Extremely rare, small bronze plaque with stylized cubistic woman's head or mask in relief. It is easily picked up by the long, geometric "tongue". The plaque is in exceptional vintage condition with only some "bumping" to 2 corners, tiny dints, and light pitting (mainly on the handle -- it's hard to get good pics because it's so shiny; the plaque is a perfect rectangle even though it may look distorted in some photos).
There are no deep scratches or other such signs of wear. It has been polished to a high shine and the recessed areas have been re-enameled black, adding to its dramatic appearance. While unsigned, it is evocative of a relief that famed sculptor Marcel Bouraine made for the 1925 Paris Exposition (see last photo).The floral relief is similar to those by high style designers such as Paul Follot and Sue et Mare. The plaque measures 4 5/8" tall by 2 3/4" wide by 5/8 deep. It is solid, heavy and beautifully crafted. The "tongue" is affixed by 2 screws. It displays beautifully resting on a table or leaning against a wall or shelf. It could also easily be adapted to decorate a cabinet front as a door pull or drawer pull simply by using a longer screw through the cabinet's knob hole or keyhole. It would also look great adorning a picture frame, mirror, or front door. My photos do not do this amazing plaque justice: any smudges, streaks, dark areas, light spots are caused by reflections or shadows. If I had not already attached bronze plaques to all of my cabinets I would use it myself and not sell it. I endeavor to describe my pieces as accurately as possible so there are no unpleasant surprises. Please be sure to add me to your Favorite Sellers list. Please check out my other current and upcoming auctions for more high style Art Deco, 1940s swing neckties, cufflinks, vintage motorcycle accessories/clothing, antique watches, silver jewelry, John Hardy, Art Nouveau, and more high quality items! This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "mrpickwick1" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Oman, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Qatar, Burundi, Netherlands, Iraq, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Israel, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Italy, Swaziland, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Malta, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Cyprus, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Yemen, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Laos, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Moldova, Madagascar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Lebanon, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Jordan, Guinea, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Luxembourg, Uganda, Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.