(Professor) Giuseppe Bessi or Besji (Italian, 1857-1922) alabaster and quartz bust of a young woman with slightly turned head and upcast eyes, titled "Mignon" on front of base. Signed lower right, rear shoulder "Prof. G. Besji". 10" H x 9 1/2" W x 4 1/4" D. Weight 11.1 lbs. Early 20th century. CONDITION: A couple of small natural imperfections in quartz on subject's "clothing," no damage.
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