After Eutrope Bouret (French, 1833-1906), two bronze Near East female figurines, Cleopatra and Semiramis, each depicted seated atop a plinth and holding a staff or scepter, with their names inscribed on ebonized bowfront bases. The flat backs allow for use as bookends. Each signed "Bouret" on side of base and dated "1874". 14 1/2" H x 8" W x 6" D. French, early 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with a few scattered spots of oxidation and light wear. Cleopatra figure has old sales sticker adhesive residue to side of plinth with discoloration underneath.
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