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    Sale 7716

    20th Century Decorative Art and Design

    7 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 91

    DEMETRE CHIPARUS (1886-1947)

    LÉOTARD DANCER, CIRCA 1928

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    DEMETRE CHIPARUS (1886-1947)
    LÉOTARD DANCER, CIRCA 1928
    gilt and silvered-bronze, ivory, brown onyx and red marble
    19¾ in. (50 cm.) high; 24 in. (61 cm.) wide
    impressed mark to bronze MADE IN FRANCE 1 engraved mark to plinth Chiparus and Made in France


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    Léotard Dancer is a rare figure with only two others known to exist. The only other example with a discus was sold Christie's New York, An Important Collection of French Bronze and Ivory Figures, June 13th 2008, for $290,500. This lot numbered 1 may have been the first to be executed.

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    Literature

    Alberto Shayo, Chiparus Master of Art Deco, New York, 1999, p. 168, pl. 199 (similar example illustrated)