Art Nouveau Patinated Bronzed Sculpture of a young woman with bisque porcelain head, arms, and her sheep. I'll admit, anything with a sheep and I'm in! This is such a decorative and charming sculpture, the French country shepherdess girl is knitting with her flock's wool, while her pet sheep looks on.
Both of them stand on a bronzed metal base, which has the circular foundry mark "Fabrication Francaise - PARIS - Made in France" and Mednat, the name of the French sculptor this figure is after. The front of the figure has a metal plaque with the name of this piece, "Bergere" which means shepherdess in French. A most charming accessory for your home. Wear and aging, one of her little fingers has gone missing after over a century, this is a wonderful find and a rare treat!