Art Deco Dancer with Thrysus Pierre le Faguays

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Art Deco Dancer with Thrysus Pierre le Faguays

£13,950.00

Antique Reference 2193

Dancer with Thrysus by Pierre le Faguays

Description

Dancer with Thrysus by Pierre Le Faguays, a cold painted, gilt bronze sculpture. Depicting a bare breasted maiden in active dance pose holding aloft a thyrsus (a staff covered, or tipped in ornamentation carried by Bacchus and his followers). Set onto a stepped marble plinth. Signed Le Faguays to the stepped marble base. This is a beautiful figure in excellent original condition. Very finely hand finished and with exceptionally fine detail. This is the largest version of this figure at 56 cm tall. A stunning piece

History

Pierre Le Faguays 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 56cm width 51 cm depth 10 cm

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