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    Sale 12273

    Historical Design

    26 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 75

    DEMETRE CHIPARUS 1886-1947

    'STARFISH', CIRCA 1925

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    DEMETRE CHIPARUS 1886-1947
    'STARFISH', CIRCA 1925
    silvered and cold-painted bronze, ivory, onyx and marble base
    29 ½ in. (74.8 cm.) high
    engraved D. H. Chiparus

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    Other examples illustrated:
    V. Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture, London, 1992, p. 54;
    A. Shayo, Chiparus, Master of Art Deco, New York, 1993, p. 152;
    B. Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, Woodbridge, 2003, p.71.