An Italian marble bust of Erato, after Cesare Lapini, 1848-1893, dated 1897, modelled with laurel crown, star sash and lyre, on a waisted socle, inscribed C Lapini, Firenze 1897, 71cm highThe bust is weathered with several nicks and chips in areas such as tips of some laurel leaves and the drapery. The finials to the lyre are detached but present and need restoring back into place.

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