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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1051547: Early 20th Century Art Deco Bronze Sculpture Entitled "Book Lady" By D Chiparus

Early 20th Century Art Deco Bronze Sculpture Entitled "Book Lady" By D Chiparus

£18,500    $23,984    €21,972
Early 20th Century Art Deco Bronze Sculpture entitled "Book Lady" by D Chiparus
 
An attractive early 20th Century Art Deco bronze study of an elegant lady dressed in period attire holding a book behind her back, exhibiting excellent cold painted enamel colours and very fine hand chased surface detail, raised on a marble base and signed D H Chiparus
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
Height: 47 cm
 
Width: 12 cm
 
Depth: 12 cm
 
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
 
Foundry: Etling Paris
 
Circa: 1925
 
Materials: Bronze & Marble
 
Book Ref: Chiparus Master of Art Deco by A Shayo
 
Page No: 82
 
SKU: 9056
 
ABOUT
 
Chiparus – The Master of Art Deco
 
Romanian by birth, Chiparus worked entirely in Paris, first exhibiting in the Salon of 1914. He is best known for his figures or exotic dancer made of carved ivory and highly worked bronze. The subjects of these chryselephantine works were taken from popular personalities of the day, from contemporary theatre characters and the Orientalist zeitgeist in Paris in the interwar years, as exemplified by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russe.
 
Chiparus’s early figures, those on a relatively simple bases, were primarily cast by Etling, a Paris foundry the retailer of contemporary French decorative arts in the 1920s and 1930s. The later pieces were made by the Les Neveux de J Lehmann foundry which specialised in making the more elaborate marble and onyx plinths.
 
The Ballets Russes
 
The Ballets Russes was a ballet company established in 1909 by the Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev and performed until his death in 1929. It created...
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