Art Nouveau gilt bronze The Magic Links by Claire Colinet

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Art Nouveau gilt bronze The Magic Links by Claire Colinet


Antique Reference 1912

Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze figure The Magic Links By Claire Colinet



Claire Jeanne Roberte Colinet  – A beautiful Art Deco gilt bronze figure ‘The magic Rings’. A very finely cast figure of a female nude dancer holding a series of rings. Signed to bronze and with foundry seal. Marble base. French c 1920. A charming piece. Excellent original condition. Approx height 26 cm inc base


Claire Jeanne Roberte Colinet (1880–1950) was French sculptor of Belgian birth who worked during the early-to-mid 20th century. The subject matter of her best known work was primarily Art Deco female dancers. Colinet was a frequent exhibitor at the Salon des Artistes Francais and Salon des Independents art exhibitions in Paris. Her sculptures, most of which depicted beautifully figured, energized, and dramatic female forms, were exhibited at the Paris Salon for nearly 30 years.

Colinet was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1880. Little is known about her life other than the artwork she produced during a successful career that spanned more than 40 years. As a woman, she was in the minority in her chosen field of sculpture during the era in which she worked and lived. In 1910 – Colinet moved to Paris, France, where she studied sculpture under the watchful eye of Jef Lambeaux and exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1913 and became a permanent member of the organization in 1929. From 1937 to 1940, she exhibited at the Salon des Independents in Paris and joined the Union of Women Painters and Sculptors. A number of her female dancer pieces were influenced by a revival of the Orientalism movement which had been popular in Europe from about 1860 to 1880. Her preferred casting material was bronze; however, a number of her most distinguished sculptures are chryselephantine -a combination of both bronze and ivory. Colinet died in Asnières-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, France, in 1950.

Date c 1920

Condition Excellent original condition

Dimensions Approx height 26 cm inc base

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