Art Deco Frog Bookends by Frecourt

£695.00

Antiques Reference 2398

Art Deco Frog Bookends by Frecourt

 

Description

Art Deco Frog Bookends by Maurice Frecourt. A pair of Art Deco white metal figural Frogs with original patination sitting on marble bookends. Signed Frecourt. Very well modelled and detailed. Maurice Frécourt was a well known animalier sculptor in France and is famous for his animalier Bookends. A charming pair of 1920’s Art Deco French Bookends that would add style 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. Light wear to the Frogs and small chips to the marble

Dimensions Approx height 10.5 cm length 12 cm and width 8 cm

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