Absolute authority: chin up, proud bust and a contemptuous attitude, the Sun King rules.
Immortalized in a 7-meter high monumental sculpture by François Girardon (1699), the ‘Louis XIV à cheval’ took centre stage Place Vendôme before the statue was raised to the ground, in 1792, during the French revolution. Today a resident of the Musée du Louvre, the bust still stands tall, reproduced in a smaller scale.
An iconic royal figure and messenger of “l’art à la française”, Louis XIV now looks over Cire Trudon’s collection of busts.
Made using traditional methods, each bust is hand-crafted in the Cire Trudon workshop in Normandy. All the details and finishing are carefully applied to give these exceptional objects the greatness of the history they personify. Cire Trudon busts are all adorned with a wick, paying tribute to the primary function of the candle. That said, these busts are meant to be collected, rather than consumed.