London, South Kensington
28 October 2014
DEMETRE CHIPARUS (1886-1947)
'TANGO', CIRCA 1925
cold-painted and gilt-bronze, and ivory, on onyx base
24 ½ in. (62.2 cm.) high
base signed Chiparus, reverse incised Made in France, right foot stamped Made in France, 6
Christie's New York, An Important Collection of Art Deco Sculpture, 27 May 1982, lot 5.
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Similar examples illustrated:
V. Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture, London, 1992, p. 22;
A. Shayo, Chiparus Master of Art Deco, New York, 1993, p. 85.
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