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Art Deco Silver Plate Bronze Diana the Hunter Dagger Statue

 

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Art Deco Silver Plate Bronze Diana the Hunter Dagger Statue

Art Deco Silver Plate Bronze Diana the Hunter Dagger Statue

– Gorgeous art deco style silver plated bronze casting of Diana the Hunter
– Diana was one of the favourite subjects of the art deco era and this is a great example
– The patina to the silver plate is superb, great finish and very bright
– Good size to this at two feet tall
– Definitely a work of art to grab attention as part of any collection
– Note if you’d like to view in our Herts showroom please contact us first as some of our goods are in storage but we can arrange for it to be ready for a viewing with slight advance warning
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote
– All our measurements are of the widest and tallest dimension
Dimensions are in CM:
Width x Depth x Height

56 x 17 x 61
Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
22 x 7 x 24

Weight Ilbs 12

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Hertfordshire Antiques

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art deco just in Canonbury Antiques

Come and see us in our large gallery to view these art deco pieces and everything else you like. If you like anything you see on the website please let us know and we can arrange a viewing at our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom. We are open on Saturday’s on the weekend and this is one of our most popular days. I guess as our customers are not working and can take time to fully browse and appreciate the Alladin’s Cave that is our showroom! We are open 10am to 5pm on Saturday’s so please let us know if you’d like to come by.

We are only 25 minutes north of London and are conveniently located right near where the A1 meets the M25. We are also accessible via train and the nearest station – Potters Bar – is just 15 minutes north of Kings Cross in central London. There is a minicab firm right outside the station or we can pick you up.

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We also have a large range of classic farmhouse furniture – large oak refectory tables and as before we have various chairs to match includingladderback, spindleback, Windsor chairs and Mary Tudor chairs. Again you can try these out for size and comfort in the Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom beofore making the final purchase.

Other specialities of ours includes art deco furniture of all types, large bronzes and architectural pieces, French and Asian porcelain, French furniture and English antiques. We can ship these goods to any part of the world so let us know if you’d like a shipping quote and we look forward to seeing you soon in leafy Hertfordshire.

Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom

Our main speciality is our range of classic English dining sets – Regency pedestal tablesVictorian dining tables, William IV in both mahogany and walnut. Around these tables we carry a whole range of matching dining chairs – Regency, Trafalgar, Chippendale, Queen Anne chairs to name a few. We can match up the perfect dining set for you to accommodate your tastes so you can try different chairs around different tables. Nothing beats sitting around these antique dining sets in person to try them out for comfort, style and size.

Art Deco Bronzes – The Figural Form

ART DECO FIXATION

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At Canonbury Antiques we are great fans of the art deco era. Though the style took its name from ‘L’Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes‘, held in Paris in 1925 it initially began to emerge during the 1910’s reaching its height during the roaring 1920’s. The art deco aesthetic influenced all creative areas – architecture, typography, fashion, music, paintings, furniture, design and of course the figural form, mainly in the shape of art deco bronzes and statues, which will be our focus.

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(Above: Beauty of Paris by Joe Descomps)

In this piece we will examine the main influences that affected the shaping of the figural form of the time and some of it’s most famous proponents, including Chiparus, Fayral, Max Leverrier, Ferdinand Preiss, Lalique, Colinet, Joe Descomps and a whole host of other artists, a rolecall of the deco greats. We have all manner of art deco bronzes available at Canonbury Antiques , mainly of the female form which was obviously the most favoured subject of the artists.

The 1920s seem to be a time of great social change, technical development and historical advances in science and travel that really influenced the overall look and feel of the time. Here’s some of the main factors:

1920s VERSION OF THE IDEALISED WOMAN

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(Above: Gorgeous Biba – or Clarte – figurine in the form of a lamp. Classic example of the 1920s idealised female form)

Every era has it’s asethetic version of the idealised female form. Whether it be a Rubenesque 1600s version of the more rounded female to the wasted heroin chic waif look popular in the 90s. In the 1920s it seemed like the first stirrings of the fully modern woman were made – female suffrage clearly gave women independence and confidence. Women were granted suffrage (the right to vote) in the United States in 1920 and in Britain in 1918 (although propertied and over 30 was a requirement). Hence, coming in the aftermath of the First World War, the twenties are often looked at through rose tinted glasses as a time of progression and growing freedoms. The 1920s idealised form of the female was all lithe athleticism, perhaps in a skimpy bathing suit. It was almost a hark back to classical antiquity with the degree that youth, beauty and perfect physical proportion were worshipped. It certainly made for some great statues and works of art.

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ERTE

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(Above: The fashion designer Erte extered a massive influence sartorially)

Romain de Tirtoff was a Russian born artist who worked out of France in the 1920s and worked under the pseudonym Erte. Erte was a polymath who worked in jewellery, costume, set design and fashion and had a sweeping influence, particularly on female dress that can be seen in various dresses and fashions of women featured in art deco bronzes. He would have dressed the stars in the silent movies of the time and just a cursory search of his imagery on Google will reveal how big an influence it was.

BALLETS RUSSES

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(Above: Ballet Russe’s influence can really be seen in the works of DH Chiparus)

The Ballets Russes was a travelling ballet company based in Paris who toured the world throughout the twenties. The companies productions created a big sensation and influenced performance art and costumes. It also introduced European and American audiences to designs, motifs and music from Russian folklore. Art deco artists, particularly DH Chiparus were extremely influenced.

AERODYNANISM

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(Above: Streamline Moderne in the architectural medium. If this was in marble could almost be a base to a bronze)

Sleek aerodynanism was a recurrant look and feel to the art deco figural form. This can be seen as a response to the technical advances in travel – by air, car, train and boat – that were enabling mass commercial travel to really grown in the 1920s. In turn the designs of these modes of travel incorporated a streamline look for quicker travel. These advances can really be seen in the architectural works – for eg the Streamline Moderne movement –  of the day which have  fine lines, elegant areoplane-like curves and a clean symmetry.

CUBISM

Cubism is an early Twentieth century art from that emerged in Paris in the early 1900s. It’s leading proponents were Georges Braque and of course Picasso. The impact of Cubism were far-reaching and definitely influenced the art deco bronze figural form, mainly in the way faces were depicted with slightly exaggerated features and clean angular lines. The look often had an almost tribal art feel, again a response to an opening up of the world to other cultures and arts as anthropologists and ethnographers encroached on formerly remote tribes and parts of the world.

EGYTO MANIA

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(Above: Egyptian Dancer statue by Colinet)

In 1922 Howard Carted and George Herberts (5th Earl of Carnarvon, and owner of Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey) discovered Turankhamun’s nearly intact tomb. This led throughout the 1920s to a fascination with all things Egyptican – pharos, pyramids, pharaoh hounds, obelisks etc – as images and photos were brought back from Egypt and manifested itself in the art and design. Again particuarly Chiparus who had a penchant for all manner of Egyptian dancers and belly dancers, a flirtation with the exotic.

THE FLAPPER

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(Above: A right bunch of Flappers! Where’s the champagne and jazz records?)

Tieing in with female emancipation touched on above through universal suffrage, was the emergence of the ‘new breed’ of young Western women called ‘flappers’. The flapper wore short skirts, had bobbed hair, danced to jazz, drank, smoked, had casual sex and generally flouted any social norms they could. They sound like a lot of fun and greatly advanced the cause of liberalism. As such it was a great influence on the art deco bronze figural form.

 

CLOWNS AND ODALISQUES

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(Above: Lovely Odalisque figurine in the form of a lamp)

Clowns – predominantly the Harlequin and Pierrot – seem to be a recurring fixation in the figural form. Clowns have always been a mild obsession in French culture and in the 1920s silent films, clown antics would have been a main source of humour and entertainment. As most of the important figural works and artists came out of Paris we can see the direct causation here.

 

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The odalisque – another 1920s artistic fixation – was a concubine in a Turkish harem. Artistically it emerged as an eroticised genre in which a normally semi nude Eastern woman lies on her side on display for the specator. Maybe it was just another great motif within which to study the female form, preferrably in a partially clothed manner.

DH Chiparus, although now ubiquitous, has to be the most important and iconic sculpturist working out of Paris in the 1920s. Original works of his command figures well into six noughts and are highly sought after and collectable. He really was a man of his times and the whole look and feel of the roaring twenties seem to reach its zenith in his statues and figurines. Here are some of our current favourite Chiparus pieces:

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(Above: Eternal Friends by Chiparus – flapper flanked by two borzoi hound, the ultimate deco dog)

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(Above: Chiparus Fan Dancer statue – Harlequin meets Ballets Russes)

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(Above: Karmona by Chiparus – again Ballets Russe meets Egypt)

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Art Deco Bronze Lamp Biba Figurine Offrande Table Light

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Art Deco Bronze Lamp Biba Figurine Offrande Table Light

Art Deco Bronze Lamp Biba Figurine Offrande Table Light

– Simply stunning art deco style bronze lamp
– Consists of two 1920s biba figurines holding aloft the frosted glass shade
– This is based in Los Angeles, USA where we will ship from, please get in touch for a shipping quote
– This is quite simply my favourite ever art deco bronze lamp, something about it just epitomises the 1920s style and elegance
– Each female is the classic version of the ideal 1920s woman, all lithe athleticism and erotic beauty
– Ready to be the talking point to any home interiors scheme or collection
– The patina to the silver bronze is superb complemented by the black of the smooth and chip free marble base
– Fully working, as you can see it omits a lovely mellow and atmoshperic glow from the dome like glass shade
– Bought from a dealer at Les Puces flea market in Paris this is based on the classic Offrande work

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French Art Deco Bronze Figurine Side Table Marble Top

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French Art Deco Bronze Figurine Side Table Marble Top

French Art Deco Bronze Figurine Side Table Marble Top

– Stunning and unique French art deco bronze style side table
– Main structure of table is a the silver bronze cast support with two ladies picking grapes
– Such a lovely casting, the patina is superb and it makes for such an eye catching work of art
– Design somehow manages to capture the very essence of the 1920s style and elegance
– The base and top are hewn from solid black marble which is smooth and chip free
– These will definitely hog attention in any interiors scheme
– We do have two of these if you are looking for a pair – please let us know
– This is based in Los Angeles, USA where we will ship from, please get in touch for a shipping quote
– Bought from a dealer at Les Puces flea market in Paris

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Pair Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds Dog Greyhound Mahogany Base

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Pair Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds Dog Greyhound Mahogany Base

Pair Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds Dog Greyhound Mahogany Base

– Stunning pair of French Bronze art deco style greyhounds
– Stands on polished mahogany base adding to the elegance
– Classic deco look to these lithe and aerodynamic dogs
– Bought from a dealer at March Biron in Paris
– Wonderful patina to the bronze, great collectors piece
– Come view in our North London / Herts antiques showroom, please get in touch for an appointment
– Offered in great shape with no signs of damage and ready for home use right away
– Please let us know if you have any other questions

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French Bronze Art Deco Nude Female Statue Erotic Art

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French Bronze Art Deco Nude Female Statue Erotic Art

French Bronze Art Deco Nude Female Statue Erotic Art

– Gorgeous French art deco style bronze statue of a female nude
– Elegant and sexy piece, ready to hog the limelight in any room or boudoir
– Bought from a dealer at Les Puces flea market in Paris
– Classic art deco design, clean and minimal
– Come view in our North London / Herts antiques showroom, please get in touch for an appointment
– Offered in great shape with no signs of damage and ready for home use right away
– Please let us know if you have any other questions

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Pair Art Deco Bronze Greyhound Dogs Greyhounds

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Pair Art Deco Bronze Greyhound Dogs Greyhounds

Pair Art Deco Bronze Greyhound Dogs Greyhounds

– Stunning pair of art deco style bronze greyhounds
– Perfect left and right with gorgeous patina to the bronze
– Stand in at three feet tall so large pair
– Great for an entrance hall or as gatekeepers
– Bought at Les Puces flea market in Paris
– Please come and view in our Hertfordshire showroom, please get in touch for an appointment
– Offered in great condition, ready for home use and display right away
– We will ship to anywhere in the world – please get in touch for a shipping quote
– Any other questions, please let us know

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