Art Deco silvered bronze figure of a Bacchante by Pierre Le Faguays

£3,995.00

Antique Reference 2486

Art Deco silvered bronze figure of a Bacchante by Pierre Le Faguays

Description

Description

Art Deco silvered bronze figure of a Bacchante by Pierre Le Faguays. A rare and beautiful figure, she stands on tiptoe holding a bunch of grapes in each hand. Finely cast and hand finished the figure is in excellent original condition and stands on a shaped marble base which is signed P le Faguays. The figure is numbered 229 under one foot. A superb example of Art Deco Sculpture at its best.

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 studied with his friend Max Le Verrier. 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.

Date French c 1925

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Approximate height 40 cm including the base

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