13 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 290,500
Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000
DEMETRE H. CHIPARUS (1886-1947)
'Leotard' A Cold-Painted and Patinated Bronze and Ivory Figure, circa 1928**
on onyx and marble base, edited by Les Neveux de J. Lehmann
19 in. (48.3 cm.) high
base marked Chiparus
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
cf. A. Shayo, Chiparus Master of Art Deco, New York, 1999, p. 168, pl. 199.
'Leotard' is an extremely rare figure, of which only one other one is known to exist.
Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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