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    Sale 5366

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    23 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 475

    A CONTINENTAL POLYCHROME SPELTER FIGURE OF AN ARAB MAIDEN

    AFTER ARTHUR WAAGEN (D.1898), LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A CONTINENTAL POLYCHROME SPELTER FIGURE OF AN ARAB MAIDEN
    AFTER ARTHUR WAAGEN (D.1898), LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Modelled resting on a twin-handled jardiniere, inscribed 'Waagen'
    33 in. (84 cm.) high


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    Born in the Baltic port of Memel, East Prussia (now Klaipeda, Lithuania), Arthur Waagen pursued his career as a sculptor in Paris, where he was inspired by the fashion for the oriental. He was renowned for his fine and realistic modelling, and produced a series of groups with a North African flavour, exhibiting at the Salon from 1869 to 1887.

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