[NUMBER 549] 549 CARVED WHITE MARBLE BUST AFTER THE ANTIQUE ITALIAN, 16TH CENTURY Bust of a youth, the slender form draped with the folds of a hima-tion held by an agraffe on the right shoulder. The left shoulder is exposed. The head is slightly turned to the left and is crowned by wavy hair tied with a ribbon. On a contemporary molded circular plinth of bleu Turquin marble. Height on its plinth, 201/2 inches Described in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1892, vol. 4, p. 105, No. 23. SALE, PARIS, 1893, CATALOGUE NUMBER 1279. 550 CARVED WHITE MARBLE STATUE OF VENUS WITH DOLPHIN FRENCH, 17TH CENTURY In the taste of the antique. The figure, entirely nude, is shown with her face turned to the right, her hair tied back in the Grecian fashion. At her left, on the ground, a dolphin with its tail encircling her back. Height, 631/2 inches This statue stood in the centre of the garden of the Spitzer residence, Rue Villejust, Paris, for nearly three-quarters of a century. From the Spitzer legacies. Inventory No. 4712. [SEE ILLUSTRATION, OPPOSITE PAGE] 264