Art Deco bronze Ball Dancer by Guiraud Riviere

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Art Deco bronze Ball Dancer by Guiraud Riviere


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French Art Deco Ball Dancer by Maurice Guiraud Riviere



A stunning and rare Art deco silvered bronze figure of a naked female dancer standing on one leg and holding a ball in one hand. This finely cast and detailed hand finished bronze figure is by the well known Art Deco sculptor Maurice Guiraud Riviere and is a very rare piece. The headwear, ball and base are highlighted in gold. It is signed Guiraud Riviere in the bronze and the Foundry Etling Paris is also marked to the side of the bronze base. This piece would be a superb addition to any collection.

A similar figure is shown on page 185 of Art Deco and Other Figures by Bryan Catley


Maurice Guiraud-Riviere (French, 1881 ~ 1947)
Maurice was born in Toulouse the 10 February 1881, he was a painter, draftsman, and sculptor. He was the nephew of the Theodore River, and student of the National School of Fine Arts where he studied under the direction of Antonin Mercie. He exhibited at the Salon of French Artists from 1907, and also at the Salon comedians. He was a sculptor during the Art Deco Period, Many of his works statuettes were made up of bronze or the mixture of both bronze and ivory. Mostly his works were focused on women, sports, aviation or automotive. The majority of his works have been published by the Etling foundry which, founded in 1909, was very active in the edition of Art Deco bronzes and represented many sculptors of this artistic movement. Maurice Guiraud-Rivière is also known for producing car mascots.. His works are included in many major Museum and private collections throughout the world.

Date French c 1925

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Approximate height including the marble base 25 cm

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