PIERRE LE FAGUAYS – Danseuse au Thyrse/Danseuse au Baton Fleuri – Le Grand Modèl

PIERRE LE FAGUAYS – Danseuse au Thyrse/Danseuse au Baton Fleuri – Le Grand Modèl

SKU: 1232

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Iconic Art Deco fine and elegant bronze sculpture of a semi-nude danseuse holding a Thyrse of Baton Fleuri. A Thyrse is a type of inflorescence in which the main axis grows indeterminately, and the subaxes (branches) have determinate growth. Designed by Pierre Le Faguays (1892-1962), very important Art Deco artist known for the originality he gave to this dancing subjects and attributed the medal of honour in 1927. This “Grand Modèle” in full cold-painted bronze was the top, exceptional edition. This bronze is documentated in among others following books: Bryan Catley - Art Déco and other Figures - Editions Antique Collectors' Club, England, 1978 page 206 and Alastair Duncan - Art Deco Sculpture – Thames & Hudson – page 181

 

  • PRODUCT INFO

    Full bronze statue with cold-painted golden-brown patina and polychromie: gold + red for the flowers on the thyrse, hair and skirt. Triple stepped Portoro marble base. Very rare in that combination and size. This special type of bronze is made using a cold-working technique to create highly desirable pieces. This bronze was designed directly by the artist who would shape the casting moulds for further reproduction. A single bronze figure was often cast in separate sections using a method known as sand casting and then welded together and handed over to the painters. This labour intensive process required highly skilled craftsmanship. Cold-painting relates to the surface finish, a key element in this type of bronze, and it can involve several processes which take place after the casting is complete. Work on the surface of cast bronzes gives texture and sharpens surface details. Several layers of heavy lead based paint are then applied to the bronze. The standard of painting is of great importance and determines the quality of the final piece. This statue existed in 3 measures: 19, 28 or 56 cm and was founded in full bronze or metal art. This “Grand Modèle” in full cold-painted bronze was the top, exceptional edition. This bronze is documentated in among others following books: Bryan Catley - Art Déco and other Figures - Editions Antique Collectors' Club, England, 1978 page 206 and Alastair Duncan - Art Deco Sculpture – Thames & Hudson – page 181

  • SIGNATURE/MARKS:

    Signed Le Faguays on the base.

  • DATE:

    c. 1925

  • MATERIAL:

    Bronze on Portoro marble

  • ORIGIN:

    France

  • SIZE:

    56 cm high on 51 cm wide/ 22,04 -inch-high on 20,78 inch wide

  • WEIGHT:

    12,7 kg – 27,9 lb

  • CONDITION:

    MINT

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