BEAUTIFUL CARVED ALABASTER & BROWN VEINED MARBLE SCULPTURE ~ BESFIE JEANNE D'ARC (JOAN OF ARC) !Fabulous estate collection sculpture...no signature is found but attributed to Professor Besfie (European School, late 19th century), bust of Joan of Arc which is marked on the base Jeanne d'Arc...alabaster sculpture with brown veined marble dress and base . Originally listed here in our store for $650.00 in beautiful, investment condition, she unfortunately had a bad day in the storage room as you can see. She has some nicks here and there on the shoudlers and base corners, and the worst of all, now has considerable damage to her nose. We do have one piece of the nose retained and restoration is possible by expert hands. Stands 9" tall including the plinth or plateau. Beautiful example from the European Art Nouveau and could once again be a truly gorgeous piece to add to your collection. Ask q uestions if you have them...will be carefully packed and shipped promptly upon confirmation of your payment. We prefer our clients to have Public, rather than Private, feedback. International bidders are required to pay via Paypal within 48 hours of close ... NO EXCEPTIONS ! Items will be shipped USPS PRIORITY MAIL ONLY ...absolutely no First Class Mail , so please do not ask. CUSTOMS CHARGES are separate and not part of your payment to this seller ...they are within your own country are your obligation upon arrival of the shipment. USA Bidders : Your payment is due within 4 days from auction close . Please use the checkout system with ebay ( Pay Now Button ) or pay using the invoice forward to you at the close of auction. Additional Packaging Requests : We have received a few requests to " double box " our items. While we take great care to pack our items normally, we do not generally double box. To do so adds to the weight and expense for shipping. Please be aware that if you make this request, you must do so prior to paying as your invoice must be adjusted to accommodate the additional shipping weight. Do not wait until paying to include a "note" with your payment, as we may then be unable to comply with your request. Please note : We care about your item! We pack carefully, as if it will be our own, taking great care using GREEN materials when possible. A modest handling fee ($.50 - $3.00) per item is occasionally included in the shipping costs quoted in the shipping calculator below. Please check it before bidding.