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Art Deco Cold Painted Bronze Figure 'Sonny Boy' by Ferdinand Preiss

$9,734.13

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An excellent early 20th century Art Deco cold painted bronze figure of a young boy in shorts holding a book under his arm with his hands in his pockets. The bronze has excellent cold painted metallic enamel color and is raised on a rectangular shaped green onyx base and signed F Preiss. This is the large version of this popular and sought after subject Romanian by birth, Chiparus worked entirely in Paris, first exhibiting in the Salon of 1914. He is best known for his figures or exotic dancer made of carved ivory and highly worked bronze. The subjects of these chryselephantine works were taken from popular personalities of the day, from contemporary theatre characters and the Orientalist zeitgeist in Paris in the interwar years, as exemplified by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russe. Chiparus’s early figures, those on a relatively simple bases, were primarily cast by Etling, a Paris foundry the retailer of contemporary French decorative arts in the 1920s and 1930s. The later pieces were made by the Les Neveux de J Lehmann foundry which specialised in making the more elaborate marble and onyx plinths like the one on this figure Antinea.

Details

  • Creator
    Demetre Chiparus (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.42 in. (29 cm)Width: 6.7 in. (17 cm)Depth: 0 in. (0.01 mm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastBronze
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1925
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent Original Condition Please note that our items are genuine antiques with considerable age. It is therefore normal that they will show some signs of wear and handling to the surface.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SKU 83651stDibs: LU3216322545492

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    $105.04 White Glove Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

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