Pierre Le Faguays Art Deco silvered bronze figure Apres le bain


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Pierre Le Faguays Art Deco silvered bronze figure Apres le bain




Art Deco silvered bronze figure of a standing female nude beauty holding a small, draped fabric by the renowned Art Deco Sculptor Pierre Le Faguays. Very finely detailed and sculpted, this rare figure stands on a stepped marble base and is signed Le Faguays to the marble. A superb example of Art Deco sculpture and is in excellent original condition


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 c 1925

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Approximate height 23 cm

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