Art Deco bronze Spring Dancer by Pierre le Faguays

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Art Deco bronze Spring Dancer by Pierre le Faguays

£2,250.00

Antiques Reference 2199

Art Deco bronze Spring Dancer by Pierre le Faguays

Description

Art deco bronze figure ‘Spring Dancer’ by Pierre Le Faguays . A rare and unusual Art Deco bronze figure of a standing maiden holding a bouquet of gold coloured flowers. The two colour patination enhances the subtle art deco styling of the sculpture. Fine hand finished detail and the subtle greys of the agate base combine together to make this a stunning figure. Signed Le Faguays in the base.

History

Pierre Le Faguays (1892-1962) was born in Nantes, France and became famous for the originality he gave his dancers, many of which were inspired by the statues of Tanagra. He gained a medal of honour for his work in 1927. He was a best friend of Max Le Verrier and the Le Verrier foundry produced many of his pieces. He used 2 pseudonyms as well as his own name and they were Fayral and Guerbe which were the family names of his Mother and his Wife. He was a leading sculptor and his work is frequently praised for its high quality and attention to anatomical accuracy. He also produced designs for Goldscheider in Paris under the “La Stele” label. He worked in several mediums including ivory, bronze, spelter, stone, wood, alabaster and ceramics. He was a good friend of both Marcel Bouraine and Max Le Verrier and indeed the Le Verrier foundry produced many of the Le Faguays statues. All three had studied together at the Beaux Arts in Geneva and remained life-long friends.

Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewellery, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners.

Date c 1925

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Approximate height including base 29 cm

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