London, South Kensington
28 October 2014
DEMETRE CHIPARUS (1886-1947)
'FAN DANCER', CIRCA 1925
cold-painted, patinated and gilt-bronze, and ivory, on an onyx and marble base
22 ¼ in. (57 cm.) high; 24 ½ in. (62.2 cm.) wide
base signed Chiparus, with Les Neveux de J Lehmann foundry seal to underside
Christie's New York, An Important Collection of Art Deco Sculpture, 27 May 1982, lot 4.
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Similar examples illustrated:
A. Shayo, Chiparus, Master of Art Deco, New York, 1993, p. 150;
M. Okroyan, Sculpture: From Root to Flourishing, Vol. II, Moscow, 2011, p. 279.
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