French Art Deco bronze Panther

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French Art Deco bronze Panther

£1,695.00

Antiques Reference 2228

French Art Deco bronze Panther by Michel Decoux

 

Description

French art deco cold painted bronze figure of a walking panther. A very striking and well modelled Art Deco panther with excellent hand finished detail. Stamped Bronze in the cast and signed Decoux in the original Brazilian Portoro marble base. It is a small size which makes it more useful and practical for modern homes. A stylish Art Deco figure that would add style to any home

History

Michel Decoux (1837-1924) Belgian but worked mainly in France. He was regarded as an animal sculptor. He was best known for making groups of hunting scenes, and specialized in wild animals (elephants, panthers, etc.). Influenced by cubism and part of the art deco movement, he liked to work in bronze,

Art Deco (1920-1930s) is a style of decorative arts which first emerged in France, characterised by its geometric style. Art Deco was the successor to Art Nouveau, and a key differentiator is the influence of cubism associated with iconic artists like Pablo Picasso. Deco influenced architectural design, such as the Chrysler Building in New York, furniture, jewellery, fashion, cars and even domestic objects such as vacuum cleaners. René Jules Lalique is considered one of the key influencers of the art deco movement. After a successful career making jewellery in the art nouveau style, he started to make press-moulded, glass vases in his factory in the Alsace region of France.

Date – c 1920

Condition  Excellent original condition

Dimensions Base 29.5 cm x 9.5 and height including base 12.5 cm

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