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A BLACK PATINATED BRONZE FIGURE

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A BLACK PATINATED BRONZE FIGURE
CAST FROM THE MODEL BY M.PROST, EDITED BY SUSSE FRES, CIRCA 1930
modelled as a stalking panther with angular features, on a sloping black marble base, base engraved M.Prost and Susse Fres Editeurs Paris (small chips to base)
14 1/2in. (36.5cm.) diam.

Lot Essay

Animal sculpture enjoyed a revival of interest in 1930s. Following the vogue for the exotic, the panther and gazelle were the most popular subjects, although pelicans, polar bears, monkeys and dogs (especially borzoi) were all depicted. Most sculptors portrayed the animals with streamlined and smooth surfaces with stylised, nearly abstract features.
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