Antique Bronze Sculpture, "Tête, étude pour le portrait de Madame S" by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), 1892. Original bronze female bust with brownish gold patina on stone base (cast 1919-37). With the incised signature and numbered 11/S, lower verso. Cast by A.A. Hébrard, Paris, with the foundry mark lower verso.
Published in Czestochowski and Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Milan, 2002, number 7 (another cast illustrated, pages 134-135). An original investment quality bronze bust by Edgar Degas.
Please see the following link for the same bust that sold at Christie's auction in 2007 for over $40,000; this bronze guaranteed to be an original work with COA: