Stella Art Deco bronze sculpture by Maurice Guiraud Riviere


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Stella Art Deco bronze sculpture by Maurice Guiraud Riviere


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Stella – Maurice Guiraud Riviere – Art Deco silvered bronze figure of a standing naked female beauty holding a marble globe in one hand and with the other arm stretched out. A beautiful and very finely detailed figure that is a rare example of this highly sought after Sculptor’s work. This stunning figure stands on a six pointed star and has a feathered turban with a small star to the front. Signed in the bronze star with the Etling Paris Foundry mark she stands on a portoro marble base. An iconic Art deco sculpture

A similar figure is shown in Art Deco and other figures by Bryan Catley page185


Born in Toulouse in 1881, Maurice Guiraud-Rivière (1881-1947) was an eminent French sculptor and designer of the Art Deco period whose worked primarily in bronze. The Nephew of the sculptor Théodore Rivière, he was a pupil of the National School of Fine Arts where he studied under the direction of Antonin Mercié, who was his uncle’s own master. He was trained in modern design techniques and methods by Antonin .

Upon completing his studies, he rapidly gained recognition in France as a leading visionary of the Art Deco period. He used an extensive range of media, typically working as a painter, draftsman, and sculptor. He exhibited at the Salon of French Artists from as early as 1907, at the Salon des Beaux Arts in 1911. Furthermore he was awarded an Honourable Mention in 1914. His work was part of the sculpture event in the art competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics Many of his figures were made up of bronze or the mixture of both bronze and ivory. In 1937 he exhibited a new series of sculptures and medallions at the International Exhibition in Paris to much acclaim.The majority of his works were published by the Parisian bronze foundry Etling who cast his works for over 30 years. Founded in 1909 Etling was very involved with the other leading sculptors of the Art Deco period and represented many of the leading sculptors of the time. Mostly his works were focused on women, sports, aviation or automotive, all subjects that typified the Art Deco period known for its passion for speed dynamism and the excitement the new machine era brought with it.

Date c 1925

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Approximate height 28 cm

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