentum fastened by a fibula. The cape covers portions of his visible armor with ormolu design.
Mercury gazing towards the right is wearing his helmet also with a wonderful and rich finish of patinated bronze with ormolu designs.