Art Deco Statues: French, Bronze, Marble, Le Verrier, Le Faguays, Hugonnet, Limousin, Lorraine, Nancy
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Here is a wonderful unique statues lamp combination. Cold painted patinated metal all original. The lamp is signed Balleste on the foot of the women, in metal. Very much in the tradition of Max Le Verrier. The stepped marble base allow for perfect symmetry between this lovely deco lady. Great accent and mood piece.Great accent pieces.
Stunning and striking Art Deco statue lamp of woman holding two globes in crackled glass finish. Classic Art Deco pose and in a very engaging ballet stance. This is a monumental piece, approximately 33" tall.
The bronze patina is lovely and she is rendered with many fine details (focusing on her voluptuous female frame, with perfect feet and hands). She stands on a black/white stepped marble base. There is a signature in the metal base , but it is stamped in way which cannot be easily read. This posture is well known in French Art Deco statuary, and is usually attributed to sculptors Maurice and Marcel Denis and also associated with the foundry owned by Max Le Verrrier. This beautiful statue could be the featured piece in any Art Deco environment.
Very large and really nice boat model with solid Macassar ebony hull and a full array of chrome sails. The rigging is there and it looks like we are getting ready for America's Cup here in SF. I don't think this one is sea worthy, but certainly would look great sitting in the yachtsmen room. Quite unique, first time we have ever had a boat from this period. French circa 1930's.
This iconic Art Deco sculpture was created by Jean de Roncourt, the most famous French sculptor of the male figure in the 1920s and 1930s. Entitled Le Bendeur (or, in English, The Bender), it depicts an athletic man dressed in a loincloth bending a large metal rod by hand. This sculpture is widely regarded as de Roncourt's best work. The petite bronze metal has beautiful patina, it is impressive not only because of its unusually large size, but also for the quality of the sculpting. Wonderful base with black marble and signed on the marble base base: J De Roncourt.
This wonderful Airplane or called Gyroplane made in France is in very good condition. Nice nickel plating with some tarnishing to the nickel plating on the Gyroscope. The box is not perfect, but is intact with instructions and all parts are complete. During this great period of aviation, toys like these were produced but few survive in this remarkable condition.
Very original wooden and chrome model of a four engined plane, it's a good looking piece with lots of nice details. Fuselage and engines are carved from solid Walnut with chrome propellers , it's in very good condition, stands on a metal chrome supported by a stylized landscape of wooden clouds.
A large and superb French Art Deco Bronze depicting kneeling nude young girl figure with her Borzoi dog by J.Lormier. Modeled as the young girl knelt down petting her dog, beautifully sculpted and cast in Bronze with a silvered and cold painted finish. Beautiful sharp details to the face, geometric bobbed hair and hands displaying the work of a highly skilled sculptor. On a large stepped Portoro Nero marble base which has some slight nibbling on the corners but of fabulous quality.We have had other works by this important French artist, check out other statues on our site item #1478.
Beautiful and large size Bronze by important Art Deco sculptor Cipriani, in lovely green patina. Very beautiful stylized classic reclining nude, with masterfully executed details. Look closely at her lovely face, posture, fingers and feet. She is an Art Deco beauty for sure. Clear artist signature signed in the bronze and on the marble and also marked BRONZE. Perfect condition!
Here is your classic French ingénue, quite a woman. Beautiful original patina in solid bronze metal. Wonderful style and look, nice details in hands and feet. The woman is demure and dressed in a relaxed flowing robe. She is an understated beauty for sure. The marble base is also nicely detailed with that classic French veneer marble treatment. A very substantial piece, although not signed, obviously executed with a master's touch. Lots of wonderful detail.
This great period of figural statues with a "nude" point of view seem to be what the French spent a lot of time exploring. Green patinated female (spelter) dancer with a disc held behind her back. With long flowing windswept hair, standing on one foot. Signed Garcia on the metal base. Made in the Max LeVerrier foundry. Circa 1920's. Excellent original condition.
Being offered is a wonderful statue of a warrior with shield and sword. Appears to have been won in a "challenge" or given as gift to someone named Bernard Delbecque, French or Belgian (bronze plaque on the front). The statue is artist signed by Kowatz, a sculptor from the Art Deco period who was known in France. The figure is certainly in the style depicting the figural male athletes and or warrior figures that might have been done between the two world wars and the European Olympics. This was a very prolific time for muscular men of mythic proportions. The piece sits boldly on a an original black Belgian marble base and is in excellent original condition. Artist paid great attention to the detail: please look at the feet and hands.
This is one of the best Art Deco bronzes we've received in a long time. A striking and serious piece, marked bronze. This fully rendered woman with a bow, stands a stunning 31 inches tall. Beautiful with original silvered bronze patina on a stepped deco onyx base. Please take note of the wonderfully rendered hands, fingers and feet, always the sign of a quality sculptor whose casting is original and true to the design (not a copy). She is stamped "bronze in the back of the foot. A striking pose: reaching for the sky with her well maintained bow. So many wonderful angles, showing off the true artistic execution of the 1930's art deco style, flowing hair and somewhat muscular body.
We have not found the artists signature but could assume from its acquisition (in France) most likely done by an artist like Alexandre Ouline (born in Belgium, working in France). Also in the style of Lorenzel who did many figural in silver of the Diana figure with similar hair and stylized bow. A terrific piece and would look great featured standing tall, maybe in your Atelier?
Presented here is one of the finest sculptures we have had to date. It is the epitomy of great Art Deco design, showing all the signs of a classic, both in style, quality and presence. This is Diana the Huntress, a theme often repeated in Art Deco folklore. What makes this piece so great: It has the style, the size and all the elements. First, the quality is great, brass metal with special green patina, very heavy and all well made. Secondly, the movement of the pieces shows the elegance of what we understand as style, substance equalling Art Deco. Diana is in a wonderful pose, one leg up with the most fluid bow shape I've seen on a sculpture. As she effortlessly shoots the leaping Antelope, whose antlers also grace and compliment the angled stepped concrete cast base.
The designer, most likely is Max Le Verrier, it is from the foundry where he was so famous for creating the epic Art Deco sculptures now associated with this great Art Deco period in France. Circa 1930's. The base was made by the artist "Demarco" who was known for producing these kind of bases and also as artist in his own right working with this kind of material.
The running man with Borzoi dogs, the movement of the man and dogs reminiscent of the great male statue known by Jean de Roncourt. This one is signed L. Valderi on the base, an artist also known for this kind of work. Fabulous piece in the spirt of so many strong men and the Diana statues created and see during this prolific Art Deco period of strength and movement. Circa 1930 cast metal with a bronze patina in excellent condition and one of the finest two-tiered portoro marble with green marble inlay.
This stunning all original statue made of pure white marble, shows so much grace, talent and sophistication. The Art Deco beauty is rendered by the hands of a master: Joe Descomps whose worked is extremely sought after, often imitated and copied. He is well known for Bronze statues and working with ivory as well. The nice thing about owning a real marble statue, there is only one, it is never a casted piece but done by the hand of the artist. Look at the gentle smile, the details of the back, feet and hand positions. Also she is wonderfully draped to cover her breast, all so neatly separated. I think I am in love (for real)! Completed around 1920. This is guaranteed original and she is fantastic.
Beautifully hand carved from Solid Macassar Ebony. The sculptor has made great use of the woods' decorative grain along the animals flowing lines, in a stalking position on thick heavy pieces of chrome plated bronze which is then mounted on a solid Macassar Ebony base. Very heavy, great quality and extremely stylish pair of 1920's or 1930's French Art Deco solid Macassar Ebony and chromed bronze book with cubist stylized foxes nice overall shine! Deceptively heavy for their size they would look fantastic on a modernist desk or just to burrow up to your favorite books.
A wonderful rendering from the tale of Leda and the Swan. Love finds its place all over the world and in many forms. This is a beautiful sculpture rendered in white bronze or metal with a wonderful rich patina, allowing color and texture to define the relationship of Leda and her friend. Executed by French artist Neva and signed in the corner on the black Belgium marble. All over in excellent original condition and a very substantial size.
Here is chance to own a real treasure. One of kind and brilliantly carved white marble. This piece depicts a beautiful Venus inspired woman in a Greek Art Deco pose, naked and free (well not really free). She is yours to fall in love with. Very impressive size 23" tall. A wonderful material and something that we do have a chance to acquire due to its rarity, uniqueness (one of kind) and historical significance. The sculptor Marius Sain has many books written on his work and is listed in every important European and American art reference book (Benezit).
Unusual French statue with two tigers on the prowl. Very impressive and substantial piece, both animals in similar but not exactly the same point of view. Both signed on the lower back leg M. Leduca. Nice black Belgian marble bases with one of the tigers stepped up as they appear to be on the hunt. Original piece circa 1930's French, metal with green period original patina. This artist is well known for this kind of work.
A very interesting and nicely carved Art Deco wooden model of a pre war mono winged airplane that looks to have been inspired by the Bleriot 111 of 1930 . Lovely solid Rosewood fuselage and wings with bronze propellor and cockpit detail, the hand carved mountain top over which it's flying is made from solid Oak and really sets it off nicely. I have never seen this model before, after having sold many over the years.
This wonderful and sexy boudoir piece by Austrian sculptor. S. Bauer. Executed in brown patinated bronze with gold details represents this rather inquisitive carefree dancer. Her body is well formed and the lyrical style of body and arm posture, exemplifies the style of the period. Very good original condition on black Belgian marble base.
Classic Art Deco bronze, the female form, from the Greek mythology "Venus on the Half-shell". This is a wonderful and high quality bronze, lots of details. A beautiful rendering of a woman with flowing long hair, holding a water jug, inside a stylized art deco 1/2 shell, nice details on here hands, face and feet. There is no signature, but this obviously had to be rendered by a fine high artist. The patina of the bronze is that beautiful bronzy brown, looks great mounted on a nice black marble base with white veins.
A wonderful and very large original bronze by A. P. Hugonnet. Obviously depicting the classic javelin thrower. This is very well designed and quite an intense figure. Look at his face, look at his hands, lots of details. You know so many of these classic athletic poses were inspired by the 1924 Paris Olympics which served as a great breeding ground to influence the designs by many artists of these stylized male statues during this time. Our man here may have been fashioned after one of the great javelin athletes competing in Paris during 1924. Unfortunatley the original base was broken, but we were able to make a replica of the original (with two pieces in a stepped affect) and used a piece of back marble with his original signature, taken from the original base. As you can see, some time was spent to artistically inlay this into the new base. It is stamped "bronze" on the figure and is a very impressive piece.
Very unique original green patinated bronze statue by French artist Pierre LeFaguays of three men holding up an urn on a black Belgian marble base. This sculpture in theatrical style may have been a maquette for a larger piece, done for an expostion. The detail of three men is quite good and the era of the piece is between 1925-1930.
It is in original finish and shows just a bit of wear, but is in excellent condition overall.
A most unusual and beautifully articulated French Art Deco Sculpture lamp signed "Limousin".
The spectacular jazz age base lights up, illuminating exceptionally fine sculptures of two women. Hand applied gilding adds wonderful character to this stunning piece.
Limousin is the region in France where the piece was designed and made. It is typical for ceramics, glass and sculpture to bear the name of the region (such as Lorraine, Nancy, Sevres or Limousin) rather than the name of a specific artist.
Be sure to zoom in on the photos to see the manner in which the hands, face and feet were detailed. That is a mark of an outstanding statue and wouldn't this one be just perfect in your home?
Heres an unusual an quite striking nickeled bronze statue by sculptor Pierre Laurel from the Marcel Guillemard foundry. It depicts the female harlequin, Pierette in strong Art Deco style holding a similarly attired and smaller male harlequin, Pierrot. Her elaborately detailed costume reflects the deco style and coordinates with the little man. Pierrot and Pierrette are the harlequin characters often depicted in Art Deco imagery as the tragic lovers who could never really come together as a couple. This gorgeous bronze statue is signed below Pierrette's feet, Pierre Laurel and also Marcel Guillemard 24 and stands on a beautiful red marble base.
We acquired this French 1930s bronze sculpture by Pierre Le Faguays (1892-1935) from a private French collector who told us that he originally bought the sculpture in the 1950's while shopping in Porte de Clignancourt. This is an important and artistically executed bronze statue of a beautiful nude female with draping named "Ondine". The enchanting, realistic face, the hands and the feet of this sculpture are intricately detailed and the (hefty!) bronze has taken on a gorgeous patina with age. The elaborate geometric stepped marble base consists at least 5 different kinds of marble. It is stunning in its own right and looks as though it were built for a 1930s Hollywood movie set. Needless to say, it's the perfect platform for this stunning beauty.
I'm really drawn these unusual bookends. They possess a quintessential Scottie silhouette with "drawing-like" dimensional details. They're carved from wood and as such, have an expectedly warm feel to them. They're commanding, yet adorable. Yes, somehow, they're just right. A loving, 1930s French Art Deco tribute to "Man's Best Friend". One of the two bookends is signed by the French artist/sculptor - U.J. Bornes.
The bookends are made of wood and stained a deep mahogany color. They sit obediently on a wooden base finished with black lacquer
This spectacular and very heavy brass and bronze plate with a deep, rich patina is actually more of a sculpture than it is a plate. Depicted is a nautical scene of a majestic and beautiful sailing ship surrounded by seven seagulls. It was created and signed by Pierre Le Faguays (1892-1925).
purely delightful, (and functional!) Art Deco, Cubist influenced,
Mountain Ram bookends by the listed 1930's French painter and
sculptor, Max Le Verrier (1891-1973). Le Verrier is considered
by some to be one of the foremost French Art Deco sculptors.
The sculpture's hefty black-bronze cast metal has developed a
deep and lustrous patina with age and is mounted on a chamfered
edge, marble base. Each sculpture is signed "M LeVerrier".
The Measurements: 6-1/2" High, including base, which measures 5-5/16" Long X 2-3/8" Deep X 3/4" High
Art Deco figure of a woman with a Stag.
Metal with antique bronze patina. Circa 1930.
Marble basis. Signed "DEVINA"
A gorgeous French clock with garniture to match, circa 1920's. Made of pink and green marble with decorative nickled-bronze. These pieces are exquisitely crafted, and would be a beautiful addition to your home.