Bronze Code: 389
Height: 10.2 In
Width: 5.9 In
Weight: 3.5 LBs


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This remarkable product reflects the artistry and craftsmanship present in Russia's rich history. Our Chopin-inspired bust, originating from the prestigious F. Chopin factory in St. Petersburg, Russia, harkens back to an earlier era. Engraved on the back with the signature 'F.CHOPIN', it also bears the distinct stamp 'M.F. 1868 FOR 10 YEARS'. This unique signature and stamp denote its authenticity and establish its coveted status among collectors.

The base of the bust is signed 'ALEX MIKHAILOVICH', crediting the sculptor and linking the piece to historical royalty. Alexey Mikhailovich Romanov (1629-1675) was the second Russian tsar from the distinguished Romanov dynasty. The son of Mikhail Fedorovich and his wife Evdokia, Alexey adds an engaging narrative to the ownership of this product.

The mastermind behind this exquisite piece is Felix Chopin (1813-1892). Recognized as the 'bronze magician', his career spanned across France and Russia. He was a dedicated foundry worker and had the prestigious role of supplier to the Court of His Imperial Majesty. Russian rulers were often the central theme in Chopin's masterpieces. His collection of 63 busts of Russian rulers, which debuted at an exhibition, is particularly noteworthy.

The provenance of this piece lies in its inception, with Chopin's chance encounter with the marble busts of sculptor A. Penna. Despite Penna never having set foot in Russia, his busts made a strong impression on Chopin, inspiring a series of royal busts that later proved to be highly sought after.

The Chopin's bust we offer is an exceptional replica exhibiting top-notch quality and striking similarity to the original. It stands as a testament to Chopin's transition from larger busts to smaller scale sculptures, reflective of his adaptive spirit and eye for detail.