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    Sale 12273

    Historical Design

    26 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    DEMETRE CHIPARUS 1886-1947

    'THE SECRET', CIRCA 1925

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    DEMETRE CHIPARUS 1886-1947
    'THE SECRET', CIRCA 1925
    cold-painted and gilt bronze, ivory, onyx base
    21 ½ in. (54.7 cm.) high
    engraved D. H. Chiparus


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    Other examples illustrated:
    B. Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, Woodbridge, 1979, p. 79;
    A. Shayo, Chiparus Master of Art Deco, London, 1999, p. 89, pl. 21.