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
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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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French Bronze Casting Horse Statue Horses Animal Figurine

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French Bronze Casting Horse Statue Horses Animal Figurine

French Bronze Casting Horse Statue Horses Animal Figurine

  • Classic French bronze casting of a horse
  • The bronze statue features a well-polished flaw free design
  • Perfect addition to your animal figurine collection
  • The whole structure stand on a rectangular platform that makes it a perfect display item
  • A perfect way to restyle your home décor in truly classic style
  • Offered in perfect, well-polished condition
  • Please visit our Antiques showroom in Hertfordshire, in northern part of the city of London and have a look our exquisite antique collections

Dimensions are in CM:
Height x Width x Depth
45 x 45 x 15
Dimensions are in inches:
Height x Width x Depth
18 – 18 – 6

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French Art Deco Bronze Hoop Dancer by Limoun 1920s Statue Figurine

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French Art Deco Bronze Hoop Dancer by Limoun 1920s Statue Figurine

French Art Deco Bronze Hoop Dancer by Limoun 1920s Statue Figurine

– Stunning art deco style bronze statue showing a girl dancing in a hoop
– The elegant piece is made by Limoun
– It is stationed nearly two feet tall
– It gives a Classic deco look which embodied with aesthetic
– It stands on a white marble base which is smooth and scratch proof.
– Bronze is offered in great shape with no damage
– The bronze statue is kept in the US and can ship it piece to anywhere in the world

Dimensions are in inches:
5 x 14 x 22

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French Bronze Art Deco Figurine Goat Dancer Statue

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French Bronze Art Deco Figurine Goat Dancer Statue

French Bronze Art Deco Figurine Goat Dancer Statue

– This bronze piece depicts feminism in a beautiful manner
– It is a statue of a female dancer flanked by two goats
– It is standing on a black marble base which robust, wobble free and smooth
– The piece is kept in the US but can be ship from that location to all parts of the globe
– It is available in great shape
– It was bought in Les Puces Flea market, Paris

Dimensions are in inches:
8 x 3 x 10

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Classic Art Deco French Bronze Figurine

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Classic Art Deco French Bronze Figurine

Classic Art Deco French Bronze Figurine

A bronze art deco style figurine.
Over a foot tall, the piece looks amazing.
Classic art deco look having symmetry.
The dress looks quite defining of the era.
Mounted on a black marble base.
It has a patina to the bronze.

Dimensions are in inches:
Height x Width x Depth
15 – 6 – 7

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French Art Deco Bronze Sword Girl Dancer Figurine

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French Art Deco Bronze Sword Girl Dancer Figurine

French Art Deco Bronze Sword Girl Dancer Figurine

A French art deco style of a lithe girl with a sword.
This is a bronze casting piece that epitomizes 1920s art deco style.
Purchased at Les Puces flea market, Paris.
Features patina to the bronze finish accented with white streaks.
Available in great condition.
Have a look at our showroom in Hertfordshire, just 25 minutes north of London.
Shipping available across the globe.
Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
22 x 7 x 23

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