Bronze Code: 380
Height: 9.4 In
Width: 4.9 In
Weight: 2.9 LBs


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The groundbreaking pioneer in the world of bronze artistry, Felix Chopin, astounds us yet again with another exquisite masterpiece. This manufacturing feat was accomplished in a well-reputed Russian factory, situated in the heart of the cultural capital, St. Petersburg. An unmistakable mark of authenticity, the signature 'F.CHOPIN' is artfully engraved on the backside, granting this fine work of art a rare seal of authenticity.

Bearing the hallmark round stamp 'M.F. 1868 FOR 10 YEARS', this rare piece of history takes you on a journey back in time to the era of the Russian Tsars. Adding to its unique allure is the artisan's name 'Pavel' inscribed on the base. A testament to the excellent craftsmanship of the period, this particular bust is a meticulously crafted replica of Chopin's signature bust, renowned for its exceptional quality and remarkable similarity to the original.

Known as the 'bronze magician', Felix Chopin (1813-1892) was a French and Russian caster, illustrious for having been a supplier to the Court of His Imperial Majesty. Chopin's painstakingly crafted busts of Russian rulers stand out as a testament to his adroit craftsmanship and attention to intricate details. His initial foray into bust work began in 1840 when he stumbled upon marble busts carved by the Italian sculptor A. Penna, launching a successful series of royal busts thereafter.

Although the Italian sculptor never set foot in Russia, Chopin was singularly inspired by his ability to capture the likeness of Russian tsars and princes in marble. This prompted Chopin to recreate a stunning collection of 63 full-sized busts of Russian rulers, all of which were unveiled at an exhibition nine years later. Fifteen years following this remarkable accomplishment, Chopin scaled down his creations to fit into the realm of cabinet sculpture; the smaller versions of the royal busts were highly sought after and hailed as a tremendous success at an international exhibition in Paris.