Original Le Faguays Art Deco Bronze Figurine Le Verrier Foundry

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Original Le Faguays Art Deco Bronze Figurine Le Verrier Foundry

Original Le Faguays Art Deco Bronze Figurine Le Verrier Foundry

– These are based in Los Angeles where we will ship from to anywhere in the world
– Classic antique original 1920s dancer figurine by Pierre Le Faguays
– Piece is entitled Sylphide and is the classic 1920s art deco female dancer
– Please see Fayral signature on the base of the bronze near the foot
– Piece is also stamped by the Le Verrier foundry in Paris
– Fayral / Le Faguays were psuedonyms of famous French deco sculpturist Max Le Verrier
– We are currently offering a whole job lot of Max Le Verrier originals which we are very excited about
– Museum quality piece, get your bids in early, we are expecting a lot of interest
– We have a whole range of original Le Verrier, Faguays, Fayral and Guerbe bronzes we are excited to bring to market
– Please get in touch for a shipping quote
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– Please let us know if you have any other questions via the contact form

Dimensions are in CM:
Width x Depth x Height
17 x 20 x 30

Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
7 x 8 x 12

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Kinky Antique Art Deco Bronze Figurine Slave Repatriation of Ilda Erotic

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Kinky Antique Art Deco Bronze Figurine Slave Repatriation of Ilda Erotic

Kinky Antique Art Deco Bronze Figurine Slave Repatriation of Ilda Erotic

– This is based in Los Angeles where we will ship from to anywhere in the world
– Wonderful antique art deco bronze showing a master slave scence
– Original work of art we date to 1920s and based on the Repatriation of Ilda
– Perfect for all our kinky fans out here
– Slave is shown chained to the feet of his master, the gorgeous art deco figurine
– Amazing green patina to this quality museum piece
– Originally purchased from a dealer at Les Puces antiques market in Paris
– Big and heavy piece, we can ship to anywhere on the planet
– Museum quality piece, get your bids in early, we are expecting a lot of interest
– Please get in touch for a shipping quote
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– Please let us know if you have any other questions via the contact Dimensions are in CM:
Width x Depth x Height
30 x 28 x 55

Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
12 x 11 x 22 53 lbs

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Original Le Faguays Art Deco Bronze Figurine Le Verrier Foundry

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Original Le Faguays Art Deco Bronze Figurine Le Verrier Foundry
Original Le Faguays Art Deco Bronze Figurine Le Verrier Foundry

– These are based in Los Angeles where we will ship from to anywhere in the world
– Classic antique original 1920s dancer figurine by Pierre Le Faguays
– Piece is entitled Sylphide and is the classic 1920s art deco female dancer
– Please see Fayral signature on the base of the bronze near the foot
– Piece is also stamped by the Le Verrier foundry in Paris
– Fayral / Le Faguays were psuedonyms of famous French deco sculpturist Max Le Verrier
– We are currently offering a whole job lot of Max Le Verrier originals which we are very excited about
– Museum quality piece, get your bids in early, we are expecting a lot of interest
– We have a whole range of original Le Verrier, Faguays, Fayral and Guerbe bronzes we are excited to bring to market
– Please get in touch for a shipping quote
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– Please let us know if you have any other questions via the contact form

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS ORIGINAL LE FAGUAYS ART DECO BRONZE FIGURINE LE VERRIER FOUNDRY ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

Hertfordshire Antiques

The Canonbury Hertfordshire Antiques showroom is situated in leafy Hertfordshire just outside Potters Bar – right where the A1 meets the M25. Many of our art deco bronzes are on display in our gallery. It’s a large warehouse open to the public full of goodies from art deco, French antiques to English dining furniture. Lots of people comment on how much like an Aladdin’s Cave it is as it’s packed the rafters with goodies.

Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire

Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire

The showroom is spread across two floors and we specialise in art deco furniture, English dining furniture, Continental antiques, French furniture, bronzes, architectural antiques, porcelain, oil paintings and interiors. We are favourites with many London based interior designers. If you would like to visit our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom please get in touch.

Hertfordshire itself is a lovely place to visit – St Alban’s is just five minutes down the road, a lovely market town with Roman ruins and a gorgeous Cathedral, as well as good shopping. The surrounding country side is beautiful so it’s well worth making a day trip around it to visit some of the beautiful towns and scenery, or even if it’s just with a nice pub lunch.

hertfordshire antiques showroom

hertfordshire antiques showroom

We are only 25 minutes north of London so it’s conveniently located and we hence get visitors from all over the UK (and world). Near to major London airports (Heathrow, Luton, Stanstead) and well connected by rail.

We have been in business for over fifty years now (wow, time flies) starting off with various showrooms in London, including in Islington and on the famous Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill Gate, W11. We also had a gallery on Church Street in Marylebone. As the bricks and mortar trade backed off we decided to go 100% online and now sell to a global client base from our website – and this allowed us to move to larger premises in Hertfordshire near where we live which was great for our commuting time and overall quality of live. Of course being outside London allowed us to have more stock and increase our product range so we have a large range of goods in a much bigger space than we ever could have had in our London shops. We hope you enjoy our visit to the Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom, it will definitely be an experience you won’t forget.

Art deco bronzes

Art deco bronzes

Let us know if  you have any questions or would like to make an appointment in the Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom.

Art Deco Bronzes – The Figural Form

ART DECO FIXATION

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At Canonbury Antiques we are great fans of the art deco era. Though the style took its name from ‘L’Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes‘, held in Paris in 1925 it initially began to emerge during the 1910’s reaching its height during the roaring 1920’s. The art deco aesthetic influenced all creative areas – architecture, typography, fashion, music, paintings, furniture, design and of course the figural form, mainly in the shape of art deco bronzes and statues, which will be our focus.

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(Above: Beauty of Paris by Joe Descomps)

In this piece we will examine the main influences that affected the shaping of the figural form of the time and some of it’s most famous proponents, including Chiparus, Fayral, Max Leverrier, Ferdinand Preiss, Lalique, ColinetJoe Descomps and a whole host of other artists, a rolecall of the deco greats. We have all manner of art deco bronzes available at Canonbury Antiques , mainly of the female form which was obviously the most favoured subject of the artists.

The 1920s seem to be a time of great social change, technical development and historical advances in science and travel that really influenced the overall look and feel of the time. Here’s some of the main factors:

1920s VERSION OF THE IDEALISED WOMAN

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(Above: Gorgeous Biba – or Clarte – figurine in the form of a lamp. Classic example of the 1920s idealised female form)

Every era has it’s asethetic version of the idealised female form. Whether it be a Rubenesque 1600s version of the more rounded female to the wasted heroin chic waif look popular in the 90s. In the 1920s it seemed like the first stirrings of the fully modern woman were made – female suffrage clearly gave women independence and confidence. Women were granted suffrage (the right to vote) in the United States in 1920 and in Britain in 1918 (although propertied and over 30 was a requirement). Hence, coming in the aftermath of the First World War, the twenties are often looked at through rose tinted glasses as a time of progression and growing freedoms. The 1920s idealised form of the female was all lithe athleticism, perhaps in a skimpy bathing suit. It was almost a hark back to classical antiquity with the degree that youth, beauty and perfect physical proportion were worshipped. It certainly made for some great statues and works of art.

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ERTE

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(Above: The fashion designer Erte extered a massive influence sartorially)

Romain de Tirtoff was a Russian born artist who worked out of France in the 1920s and worked under the pseudonym Erte. Erte was a polymath who worked in jewellery, costume, set design and fashion and had a sweeping influence, particularly on female dress that can be seen in various dresses and fashions of women featured in art deco bronzes. He would have dressed the stars in the silent movies of the time and just a cursory search of his imagery on Google will reveal how big an influence it was.

BALLETS RUSSES

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(Above: Ballet Russe’s influence can really be seen in the works of DH Chiparus)

The Ballets Russes was a travelling ballet company based in Paris who toured the world throughout the twenties. The companies productions created a big sensation and influenced performance art and costumes. It also introduced European and American audiences to designs, motifs and music from Russian folklore. Art deco artists, particularly DH Chiparus were extremely influenced.

AERODYNANISM

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(Above: Streamline Moderne in the architectural medium. If this was in marble could almost be a base to a bronze)

Sleek aerodynanism was a recurrant look and feel to the art deco figural form. This can be seen as a response to the technical advances in travel – by air, car, train and boat – that were enabling mass commercial travel to really grown in the 1920s. In turn the designs of these modes of travel incorporated a streamline look for quicker travel. These advances can really be seen in the architectural works – for eg the Streamline Moderne movement –  of the day which have  fine lines, elegant areoplane-like curves and a clean symmetry.

CUBISM

Cubism is an early Twentieth century art from that emerged in Paris in the early 1900s. It’s leading proponents were Georges Braque and of course Picasso. The impact of Cubism were far-reaching and definitely influenced the art deco bronze figural form, mainly in the way faces were depicted with slightly exaggerated features and clean angular lines. The look often had an almost tribal art feel, again a response to an opening up of the world to other cultures and arts as anthropologists and ethnographers encroached on formerly remote tribes and parts of the world.

EGYTO MANIA

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(Above: Egyptian Dancer statue by Colinet)

In 1922 Howard Carted and George Herberts (5th Earl of Carnarvon, and owner of Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey) discovered Turankhamun’s nearly intact tomb. This led throughout the 1920s to a fascination with all things Egyptican – pharos, pyramids, pharaoh hounds, obelisks etc – as images and photos were brought back from Egypt and manifested itself in the art and design. Again particuarly Chiparus who had a penchant for all manner of Egyptian dancers and belly dancers, a flirtation with the exotic.

THE FLAPPER

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(Above: A right bunch of Flappers! Where’s the champagne and jazz records?)

Tieing in with female emancipation touched on above through universal suffrage, was the emergence of the ‘new breed’ of young Western women called ‘flappers’. The flapper wore short skirts, had bobbed hair, danced to jazz, drank, smoked, had casual sex and generally flouted any social norms they could. They sound like a lot of fun and greatly advanced the cause of liberalism. As such it was a great influence on the art deco bronze figural form.

CLOWNS AND ODALISQUES

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(Above: Lovely Odalisque figurine in the form of a lamp)

Clowns – predominantly the Harlequin and Pierrot – seem to be a recurring fixation in the figural form. Clowns have always been a mild obsession in French culture and in the 1920s silent films, clown antics would have been a main source of humour and entertainment. As most of the important figural works and artists came out of Paris we can see the direct causation here.

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The odalisque – another 1920s artistic fixation – was a concubine in a Turkish harem. Artistically it emerged as an eroticised genre in which a normally semi nude Eastern woman lies on her side on display for the specator. Maybe it was just another great motif within which to study the female form, preferrably in a partially clothed manner.

DH Chiparus, although now ubiquitous, has to be the most important and iconic sculpturist working out of Paris in the 1920s. Original works of his command figures well into six noughts and are highly sought after and collectable. He really was a man of his times and the whole look and feel of the roaring twenties seem to reach its zenith in his statues and figurines. Here are some of our current favourite Chiparus pieces:

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(Above: Eternal Friends by Chiparus – flapper flanked by two borzoi hound, the ultimate deco dog)

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(Above: Chiparus Fan Dancer statue – Harlequin meets Ballets Russes)

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(Above: Karmona by Chiparus – again Ballets Russe meets Egypt)

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Hand Carved French Art Deco Figurine Statue

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Hand Carved French Art Deco Figurine Statue

Hand Carved French Art Deco Figurine Statue

– Unusual art deco style figurine hand carved from wood
– Normally we specialise in bronze statues so this piece really caught our eye
– Purchased at Les Puces flea market in Paris
– Offered in great shape with no signs of damage, ready for home use right away
– Will ship to anywhere in the world, please email for shipping quote

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Art Deco Silver Bronze Deco Dancer Figurine Signed Descomps

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Art Deco Silver Bronze Deco Dancer Figurine Signed Descomps

Art Deco Silver Bronze Deco Dancer Figurine Signed Descomps

– Gorgeous art deco style silver bronze dancer girl
– Piece is by Joe Descomps who was a famous art deco sculpturist
– WE have a number of other works by Descomps including the famouse Cape Girl work, please enquire
– This casting is superb, classic 1920s flapper study
– Please see close up of foundry mark and signature
– Stands on black marble pedestal base smooth and chip free
– Please come and view this in our Hertfordshire showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape, no signs of damage and ready for home use right away
– Will ship to anywhere in the world – please get in touch for a shipping quote
– We’ve been in business for almost 50 years so you’re in safe hands

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Pair Art Deco Figurine Bookends Bronze Statues Signed

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Pair Art Deco Figurine Bookends Bronze Statues Signed

Pair Art Deco Figurine Bookends Bronze Statues Signed

– Wonderful pair of French art deco style figurine bookends
– Piece is signed on the back, please see close up
– There is also a foundry mark
– Perfect left and right, these figures somehow embody the 1920s aesthetic with their emobiment of the female ideal
– Stand on the pink marble base
– Bought from a dealer at Les Puces flea market in Paris
– Come and view this in our Hertfordshire warehouse

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Italian Bronze Seated Roman Maiden Figurine

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Italian Bronze Seated Roman Maiden Figurine

Italian Bronze Seated Roman Maiden Figurine

– Stunning Italian bronze figurine depicting a seated Roman maiden
– Stands on the chunky red marble base which is smooth and chip free
– Artist has really captured the beauty of the lady
– Offered in great condition with no signs of damage and ready for home use right away
– Available to view in our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom just 25 minutes north of London
– Please contact us for an appointment
– Will ship to anywhere in the world – please email us for a shippping quote

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Art Deco Bronze Chiparus Figurine Almeria Statue Dancer

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Art Deco Bronze Chiparus Figurine Almeria Statue Dancer

Art Deco Bronze Chiparus Figurine Almeria Statue Dancer

  • Splendid art deco style bronze casting of Almeria by Chiparus
  • A perfect art piece to brighten up your home interiors
  • The classic piece of Chiparus reminds of the ancient style of art and architecture
  • The beautiful stature is supported by smooth and well-polished marble base in black
  • The art piece depicts a female figurine in dancing posture
  • Perfect as a thanksgiving gift or as the Centre point of the entrance
  • Great as a home décor item sure to impress the onlookers with its antique charm
  • A perfect decoration to light up your home on special occasion
  • Offered in great, flaw-free condition

Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
10 x 5 x 19

Dimensions in CM
Width x Depth x Height
25 x 13 x 48

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