This is an eye-catching Art Deco style cast bronze sculpturefrom the last quarter of the20thcentury.
The naked lady holds a platter with a dramatic shawl flowing almost to the ground.
There is no mistaking the quality and unique design of this Art Deco style statuette, which is sure to be treasured by any discerning admirer of fine art.
This high quality hot cast solid bronze was produced using the traditional "lost wax" process, otherwise known as the"cireperdue"method.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 78 x Width 47 x Depth 28 & Weight 17 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 11 inches & Weight 37.5 lbs
Our reference: 06798
Lost Wax Method
sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.
In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.
is an influentialvisual artsdesign style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s.
It is aneclecticstyle that combines traditionalcraftmotifswithMachine Ageimagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, boldgeometricshapes, and lavish ornamentation.
Deco emerged from theInterwar periodwhen rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from theorganicmotifsfavored by its predecessorArt Nouveau.
HistorianBevis Hillierdefined Art Deco as "an assertively modern style...[that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material...[and] the requirements of mass production".
During its heyday Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.
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