Art Deco Bookends with Bears

£595.00

Antiques Reference 2365

Art Deco Bookends with Bears

Description

Art Deco Bookends with Bears. A pair of Art Deco white metal figural Bears with original patination sitting on marble bookends. Unsigned but well modelled and detailed. A charming pair of 1920’s French Bookends that would add art deco style to any home

History

Art Deco was named after the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris in 1925. It was the  successor to and a reaction against art nouveau. Seen in furniture, pottery, textiles, jewellery, and glass it was also a notable style of cinema and hotel architecture.

Its chief difference from art nouveau is the influence of cubism which gives art deco design generally a more fragmented, geometric character. However, imagery based on plant forms, and sinuous curves remained in some art deco design, for example that of Clarice Cliff. Art deco also varied in its influences, taking inspiration from ancient Egyptian art, Aztec and other ancient Central American art. It also drew on the modern architecture and design of the Bauhaus, and of architects such as Le Corbusier and Mies van de Rohe.

Date French c 1925

Condition Excellent original condition. Light wear to the Bears

Dimensions Approx height 14.5 cm length 13 cm and width 8 cm

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