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Leopard Bookends

French Leopard Bookends 1930's

Item #1859 SOLD

Unusual pair of French style leopard bookends. Classic leopard leaping over the marble. Nice textured finished and lot character, Petite bronze metal, nice condition. French circa 1930's.

Art Deco Statue

Ivorid and Bronze Art Deco Statue Figurine of Russian Ballet Dancer

Item #1821 SOLD

A dramatic and stunning art deco statue in costume. She is detailed in "Ivorid" (sometimes called French Ivory) with face, arms and hands. A very delicate rendering of what might have been inspired by the Ballet Russian dance troupe. A style that was very popular during the Art Deco period. There is no signature on this piece, but that does not take away from the absolute stunning quality and details. Look at her costume, the 3 dimensional aspects rendered and of course her beautifully stepped crown. You can imaginer her as a dancer from the "Court of the Crimson King"! Just use your imagination.

Robj Bonbonniere Candy Jars French Art Deco - Red Woman

Very Rare Original Robj Bonbonniere Candy Jars French Art Deco - Red Woman

Item 1780 SOLD

Perfect original condition without restorations or cracks. Sold individually, all pictured in the definitive book on Robj decorative ceramics from the period of 1925-1930. Woman with crown and gold lines. Each figure is beautifully rendered with two parts, top and bottom.

Very Rare Original Robj Bonbonniere Candy Jars French Art Deco - Queen

Very Rare Original Robj Bonbonniere Candy Jars French Art Deco - Queen

Item 1779 SOLD

Perfect original condition without restorations or cracks. Sold individually, all pictured in the definitive book on Robj decorative ceramics from the period of 1925-1930. Woman with crown and gold lines. Each figure is beautifully rendered with two parts, top and bottom.

Jean Born began his work in 1908 under the name he created, ROBJ. An industrial designer through the 'teens, after WWI he began to add artistic and decorative items in porcelain. He died in a car accident in 1922 at the very beginning of the Art Deco Period and a shareholder in his firm, Lucien WIllmetz took over the management. It is WIllmetz who really influenced and promoted the ROBJ style.

With the support of sculptors, model makers and technicians he created a range of "art trinkets in ceramics" which were produced through 1931. The characteristics of ROBJ pieces are very much in keeping with the styles of the times and they achieved immediate success. Perhaps the most popular items of their line were the liquor decanters introduced in 1928. Containers for tobacco, incense and bonbons were added to their lines of sculptural figurines. ROBJ pieces are whimsical but also elegant, modern and original.

Several eminent factories were employed in the production of ROBJ designs: Manufacture de Sevres, Villeroy et Boch in Luxembourg and factories in Limoges among them.

Art Deco statue-light

Unique French Art Deco statue-light by, Balleste

Item #1773 SOLD

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.

Art Deco Woman Danseuse aux Boules Lamp

French Art Deco Style Woman Danseuse aux Boules Lamp

Item #1770 SOLD

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 Rare Original Robj Collection 4 Piece Jazz Band French Art Deco

Very Rare Original Robj Collection 4 Piece Jazz Band French Art Deco

Item # 1769 SOLD

Offered here is one of the most important works designed by Robj, the company formed by Jean Born. This original, mint condition four piece set made in France circa 1928 has been published in some of the most noted Art Deco reference books. This is a highly collectible set, emblematic of the spirit of Jazz, France, 1925 and the Art Deco Era!

The Jazz Band Set is pictured on the cover of the book Le Ceramiche 1921-1931 by Vanna Brega. All of the pieces are in excellent condition with no cracks, chips repairs or paint loss (including the gold). The Accordion, Sax and Banjo player are marked in the typical three line fashion: Robj/Paris/Made in France.

Art Deco sailboat

Nice original Macassar Ebony chrome sailboat Art Deco

Item #1762 SOLD

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.

Jean de Roncourt strongman The Bender Statue

Original Jean de Roncourt strongman "The Bender" French Statue Art Deco

Item #1758

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.

Art Deco Bronze Statue by Cipriani

Art Deco Bronze Statue, France 1930's Classic reclining nude by Cipriani

Item #1711 SOLD

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!

Art Deco Female Nude statue

French Art Deco Female Nude Disc Dancer statue by Garcia

Item #1687 SOLD

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.

Wonderful French Art Deco Statue Bronze Diana the Archer Huntress 31 inches tall

Wonderful French Art Deco Statue Bronze Diana the Archer Huntress 31 inches tall

Wonderful French Art Deco Statue Bronze Diana the Archer Huntress 31 inches tall

Item #1677 SOLD

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?

Original trio of French Modernist Musicians designed by Primavera

Original trio of French Modernist Musicians designed by Primavera

Item #1640 SOLD

Enjoy this extremely rare trio of cubist musicians designed by Primavera. Sold in France circa 1930's, this group can really swing. Unusual juxtaposition in size, cubist details executed in a cream ceramic with accents in silver enamel. They even have just a touch of the stylized black jazz musicians, a scene which was very popular and documented in France during this period. Each piece is signed on the bottom Primavera, France. They make a great display, since each piece is slightly different in size and final details: Drummer, Guitarist (Django) and Saxophone player (I think that is the big berry saxs). Lot of sensitive details to design and capturing the feeling of the period! They go great with some Cole Porter and a dry martini!

Primavera An atelier or design firm that was on the cutting edge during the deco period. Worked with many of the great French designers and department stores like Printemps, Pomone for Bon Marche.

Measurements:
1) drummer 16" T x 4" R
2) guitarist 13" T x 3" D
3) saxophone 11" T x 3" D

French Art Deco cubist squirrel bookends by Le Verrier

French Art Deco cubist squirrel bookends by Le Verrier

Item #1596 SOLD

Great looking pair of cubist style squirrels designed by the one and only Max Le Verrier. Great silvered-bronze finish on nice black marble bases. Each piece is signed in the metal base. French circa 1930's. Max LeVerrier has been one of the favorite Art Deco sculptors whose atelier supported many important French sculptors during this period.

Measurements:
6.5" T x 3.5" W x 3.5" D

Art Deco French Bronze "out of Africa" Elephant Statue

Art Deco French Bronze "out of Africa" Elephant Statue

Item #1575

This is a magnificent and very handsome piece. Beautiful, large and a substantial Art Deco bronze. Purchased in France and although unsigned, it is of incredible quality and details. The artistry of this piece is perfectly executed. The patina reminiscent of leather with a glowing glazed skin and the posture that is not only good luck, but good fortune. This prominent pieces stands on a beautiful piece black and white marble with beveled edge. Outstanding quality.

Measurements:
17" W x 14" T x 7" D

Outstanding Original French Art Deco statue light by Max LeVerrier

Outstanding Original French Art Deco statue light by Max LeVerrier

Outstanding Original French Art Deco statue light by Max LeVerrier

Outstanding Original French Art Deco statue light by Max LeVerrier

Item #1573 SOLD

This spectacular Max Le Verrier piece was designed in 1923. It is called 'Danseuse a La Coupe'. This is a special piece, one I have only once in well over 12 years. It is all original: and in fantastic condition. It is a very beautiful piece, which is styled after a dancer from Follies Bergeres. The woman, rather scantily dressed in simple skirt (that's all), her hair very stylized, holding a gorgeous domed moulded glass lamp. The style is pure Art Deco, glass looks like typical French molded glass of the period. There are remarkable details on this sculpture and the patina has a beautiful original glazed- bronzed look that is not something you see everyday. Outstanding! The light adds a warm glow both to the woman and the stylized floral motif in the top. The size is quite nice as well and is signed Le Verrier in the base. A remarkable piece with great Art Deco style. A sculpture you can enjoy for years and years to come. I mean she looks pretty good for 88 years old.

Measurements:
24.4" T x 9" w and deep.

About Max Le Verrier: Max le Verrier was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, in 1891. From an early age he showed great promise as an artist and sculptor; and after serving in the French army during World War I, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. During his studies in Switzerland he met fellow sculptors Pierre le Faguays and Marcel Bouraine, who became close friends and with whom he collaborated for much of his life. Upon completing his studies, le Verrier returned to France in 1919, and founded his own studio in Paris. It was at this time that he created his first popular sculpture - the famous 'Pelican' - which was the first of a long line of animal figures that bore his name. Le Verrier was awarded a Gold medal for his sculptures at the 1925 Paris l'Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels (the famous exhibition from which the term 'Art Deco' was derived). In 1926, le Verrier opened his own foundry, casting pieces for a wide range of French sculptors of the period, including Pierre Le Faguays, Marcel Bourain, Janle, Denis, and Charles. From the outset, he gained a reputation for the very high quality work, exceptional detailing and accuracy of the items that his firm produced. Interestingly, the foundry did not cast in bronze as is commonly assumed, because le Verrier felt that he could achieve better detail by using his own proprietary mix of metals. At the same time as running his foundry, le Verrier continued to sculpt his own creations, and in the 1920's he became famous for his studies of woman as part of the Art Deco era's fascination with the ideal female form. His female figures are characterised by a lithe athleticism and perfect symmetry; and are highly regarded and much sought after. Le Verrier continued working throughout the 1930's - receiving a medal of honor at the Paris International Exhibition in 1937 - before being arrested in 1944 for his resistance activities against the Nazi-backed regime. He reopened his studio after World War II, and continued to sculpt until his death in 1973.

Diana the Huntress French statue

Diana the Huntress French statue

Item #1560 SOLD

Of course, can we ever get enough Diana the Huntress? This classic art deco image is one I am always on the hunt for. This one is very nice. Although no signature on this beauty the design looks to be like the work of Limousin (they are not all signed). The bow may be real ivory on this, it screws together at her hands and also make note of the wonderful stylized art deco original marble base. Her dress has a beautiful gold art deco pattern in contrast to the solid enamel color. Nice details on the feet and hands.

Measurements:
20" T X 19" W x 5" D

Original bronze on marble by Edward Drouot Man fighting tiger

Original bronze on marble by Edward Drouot Man fighting tiger

Original bronze on marble by Edward Drouot Man fighting tiger

Item #1545 SOLD

This dramatic sculpture depicts a a man fighting back from the power of a tiger. Both subjects very physical. A wonderful bronze in every-way. They are doing this on a rock, encrusted with wonderfully detailed plants leaves as well. The patina is just great bronzy/gold and since this is a an all bronze piece, you can really feel the weight. These two a battling it out on a rock, but our warrior is clever as he keeps the beast away by using a wood tree trunk to keep the animal's teeth off him. I certainly would not want to be in the middle of this little encounter. You can even see the fine stripes rendered in the tigers skin. Great signature and great marble base, guaranteed original.

Edouard Drouot, born in Sommevoire, France, April 3, 1859; deceased in Paris May 22, 1945. (He is described amply in "The Dictionary of Sculptors" by Pierre Kjellberg. His exhibitions at the Salon began in 1889. This sculpture has the following inscriptions: E. Drouot (sculptor); R. Patroilleau (editors); Salon des Beaux Arts (Paris). The condition of this piece is Excellent.

Measurements:
11" tall x 4" W x 5" D

Notari Art Deco Cubist Panther sculpture

Notari Art Deco Cubist Panther sculpture

Notari Art Deco Cubist Panther sculpture

Item #1535 SOLD

Here's a rare and magnificently intriguing 1930s Cubist sculpture of a climbing and growling panther on the prowl. The artistic facet-like details are imaginative and convey a sense a strength, power and ferocity. This bold sculpture is in excellent condition and has a new restored patina. It is signed "Notari".. This panther has been shot with an arrow in his hind leg and is growling with pain. Cast in a white metal, resting on a multi-colored onyx and marble base: brown beige onyx top, black marble and cream onyx base sides and facing.

The Measurements:
13-1/2" Wide X 9" Tall

Art Deco sculpture by Derenne, the Disk Dancer, a LeVerrier edition

Art Deco sculpture by Derenne, the Disk Dancer, a LeVerrier edition

Art Deco sculpture by Derenne, the Disk Dancer, a LeVerrier edition

Item #1534 SOLD

Exceptional and exceedingly rare original sculpture designed by Derenne and manufactured at the foundry of Max le Verrier. This amazing petite bronze art deco figurine in the shape of a disc dancer (originally titled the paian dancer) was made during the 1920s and is signed by the artist Derenne. Typical for all statues coming out of this famous foundry is the extreme elegance of the movement which seems to frozen in time and the very fine detailing which made Max le Verrier one of the most oustanding representatives of the art deco movement. The piece stands on a black marble base. Derenne was a pseudonym use by Marcel Bouraine.

Marcel Bouraine - born in Pontoise, France, he was self-taught and also exhibited at all the main Paris salons. Best known for his chryselephantine figures he also made full bronzes and figural groups, many with a classical theme - like Diana the Huntress or his famous Amazonian Diana with shield and spear. This piece is simply stunning and would make a great addition to any collection.

Measurements:
10.5" T X 2.5" W x 2.5" D

1930's French deco, two spotted cats/cougars playing!

1930's French deco, two spotted cats/cougars playing!

Item #1520 SOLD

I love the piece. It is very interesting, fun and playful. Quite unusual really. I've never seen such a highly stylized base, using portoro marble, metal feet and very spectacular amboyna and macassar wood to help create the impression of two cats joyfully playing with one another. The cats have an unusual spotted patina, both of them portrayed in a most unusual way. Substantial size as well.

Measurements:
24.5" W x 14.5" T x 5.5" D

Original Jean de Roncourt strongman "The Bender" French

Original Jean de Roncourt strongman "The Bender" French

Item #1519 SOLD

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 both white and black marble and signed on the marble base base: J De Roncourt.

Measurements:
27.5" W x 21" T x 6 7/8" D

French Art Deco Woman walking two prowling cats!

French Art Deco Woman walking two prowling cats!

Item #1518 SOLD

A fun piece in petite bronze metal with a rather unusual gunmetal patina. I am sure you've all seen the pictures of people walking groups of dogs, sometimes called dog walkers, can you imagine running into this?? Wonderful wind blown hair and dress, on original Belgium black marble. Better watch where you're walking.

Measurements:
23" W x 12" T x 6" D

Art Deco Bronze Statue by Kelety "The Pheasant"

Art Deco Bronze Statue by Kelety "The Pheasant"

Art Deco Bronze Statue by Kelety "The Pheasant"

Item #1501 SOLD

"The Pheasant" signed statue by Alexandre Kelety, whose work was exhibited at the 1925 Paris Exhibition. It is a striking pose, somewhat with an Egyptian motif, very interesting patina and color, in excellent original condition. Black Belgian marble base inscribed with both signature and "etling paris"! Very striking pose, one of the most beautiful deco birds I have seen.

Alexander Kelety Bio: (dob unknown-1940) Born in Budapest, Hungary. Kelety studied sculpture at Toulouse with Imre Seamy before studying in Paris where he exhibited at the salons in the years between the wars. (Kelety worked from 1918 until his death in 1940) One of the best known Art Deco period sculptors, whose works are highly sought after by collectors. Kelety sculpted the human form and animals with grace and a flowing movement. He worked primarily in bronze, but works in ceramics and painting are also forms of medium used by Kelety.

Measurements:
24" long X 11" tall

Stunning Woman statue on marble holding Alabaster carved globe

Stunning Woman statue on marble holding Alabaster carved globe

Stunning Woman statue on marble holding Alabaster carved globe

Item #1496 SOLD

Here is one of your classic art deco lamps, a 1920's styled woman holding a globe. BUT, you have never seen one like this! This one has the addition of maybe the finest example of carved and etched period alabaster I've ever seen. It is like she is holding up the sun. The warm color of amber aged alabaster lights up a room like no other material. We probably will never see a piece like this again. It is not only carved out with insert of translucent material, but there is additional metal detailing on the top and also on the bottom which holds the alabaster in place. The metal work is quite interesting with intersecting classic patterns and some very nice high deco designs as well. There are contrasting patinations of verde green and bronze mixed throughout the piece and she is propped up on a wonderful block of faceted black/gray/white marble.

Measurements:
18" T x 7" D x 5" W base (alabaster globe is 8" across)

Original French Art Deco Statue by Fayral La Faguay with light

Original French Art Deco Statue by Fayral La Faguay with light

Original French Art Deco Statue signed Fayral ( Le Faguays) with light

Item #1489 SOLD

Here is a wonderful original statue by Fayral (also worked under the pseudonym Guerbe and his own name Pierre Le Faguays).

This is in remarkable original condition! It is shown with fabulous rose marble and original "brain" crackled glass globe. She is a lovely figure: a stunningly beautiful young woman with a short bob haircut (typical of the Roaring Twenties). She is nude to the waist with a draped skirt, The maiden in green patina is inspired from the Egyptian influence, like a hand maiden carrying water ( but in this case, a light). The piece is signed on the metal base "Fayral" and also bears the Le Verrier studio foundry stamp as well. What a piece!

PIERRE LE FAGUAYS (FAYRAL) (1892-1935) Pierre Le Faguays was a best friend of sculptor Max Le Verrier and the "Le Verrier" foundry made most - if not all of Le Faguay's pieces. Fayral and Guerbe were 2 pseudonyms he also used and were both the family names for his mother and his wife.

Measurements:
19" T x 5"W x 5"D

Important Art Deco Bronze by Le Faguays "Dancer with Thyrsus"circa 1925

Important Art Deco Bronze by Le Faguays "Dancer with Thyrsus"circa 1925

Important Art Deco Bronze by Le Faguays "Dancer with Thyrsus"circa 1925

Item #1482 SOLD

Here is a stunning Art Deco bronze in perfect classic pose. It has all the features and details of an exceptional art deco design. Le Faguays was a prolific designer during this period but this particular piece is exceptional. It really stands out. Featured and listed in Bryan Catley's book on Art Deco and other Figures, this example was chosen because of the superb quality and detail. This piece reflects movement, details in the hair, the skirt, the hands, the feet and all the thymuses as well. Her face is beautiful and no doubt this is one reason it is such a popular example of La Faguays work. This piece has been estimated to sell in auction for upwards of $12,000-$14,000 dollars. Typically it is signed on the marble base, in this example, the base has been replaced in the original treatment of a very beautiful black stepped marble.

Pierre Le Faguays (Fayral), was a prolific and versatile avant-garde French sculptor whose works greatly influenced the styles of the 1920's and early 1930's. His dancing girls are delicate creatures and have lovely, sensitive faces (in bronze and tinted ivory) equal to those of the better known specialists-Chiparus, Preiss, Icart and Lorenzl. Le Faguays was born in Nantes , France and became famous for the originality he gave his dancers, many of which were inspired by the statues of Tanagra. He gained a medal of honor for his work in 1927. He was a best friend of Max Le Verrier and the Le Verrier foundry made most of - if not all of his pieces. Fayral really caught the beauty and elegance of the female form with great talent and this is a wonderful example.

Measurements:
21" T x 19.5" W x 5" D

French Bronze Art Deco pair of hunting prowlers on marble base

French Bronze Art Deco pair of hunting prowlers on marble base

French Bronze Art Deco pair of hunting prowlers by Michael Decoux

Item #1481 SOLD

Very nice pair of hunting cats in bronze by celebrated prolific Belgian sculptor Michael Decoux (1837-1924) specializing in animals. The texture of the outside (its skins) looks like it could be a tiger or a cheetah. Hard to know, but the un-identical pair seem to be working and walking together on the hunt! This is a wonderful piece and of the highest quality bronze. Signed on the back leg Decous and "bronze" The base is beautiful shiny black marble. Lookout because these wild cats are going to find a nice home somewhere this side of the pond.

 

Measurements:
19.5 " W x 4" D X 9" T

Outstanding Original French Art Deco statue light by Max LeVerrier

Outstanding Original French Art Deco statue light by Max LeVerrier

Outstanding Original French Art Deco statue light by Max LeVerrier

Outstanding Original French Art Deco statue light by Max LeVerrier

Item #1480 SOLD

This spectacular Max Le Verrier piece was designed in 1923. It is called 'Danseuse a La Coupe'. This is a special piece, one I have not seen available in well over 12 years. It is all original: glass, bradded wire, switch and marble. It is a very beautiful piece, which is styled after a dancer from Follies Bergeres. The woman, rather scantily dressed in simple skirt (that's all), her hair very stylized, holding a gorgeous moulded glass lamp. The style is pure Art Deco, glass looks like Daum + Nancy or Lalique style for the time. It is showing an amber glow both to the woman and the stylized floral motif in the top. The size is quite nice as well and is signed Le Verrier in the base.

Measurements:
24.4" T x 9" w and deep.

About Max Le Verrier:
Max le Verrier was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, in 1891. From an early age he showed great promise as an artist and sculptor; and after serving in the French army during World War I, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. During his studies in Switzerland he met fellow sculptors Pierre le Faguays and Marcel Bouraine, who became close friends and with whom he collaborated for much of his life. Upon completing his studies, le Verrier returned to France in 1919, and founded his own studio in Paris. It was at this time that he created his first popular sculpture - the famous 'Pelican' - which was the first of a long line of animal figures that bore his name. Le Verrier was awarded a Gold medal for his sculptures at the 1925 Paris l'Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels (the famous exhibition from which the term 'Art Deco' was derived). In 1926, le Verrier opened his own foundry, casting pieces for a wide range of French sculptors of the period, including Pierre Le Faguays, Marcel Bourain, Janle, Denis, and Charles. From the outset, he gained a reputation for the very high quality work, exceptional detailing and accuracy of the items that his firm produced. Interestingly, the foundry did not cast in bronze as is commonly assumed, because le Verrier felt that he could achieve better detail by using his own proprietary mix of metals. At the same time as running his foundry, le Verrier continued to sculpt his own creations, and in the 1920's he became famous for his studies of woman as part of the Art Deco era's fascination with the ideal female form. His female figures are characterised by a lithe athleticism and perfect symmetry; and are highly regarded and much sought after. Le Verrier continued working throughout the 1930's - receiving a medal of honor at the Paris International Exhibition in 1937 - before being arrested in 1944 for his resistance activities against the Nazi-backed regime. He reopened his studio after World War II, and continued to sculpt until his death in 1973.

Art Deco Bronze statue, "The Dance" by Lormier

Art Deco Bronze statue, "The Dance" by Lormier

Art Deco Bronze statue, "The Dance" by Lormier

Item #1478 SOLD

Outstanding huge bronze depicting art deco styled woman as she walks and controls a pair of Borzoi dogs. Signed J. Lormier to the bronze base plate which is mounted on a black portoro marble of the highest quality, color and completed with flared ends. The Lady has silver cold painted enamel skin tone and is wearing a bronze floral patterned dress and dogs are both silver with gold collars. Condition is excellent and portrays a lyrical art deco style. This is an dramatic and substantial statue. Designed circa 1930s!

The Measurements:
31.5" W X 19T X 6" D

Original French Prowling Tigers statue by M. Leduca

Original French Prowling Tigers statue by M. Leduca

Original French Prowling Tigers statue by M. Leduca

Item #1475 SOLD

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.

Measurements:
33" W x *D x 9" T

French sculpture 'Woman & Peacock'

French sculpture 'Woman & Peacock'

French sculpture 'Woman & Peacock'

Item #1464 SOLD

French sculpture 'Woman & Peacock' silvered metal and ornate marble Completely original and rare Art Deco sculpture. This piece is unsigned but it obviously was done by a very gifted artist. The details in the metal are great, circa 1925 era, featuring a rather evocative woman petting a peacock as she leans back on a support of floral bouquet. Notice the way here leg leans over the side of the marble, this did not happen by chance. The piece shows the great vision of the artist with perfect execution. I have never seen this sculpture before. The marble work on the base is also quite intricate with some very original details showing contrasting colors, the choices of some of the gray marble almost make it look like metals cast on the marble to compliment the nickel plated statue work. I am sure this one will not last.

Measurements:
22" W X 11.5" T X 5" D

Spectacular French Art Deco Diana Huntress by La Faguays (Fayral)

Spectacular French Art Deco Diana Huntress by La Faguays (Fayral)

Spectacular French Art Deco Diana Huntress by Le Faguays (Fayral)

Item #1463 SOLD

Presented here is an original and the epitome 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, with both legs secure, fluid javelin and ready to attack. The movement is reinforced by the angled stepped concrete cast base. Javelin is solid brass. circa 1930's.

Pierre Le Faguays ( Fayral ), was a prolific and versatile avant-garde French sculptor whose works greatly influenced the styles of the 1920's and early 1930's. His dancing girls are delicate creatures and have lovely, sensitive faces (in bronze and tinted ivory) equal to those of the better known specialists-Chiparus, Preiss, Icart and Lorenzl. Le Faguays was born in Nantes , France and became famous for the originality he gave his dancers, many of which were inspired by the statues of Tanagra. He gained a medal of honor for his work in 1927. He was a best friend of Max Le Verrier and the Le Verrier foundry made most of - if not all of his pieces. Fayral really caught the beauty and elegance of the female form with great talent and this is a wonderful example.

Measurements:
16' T X 13" W (at the base) (17" W javelin) X 4" D
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1920s "BouBou" Monkey Sculpture/Lamp • Max Le Verrier

1920s "BouBou" Monkey Sculpture/Lamp • Max Le Verrier

1920s "BouBou" Monkey Sculpture/Lamp • Max Le Verrier

Item #1457 SOLD

Here is a wonderfully rare version of the Max Le Verrier sculpture, "BouBou". It is a monkey with a humorous expression holding an illuminated electric lamp in one hand while the other is held to his ear. A similar version of this piece has been photographed for inclusion in the book 'Mascottes Automobiles' by Michel Legrand. Le Verrier produced a small range of monkey subject mascots in the 1920s. This one is perhaps one of his most famous creations. "BouBou" is made of a beautifully patinated metal and he sits obediently upon a round marble base. This charming and quizzical sculpture stands 7" tall and is signed "M LeVerrier".

About Max Le Verrier:

Max le Verrier was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, in 1891. From an early age he showed great promise as an artist and sculptor; and after serving in the French army during World War I, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. During his studies in Switzerland he met fellow sculptors Pierre le Faguays and Marcel Bouraine, who became close friends and with whom he collaborated for much of his life. Upon completing his studies, le Verrier returned to France in 1919, and founded his own studio in Paris. It was at this time that he created his first popular sculpture - the famous 'Pelican' - which was the first of a long line of animal figures that bore his name. Le Verrier was awarded a Gold medal for his sculptures at the 1925 Paris l'Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels (the famous exhibition from which the term 'Art Deco' was derived). In 1926, le Verrier opened his own foundry, casting pieces for a wide range of French sculptors of the period, including Pierre Le Faguays, Marcel Bourain, Janle, Denis, and Charles. From the outset, he gained a reputation for the very high quality work, exceptional detailing and accuracy of the items that his firm produced. Interestingly, the foundry did not cast in bronze as is commonly assumed, because le Verrier felt that he could achieve better detail by using his own proprietary mix of metals. At the same time as running his foundry, le Verrier continued to sculpt his own creations, and in the 1920's he became famous for his studies of woman as part of the Art Deco era's fascination with the ideal female form. His female figures are characterised by a lithe athleticism and perfect symmetry; and are highly regarded and much sought after. Le Verrier continued working throughout the 1930's - receving a medal of honour at the Paris International Exhibition in 1937 - before being arrested in 1944 for his resistance activities against the Nazi-backed regime. He reopened his studio after World War II, and continued to sculpt until his death in 1973.

Art Deco Bronze "Venus on the Half shell"

Art Deco Bronze "Venus on the Half shell"

Item #1452 SOLD

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.

Measurements
15" T X 5"W X 5.5"D

Art Deco Statue of The Pheasant, signed Rochard

Art Deco Statue of The Pheasant, signed Rochard

Item #1445 SOLD

Outstanding statue of The Pheasant with lots of details and enamel gilding on a white metal surface. This piece has great art deco style and it is completely original from France circa 1930 with NO restoration. Look at the beautiful artistry of the repeated plumage styled in a circular pattern. Also notice then alternating plumes of gold and grey to outline the birds wings. This piece is signed on the marble "Rochard" a name synonymous with quality French sculpture design, specializing in animal figures.. Great detail also outline the face. We have had a few pieces in the past 6 years with this "Great Pheasant" point of view and this one also stands out as a great rendering. Unusual original marble base with brown and black checkerboard treatment.

Measurements:
16.5" T x 10.5" W x 6.5"D

French Art Deco Egyptian dancer in bronze signed Janle!

French Art Deco Egyptian dancer in bronze signed Janle!

Item #1422 SOLD

This classic tall Art Deco Egyptian dancer has all the accoutrement one would expect from a wonderfully rendered bronze of this period. Janle is an artist most closely associated with Max Le Verrier where some of his work was executed at that foundry. This particular pieces leaves no doubt about the influence on French culture with the 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen crypt. There are some wonderful details in the gilded head dress and matching tunic skirt, both showing the deco diamond shapes so specific during this tremendous period of creativity. The marble base is also very beautiful, using both the white marble with black and gold Italian portoro lines. Clear signature on the bottom of the foot.

Measurements:
17" T X 11.25" W X 3" X 3" base

Bronze Javelin Thrower by A. P. Hugonnet French 1930s

Bronze Javelin Thrower by A. P. Hugonnet French 1930s

Bronze Javelin Thrower by A. P. Hugonnet French 1930s

Item #1397 SOLD

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.

Measurements:
29" W X 15" T X 8" D

Outstanding French bronze Art Deco sculpture by Claire Colinet

Outstanding French bronze Art Deco sculpture by Claire Colinet

Outstanding French bronze Art Deco sculpture by Claire Colinet

Item #1389 SOLD

This is a fabulous bronze, so rich in detail, design and beauty. Maybe one of the finest examples of bronze art we ever offered. The name is "La Danseuse de Thebes" circa 1925 and this rather sexy woman is portrayed with all the trappings of an art deco Theban dancer (or Egyptian Dancer). There is even a bronze hieroglyphics on the front of the piece, maybe heavily influenced by the discovery of Tutankhamun circa 1922. I think I might have known this woman in another life time ( which goes with the Egyptian mythology anyhow). The piece was executed by Claire Jeanne Roberte Godchaux Colinet, listed in Benzoit, an extraordinary piece so please take a moment to look at the details of the folds in the dress, the necklace and hand beading throughout. It is also just as remarkable from the front as from the back. The dress has a faint cold painted gold gilt with stands away from the nickeled bronze beauty of her body. This piece will certainly takes your breath away. This piece previously sold at Christies in January 2008 at the time for 7000 GBP which roughly translates to about $13,500 dollars, so keep in mind this is not for the light hearted and light pockets! All information is available on request.

Measurements:
11" T X 12" W X 4" D

Impressive French Art Deco Bronze by Georges Coste - Friends

Impressive French Art Deco Bronze by Georges Coste Friends

Impressive French Art Deco Bronze by Georges Coste "Friends"

Item #1388 SOLD

Large French very high quality Bronze figural group of a lady and Borzois dog. The piece is quite impressive, the woman stares out into the world as the dog stares at the woman? The details in the piece are great, very deep bronze work and lots of fine details. Take a special note of the hair, fingers, and the look of love on the dog's face. It has a lovely aged nickeled bronze patina and the base measures 26 inches long and 8 inches deep.The stylised lady sits approx. 15 inches high and it is signed in the bronze on the right hand end - Georges Coste. The condition is excellent and very original with no damage or repairs.

Georges Coste was an early 20th century sculptor, who was born in Romans in the late 19th century. He was a student of Boucher and exhibited figures and busts at Le Salon des Artistes, and was a winner of a third class medal in 1925.

Measurements:
26" W X 8.5"D X 15" T

Art Deco Model Wood and metal airplane

Art Deco Model Wood and metal airplane

Item #1383 SOLD

A very rare wooden and metal airplane, a wonderful piece of sculpture, totally serving as a visual remnant of the past. Completely articulated it can be tilt up and down and oriented as you like. Great details, carved propellors, polished metal portholes and engine cowls, nice cubist style base to look like mountains.. Outstanding condition.

Measurements:
17" Tall
16" wingspan
13.5" fuselage

Unique Pair of French Art Deco statue-lights, signed Balleste

Unique French Art Deco statue-light by, Balleste

Item #1381 SOLD

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.

Measurements:
22.5" T 4" x 4" base
the woman extends 6"

Art Deco sculpture / lamp of Female with Borzoi dogs by Ballets

Art Deco sculpture / lamp of Female with Borzoi dogs by Ballets

Item #1385 SOLD

Wonderful statue representing the class art deco woman who controls and watches over the streamlined shape of the beautiful Borzoi dogs. A hard to find sculpture, this one is not signed, but I had it 2 years ago and it was signed in the marble. patinated metal and marble base, two lamps inside the base and in excellent condition.

Measurements:
25" W X 17" T

Graceful Nickeled Bronze French Art Deco Woman statue with balls

Graceful Nickeled Bronze French Art Deco Woman statue with balls

Item #1358 SOLD

She is lovely and graceful, classic art deco pose. This lady is juggling balls, I am sure you must know what that is like, but she still looks good doing. Wonderful French bronze, unsigned, but in the style of Guirad Riviere. She stands on an original banded inlaid portoro marble base. See all the nice details of her hair, hands and feet: indicates a high quality casting.

Measurements:
14" T X 8" W X 3" D

French Bronze Art Deco Cougar on marble!

French Bronze Art Deco Cougar on marble!

Item #1364 SOLD

What a wonderful patina on this original French bronze cougar. Warm bronze color stalking on original Italian portoro marble base. A handsome piece ready to walks its way to your home. No signature but obviously made by someone who understood the craft of casting bronze.

Measurements:
6" t X 14" W X 4" D

Rare Nickeled Bronze Female Art Deco lamp

Rare Nickeled Bronze Female Art Deco lamp

Rare Nickeled Bronze Female Art Deco lamp

Item #1342 SOLD

Sculptor H. Molins This is a keeper, please buy it before I decide to take it home for myself. Spectacular original nickeled bronze sculpture of woman holding a glass ball which is also a light. She has a very attractive look, with her posture very stylized and sexy, so many nice details in this piece. The way her art deco hair waves stretch out and her arms stretch, both in a vertical and horizontal position. The lovely cold painted bronze patina shawl with deep bronze and gold enameled flowers. The piece is signed on the portorro marble H. Molins. The glass of course is textured (sometimes called brain glass). She is a beauty and will certainly be a keeper for the the right person. A Treasure for sure.

Measurements:
19" W X 6.5" D X 13" T

Original D. H. Chiparus Bending Bar Man, Large size

Original D. H. Chiparus Bending Bar Man, Large size

Original D. H. Chiparus Bending Bar Man, Large size

Original D. H. Chiparus Bending Bar Man, Large size

Item #1341 SOLD

Bending Bar Man by Chiparus, This powerful French spelter statue by Demeter H. CHIPARUS (1888-1950) sometimes referred to as the famous bending bar man (Jeune archer). It was made in 2 sizes this one much more rare, is the large sizer, 34'W X 6.5" D X 21" T, the smaller one is: (16.5 x 4 x 10"), about 1/2 the size as this one offered. The details of the finish are also more detailed. The base is stepped and made off portorro marble and signed D.H.Chiparus. Condition is excellent, (a small chip on the back corner of the base). The patina on this "hulking" piece is in amazing condition and the color is very intense. A very rare find in this size and these Chiparus pieces continue to climb in value as his pieces are sold at every major auction house throughout the world, like Christies, Bonhams and Sotheby's.

About Chiparus: The first sculptures of Chiparus were created in the realistic style and were exhibited at the Salon of 1914. He employed the combination of bronze and ivory, called chryselephantine, to great effect. Most of his renowned works were made between 1914 and 1933. The first series of sculptures manufactured by Chiparus were the series of the children. The mature style of Chiparus took shape beginning in the 1920s. His sculptures are remarkable for their bright and outstanding decorative effect. Dancers of the Russian Ballet, French theatre, and early motion pictures were among his more notable subjects and were typified by a long, slender, stylized appearance. His work was influenced by an interest in Egypt, after Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb was excavated. He worked primarily with the Edmond Etling and Cie Foundry in Paris administrated by Julien Dreyfus. Les Neveux de J. Lehmann was the second foundry who constantly worked with Chiparus and produced the sculptures of his models. Chiparus rarely exhibited at the Salon. In 1923 he showed his “Javelin Thrower” and in 1928 exhibited his “Ta-Keo” dancer. During the period of Nazi prosecution and the World War 2 the foundries discontinued production of work by Chiparus. The economic situation of that time was not favorable to the development of decorative arts and circumstances for many sculptors worsened. Since the early 1940s almost no works of Chiparus were sold but the he continued sculpting for his own pleasure, depicting animals in the Art Deco style. At the 1942 Paris Salon, the plaster sculptures “Polar Bear” and “American Bison” were exhibited and in 1943 he showed a marble “Polar Bear” and plaster “Pelican”. Collector interest in the work of Chiparus appeared in the 1970s and has flourished since the 1990s.

Measurements:
34'W X 6.5" D X 21" T

French Nickeled bronze Bird

French Nickeled bronze Bird

Item #1337 SOLD

Of course, everyone loves animals, especially birds. They are seen often in French sculpture. The little flyer is particularly nicely detailed, you can see all the hand work in the wings and tail, deeply etched. She sits on a nice white oval marble base. Very high quality.

Measurements
12" T Wingspan 16" and base is 11" X 12 "

Original Wood and Chrome Model Airplane 1930s40s

Original Wood and Chrome Model Airplane 1930s40s

Item #1324 SOLD

Very original wooden and chrome model of a four engined plane , it's a good looking piece with lots of nice details including a radio antenna . Fuselage and engines are carved from solid Walnut with chrome plated wings and details and lucite propellers , it's in very good condition, stands on a tripod chrome base with bronze ball feet. It's an impressive size with a 20" wingspan , fuselage is 17 1/2" long and it stands 11 1/2" high

Art Deco Light Statue by Max Le Verrier called Clarte

Art Deco Light Statue by Max Le Verrier called Clarte

Art Deco Light Statue by Max Le Verrier called Clarte

Art Deco Light Statue by Max Le Verrier called Clarte

Item #1317 SOLD

We are pleased to present for your consideration, this beautiful, signed and original, rare statue designed in 1928 by the famous French artist, Max Le Verrier. He is one of the a greatest sculptors of the ART DECO era. The sculpture offered here is his most renown creation. This famous piece is named "Clarté" the nude lady lamp which came in 4 sizes - the largest being life sized (The large one can be seen at the Lutetia Hotel lobby in Paris). The one stands approximately 21.5" T to the head and 24.5" T to the original top of the "brain glass" with her arms extending to 14". Also, she is standing the original stepped portoro marble base. This is an original piece not a later reproduction or copy: (The family is still owns the original molds and they are making some of Le Verrier's statue designs which can be found from time to time in the market). The piece has a verde green patination finish on spelter metal. Completed in a quality rarely found in this kind of production. It is in immaculate condition, with original cloth wire chord, switch and plug.

About Max Le Verrier:
Max le Verrier was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, in 1891. From an early age he showed great promise as an artist and sculptor; and after serving in the French army during World War I, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. During his studies in Switzerland he met fellow sculptors Pierre le Faguays and Marcel Bouraine, who became close friends and with whom he collaborated for much of his life. Upon completing his studies, le Verrier returned to France in 1919, and founded his own studio in Paris. It was at this time that he created his first popular sculpture - the famous 'Pelican' - which was the first of a long line of animal figures that bore his name. Le Verrier was awarded a Gold medal for his sculptures at the 1925 Paris l'Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels (the famous exhibition from which the term 'Art Deco' was derived). In 1926, le Verrier opened his own foundry, casting pieces for a wide range of French sculptors of the period, including Pierre Le Faguays, Marcel Bourain, Janle, Denis, and Charles. From the outset, he gained a reputation for the very high quality work, exceptional detailing and accuracy of the items that his firm produced. Interestingly, the foundry did not cast in bronze as is commonly assumed, because le Verrier felt that he could achieve better detail by using his own proprietary mix of metals. At the same time as running his foundry, le Verrier continued to sculpt his own creations, and in the 1920's he became famous for his studies of woman as part of the Art Deco era's fascination with the ideal female form. His female figures are characterised by a lithe athleticism and perfect symmetry; and are highly regarded and much sought after. Le Verrier continued working throughout the 1930's - receving a medal of honor at the Paris International Exhibition in 1937 - before being arrested in 1944 for his resistance activities against the Nazi-backed regime. He reopened his studio after World War II, and continued to sculpt until his death in 1973.

Measurements:
24.5" T X 14" W

Art Deco bronzed statue, The Dance by Lorimier

Art Deco bronzed statue, The Dance by Lorimier

Item #1307 SOLD

Outstanding huge bronzed lady and dogs group, signed J. Lormier to the bronze base plate which is mounted on a black Belgain marble base with spectacular and very unusual sunburst and Greek key inlay in red and topaz marble on the front with flared ends. The Lady has silver cold painted enamel skin tone and is wearing a bronze floral patterned dress and dogs are gold. Condition is very good and showing a portrays a lyrical art deco style. This is an extremely heavy statue. Designed circa 1930's!

The Measurements:
31.5" W X 19T X 6" D

French wooden Art Deco Model Airplane "China Clipper" model

French wooden Art Deco Model Airplane "China Clipper" model

Item #1302 SOLD

Nice French wood & nickel Art Deco plane. Looks like a China Clipper. The condition is great, rich dark stained wood, maybe mahogany or macassar. The nickel is in nice original condition. The wing span is 17" long and the model is 12" tall.
"Fly me to the Moon"!

Art Deco Sculpture Lamp

Art Deco Sculpture Lamp

Art Deco Sculpture Lamp

Item #1291 SOLD

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?

Measurements
17 "wide 15"tall 4" deep

Art Deco Equestrian Rider with Horse on stepped base by Charles

Art Deco Equestrian Rider with Horse on stepped base by Charles

Item #1251 SOLD

This truly magnificent showpiece will quickly dramatize your mantel, console, bookcase or...? The sculpture depicts an Olympian male trumpet blower next to his leaping horse, holding him in place by the reins' It's a very well made French statue, Circa 1930, crafted in bronzed metal and has a beautiful greenish-blue patina. Signed Charles in the back leg area. This artist was known for sculptures with an Equestrian theme. The base was made by the artist "Demarco" who was known for producing these kind of bases and also an artist in his own right working with this kind of textured stone and cement material.

The Measurements:
21.5" W x 7" D x 20.5" H

Spectacular Art Deco Diana Huntress and Leaping Antelope

 

Spectacular Art Deco Diana Huntress and Leaping Antelope

Spectacular Art Deco Diana Huntress and Leaping Antelope

Item #1249 SOLD

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 stamped from the foundry 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.

Measurements:
Height (Including bow) 32" T
Width 40"
Depth 7"

Cubist style Art Deco Eagle bookends

Cubist style Art Deco Eagle bookends

Item #1247 SOLD

This might have been the model for American Eagle, but since the piece was made in France and designed by Janle and signed in the metal, I think more of a study on the cubist styling of the bird. The piece has a naturally dark antiqued nickel patina using white metal with a beautiful beveled green marble and white veining running throughout. This eagle has not landed yet, but has an attitude like it will hover over your books with some authority. May have been designed by the famous Max Le Verrier who used Janle as one of his many pseudonyms.

Measurements:
5.5" T
4" D
3" W

Art Deco Elephant bookends French 1930's

Art Deco Elephant bookends French 1930's

Item #1246 SOLD

Elephants are good luck, with two you will have all the luck you will ever need. This pair of sitting French Elephants made of white metal with a nickel finish seem to be pleased with their life. Maybe they are a cousin of Babar or maybe they just served time working in the circus. In any case, we all could use a little extra luck and elephants always an appreciating home to sit out their time. Beautiful pink/red marble with white veins.

Measurements:
5" T
5.5" D
3" W

1930s Art Deco Chryselephantine Sculpture • Signed Max Le Verrier

1930s Art Deco Chryselephantine Sculpture • Signed Max Le Verrier

1930s Art Deco Chryselephantine Sculpture • Signed Max Le Verrier

Item #1238 SOLD

Here's a truly stunning and exceptional large Art Deco silvered chryselephantine Art Deco sculpture; designed by Max le Verrier and manufactured at the le Verrier foundry in Paris in the 1930s. It features a superbly-sculpted figure of a semi-nude classical female figure holding a Grecian urn. This stunning sculpture - which measures a tall 16-1/8" in height - is superbly cast in le Verrier's proprietary metal, which has the weight and feel of bronze. The grecian urn is sculpted from tusk. This piece is signed 'M. Le Verrier' on the base (see photos); and is in excellent condition, with no faults whatsoever, other than some minor wear and spotting to the silvered finish. This is overall, a truly spectacular Art Deco sculpture from one of the greatest of the period's sculptors and sure to be an important addition to any le Verrier, chryselephantine or Art Deco sculpture collection.

About Max Le Verrier:
Max le Verrier was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, in 1891. From an early age he showed great promise as an artist and sculptor; and after serving in the French army during World War I, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. During his studies in Switzerland he met fellow sculptors Pierre le Faguays and Marcel Bouraine, who became close friends and with whom he collaborated for much of his life. Upon completing his studies, le Verrier returned to France in 1919, and founded his own studio in Paris. It was at this time that he created his first popular sculpture - the famous 'Pelican' - which was the first of a long line of animal figures that bore his name. Le Verrier was awarded a Gold medal for his sculptures at the 1925 Paris l'Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels (the famous exhibition from which the term 'Art Deco' was derived). In 1926, le Verrier opened his own foundry, casting pieces for a wide range of French sculptors of the period, including Pierre Le Faguays, Marcel Bourain, Janle, Denis, and Charles. From the outset, he gained a reputation for the very high quality work, exceptional detailing and accuracy of the items that his firm produced. Interestingly, the foundry did not cast in bronze as is commonly assumed, because le Verrier felt that he could achieve better detail by using his own proprietary mix of metals. At the same time as running his foundry, le Verrier continued to sculpt his own creations, and in the 1920's he became famous for his studies of woman as part of the Art Deco era's fascination with the ideal female form. His female figures are characterised by a lithe athleticism and perfect symmetry; and are highly regarded and much sought after. Le Verrier continued working throughout the 1930's - receving a medal of honour at the Paris International Exhibition in 1937 - before being arrested in 1944 for his resistance activities against the Nazi-backed regime. He reopened his studio after World War II, and continued to sculpt until his death in 1973.

1920s Art Deco Porcelain Japanese Figure W/ Bird • Marta Schlameus

1920s Art Deco Porcelain Japanese Figure W/ Bird • Marta Schlameus

Item #1224 SOLD

Here's a highly decorative and intriguing 1920s German Art Deco statue from the Schwarzburger Werkstätten für Porzellankunst (Schwarzburger Porcelain Art Workshops). This beautifully detailed and colorful porcelain work of art was designed by the artist Marta Schlameus. The colors comprise a white porcelain glaze, with blue, teal, yellow and black overglaze. Depicted is a young, spry (and rather animated) Japanese man, dressed in a colorful costume while sitting upon a tree stump. A bluebird is perched on his right hand as he looks upon it and gestures playfully with his left hand. The bottom of the base is stamped Schwarzburger Werkstätten für Porzellankunst and U-290.

The Measurements:
13" Tall
The base measures 4-1/2" Diameter

Art Deco Streamline Bookends - Trylon Perisphere New York

Art Deco Streamline Bookends - Trylon Perisphere New York

Art Deco Streamline Bookends - Trylon Perisphere New York

Item #1222 SOLD

These are probably the nicest Art Deco Streamline book ends I've ever seen. I purchased them years ago in Paris and have just recently restored them. They're constructed with solid Macassar Ebony and they're in perfect condition with no damages or repairs. All of the chrome pieces have been re-plated and they look stunning against the dark wood. The big peach-colored glass balls are in perfect condition with no damages or repairs. They're a fabulous streamline, space-age design with those Saturn-inspired rings around the glass balls. I think they've even got a Trylon and Perisphere NYWF look about them. These are very heavy, substantial bookends and they'll make your reading even more interesting!

Measurements:
6" high X 6" deep X 4 1/4" wide

1930s French Art Deco Serving Tray

1930s French Art Deco Serving Tray

1930s European Lioness Serving Tray • Hagenauer

Item #1219 SOLD

This 1930s Art Deco Serving Tray most recently hailed from the Czech Republic. It is an unsigned piece but it is noticeably in the style of Austrian sculptor, Franz Hagenauer (1906-1986). It possesses a simple round chrome serving tray fitted with an anything-but-simple handle. A beautifully sculpted, ferocious ebony lioness with a chrome tail and ears (and very pointy teeth) serves as the handle as she leaps across the tray and over the cocktails over and over and over again. The overall design offers a nice balance between textures and detail. From serving martinis to holding dinnerware/napkins, you'll find a multitude of uses for this tray and regardless of the use - you'll not want to let that leeping lion out of your sight!

The Measurements:
The Tray is 12" Diameter
The Panther is 15" Long

1930s Art Deco Plane

1930s Art Deco Plane

1930s Art Deco Plane

Item #1216 SOLD

Here's a sleek 1930s Art Deco plane sculpture. This hefty nickeled-brass plane swivels and balances on a curved streamlined arm that arches down to a strong deco stepped base (that reminds me of Superman for some reason). As you can see, this vintage piece looks great on a desk, is a great vacation reminder and is guaranteed to help your imagination soar!

The Measurements:
Wingspan - 11-1/2"
Approximately 8-1/2" Tall

1930s Art Deco Bronze Pheasant

1930s Art Deco Bronze Pheasant

Item #1174 SOLD

Here's a beautifully stylized 1930s Art Deco Bronze pheasant sculpture. The pheasant's head has a Egyptian-god-inspired design and overall, the sculpture is strongly detailed with very natural proportions. The hefty bronze has developed a gentle patina with age while our pheasant has been sitting pretty on a beautiful black marble stepped base with white and gray veining.

The Measurements:
15" Wide X 9" Tall X 4-1/2" Deep

Italian Art Deco Centerpiece • Figaro Piero

Italian Art Deco Centerpiece • Figaro Piero

Italian Art Deco Centerpiece • Figaro Piero

Italian Art Deco Centerpiece • Figaro Piero

Item #1161 SOLD

This is one very large and spectacular Art Deco centerpiece with details that are both intricate and elaborate. Three beautifully costumed, turbaned and physically fit male acrobats stand on a circular, stepped Deco platform while they dramatically arch backwards supporting a very large floral/ leaf-inspired planter/centerpiece. This lovingly created and very imaginative work of art is Hollywood theatrical in spirit and breath-taking to behold. It's made entirely of beautifully polished pewter and as such is very, very heavy. This daring centerpiece would be stunning with or without flowers/plants on a dining table, console, pedestal or perhaps even a large mantel. Made and signed on the bottom by the Italian artist Figaro Piero.

The Measurements:
29" Tall
The base is 10" in Diameter
The Leaf Bowl is 18" in Diameter

Bronze Art Deco Statue by LeFaguays

Bronze Art Deco Statue by LeFaguays

Item #1148 SOLD

The winged Icarus. Fabulous bronze signed Le Faguays on the base and stamped bronze as well. Pierre Le Faguays. Le Faguays was born in Nantes, France and became famous for the originality and grace he gave his dancers, many of which were inspired by the statues of Tanagra. He was awarded a medal of honor for his work in 1927. His best friend, Max Le Verrier (of the Le Verrier Foundry) made most of (if not all of) his pieces. 19"T X 8" W x 3.5" D

1930s French Art Deco Boxer Bookends • Signed H. Moreau

1930s French Art Deco Boxer Bookends • Signed H. Moreau

1930s French Art Deco Boxer Bookends • Signed H. Moreau

Item #1141 SOLD

Here's a darling pair of 1930s French Art Deco Boxer bookends made by renown French sculptor H. Moreau. This charming pack of pups has colored glass eyes of white, butterscotch and black (a very unusual feature!) and is made of a highly polished aluminum with a wonderful deco sensibility. Each canine sits obediently on a gorgeous six-sided green, black and white marble base and is signed, "H. Moreau".

The Measurements:
Each bookend measures: 4-1/2" Tall X 3-3/4" Wide X 3-1/4" Deep

1940s United States Air Force WWII Aircraft Sculpture • P-38 "Lightning"

1940s United States Air Force WWII Aircraft Sculpture • P-38 "Lightning"

1940s United States Air Force WWII Aircraft Sculpture • P-38 "Lightning"

1940s United States Air Force WWII Aircraft Sculpture • P-38 "Lightning"

Item #1140 SOLD

Here's both a gorgeous work of art and an important historical reminder. This considerably large sculpture (a full 24" wingspan) is made from solid Rosewood and chrome plated brass. The airplane pivots on an aluminum rod and as such the positioning is infinitely variable. This stunning and thought-inducing piece looks truly fantastic from every angle and is in perfect condition. It is certainly rare to find a USAF WWII Fighter-Plane sculpture and even more rare to find such a beautifully artistic example.

The Measurements:
Wingspan= 24"
Fuselage= 15" Long
The total height is 22"

About The United States Air Force P-38 "Lightning":

The Lightning designed by Lockheed engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson and his team of designers, represented one of the most radical departures from tradition in American fighter development. The Lightning was a complete break-away from conventional airframe design, power, and at long last, armament. Not only did it have twice the power and almost twice the size of its predecessors, but with no less than four .50 cal. machine guns plus a 20 mm cannon, the P-38 had enough firepower to sink a ship--and sometimes did. Concentrated in the central fuselage pod, the guns fired parallel which eliminated a need for a propeller synchronizer. 
The Lightning tricycle landing gear and twin-boom configuration completed the list of major deviations from what might he considered conventional Army fighters. In this respect, it was very unusual that the Lightning design progressed beyond the testing stage; such radical concepts seldom achieved production status. But the simple fact was that the P-38 design worked and the Army seemed to have found its dream plane in this 400 mph fighter.
The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in active production throughout the duration of American involvement in the war, from Pearl Harbor to VJ Day.

1930s Art Deco Woman's Head and Hands Ceramic Sculpture

1930s Art Deco Woman's Head and Hands Ceramic Sculpture

1930s Art Deco Woman's Head and Hands Ceramic Sculpture

Item #1123 SOLD

This glamorous ceramic sculpture of a woman's head, neck and hands is strikingly reminiscent of the ceramic sculptures by famed Austrian artist, Friedrich Goldscheider. With this sculpture, it appears the artist has captured the elusive expression of a beautiful woman in love. There is a painstaking level of detail in the face, the elaborate glossy cream-colored curls and the delicate black gloves. The glossy red lips, finely arched white eyebrows and dreamy eyes lined in white contrast dramatically with the perfectly complected matte black face. The head, neck and hands rise from a black and dark teal glazed ceramic cylinder. The sculpture is engraved "Italy" and S.175

8-3/4" Tall X 3-1/2" Diameter (approx)

Statue Bookends by Artus

Statue Bookends by Artus

Item #1115 SOLD

1930 Art Deco Book ends with marabouts. Great looking art deco style. Signed Artus for LeVerrier foundry. Also used (and sold) as hood ornaments. 7.5" tall

Statue D. H. Chiparus

Statue D. H. Chiparus

Item #1114 SOLD

Bending Bar Man by Chiparus
This powerful French spelter statue by Demeter H. CHIPARUS (1888-1950) sometimes refered to as the famous bending bar man (Jeune archer) and I believe it was made in 2 sizes this one is: 16.5 x 4 x 10". The base is of portorro marble and signed D.H.Chiparus. Condition is excellent good. Rare find and these Chiparus pieces continue to climb in value.

Bronze Art Deco Statue by Pierre Laurel

1930s Art Deco Bronze Pierrot & Pierrette Statue • Pierre Laurel

Item #1147 SOLD

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.

The Measurements:
15-1/2" Tall X 4-1/2" Deep X 4-1/4" Wide

1930s French Art Deco Siren with Spear on Horse Sculpture

1930s French Art Deco Siren with Spear on Horse Sculpture

1930s French Art Deco Siren with Spear on Horse Sculpture

Item #1104 SOLD

A beautiful siren with flowing hair sits atop her fierce stallion and stands her ground with a spear in one hand, a battle-shield in her opposite and the smile of confidence on her face. This beautiful 1930s French Art Deco sculpture is made of a richly patinated metal and sits upon a hefty marble base with geometric details and dramatic contrasting colors.

The Measurements:
14-1/4" Tall X 14-1/4" Wide X 6" Deep

1930s Art Deco Greyhound Desk Set • Signed "Grigio"

1930s Art Deco Greyhound Desk Set • Signed "Grigio"

Item #1100 SOLD

There are many perfunctorily fine desk sets out there. But this is not one of them. Yes, this has a pen holder and will hold your pen. It also has two covered ink wells for holding two different colors of ink. But that's where the finely tailored function ends and the mood elevating art begins. In fact, this beautiful set just may inspire you to put away the mouse and keyboard for a while and rediscover the fine and sadly almost extinct art of letter writing. If you lack inspiration, just look to the strolling greyhounds (one seems to be extolling the virtues of letter writing while the other listens attentively) for that creative boost. This beautiful "treasure-of-a-set" was artistically and lovingly constructed in the 1930s. The stately Greyhounds are made of polished aluminum while the ink wells are made of finely faceted crystal and fitted with polished aluminum tops as well as polished aluminum supports. Finally, the pen holder is also made of polished aluminum. Everything sits comfortably on a cream-colored marble base with polished aluminum disks for feet. This rare Art Deco desk set is signed "Grigio" on one of the dogs paws.

The Measurements:
17-3/4" Wide X 11" Deep X 7-3/8" Tall (highest point)

1920s Arts & Crafts Monkey Cigar/Cigarette Cutter and Ashtray

1920s Arts & Crafts Monkey Cigar/Cigarette Cutter and Ashtray

Item #1099 SOLD

This unusual and purposeful conversation piece hails from Budapest; where the monkeys drink wine and the intellectuals smoke only the finest cigars. It is a rather curious and marginally whimsical primate-inspired Arts & Crafts cutter and ashtray made of bronze and hammered brass. Its enduring charm will brighten your day whether you use it for its originally intended purpose, or as a small thing-a-me-bob holder or even more simply and deservedly as the objet d'art is has become.

The Measurements:
7" Length X 4" Tall X 4-11/16" Diameter

Art Deco Gazelle Wall Relief/Sculpture

Art Deco Gazelle Wall Relief/Sculpture

Art Deco Gazelle Wall Relief/Sculpture

Item #1097 SOLD

I'm fairly confident that you will never see anything like this again! This very rare (circa 1925) and thankfully rescued European Art Deco building façade has been dutifully preserved and lovingly protected from the harm of progress. Depicted in this imaginative and breath-taking work of art are three adorable gazelles playfully frolicking in the thick of the forest. This immense and beautiful work has been created from concrete or a concrete-like material and as such is quite heavy.

The measurements:
55" Length X 33" Height X 2" Deep

1930s French Art Deco Fish Sculpture • Signed - Len

1930s French Art Deco Fish Sculpture • Signed - Len

1930s French Art Deco Fish Sculpture • Signed - Len

Item #1092 SOLD

Here's a hefty and beautifully detailed bronze fish-in-the-weeds sculpture will have you daydreaming and forever blowing bubbles. A charming and imaginative work of art that is intriguing from every angle. This determined gilled creature swims bravely against the current through a trio of water weeds that sprout magically from a creamy marble base. It is signed near the base, "Len".

The Measurements:
The base is 8" Long X 4" Wide and the entire piece stands 13" Tall

1930s Art Deco Pelican Table Lamp

1930s Art Deco Pelican Table Lamp

Item #1084 SOLD

This glamorous, decorative and quite hefty 1930s Art Deco lamp would look great on a mantle, console or even a dresser. The pelicans are made of a bronzy-metal and are fitted with bakelite beaks. The gorgeous alabaster/marble shade casts a beautifully warm and glowing amber light when illuminated and the hefty base is made of a highly polished glass enamel.

The Measurements:
13" Wide X 6" Tall 4-1/2" Deep

Edgar Brandt Serpent Sculpture • Signed - E Brandt

Edgar Brandt Serpent Sculpture • Signed - E Brandt

Edgar Brandt Serpent Sculpture • Signed - E Brandt

Edgar Brandt Cobra Sculpture • Signed - E Brandt

Item #1083 SOLD

Here's a rare cobra sculpture by renown French artist and premier metalsmith of the twentieth century, Edgar Brandt (1880-1960). This coveted art-piece was painstakingly hand sculpted (circa 1921-1926) and designed to be used as a paperweight. It practically "dares" one to remove the papers it protects! This charmed snake is made of enduring, hefty and richly patinated iron - fer forgé and is signed E Brandt on the lower coil.

This sculpture is featured prominently in one of the most important books about the life and creations of Edgar Brandt; "Edgar Brandt, Master Of Art Deco Ironwork" published by Harry N. Abrams, 1999.

The Measurements:
4-3/4" Tall X 3-1/2" Wide

1930s Cubist Panther Sculpture • Signed - Notari

1930s Cubist Panther Sculpture • Signed - Notari

Item #1082 SOLD

Here's a rare and magnificently intriguing 1930s Cubist sculpture of a climbing panther on the prowl. The artistic facet-like details are imaginative and convey a sense a strength, power and ferocity. This bold sculpture is in excellent condition and has developed a gorgeous bronze patina. It is signed "Notari".

The Measurements: 13-1/2" Wide X 9" Tall

1920s "BouBou" Monkey Sculpture/Lamp • Max Le Verrier

1920s "BouBou" Monkey Sculpture/Lamp • Max Le Verrier

Item #1081 SOLD

Here is a wonderfully rare version of the Max Le Verrier sculpture, "BouBou". It is a monkey with a humorous expression holding an illuminated electric lamp in one hand while the other is held to his ear. A similar version of this piece has been photographed for inclusion in the book 'Mascottes Automobiles' by Michel Legrand. Le Verrier produced a small range of monkey subject mascots in the 1920s. This one is perhaps one of his most famous creations. "BouBou" is made of a beautifully patinated metal and he sits obediently upon a square marble base. This charming and quizzical sculpture stands 7" tall and is signed "M LeVerrier".

1930s Art Deco Female Sculpture • Pierre Le Faguays

1930s Art Deco Female Sculpture • Pierre Le Faguays

Item #1079 SOLD

Elation and Jubilation emanate from this Pierre Le Faguays (1892-1925) Art Deco sculpture of cast patinated metal. It's a truly wonderfully designed and executed work of art; from the delicate "dancer-like" hands to the angelic expression and right down to the beautifully stepped base design. This sculpture is signed on the base "Fayral".

Fayral and Guerbe were each pseudonyms used by the famous Pierre Le Faguays. Fayral and Guerbe were the family names of his Mother and his Wife respectively. Le Faguays was born in Nantes, France and became famous for the originality and grace he gave his dancers, many of which were inspired by the statues of Tanagra. He was awarded a medal of honor for his work in 1927. His best friend, Max Le Verrier (of the Le Verrier Foundry) made most of (if not all of) his pieces.

11" Tall

1930s Art Deco Fish Bookends

1930s Art Deco Fish Bookends

Item #1078 SOLD

Here we have two beautifully detailed 1930s Art Deco Bookends depicting plump fish caught forever in suspended animation. They are made of a nickel-plated metal and have come to rest on beautifully contrasting marble bases. They will surely hook your imagination!

The Measurements:
7-1/2" Wide X 6" Tall X 3" Deep

1930s French Metal Panther Sculpture • Signed Rochard

1930s French Metal Panther Sculpture • Signed Rochard

Item #1076 SOLD

Here we have a mesmerizing 1930s metal statue of a growling panther by Irénée Rochard (1906-1984). Notice the unusual, natural pose and the manner in which the artist has captured this feline's strength and ferocity. The sculpture is made from a beautifully patinated metal and stands on a chamfered edged rectangular slab of beautiful marble which bears the signature "Rochard".

Renown French animal sculptor, Irénée Rochard was born in Villefranche sur Saône in 1906 from an important family of artists. His painstaking artistry imparts a manner of intelligence to his sculpted animals and tends to bring out their personality, their gentleness or, as in this case, their fierceness.

The Measurements:
18" Wide X 6-1/2" Tall X 5-1/2" Deep

1930s Nickel-plated Bronze Panther Statue

1930s Nickel-plated Bronze Panther Statue

Item #1042 SOLD

A gleaming Art Deco stylized portrayal of a powerful panther on the prowl. Made in the 1930s of nickel-plated bronze, this ferocious feline stalks her prey across an elegant and polished marble platform.

The Measurements:
17" Wide X 4-1/5" Wide X 5" Tall

Art Deco Russian Dancer Statue

Art Deco Russian Dancer Statue

Item #1041 SOLD

This is one stunning, breath-taking work of art. A gilt and patinaed bronze statue of a female Russian dancer that is not only impeccably and minutely detailed but is virtually terpsichorean in and of itself. Like some of the greatest sculptures, this decorative object d'art has life and movement. This lovely smiling goddess-like Russian dancer stands on a platform of truly gorgeous stepped and contrasting marble slabs a full 16" tall.

These

1930s French Bronze "Mountain Ram" Sculpture/Bookends • Signed by Max LeVerrier

Item #993 SOLD

These are 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

1930's French Statue • Olympic Equestrian Sportsman With Marble Base

1930's French Statue • Olympic Equestrian Sportsman With Marble Base

Item #992 SOLD

This truly magnificent showpiece (It's quite large at 27-1/2" Wide and 23-1/2 Tall!) will quickly dramatize your mantel, console, bookcase or...? The sculpture depicts an Olympian male javelin thrower atop a leaping horse. It's a very well made French statue, Circa 1930, crafted in white metal with a picture perfect bronze patina set upon a striking and very hefty marble base. One of the rider's feet is stamped "219".
The Measurements:
27.5" W x 7.5" D x 23.5" H.

Ravishing 1930s Art Deco Siren with Bow Statue - Signed by Limousin

Ravishing 1930s Art Deco Siren with Bow Statue - Signed by Limousin

Item #974 SOLD

This is what true Art Deco is all about! Clearly, this statue was delicately and lovingly created and signed by master artisan Limousin. Its essence and nuances are mesmerizing, dazzling and impeccable. Kneeling upon a stunning base of Portoro marble, is this small patinaed metal statue of a Siren with Bow & Arrow. A work of art that is beauteous to see and sublime to behold. The base measures: 5-1/2" Length X 3" Deep The total overall height is Approximately 10 inches.

Pair of French Bronze Birds

Pair of French Bronze Birds

Item #961 SOLD

Standing stout and tall, this is a wonderful pair of French cubist style bronze statuettes on matching exotic macassar wood bases. They are both stamped bronze and show nice detail in the wings, face and feet. 9" tall including base of 2" X 3.5".

Garreau Bronze Woman

Garreau Bronze Woman

Item #944 SOLD

Beautiful woman, strong art deco bronze figure by G. Garreau. (Georges Garrean, French sculptor 1895 - ???? ).Size is 16.5" T X 4" X 3/5" Circa 1930.

Deco Sculpture of Tango Dancers

Deco Sculpture of Tango Dancers

Item #943 SOLD

Strong art deco sculpture of tango dancers. A very minimalist look, but
the embrace of Tango dancers. Not signed but dated 1930 underneath.
Hand carving on stone. (The stone is Lens Stone. Pompom sculptor used this stone)
Size 17" T X 3.5" W X 3.5" D
pair of french gazelle lamps

Pair of Leaping Gazelle Lamps

Item #926 SOLD

Fantastic pair of leaping gazelle lamps, French circa 1930's on marble base with frosted glass luminaries. NIckel plated bronze. The size is 12" T X 10" W X 3" D. Very hard to find matching pairs of lamps, especially with animal figures.

art deco french nicled bronze dog bookends

Bronze Dog Bookends

Item #922 SOLD

Nickeled bronze bookends of dog, French signed Mbertin, size approx. 6" X 6" each.

french bronze art deco bookends

Pair of Bronze Female Bookends

Item #921 SOLD

Pair of female bookends in bronze, great pose in the art deco style, the size is 8" W X 7" tall. made in France.

french bronze crow bookends

French Bronze Crow Bookends

Item #920 SOLD

Pair of great looking bronze with nickel finish in the style of crows. Made in France circa 1930's 9.5" tall. stamped from foundry on the back.

bouraine bookends

Bouraine Pelikan Bookends

Item #919 SOLD

Striking bookends by famous French sculptor Bouraine, these Pelikan style birds are quite striking and the size is 7" tall. Larger then they appear in the photos.

wooden carved french airplane

Item #907 SOLD

Nice vintage carved airplane circa 1930's, a fabulous French Deco stylized seaplane sculpture . It's a great size 16" wingspan X 13" long , the height is variable .The base is 13" X  3 3/4" X 4 1/2" high , the stylized wave base is beautifully carved and with a fantastic grain in the wood which really captures the movement of the water.

bronze archer statue - Decoua

French Bronze Archer

Item #905 SOLD

Nice bronze archer by French artist named "Decoua". Very cubist style with beautiful robe and arch on a very unusual style marble base. Circa 1930's 12" W 11" T 5" D

chrome statue

Chrome Woman with Dogs

Item #904 SOLD

Very stylized chrome figure of woman with dogs. Great style, could be Austrian, no markings. A real style and feeling of movement as she leads the pair of greyhounds. The size is 16" W X 9.5: T X 3"D.

brandt art deco lamp

Item #896 SOLD

Very important statue light by Edgar Brandt.  This is one of the most famous Brandt lamps and in a size that is quite rare  as  the serpent image, called La Tentation.  Generally, you see this lamp in the Cobra version, maybe it was more popular but the serpent is much more rare.  These Brandt pieces come up in auction from time to time but not the serpent.  I have here a fantastic original pieces, purchased from the granddaughter of the woman who owned it. 

It came to the US via Canada.  Look at the detail of the bronze, unmolested in any way, with original  Daum glass, cloth chord, switch and plug. This piece was originally  purchased sometime between 1920- 1926 and as you can see from the Brandt showroom photo, these were made in two sizes 41" the floor lamp model and 20 3/4" inches representing  the piece for sale here.  I guarantee this is an authentic Brandt lamp with authentic Daum glass. It is an important piece, signed on the bronze E Brandt France. This is an opportunity to own a very important Art Deco Object d' art, one with great provenance, quality and style. Please take the time to see all of the photos and witness one of E Brandt's most important works. Reference Master of Art Deco Ironwork by Joan Kahr.

chrome paperweight

Edgar Brandt Chrome Paperweight

Item #887 SOLD

A Chromium-Plated Paperweight by Edgar Brandt. Represents a 81mm mortar shell, Edgar Brandt signed this piece of historic weaponry for Vernon factory in Normandy. It is impressed signature. E. Brandt. Size 4" 3/4 W 2" D X 2" T
bronze airplane statue

Item #886 SOLD

Bronze art deco airplane/paperweighta very nice bronze sculpture paperweight of an airplane form with aluminum propellers. circa 1930  Size: 7"1/4 by 9"1/2 - 7" hi

female sports statue

French Basketball Player Statue

Item #885 SOLD

Quite unusual statue of female basketball player in the buff. It is a plaster material with a painted  metallic gold finish.
The piece is quite large, stands 31" T X 7" W. It is French and signed  "J  SCHAEFFER"!
ceramic panther   beauvais

French Beauvais Black Ceramic Panther

Item #856 SOLD

A decorative 1940's ceramic black panther, made in France and stamped Beauvais. 24.5" wide x 12.5" H

menneville sculpture

Art Deco Figure of a Woman

Item #846 SOLD


Art Deco figure of a woman.
Ivoreen head and hands. Circa 1925.
Not signed but to known to be by MENNEVILLE. Excellent condition.

Size is 19" x 5.5" x 17" high
dh chiparus sculpture

Dh Chiparus Metal Sculpture

Item #845 SOLD


Hard to find metal sculpture by Dh Chiparus. Signed . Absolutly original Circa 1920 / 1930.
Not a repro !!. Spelter and ivoreen.
Excellent condition for the metal. Crack on the rear of marble.
(please see pictures on this point)
17" high
deco bronze statue

Art Deco Sculpture of Woman on a Horse

Item #844 SOLD


This is a very dramatic 1930's deco sculpture of a woman on a horse, and signed by the artist, Charles. 
The sculpture was cast in bronzed metal and has a beautiful greenish-blue patina. Made in France. 25" W x 6.5" D x 21" H
art deco statue

Woman with Stag Statue

Item #842 SOLD

Art Deco figure of a woman with a Stag.
Metal with antique bronze patina. Circa 1930.
Excellent condition.
Marble basis. Signed "DEVINA"
Size is 23.5" x 7" x 19" high.
art deco panther by rulas

Item #841 SOLD

Large art deco panther by Rulas.
Circa 1930.
Excellent condition.
Wonderful and uncommon original patina.
28" x 7" x 12"
art edco bronze sculpture

Statue of Woman with Bow

Item #840 SOLD

Art Deco figure of a woman with a bow.
Metal with nice bronze patina. Circa 1930.
Excellent condition.
Marble basis. Bow is bakelite or ivoreen.
Size is 19" x 5" x 21" high
art deco statue by P Berjean

Woman with Goats Statue

Item #821 SOLD

This stylized deco statue of a woman and two goats rests on a black marble base, signed by P. Berjean and stamped 'bronze statue'. Crafted in France during the 1930's. 10.5" H (the base measures 15.5" W x 3" D)

art deco sculture

Large French Woman with Dogs Statue

Item #820 SOLD


Very large and dramatic metal sculpture of Woman with Dogs, French circa  1925 signed "Limousin" Very good condition original patina. Hand painted enamel dress. Replacement wood base. Size is 33" W 9" D X 23" T 27"(tall with spear).
Art deco pheasant scuplture

Item #819 SOLD

Here is a wonderful bronze, "The Pheasant"  signed statue by Alexandre Kelety, whose work was exhibited at the 1925 Paris Exhibition. It is a striking pose, somewhat of an Egyptian motif,  with interesting patina and color, in excellent original condition.  This is a nice size piece, which stands approx. 24" long X 11" tall.

art deco jaguar

Item #794 SOLD

What a striking animal sculpture! The piece was made in France during the 1930's, and crafted in metal with a black lacquer patina. The jaguar rests on a two tier, black marble base which adds a touch of elegance to the sculpture. 25.5" W x 5.5" D x 9" T

art deco table lamp

Item #792 SOLD

This is another beautiful example of French deco lighting, circa 1930's. The lamp is made of chrome with a frosted glass disc. 11.5" H, the base measures 6.5" W x 3.5"D

deco sculpture of woman and panther

Woman Feeding a Panther

Item #786 SOLD

This is an interesting sculpture of a young woman feeding a panther. Made in France, circa 1930's, the piece was cast in metal and rests on an onyx base. 12" W x 6.5" D x 20" H

art deco sculpture naked woman and antelope

Item #785 SOLD

This is a gorgeous statue of a woman stroking a gazelle. The statue is signed Fayral, which was a pseudonym used by the artist, Le Faguay. Made in France during the 1930's, the piece was cast in bronzed metal. 26" W x 5.5" D x 10" T

art deco sculpture naked woman on horse

Item #784 SOLD

This is a very dramatic 1930's deco sculpture of a woman on a horse, and signed by the artist, Charles. The sculpture was cast in bronzed metal and has a beautiful greenish-blue patina. Made in France. 25" W x 6.5" D x 21" H

italian ceramic leopard

Cassano Ceramic Leopard

Item #783 SOLD

This is a  dramatic Italian piece, crafted during the 1930's by Cassano. Imagine this beautiful, hand-painted, ceramic leopard resting atop a credenza in your living room... 29.5" long x 5.5 wide

frnch deco guero statue

Item #777 SOLD

A signed Guero statue of a man throwing a spear. This sculpture is bronze with an incredible deep green patina. This piece is an excellent example of the artists work. Made in France during the 1930's. 9.5" W x 13" T (includes base), and the base is 11.5" W x 5" D.

french deco chiparus sculpture

1930s Chiparus Sculpture

Item #776 SOLD

A fantastic example of a 1930's Chiparus sculpture that is signed on the marble base. The piece is cast in bronze, and has a beautiful patina which emphasizes the muscular creature.
16" W x 7" T (includes base), and the base is 19.5" W x 5.5" D.

kelety art deco statue

Alexandre Kelety Lighted Sculpture

Item #771 SOLD

A signed statue by Alexandre Kelety, whose work was exhibited at the 1925 Paris Exhibition. This gorgeous sculpture is one of the most unique pieces I've come across in years. The excellent craftsmanship, design, and the materials used are apparent in the details of the womans shawl, the alabaster globe that lights up, and beautiful pink marble base. The entire piece measures 22" tall, the woman is 8" W x 11.5" tall, and the base is approximately 10" diameter.

french deco crane scuplture

Chrome Crane Sculpture

Item #770 SOLD

This  French chrome sculpture of a crane flying over clouds would add a deco touch to your desk or book shelf. Streamline design of the 1930s. 7.5" W x 2.5" D x 6" T

french airplane scuplture

Item #769 SOLD

This is a spectacular piece for the collector of objects pertaining to aviation. Made in France during the 1930's and crafted entirely of chrome, with a moveable propellor, rudder, and wheels. 17.5" wide at the wings x 16" long, the base is 5.5" x 5.5"

french bronze statue

Lux Bronze Statue of Dancer

Item #761 SOLD

A beautiful bronze statue of a dancer, signed by Elek Lux. This piece was crafted in Hungary during the 1930's. Elek Lux (1884-1941) was an important Hungarian artist who created portraits and statues of female nudes. He taught sculpture at the School of Applied Arts in Budapest. Nine of his sculptures are in the collection of the Hungarian National Gallery.
8.5" W x 2.5" D x 17" T

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Hungarian Bronze Dancer

Item #760 SOLD

An elegant gilded bronze statue of a woman dancing with a scarf. Made in 1930's Hungary, and signed by Elek Lux. Elek Lux (1884-1941) was an important Hungarian artist who created portraits and statues of female nudes. He taught sculpture at the School of Applied Arts in Budapest. Nine of his sculptures are in the collection of the Hungarian National Gallery.
8.5" W x 2.5" D x 17" T

french art deco statue

French Tennis Player Statue

Item #759 SOLD

This is a rather usual statue, not just because of the subject matter, but also because of its unique style. Made in France, circa 1930's. 9" W x 3.5" D x 10" T

french deco statue

French Horse and Rider Statue

Item #758 SOLD

A wonderful little statue of a rider and horse - a real charmer. Made in France, circa 1930's. 13" W x 4" D x 9" T

french bronze statue

Item #757 SOLD

What a fantastic decorative statue! And so deco looking too. This is a French piece, circa 1930's, and made of nickel plated bronze. A great addition to any collection. 8.5" W x 1.5" D x 8.5" T

art deco book ends

French Deco Bookends

Item #754 SOLD

A beautiful pair of deco bookends with an Egyptian motif. This unique pair are signed by the maker, Frecourt, and beautifully crafted in nickel plating with a green marble base. Made in France, circa 1930's. 4" W x 3.5" D x 5" T

french pelican bookends

Item #753 SOLD

A wonderful pair of nickel plated pelican bookends that are perched on marble bases. A perfect addition to any collection. Made in France during the 1930's. 5" W x 3" D x 5" T

french ram bookends

French Ram Bookends

Item #752 SOLD

This exceptional pair of ram bookends are nickel plated and rest on a marble bases. France, circa 1930's. 5" W x 3" D x 7" T

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French Nickel Plated Dancer

Item #750 SOLD

This beautiful French statue, of a dancer, is crafted in nickel plating with a marble base. It was made during the 1930's, and is in fantastic condition. The piece measures 17" tall, the base 9" W x 3.5" D, and the dancer is 13.5" tall.

wooden airplane

Item #736 SOLD

This is a great example of a handmade piece which was crafted in the 1930's, and perfect for a collector. I acquired this piece in France, however, I am not certain of its origin. Although there is some damage to the base it appears quite old. 15" long x 15" wide (wings) x 14" tall at the highest point, base is 7.5" diameter.

french art deco clock

Black Marble French Clock with Garniture

Item #721 SOLD

A beautiful French clock with matching garnitures, circa 1920's. These pieces are made of black marble with decorative bronze details. The clock measures 15.5" W x 15.5" D x 9.5" H and each garniture measures 7" Diameter x 7" H.

cubist jaguar statue

Item #720 SOLD

A very unusual cubist sculpture of a jaguar that has been pierced with an arrow. The piece is made of white metal that has a great patina. 4.5" W x 13.5" L x 9.5" T

bronze art deco statue

Item #719 SOLD

This is a lovely sculpture of a woman, made in Belgium in the 1930's, and cast in bronze with a green marble base. Although petite in size this statue has a great presence. Although the artist, Canneel, was classically trained his style gradually moved toward expressionism. He was known for doing sculptures on a larger scale, along with ornamentation on public buildings in Belgium. This statue measures 8.5" W x 11" T (base-6.5" x 6.5").

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Polar Bear Bookends

Item #717 SOLD

A charming pair of 1930's bookends which are nickel plated and rest on a black marble base. Made in France. 5.5" L x 3" W x 4.5" T (base-2.5" W x 4.5" L)

art deco pedestal lamp

art deco pedestal lamp

Item #698 SOLD

A rare and important pedestal lamp, made by the famous American terracotta and ceramic company Teco Pottery (founded in 1886 by William Day Gates). The lamp was designed by Fritz Albert and the pedestal by Fernand Moreau. This beautiful lamp could be separated and used as a table lamp and the pedestal for another decorative object. The lamp and pedestal measure 82" H to the top of the lamp shade, 71" H to the top of the woman, and 13" W at the pedestal. (The mica shade is not original to the piece).

Item #678 SOLD

Great statue of a man with a bow & arrow. The statue is made of bronze, with a nice patina, and is signed Decoux. 12" W x 4" D x 11" H.

Item #677 SOLD

A petite French statue of a man with wings (Icarus). This 1930's piece is made of bronze, and is signed LeFayuays. 8" W x 3.5" D x 19" H.

Terracotta Violin Player

Terracotta Violin Player

Item #675 SOLD

Unusual terracotta figurine (French 1930's). This piece is beautifully created; the realistic face and violin, along with the whimsy of the clothing give it a deeply touching quality. The sculpture is signed R. Pajot, and measures 6" W x 5" D x 20" H.

Prowling Tigers by Rulas

Prowling Tigers by Rulas

Item #673 SOLD

A fantastic statue of two tigers on the prowl. The patina on this piece combined with the texture creates a very dramatic look. Whether your home is deco or modern, this statue would be striking in any interior. This piece is signed Rulas, and measures 32.5" W x 7" D x 10.5" H.

Item #663 SOLD

A signed ceramic sculpture of a woman posing nude, French mid-1930's, and measuring 21.5" W x 8.5" D x 14.5" H.

French Ceramic Jaguar Sculpture

French Ceramic Jaguar Sculpture

Item #662 SOLD

This ceramic jaguar sculpture, has a lovely greenish-blue matte glaze. This piece is French 1930's, and it is a signed work. 29" W x 7.5" D x 12.5" H (at the highest point)

Item #630 SOLD

This is a great statue with an interesting green patina. Its French, signed Meriddee.
21" W x 5.5" D x 8.25" T

Italian Bronze by Trefoloni

Italian Bronze by Trefoloni

Item #629 SOLD

Beautiful Italian bronze on marble, signed Trefoloni.

Item #625 SOLD

An extremely special piece in the Art Deco and Art Nouveau stlye, probably 1920-1925. The figures supporting the piece are cast in bronze, the vessel is enamel paint on metal in the Dinandrie style (a French technique used on vases and decorative objects).
20" Tall and the figures are 7" tall

Item #567 SOLD

D. Bacque heavy bronze statue of a playful naked girl, fantastic detail and metal work in base and also in her hair. 11” W x 25” T.

art deco statue

Item #542 SOLD

Young man with a spear-French metal, nice green patina – 14 ½” tall, 30 ½” wide, 10” deep

art deco statue

Item #540 SOLD

Bronze with cold painted Bronze finish, very unusual – A bush man hunting a tiger, signed D. Jean French – 14” tall, 23 ½” wide, 4 ¼” deep

art deco statue

Item #541 SOLD

Indian shooting a bow and arrow, fantastic quality bronze, Italian signed: Guido – 19” tall, 4 ¾” deep, 16” wide

Chiparus Statue of Man Hunting a Tiger

Chiparus Statue of Man Hunting a Tiger

Item #537 SOLD

Chiparus statue of man hunting a tiger, signed original with nice patina on metal. – 34” tall, 36” wide, 5 ½” deep

Bronze Art Deco "Profile Feminine" by Italian artist Guido Cacciapuoti

Bronze Art Deco "Profile Feminine" by Italian artist Guido Cacciapuoti

Item #536 SOLD

This large impressive and very beautiful Art Deco bronze and marble bust of a twenties beauty was made in Italy in about 1930. It is wonderfully stylized and elegant and is an extremely impressive piece. It is signed by G. Cacciapuoti as shown in the last images. It is in excellent condition with no damage or repairs. It has a good warm patina with just normal signs of usage. It is guaranteed to be an original Art Deco bronze circa 1930.

During n the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods there were three main centers for artistic bronze sculpture in Europe. Paris was a Mecca for artists from throughout Europe with Demetre Chiparus perhaps the master. Other notable Parisian artists included Philippe, Bouraine and Le Faguays. In Vienna, Austria Joseph Lorenzl Bruno Zach and Franz Bergman were the leading lights whilst in Berlin Ferdinand Preiss and Otto Poertzel shared a studio and produced figures of outstanding artistic merit and quality.

Measurements:
15.5" T X 7" W 5" D at base

art deco sculpture

Item #520 SOLD

From Eastern Europe, certainly in the style of Haganauer, but not signed. Cowboy statue. 10 ½’ tall, 7” wide

art deco sculpture

Item #519 SOLD

Sailor statue. 8 ½” tall, 4” wide

art deco sculpture

Item #518 SOLD

Stylized Deco Woman Carved wooden block in silver leaf , 17 ½” tall, 12 ½” wide

Item #489 SOLD

Man with a bow and arrow statue. Artist: P. Berjean. 12 ½" tall, 14" wide, 3" deep.

Item #438 SOLD

A beautifully sculpted bronze statue of a woman walking her dog. This statue has great detail with exquisite deco styling. This signed 1930's French piece by R. Rivoire, is large and bold. "Femme et Levrier". 35 ½" wide, 30 ¼" tall 8" deep.

Item #405 SOLD

French ceramic mythical figure of a female goddess on a stylized streamlined stallion in the clouds. 23"L x 15" H x 5 1/2"W Cream and cocoa brown signed by Emaneau, circa 1935

Item #355 SOLD

Nice nickeled bronze harlequin state on a marble base and light. Very nice quality and detail. No signature, but very interesting and unusual piece. It stands 12.5" t X 8" W X 4" D.

Stylized Deco Woman by Rozet

Stylized Deco Woman by Rozet

Item #261 SOLD

Very unusual stylized Deco woman signed by "Fanny Rozet" Very nice size 22"W X 20" T X 5" W. Very nice muted colors of pink/blue/frey and white crackle ceramics. Also has two lights. Excellent piece. Also beautiful from the back with strong draped fabric look.

Item #205 SOLD

Beautiful art deco woman in nickel plated bronze, cold painted with a beautiful dress and wrap in colors of brown/gold and black. Great style and great design. The detail images of the piece are wonderful, showing the relationship between the flowered images of the 1925 to the geometric images of the 1930s. The piece is signed in the bronze M. Secondo.

Item #183 SOLD

Stylized Art Deco statue depicting a fish within the reef. Black Belgian marble base and green patinated Bronze leaf with gold patinated bronze fish. The Statue by Albert Lefbvre is also signed on the base. Size is 24" W X 16"T.

Item #178 SOLD

A beautiful classic Art Deco woman in terra-cotta. This is a perfect piece with artist signature and foundry signature as well. The piece is 24"W X 16"T. It depicts a naked woman sitting on the rocks in a rather relaxed and provocative position. Listed artist "G. Goii" and "Susse Freres Edition Paris", The color is more red than the pictures depict except for the first picture to be more correct.

Item #152 SOLD

The classic Art Deco female silhouette. This is a very special piece, English and made out of anodized aluminum. The perfect female shape sits on a classic wooden ball and platform, holding an ash tray all in a medium brown mahogany wood. The piece stands 37" Tall and is quite striking.

Item #134  SOLD

A gilt-bronze figure of a "Scarf Dancer. Designed by Alexandre Kelety, French early 20th, size is 10.5WX 13.5T" on Belgian base. Important sculpture, part of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Art. Part of The Stela group and exhibited in the Paris 1925 
exhibition. Very nice detail all around. 

Item #132 SOLD

This fabulous Art Deco statue with classic female in Art Deco posture. Very unusual stepped marble, the piece stands 22" tall. A knockout, designed by Marcel Bouraine. Here is the info:

MARCEL BOURAINE , BORN IN POINTOISE , FRANCE, A SCULPTOR OF THE EARLY 20TH. CENTURY, HE EXHIBITED IN THE SALON DES ARTISTES, IN PARIS THE SALON D' AUTUMN AND TUILERIES, DURING THE 1920 ", LISTED ARTIST IN BENEZIT ....HIS STYLE THE ART DECO LADY, WITH SOME EXAMPLES ILLUSTRATED IN 'ART DECO AND OTHER FIGURES 'BY BRYAN CATLEY, AS A SCULPTOR OF THE ART DECO PERIOD, HE IS ONE OF THE MOST COLLECTED, WORKING IN BRONZE, BRONZE AND IVORY, MARBLE AND TERRA COTTA. BOURAINE ALSO EXHIBITED LAMPS WITH THE FEMALE FORM. HE FAVORED STRIKING SILVERED BRONZE PATINA OR A GREEN COLORATION ALSO INCORPORATING THE USE OF COLORED ENAMEL IN SOME CASES.

art deco bronze birds

Art Deco Bronze Birds

Item #113 SOLD

Very nice matching Art Deco bronze birds. The pair are on a nice wood base and the exaggerated angles are very stylized like the Art Deco era. The size is 9"T X 4.5"W.They are stamped bronze on the bottom, probably French.

Item #104  SOLD

A fabulous high quality hard porcelain bisque nude figure from the 1920's Art Deco period, easily on a par with the likes of Sevres or Robj, with regards to both the quality of the materials used and the sculptural dexterity. The base is cast with a relief of foliage with a geometric edge and has a tan 
wash , the girl is one of the nicest I've seen , beautiful stylised sharp features , braided hair pulled back and tied , amazing detail right down to her fingernails and toenails. She is covered with a very pale yellow wash then the whole figure including the base has a faint sort of iridescent wash all over . Work of this quality reminds me of Pierre le Faguays or Joe Descomps.
Impressed mark to the base : DEPOSE, signed by the sculptor Hentin. Also has a factory mark , please see pic below.  .Also has the number 2187 inscribed into the underside. Apart from a pinhead fleabite on the very bottom edge at the back of the figure she is in perfect original condition, never been restored.
Dimensions are :16" Long, 5 1/4" Wide, 9 1/2" High.

Item #102  SOLD

Nice deco airplane statue in wood and metal. The size is approx. 14 X 12 with a wing span of almost 15." Fantastic condition. Nice wood grain, and mounted on a stylized ocean base. The piece can be moved into any position.

French Bronze Statue of Woman

French Bronze Statue of Woman

Item #089 SOLD

The French artist, signed P. DuBerry, Classic Art Deco pose of woman in Greek style, showing the slender but fit body. The piece bronze with a nickel patina, on a marble base. The piece stands 13 X 8.5."

Item #088 SOLD

Famous French artist "Le Faguay". Bronze with nickel plating and cold painted enamel coloring of gold, blue and gray patina. The woman is reclining with arms stretched out, as if in the middle of a ballet pose. The piece is 12" T by 10" wide and the artist has really captured the face and the grace on the woman.

Ceramic Figure of Nijinski

Ceramic Figure of Nijinski

Item #087 SOLD

Colorful large figure 16.5" tall manufactured by Rosenthal and marked on the bottom Bavaria. This is an outstanding piece with very rich colors and detail. Signed C. Hotzer-Defanti, who worked for Rosenthal from 1918 -1927 designing some very important and colorful figurines inspired by costume design. This pieces is said to depict the Russian dancer Nijinski and the Ballet Russe. In another reference is is also referred to as the Siamese or Korean dancer. This is a very famous piece, depicted in the 'Ceramique Art Deco' book by Edgar Pelichet. There is much gold and enamel coloring in the outfit and shows a little buddha at his feet. Fantastic face and detail, circa 1919. It is also referenced and pictured in the 125 year anniversary exhibition of Rosenthal designs in 2004.

Item #086 SOLD

The bronze cougar. This is strong and silent piece. Made of bronze with dark patina, this piece has a very 2 dimensional feel. The size is approx. 28" long, but the piece is very flat, portraying the animal as it may be hunting in the wild. The piece is mounted on a beautiful birdseye maple base. 

Item #085 SOLD

Original elephant statue, the image is of course the family. Father, mother and baby. All three metal elephants with original Ivory tusks are parading on an angled stepped marble base. All elephants represented in a different pose. The piece is approx. 28" long and 5" wide.

Item #077 SOLD

Very nice large bronze medallion on wooden base. Beautiful detail of woman and bird. Excellent piece signed by artist "Andre Levellier"

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