Art Deco figure of a leaping stag


Antiques Reference 2366

Art Deco figure of a leaping stag



Art Deco patinated spelter figure of a leaping stag on a marble base. Signed in the cast Limousin. Excellent style and detail and a superb example of art deco animalier sculpture. Made in France c 1925. Excellent condition but a small restored old chip to one corner of the marble base


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. Small restored old chip to one corner of the marble base

Dimensions Approx base 55.5 cm x 15 cm and 26 cm tall

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