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    Sale 7578

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 40

    DEMETRE CHIPARUS

    BALLETS RUSSES RARE FIGURAL GROUP, CIRCA 1925

    Price Realised  

    DEMETRE CHIPARUS
    BALLETS RUSSES RARE FIGURAL GROUP, CIRCA 1925
    patinated bronze, ivory, on marble plinth
    23¾ in. (60.4 cm.) high
    signed on the marble D.H.Chiparus


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    This sculpture with two figures is believed to be the only example in this configuration, which otherwise appears with a single figure or as a triple group.

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    Literature

    Alberto Shayo, Chiparus, Master of Art Deco, New York, 1993, pl. 141 (sculpture illustrated).