Art Deco Bookends Pierrot and Columbine

£795.00

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Art Deco Bookends Pierrot and Columbine

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Description

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A pair of Art Deco figural Bookends showing Pierrot and Columbine. Cold painted Spelter figures seated on green marble bases. The figures are well sculpted and cast with lots of character. Unsigned. Excellent style and detail and a superb example of art deco Bookends. Made in France c 1925. Excellent original condition with light wear to the cold painting. A very decorative addition to any décor.

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 with light wear to the cold painting

Dimensions Each Bookend (Max) Approx base 22 cm x 12 cm and 19 cm tall

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