13 June 2008,
Price realised USD 194,500
USD 200,000 - USD 300,000
DEMETRE H. CHIPARUS (1886-1947)
'Ballets Russes' A Patinated Bronze and Ivory Figural Group, circa 1925**
on marble base, edited by Etling
24 in. (61 cm.) high
base marked DH Chiparus and Etling Paris
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. 16, p. 142, pl. 73.
B. Catley, Art Deco and other figures, Antique Collector's Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1978, p. 88.
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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