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    Sale 2100

    An Important Private Collection of French Bronze and Ivory Figures

    13 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    DEMETRE H. CHIPARUS (1886-1947)

    'FRIENDS FOREVER' A PATINATED AND COLD-PAINTED BRONZE AND IVORY GROUP, CIRCA 1928**

    Price Realised  

    DEMETRE H. CHIPARUS (1886-1947)
    'Friends Forever' A Patinated and Cold-Painted Bronze and Ivory Group, circa 1928**
    on onyx base, edited by Les Neveux de J. Lehmann
    24¾ in. (62.8 cm.) high
    base signed Chiparus and Made in France, the bronze marked Made in France 86, metal plaque to base Friends Forever Demetre Chiparus


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    cf. A. Shayo, Chiparus Master of Art Deco, New York, 1999, p. 81, pl. 13.
    V. Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture, London, 1992, p. 66.
    B. Catley, Art Deco and other figures, Antique Collector's Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1978, p. 73.

    'Friends Forever' was designed by Chiparus in three different sizes, the present model being the largest.

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