Art Deco bronze Dancer by Stefan Dakon

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Art Deco bronze Dancer by Stefan Dakon

£1,150.00

Antiques Reference 2288

Art Deco bronze Dancer by Stefan Dakon

 

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Description

Art Deco bronze Dancer by Stefan Dakon. A charming patinated bronze figure, full of movement and style this female nude stands on her tiptoes with arms raised above her head in a stylish pose. Signed in the bronze base Dakon and standing on an onyx base. Finely detailed and sculpted this delightful piece is a very stylish addition to  any collection.

History

Stefan Dakon 1904 – 1992 – Stefan Dakon was born in Vienna 14th Nov 1904 and was a freelance sculptor and ceramist, famous mainly for his sculptural work in the production of deco female dancers. His work was very similar to that of Lorenzl and at one time it was believed that Dakon and Lorenzl were one and the same artist, we now know otherwise. It is however well known that they worked together at Goldscheider. After finishing school, he attended a school for sculptors and then served an apprenticeship at the bronze foundry in the Vienna Arsenal. Whilst there he made the acquaintance of Josef Lorenzl who later became a fellow colleague at Goldscheider in Vienna. It was on Lorenzl’s recommendation that Dakon was employed by Goldscheider in 1924 as a freelance designer. He took up military service in Finland and Norway during the second world war and was interned as a prisoner. On his return to Austria he took up where he had left off and did similar works for the American Goldscheider Corporation in Trenton, New Jersey and also worked for Adolf Prischl and William Goebel. From 1945 he also worked for Keramos Wiener Kunstkeramik, who produced ceramics and porcelain items. Dakon’s work is now highly sought after by collectors world wide and he is considered to have been a prolific and versatile artist. His work is of exceptional quality and he is not only famous for his statuary work but he was undoubtedly one of the most important designers of ceramic wall masks and figurines

Date c 1925

Condition Excellent original condition. A couple of small marks to the onyx base

Dimensions Approximate height 21.5 cm including onyx base.

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