16 December 2011
DEMETRE H. CHIPARUS (1886-1947)
'Antinea' A Cold-Painted and Patinated Bronze and Ivory Figure, circa 1928
on marble base
27 in. (68.5 cm.) high
base marked D H Chiparus
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cf. A. Shayo, Chiparus Master of Art Deco, New York, 1999, p. 153, pl. 84
Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture, London, 1992, pp. 46-47.
B. Catley, Art Deco and other figures, Antique Collector's Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1978, p. 97.
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