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Early 20th Century Bronze Sculpture "Dancer of Thyrsus" by Pierre Le Faguays

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"Dancer of Thyrsus" by Pierre Le Faguays An iconic Art Deco cold painted gilt bronze sculpture of a semi-naked dancer holding a Thyrsus staff across her shoulders, heightened with bright enamel colours, raised on a stepped portoro marble base, signed Le Faguays ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Height: 55.5 cm Condition: Excellent Original Condition Circa: 1930 Materials: Cold Painted Bronze and Marble Book Ref: Art Deco & Other Figures by Bryan Catley Page No: 206 SKU: 9039 ABOUT Pierre Le Faguays Pierre Le Faguays (French, 1892 ~ 1962) 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.
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