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French 19th Century Polychromed Life-Size Figure of a Geisha, Charles Massé

$34,950

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A fine French 19th century Polychromed Japonisme life-size cast-metal figure of a standing Geisha, cast after a model by Charles Massé (French, 1855-1913). The standing Japanese beauty wearing a flowing Kimono with both hands raised, holding a palm leaf as a fan and a scroll, her head tilted slightly to the side, standing on a circular faux-marble base. Signed on back: 'Ch Massé, Sculp', Paris, circa 1880. Literature: E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, Gründ, 1999, vol. VII, p. 243 Measures: Height 62 1/2 inches (158.8 cm) Width 29 5/8 inches (75.3 cm) Depth 23 inches (58.4 cm).

Details

  • Creator
    Charles Masse (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 62.50 in. (158.75 cm)Width: 29.63 in. (75.27 cm)Depth: 23 in. (58.42 cm)
  • Style
    Japonisme (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Metal,Wood,Faux Bois,Polychromed
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. A truly beautiful sculpture in overall very good condition for its age. Some minor wear, age scratches, dents, touch-ups and restorations. A very decorative piece. Please view all images for an accurate condition report.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref.: A2393 1stDibs: LU1796214248321

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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